Marymount Manhattan College (MMC) is an independent, private, dynamic liberal arts college on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Faithful to the vision of its founders, the College has a long history of reaching out to diverse populations in need of higher education. MMC was one of the founding participants of the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) in 1969. The College student body continues to become more diverse, as we recruit students from underrepresented groups, including more first generation, LGBTQ, and ethnically diverse students from a national pool. In addition to our liberal arts programs, we include theater, dance, business, and communication and media arts. Providing a small college experience in the heart of the city, MMC has about 2,000 full-time students with an 11:1 student-teacher ratio. Small class sizes make possible boundless opportunities for community-based and hands-on learning. MMC graduates identify themselves as creative change makers.
The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) at Marymount Manhattan College provides academic support and supplementary financial assistance to all incoming pre-first year and continuing students enrolled in the program. Services include academic, career, financial aid, and social services counseling, tutorial services, specialized academic workshops, and a pre-first year summer program. Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, the Director is responsible for providing leadership and financial management to the program in an effort to meet the program’s goals of recruiting, retaining, and graduating students of the program. The director will oversee program activities and functions in accordance and compliance with guidelines by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). Additional responsibilities include representing MMC at regional and state HEOP network meetings and identifying and developing grant or other externally fundable proposals in support of the program.
Through strong relationship development and collaboration, the Director will work with Academic Advisement and Financial Aid Offices to determine each student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP); counsel students on academic, financial, residential, and/or social matters; and oversee the admissions and financial aid packaging process in collaboration with the Office of Admissions and the Financial Aid Office. Additionally, the Director will work closely with faculty and staff in providing information about the HEOP program and developing programming for students including: Pre-First Year Interview Day, Pre-First Year Advisement Days, 6-week summer program, scholar receptions, and student celebrations. Through a demonstrated understanding of identity development and intersectionality of other areas of diversity, the Director will maintain knowledge and sensitivity toward the academic, social, cultural, wellness, and financial needs of low income and first generation students.
The Director supervises one full-time HEOP Counselor/Coordinator and one part-time clerical support person.
A master’s degree in higher education administration, counseling, college student personnel, or other relevant field, with five years of progressively responsible full-time related experience are required. The successful candidate should have direct working knowledge of institutional policies and best practices regarding higher education opportunity program(s) or other compliance-based cohort programs in higher education, with a track record of innovative program/workshop development and assessment. They should possess the ability to build and support a cohesive team, and the ability to foster strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. In addition, the successful candidate should have excellent oral and written skills in English and experience in either project, grant, or budget management. Experience in collegiate student advising and support, working with economically and academically disadvantaged students, as well as students with learning and physical disabilities is preferred.
Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin immediately; to ensure full consideration, materials should be submitted no later than Tuesday, November 6, 2018. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Anne-Marie Kenney at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
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