The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program Counselor helps identify and enroll students who are historically underrepresented in Higher Education and provide supportive academic services to ensure their graduation. Admission is based on academic and economic guidelines established by New York State Education Department.
Provides academic counseling and support to all HEOP students and academic probation students. Coordinates developmental skills program and tutorial component during the Pre-freshman Summer Institute and the academic year. Conducts workshops in academic survival skills. Supervises and coordinates study structure.
Counsels and advises HEOP students in the area of academic, personal, financial, and career counseling. Minimally conducts a 1:1 session each week with freshmen, once every two weeks with sophomores, once every three weeks with juniors, and once every month with seniors. Assists students with course selection and registration. May assist students with writing assignments.
Advises and meets with all students on academic probation. Ensures students are utilizing resources, talking to professors, understanding course expectations, etc. Determines when students' mentoring program requires additional resources such as tutorials. Supervises 3 to 4 part-time tutors for students and other support services such as mentoring programs, writing center support.
Plans Academic Success workshops. Assesses programs to support students to determine program effectiveness. Plans and coordinates program assessments.
Trains and supervises tutors.
Assists with the planning of all formal and social activities provided by the program.
Supervises and coordinates student structured study.
Acts as a student advocate with college faculty and staff
Responsible for the collection of all attrition, retention, and graduation data of the program students.
Plans and coordinates the Academic Support Program during the academic year and during the Pre-freshman Summer Institute. Works with school chairs to identify faculty to support Summer Institute. Provides faculty with information regarding students' academic needs to best support students.
Prepares to report to the director to support the internal and state reports required by the New York State Education Department. Coordinates with writing center, tutors, academic affairs, etc. to accurately report support hours. Tracks outcomes including student retention, grades, graduation rates.
Plans and publishes the HEOP newsletter.
Tracks student's academic performance. Request progress reports/midterm evaluations from the appropriate office.
Expected to perform any other task(s) as delegated by Program Director.
Identify, recruit, and review student applications and make acceptance decisions for admissions to HEOP. Notifies Program Director of admission decisions. As part of the admissions process, travels to high schools and college fairs. Plans and administers computerized pre- and post-placement tests and interpret test results which impact both acceptance decisions and determination of required support services.
Monitors program students' progress through periodic assessment of the program.
Assists with setting up summer institute events.
Education / Experience:
Bachelor's/Masters degree required in Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education and Education Administration, Counseling or in another appropriate academic field. Other appropriate degree will be considered.
Minimum of three years working with a population from diverse backgrounds.
Experience designing and leading workshops and seminars.
Experience with evaluations, research, etc.
Similar life experiences as those to be served.
Must be computer literate.
Competencies / Skills:
Capacity for self-direction
Ability to analyze and solve problems
Administrative experience on a college/university level or in a not-for-profit or for-profit business
Experience working with college students or persons from a diverse background
Must be able to work and deal with a diverse group of people
Ability to analyze program data.
Supervision of Employees:
All HEOP Student Tutors, Study Tutorial Staff, and Summer Faculty.
Physical and Mental Demands:
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Normal sitting, standing and walking throughout the course of the day.
Periods of extended computer usage.
Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds – recruitment material (during recruitment periods, Summer Institute, etc.)
Requires dexterity and data entry skills
Noise level – Constant students traffic
Ability to think through clearly amid
Maintain a professional attitude and demeanor in difficult situations.
Ability to multitask in a very busy work environment.
Exercise sound judgment.
Maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Stressful when meeting deadlines and may include extensive periods of planning.
35 Hours per Week
Special Conditions for Eligibility:
*Graduates of the NYSED Opportunity Program are encouraged to apply.
It is the policy of St. John Fisher College to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in each locality in which the College has employees.
The College does not discriminate against applicants or employees in hiring, promotion, termination or the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, perceived sex, gender identity, gender expression, the status of being transgender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military status, veteran status, predisposing genetic, characteristics or genetic information, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The Title IX Coordinator is the designated College official with primary responsibility for coordinating compliance with Title IX and related federal and state laws. The Title IX Coordinator, Meg Flaherty, Ph.D., can be reached by phone (585-385-8232), email ([email protected]), in-person in Campus Center 206, or outside of business hours by contacting the Office of Safety and Security (585-385-8111).
Internal Number: 2103
About St. John Fisher College
St. John Fisher College is an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education. The College emphasizes liberal learning for students in traditional academic disciplines, as well as for those in more directly career-oriented fields. We are committed to enriching the work, teaching and life experiences for all faculty and staff, in support of the College’s mission. Human Resources is dedicated to providing high quality service with a true sense of personal value for all faculty, staff and their families and consistently meeting or exceeding expectations in all human capital disciplines. Mission: St. John Fisher College is a collaborative community dedicated to teaching, learning, and scholarship in a student-centered educational environment. The College is guided by its liberal arts tradition and its Catholic heritage, as expressed in the motto of its founders, the Basilian Fathers: “teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge.” Fisher engages individuals in lives of intellectual inquiry, professional integrity, and civic responsibility, where diversity and service to others are valued and practiced.