This position is responsible for the overall administration of
New Jersey state-funded student programs -- the First Generation
Forward (Gen 1 ) Program through the Opportunity Meets Innovation
(OMI) Grant, which is designed to help first-generation,
Pell-eligible students. This includes the supervision, including
hiring responsibilities, for the staff of graduate interns.
Familiarity with grant writing and report writing is crucial. This
is a highly visible position on campus and in the community.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Administer and monitor the First Gen Forward (Gen 1) OMI grant
funds from the state of New Jersey. Work with Office of Financial
Aid to allocate state grant monies (book voucher) to qualified
First Gen Forward (Gen 1) students.
- Supervise all phases of the administration of the First Gen
Forward (Gen 1) OMI grant, including overseeing responsibilities
for the day-to-day operations of the program. Responsible for
assessment of program metrics, including retention and completion
rates, academic standing, and academic support utilization -
primarily through Compass/ Banner reports.
- Represent the university at OMI state meetings and represent
First Gen Forward (Gen 1) Program on university committees and task
forces, including the First Gen Forward Committee. Help to lead
retention efforts in Council for Student Success for Strategic Goal
- Oversee staff hiring and conduct staff evaluations. Partner
with the Academic Resource Center (ARC) regarding coaching,
mentoring, workshops, tutoring, and supplemental workshops.
- Coordinate the marketing and recruitment of the program for
incoming students with University admissions, Center for Academic
Success and ARC. Coordinate orientation, mid-year and end of year
programming for First Gen Forward (Gen 1) students.
- Develop policies and procedures for First Gen Forward (Gen 1);
implement goals and monitor compliance with both state regulations
and university policy. Other duties as assigned.
- Master's Degree required in education or related field. 5-8
years of professional experience.
- Knowledge of programs and experience with students in the
economically/educationally disadvantaged area is required.
- Oral (e.g., one-on-one presentations): Must be able to give
public addresses, meet with prospective students as part of
recruiting efforts and represent the university to the outside
community. Written (e.g., press releases, completing forms): Must
be able to submit state report documentation in a timely manner,
write reports for both the university and the external
Seton Hall University is
committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the
principles of affirmative action.