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: 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. 

2019 Tri-State Conference Tentative Schedule

Saturday, April 13, 2019

2:00 pm  –  6:00 pm: Pre-Conference Leadership Institute*

(* = Participants must have applied and have been selected for participation.)


Sunday, April 14, 2019

10:00 am  –  5:30 pm: Registration

12:00 pm  –  4:00 pm: Pre-Conference Leadership Institute

5:00 pm  –  6:00 pm: Opening Reception

6:00 pm  –  8:00 pm: Dinner and Keynote Speaker

9:30 pm  –  12:00 am: Hospitality/Networking


Monday, April 15, 2019

8:00 am  –  4:30 pm: Registration

9:00 am  –  10:00 am: Concurrent Workshops

10:15 am  –  11:15 am: Morning Keynote

11:30 am  –  12:45 pm: Morning Plenary Sessions and Concurrent Workshops

1:00 pm  –  2:45 pm: Luncheon

3:00 pm  –  4:30 pm: Concurrent Workshops

4:30 pm  –  6:00 pm: State Meetings

6:30 pm  –  9:00  pm: Dinner [on your own]

9:00 pm  –  12:00 am: Networking/Hospitality


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

8:00 am  –  5:00 pm: Registration

9:00 am  –  10:00 am: Morning Keynote

10:15 am  –  11:45 am: Concurrent Workshops

12:00 pm  –  2:00 pm: Luncheon

2:15 pm  –  3:15 pm: Concurrent Workshops

3:30 pm  –  4:30 pm: Concurrent Workshops

4:45 pm  –  5:45 pm: Concurrent Workshops

6:30 pm  –  7:30 pm: Awards Reception

7:30 pm  –  9:30 pm: Alumni Awards Banquet

9:30 pm  –  12:00 am: Networking/Hospitality


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

9:00 am  –  12:00 pm: Post-Conference Leadership Institute Open Presentations

Closing Remarks


Submit Your Proposal

The Tri-State Conference Request for Proposals closes on December 14, 2018.

The theme for the conference is “Creating New Futures by Educating and Liberating for Life in an Era of Change”.  You are invited to submit proposals for workshops that will illuminate one of the program stands.

Program Strands [Sub-Themes] (more details available at the link)

  • A. Evidence-Based Practices – What works?
  • B. New/Emerging Practices
  • C. Leadership & Management
  • D. STEM/STEAM Students
  • E. Strategies for improving Educational Opportunity Centers
  • F. Program assessment and evaluation
  • G. Taking the next step
  • H. Student Recruitment Strategies
  • I. Knowledge of Self

We are looking for proposals that are innovative, creative and that focus on the emerging trends in higher education and the changing demographics and attitudes of the students that we serve.

Apply for the 2019 Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute is designed to meet the needs of new directors, assistant directors, counseling coordinators, tutoring coordinators, and those in the process of attaining or considering pursuing doctoral degrees. Learn more by reading the Leadership Institute page.

Candidates must complete an application and provide a letter of support from their director, or their dean, or provost indicating institutional support for their participation, be committed to participate in the entire institute and conference. Potential participants must complete the Tri-State Leadership Institute Application and be accepted into the program in order to attend. All applications are due by January 11, 2019.

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.