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Fees for Posting Job Vacancies

The Council for Opportunity in Education will post your job vacancy announcement on our website for the following fees — $200.00 per announcement for Institutional Members and $400.00 per announcement for Non-Institutional Members.

Full payment or a purchase order must accompany the request. No request will be accepted without payment or purchase order. Please make all checks payable to the "Council for Opportunity in Education."

Submitting Announcements

There are three ways to submit your announcement.

  • E-mail credit card payment (VISA, American Express, and MasterCard only) and Job Vacancy Form Document is available for download (.pdf) (as an attachment) to Alvin Phillips (alvin.phillips@coenet.us).
  • Fax purchase order and credit card payments with job vacancy form to (202) 347-0786.
  • Mail check and job vacancy form to the following address — Council for Opportunity in Education, P.O. Box 90193, Washington, D.C. 20090-0193.

Note — We prefer the job vacancy form to be e-mailed as an attachment for faster publishing. Announcements will be posted to our website within "3" working days after receipt of payment and will remain posted for a period of 30 days.

The point of contact at COE for announcements is Alvin Phillips, (alvin.phillips@coenet.us) or phone at (202) 347-7430.

Listings

Student Services Specialist (TRIO Advisor)
South Mountain Community College (Phoenix, AZ)
Reference Number
311501
Deadline
Open until filled.
Contact
Vanessa Bustamante
7050 South 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85042
Phone — (602) 305-5676
E-mail — (vanessa.bustamante@southmountaincc.edu)
WWW — (https://careers.maricopa.edu/)
Description
South Mountain Community College is hiring two (2) Student Services Specialists (TRIO Advisors). One position will support the TRiO Upward Bound program and one will support the TRiO Student Support Services — STEP program. These position assists students with information on college admissions, placement testing, degrees/majors, financial aid, and enrollment. Assists with educational planning and registration, file maintenance, and program recruitment through presentations at high schools, South Mountain Community College, and/or other outreach events. Candidates will be screened and/or interviewed without partiality towards a program, however, candidates may indicate which program they prefer. As a strengths-based institution, we are dedicated to helping you determine and understand your own personal strengths, and will help you maximize them in the pursuit of your educational and career goals. For full job posting, please see (https://careers.maricopa.edu/).

Program Assistant/Research Assistant
Council for Opportunity in Education (Washington, D.C.)
Contact
Alvin Phillips
1025 Vermont Avenue N.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20005-3516
Fax — (202) 347-0786
E-mail — (alvin.phillips@coenet.us)
Description
Reports to the Senior Vice President for Membership & Human Resources and the Director of the Pell Institute who also serves as COE’s Vice President for Research. This is a shared position between the Senior Vice President for HR and Membership and the Vice President for Research and Director of the Pell Institute. This position will require the individual to provide support for both units.

Office Management Responsibilities: Responsible for securing and distributing supplies for use in office and at events; Serve as point-of-contact for Building Management requests; Maintain security system to include codes for keypad entry, codes for alarm system, and communication with Security Company; Prepare documents for distribution at meetings that fall under purview of Senior Staff; Make all travel arrangements for Staff trips on behalf of the Council; Provide support on initiatives handed down by President; and Other duties as assigned.

Pell Responsibilities: Assist in the development of reports and issue briefs; Subscription and production management for the Post-secondary Education Opportunity Newsletter; Keeping the Pell website content up to date; and Provide logistical and research support to the Indicators Report and other projects.

Event Management Responsibilities: Assist staff in developing presentations; Provide organizing and logistical support for conferences such as the Student Financial Aid Research Network Conference (SFARN), COE Policy Seminar, COE Annual Conference, and National Student Leadership Congress; and Manage the Staff Schedule for Annual Conference and Policy Seminar.

Fair Share Responsibilities: Maintain list of Fair Share points-of-contact in the field; Create and distribute monthly Fair Share reports; Engage with points-of-contact to encourage activity; Process incoming contributions and memberships to ensure accurate entry; and Reply to all inbound requests in a timely manner.

iMIS Data Responsibilities: Enter data in the iMIS database with high rate of accuracy; Manage the New Directors Initiative and distribute the New Directors Starter Kit; and Work with Business & Finance and Information Technology on items related to accurate recordkeeping.

Human Resource Responsibilities: Draft correspondence, memoranda, and reports; Contact publications to advertise job openings; Schedule appointments, meetings, and interviews; and Maintain listings of current staff for internal use.

Job Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and one to two years of equivalent experience required; Past participation in TRIO Program preferred; Ability to work as part of a team; Excellent written, oral communication skills and inter-personal skills; Excellent analytical skills; Ability to balance multiple responsibilities; General computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; Ability to meet deadlines; and Ability to work with a diverse constituency.

E-mail cover letter and resume to (alvin.phillips@coenet.us) with "Program Assistant/Research Assistant — Your Full Name" as subject.

Director of the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
Marymount Manhattan College (New York, NY)
Reference Number
3190
Deadline
November 6, 2018
Contact
Anne Marie Kenney
WWW — (https://www.spelmanandjohnson.com/position/director-of-the-higher-education-opportunity-program-heop/)
Description
The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) at Marymount Manhattan College provides academic support and supplementary financial assistance to all incoming pre-first year and continuing students enrolled in the program. Services include academic, career, financial aid, and social services counseling, tutorial services, specialized academic workshops, and a pre-first year summer program. The Director is responsible for providing leadership and financial management to the program in an effort to meet the program’s goals of recruiting, retaining, and graduating students of the program. The Director will oversee program activities and functions in accordance with guidelines by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). A master’s degree in higher education administration, counseling, college student personnel, or other relevant field, with five years of progressively responsible full-time related experience are required. Full announcement and application information can be found at (https://www.spelmanandjohnson.com/). Application review date is Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Director, Talent Search
University of Houston-Downtown (Houston, TX)
Reference Number
104073399
Deadline
October 6, 2018
Contact
Charlie Finch
Phone — (713) 221-8007
E-mail — (finchc@uhd.edu)
WWW — (https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/)
Description
The Director, Talent Search directs the operations of a program. The Director identifies and recruits middle and high school students, and provides guidance/assistance with secondary school completion, financial aid and post-secondary school enrollment.

For additional information and to apply, please visit (https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/).

The University of Houston-Downtown is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Manager, Upward Bound Program
Hagerstown Community College (Hagerstown, MD)
Deadline
Open until filled.
Contact
Rosie Oberholzer, Human Resources Recruitment Specialist
11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742-6514
Phone — (240) 500-2585
Fax — (301) 393-3823
E-mail — (rroberholzer@hagerstowncc.edu)
WWW — (https://jobs.hagerstowncc.edu/)
Description
Hagerstown Community College is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a Manager, Upward Bound Program position.

The Manager, Upward Bound (UB) Program manages daily administration and coordination of the UB program. The position is responsible for the implementation of all UB services includeing academic advisement, student counseling services, monitoring UB program activity, ensuring equal access to the program for all students, organizing and leading UB parent workshops, and other required UB services.

Master's degree required, preferably in psychology, counseling, educational leadership, or a similar field; minimum three years related work experience to include working with at-risk, low-income, and/or first generation students required; experience designing, managing and implementing UB, TRIO or other grant programs and curriculum development preferred. Experience overcoming barriers similar to UB students preferred.

For more information and to apply online, please visit (https://jobs.hagerstowncc.edu/). Questions may be directed to the HR Office at (240) 500-2585 or (hr@hagerstowncc.edu).

Director for Grants and Sponsored Programs
Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN)
Deadline
Open until filled.
Contact
Phone — (931) 221-7177
WWW — (http://apsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/9738/)
Description
The Director for Grants and Sponsored Programs reports directly to the Associate Provost for Research. The incumbent is responsible for leadership in all areas of the University in the pursuit of expanded funding of external grants, contracts, appropriations and awards to the University.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree; Excellent communication, strong analytical abilities and research skills; A minimum of three (3) years of related professional experience with proven track record of expanded acquisition of external funds; Successful experience in sponsored programs administration or other related higher education experience; Demonstrated ability to recruit extramural funding for specified goals; Expertise in government and private sector funding opportunities in support of higher education and research; and Expertise in federal, state and institutional regulations and policies governing administration of research programs, grants and contracts.

McNair Program Director
Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
Reference Number
14088BR
Deadline
August 1, 2018
Contact
Paul S. Ruiz
Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, 164 Administration Building, Box 45024, Lubbock, TX 79409-5024
Phone — (806) 742-7025
E-mail — (paul.ruiz@ttu.edu)
WWW — (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/workattexastech/)
Description
Texas Tech University seeks a Project Director for its recently funded Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program, a Federal TRIO Program funded by a five-year grant from the Department of Education (DOE) designed to increase the number of low-income/first-generation college students and students underrepresented in graduate education who pursue and earn Masters and Ph.D. degrees. Project Director will direct and provide leadership for the university’s McNair Scholars Program.

Master's Degree in Education, Counseling, or Public Administration from an accredited college/university. Ph.D. preferred. Apply at (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/workattexastech/). Reference 14088BR.

Director for Diverse Student Retention
Shippensburg University (Shippensburg, PA)
Contact
1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257-2200
Phone — (717) 477-1124
WWW — (https://jobs.ship.edu/)
Description
Develop retention and multicultural programs that support student success while incorporating a case management approach to working with students in providing mentoring, tutoring, supplemental instruction, seminars, workshops, student involvement programs, support groups etc. Oversee academic professional team members, staff, and Director of the Martin Luther King Program, a retention focused program for academically prepared minority students. Implement and deliver leadership development programs for students from underrepresented populations. Develop an annual minority student retention plan by collaborating across the University’s Colleges and Divisions to create an actionable set of retention measures focusing on the needs of students from underrepresented populations. Qualified candidates will have a Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in education, counseling, social work, student personnel or a related field. Experience advising first generation and low-income students from underrepresented populations in an educational setting is required. For a complete description and to apply go to (https://jobs.ship.edu/).

Associate Vice President and Dean for Student Success
Shippensburg University (Shippensburg, PA)
Contact
1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257-2200
Phone — (717) 477-1124
WWW — (https://jobs.ship.edu/)
Description
Shippensburg University is currently seeking an Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Success. Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, the Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Success is responsible for development and oversight of programs that enhance the academic and social development of students.

The position will supervise and provide leadership to the following administrative functions/units: Academic Development Programs, Academic Success Programs, Advisor Development and Support, International Programs, Learning Center, New Student and Family Programs, Office of Exploratory Studies, Retention and Graduation, Veterans Affairs, and Diverse Student Retention. Shippensburg University is a bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree granting institution with a rich history of teaching excellence. Established in 1871, Shippensburg has grown into a comprehensive regional public university, serving a population of over 5600 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students. For a complete description and to apply go to (https://jobs.ship.edu/).