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HEOP Counselor

Alfred University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 9, 2023

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 deadlines.
  • Monitor student progress through ongoing communication with faculty, tutors, staff, and administrators, and counsel students on academic probation
  • 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.
  • Abilities:
    • 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 required.
  • 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 of students.
  • 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.

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