COUNSELOR, GENERAL (CalWORKs/International Students) - San Jose Evergreen Community College District in San Jose California

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San Jose Evergreen Community College District

San Jose, California

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Evergreen Valley College


Student Success

Position Purpose

The Counseling Department at Evergreen Valley College helps students identify their strengths and achieve their potential. This position will support the CalWORKs and International Student Programs. The main goal of the CalWORKs Program is to promote student success and ensure self-sufficiency through education.  The International Program will focus on assisting students with the transition to the American educational system and prepare students for transfer.  The position requires understanding student success, student equity and retention process in program planning. 

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide academic, vocational, career and personal guidance and counseling for prospective, new and continuing students. Work with students to develop comprehensive educational plans.

2. Teach guidance classes and/or workshops, coordinate programs or act as a consultant to faculty regarding student performance and retention. Act as liaison counselor to one or more academic disciplines.

3. Participate in outreach functions that may include serving as a liaison with community based organizations, the County of Santa Clara, businesses, mentors, and four-year colleges/universities.

4. Provide support to meet the Equity program objectives regarding student performance and retention.

5. Participate in the implementation of the District-wide Student Success plan including admissions, assessment, orientations, counseling and follow up components.

6. Participate in articulation and recruitment networking with transfer institutions.

7. Utilize the district's computerized course prerequisite system.

8. Maintain currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility and use methods and materials appropriate to the subject matter.

9. Communicate subject matter clearly, correctly and effectively.

10. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.

11. Teach students effectively and submit and maintain appropriate office hours.  

12. Use appropriate preparation and organizational skills in area of assignment.

13. Demonstrate commitment to professional development including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic work, participation in statewide committees or organizations, etc.

14. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course and curriculum development, committees, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or district.

15. Meet all professional responsibilities.

16. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and disabilities.

17. Work cooperatively within the college community with students, staff, faculty and administrators.

18. Foster a professional working environment.

19. Use effective and positive communication skills with staff and students.

20. Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity, a respect for differences and the dignity of others.

21. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required by California Education Code and Board policy.

22. Attend and participate in department, division and college meetings, within the work week, but not in conflict with the member's primary assignment.

23. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g., grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.

Minimum Qualifications


1. Master's degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Guidance Counseling, Educational Counseling, Social Work, Career Development, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Marriage, Family and Child Counseling
*The Equivalent

(Note: A Bachelor's degree in one of the above listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline, pursuant to title 5, section 53410.1.)

2. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

3. Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District's hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.


*Equivalency: Applicants applying under equivalency bear the responsibility of submitting the District's Equivalency Application form with details and evidence of the factors (academic preparation and/or experience) that they believe to be equivalent of the required qualifications for this position. Application(s) for equivalency are required if: 1. degrees are not in exact discipline required, 2. if degree is in progress, 3. if degrees were earned at a college/university not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education, and/or 4. if degrees were earned at a college/university outside of the U.S.

Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice; thus will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.

More Equivalency information, along with the form, can be obtained at

Degree(s) must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education. All degrees and credits earned outside the United States must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application.

Desired Qualifications

1. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Salary Range

$64,313 to $82,493 Entry Level Annual Salary (Academic Salary Schedule 2014-2015); Maximum Salary Potential $111,916. Note: Actual Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.

About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse faculty consisting of 14% Hispanic/Latino, 22 % Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 52% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Keyword Phrases

  • Student Success
  • cultural diversity promotes academic excellence
  • two campuses in Silicon Valley
  • modernization initiative
  • Counseling
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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