University of Maine at Augusta TRIO Student Support Specialist (Temporary Position) in Augusta, Maine

Position Title:

TRIO Student Support Specialist (Temporary Position)


UMA Augusta


TRIO Programs - ACNRS

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Work Schedule:

This is a part-time, twenty-hour-per-week position.


Augusta, ME

Statement of Job:

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.

The University of Maine at Augusta is seeking applicants for the position of TRIO Student Support Specialist. This position provides supervision of peer coaches and tutors, supports the work of the program coordinator, and gives direct service to students in accordance with the Federal TRIO SSS grant contract.

This is a soft money funded position that relies upon the continuation of the Federal TRIO SSS grant contract between the United States Department of Education and the University of Maine at Augusta. The position is available beginning in January until May, 2019. Appointment is for one semester at a time, but may be continued if appropriate. Appointment will end at the close of each semester. Continuation determined upon successful evaluation and the needs of the University.

Work Schedule: This is a part-time, twenty-hour-per-week temporary position.

Wage: $13.50 per hour.



  • Relevant Bachelor's degree.

  • Competency in providing student guidance.

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Computer literacy, including familiarity with spreadsheets and databases.

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and to prioritize.

  • Strong organizational and record keeping skills.

  • Experienced providing direct student service in higher education.

  • Relevant experience in working with first-generation College students, individuals with low income, and/or individuals with disabilities.

Other Information:

Applicants must complete an online application and submit a cover letter and resume at Materials must be submitted via "Apply for Position." You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application,upload a cover letter which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications, a resume/curriculum vitae and 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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable applicant pool is identified. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

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 person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754 or at 207.581.1226.



Required Documents:

Contact Information for Professional References, Cover Letter, Resume/CV