We are seeking a Educational Opportunity Fund Counselor / Retention Specialist who will be responsible for academic advisement, career, transfer, and financial aid counseling for all designated EOF students. The Part-Time Educational Opportunity Fund Counselor / Retention Specialist will also implement retention initiatives for EOF students and monitor student compliance and program qualification status. All duties will be performed in accordance with the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE), the EOF regulations, an the college policy.
This is a part-time, administrative position.
Examples of Duties
Assist with the recruitment of EOF students
Advise EOF students on the selection of courses and academic programs
Counsel individual and groups of students in the areas of educational information, career/life planning, transfer and financial aid
Provide students with information regarding referral sources to assist them with personal situations that are beyond the scope of EOF services
Coordinate one or more of the specified EOF Program components (e.g., career development, transfer, and student leadership)
Maintain student records including, but not limited to; counseling contacts, notes, workshop attendance, transfer forms, graduation checklists, and funding request forms
Plan and implement approved activities and workshops aimed at promoting student academic achievement and personal growth
Monitor student academic progress
Implement initiatives aimed at retaining students with diverse needs (e.g., academic progress monitoring, support for student with disabilities, LGBT+ identities, and in Men of Color Success Initiative)
Monitor the ever-changing compliance status of students
Perform related duties as assigned by the EOF Director or a designee
Master's degree required
Prior experience on special projects for disadvantaged students
Knowledge of computer software, (e., the Microsoft suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, OneNote)
Ability to work with educationally underprepared multicultural students in-person and remotely
Ability to professionally communicate with students, staff, and other college and community stakeholders
Ability to work with other college personnel in coordinating student support services
About Passaic County Community College
PCCC offers high-quality, flexible, educational and cultural programs that meet the needs of Passaic County residents. The College provides its students with a strong general education foundation for further study and opportunities for career preparation and lifelong learning. Impassioned by our commitment to student progress and program completion, the College strives to address a wide variety of student learning needs through excellence in teaching, innovative and effective use of technology, multiple instructional methods and developmental and ESL programs that provide access to college-level programs. The College?s supportive learning environment fosters student success and faculty excellence. Through a culture of evidence and inquiry, the College is an effective steward of its physical, financial, and intellectual resources.