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Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is an award-winning, comprehensive urban college
serving one of the most historic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States.
HCCC students were born in 119 countries and speak 29 different languages. The diversity
and the multitude of our community’s cultures, life experiences, skills and aspirations,
are the very values and traits that empower us to be productive and caring members
of our society.
HCCC embodies an unwavering commitment to student success and an intentional focus
on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2019, the President’s Advisory Council on
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (PACDEI) was instituted to develop new levels of understanding
and access and advance the College’s commitment to transparency and inclusion. We
are proud of the differences we share, which are the foundation for the life changing
and transformational education we offer and the social mobility we provide to the
communities we serve.
HCCC has three campuses located just minutes from Manhattan: the Journal Square campus
in Jersey City and North Hudson Campus in Union City are adjacent to vital transportation
hubs; the Secaucus Center has abundant parking. Fully accredited by the Middle States
Commission on Higher Education, the College offers courses and classes in a wide variety
of disciplines to the people and businesses of Hudson County, one of the most ethnically
diverse areas of the United States. The College was recently recognized with the 2021
Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Northeast Regional Equity Award,
and the 2021 INSIGHT Into Diversity’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. In 2016 the Gabert Library
was one of three academic libraries in the United States to receive the Excellence
in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries
(ACRL), and in 2019 the HCCC Tutoring Center received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding
Learning Center Award for Two-Year Institutions. In 2019, the College joined Achieving
the Dream, a network of high achieving community colleges, part of its expanding effort
toward continuous improvement in student success.
HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater
New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for
further undergraduate and graduate education. Hudson County Community College is proud
of its culture of care and invites applications from those wishing to join a community
dedicated to promoting student success in all forms.
The College is currently searching for a full-time Assistant Director of EOF to serve
on our team. The Assistant Director of EOF will assist in the management of the daily
activities of the College’s Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) office within the Center
for Academic & Student Success in support of the College’s mission and to provide
financial grants and academic support services to eligible students.
- In consort with the Director, EOF, implements, administers, monitors, and assesses
EOF programs that offer a full range of support services including financial assistance
through grants, counseling, academic advising, and supplemental instruction, tutoring
services, academic enrichment classes, transfer guidance, and career advisement to
eligible students from educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Assists the Director regarding the ongoing activities of the EOF office to ensure
the review, verification, and awarding of EOF financial assistance and support services
to eligible students:
- Assists in the development, implementation, and monitoring of effective departmental
policies and procedures that support the goals and objectives of the EOF office and
the Student Affairs Division to offer financial assistance and support services to
a diverse and multi-cultural community;
- Follows, observes, and enforces Federal and State financial assistance rules and regulations,
rules and regulations defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA),
as well as established College policies and procedures to ensure continued office
compliance. Operates within EOF program guidelines as defined by N.J. State funding
rules and regulations, EOF program criteria, and established College policies and
- Actively promotes the role of the EOF program office to students, parents, faculty,
and the community. Encourages student involvement and emphasizes the value of program
services and support. Strives to increase student enrollment through innovative recruiting
plans, advertising, promotional opportunities, program literature, etc. Visits high
schools, conducts presentations to students and faculty regarding EOF program, distributes
applications, and emphasize the College’s commitment to providing educational opportunities
and support to eligible students;
- Performs individual screening of students, determines eligibility for EOF program
by EOF program criteria and makes a recommendation for the selection of students for
participation in the program. In tandem with Financial Assistance office, performs
financial aid counseling, data/income verification, and determines and communicates
EOF program award amounts for individual students, etc.
- Oversees the EOF summer program by recruiting program participants, assists in the
hiring of summer program staff, develops and assess academic curriculum, reviews and
keeps track of summer program budget, and prepares final summer expenditure report.
- Throughout program participation, works one-on-one with an assigned caseload of students.
Tracks the ongoing progress of all students participating in the program, provides
advice and counseling, supports them in maintaining an acceptable level of academic
status, and provides assistance in the transfer process to a four-year institution.
Interacts with the Center for Academic & Student Success offices to facilitate each
student’s progression from entry into the program through graduation.
- Provides training to EOF Counselors regarding the EOF program to ensure knowledge
of current and changing program rules and regulations, eligibility, and student selection
- Develops and coordinates various forums and workshops for students; e.g., parenting
skills, peer mentoring, etc. Utilizes assessment tools to assess the needs of the
EOF student population to provide services.
- Assists in the development and maintenance of various documentation and records. Prepares
periodic reports, documents, etc., as required by relevant federal and state rules
and regulations and established College policies and procedures. Participates in
the preparation of the annual report.
- Assists in the development and implementation of process improvement systems to streamline
work activities and enhance existing procedures.
- In the absence of the Director, performs all duties and responsibilities of the Director.
On a daily basis, provides leadership, advice, training, and guidance to staff:
- Assists in the assessment of staffing need to make recommendations regarding effective
hiring decisions. Oversees staff training and recruitment. Recommends the termination
of staff, as necessary;
- Distributes work assignments to staff;
- Conducts and attends staff meetings to promote a constant flow of information, open
discussions, knowledge sharing, and to keep staff well-informed;
- May serve as a liaison with EOF Central Office and EOF program auditors to ensure
strict compliance with program criteria and to serve as an information resource throughout
audits being conducted;
- Provides input and recommendations regarding the performance and skill base of all
- May communicate performance goals, assists in the completion of performance evaluations
within established timeframes; may provide feedback, act on performance improvement
plans, and implement necessary disciplinary action, as needed.
- Effectively collaborates with all staff members of the Student Affairs Division to
work towards the achievement of common goals regarding the development, promotion,
administration, enhancement, and growth of the complete Division program. Interacts
regularly with Admissions, Counseling and Advisement, Bursar Office, and various Academic
Affairs Departments staff to facilitate EOF program participation and the student
award determination process.
- Provides input to the Director regarding the development of the annual department
budget. Monitors EOF program budget, operates within established budget constraints,
monitors budget allocations, and identifies and resolves budget variances to ensure
adherence to the approved annual budget.
- Continues to develop professional and management skills through independent research,
networking, attending seminars and workshops, etc., to maintain awareness of current
and changing trends in education and specific to disciplines in the area of responsibility.
Remains knowledgeable of regulatory issues specific to EOF program operations and
related administrative activities.
- Represents the College to external constituencies, serves on various internal and
external committees and projects a positive self-image of professionalism, appearance,
confidentiality, courtesy, conduct, honesty, fairness, and personal integrity at all
- Manages and performs other related activities, as required. Actively participates
and manages special projects, as required. Remains flexible and adaptable in work
schedules and work assignments as defined by College and departmental needs.
Education and Experience
Minimum of a Master’s degree in Education, Student Personnel Services, or related
field required with a minimum of three years of related work experience. Prior supervisory
or management experience also preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques in program management, design,
implementation, assessment, and administration required with the ability to plan,
organize and manage the operations of related programs and activities. Effective
verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal, and customer service skills
required to effectively collaborate with prospective, new and existing students, Division
Deans, faculty, advisors, counselors, and all levels of employees and management.
Computer proficiency also required. An understanding of and commitment to the role
of a comprehensive community college in an urban multi-cultural setting also required,
with prior experience in working with non-traditional students from diverse cultural
and ethnic backgrounds being essential.
For full consideration please send resume, cover letter, salary expectations, and
a list of three professional references to the Director of EOF Jose Lowe; jloweFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE
As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence
in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.
HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to
ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment
are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position
being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.