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Ramapo College of New Jersey Title: in Mahwah, New Jersey


Student Development Specialist/Coordinator (Professional Services Specialist 3, U-21)

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Staff - Unclassified


Educational Opportunity Fund

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Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

Salary Range U21: $54,253.19-$59,682.91

*NOTE: Salaries for internal candidates are determined by the State of New Jersey and AFT, AFL-CIO Agreement and will follow promotional calculations as outlined in the bargaining unit agreement.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time, AFT position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. Note: This position is in the “NL” category of employment (non-fixed work week) An AFT- NL professional staff member or librarian who is required to work beyond 35 hours shall be compensated through compensatory time off. Compensatory time shall be earned for hours worked beyond the normal work week, or on an employee’s regular day off, if requested and approved by their supervisor.

Job Summary/Description:


Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey isNew Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, elementary education, nursing and social work. The College also offers articulated programs, including dental, optometry, chiropractic and health professions, as well as visual arts therapy and law, with colleges and institutions in New Jersey and New York.

Undergraduate students may choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and more than 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and an average class size of 23; affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty.


Under the direction of the Associate Director of EOF, the Student Development Specialist/Coordinator Instructional Support Services is responsible for providing holistic academic, financial, career, and personal advisement to a caseload of EOF program students. As a liaison to the academic schools on matters of instructional support service delivery, the Student Development Specialist will develop, coordinate, manage, and evaluate such programs and services.



  • Provide advisement to caseload of undergraduate EOF students, monitoring and evaluating their academic progress through advisement and assessment using the CONNECT, Web Self-Service, and U.Achieve systems to ensure students are actively engaged in their educational progress and meeting EOF program requirements.

  • Participate in the planning, orientation, and delivery of the Pre-Freshman Summer Studies Program, including teaching a summer seminar course.

  • Coordinate and oversee the recruitment, hiring, implementation, and evaluation of the academic/instructional support services/staff (supplemental instruction and tutoring) for EOF program.

  • Be aware of campus resources such as Center for Health and Counseling, Financial Aid, Student Success, etc. to address psychological, socio-adjustment, academic, and social needs.

  • Be knowledgeable of the financial aid process while assisting students in procurement of grants, loans, scholarships, internships/co-ops, leadership, and research opportunities.

  • Assist with the admission and recruitment of students through admissions open houses, college fairs, and student orientations that could include occasional evening and weekend coverage, as necessary.

  • Serve as point of contact for faculty, students, and alumni mentoring programs (i.e. TAS Faculty, EOF Alumni).

  • Develop curriculum with the Associate Director to teach a two-credit EOF required course each spring semester.

  • Serve as advisor to EOF student organizations (i.e. AESNJ, Alliance of EOF & Friends).

  • Represent the EOF program at conferences and campus functions; Serve on campus committees as necessary.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.




  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.


  • Two years professional experience in an institution of higher education or in education, or other field that is directly related to the functions of the position to be filled or equivalency as determined by the appointing authority.

  • Passion for working with under-represented, underprepared, and/or first-generation students.

  • Preferred experience in student advising, support services, and/or admissions.

  • The successful candidate will possess excellent written, oral, presentation, organizational, and collaboration skills.

EEO Statement

Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, values, strategic plan, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, and numerous diversity-focused conferences, trainings, and programs. Ramapo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.