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Director of Student Support Services

Utah Tech University
Job Location:
Student Affairs and Services
Salary: $65,000.00 - $70,000.00 Annually

Location: St. George 84770, UT

Job Type: Full-Time Staff

Job Number: 25PRO981-1

Division: Academic Affairs

Department: Student Support Services

Opening Date: 04/03/2024

Closing Date
4/16/2024 11:59 PM Mountain

Position Announcement

Administers the TRiO-Student Support Services program. Contacts, interviews, tests, counsels, and tracks students who are admitted to the Student Support Services (SSS) program. Additional information about the program can be found online at

  • Administers the SSS program at Utah Tech University. Including the hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation all SSS staff. 
  • Administers the SSS grant, including the annual performance report, developing and managing the budget, and grant compliance.
  • Responsible for writing and submitting the SSS grant every five years, next cycle year 2024-2025 with new grant to begin academic year 2025-2026.
  • Responsible for providing all support services to program participants, including, recruitment of students, orientation, advisement, financial literacy, and connecting program participants to campus resources. 
  • Monitors student performance and progress toward degree completion and enters student contact in Blumen.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Master's degree required.
  • At least five years' experience with technical, professional or grant writing, experience with TRiO grants preferred.
  • At least five years' experience working with students in higher education, including an understanding of admissions procedures, degree attainment, and best practices for student success required.
  • Experience supervising others and managing programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, campus stakeholders and to collaborate with campus partners to accomplish program objectives.
  • Familiarity with federal regulations preferred.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of $65,000-$70,000 depending on qualifications & experience. Desired start date of June 2024. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See under "Benefits Summary" for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins April 17, 2024Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.  

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah, approximately 120 miles north of Las Vegas. The area is renowned for its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. Click here to learn more about the University.

 Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 250 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action within its employment programs and activities. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.
 The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or the University's non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury -, HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Jennifer Larimore -, 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office,, 303-844-5695.
The University provides key institutional information regarding Academics, Campus Safety, Student Services, Employment Laws, and other requirements per the Higher Education Act and other consumer information requirements to prospective students, students, UT employees, and prospective employees online at and
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.


Click here to visit to learn more about the wonderful benefits available to you as a Utah Tech employee!

Highlights from Utah Tech's benefits package include:
  • 14.2% retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Regular undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Utah Tech;
  • Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.
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