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TRIO SSS Program Advisor

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Work type: Administrative (Full Time)
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Student Development/Residence Life, Academic Advising/Academic Support, Other

Job Title: TRIO SSS Program Advisor

Reporting Relationship: Director of the TRIO SSS Program

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Center for Student Success

Campus Location: Barnes Student Center

Summary of Position:    The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to serve 160 IWU undergraduate students that are either low-income, first generation, or have a disability. The person in this position is primarily tasked with the mentoring, academic support, emotional support, and progress monitoring of a portion of the participants. The person in this position must be an evangelical Christian committed to the Lordship of Christ—this means having a Biblical worldview and involves transformation in every area of one’s lifestyle. (S)he needs to have strong character formed by the regular practice of Christian spiritual disciplines. At IWU we are committed to disciple-making – to influencing each other to become more like Jesus in every area of life. Disciple-making leaders are Kingdom seekers committed to Christ, compassionate friends committed to their peers, and world changers committed to the broken world around them.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet weekly with students in the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program for academic skill building and to assess, document and monitor academic progress
  • Meet required and permissible TRIO services by providing:
    • advice and assistance in post-secondary course selection
    • education and counseling to improve financial and economic literacy
    • information in applying for federal student aid, including referrals to the Financial Aid office
    • assistance in completing and applying for federal student aid
    • assistance in applying for admission to graduate school
    • skills necessary for academic success (i.e. time management, study skills, etc.)
    • career assessment and decision-making, including referrals to Center for Life Calling and Leadership
    • assistance to TRIO students with disabilities, including referrals to the Disability Services Director
  • Assist other TRIO staff members with development and planning of weekly academic and financial workshops
  • Lead workshops twice weekly
  • Aid in Inventory Management
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the TRIO SSS Program Director

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Master’s Degree Required


  • Prior work with college undergraduate students is preferred

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of services which support students for academic and transition to college achievement
  • Strong computer skills (experience in Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook)
  • Dependable; punctual
  • Attentive to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrate respect for all individuals and have positive attitude toward capacity of at-risk students to succeed in post-secondary education

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.


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