The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is a
partnership between Alfred University and the New York State
Education Department (NYSED). This program is designed for students
who have the potential and drive to further their education, but
due to limited academic and financial resources, would not
otherwise have the opportunity to attend college. The goal of HEOP
is to enroll, retain and graduate promising students who will
succeed at the college level and beyond.
The HEOP Counselor assists in the provision of individual and group
advising to selected HEOP students. They provide programming geared
to promoting students’ academic success. They conduct academic
skills assessment and coursework evaluation. They provide support,
motivation, and guidance in decision-making. This position reports
to the Director of HEOP and it is a full-time, on-site position.
The working hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm from Monday through Friday,
with occasional weekends and evenings when necessary.
- Provide academic, personal, financial, crisis, and career
advisement leading to the retention and graduation of a caseload of
HEOP students as assigned by the Director, as well as maintain
accurate case files on each student in the caseload.
- Participate with the Director in the recruitment of prospective
HEOP students by representing the program at College Fairs and
Scheduled high school visits as assigned by the Director
- Participate in planning, coordinating, and implementing the
four-five-week HEOP Summer Program.
- Attend weekly staff meetings, one-on-one meetings with HEOP
Director, professional development opportunities and serve on
college committees as assigned.
- Assist students with financial aid concerns by partnering with
the Office of Financial Aid, the Office of Student Accounts, and
the office of the Registrar to ensure students have completed all
necessary paperwork and met all institutional and federal
- Monitor student progress through ongoing communication with
faculty, tutors, staff, and administrators, and counsel students on
- Safety: Participate in safety training and comply with safety
rules, regulations, and protocols.
- Assume other related duties/responsibilities as delegated or
assigned by the HEOP Director.
- Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends in support of
programs and activities, conferences, and training.
- Ability to sit at a desk and/or look at screens for extended
periods of time.
- Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a social science or counseling field
- A minimum of one year's experience working with individuals
from diverse backgrounds preferred.
- Genuine interest in working with college students as well as
the ability to work well with, and relate to, a diverse population
- Have an energetic, engaging, positive personality and character
with the ability to encourage students to seek guidance and
participate in the program.
Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal
employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any
employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color,
sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical
or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin,
marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status,
domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status,
political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by
applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are
encouraged to apply.