COUNSELOR, TRANSFER CENTER (Title V: HSI “Cultivamos Excelenica Project”) - 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.       Assist with development, planning, and implementation of Cultivamos Excelencia-Undergraduate Research Program.

2.       Support goals and objectives for the Transfer Center in collaboration with the Career/Transfer Center Coordinator and Advisor.

3.       Provide potential transfer students with information on transfer possibilities and procedures, and encourage them to choose transfer as an educational goal; as well as follow up with students.

4.       Facilitate workshops and collaborate with UCSC to Cultivamos Excelencia team to coordinate visits, fairs, events to engage student and parents around transfer related activities.

5.       Contribute to planning, organizing, coordinating and implementing transfer activities such as Transfer Day, visits from university representatives, workshops associated with the university admissions process, visits/field trips to four-year institutions and/or other events associated with transfer process.

6.       Support student with Concurrent Enrollment and Cross Registration at UCSC.

7.       Keep abreast of UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) and other transfer pathways, develop and facilitate UCTAG workshops and assist students with UC Transfer Admission Planner.

8.       Collaborate with instructional faculty across disciplines in designing curriculum and support activities to increase retention and success among transfer students and students participating in Cultivamos Excelencia-Undergraduate Research Program.

9.       Establish and maintain liaison with UCSC to disseminate information and develop transfer and outreach services.

10.     Participate in program planning, regular meetings with instructional faculty and staff, and program evaluation of activities.

11.     Act as liaison counselor to one or more academic disciplines, Counseling Department, and the Metas Program.

12.     Develop outreach strategies for department services, activities, projects, programs, and events, including flyers, brochures, and other publications, social media, and internet media.

13.     Participate in the implementation of the District-wide student success initiative including admissions, assessment, and orientations, counseling and follow up components.

14.     Utilize the district's computerized course prerequisite system and create electronic student educational plans.

15.     Maintain currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility and. communicate subject matter clearly, correctly and effectively.

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

17.     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.

18.     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.

19.     Assist students in defining educational goals and developing educational plans.

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

21.     Foster a professional working environment. 

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

OR *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.

Desired Qualifications

1. Bilingual Spanish/English fluency, both written and oral, and the ability to provide program information in both Spanish and English, is preferred.
2. Knowledge of and sensitivity to the Latino community with experience providing service to recently-immigrated Latino students.
3. Experience working with federally-funded projects.

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

  • Counseling and Matriculation
  • 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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