Under the direction of the Associate Director of EOF, EOF Counselor/Academic Advisor is responsible for comprehensive advisement of a caseload and the development and execution of recruitment, retention, outreach and liaison programs. The EOF Counselor/ Academic Advisor will contribute to the development and implementation of the strategic vision/goals, program planning, policy formation, outcomes assessment, annual reporting/compliance with the State/University, overseeing the financial aid review of all EOF scholars within the enrollment pipeline, counseling nonÂfunded EOF students, supervision/co-training of part-time employees/interns/peer leaders, liaison with designated offices and department, and intentional student development initiatives related to learning, retention, and satisfaction.
Provide comprehensive group and one-on-one counseling/advising to all assigned students including but not limited to, first-year, upper-class, first semester transfers, undeclared, and other groups as needed. Provide the following support services: learning community/course selection, interpretation of institutional requirements, selection of intended majors/minors, transfer course equivalencies, general education/major/school core/ minor requirements, verifying prerequisite and testing completion, course sequencing, alternate means of earning credit, appropriate credit loads, graduation requirements, career development, financial aid literacy and appropriate referrals/audits.
Assist with the pre-selection of course schedules for first-year enrollment prior to Summer Academy including interpreting and application of placement test/SAT-ACT ( optional)/ AP score results.
Adhere to and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and University/EOF Program policies and procedures that govern academic advising practices including but not limited to curriculum updates, academic requirements and exceptions, caseload management, roster review, and annual grant reporting.
Utilize available electronic student record/information systems such as Canvas, Banner, Degree Works, EOB Navigate and Starfish, as well as assessment tools and data from standardized assessments such as CIRP and NSSE, in the delivery of counseling services to ensure the EOF program meets the needs of advisees.
Provide comprehensive Financial Aid/Financial literacy services including but not limited to; reviewing income eligibility of all EOF applicants, posting scholar grants, providing financial aid presentations, generating financial aid reports, and serving as a liaison with Financial Aid and HESAA.
Serve as a liaison to the school/programs/department as appointed by the EOF Director and or Associate Director, and develop partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders.
Assist in the caseload management, roster review and contract review to ensure EOF Program compliance with State regulations.
Support and/or advise EOF scholars in various programs including the Human Relations Leadership Development Institute and or the Financial Literacy Leadership Program.
Participate in enrollment recruitment related activities/presentations (minimum of 5 sites) for current and prospective students.
Review EOF data and publications for accuracy and respond in appropriate timeline.
Seek active membership and participation in related professional associations and maintain awareness of current trends and issues related the EOF population.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time.
Preference will be given to candidates with documented experience in Higher Education in a position directly related to the functions of the position such as enrollment management, financial aid, counseling/advising, career counseling, or other student academic service area.
REQUIRED: Graduation from an accredited college or University with a bachelorâ™s degree supplemented by a Master's Degree in Student Personnel Services or a field related to the position or equivalent as determined by hiring authority. A minimum of three years full time professional experience in an institution of higher education or in another related field, working with educationally underprepared and economically disadvantaged students, or equivalent as determined by hiring authority.
To be considered, candidates will need to submit a resume and cover letter.Â
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