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Counselor - RAM Program

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Farmingdale State College
Farmingdale, NY
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Counselor - RAM Program

Farmingdale State College (FSC) is the State University of New York's largest college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. A leader in applied and experiential learning, the college delivers rigorous programs that equip graduates with the academic foundation and skills sought by both emerging industries and graduate institutions. FSC offers 37 undergraduate degrees and a Master's in Technology Management through its Schools of Business, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, and Arts & Sciences. Known as a pioneer in the alternative energy field, the college also boasts a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program. FSC's strong culture of civic responsibility and engaged learning has led to reciprocal partnerships throughout the Long Island region.

Farmingdale State College is among the nation's fastest growing colleges. Its programs regularly earn regional and national recognition as well as honors for both quality and value. Consistently ranked as a leader in return on investment and affordability, FSC is known as one of the safest colleges in the nation according to multiple rankings. The campus is located on 380 lush acres in the heart of Long Island, approximately 45 minutes by rail or automobile from New York City.

Farmingdale State College seeks to hire a full-time Counselor who will advise and serve Farmingdale students as a professional staff member in the college's Research Aligned Mentorship Program (RAM). The RAM program at Farmingdale State College is an extremely prestigious program founded by a US Department of Education initiative to support minority, low- income and first-generation students to embolden them with a passion for research and applied learning as a means to keep them on track through their college careers. The RAM Program currently has over 800 RAM student scholars benefiting from additional advisement, coursework, and special workshops and events. RAM student scholars are paired with a faculty mentor or off-campus supervisor to engage in hands-on research, internship, or project-based learning experience. The RAM counselor will work closely with the 5 members of the RAM staff and will collaborate with administrators, faculty, staff, and offices across the College. The counselor will serve the RAM student scholars by:

•         Offering holistic academic advisement to RAM scholars in several different majors and disciplines.

•         Advising and registering a cohort of new first-year and continuing upper-class RAM scholars.

•         Closely tracking and monitoring student progress.

•         Acting as a student advocate and maintaining a student-centered approach.

•         Connecting RAM scholars to all available campus resources and support services.

•         Meeting with RAM scholars given early warning and probation notices and orchestrating follow-up.

•         Providing information, resources, and referrals on broad academic matters and special opportunities to RAM scholars.

•         Conducting workshops and preparing advisement materials and handbooks.

•         Welcoming incoming first-year RAM scholars and their parents by offering summer transition seminar and welcome events.

•         Teaching sections of a fall semester 1-credit First-Year Experience course.

•         Assisting with planning and setting up social and academic community building activities for RAM scholars.

•         Encouraging RAM scholars to participate in applied learning or project-based learning experiences (e.g., undergraduate research) outside the classroom.

•         This Counselor will sustain partnerships with other individuals and offices (department chairs, faculty, tutoring center, writing center, disabilities services, financial aid, student affairs, athletics, veterans affairs, etc.) to assure that RAM scholars receive appropriate guidance and support.

The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:

•         Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion.

•         Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.

•         Desire to apply expertise in promoting civic engagement with the College's many community partners.


•         Master's Degree awarded by May 2022.

•         Experience serving as an academic advisor or counselor in Higher Education.

•         Knowledge of skills for academic success such as study habits, time management, and managing test anxiety.

•         Ability to counsel college students 1:1, assessing needs and offering guidance.

•         Ability to work with individuals and offices that serve students.

•         Experience working with populations who identify as low-income, first generation to go to college, and/or part of an historically underrepresented group.


•         Familiarity with any student and course information software and degree audit tool (such as Banner and Degree Works).

•         Experience in program assessment and evaluation.

•         Experience teaching/facilitating in a higher education setting.

•         Excellent record keeping skills (using computer systems).

•         Bilingual (Spanish preferred).

This is a full-time UUP position.

•         For the first 10 working days, beginning Tuesday, May 3, 2022 and ending Monday, May 16, 2022, UUP Farmingdale applications will be given priority.

•         CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

•         Salary: $51,000/year, may increase commensurate with experience

The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans


The Consumer Information web page can be viewed at the following link


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Farmingdale State College seeks a broad and diverse pool of candidates for this position. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Interested candidates may apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the "Apply Now" link at the bottom of this page. We require the following documents:

Cover Letter


URL: www.farmingdale.edu/employment

Only applications submitted online will be considered, no phone calls please.

Counselor - RAM Program

Farmingdale State College (FSC) is the State University of New York's largest college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. A leader in applied and experiential…

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