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SUNY Geneseo TOP Counselor in Geneseo, New York

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Position Summary

The Department of Access Opportunity Programs at SUNY Geneseo is seeking a full time Transitional Opportunity Program (TOP) counselor.

Duties of position include:

Provide academic, personal, career, and financial aid counseling to students enrolled in the Transitional Opportunity Program.

Assist with the recruitment and admissions process of AOP students.

Coordinate, train and supervise AOP student organizations.

Teach freshman seminar course.

Coordinate annual AOP annual awards ceremony.

Assist with coordinating AOP Summer Scholars Program.

Oversee AOP social media websites.

Create AOP newsletters

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Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Student Personnel Services, Education or a related field.

Professional experience working with minority/underrepresented populations in a secondary, post-secondary, or higher educational setting.

Knowledge of student development theory and understanding of the advisement needs of students from underrepresented populations.

Excellent communication skills.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Proficiency with computer applications including database management, spreadsheets, word processing.

Excellent organizational and record keeping skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with TRIO or opportunity programs.

Previous experience working with African American, Latino, Asian and Native American (ALANA) students in a secondary or higher education setting.

The ability to monitor and update departmental social media websites.

Experience with admissions process including recruitment, attending college fairs, interviews and campus presentations.

Knowledge of financial aid policies.

Experience in academic advising at the college level.

Experience teaching freshman seminar course.

Posting Details

Special Instructions to Applicant

To be guaranteed full consideration, applications should be submitted by June 21, 2019. Applicants should be prepared to supply contact information for three references. References will be contacted after initial interviews are held.

About SUNY Geneseo

SUNY Geneseo is highly selective and is consistently rated among the top public universities in the north by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the national historic landmark village of Geneseo, the residential campus overlooks the picturesque Genesee Valley, just 30 miles south of the major metropolitan area of Rochester and 70 miles east of Buffalo. SUNY Geneseo is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

SUNY Geneseo is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding students, faculty, staff, and administration. We recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all positions and ensure that all other personnel actions are conducted without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. Applicants, students, employees, and other members of the College community (including vendors, visitors, and guests) are protected from illegal forms of harassment or retaliation based upon a protected characteristic. To request accommodation or assistance for job related duties or the employment application process, please contact the Office of Diversity and Equity at (585)245-5020 or email Find out more about our Community Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion!

Background Investigation Statement

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks. See our full Background Investigation Statement at

Clery Statement

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security Report(ASR) for the College at The ASR contains information on campus security policies and certain campus crime statistics. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the ASR by contacting the SUNY Geneseo University Police Department at 585-245-5651.

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Job Duties/Responsibilities

Job Duty/ Responsibility

Function 1- Provides academic, personal, career and financial aid counseling to students enrolled in the TOP Program. . Have regularly scheduled appointments with students . Access student records . Provide academic advisement, financial aid, personal, and career counseling . Keep accurate records . Make recommendations and referrals for students . Follow up with students

Job Duties/Responsibilities

Job Duty/ Responsibility

Function 2-Assist with AOP recruitment, admissions, Accepted Knights Day, presentations and college fairs. . Speak with students and families of perspective students. . Travel (high school visits, college fairs, panel presentations). .Present to various groups visiting SUNY Geneseo

Job Duties/Responsibilities

Job Duty/ Responsibility

Function 3-Coordinate, train and supervise AOP student organizations

.Oversee AOP Student Advisory Board . Serve as adviser to Chi Alpha Epsilon . Serve as coordinator of Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) . Update AOP social media websites . Create AOP newsletter

Job Duties/Responsibilities

Job Duty/ Responsibility

Teach INTD 114 in the fall semester

.Document student progress . Ensure students have skills needed to succeed

Campus Title: TOP Counselor

Department: Access Opportunity Programs

Lifting 10 pounds or less: Rarely

Lifting up to 20 pounds: Not Required

Lifting 20 to 50 pounds: Not Required

Lifting 50 to 100 pounds: Not Required

Lifting in excess of 100 pounds: Not Required

Kneeling: Not Required

Crouching: Not Required

Crawling: Not Required

Climbing: Not Required

Ascend/Descend: Not Required

Work Atop: Not Required

Stooping: Not Required

Position Self: Not Required

Carrying: Rarely

Pushing: Not Required

Pulling: Not Required

Transport/Put/Move: Occasionally

Balancing: Not Required

Repetitive Motion: Not Required

Grasping: Not Required

Eye Hand Coordination: Not Required

Fine Manipulation: Not Required

Reaching: Occasionally

Sitting: Frequently

Standing: Occasionally

Stationary Position: Frequently

Speaking: Continuously

Communicate/Convey/Exchange Information: Continuously

Vision - Ability to Distinguish Similar Colors: Not Required

Vision - Depth Perception: Continuously

Vision - Close Vision: Continuously

Vision - Distant Vision: Occasionally

Seeing: Continuously

Hearing: Continuously

Discern/Detect/Perceive: Continuously

Inspect/Judge/Assess: Continuously

Walking: Occasionally

Walking - Uneven Surfaces: Occasionally

Traversing/Moving: Occasionally

Posting Number: S156

Number of Vacancies: 1

Line # to be filled: TBD

Full or Part-time: Full-Time

Appointment Type: Permanent

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: 08/08/2019

Job Posting Date: 06/06/2019

Apply By: 06/21/2019

Open Until Filled: Yes

Salary: $48,500

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