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Program Counselor

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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Four-Year Institution
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Program CounselorSchool/Division:School of EducationOffice:Center for Educational Access and SuccessFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.Description:Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) and Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) are New York State grant funded initiatives. The Program Counselor which reports to the Project Director assists with advising both pre-collegiate and collegiate students. The position also includes assistance with mentoring, tutoring and database management as well as workshop and colloquium organization and administration.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Meet students, twice per year, from assigned caseload covering topics including goal setting, action plans and follow-up. Schedule meetings through students and parents, whether by email or letter. The position also includes being available for drop-in meetings with parents and/or students as well as facilitating group sessions, covering various topics including academics, college admissions and career exploration, etc.
Schedule sessions with students to discuss topics including academics, tutoring and campus adjustments; meet with students regularly to manage progress, keep record of meetings and topics discussed. Create and manage Google documents to gather information on students including classes, registration, attendance, etc. This also includes creating student file folders to manage paperwork. Assist with collecting data for midyear and final reports. Help facilitate mentoring program for collegiate students including student-mentor training, mentor objectives, roles and responsibilities, managing student-dynamics and orientation. Coordinator, select and train student assistants, matching each with classrooms to include oversight of progress. Assist with tutorial program including oversight and organization, training and database updates. Help manage tutor assignment, hours and hiring. Help facilitate workshops logistics to include room reservation, advertisement, evaluation and creating syllabus and handouts. Assist with organizing and managing various programs to include logistical preparation for many aspects such as food, trophies, teachers, students, room reservation, etc.
The position is contingent upon grant funding and therefore, subject to the continuing availability of grant funds.
Qualifications:Minimum of Bachelor degree is required. The candidate should also have up to one year of experience in developing and administering student programming. Strong organizational skills and attention to details are essential in this position. Demonstrative collaborative skills and student management skills are required. Strong verbal and written communications skills are also required. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Application Instructions:For consideration, please send a letter of application, list of 3 references (to include only names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses) and resume to:

Anthony E. Robinson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean/Executive Director
Hofstra University
School of Education
Center for Educational Access and Success
013 Hadgedorn Hall
119 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1190
[email protected]
Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:open until filledDate Posted: 02/10/2022Posting Number: 897424-19


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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