Under the direction of an Associate Director of the Educational Opportunity Fund Program, the incumbent is responsible for providing a comprehensive program for academically and financially disadvantaged students. Serving as case manager to a cohort of students, the Assistant Director will provide academic, career, and financial advising to assigned students to ensure persistence to graduation. The incumbent will also manage all aspects of caseload needs, including providing programs, seminars, and workshops regarding adjustment and transition issues related to academic and student development, in order to enhance student success (persistence, retention, and performance). As Financial Aid Coordinator, the incumbent will provide comprehensive financial aid/financial literacy services, including but not limited to: requesting, certifying, and following up on all students' grants, reviewing all financial aid award letters, generating financial aid reports, providing financial aid presentations, and serving as a liaison with Financial Aid and HESAA. The incumbent should have experience with college financial aid, academic advisement, and demonstrated competency in data analysis, assessments, reporting, and public speaking. This position requires a flexible schedule.
1.Master's Degree in Guidance/Counseling, Psychology, Education, or other appropriate academic discipline. A Baccalaureate Degree and relevant experience may be substituted for the Master’s Degree.
2.A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience working with academically and economically disadvantaged students preferred.
3.Experience in college advisement, financial aid, and public speaking, preferred.
4.Strong interpersonal, and oral and written communications skills.
5.Experience in utilizing computer systems for word processing, data management and other applications.
6.Must be available to work non-standard hours and a flexible schedule as needed.
7.Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing background check.
Campus: Florham Campus, Madison, NJ
Hiring Manager: Marjorie Hall
Department: Educational Opportunity Fund-Florham
Internal Number: 7426
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