6315 EOP Counselor (Student Services Professional III), EOP/Ethnic Affairs

San Diego, California
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $5,096 per month. CSU Classification Salar
Apr 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on May 8, 2017. To receive full consideration, apply by May 7, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.  The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice. 

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  Position Information  

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Under the direction of the Associate Director of EOP / Ethnic Affairs, the EOP Counselor is responsible for providing counseling and academic advising for EOP students regarding course selection, evaluation, adjustment from high school and/or community college, financial aid referrals, personal counseling related to self-awareness, personal growth, peer relationships, family expectations/problems, career investigation, academic probation and residential life.

The EOP Counselor also is responsible for coordination in student service areas, events, and programs (e.g. EOP graduation, Summer Bridge, etc.)

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  Compensation and Benefits  

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $5,096 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,204 - $5,989 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. 

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here


Minimum Qualifications 

Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.

Experience: Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.

A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Experience working with students from low income, traditionally underserved, and traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Experience with student outreach efforts in school and community settings.
  • Experience developing, organizing, planning, and implementing university transitional programs.
  • Knowledge of individual counseling techniques.
  • Knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which assigned.
  • Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.
  • Ability to advise students individually and in groups on complex student related matters.
  • Equivalent of five years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience or professional experience in higher education academic support services or equivalent.
  • Master’s degree in Counseling, College Student Development, Higher Education, or a directly related field.
  • Experience developing, planning, and implementing workshops or other programming aimed at supporting students, including undocumented students and former foster youth.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations.

  Application Procedures  

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-7099.

General Information

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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