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 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; supporting project activities for the May intensive course; supervising SSS Student Assistants; and leading or participating in other program events and activities.

Experience with direct student services is required. Experience with SSS or closely related program is preferred. Ability to identify with SSS-populations a plus. Evidence of working knowledge of best practices in student support required. Strong interpersonal skills and computer skills are also required. Some evening and weekend hours required. Bachelor’s degree required.

This is a 12-month, full-time position.  Some evening and weekends required. Salary is contingent on grant funding with position currently funded through August 31, 2025. Thomas College offers a competitive benefits package.

Priority review will begin on October 1, 2020.

Submit electronic or hard copy letter of interest, vita or resume, including contact information for at least three professional references, to

Debbie Cunningham

Vice President of Student Success

Thomas College

180 West River Road

Waterville, ME 04901


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Thomas College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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