Organizationally positioned in RIT’s Division of Diversity and Inclusion, The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is a long-standing NYSED grant program committed to the recruitment and academic success of historically disadvantaged students with strong academic potential and personal initiative who would otherwise be excluded from higher education at a private New York State college or university. The program provides financial, academic and personal support to maximize student success.
Detailed Job Description
Reporting to the HEOP Program Director, the Assistant Director will provide student development-based comprehensive academic, financial, and personal/social counseling to maximize student potential for successful persistence and graduation. The Assistant Director will oversee and execute the HEOP Peer Mentoring and Probation Programs. Additionally, the Assistant Director will actively contribute to key department and program functions, such as candidate selection for Admissions, summer program planning and execution, and collaborative efforts between HEOP and other student support units within the Division. The Assistant Director is also responsible for leveraging technology to assist with program assessment and reporting.
Provide student development-based comprehensive academic, financial, and personal/social counseling to maximize student potential for successful persistence and graduation. Maintain organized files and appropriate documentation for NYSED audit and reporting.
Provide referrals to campus resources and apply best practices and theory-informed learning support strategies to maximize student success.
Build collaborative relationships with academic advisors to verify course withdrawal requests, degree audit for graduation, academic actions; and with financial aid counselor regarding satisfactory academic progress (SAP), student loan advising, and assistance with FAFSA and other financial aid verifications.
Oversee and execute the HEOP Peer Mentoring Program and the HEOP Probation Program, including budget and expenses, communications, planning, scheduling, implementation, assessment and reporting.
Collaborate and integrate planning efforts and department initiatives, and among department, Division and RIT units, to promote and provide high impact opportunities for low income HEOP students.
Exhibit tact and diplomacy, build on team strengths, and provide assistance and feedback as a constructive member of a dynamic team to realize the mission of the HEOP Program.
Collaborate with HEOP professional staff to interview all eligible candidates for HEOP admissions and assist with planning and execution of summer program workshops and activities.
Represent HEOP on Division committees, lead or assist with program activities/events, and other duties as assigned.
Pursue professional development as related to leadership, diversity, student learning and development.
Leverage technology to assist with program assessment, analyze data for evaluation to inform program improvement.
Required Minimum Qualifications
At least three years’ experience in college counseling and at least two years’ experience overseeing and/or coordinating student success program initiatives, especially for AALANA, low income, first-generation and underrepresented students.
Familiarity with college student development theories and academic success strategies.
Excellent communication skills. Microsoft Office Suite.
Required Minimum Education Level
Experience with student information systems (PeopleSoft SIS), learning management systems (myCourses), and assessment software programs such as Taskstream, Qualtrics.
Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.
Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References
How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
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