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MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE
invites applications for the position of:
CARE Coordinator/EOPS Counselor
(Full Time, Tenure Track, Fall 2015)
05/08/2015 05:00 PM
$51,971.00 - $70,474.00 Annually
This is a fulltime, tenure track position with a standard work year of 175.5 days plus four extra weeks. Under the direction of the Director of EOPS, the CARE Coordinator/EOPS Counselor is responsible for overall program coordination of the CARE Program and CalWORKs Program, as well as counseling EOPS and CARE students and completion of special assignments as directed by the Director of EOPS. Additionally, this position will collaborate closely with the CalWORKs program as well as provide services to CalWORKs students. The position requires the ability to exercise independent judgment in both the coordination and counseling assignments and the ability to supervise student employees and/or staff as assigned by the Director of EOPS. The candidate may also be responsible for teaching sections of Personal Development courses.
Example of Duties:
• Responsible for the overall CARE and CalWORKs Program coordination, including planning, development, and implementation of activities; determine budget and service requirements; interface and serve as liaison and source of information regarding policies and procedures with college administration, campus programs, and community agencies to maximize services provided to program participants; prepare annual reports; and determine student eligibility.
• Develop forms and procedures for CARE and CalWORKs office as well as publicity materials; monitor, collect, and evaluate appropriate data.
• Maintain ongoing working relationship with county Department of Social Services administration, managers, and representatives; develop a variety of community contacts for resource referrals.
• Provide transitional counseling on an individual and group basis to designated CARE, CalWORKs and EOPS participants.
• Master’s degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development, or the equivalent,
• EOPS counselors hired after October 24, 1987, shall: Have completed a minimum of nine semester units of college course work predominantly relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social, or economic disadvantages
• Have completed six semester units or the equivalent of a collegelevel counseling practicum or counseling fieldwork 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
• 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.
• 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, socioeconomically, 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 reentry students with diverse abilities and interests.
Work Schedule / Supplemental Information:
Anticipated Starting Compensation:
Starting at $51,97170,474 annually, based on documented education and experience. 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. In addition, the District offers an excellent fringe benefits package, including medical and dental coverage for employees and dependents, and a vision plan, life insurance and longterm disability benefits for the employee only. Retirement is the State Teachers’ Retirement System. Participation in tax deferred plans is available.
Assignment & Anticipated Start Date:
The assigned work year is 175.5 days per academic year, plus four extra weeks. The assignment will include a minimum of 30 scheduled student contact hours per week and 5 hours of committee work per week. When teaching is assigned, release time will be granted proportionately. The selected candidate will begin the month of July 2015.
A completed application and supplemental materials must be submitted online by May 4, 2015 at 5pm PST. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.
To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials online:
• Completed Online District Application;
• A cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal and professional qualities;
• Résumé or Curriculum Vitae;
• Unofficial Transcripts from accredited colleges of Bachelor’s degree and all advanced degrees and coursework. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (http://www.aacrao.org/) at the applicant’s expense;
• Two (2) current letters of recommendation relevant to this position (attached as separate .pdf files; one file per letter).
• A list of courses taken (including descriptive course names, institution, year taken and grade received) that demonstrates how you meet one of these Minimum Qualifications:
A) EOPS counselors hired after October 24, 1987, shall: Have completed a minimum of nine semester units of college course work predominantly relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social, or economic disadvantages
B) Have completed six semester units or the equivalent of a collegelevel counseling practicum or counseling fieldwork 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
• Compose an essay addressing both of the topics listed below. Your essay should not exceed a total of two pages, double spaced.
A) Describe your experience in working with the California Department of Social Services or a similar agency. Be sure to address any collaborative efforts in which you were involved during this service.
B) What experience have you had working with individuals from diverse backgrounds? What are three specific strategies you would use in assisting these diverse populations?
Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Please upload your materials as .pdf files and use file names that clearly reflect the contents of each attachment.
For full job description and to apply for this position, please go to http://apptrkr.com/594879 and click on the link for “Full Time Faculty and Administrator Positions.” 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 login information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and various other documents.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College
It is highly recommended that you read the Frequent Asked Questions webpage prior to beginning the online application process.
Applicants selected for interviews will be notified by phone approximately 24 weeks following the application deadline. All other applicants will be notified by email. Initial, oncampus interviews are tentatively scheduled for June. 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.
Monterey Peninsula College actively seeks a diverse pool of applicants interested in working in an environment which values flexibility, openness to change, collaboration, respect for others and their points of view, and involvement in College activities, all with the goal of meeting the needs of our diverse student population. The District does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.
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