Educational Opportunity Program Counselor
Educational Opportunity Program Counselor: The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at the State University of New York at Canton is seeking candidates for a counselor position. The EOP Counselor provides academic and personal support programs for historically disadvantaged students who have diverse talents, strengths, experiences, and needs. This is a full-time, 12-month position in a department that includes the director, administrative assistant, and three full-time counselors who work within the broader academic support services area as a team fostering student success.
Duties and Responsibilities include providing individual and group counseling as well as programming in the areas of personal, academic and career development for EOP students. Advisement services (course registration, student record reviews, academic planning, etc.) are an integral component of the position. The counselor will be expected to maintain accurate and up-to-date records of individual and group counseling sessions. The successful candidate will also serve as a liaison and advocate for program students with campus and community offices and assist in short and long term planning and assessment activities. A significant component of the position includes managing student success through proactive academic advisement. This could also include teaching freshmen college success classes to EOP students.
Master’s degree in counseling or a closely related field is required. Experience working in a college or university setting, knowledge of college student development, experience in academic advising and/or counseling, academic intervention programs, working with diverse populations, excellent oral and written communication skills is preferred. A valid driver’s license, willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends is required. It would be helpful if the candidate is familiar with college financial aid processes, Banner or a closely related data management system, and general knowledge of EOP or college-level TRIO programs.
Persons interested in the above position should apply online at https://employment.canton.edu/ Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background check.
SUNY Canton is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, with a commitment to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty to meet the needs of our diverse student population and strongly encourages applications from minority and women candidates.
The college is located in Canton, a village in the St. Lawrence River valley of northern New York. Located 20 miles from the St. Lawrence River and the Adirondack Park, and 70 miles from the Canadian capital city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canton holds excellent opportunities for the outdoor or cultural enthusiast. SUNY Canton is a member of the Associated Colleges, a consortium of four colleges.