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OSP/EOF Counselor

New Jersey City University

Last Updated: 7/27/21

Job Description



SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Associate Director, the OSP counselor provides personal, academic, financial, and career services to the OSP population in direct support the Program’s mission and goals.


  • Retains assigned caseload by working very closely with students to explore and clarify their majors and career goals to reach those goals.

  • Process students’ Financial Aid, Registration, and Add/Drop information.

  • Interviews and recommends re-admit and transfer students for acceptance into the Program.

  • Prepares written reports as required by the Director and the Associate Director.

  • Identifies problem areas and meets with the Associate Director to implement targeted plans of action.

  • Assists the Associate Director in the training and onboarding of student staff for the Peer Counseling Summer Program Staff and serves as a supervisor and mentor.

  • Assists in the development, implementation, and assessment of the OSP Summer Academy. Responsible for a caseload of initial year freshmen.

  • Assists with the OSP screening process for the purpose of recommending initial year students for the pre-freshmen Summer Program.

  • Teaches OSP sections of Orientation to College.

  • Assists in implementing workshops and coordinating various types of academic and social activities.

  • Serves as OSP liaison to assigned colleges within the University.

  • Works closely with other administrative offices and academic departments.

  • Assists in the placement of students into Co-op Education, Graduate/Professional Schools and preparatory special enrichment programs designed to enhance students’ careers.

  • Maintains confidential files on assigned caseload.

  • Serves on OSP and University committees and other assigned duties as needed.

REQUIREMENTS: Two years of experience in counseling, academic advisement, or related student development in a college setting.

EDUCATION: A master’s degree in education, psychology, social work, counseling, marketing or a related field.

PREFERRED SKILLS: Requires experience working with students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, excellent communication skills, especially public speaking, ability to work on group projects and team oriented tasks, ability to work with personnel in various college offices, and computer literacy with standard office applications.

EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience in counseling, academic advisement, or related student development in a college setting.

We offer a competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

New Jersey City University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.

Cut-Off Date for Filing Applications: April 12, 2021

Company Details

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States