EOPS/Next Up Counselor Coordinator

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EOPS/Next Up Counselor Coordinator

SALARY: $64,795.00 - $85,427.00 Annually
DEPARTMENT: Counseling
OPENING DATE: 09/10/18
CLOSING DATE: 10/03/18 11:59 PM

College of the Sequoias Community College District is seeking a candidate to fill a full-time, tenure-track counselor coordinator position in the EOPS/NextUp program also known as Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support (CAFYES). Assignments may include extended day, evening and weekend counseling, as well as counseling at the Hanford and Tulare Centers. This position reports to the EOPS/CARE Director.

College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting faculty who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Promote the enrollment, retention and transfer of current and/or former foster youth at College of the Sequoias.
• Provide intrusive counseling services (educational, vocational, and personal counseling) for a diverse community college population, specifically former and current foster youth.
• Plan, organize and coordinate program activities (both locally and statewide).
• Plan, coordinate and oversee the NextUp budget and service area outcomes (SAO's).
• Coordinate the NextUp program with community partners and K-12 educational institutions.
• Teach a Human Development and/or Counseling (student success, extended orientation, career and life planning and/or personal development) course for foster youth. Present in a large group format to promote independent living and financial literacy skills.
• Provide follow-up counseling services to students as stipulated by state and college matriculation guidelines.
• Formalize collaborative partnerships with County Child Welfare Services, Probation Offices, Independent Living agencies, Independent Foster Youth agencies, to ensure provisions of support for identified foster youth attending College of the Sequoias.
• Work with local business partners and agencies to create an on/off campus referral support system for our NextUp foster youth.
• Identify and mitigate circumstances which may limit foster youth's access and success in college.
• Interpret standardized tests and use multiple measures for course placement recommendations.
• Attend state meetings and conferences both locally and statewide.
• Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with various county agencies.
• Participate in appropriate counseling and faculty/staff meetings.
• Participate in college-wide student retention efforts (early alert, etc.).
• Work collaboratively with other instructional faculty members, classified staff, administrators and campus programs to maintain and coordinate services for the NextUp program.
• Provide NextUp outreach and recruitment to community and county partners, foster youth service agencies and K-12 educational institutions.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Participation in the governance of the College by way of committee assignments is expected. Other responsibilities include maintenance of a number of office hours, full participation in departmental responsibilities, and the willingness to create and/or participate in and sustain an atmosphere of equality which is respectful of diversity campus wide.

The candidate must meet the following criteria. The degree must be from an institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the equivalent.
• Community College Counselor Credential or a master's in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development OR
• the equivalent AND
• Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

In addition, EOPS/NextUp counselors must:
• 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,
• Have completed six semester units or the equivalent of a college-level 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 and,
• Two years of occupational experience in work relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social, or economic disadvantages.

The Counseling Department is looking for evidence of the following:
• Recent counseling experience in a community college, secondary counseling/guidance or adult educational setting.
• Experience developing and maintaining student educational plans (SEP).
• Knowledge of computer applications and technology related to counseling and teaching functions such as (ASSIST, College Source, Cal State Apply, UC Pathways, Canvas, etc.).
• Knowledge of requirements for vocational and remediation programs, associate degree and transfer.
• Ability to work closely with faculty in all disciplines and other programs staff to coordinate NextUp program services.
• Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, faculty, administrators, partner agencies and the community in general.
• Ability to organize, plan, develop, implement and evaluate a program.
• Ability to oversee, plan and coordinate a budget.
• Knowledge of testing materials and interpretation of career interest, personality, work values, and similar career-relevant assessment criteria.
• Ability to exercise a considerable degree of independent judgment, discretion and decisiveness.
• Teaching experience in student success and career planning at the community college level.
• Experience and demonstrated commitment to working with first generation college students, foster youth, students from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic and disabled backgrounds.
• Familiarity with the educational needs of community college students specifically foster youth.
• Familiarity with EOPS/NextUp programs and related activities to help promote success for foster youth.

Note: If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate Equivalency paperwork found at: http://www.cos.edu/About/HumanResources/Pages/Equivalency-Policy.aspx. Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted as a "supplemental attachment" within the "Attachment" section of this application.

Applicants must submit the following material to be considered:
• Completed online application.
• Diversity Statement (included within the online application).
• Letter of interest which addresses the Desirable Qualifications.
• Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
• Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work (If transcripts are not in English, include a summary of courses and grades).
• Official transcripts are required upon employment.
• Equivalency documents (if necessary)
• Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies.

For full application instructions and position description, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cos/jobs/2204735/eops-next-up-counselor-coordinator

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Posted: 9/10/2018
Application Due: 10/4/2018
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