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  • Counselor - Educational Opportunity Program Grant

    Erie Community College


    Education Opportunity Program
    $48,104.00 Annual
    *Union/Position Status:*
    *Posting Closing Date:*
    May 22, 2019

    DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:Under general direction of an administrator (i.e, Director, Dean, Vice President) the incumbent is responsible for professional counseling of college students to assist them in meeting their educational goals; supervision is exercised over clerical assistants. Counselors may be assigned duties in an area of specialization, such as — Admissions, Retention, Student Access Center (Disabilities), Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Bi-lingual Services, Personal Counseling, etc.—with duties specific to that specialization. On each campus, the activities of Counselors are supervised by a Counseling Chair. Counseling Chairs will collaborate with Directors, as deemed necessary, reporting to Senior Leadership. Does related duties as required.

    *TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:*Counsels students in areas of personal and academic areas so they can succeed in pursuit of their educational goals;Counselors will make referrals to outside services as deemed necessary; provide reports and follow ups as needed;Holistic counseling of students from prospects to admissions, through graduation/transfer/employment;Prepares case study material and correspondence; assists in collection of vocational material and college catalogs for transfer students;Prepares student material for various review teams;Meets with and confers with faculty, department heads, chairs and administration in an effort to assist students in solving their problems;Attends staff meetings, may attend professional conferences or in-service training; Assists with orientation program or testing;Assists with research and development for institutional growth; Counselors may collaborate with Academic Units;

    *KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:*Good knowledge of counseling techniques and procedures; good knowledge of educational methods and theory; ability to counsel effectively; ability to motivate students effectively; ability to get along well with others; ability to relate to needs of students; sound professional judgment; initiative and resourcefulness; industry and dependability; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

    *MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:*Graduation from a regionally accredited four (4) year college or university with a master’s degree in Counseling, Student Personnel Services or a related subject and two (2) years of counseling or advising experience.

    *Official transcripts will be required for successful candidates within 30 days of hire.*

    This is a grant-funded position and subject to funding approval.

    *Our mission to offer quality education includes exposing our students to a diverse range of cultures, experiences and expertise. At SUNY Erie Community College, we value diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.*

    Contact Human Resources at (716) 851-1840 with any questions.

    *Notice of Non-Discrimination*
    SUNY Erie Community College does not discriminate in admission, employment, or in the administration of any of its policies and programs on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, familial status, military status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, veteran status, criminal conviction, or any other characteristics protected by law. This applies to all students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors). Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting the Civil Rights Compliance Officer listed below. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.

    The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College’s non-discrimination policies:

    *Civil Rights Compliance Officer*
    Tracy Archie, Chief Diversity Officer
    Office of Equity and Diversity
    City Campus, Room 174, 121 Ellicott Street
    Buffalo, NY 14203
    (716) 851-1118

    For further information on notice of non-discrimination, please contact:
    New York Office
    United States Department of Education
    Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor,
    New York, N.Y., 10005-25010;
    Tel (646) 428-3800; Email:


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