EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs Counselor (Categorically Funded) Madera Community College Center

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Posting Number AA2018-0684 Title EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs Counselor (Categorically Funded) Madera Community College Center Campus Location Madera Community College Center Start Date 07/01/2019 Essential Functions of Position

The ideal candidate will share the Madera Community College Center’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. We currently enroll over 5,000 students of which 66% are Latinx, 1% are Filipino, 6% are Asian, 3% are Black/African American, 19% are White, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 3% are multiracial. MCCC 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.

The Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS), Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), and the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) programs are State “categorical” programs that provide comprehensive support services to community college students who come from low-income and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. Program services are directed at students affected by language, social, and economic inequities, and have historically been underrepresented in institutions of higher learning. The EOPS/CARE program provides comprehensive support services for student participants, along with counseling, guidance, motivation, and appropriate resources to help students complete their educational goals. The CalWORKs program assists students who are single, head of household, and receive public assistance. Specialized services support students earning a certificate, associate degree, and/or transfer, to help them develop necessary vocational skills to become gainfully employed and economically self-sufficient. This is a split counseling position that will work with both EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs student populations.

Reporting to the Dean of Student Services at the Madera Community College Center, the counselor assignment will include responsibility working with EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs students. The counselor will cover a full range of general counseling services during days, evenings, and weekends at both Madera and Oakhurst Community College Centers. Duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:

  • A broad range of community college counseling services, including academic, career, transfer, educational planning and personal counseling;
  • Teaching counseling courses for college and life management, job preparation, career planning, study skills, and/or transfer preparation;
  • Maintaining close working relationships with faculty, feeder high schools, community and other student services support programs;
  • Developing and maintaining Student Education Plans (SEPs);
  • Assisting in the organization and implementation of matriculation activities, such as EOPS/CARE – CalWORKs orientations, student recruitment, counseling and follow-up services;
  • Conducting program orientations and participating in student recruitment activities;
  • Monitoring student progress through comprehensive student monitoring programs and implementation of student success retention strategies;
  • Providing assistance and referrals to “on and off” campus resources and student support services, including Admissions & Records, Career/Transfer & Employment center, DSP&S, Financial Aid, Academic Success Centers, STEM, TRiO, and off-campus community resources;
  • Meeting the district counseling needs of underrepresented student populations;
  • Collaborating with county social services staff as required on student eligibility, status, and progress;
  • Maintaining student files and case management documentation;
  • Participating in Program Review and in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes to improve student learning;
  • Developing and providing group counseling sessions, and student success seminars/workshops;
  • Monitoring and implementing programs in compliance with State, district, and college regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Maintaining knowledge of current laws and regulations to ensure EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs program compliance;
  • Multi-media group presentations and advising, large group presentations, and integrating technology into counseling functions;
  • Using technology to access, record, and analyze data;
  • Participating in meetings, conferences, trainings, and other professional development activities to maintain the expertise required to provide accurate and reliable information and support to students seeking to complete a certificate, associate degree or transfer;
  • Involvement in strategic planning efforts;
  • Participating in the accreditation process;
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of the Guided Pathways and the Student Equity Achievement (SEA);
  • Participating in all faculty responsibilities including meetings, advisory committees, student and community activities to support and enrich EOPS/CARE – CalWORKs programs and activities;
  • Communicating effectively with students and staff and maintaining effective working relationships;
  • Providing counseling services during days, evenings, and weekends at both Madera/Oakhurst Community College Centers, as needed; and
  • Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work or career development;


    One of the following below:
    • (1) Nine semester units of college course work predominantly related to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social or economic disadvantages; OR

    • (2) 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.

    All candidates must 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 practices.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience working with non-traditional college students disadvantaged by language, social, economic and educational opportunities who face multiple barriers and responsibilities such as poverty, parenthood, and academic disadvantage;
  • Experience in developing comprehensive Student Educational Plans (SEP’s) for student success;
  • Experience advising students on requirements for Associate degrees and Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) and general education patterns for both CSU & UC;
  • Experience in conducting college success workshops and/or teaching courses in career, college life management, and personal development;
  • Experience participating in outreach and recruitment activities and knowledge of California Community Colleges matriculation processes;
  • Knowledge of current Title 5 Education Code relative to program guidelines and regulations pertaining to EOPS/CARE program implementation for compliance;
  • Knowledge of current county, state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to CalWORKs programs and its recipients to ensure compliance;
  • Knowledge of and ability to connect students with campus and community resources to assist them in their college life management;
  • Knowledge and experience interpreting and utilizing articulation agreements and transfer requirements for community college students;
  • Experience in using and interpreting a variety of career assessment tools;
  • Knowledge and experience in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes;
  • Experience with progress monitoring systems and implementing retention strategies;
  • Demonstrated understanding of Student Equity and Achievement (SEA), Guided Pathways, and/or other student success initiatives;
  • Experience using computerized counseling databases, student education plans, student information systems and internet for academic and career planning;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing with students and staff;
  • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity;
  • Experience working with a diverse student population;
  • Related work and professional experience;
  • Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
  • Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom 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 per year contingent upon funding. Salary and Benefits

Starting salary is $55,650 – $85,675 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,082 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 by Human Resources for completeness and 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 by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who 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 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) 243-7100. For information on the Madera Community College Center, Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. 4625.

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 categorically funded position.

Additional Information about the Position

MCCC College Planning Site

Open Date 02/01/2019 Close Date 03/02/2019 Closing Time 11:55 p.m. Open Until Filled No Quick Link http://scccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/2639 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * At the time of application, are your qualifications/degree(s) EXACTLY as stated in the Minimum Qualifications section of the job announcement? NOTE: If not, you must answer yes when asked if you would like to petition for equivalency (next question).
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Would you like to petition for equivalency based on your education and/or experience including knowledge and skills gained from informal activities? NOTE: If your qualifications do not exactly match the minimum qualifications stated in the job announcement, and you fail to petition for equivalency (even if you have an approved equivalency on file with this district), your application will be considered incomplete.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If yes, please describe your exceptional experiences, backgrounds or degrees which would be equivalent to the stated degree(s) or experience requirements.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you possess degree(s) earned from an institution outside of the United States? NOTE: If yes, you will be required to upload an evaluation service assessment (foreign transcript evaluation). A list of some available assessment agencies can be found at www.ed.gov under the National Council on the Evaluation of Foreign Academic Credentials section. Please upload under Optional Evaluation Service Assessment. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Transcripts (Unofficial copies accepted - must indicate conferred degree(s) that support the minimum qualifications)
  2. Non-Confidential Letter of Recommendation 1 (Must be dated no earlier than 3 years before the filing deadline - MUST BE UPLOADED BY APPLICANT)
  3. Non-Confidential Letter of Recommendation 2 (Must be dated no earlier than 3 years before the filing deadline - MUST BE UPLOADED BY APPLICANT)
  4. Non-Confidential Letter of Recommendation 3 (Must be dated no earlier than 3 years before the filing deadline - MUST BE UPLOADED BY APPLICANT)
  5. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  6. Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Certificates
  2. Licenses
  3. List of Professional References
  4. Evaluation Service Assessment
  5. Additional Documents




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Posted: 2/12/2019
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