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SUNY Morrisville Director of Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and Access Programs in Morrisville, New York

Director of Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and Access Programs

Category:Administrative and Professional Staff


Department:Educational Opportunity Program

Locations:Morrisville, NY

Posted:Sep 13, 2022

Closes:Open Until Filled


Position ID:152960


About SUNY Morrisville:

SUNY Morrisville, a college that leverages the expansive resources of the State University of New York, is a model of innovative applied education. Located in the center of New York State, the college offers students hands-on, experiential learning in modern classrooms and specialized facilities, many of which are rare or one-of-a-kind in higher education. Morrisville's 3,000 students - who come from diverse backgrounds across the state and around the world - choose from more than 80 associate and bachelor degree programs that embrace agriculture, technology, business, social sciences, including Psychology, Criminal Justice, and the liberal arts. An internship program that prepares students for success in the 21st-century workplace ranks among the top ten in the nation. At Morrisville, motivated students work alongside talented faculty members - many with field experience - to imagine, build, and test practical, sustainable solutions to some of the fundamental questions confronting a shrinking world with diminishing resources. The Morrisville campus is 30 miles southeast of Syracuse and 30 miles southwest of Utica; it is a half-hour drive from the New York State Thruway with easy access to Albany (two hours), Rochester (two hours), Buffalo (three hours) and New York City (four hours).

The Norwich Campus of SUNY Morrisville has been serving the Norwich community and the surrounding areas for more than 46 years, offering students associate degree options such as Criminal Justice, Computer Information Technology, and Nursing. The campus is also used by businesses, not-for-profits and community partners for training, events and videoconferencing.

The Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), administered by SUNY Morrisville, provides the urban community of Syracuse with innovative academic programs leading to higher education as well as vocational training programs leading to gainful employment and economic self-sufficiency.

Recognizing the importance of diversity in assuring the success of students and graduates in an increasingly global environment, SUNY Morrisville is committed to equity and inclusion in all aspects of hiring and employment.

Job Description:

Campus Title: Director of Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and Access Programs

Budget Title: Director of Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and Access Programs

Unit: EOP

Professional Rank: SL-5, $70,000+ DOQ

Duration: 12 months

Brief Description of Duties:

SUNY Morrisville seeks the next Director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and Access Programs. The Director will oversee the student recruitment, administration and development of student programming, daily activities of management and budget, and supervision of the EOP professional staff. In addition, the Director, working with the Director of Campus-wide Advising, will coordinate the Morrisville Access Program (MAP) in terms of administration, development, and tracking of student programming and progression. This position is critical to helping to improve and shape College-wide retention efforts. This position reports directly to the Provost.

.Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee coordination of EOP program and consultation with Campus-wide Advising to assist with MAP Program, and facilitate Retention programming with other units

  • Define, communicate and execute a strategic vision for the future by articulating the distinctive needs and opportunities of EOP and Morrisville Access Program

  • Additional duties for both programs will include maintenance of budgets, completing state and local reports, programming and assessment.

  • Working with administration, staff, faculty, and students to implement a required EOP summer program and MAP summer program.

SUNY Morrisville EOP (info at: Educational Opportunity Program | Office/Department | SUNY Morrisville ( ) works closely with SUNY EOP (info at: Educational Opportunity Program - SUNY ( ) to coordinate support student success and completion.


Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned Master's Degree in higher education leadership or related field; (e.g. counseling, social work, human services, public administration, student affairs, etc)

  • A minimum of 3- 5 years of experience in higher education working in opportunity programs, TRIO programs, or student access programs;or equivalent experience working primarily with college students from low-income and historically disadvantaged backgrounds.

  • Experience supervising professional staff

  • Demonstrated proficiency in personnel and fiscal management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful interpersonal communications

  • Experience working with grant administration

  • Experience in creating supportive structures for non-traditional students.

  • Demonstrated leadership style that promotes equity and facilitates collaboration across the college.

  • Demonstrated leadership in the development, implementation and maintenance of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives for faculty, staff, students and programs especially in the areas of recruitment and retention

Additional Information:

SUNY Morrisville is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences, and prohibits discrimination in employment based on gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, physical capability, age, creed, sexual identity, veteran status, and economic means. We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups. AA/EEO/ADA

In accordance with the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" institutions of higher education are required to prepare an annual report containing information on campus security policies and campus statistics. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SUNY Morrisville; and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting SUNY Morrisville University Police at (315) 684-6410, Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities at (315) 684-6070, Office of Human Resources at (315) 684-6038 and or by accessing the following web site

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Application Instructions:

Application Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by as soon as possible, to assure optimal consideration.

Application Procedure:Application materials are required to be submitted on-line at

Please provide Cover Letter, Resume, and at least three employment references (we will not contact references without prior permission).