The Student Advisor for the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) will provide information, support, and academic advisement to prospective and current EOF students, fostering their retention through graduation and their achievement of other vocational and educational goals. The Student Advisor for EOF will demonstrate and promote a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
1. Advises prospective and current EOF participants and other students on academic and career development matters, through individual meetings, orientations, workshops, small group sessions, and seminars.
2. Monitors students' academic progress using prescribed program procedures, recommending necessary services to remedy academic deficiencies; implementing intrusive counseling strategies aimed at retaining students; facilitating graduation; and enabling transfer.
3. Collects necessary data, assists in report preparation, and maintains required documentation, all in a timely manner and in accordance with EOF Program regulations.
4. Provides general information regarding the college experience, and college programs, policies, and procedures.
5. Serves as a liaison between the College's Financial Aid Office and the EOF Program, assisting in the collection of necessary documentation to foster the timely awarding of financial aid to eligible program participants.
6. Makes appropriate referrals to outside agencies for resolution of student personal concerns.
7. Facilitates communication between students, faculty, and other College staff in resolving participant issues.
8. Provides evening academic advisement support when applicable and support for College registration events.
9. Conducts orientations, workshops, small group sessions, and seminars, including career exploration workshops, and other career related services.
10. Participates in various retention initiatives.
11. Supports the implementation of a plan to recruit, identify, and select potential EOF students, including visits to local high schools and community organizations to promote the EOF Program and the College.
12. Ability to work directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
1. Bachelor's degree required.
2. Bilingual preferred.
3. Experience in a community college environment preferred.
4. Familiarity with the goals of the EOF Program.
5. Ability to work as a part of a cross-functional team in an innovative environment.
6. Willingness to continually learn, change, and innovate as College policies and/or customer demands require.
7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population.
8. Good oral and written communication skills.
9. Excellent customer service skills.
10. Computer literacy (Working knowledge of Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Word).
11. Valid driver's license, insurance, and personal vehicle.
Camden County College is one of the largest, most comprehensive community colleges in New Jersey and the surrounding region and is a vital resource for transfer education, workforce training, and cultural events. Its three distinct locations in Blackwood, Camden and Cherry Hill – along with its satellite locations in Lakeland, Sicklerville and elsewhere throughout the County – share the common mission of providing accessible, affordable higher education and occupational study to all who can benefit.The College also is recognized nationally as a leader in technology programs such as video game design/development and photonics. In addition, it is acknowledged for maintaining low tuition rates for many years. Perhaps most importantly, CCC is known for responding to the changing needs of the communities and students it serves by continuously updating its programs and services to support the economic development in this area and the professional and personal development of residents.