EOPS/CARE Counselor (Reedley College)

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EOPS/CARE Counselor (Reedley College)

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 4/17/2018 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Reedley College

Start Date: 07/02/2018

Essential Functions:
The ideal candidate will share Reedley College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. We currently enroll over 10,000 students of which 71% are Latinx, 1% are Filipino, 3% are Asian, 2% are African American, 19% are White, and 2% are multiracial. RC is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.
Reporting to the Director of EOPS/CARE at Reedley College and the Madera Community College Center/Oakhurst Community College Center, the counselor will cover a full range of EOPS counseling responsibilities including academic, career, transfer and personal counseling to a diverse student population. The successful candidate for the EOPS/CARE counselor position will be responsible for:

  • Providing comprehensive counseling services, including personal, career and educational counseling to individuals and groups, and orientation and transfer counseling services;

  • Assisting students in major selection, developing student education plans (SEPs), and facilitating career exploration and transfer program activities related to their educational goals and career pathways;

  • Counseling students on certificate, vocational, associate degree, and transfer programs;

  • Meeting the special counseling needs of underrepresented student populations;

  • Interpreting assessment placement results and advising for appropriate course scheduling;

  • Participating in the enrollment, retention, and transfer of EOPS/CARE students disadvantaged by language, social, economic and educational opportunities;

  • Assisting in the organization and implementation of matriculation activities, such as EOPS/CARE orientations, assessment, counseling and follow-up services;

  • Participating in Progress Monitoring activities and student follow-up with faculty and referral to on-campus resources/student support services;

  • Teaching counseling courses such as career planning, college and life management, academic success, and college introduction;

  • Planning and implementing College Success workshops and activities;

  • Serving on college-wide committees and attending faculty meetings, as necessary to support and enrich EOPS/CARE programs and activities, and participating in student success initiatives;

  • Assisting with program review and student learning outcome development and assessment to improve student learning;

  • Providing support services in addition to those provided by the college;

  • Maintaining close working relationships with faculty, feeder high schools, community and other student services support programs; and

  • Complying with District policies and procedures in the performance of all duties.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work or career development;


    EOPS Counselors hired after October 24, 1987, shall:

  • Have completed a minimum of nine semester units of college course work predominantly related to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social or economic disadvantages;


  • 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;


  • 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.


  • A valid California Community College Credential;


  • The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).
All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Counseling experience in a community college;
  • Experience providing academic, career, transfer, and personal counseling at a community college;
  • Experience in developing SEPs for community college students;
  • Knowledge of ASSIST and other online transfer/counseling and career resources;
  • Growth and knowledge of student success in instructional and support services;
  • Experience in college instruction and/or developing and presenting college and/or university workshops;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff;
  • Experience participating in outreach and matriculation activities on/off campus;
  • Related work and professional experience;
  • Knowledge of California Community College matriculation process;
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and implement EOPS/CARE projects and special activities;
  • Experience with technology within the counseling field and pertaining to student data collection within student services;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with persons of diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds;
  • Cross cultural counseling experience;
  • Experience addressing educational barriers of low-socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students;
  • Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
  • Willingness to examine and remediate one’s relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
  • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity;
  • Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
  • Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.

Conditions of Employment:
177 - 181 duty days.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is $54,029 - $83,180 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,021 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure:
Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents, a selection committee will determine the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview. The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Student Services and College President for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval. State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 244-5900. For information on Reedley College, the Madera Community College Center/Oakhurst Community College Center or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. 2969. Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Additional Information:
This is a full-time, tenure-track position.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.scccd.edu






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Posted: 3/5/2018
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