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Director of Educational Opportunity Program

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SUNY Budget Title: Director of Educational Opportunity Program
Salary Level/Grade: SL5
Work type: Full time
Location: Brockport, NY
Department: Arthur O Eve - E O P Program


Founded in 1835, State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport is an exceptional regional comprehensive public university that offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, business, education, health, humanities, social sciences, and STEM. The University’s curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and emphasizes experiential learning.   

Located only a few miles from Lake Ontario in a quaint “Village on the Erie Canal,” SUNY Brockport is conveniently situated between the cities of Rochester and Buffalo — the fourth and second largest cities in New York State. Inspiring excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation is our mission. Join the inclusive community of dedicated faculty, staff, and students who together are Building a Better Brockport!  

SUNY Brockport has a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. We welcome individuality and encourage you to utilize your unique talents and bring your skills as we collaboratively strive to build meaningful lives and vibrant communities.   

Job Summary: SUNY Brockport seeks an inspiring, dynamic leader to lead its Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). In this role, the Director will be responsible for the overall coordination of the Program, including operating within the SUNY EOP guidelines to achieve student recruitment, matriculation, persistence and completion goals. The State University of New York’s Educational Opportunity Program provides access, academic support and financial aid to students who show promise for succeeding in college but who may not have otherwise been offered admission. The ultimate goal of EOP is to make higher education possible for high potential students from underserved backgrounds. The Program is jointly funded by SUNY Brockport and the State University of New York State-wide System Office of Special Programs.

The Director is responsible for creating a supportive environment that promotes academic and personal success, through high quality advising, academic interventions, transitional support and student engagement. The Director is responsible for all aspects of the Program’s operations, budget, recruitment, retention and programming, with a strong emphasis on creating a sense of community among students. The Director will be committed to incorporating the Program into the university’s overall educational mission and supporting the Program’s contribution university-wide goals, strategic priorities, and initiatives.

Supporting more than 300 students annually, the EOP annual budget sums to approximately $1.5 million for staff salaries, direct aid, tutoring, summer orientation, and special projects. The Director supervises a staff of 12 full and part-time employees, including counselors, instructors, an administrative assistant, and graduate and undergraduate student assistants (peer mentors and tutors).
Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree by time of appointment from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized college or university.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in a leadership role in an opportunity program and/or academic success department or related field.
• Experience in supervision of professional staff.
• Deep understanding, expertise, and dedication to the needs and success of students from educationally and/or financially disadvantaged and/or underserved backgrounds.
• Demonstrated experience with diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
• Experience developing, organizing, and administering budgets.
• Strong personnel management skills including team development, strategic planning, the ability to manage multiple functions and organize institution resources to meet goals and objectives.
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree.
  • Progressively responsible leadership experience at a college or university.
  • Ability to foster an environment of exemplary professionalism and commitment among staff to build strong working relationships with other university departments.
  • Professional experience working in a SUNY EOP program.
  • Experience with collective bargaining and union environments.
  • Experience with Slate, Banner, MS Teams, or other relevant technology.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, statutes, campus processes, and awareness of law and policy proposals affecting EOP students.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Salary and Benefits: The Minimum Salary for this position is $90,000.
This position is benefits eligible; Find out more about benefits at Careers@Brockport!  This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Application Instructions: Visit jobs.hr.brockport.edu to complete an application including your cover letter that addresses required and preferred qualifications, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references. 
Background Investigation Statement:
All applicants are subject to a pre-employment background check.
Pre-Employment Drug Testing:
Pre-employment drug test and DOT physical may be required for positions requiring a valid Class A or B CDL driver's license with passenger endorsement.

New York State Executive Order:
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Non-Discrimination Statement/Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
SUNY Brockport does not discriminate. SUNY Brockport is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the university community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.


Diversity Statement:
SUNY Brockport is committed to creating and maintaining an equitable environment that welcomes, values, and supports individuals and communities who affirm human dignity. The University provides opportunities for engagement, learning, growth, and transformation to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

Reasonable Accommodations:
SUNY Brockport provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans, or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Office of Human Resources or email your request to Tamara Gouger, AVP for Human Resources and ADA Coordinator, at tgouger@brockport.edu. Determinations or requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

SUNY Brockport is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The University actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the University.


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