COUNSELOR, EXTENDED OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM & SERVICES (EOP&S) - 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

San Jose City College


Counseling and Matriculation

Duties and Responsibilities

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

2. Teach EOPS counseling courses and conduct career, transfer, study skills and academic/program probation workshops.

3. Provide support to meet the EOPS programs regarding student performance and retention. Obtain and review mid-semester academic progress reports of new and continuing EOPS students.

4. Provide end-of-semester or program exit contact sessions to assess the success of EOPS students in reaching their objectives.

5. Participate in outreach functions that may include serving as a liaison with high schools, mentors, community-based organizations and four-year colleges/universities. Conduct EOPS orientations.

6. Act as liaison counselor to one or more academic disciplines.

7. Participate in the implementation of the District-wide matriculation including admissions, assessment, and orientations, counseling and follow up components.

8. Participate in articulation and recruitment networking with high schools and transfer institutions.

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

10. Maintain currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility.

11. Communicate subject matter clearly, correctly and effectively.

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

13. Use methods and materials appropriate to the subject matter.

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

15. Demonstrate commitment to professional development including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars.

16. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: departmental duties, course and curriculum development, committees, program review, student learning outcomes and objectives, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or district.

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

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

19. Foster a professional working environment.

20. Use effective communication skills.

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

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

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

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

25. Submit and maintain appropriate office hours.   

Minimum Qualifications


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

2. EOPS counselors hired after October 24, 1987, shall:
Have completed a minimum of nine semester units of college course work predominantly related to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social or economic disadvantages.
Have completed six semester units or the equivalent of a college-level counseling practicum or counseling field-work courses in a community college EOPS program, or in a program dealing predominantly with ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social or economic disadvantages.
3. In addition, an EOPS counselor hired after October 24, 1987, shall: Have two years of occupational experience in work relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social, or economic disadvantages.

4. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identification, 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.

5. 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.

Desired Qualifications


1. Demonstrated experience working with students who are African American, Latino, Pacific Islanders or Native Americans.

2. Bilingual (Spanish-English).

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.

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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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