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
Administers policies governing funding for programs, staff, and
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
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
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
Hire, supervise, develop, monitor and evaluate staff
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
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
Anticipate, address, and resolve concerns presented by parents
and family members of students, and other internal and external
Serve on university wide committees and taskforces as
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
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
Competence in managing financial resources; program design and
implementation; familiarity with institutional research processes,
design, completion, and assessment of student learning outcomes and
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal
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
Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Ability to effectively supervise and lead a staff of
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