College Success Counselor I, TRIO program

Website University of Maine at Augusta

UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background

Do you want to be part of a team that provides a sense of community and empowers students to achieve their educational goals? If so, this may be the perfect job for you!

TRIO Scholars is a student support service that is funded by a federal grant to serve students who are the first in their families to earn a bachelor’s degree, meet Federal income guidelines or have a documented disability. The TRIO department amplifies and intensifies many services found on campus and focuses specifically on helping students navigate all of the aspects of college. To learn more about the UMA TRIO program, please visit our website.

The University of Maine at Augusta and the TRIO department are seeking applicants for the full-time position of College Success Counselor I on our Augusta campus. This position will work with the Director and other TRIO staff to provide direct service and support to students through academic, career and college planning, and degree completion services in order to achieve standardized program goals and objectives in accordance with the grant.

Complete Job Description

This is a soft money-funded position. The continuation of the position is contingent upon funding external to the University and University needs.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, evenings and weekends as necessary.

 The hiring salary range for this position is in the high 30 to low 40s and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Benefits: The University provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: holidays, vacation, and sick time; health dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long-term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employees (free) and their eligible dependents (discounted); a 403(b) retirement plan with a 10% university contribution, and more. View our Benefits Information Summary to learn more.

About the University:

UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs.

UMA is the third-largest public university in Maine.  In addition to its main campus in the state’s capital, UMA also serves students at its campus in Bangor (UMA Bangor) and through UMA Centers around the state. With its multiple locations and long-term expertise in online and distance learning, UMA is generally considered the university of choice for Mainers of all ages who want to attend college without uprooting their lives.

Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with the UMS COVID protocols which currently include but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing. Further information can be found on our Together for Maine site.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience
    Competency in providing student guidance
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Computer literacy, including familiarity with spreadsheets and databases
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize
  • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Human Services, Education, Student Personnel Administration, Social Work or other related fields, or some graduate work
  • Experience providing direct student service in higher education
  • Relevant experience with working with first-generation college students, individuals with low income, and/or individuals with disabilities

Materials must be submitted via “Apply for Position” below. You will need to create an applicant profile and upload:

  • a cover letter that fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications
  • a resume/curriculum vitae
  • contact information for three professional references.

You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa Sponsorship support. 

Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2022. Materials received after December 15, 2022, will be considered at the discretion of the university.

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.

The University of Maine at Augusta is an EEO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:  Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 Boudreau Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754 or at 207.581.1226.

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