NJ Office of the Secretary of Higher Education Opportunity: EOF Assistant Director

The Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) seeks an experienced higher education professional who can serve as the Assistant Director of the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF). The EOF Assistant Director will report directly to the EOF Executive Director and will work collaboratively with the rest of the EOF team and OSHE agency to ensure that the mission and identified goals of the office are executed and achieved. The EOF Assistant Director participates in developing EOF statewide policy, reviewing and preparing EOF Board of Directors meeting materials, communicating with key stakeholders, serving as a liaison to a number of identified EOF campus programs and assisting the EOF Executive Director in the overall management and oversight of the EOF statewide program. For more information about this position and how to apply, please visit: https://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/index.shtml. A detailed PDF of the job is available here and under Employment Opportunities.

EOP Director Position at the University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo (UB) invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).

The Director of EOP provides day-to-day supervision and function for the EOP Counseling staff (10), an Office Manager and Administrative Support staff, and implements specified goals and objectives for the Program which serves nearly 900 students each academic year.

The Director of EOP will be focused on supporting talented students who have not reached their full academic potential due to barriers in their educational, economic, or personal background.  Key areas of responsibility include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop strategies, services and programs that will improve the success rate of students participating in the program
  • Track enrollment, retention and graduation rates of EOP students
  • Coordinate planning efforts and supervise the Pre-Freshman Summer Bridge program, which is critical to preparing approximately 200 students for their first year of study at UB.
  • Prepare and complete various reports including evaluation and compliance reports required by the Office of Opportunity Program Services

More details regarding the position can be found here: http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/ postings/17037

The University at Buffalo is committed to ensuring equal employment, educational opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, familial status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction status. 

Director of HEOP for Marymount Manhattan College

Marymount Manhattan College (MMC) is seeking a Director for their Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP). Review of applications will begin immediately; to ensure full consideration, materials should be submitted no later than Tuesday, November 6, 2018. To apply, visit their website and click on the Apply Now button at the top of the page.

Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, the Director is responsible for providing leadership and financial management to the program in an effort to meet the program’s goals of recruiting, retaining, and graduating students of the program. The director will oversee program activities and functions in accordance and compliance with guidelines by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). Additional responsibilities include representing MMC at regional and state HEOP network meetings and identifying and developing grant or other externally fundable proposals in support of the program.

Through strong relationship development and collaboration, the Director will work with Academic Advisement and Financial Aid Offices to determine each student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP); counsel students on academic, financial, residential, and/or social matters; and oversee the admissions and financial aid packaging process in collaboration with the Office of Admissions and the Financial Aid Office. Additionally, the Director will work closely with faculty and staff in providing information about the HEOP program and developing programming for students including: Pre-First Year Interview Day, Pre-First Year Advisement Days, 6-week summer program, scholar receptions, and student celebrations. Through a demonstrated understanding of identity development and intersectionality of other areas of diversity, the Director will maintain knowledge and sensitivity toward the academic, social, cultural, wellness, and financial needs of low income and first generation students.

CUNY Opportunity: University Dean of Special Programs

The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation’s leading urban public university. The Office of Special Programs is responsible for the stewardship of key CUNY-wide programs that increase, encourage and support the inclusion and educational success of underrepresented groups in higher education.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the University Dean of Special Programs is responsible for the administrative oversight of the:

    • Percy Ellis Sutton Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK), and College Discovery (CD);
    • Youth Matter, CUNY’s Foster Youth College Success Initiative;
    • Single Stop College Initiative ;
    • CUNY Black Male Initiative (BMI);
    • CUNY TRiO Programs:
      • Talent Search and Upward Bound Programs;
      • Veteran Upward Bound;
      • Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement; and
      • Student Support Services.

The candidate demonstrates significant familiarity and accomplishment with strategic planning, including plan implementation and evaluation of programs that effectively promote student retention and success.

This position is in CUNY’s Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ related experience.

The successful candidate must possess knowledge, experience and skills in:

  • Ten (10) years of progressive management and supervisory experience in a large, diverse, college/university environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience are desirable.
  • Methodologies of evaluation, assessment, survey research, statistics, and data analysis.
  • Expertise with assessment tools and techniques, survey research methods, statistical and database management software packages; and the dynamics of strategic planning and accreditation is required.
  • Proven understanding of innovative techniques of data management and analysis across a complex organization and success bringing innovative pilot projects to scale are crucial.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills and the ability to work with complex computer information systems are essential.
  • Fiscal management and staff training and development.

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY’s benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development.

For full consideration, submit a cover letter and résumé online via CUNY’s web-based job system addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.

Apply for this position (and read more details). A review of resumes will begin on July 16, 2018.