Academic Planning Counselor
The Department of the Educational Opportunity Program at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a counseling position.
Posting Date: January 4, 2019
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit: https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-Jan-2019.pdf or http://www.suny.edu/benefits/
Date of Appointment: On/around March 1, 2019
Description of Responsibilities:
The Academic Planning Counselor will provide academic, social, career and graduate school advising to EOP students. Caseload management up to 105 students during the academic year and up to 40 students during the EOP summer program. Design and instruct first year seminar and peer leader training programs. Will also develop specialized programs specific to the needs of EOP students. Additionally, will provide services and programs related to the pre-first year EOP summer program and collaborate with departments within the divisions of Academic and Student Affairs
In addition, the Academic Planning Counselor will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.
- Master’s degree by time of appointment
- Experience working with historically academic and economic disadvantage students including first generation college students
- Knowledge of student retention and persistence initiatives and strategies
- Demonstrated involvement with student program development
- Experience in working with diversity issues/diverse students/ multicultural environments
- Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, Teaching, or related field
- Professional experience with EOP, HEOP, TRIO or other Opportunity programs (includes graduate assistantship or fellowship experience)
- Experience in academic summer enrichment programs such as EOP, HEOP, TRIO, and/or CSTEP
- Experience in data collection and assessment
- Knowledge of and familiarity with Degree Works, Starfish Early Alert and Banner systems
To Apply: Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:
If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:
Valerie Ledford, Search Committee Chair
E-mail: [email protected]
Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
Description of Department: The purpose of the Educational Opportunity Program is to fulfill New York State's commitment to provide access to higher education for economically disadvantaged students who possessed the potential to succeed in college, but whose academic preparation in high school has not fully prepared them to pursue college education successfully. The primary mission of the EOP is to facilitate the recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation of these students. This is accomplished by providing EOP students with an array of educationally related support services and opportunities. Applicants for EOP consideration must also be financially eligible for the program according to the New York State EOP financial eligibility guidelines.
Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.
Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.
Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy, https://www.oswego.edu/title-ix/non-discrimination-policy.
In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing [email protected].
For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery): https://www.oswego.edu/police/annual-report.
SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at: https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/sites/human-resources/files/tobacco_smoke_free_policy_final.pdf
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