SUNY Empire State College Educational Opportunity Program Advisor in Various, New York
Location: Various, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Fri Dec 16 2022 Job Description:
SUNY Empire's Office of Opportunity Programs seeks a full-time Educational Opportunity Program Advisor (State Title: Senior Staff Assistant) with the expectation to provide proactive support and advisement for undergraduate students that are a part of the program.
The Educational Opportunity Program Advisor will provide academic advisement, as well as to assist in managing a range of student success items, such as EOP Summer Institute (EOP extended orientation), regular programming, and outreach that encourages close connections between students and the university. The selected incumbent must be knowledgeable about academic advisement, student services, and programming at the university level, as well as familiarity with working with adult students, specifically those from diverse backgrounds, underrepresented populations, and that are non-traditional learners, in both face-to-face and online learning environments. This position requires dedication to developing innovative ways to reach and engage students, effect student persistence, and provide holistic student development and support.
Advisement and Coaching
Serve as SUNY EOP students' primary mentor (academic advisor) throughout the entire matriculated lifecycle. Provide coaching and student support services by meeting with students regularly and connecting with instructors routinely to ensure the program is informed of all student's academic progress.
Review and evaluate EOP students' academic status and make appropriate recommendations to the Director.
Deliver/instruct degree planning to EOP students. Liaise with Academic Review to amend degree plans, as needed.
Develop career and graduate school opportunity resources that are attuned to the needs of the EOP student.
Act as a point person throughout the student lifecycle for referral to/collaboration with campus resources, offices, and services.
Identify and address academic concerns, assisting students who might need support in finding policies, processes, and services.
Serve as disability representative in assigned regions to support students with disabilities and collaborate with the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services.
Investigate and resolve informal student complaints, grievances, and appeals.
Check student academic progress weekly and follow up with students individually. For students taking online courses, check course log activity to ensure appropriate level of course engagement is occurring. For students taking independent studies or study groups, check in with instructors to discuss student progress within their course.
Student Technical Assistance
Assist ESP students in the completion of financial forms required by the institution, SUNY, or other required external agencies.
Input and update information into Banner and other university systems.
Program Governance, Support, and Professional Development
Further his/her professional development through participation in related program activities.
Represent EOP at necessary meetings and governance.
Participate in SUNY-wide EOP student success development.
Play an active role in planning, delivering, and facilitating the EOP Summer Institute (orientation).
Assist in the delivery of EOP programming throughout the academic year.
Contribute to EOP student clubs.
Master's degree from an accredited college or university.
Academic advisement and/or counseling experience.
A degree or course work in higher education, counseling, or related field.
Experience working with EOP or other opportunity and/or access programs, diverse populations, or disadvantaged students.
This position will be located at one of the SUNY Empire's NY state regional locations.
Occasional travel and work on evenings and weekends.
VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.
Empire State University is an EOE employer.
We are pleased to offer our employees a generous compensation and benefits package. We also offer professional-development activities for professionals and support staff, as well as faculty-development opportunities that encourage pursuit of disciplinary and community-focused research, scholarship of teaching and learning, and leadership development.
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