Job Details
Director of Goals/Gear Up Program
Galloway - Main Campus
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 being “up-to-date” with their COVID-19 vaccine status prior to their start date.  Religious or Medical waivers may be requested at the time of employment offer.

Under the direction of the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Director of the Goals / GEAR Up Program at Stockton University will have the responsibility to develop, implement, and manage two opportunity grant programs, GEAR UP and College Bound. These grants provide programming for target schools in the Atlantic City and Pleasantville School Districts.

This position will be responsible for the planning and management of the program by developing and recommending goals, policies, and procedures, which comply with university policies and goals.

  • Manage compile, collect, and analyze data collected to accommodate students’ needs
  • Manage grant budget by allocating appropriate funding and maintaining monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for the University while ensuring compliance of state regulations
  • Supervise, recruit, hire and train part-time and full-time staff Develop partnerships with school districts
  • Collaborate interdepartmentally with Admissions, Financial Aid, EOF, Students Affairs to provide holistic students development in collegiate environment
  • Direct all program operations, including staffing, budgeting, and coordination with school administration. Design program act ivities, including tutoring, field trips, college campus visits, financial aid and college admissions workshops, STEM activities and in- class postsecondary readiness activities for students and parents.
  • Coordinate, develop, implement academic year and summer program to ensure students’ academic success
  • Collaborate with teachers, data personnel and counselors to implement programming
  • Using school data, which includes demographics, academics and test scores, to continually evaluate program activities and bring continuous improvements. Identify, recruit and coordinate available community resources, including guest speakers, mentors, and volunteers.
  • Help to publicize the program locally and statewide through local media sources Maintain accurate cost accounting records for all expenditures

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Demonstrated success in coordinating resources from a variety of local and community based organizations
  • Experience in a leadership role

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Teaching or training experience in areas including Upward Bound, Trio, Gear Up Program and/or College Bound grant(s)
  • Demonstrated experience with opportunity grants, state reporting, seeking funding sources and grant writing
  • Experience in working with first generation and underrepresented student and family populations
  • 3 years or more experience in a leadership role
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual / Multi-lingual
  • Doctoral degree education, counseling, or a closely related field or equivalent work experience
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.