Job Details
GOALS GEAR UP Counselor - Professional Services Specialist 4 (PSS4)
Atlantic City - Gateway
AFT Professionals
Enrollment Management (330005)
Salary commensurate with experience and is accompanied by an extremely competitive University benefits package.

Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located in the University District, just steps from the beach and the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at

Faculty and Staff are committed to support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.

This is an in-person on campus, non-remote position.

Successful candidates will be required to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccine status prior to their start date.  Religious or Medical waivers may be requested at the time of employment offer.

The GOALS GEAR UP Counselor will have the responsibility to assist the director in the design and implementation of postsecondary awareness and readiness programming for target schools in the Atlantic City Public School District and Pleasantville School District. This position will require academic and career counseling and recruitment of students at target schools. This individual will provide support to key program components, including postsecondary awareness and readiness, financial aid awareness, parent outreach and career exploration.

  • Provides academic and personal advisement as needed by GOALS GEAR UP participants, delivers informative workshops regarding post?secondary education
  • Engages students regularly and help students create S.M.A.R.T goals to complete College Plans
  • Works closely with mentors and tutors
  • Facilitates and assists in the completion of FAFSA applications by students and parents, along with college applications, and facilitate or urge college enrollment
  • Gathers student information for school counselors, maintains student program records
  • Exchanges information with, school counselors, student and parents regarding NJ GEAR UP student progress and completion, and program challenges, failures and successes of participants
  • Assists GOALS GEAR UP students in the process of testing, tutoring, financial aid and loan access, and access to support services
  • Assist in developing communication content for social media networks
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Ability to work weekends (at minimum, two (2) Saturday’s each month during the academic year) and evenings

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, youth development, counseling, or a closely related field
  • At least 1 year of experience working with low income first generation students
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to student population
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Valid Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of experience working with low income first generation students
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills and ability to provide innovative programming
Letter of Interest, Resume, Unofficial Transcripts

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Only electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF

  1. A letter of interest describing specific skills and experiences
  2. A current resume
  3. Unofficial transcripts
  4. A list of three recent professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone


Please note:

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check, which may include social intelligence from a consumer reporting agency.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources (Main Campus, J-115) at 609-652-4384, Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) at The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.