Required Qualifications: (As evidenced by an attached resume) Master's degree required. Seven (7) years of full-time experience in academic advising, counseling, or student services at the college or university level working with undergraduates. Significant program development experience. Experience managing operations of a student service office. Professional staff supervision experience in a higher education setting. Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating student retention and graduation initiatives. Experience in budget management, data management and reporting. Experience working with a diverse student population. Preferred Qualifications: Master's or Doctorate Degree in higher education, student affairs, social work, counseling, or related discipline. Eight (8) or more years of experience in academic advising, counseling, or student services at the college or university level working with undergraduates. Experience working with EOP or economically disadvantaged college students. Academic advising experience. Admissions or financial aid experience. Experience working collaboratively with faculty and academic departments. Experience utilizing advising, retention, and graduation-related technology tools. Experience providing professional development opportunities for staff. Primary Purpose: The Director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) oversees the University EOP program which advises and supports approximately 800 undergraduates. The EOP program is a partnership with the State University of New York (SUNY), providing holistic support to economically and academically disadvantaged students from New York State. Support services include financial aid, tutoring, counseling, and intensive 1:1 advising with small cohorts of students to ensure their retention, graduation, and success. The Director serves as the University's representative to SUNY Office of Opportunity Programs, provides leadership in all aspects of the program to support student success and graduation, supervises a team of 9 staff members, and works collaboratively with units that are within the Division of Undergraduate Education and across the Stony Brook campus. The incumbent must possess outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving; strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail; and strong leadership skills. Office Leadership, Operations, and Staff Supervision: The EOP Director provides overall leadership of the EOP program. This includes supervising all office services and operations, including tracking all 1:1 and small group counseling, tutoring services, and peer mentoring opportunities. The Director works collaboratively to maintain a high-quality program that is focused on student service and student advocacy, and strengthens the culture of success. The Director supervises the professional staff and faculty who support the summer program, oversees hiring, training, and evaluation of all staff members. The Director also provides professional development opportunities to promote staff growth and continuous learning. The Director has responsibility for budget planning and fiscal management. The Director ensures that the University complies with all SUNY reporting, including submitting regular required budgets and reports on outcomes of EOP students' progress and performance. Program Administration and Student Outreach: The EOP Director leads programming and event efforts that build community within the EOP program. This includes the coordination and administration of the EOP 5-week summer program for new students that provides an effective transition to Stony Brook and supports student success. The Director develops and updates the EOP summer and academic year curriculum. The Director also oversees recognition events, social activities, skill building
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