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State University of New York at Oswego Academic Planning Counselor - Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) in Oswego, New York

Location: Oswego, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Mon Apr 4 2022 Job Description:

Description of Department: The purpose of the Educational Opportunity Program is to fulfill New York State's commitment to provide access to higher education for economically disadvantaged students who possessed the potential to succeed in college, but whose academic preparation in high school has not fully prepared them to pursue college education successfully. The primary mission of the EOP is to facilitate the recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation of these students. This is accomplished by providing EOP students with an array of educationally related support services and opportunities. Applicants for EOP consideration must also be financially eligible for the program according to the New York State EOP financial eligibility guidelines.

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applicants to fill a full time Academic Planning Counselor position.

Posting Date: April 4, 2022

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff click here ( or click here ( for a benefits summary.

Date of Appointment: July 2022

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Provide academic, social, career and graduate school advising to EOP students and monitor student progress. Areas of advisement include, but are not limited to: academic advising; course selection and registration for majors and undeclared EOP students; transition to college; financial aid concerns; career and graduate school counseling; advocacy; referrals to appropriate campus services and outside agencies as needed

  • Assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of the EOP summer program. Duties include Peer Leader selection, providing specialized workshops and/or programs for students, instruction of summer program courses and collaboration with other SUNY Oswego offices

  • Monitor and advise EOP students on academic probation

  • Assist in the EOP student admission process

  • Identify and provide additional programs, workshops and resources specific to student needs and concerns

  • Assist in the collection of semester evaluation and assessment of programmatic courses and programs

  • Engage in ongoing assessment activities and implementation of recommendations to improve services to students

  • Design, teach and assess sections of first year seminars, introduction to college and academic recovery courses as assigned

  • Represent and serve as a liaison for EOP in campus wide committee and programs as assigned

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( .

Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree by time of appointment

  • Experience working with historically academically and economically disadvantaged students including first generation college students

  • Knowledge of student retention and persistence initiatives and strategies

  • Demonstrated involvement with student program development

  • Experience working with diversity issues/diverse students/ multicultural environments

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, or related field

  • Professional experience with EOP, HEOP, TRIO, CSTEP or other Opportunity programs (includes graduate assistantship or fellowship experience)

  • Experience with academic summer enrichment programs (i.e. Upward Bound, Summer Bridge)

  • Experience with data collection and assessment

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Degree Works, Starfish Early Alert and Banner Student Information systems

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritize work tasks

  • Demonstrated computer literacy with proficiency in software systems that include Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong problem-solving skills

At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( .

As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)

Additional Information:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:

Allison Peer, Search Chair at