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Estimated Pay $15 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Schenectady, New York

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Category:: Professional
Department:: Student Affairs
Locations:: Schenectady, NY
Posted:: Mar 21, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 173903

About SUNY Schenectady County Community College:

is one of the State University of New York's finest two-year colleges located in upstate New York's vibrant and growing Capital Region, with easy access to Boston, NYC, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Montreal and scenic Hudson Valley, all of which are just a few hours away. SUNY Schenectady is a premier college that provides quality, comprehensive education for transfer, career, training and workforce development to a diverse population in a student centered environment. The College offers more than 50 transfer and career programs in science, aviation, culinary, music, and liberal arts, and serves more than 5,000 students. We take pride in being an urban campus with a small town feel.

SUNY Schenectady is dedicated to cultivating an environment that celebrates diversity, prioritizes inclusion, and insists on equitable access. is central to our vision and mission; we know that to foster a sense of belonging and preserve connectedness, we must create and maintain working and learning spaces that welcome, respect, and appreciate difference. SUNY Schenectady provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law. We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:

SUNY Schenectady County Community College is seeking to hire a full-time EOP Success Coach in the Student Affairs division. The Educational Opportunity Program is a New York State college access and academic support program available to students whose educational and economic circumstances prevented them from demonstrating their potential. EOP provides a broad range of services, including tutoring, skill development workshops, leadership opportunities, mentoring, counseling, advisement, pre-freshman summer experience, and modest financial support. Established in 1967, the State University of New York's Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) has helped promising students overcome financial and academic barriers to attend a SUNY college, earn a degree, and achieve their life goals.

Under the general direction of the Director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), the EOP Success Coach is a staff (unrepresented) full-time 12-month appointed position. The EOP Success Coach provides strategies and tools to help students have a successful learning experience and acclimate to the academic environment. The EOP Success Coach assists students with goal setting, academic success skills, utilizing appropriate academic resources, and navigating university policies, procedures, and resources. The position involves monitoring student progress towards graduation by extracting, analyzing, and reporting on student progress utilizing available databases and resources. The Success Coach is responsible for maintaining accurate/updated records of student interactions and providing services and guidance to all students who meet the income and academic EOP guidelines. The Success Coach is expected to work evening and occasional weekend hours during specific times in the academic year.


  • Promote completion and success for (EOP) students, tracking student academic progress and encouraging students who can benefit from tutoring and other support services.
  • Maintains an advising/counseling relationship with program students by providing individual and group counseling sessions relating to academic, financial, career and personal counseling matters, and linking students to various academic support systems and other support services.
  • Provide counseling that focuses on adaption to the campus environment, goal development, academic planning, problem resolution, and other areas that help to increase student self-sufficiency and independence.
  • Report and discuss student academic and personal concerns with supervisor and other college personnel as appropriate, and refer students to the appropriate college and/or community services.
  • Maintain confidentiality of student information according to FERPA and professional ethics.
  • Attend appropriate meetings of the EOP Advisory Board, the Student Affairs Division and campus retention meetings.
  • Work collaboratively with the campus community while serving as a productive member of the EOP program.
  • Keep abreast of current issues and trends in higher education retention, and provide excellent student service through the implementation of a student-centered philosophy.
  • Collaborative communication style with ability to lead by positive example and influence.
  • Maintain a student records management system using computer proficiency.
  • Serve occasional evening hours and participate in all student orientation programs and workshops.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher required.
  • At least one year of experience working with one or more of the following areas:
  • Higher education, public school, academic support, counseling or a related field required.
  • Experience working with economically and/or educationally disadvantaged populations preferred.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated background or skills in education, tutoring, counseling, or human services
  • Demonstrated interest and skills in working with socioeconomically and ethnically diverse populations, and be able to identify academic needs and offer solutions
  • Intermediate computer skills are required including Microsoft Office (WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT)
  • Must be able to work occasional and periodic evenings and weekends hours

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree preferred.

Special Information:

  • VISA sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Offers of employment will be conditional based on the successful completion of a background check and verification of official college transcripts

Additional Information:

Salary: $45,000/ per year

At SUNY Schenectady, salary is only one aspect of your compensation package.

Benefits and perks:

As a full-time team member here, you'll enjoy:

  • Comprehensive health care coverage
  • Dental and vision coverage
  • A choice of retirement systems
  • A deferred compensation program
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Two on-site childcare providers
  • Discounted YMCA health club membership
  • Plus additional savings programs and perks!

Application Instructions:

Applications Due By: Applications accepted until position is filled.

If you need a disability-related accommodation to apply to this position, please contact the Human Resources Office at (518) 381-1218 or .

Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for this position:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Completed SUNY Schenectady Employment Application
  • References: Please provide three professional references which include name, title, and contact information

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the College's current campus security policies. SUNY Schenectady County Community College's Annual Security Report is available .

SUNY Schenectady is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United Stated and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.