COUNSELOR, TRANSFER CENTER (Title V: HSI Cultivamos Excelenica Project)

Job description

COUNSELOR, TRANSFER CENTER (Title V: HSI Cultivamos Excelenica Project)

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Position #: 1800103

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Transcript Master's Degree (Must include Award/Confer Date)

Opportunity Type:
FULL-TIME FACULTY OPPORTUNITY - Grant Funded/Categorical, Non-Tenure

Counseling and Matriculation

Posting Date:

First Review Date:

Work Location:
San Jose City College

Position Status:

Salary Range:
$78,397 to $107,347 Entry Level Annual Salary (Academic Salary Schedule 2017-2018); Maximum Salary Potential $136,425. Note: Actual Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.

Benefits Available:
Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Faculty also receive paid sick leave.

Position Summary:

Position Purpose:

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assist with development, planning, and implementation of Cultivamos Excelencia-Undergraduate Research Program. 2. Support goals and objectives for the Transfer Center in collaboration with the Career/Transfer Center Coordinator and Advisor. 3. Provide potential transfer students with information on transfer possibilities and procedures, and encourage them to choose transfer as an educational goal; as well as follow up with students. 4. Facilitate workshops and collaborate with UCSC to Cultivamos Excelencia team to coordinate visits, fairs, events to engage student and parents around transfer related activities. 5. Contribute to planning, organizing, coordinating and implementing transfer activities such as Transfer Day, visits from university representatives, workshops associated with the university admissions process, visits/field trips to four-year institutions and/or other events associated with transfer process. 6. Support student with Concurrent Enrollment and Cross Registration at UCSC. 7. Keeping abreast of UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) and other transfer pathways, develop and facilitate UCTAG workshops and assist students with UC Transfer Admission Planner. 8. Collaborate with instructional faculty across disciplines in designing curriculum and support activities to increase retention and success among transfer students and students participating in Cultivamos Excelencia-Undergraduate Research Program. 9. Establish and maintain liaison with UCSC to disseminate information and develop transfer and outreach services. 10. Participate in program planning, regular meetings with instructional faculty and staff, and program evaluation of activities. 11. Act as liaison counselor to one or more academic disciplines, Counseling Department, and the Metas Program. 12. Develop outreach strategies for department services, activities, projects, programs, and events, including flyers, brochures, and other publications, social media, and internet media. Participate in the implementation of the District-wide student success initiative including admissions, assessment, and orientations, counseling and follow up components. 13. Utilize the district's computerized course prerequisite system and create electronic student 14. Provide academic, vocational, career and personal guidance and counseling for prospective, new and continuing students. 15. Work with students to develop abbreviated and comprehensive educational plans to meet SSSP mandates including providing follow-up services for at-risk students. 16. Assist students in clarifying academic goals and selecting a major and maintaining eenrollment priority. 17. Teach courses in assigned discipline by communicating subject matter clearly and effectively. 18. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles. 19. Demonstrate commitment to professional development, including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic work, participation in statewide committees or organizations, etc. 20. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students and staff of diverse racial, ethnic, academic and socio economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and disabilities by showing respect for differences and the dignity of others. 21. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course and curriculum development and review, student learning outcomes and assessment, program review, committees, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or district. 22. Attend and participate in department, division and college meetings and keep posted office hours. 23. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g. grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions. 24. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required by California Education Code and Board policy. 25. Foster a professional work and learning environment. 26. Perform other duties as required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Position Summary: This faculty position is a full-time 100% FTE grant funded, non-teunured (August - June) position as a COUNSELOR, TRANSFER CENTER (Title V: HSI “Cultivamos Excelenica Project”) in the Division of Counseling and Matriculation located at San Jose City College. This position is housed in the Transfer Center and reports to the Dean of Counseling with liaison responsibilities to the new Title V: HSI “Cultivamos Excelenica Project” which is a transfer initiative in collaboration with the University of California at Santa Cruz. The principal goal of the Cultivamos Excelencia Project is to motivate and retain Hispanic and other high-need students to complete a degree at a research university. By working together, San Jose City College and University of California-Santa Cruz (UCSC) will use a combination of tutoring, mentoring, research skills instruction, transfer advising and, perhaps most important, participation in undergraduate research experiences to encourage self-efficacy, skill development and motivation to complete their bachelor degrees on-time and with highly honed set of analytical and writing skills. Cultivamos Excelenica is one of several components of the Metas Program, which coordinates instructional and student support services in collaboration with other programs and departments across campus to increase retention, successful course completion, and persistence towards completion of a certificate, associate degrees, or transfer requirements with a range of services that include: Caminos Summer Bridge, Caminos First Year Experience, Supplemental Instruction, Peer-Led Team Learning, Parent College, and Cultivamos Excelencia-Undergraduate Research Program. This is a grant-funded non-tenured categorical position within a federally-funded program under the Title V: Hispanic-Serving Institutions grant. The grant period is from 10/01/2015 to 9/30/2020. Continuation is contingent upon annual funding. Assignment may include day and evening responsibilities. Some workdays may be assigned outside the eleven-month academic calendar. This position is represented by the San Jose/Evergreen Federation of Teachers, AFT 6157.

Special Licenses, Certificates, etc.:

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Master's degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Guidance Counseling, Educational Counseling, Social Work, Career Development, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Marriage, Family and Child Counseling


*The Equivalent

(Note: A Bachelor's degree in one of the above listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline, pursuant to title 5, section 53410.1.)

2. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

3. Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District's hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

Desired Qualifications:
1. Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or Ph.D./Ed.D. in Science [STEM] Education. Experience teaching General Biology and biology courses on plants and human welfare.

2. Excellent academic background in biological sciences with demonstrated experience in effectively teaching college-level learners from diverse backgrounds.

3. Biological research, work and/or grant experience.

4. Experience in active learning techniques and/or other current science education best practices.

5. Experience in assessing instructional practices to inform ongoing improvement.

6. Successful course curriculum development experience and commitment to working with colleagues from other disciplines using interdisciplinary strategies to develop courses and programs to enhance student learning.

7. Willingness to share in departmental duties including, but not limited to, department division meetings, program review, data gathering/reporting, the assessment of student learning outcomes, participation on hiring committees, adjunct faculty mentorship/training, and strategic planning.

8. Demonstrated experience with SLO assessment and program review and familiarity with the California Community College Guided Pathways Initiative.

9. Willingness to serve the broader campus community (e.g. committee involvement, faculty leadership, student clubs).

10. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Physical Demands:

About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District:
The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District's emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse faculty consisting of 18% Hispanic/Latino, 25% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 45% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Human Resources/Employment Services, 40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113, (408) 270-6414.

Application Procedures, Notes and Contact Info:

Interested applicants MUST SUBMIT ONLINE ALL of the following materials by the closing date to be considered for the position (Posting at: Click "APPLY"):

1. A completed online San Jose/Evergreen Community College District POSITION APPLICATION
2. COVER LETTER (Must state how you meet ALL the minimum qualifications in EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE as described in the job announcement Minimum Qualifications section. Also, state how you meet other qualifications)
3. RESUME, and
4. TRANSCRIPT(S) - NOT DIPLOMAS - (unofficial or official copies) for stated degrees (having confer/award dates) or courses. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date should the position be offered. If foreign degrees, must submit Equivalency Certification (See #6 of the Instruction Section below).

If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, etc.; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application at the later part of the application process.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Employment Services
40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 270-6414 Fax: (408) 239-8818
Email: [email protected]
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Job No:
Posted: 10/30/2018
Application Due: 12/19/2018
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