Ithaca, NY
Apr 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Information

Vacancy ID S2089 Job Title HEOP & CSTEP PROGRAMS COUNSELOR Department State Grants Office (CSTEP and HEOP) School/Parent Organization Provost and Educational Affairs Parent Org Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Anticipated start date 06/01/2017 If temporary, expected end date Hours per week 37.5 Weeks Per Year 52 Normal Start Time 8:30 AM Normal End Time 5:00 PM Position/Job Summary
Develop and implement activities, programs, and services for students eligible for the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), and the Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program (CSTEM). Assist in implementing services and activities to improve student achievement, retention, and graduation. Assist with HEOP and CSTEP activities for the Summer Institute. Assist in monitoring and reconciling program budgets and preparation of reports for New York State.
Position/Job Responsibilities
1. Deliver programs and activities to students enrolled in the HEOP, CSTEP and CSTEM programs. Produce and disseminate literature promoting opportunities for HEOP, CSTEP and CSTEM participants; assist in maintaining a web page advertising HEOP, CSTEP and CSTEM activities and services and utilize creative/interactive technology such as Facebook.

2. Provide regular intrusive one-on-one academic, personal and career counseling to HEOP, CSTEP and CSTEM participants. Work with students to develop long-term goals and strategies to achieve academic success. Consult with the Office of State Grants team regarding intervention strategies for struggling students. Consult with and make referrals to: Academic Advising Center, Tutoring Services, Student Financial Services, faculty advisors, Career Services, Student Accessibility Services (SAS), and the Office of Counseling and Wellness, as examples; document records of service for program students, as applicable and appropriate.

3. Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

4. Assist with the selection of prospective HEOP participants by conducting interviews, presenting to Admissions groups and traveling to recruitment events.

5. Develop and implement appropriate interventions for HEOP, CSTEP and CSTEM participants such as academic workshops, personal and professional seminars, faculty/professional mentoring, community service activities, and travel to conferences; collaborate with the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs, Career Services, Alumni Relations and the various schools regarding effective delivery of student development opportunities. Make all provisions for student travel. Accompany students as warranted.

6. As requested, assist with updating and monitoring program budgets. Collect, organize and analyze data on current HEOP, CSTEP and CSTEM participants and program graduates and produce semi-annual reports. A strong ability to meet all deadlines for the submission of all reports is required. Consult and collaborate with Alumni Relations methods for tracking and communicating annually with program graduates.

7. Assist with the Summer Institute in the following capacities: planning, team building activities participation, counseling, course planning and instruction. Remain flexible as evening, weekend and/or holiday participation may be required.

8. As requested, meet with Summer Institute faculty to clarify goals of the HEOP program and review pretest and posttest results for math and writing courses, in addition to other SI courses. Discuss student progress with Summer Institute staff and faculty. Conduct one-on-one advising appointments and to monitor and support participants.

9. Participate in the Summer Institute assessment process. Responsible for monitoring academic progress and appropriateness of participants' fall schedule.

10. As requested, assist in the direction and guidance for the Summer Institute residential staff.

11. Identify and ensure regular participation in professional development activities.

12. Remain current on relevant literature related to student development research and effective interventions for retention and graduation of historically underrepresented and academically underprepared students in higher education.
Position/Job Qualifications
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in a higher education/student services environment; considerable experience working with a diverse student population in a counseling or academic advising role; knowledge and understanding of the mission, goals and objectives of higher education opportunity programs; strong written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment, and the ability to represent the College to prospective students, families and public constituencies; a valid New York state driver's license and driving record acceptable to the College are required. Experience working with state and/or federal grant reporting, ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and/or weekend hours, strong ability to follow guidelines and meet strict deadlines, and a master's degree is strongly preferred.
EEO Statement
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume and cover letter. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.
Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position Department description College Description
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. Our strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions us to offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at
Market Hiring Range FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes

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