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Director of EOF

Georgian Court University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 23, 2022
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  • The Director of the Educational Opportunity Fund program is responsible for leading and managing the Educational Fund Program (EOF). The director is also responsible for promoting and facilitating student success, administering policies, governing programming and funding compliance, preparing quarterly and annual reports for the State of New Jersey, and serving as a liaison to both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Manage and provide leadership and direction to the Office of the Educational Opportunity Fund Program.
  • Serve as a liaison with the New Jersey State EOF Program, other campus offices, and off campus agencies as needed.
  • Ensure all areas of responsibility operate within the policies and procedures of the college and applicable governing agencies.
  • Administers policies governing funding for programs, staff, and student aid.
  • Lead, implement, and interpret all data and project policies and procedures for compliance with State audits; maintain knowledge of current policies and trends; modify grant activities to maintain compliance with the State of New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education updates and changes.
  • Responsible for strategic, budgetary, planning, assessment and evaluation of programs/services within EOF program; provide direction and assistance in preparation of budget requests; monitor budgeting expenditures.
  • Prepare and supervise the preparation of EOF reports for internal and external sources, including the annual funding proposals and effectiveness reports for EOF.
  • Ensure the active recruitment of students to EOF program to successfully serve students from economically and educationally disadvantaged areas within the State of New Jersey.
  • Participate in admissions/recruitment and financial aid program processes of under-represented students.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments and offices to develop, implement, and assess strategies aimed at improving retention, graduation, and post-secondary education enrollment goals for students in the EOF program.
  • Develop cross-functional partnerships necessary to promote and advance the interests of EOF students and functional areas.
  • Coordinate a residential summer program for incoming EOF freshmen, providing academic and life skills necessary for college success.
  • Lead and direct planning, implementing, and evaluating project activities to include services that meet the immediate needs of current and prospective students as well as facilitate early intervention strategies.
  • Hire, supervise, develop, monitor and evaluate staff performance.
  • Conduct professional development activities for direct reports and departmental staff.
  • Work with team members to utilize data to make informed decisions, engage in process improvement, and measure the impact of their work.
  • Maintain and use systems to inform and regularly communicate with applicants, students, and alumni; ensure that comprehensive participant records and related program files and records are developed and timely.
  • Responsible to develop and implement project plans and support services including academic planning, financial literacy, advising, transfer assistance, and academic support in accordance with college policies, procedures and requirements specified in the respective grant applications and in accordance with the State's guidelines and regulations.
  • Serves as an advocate for students by representing their needs to university staff, faculty, and administrators.
  • Optimize and leverage the use of technology to create efficiencies, maximize effectiveness and respond to the needs of students.
  • Anticipate, address, and resolve concerns presented by parents and family members of students, and other internal and external constituent groups.
  • Serve on university wide committees and taskforces as requested.
  • Integrate the core values of respect, compassion, integrity, justice and service in all aspects of interaction.
  • Represent the university at on-campus and off-campus events.
  • Master’s degree required, preferably in Student Personnel Services, Student Development, Higher Education Administration, Educational Psychology or related field.
  • Five or more years of work experience in higher education; three or more years of supervisory experience required.
  • Experience in administering grants, projects, budget management, and supervision of personnel; Demonstrated ability to balance program development, supervision, and one-on-one interaction with students.
  • Experience with programs or services that serve economically and educationally disadvantaged student populations, preferably at the college level; experience working with diverse populations, low-income and first generation.
  • Ability to advocate for students from diverse populations, groups and backgrounds, primarily economically/educationally underserved students.
  • Competence in managing financial resources; program design and implementation; familiarity with institutional research processes, design, completion, and assessment of student learning outcomes and program evaluations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, Internet, e-mail, database application management, etc.), and an aptitude for learning new software.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of current practices student affairs/higher education and student development theories.
  • Ability to prioritize work and perform well under pressure.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively supervise and lead a staff of professionals.
**Effective October 1, 2021, proof of vaccination or submission of weekly COVID-19 tests are required for all Georgian Court employees. A copy of your CDC vaccination card should be shared with the Office of Human Resources before your first day of employment. All information will be kept confidential**

**Must be US work authorized**

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