The University at Albany SUNY — Director, Educational Opportunities Program

The University at Albany SUNY seeks an inspiring leader to provide administrative and programmatic leadership for student success in the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP). The Program provides admission and support for economically and educationally disadvantaged students who are residents of New York State. The ultimate goal of EOP is to make higher education possible for students who lack the normal credentials for college admission, but who have the potential and motivation for academic success. The Program provides direct aid and support services designed to help students who need assistance in academic, financial, social and personal matters.

UAlbany’s EOP was established in 1968 as one of the first Educational Opportunities Programs in the State University of New York System. The Program is jointly funded by the University and the State University of New York State-wide System Office of Special Programs. EOP enrolls and serves more than 700 students annually and achieves persistence and graduation rates that exceed UAlbany’s averages for undergraduate students.

The Director is responsible for all aspects of the Program’s general operation, programming, fundraising, and involvement in University activities and initiatives. They will be committed to integrating the Program into the University’s overall educational mission and supporting the Program’s contribution to the strategic plan. The Director is responsible for day-to-day operations and for developing and managing the Program’s annual budget, which sums to $3.6 million for staff salaries, direct aid, tutoring, summer orientation, and special projects.

The Director supervises a staff of 17 full and part-time employees (16.4 FTE), including seven counselors, eight instructors, an office manager, and a part-time fiscal officer. Graduate and undergraduate student assistants are also involved as study group facilitators, tutors, and program aides.

This position reports to the Senior Vice Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. The responsibilities and qualifications are described on UAlbany’s HR web-page.