Educational Opportunity Program Counselor (FT)

The EOP Counselor will maintain a counseling relationship with program students by providing individual and group counseling sessions relating to academic, financial, career and personal counseling matters; submit periodic and semester counseling reports as required by the Director; participate in the EOP orientation program; maintain office hours; work with students in the pre-freshman summer program; provide support to the EOP admissions process; maintain logs of daily counseling activities; monitor filing of financial aid applications; and participate in campus/community activities that involve EOP students.


  • Bachelor’s degree in counseling, college student personnel, or related field
    required. Master’s degree preferred.One to two years of experience providing personal, academic, financial or
    career counseling to students in a postsecondary setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students from historically disadvantaged
    and culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License. 
  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience as listed
  • General knowledge of methods used in keeping financial accounts and
  • Proficiency in current operating system used: Microsoft Office software,
    particularly Outlook/Google, Word and Excel.  Knowledge of Jenzabar EX is
    a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as necessary for working with diverse groups
    of people with varying backgrounds. Must communicate effectively with
    staff, faculty, administrators, students, athletes, and parents.


  • Provide academic coaching, study skills and soft skill development to
    program students
  • Provide one on one and/or group counseling to program students.
  • Academically advise and register program students
  • Provide financial counseling and guide students in maintaining satisfactory
    academic progress.
  • Provide career and transfer advisement to program students
  • Participate in the EOP Orientation program
  • Work with students and participate in the pre-freshman summer program
  • Offer office hours for program students
  • Creates and conducts workshops for program students
  • Maintain logs of daily counseling, advising or coaching activities
  • Submit periodic or semester reports as required by the Director
  • Establishes and maintains records on student performance
  • Participates in campus/community activities that involve EOP students
  • Perform other duties that are consistent with the EOP Counselor position,
    including participation on campus wide committees and attendance at
  • Additional hours will be required evenings and weekends in support of
    special projects and events
  • Local travel required. Overnight travel may be required
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the EOP Director.
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