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EOP Counselor

Dutchess Community College
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Job Details

Category:: Academic Support
Department:: EOP
Locations:: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posted:: Sep 1, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 136171

About Dutchess Community College:

Located in the heart of New York's beautiful and historic mid-Hudson Valley, just 90 minutes north of New York City, Dutchess Community College is part of the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive public higher education system in the country. A winner of the 2015 HEED Award for inclusiveness, DCC is dedicated to respecting individuality, embracing diversity and partnering with the community to achieve shared goals. The College welcomes applications from faculty and staff who share and are anxious to support the institution's values of Excellence, Access, Diversity, Collaboration and Accountability, and who are passionate about engaging with both students and the community.

Job Description:

The Educational Opportunity Program is a NYS grant funded program that supports motivated students who, due to limited financial and educational resources, have not had the same opportunity as others to achieve their academic potential.

This is a full time position. The individual in this position is expected to advocate and provide personal and academic guidance to program students. The individual will promote and support the current comprehensive system of supportive outreach and intervention strategies that promote retention and academic success within populations that are underrepresented.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Collaborate with faculty, advisors and other campus resources in facilitating student success;
  • Conduct student workshops, assist in events such as orientation, recruitment, open house, recognition ceremonies and others as required;
  • Administer and interpret non-cognitive assessment tools;
  • Work with students to develop Individualized Pathways to Success;
  • Assist in leading the Peer Leader work for the program;
  • Make the appropriate community referrals as needed to program students;
  • Work closely with other staff in tutoring and academic coaching assignments;
  • Assist in the identification of prospective students each semester;
  • Meet individually with program students throughout the semester for: academic advisement, financial aid literacy information, provide guidance with the FAFSA process;
  • Generate reports with program data for SUNY and campus Institutional Research Office;
  • Maintain and update student records;
  • Participate in all program and college related activities as requested by program director;
  • Be available/flexible to participate in evening/weekend programming as needed;
  • Assist in the implementation of the EOP Summer Experience



  • Masters Degree required in Counseling, Educational or Student Services, or related field OR 3 years+ of related experience working with college students or in a capacity similar to this;
  • Experience working with diverse student populations; familiarity with EOP preferred;
  • Knowledge of issues and factors affecting under-represented populations, trends in higher-ed as they pertain to this student population;
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills;
  • Must have ability to motivate students, ability to communicate with multiple constituencies, excellent public speaking skills required;
  • Knowledge of Computer Programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point

Preferred Skills: Banner, Starfish, Publisher.

Additional Information:

DCC is an AA/EOE employer. Dutchess Community College (College) as part of The State University of New York, in its continuing effort to seek equity in education and employment, and in support of federal and state anti-discrimination legislation, has adopted a policy to provide an educational and employment environment free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

Application Instructions:

To apply please submit application, resume and cover letter.

Applications from minorities, veterans, the disabled and all others are encouraged (AA/EOE).

Dutchess Community College is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


Working at Dutchess Community College 

Dutchess Community College has been in Dutchess County for more than 50 years. We have the reputation of being the best community college in the state for academic excellence and the success of our graduates. Students who transfer to a four-year school after Dutchess do better and graduate at a higher rate than students who transfer from other colleges. Plus, we currently have the lowest tuition of any college or university in the state.

Our main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a major extension site in Wappingers Falls. Students can also take DCC classes at high schools throughout the county.

We offer associate degrees and certificates in more than 60 program areas. Some of these programs are occupationally-oriented, designed to provide the skills students need to enter the job market immediately upon graduation. Other programs are designed to provide the first two years' of study toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. The certificate programs provide a condensed program in a particular field of study and usually can be completed in one or two semesters of study.

There are three different types of degrees from which students can choose:

The Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.) is used primarily for transfer programs that lead to the bachelor of arts degree at a four-year college or university. It may be used for general liberal arts programs.

The Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) may be used for certain occupationally-oriented studies, but is primarily designed to serve science or professionally-related programs that lead to transfer to a bachelor of science degree at a four-year college or university.

The Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) is structured as an occupationally-oriented degree. However, it may be appropriate as a transfer degree to certain types of specialized baccalaureate program such as the bachelor's of technology.

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