Director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

Schenectady County Community College

Schenectady, NY

ID: 7062303
Posted: November 12, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About SUNY Schenectady County Community College:
SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of the State University of New York's finest two-year colleges located in upstate New York's vibrant and growing Capital Region, with easy access to Boston, NYC, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Montreal and scenic Hudson Valley, all of which are just a few hours away. SUNY Schenectady is a premier college that provides quality, comprehensive education for transfer, career, training and workforce development to a diverse population in a student centered environment. The College offers more than 50 transfer and career programs in science, aviation, culinary, music, and liberal arts, and serves more than 5,000 students. SUNY Schenectady County Community College offers an excellent benefit package including health care with dental and vision coverage, a choice of retirement systems, a deferred compensation benefit, an on-site child care program and Montessori School, professional development opportunities, and health club membership. We take pride in being an urban campus with a small town feel.

Job Description:
Under the general direction of Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Director administers the Educational Opportunity Program. Responsibilities include the supervision of staff, provision of referral and assistance services, coordination of student development and academic support services and compliance with all reporting and procedures. In addition, the Director will be responsible for developing and implementing assessment activities and student recruitment, enrollment, and retention initiatives to ensure operational efficiencies through a coordinated, collaborative and integrated approach. The position involves a 12-month appointment.

Supervisory Responsibility

The incumbent does have supervisory responsibility.


Provide leadership in the planning, development, and administration of the Educational Opportunity Program including staff supervision. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Connect students with instructional support services, academic coaching, and other services to support student persistence and retention.
Develop and implement an annual assessment plan to support data driven decision making for all areas of EOP programming.
Review prospective EOP students' applications and documentation for EOP admission including coordination of efforts with other campus offices.
Initiate and implement enrichment activities for EOP students.
Develop and maintain contact with community agencies and transfer institutions to support student success and degree completion.
Prepare reports and maintain office records as required by the College and the SUNY Office of Special Programs in a timely and professional manner, including budget management and control.
Facilitate EOP student advisement, registration, and enrollment including ongoing reporting on the status of EOP students (e.g., academic standing, enrollment).
Plan, coordinate and implement year-round programming for EOP students to include the development and implementation of various recruitment activities, orientation sessions, summer programming, and retention initiatives.
Develop, staff, and recruit for the EOP summer program to support student success, academic preparation, engagement with the college, and familiarity with the campus and available services and supports.
Manage and utilize current best practices to identify and lead ongoing strategic and operational improvements to the EOP program.
Serve on various standing and ad-hoc committees related to student success initiatives.
Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs.


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