HEOP Assistant Director

HEOP Assistant Director, Center for Student Success

Mount Saint Mary College seeks an assistant director for its Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP).

The HEOP is a comprehensive academic support program for academically and economically disadvantaged students. The HEOP Assistant Director is a member of the HEOP professional staff, a unit of the Center for Student Success (CSS), and reports to the Director of the CSS & HEOP. Primary responsibilities include assisting in the management of key program elements, counseling students in academic, financial and personal matters, as needed and in an appropriate and sensitive manner, among other duties. The position occasionally requires evening and weekend hours.

The ideal candidate possesses the skills and demeanor to be an effective educator and role model for HEOP students.

A master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education and 3-5 years’ experience as a FT staff person in an opportunity program or social service program that serves a similar student population is required; a master’s degree in counseling, social work or a related discipline is preferred. Candidates must possess the ability to speak effectively to a variety of college constituents, including faculty, parents and college staff. The ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable.

For additional information on HEOP please visit: http://www.msmc.edu/Admissions/heop

Candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter (as one document) that demonstrates 1) the candidate’s knowledge of issues confronting first-generation college students from low-income households in the context of higher education and college success; and, 2) a brief outline of the candidate’s philosophy toward providing support for students served in programs such as HEOP.

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