Program Director - Special Projects

Position Title: Program Director - Special Projects
Location: We are currently hiring one position in our Syracuse office
FLSA Status: Exempt
Effective Date: ASAP
Report to: Executive Director

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide counsel and collaborate with Executive Director in long-range planning, training, and strategic direction

  • Demonstrate training best practices for staff
  • Promotes the financial aid process through presentations, editing of literature, and enrollment management activities
  • Counsels prospective and continuing students, and their families about available sources of financial assistance, eligibility requirements, and application procedures
  • Coordinate with outside agencies to resolve all data and application situations
  • Collects Financial Aid specific data, maintaining attendance log for each event
  • Keep detailed information on the progress of each student and any changes in contact information
  • Remains current on federal, state, and institutional Financial Aid regulations
  • Establish relationships throughout the high schools within the counties served
  • Travel within the counties services by On Point for College, within New York State
  • Institute training plan for both new employees and “continuing education” for all staff
  • Tracking system to ensure each employee receives full training
  • Designing testing/verification of learning process for key topics
  • Assist Executive Director and other staff members with other duties as assigned


  • Director of Special Projects must have a Bachelor’s Degree, reliable transportation, and a valid driver’s license. Previous job experience should include two or more years with some combination of work experience with young adults, college or university, or training facility.

This position description is not an exhaustive listing of responsibilities or duties that may be required of persons assigned to this position. Also, the position description may be modified at any time without notice, at the discretion of management. All On Point for College employees are expected to understand and comply with applicable policies and procedures.


  • $54,000 per year / 40-hour work week / generally 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday. Note: some evening and weekend hours required, based on the needs of students and campuses visited. 


Most positions receive a laptop or desktop, mobile phone, scanner, and portable printer to use so staff can work from other locations (school districts, community centers, etc.).

Holidays include Martin Luther King Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Friday after.  We also offer paid leave from 12/24 thru 1/1 to full-time employees.

On Point also:

  • Covers 95% of the Health Insurance cost (individual or family plans)
  • Pays the premiums for a $10,000 Life Insurance Policy while employed
  • Offers an employer contribution to a 403B retirement plan (like 401K for non-profits) after the 1st year of service
  • Pays the membership fees for COSTCO or BJ’s
  • Covers AAA membership while employed
  • Reimburses mileage for work-related travel
  • Offers supplemental AFLAC healthcare plans and Dental plans (these are optional employee-paid programs)

Click here to submit your resume and cover letter. 

EOE Statement

On Point for College is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work environment that is free of all forms of discrimination. This organization does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, staff, and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components in keeping with our mission. On Point is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.