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APPLY HERE:  Thomas College - TRIO Student Support Services Specialist (


U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Thomas College as a top college in Maine for social mobility. Our clear career focus and one-of-a-kind Guaranteed Job Program™ makes it possible to advance faster in the arts and sciences, business, and education. Earn an undergraduate degree in three years and then choose from a variety of in-person or online graduate degree programs that can be completed in one-year or two. Located in Waterville, Maine, Thomas College is your pathway to a promising future, guaranteed. Learn more at  

Thomas College seeks a dedicated, motivated professional to serve as TRIO Specialist in the College’s federally-funded TRIO SSS program. Responsibilities include delivering one-on-one student support for academic, social and financial challenges and goals; managing individualized success plans for designated students; serving as student ombudsperson with other campus offices as needed; recruiting and onboarding new TRIO SSS participants; and supporting project activities for TRIO SSS intensive courses; and supporting other program events and activities.

Bachelor’s degree required in education, psychology or related field. Experience with direct student services. Evidence of working knowledge of best practices in student support is required. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills are also required. Experience with SSS or closely related program is preferred. Success in overcoming the barriers faced by TRIO SSS-eligible students is preferred.

This is an 11-month, full-time position. Some evening and weekend hours required. Salary is contingent on grant funding with position currently funded through August 31, 2025. 

Thomas offers a competitive benefits package to include:

Medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, 6% 403(b) matching plan, paid vacation, paid sick leave, thirteen paid holidays, on-site gym, meal discounts and free tuition for employees, spouse and dependent children.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and names of three professional references.  Please include an email address on your application materials. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


The Student Support Services (SSS) Programs is a US Department of Education outreach and student services program designed to identify and provide services for disadvantaged low-income college students, first-generation college students, and college students with disabilities in the United States. The purpose of TRIO SSS is to increase the number of SSS-eligible students who successfully complete a program of study at the postsecondary level.

Award Number: P042A200521

Thomas College is an equal opportunity employer.

Thomas College's mission is to prepare students for success in their personal and professional lives, and for leadership and service in their communities.


APPLY HERE:  Thomas College - TRIO Student Support Services Specialist (