Educational Opportunity Program Counselor

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Educational Opportunity Program Counselor

Salary: 47,486.00

Mohawk Valley Community College provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to meet the diverse needs of our students. We are the community’s college, committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment. The Educational Opportunity Program Counselor will provide group and individualized academic advising, instruction, programmatic and educational support. There will be emphasis on motivation, study strategies, and peer study groups to students within the EOP program. The position in critical in supporting the College mission and enhancing student experience. The successful candidate will be a team player who thrives in an environment that reflects the core values of the College. Mohawk Valley Community College is committed to transforming lives through learning.

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Counselor is responsible for all assignments and/or projects related to the counseling of Educational Opportunity Program students as assigned by the Director of the Educational Opportunity Program.

Major Responsibilities:

    Maintains a counseling relationship with program students by providing individual and group counseling sessions relating to academic, financial, career, and personal counseling matters; Submits periodic and semester student case management reports as required by the Director; Participates in the EOP orientation program and assists in the development of additional EOP student programs;Communicates with student support offices, faculty, and Residence Hall staff as appropriate to provide case management of EOP students.Maintains channels of communication with and makes referrals to all College and community services which impact the EOP and its students, e.g. Financial Aid office, Business Office, and tutoring, counseling, accessibility, career services, and other support services. Maintains office hours and regular EOP student contact in support of student academic success and retention; Provides support to the EOP recruitment and admissions process and monitors filing of financial aid applications;Maintains records of daily activities;Serves on EOP standing committees and participates in other College activities related to EOP students;Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of EOP.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology,Psychology, or related human services field required.
  • Experience working with students in a similar program in post-secondary education who are disadvantaged and from diverse cultural backgrounds required, and community college experience preferred.
  • Effective communication skills and proficiency in technology (Microsoft Office), required.
  • Preferred:

  • A Master’s degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of college admissions and student financial aid, preferred.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Official academic transcripts required upon hire.

    Review Start Date: 1/29/2021

    Mohawk Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action,Equal Opportunity Employer deeply committed to a community of excellence,equity, and diversity. MVCC maintains an inclusive learning environment inwhich students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities,governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse,multi-cultural, and global worldview. We value the many similarities anddifferences among individuals and groups. We are committed to preparingstudents to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in a world made up ofpeople with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds,religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, differentabilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran statusor on the basis of disability.




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    Posted: 1/17/2021
    Application Due: 1/28/2021
    Work Type: Full Time