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Educational Opportunity Program Counselor

SUNY Cobleskill
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Start date
Dec 7, 2023

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Company Description:

As a premier institution in agriculture and technology, SUNY Cobleskill calls all learners to grow, to sustain, and to renew the world and its citizens. The College acts as a reflection of, and a catalyst for, advancement in our fields. With an emphasis on applied learning and experiential education, SUNY Cobleskill prepares students for successful careers, advanced studies, and engaged citizenship.  

Founded in 1911, SUNY Cobleskill enrolls approximately 2000 students in 55 diverse majors. The campus sets the standard for applied education that extends theory into practice. SUNY Cobleskill is a community characterized by empathy, inclusivity, respect, personal growth, integrity, and a collaborative spirit fostering well-being and sustainable practices. We recognize and celebrate student, faculty and staff achievements. We take pride in our campus and encourage collaboration with our surrounding communities.

Our modern, 902-acre campus features outstanding educational facilities, including an equestrian center, 200-cow dairy facility, cold and warm water fish hatcheries, specialized classrooms and scientific laboratories, two state-of-the-art culinary arts teaching kitchens, child development and childcare centers, and an art gallery and graphic design center. 

Drawing on a rich academic tradition that spans more than 100 years, our purpose remains constant; to educate future entrepreneurs, scientists, thought leaders, artists, educators, and practitioners to contribute to the sustainability of a healthy and prosperous societal existence in concert with a robust environment. 

Job Description:

Responsible for providing personal, academic, and financial aid advisement, on-going progress assessment, case management, crisis intervention, referrals to campus resources, workshop presentations, and assist in the planning and implementation of the EOP Summer Program for a population of economically disadvantaged and academically at-risk students.  Assist students in psycho-social and academic growth through regular individual and group counseling sessions.  Assist students in developing a support network at SUNY Cobleskill.  Maintain accurate and comprehensive counseling records on all assigned students.  Submit required counseling reports.



  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's preferred.
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose education and experience are in the human services or related field.
    • One to two years human services experience preferred.
  • Experience working with diverse student population.

Additional Information:

  • This is an SL-3 position, with a salary range of $53,151 - $57,840.
  • This is a term appointment.
  • This position offers full New York State benefits which are some of the most comprehensive in the country.
  • SUNY Cobleskill is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community for our students and employees. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of the background check.
  • This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

SUNY Cobleskill is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, and ensuring equal educational and employment opportunity and access to services, programs and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, or any other legally protected status.  Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation during the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Office at (518) 255-5514.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at   

SUNY Cobleskill's Tile IX Coordinator is Amanda Clark, who can be contacted via phone at 518-255-5445, email at, or mailing address of SUNY Cobleskill,  Knapp Hall Room 123, Cobleskill, NY 12043.

Application Instructions:

The application review process will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Priority is given to applications submitted by November 6, 2023.

A complete application consists of the following:

1. Letter of application, addressing qualifications, position responsibilities, and college values  
2. Current CV or Resume
3. Names, emails and phone numbers of at least three professional references, preferably former supervisors 

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SUNY Cobleskill

The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill is an accredited, baccalaureate, residential college with a rich academic tradition spanning more than 100 years. With an emphasis on experiential education, SUNY Cobleskill prepares students for successful careers, advanced studies, and engaged citizenship. Our founding principle that students “learn by doing” was formalized in 2016 with the SUNY system’s first applied learning requirement, guaranteeing that every student graduates with real-world experience in their field of study. 

Students live and learn on a modern, 902-acre campus that features outstanding educational facilities, including:

  • Contiguous farm with new equestrian center and 200-cow dairy facility
  • The northeast’s largest cold-water fish hatchery
  • Specialized classrooms and laboratories
  • Student-run restaurant
  • USDA-approved meat laboratory
  • Nationally accredited child development and child care centers
  • Design Center and art gallery
  • 10 residence halls

The new Center for Environmental Science and Technology and the $38.7-million Center for Agricultural and Natural Resources provide students with state-of-the-art facilities to pursue study and research opportunities in Environmental and Energy Technology, Plant Sciences, Fisheries & Wildlife, and Animal Sciences.

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