TRiO/Upward Bound Counselor (Full Time, Fall 2014) - Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey California

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Monterey Peninsula College

Monterey, California 93940

United States


Detailed Job Description

invites applications for the position of:

TRiO/Upward Bound Counselor (Full Time, Fall 2014)    

Opening Date/Time:    Tue. 12/17/13 12:00 AM Pacific Time    
Closing Date/Time:    Mon. 02/24/14 5:00 PM Pacific Time    
Salary:    $51,971.00 - $70,474.00 Annually    

This is a full-time, categorically funded, non-tenure track academic position. Under the direction of the Upward Bound Coordinator, the incumbent counsels Upward Bound students at Monterey Peninsula College and on high school campuses and performs additional assignments as directed. The work year for this position is 175.5 days, with two extra weeks including Summer, and the workweek is 35 hours/5days, some evenings, and two Saturdays per month.
Example of Duties:    
As a fulltime faculty member in Student Services the successful candidate will also
    •    Provides academic, career, and personal counseling to high school students participating in the Upward Bound Program.
    •    Work collaboratively with targeted secondary schools and other educational institutions, to develop and maintain working relationships to support student success.
    •    Plans and implements college orientation experiences such as field trips, mentor and study skills workshops, math/science regional summer applications, and career and college search activities.
    •    Assists the Upward Bound Coordinator in recruiting and selecting eligible students.
    •    Assists students to qualify and apply to college through academic advising, SAT and ACT preparation, and assisting with college applications and financial aid applications.
    •    Teaches College Orientation and Career Planning classes in the Upward Bound summer program.
    •    Maintains appropriate records of activities and student participation.
    •    Performs professional assignments, including committee membership and other responsibilities.
    •    Refers students to other appropriate services for assistance, support, or advice beyond the responsibility of the counselor.
    •    Helps students develop appropriate educational plans.
    •    Reviews each high school student’s schedule of classes and transcripts to assure that the student is pursuing a planned educational program.
    •    Provides students with institutional information about financial aid and college application policies and procedures.
    •    Monitors the Upward Bound attendance policy.

Minimum Qualifications:    
    •    Master’s in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development, marriage, family and child counseling
    •    A license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)

    •    CA Community College Teaching Credential (valid for life) in the discipline (NOTE: the State of California no longer issues credentials, however, if you earned one previously, it is still honored).
    •    The equivalent. To select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, Monterey Peninsula College recognizes that candidates may have attained expertise through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments may be judged by the District as equivalent to the above qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to download and complete an equivalency application from the employment web page and submit/attach the completed form to the employment application along with appropriate documentation of your qualifications;
    •    Commitment to community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests.

Personal and Professional Qualities:
    1.    Knowledge of and commitment to counseling and teaching;
    2.    Excellent interpersonal skills;
    3.    Willingness and ability to work cooperatively with community organizations/groups, campus community, and colleagues on matters to promote TRiO services.
    4.    Effective oral and written communication skills;
    5.    Ability to meet the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of skills and goals.
Work Schedule / Supplemental Information:    

Anticipated Starting Compensation
Starting at $51,971-70,474 annually, based on documented education and experience (see Article 16 of the MPCTA contract for details).  In addition to the base salary, the successful candidate can also earn a Doctoral stipend of $2,850 or a multiple Masters’ stipend of $2,021, if applicable.

Assignment & Anticipated Start Date
The assigned work year is 175.5 days per academic year.  The assignment will include  30 scheduled student contact hours per week and 5 hours for general college duties. When teaching is assigned, proportionate release time will be granted. Assignments may include day, evening and weekend hours at the Monterey campus, Marina Education Center or other designated locations.  The selected candidate will participate in campus-wide events beginning the week of August 18, 2014.
Application Deadline
Completed application packets must be submitted by 5:00 pm, February 24, 2014. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.
Application Procedures
To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials:
    •    Completed Online District Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions;
    •    A Cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal and professional qualities (attached as a .pdf);
    •    Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (attached as a .pdf);
    •    Transcripts from accredited colleges of Bachelor’s degree and all advanced degrees and coursework (attached as a .pdf).  Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers ( at the applicant’s expense;
    •    Three (3) current letters of professional recommendation relevant to your application which address position-related skills, abilities and qualities (attached as separate .pdf files; one file per letter);
    •    ASSIGNMENT A (attached as .pdf)
Describe your philosphy working with high school students. Include specific strategies you would use to support historically disadvantaged students through their high school career and in preparation for college. (Should not exceed 1, double spaced page)
To apply for this position, please go to and click on the link for “Full Time Faculty and Administrator Positions” there you will find the listing for this position. Click on the job title for full details about the position. Additionally you will see an “apply” button on the right hand side.
You will be required to create a user account. If you already have a user account with another NeoGov employer, you will be able to use your existing account log-in information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and various other documents. Only fully completed applications will be considered.
Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Additional documents that were not requested, will NOT be forwarded to the committee. Failure to follow the directions listed above may result in your disqualification.
For questions regarding this recruitment or problems applying online, please contact:
Kali F. Viker, M.S.
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA  93940
Telephone: (831) 646-3038
Text Teletype: (831) 645-1319
There is also a Frequent Asked Questions webpage which is highly recommended that you read prior to beginning the online application process.
Applicants selected for interview will be notified by phone approximately 2-4 weeks following the application deadline.  All other applicants will be notified by mail.  Initial, on-campus interviews are tentatively scheduled the week ofApril 7th.  Travel expenses are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Selected finalists will have second round interviews with the President and Vice President. These final interviews are generally conducted via SKYPE. Positions are subject to adequate funding and MPC reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time. MPC regrets that relocation assistance is not available.
Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval.  Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements.  All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Monterey Peninsula College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.     




Keyword Phrases

  • Counselor
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 1 years
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: $51,971 - $70,474
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Best if Apply By 2/24/2014