Associate Director - Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)

Posting Date: June 20, 2019

Closing Date: Open until filled

William Paterson University invites applications for the position of Associate Director, Educational Opportunity (EOF) Fund.  Under the direction of the Executive Director of the Educational Opportunity Fund Program and Academic Achievement, the Associate Director, Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)  provides oversight and leadership to the daily operations of the EOF Program.  This is a 12-month, full-time position.

Opportunities to contribute include the development and execution of comprehensive programs that enhance students’ educational, persistence, retention, graduation rates and academic success.  S/he works independently and collaboratively with all levels in the organization.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating and monitoring academic and retention Program related activities.
  • Providing support and development services for EOF students which include individual and group counseling, academic advisement and developing retention focused programs.
  • Developing and managing the EOF Summer Program.
  • Developing, coordinating and managing recruitment and interviewing processes for in-coming freshman students.
  • Assessing and following academic progress and probation programs.
  • Developing evaluation methods to measure departmental goals.
  • Tracking cohort retention and persistence trends.
  • Developing budgets and providing accurate and timely related reports.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Counseling Education, Psychology or Higher Education Administration or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Five (5) years of relevant professional experience in a higher education institution that includes two years of program development and implementation of EOF Summer Programs.
  • Supervisory experience which includes summer hiring, training and evaluating staff.
  • Excellence in interpersonal presentation and oral/written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule which includes evenings and weekends.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Ellucian’s Banner Student.
  • Hobsons Starfish platform.
  • Able to apply technology for practical and timely application

Attributes and Traits:

  • Demonstrated ability to support student success
  • Ability to influence and lead in an ethical manner
  • Able to problem solve in a way that moves programs and people forward
  • Thrives in a fast paced and high volume environment
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a multi-cultural environment


About William Paterson:

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. William Paterson University is also proud to be designated as a NASA MSI (Minority Serving Institution). The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City. 


Invitation to apply:     

Please click to apply for the position.

Interested candidates will be prompted to:

Complete an application

Submit a cover letter and resume

Provide names/contacts of three professional references

Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.


Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please email should you have any general questions related to this search.

The Clery Act (The Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistic Act) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the University Police Department website at the Clery Act page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the University Police Department upon request.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.