Position Summary: The mission of the Access Opportunity Programs (AOP) is to identify, through a cooperative relationship with the Office of Admissions, academically talented students who are capable and willing to add their own unique talent to the fabric of the Geneseo community of learners. The AOP department serves as a support system for its students throughout their developmental years in college. Through relationships with the administration, faculty and staff, the staff of the AOP department assists in the encouragement and facilitation of co-curricular opportunities for our students. The department is seeking to fill the position of Director of AOP with an individual who is forward thinking and student oriented, and enthusiastic about joining a department that is family oriented, both professionally and personally.
The Isom E. Fearn Access Opportunity Programs (AOP) Office serves academically talented students who reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of both New York State and neighboring states with their higher educational aspirations. At SUNY Geneseo, a public liberal arts college, the AOP department includes the Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and the Transitional Opportunity Program (TOP). The programs serve different segments of society, but all provide educational access opportunities and academic support services to participants. In addition, the AOP director serves as the director for all of the TRIO programs, including the McNair Scholars Program.
The Director of the Access Opportunity Programs is responsible for the overall operation of the programs and coordinates information, activities, and objectives in alignment with many offices. The director reports to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and works cross-divisionally and collaboratively with departments within Enrollment Management, Finance and Administration, and Student and Campus Life.
Develop and shape a vision for AOP, making clear alignments between program-level planning and the institution's strategic plan. Provide guidance to develop a strong structure for the program's assessment process.
Provide leadership, manage overall planning, and supervise all activities and program development undertaken by AOP, including summer bridge programs.
These activities also include, but are not limited to, curriculum development and design as it pertains to the program's instructional component, tutoring, counseling, mentoring, academic advising, and career advising.
Supervise, evaluate, and provide opportunities for development of EOP, TOP, and TRIO staff and services.
Maintain liaisons and collaboration among AOP, the Academic Advisement Department, academic departments, libraries, administrative departments, student organizations, students, faculty, and the college community at large.
Work closely with the Enrollment Management, Office of Institutional Research, Office of Admissions, and the Office of Financial Aid to promote the successful recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented students.
Manage the financial resources assigned to AOP and oversee the pursuit of external funding sources.
Supervise preparation and dissemination of all reports and documents concerning EOP, TOP, and TRIO, requested by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, State and Federal agencies, Office of Opportunity Programs, and/or other external funding sources.
Ensure inclusion of student input into AOP decisions.
Ensure data-driven evaluation of the entire program, including student progress, curricular offerings, tutoring, counseling, and other academic support services.
Required Qualifications A masters degree in an appropriate field (e.g., counseling, academic administration, or a related field). A minimum of three years of experience in an academic support program leadership position, preferably with EOP, HEOP, and/or TRIO programs. Experience working with underserved, underrepresented, low-income, &/or first-generation college students, staff, & faculty in a public liberal arts college setting & unionized work environment. Ability to work effectively on a team and manage complex projects on time and on budget. A commitment to the institutional values of diversity and inclusion.
Preferred Qualifications Ph.D. in an appropriate field (e.g., counseling, academic administration, or a related field). Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders. Experience working within federal program guidelines, developing programs within federal/state/college expectations, and pursuing grant opportunities.
About SUNY Geneseo SUNY Geneseo is highly selective and is consistently rated among the top public universities in the north by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the national historic landmark village of Geneseo, the residential campus overlooks the picturesque Genesee Valley, just 30 miles south of the major metropolitan area of Rochester and 70 miles east of Buffalo. SUNY Geneseo is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector. http://www.geneseo.edu
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