Counseling: Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) at San Diego Community College District (2024)

Counseling: Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 7/15/2024

Position Number: 00120238

Location: San Diego Mesa College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:

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Closing Date: 07/15/2024 Open Until Filled No Classification Title Counseling: Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) Working Title Counselor Coordinator for NextUp Recruitment Limits Location San Diego Mesa College Pay Information Class 1, Step C - Class 6, Step C ($6,933.44 - $8,849.03) per month based on the 2024 AFT - College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule. Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 - Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made within the first pay period. Travel reimbursem*nt for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits. Position Equivalent FTE: 1.0 FTE Job Duration 11 months Position Number: 00120238 FLSA Status Exempt (does not accrue overtime) Bargaining Unit AFT/College Faculty Range (na) Position Type Academic Department EOPS The Position From San Diego Mesa College President Ashanti Hands:

San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for academic positions. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity, and inclusion among its faculty, classified professionals, staff, and students. As the “Leading College of Equity & Excellence”, we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all of our students.

As the largest college in the San Diego Community College District, the institution enjoys a solid financial standing, state-of-the-art facilities, and a world-class faculty, classified professionals, and staff. For 60 years, Mesa College has been on the leading edge, from offering a Community College Bachelor's Degree, to being a lead California Community College in graduating students with an Advanced Degree for Transfer. We embrace the mission of community colleges and are committed to empowering our students to maximize their potential, leading to healthy and thriving communities.

We are adding new staff, classified professionals, faculty, and administrators who, alongside our stellar colleagues, will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment.San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for the position of NextUp Counselor Coordinator to provide general and intensive counseling and support services primarily to students who experienced foster care. As a college committed to equity and excellence.

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Counselor Coordinator for the NextUp Program at San Diego Mesa College. This position will be housed in the EOPS Department and is under the direction of the Director of EOPS and Special Programs. Mesa College is located in Clairemont Mesa in San Diego and is one of three colleges in the San Diego Community College District. Counselor Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, implementing, and evaluation of the NextUp program and FAST Center, designed to support the educational goals and well-being of current and former foster youth. The Counselor Coordinator will provide counseling services for Programs, in addition to coordinating the program and center. This is a 40-hour work week (30 on-campus & 10 off-campus), Monday through Friday, 11-month assignment.

While the current vacancy is at Mesa College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor. Major Responsibilities Work to support Mesa's diverse student population by providing the following services:

• Coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of the NextUp Program and the FAST Center.

• Responsible for gathering, maintaining, interpreting, and disseminating records related to the eligibility and performance of student participants, center, and program overall.

• Prepare and present reports and evaluations of services.

• Review all project expenditures to ensure they are in accordance with SDCCD and state guidelines, and that they are reasonable and in line with the objectives of the project.

• Assist NextUp student population with a successful transfer

• Career counseling and educational goal completion.

• Provide counseling and advising services to students of diverse backgrounds regarding transfer, degree, and career technical education program planning, career decisions, goal clarification, and personal life management.

• Provide information, guidance, and the necessary support to current and/or new NextUp students and the campus community to ensure that the program makes progress toward program objectives.

• Assist students with the development of abbreviated and comprehensive education plans.

• Conduct individual and group counseling services in face-to-face and online formats.

• Assist students in finding appropriate college and community resources to resolve problems, and crises, which interfere with their success as students.

• Provide counseling services for probationary and disqualified students; address and identify student-learning problems in cooperation with the instructional programs and services.

• Conduct orientations and workshops for students.

• Coordinate and plan program activities and services.

• Holds regular staff meetings, and training while working collaboratively to meet program objectives.

• Participation in campus-wide and district committees, as well as regional meetings and events.

• Serve as a liaison to high schools, college departments, community organizations, and other universities and colleges to enhance services provided to students.

• Maintain up-to-date information related to legal issues impacting students who experienced foster care.

• Research different funding opportunities and develop grant proposals.

• Participate in engaging community relations with organizations and allies that support the foster youth.

• Responds to difficult and sensitive public inquiries and complaints and assist with resolutions and alternative recommendations.

• Performs related work as required.

Qualifications Master's degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work or career development, or the equivalent,

AND

EOPS counselors hired after October 24, 1987, shall:

(1) 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

OR

(2) 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

AND

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 Desired Qualifications The successful candidate will have achieved:

• Experience in a leadership role; coordinating, planning, implementing, and evaluating a student support program.

• Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience working with students who experienced foster care.

• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in providing academic, career, and personal counseling to students from special populations. This includes but is not limited to the initial intake interview, collection, and analysis of verification of program participation to determine eligibility for services, development of student educational contracts, personalized case management, individual counseling, and group presentations.

• Experience and/or academic preparation in conducting assessment, advisem*nt, orientation, and counseling services to a diverse student population.

• Knowledge and/or experience developing, organizing, and coordinating counseling and student support services at a higher education institution.

• Knowledge and/or experience in the implementation of student equity and achievement efforts in a community college setting.

• Interpreting and applying policies and regulations within a higher education setting.

• Demonstrated knowledge, ability, and experience in preparing and presenting reports and evaluation of services.

• Experience with budget monitoring and projection.

• Knowledge and the ability to identify students experiencing academic difficulties including monitoring, evaluating progress, and increasing retention.

• Establish and maintain collegial working relationships with students, faculty, staff, administration, community agencies, and educational institutions.

• Knowledge and/or skill in the use of computer technology applying emerging technologies, and ability to utilize technology in promoting and enhancing services to students.

• Knowledge, training, and experience that would indicate sensitivity, understanding, and ability to work with special populations, as well as the diverse academic, socio-economic, disability, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Assist targeted students to meet their key needs, with a particular focus on financial aid, housing and community resources.

Equivalency If you do not possess the exact degrees, or higher, listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a https://pa-hrsuite-production.s3.amazonaws.com/368/docs/50469615.pdf and attach it during the application process. Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services http://www.naces.org/members.html or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC.https://www.acei-global.org/evaluation-services/. A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application. Licenses/Certificates/Credentials: Commitment to Diversity: All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and classified professionals. Working Conditions Moderate Special Instructions to Applicants: To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to resumes or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.

• Complete online application;

• Resume;

• Cover Letter;

• Three (3) references listed within the application; AND,

• Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts.

• Equivalency Request (required if applicable).

• Foreign Degree Evaluation (required if applicable).

• License/Certificates/Credentials (if applicable).

Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you've written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

• Application materials sent via mail, fax, or email will not be accepted.

• Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via email.

• All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Tentative Timeline (Subject to Amendments) Conditions of Employment: SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT:

• Submit “official” college transcripts as stated on application (even if a degree is not a requirement for this position);

• Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);

• Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the District's expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);

• Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States as required by the I9 Employment Eligibility Verification form;

• Attend a new hire processing appointment in People, Culture, and Technology Services located at the District Administrative Offices; AND,

• Employed on an initial contract of one (1) year that is eligible for renewal annually for up to a subsequent one-year period.

EMPLOYMENT AFTER RETIREMENT

If you accept a contract (permanent) position with SDCCD and are a retired annuitant with CalPERS or CalSTRS, you must reinstate from your retirement system. Please reference the https://www.calpers.ca.gov/page/retirees/working-after-retirement/reinstatement-from-retirement or http://www.calstrs.com/general-information/retirement-after-reinstatement-enhancements website for further information. Additional Information: Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS) upon appointment. Posting Number AC01049 Indicate budget number(s)

Major Responsibilities:

Work to support Mesa’s diverse student population by providing the following services:

• Coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of the NextUp Program and the FAST Center.

• Responsible for gathering, maintaining, interpreting, and disseminating records related to the eligibility and performance of student participants, center, and program overall.

• Prepare and present reports and evaluations of services.

• Review all project expenditures to ensure they are in accordance with SDCCD and state guidelines, and that they are reasonable and in line with the objectives of the project.

• Assist NextUp student population with a successful transfer

• Career counseling and educational goal completion.

• Provide counseling and advising services to students of diverse backgrounds regarding transfer, degree, and career technical education program planning, career decisions, goal clarification, and personal life management.

• Provide information, guidance, and the necessary support to current and/or new NextUp students and the campus community to ensure that the program makes progress toward program objectives.

• Assist students with the development of abbreviated and comprehensive education plans.

• Conduct individual and group counseling services in face-to-face and online formats.

• Assist students in finding appropriate college and community resources to resolve problems, and crises, which interfere with their success as students.

• Provide counseling services for probationary and disqualified students; address and identify student-learning problems in cooperation with the instructional programs and services.

• Conduct orientations and workshops for students.

• Coordinate and plan program activities and services.

• Holds regular staff meetings, and training while working collaboratively to meet program objectives.

• Participation in campus-wide and district committees, as well as regional meetings and events.

• Serve as a liaison to high schools, college departments, community organizations, and other universities and colleges to enhance services provided to students.

• Maintain up-to-date information related to legal issues impacting students who experienced foster care.

• Research different funding opportunities and develop grant proposals.

• Participate in engaging community relations with organizations and allies that support the foster youth.

• Responds to difficult and sensitive public inquiries and complaints and assist with resolutions and alternative recommendations.

• Performs related work as required.

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work or career development, or the equivalent,

AND

EOPS counselors hired after October 24, 1987, shall:

(1) 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

OR

(2) 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

AND

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

Desired Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have achieved:

• Experience in a leadership role; coordinating, planning, implementing, and evaluating a student support program.

• Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience working with students who experienced foster care.

• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in providing academic, career, and personal counseling to students from special populations. This includes but is not limited to the initial intake interview, collection, and analysis of verification of program participation to determine eligibility for services, development of student educational contracts, personalized case management, individual counseling, and group presentations.

• Experience and/or academic preparation in conducting assessment, advisem*nt, orientation, and counseling services to a diverse student population.

• Knowledge and/or experience developing, organizing, and coordinating counseling and student support services at a higher education institution.

• Knowledge and/or experience in the implementation of student equity and achievement efforts in a community college setting.

• Interpreting and applying policies and regulations within a higher education setting.

• Demonstrated knowledge, ability, and experience in preparing and presenting reports and evaluation of services.

• Experience with budget monitoring and projection.

• Knowledge and the ability to identify students experiencing academic difficulties including monitoring, evaluating progress, and increasing retention.

• Establish and maintain collegial working relationships with students, faculty, staff, administration, community agencies, and educational institutions.

• Knowledge and/or skill in the use of computer technology applying emerging technologies, and ability to utilize technology in promoting and enhancing services to students.

• Knowledge, training, and experience that would indicate sensitivity, understanding, and ability to work with special populations, as well as the diverse academic, socio-economic, disability, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Assist targeted students to meet their key needs, with a particular focus on financial aid, housing and community resources.

Licenses:

Pay Information:

Class 1, Step C – Class 6, Step C ($6,933.44 – $8,849.03) per month based on the 2024 AFT – College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule. Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 – Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made within the first pay period. Travel reimbursem*nt for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

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