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Jun 03, 2021
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
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Community College


San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 6/18/2021

Position Number: 00120307

Location: San Diego Mesa College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:
From Mesa College President, Pamela Luster:
San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for faculty positions. The college is committed to academic excellence in a rich environment of diversity, equity and inclusion. We are the largest college in the San Diego Community College District. We are building a solid foundation for the next 50 years by renewing our efforts to find innovative, collaborative, equity-minded and knowledgeable new faculty who alongside our current faculty will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment expressing your interest.
The Federal TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The STAR TRIO program at San Diego Mesa College is funded with a $338,972 grant from the U.S. Department of Education TRIO Programs. STAR TRIO provides students opportunities for academic development, assists with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students towards the successful completion of their post-secondary education. The goal of STAR TRIO is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and to facilitate the process of transition to the four-year university.
Applications are now being accepted for the position of STAR TRIO Counselor Coordinator at San Diego Mesa College. This position will be housed in the EOPS Department and is under the under the direction of the Director of EOPS and Special Programs. Mesa College is located in Clairemont Mesa in San Diego and is one of three colleges in the San Diego Community College District. The STAR TRIO Counselor Coordinator is responsible Coordinating the development, implementation and evaluation of the STAR TRIO program. Counselor Coordinator will provide counseling services, in addition to coordinating the STAR TRIO program.

Major Responsibilities:
Work to support Mesa’s diverse student population by providing the following services:

• Coordinate the development, implementation, and evaluation of the STAR TRIO program.
• Responsible for gathering, maintaining, interpreting, and disseminating records related to the performance of student participants and the program overall.
• Prepare and present reports and evaluation of services.
• Review all project expenditures to ensure they are in accordance with SDCCD, state, and federal guidelines, and that they are reasonable and in line with the objectives of the project.
• Assist Mesa College’s diverse student population with successful transfer, personal and career counseling, and educational goal completion.
• Provide counseling and advising services to students of diverse backgrounds regarding transfer, degree, and career technical education program planning, career decisions, goal clarification, and personal life management.
• Provide information, guidance, and the necessary support to current and/or new STAR TRIO students, faculty, and staff to ensure that the program is making progress toward program objectives.
• Perform educational advising, administer and interpret appropriate assessment instruments to prospective students; refer students to support service and faculty to further assist them in determining appropriate educational goals.
• Inform students about college procedures, catalog use, regulations, fees, resources, and special programs.
• Assist students with the development of abbreviated and comprehensive education plans.
• Conduct individual and group counseling services in face to face and online formats.
• Assist students in finding appropriate college and community resources to resolve problems, and crises, which interfere with their success as students.
• Provide counseling services for probationary and disqualified students; address and identify student learning problems in cooperation with the instructional programs and services.
• Provide counseling and advisement services to special program students including students on financial aid, international students, veterans, students
with disabilities, and students in various retention programs.
• Participate in the evaluation of institutional practices and programs as they affect students; plan and conduct relevant research in areas such as academic skill levels, student attrition, and follow-up transfer.
• Conduct orientations and workshops for students.
• Participation in campus wide and district committees, as well as regional TRIO meetings and events.
• Maintain cooperative work relationships across campus, departments, community organizations, and universities.
• Applying State and Federal codes, statutes and regulations that govern California community college student developmental and instructional services and SSS Federal TRIO programs.
• Serve as San Diego Mesa College’s STAR TRIO program liaison for the U.S. Department of Education TRIO Student Support Services programs.

Master’s degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work or career development,
At least 5 years of experience managing TRIO programs, student success, equity, or similar retention programs in a post- secondary education setting with low-income, first-generation, and academically disadvantaged populations, including students with disabilities
EOPS counselors hired after October 24, 1987, shall:
(1) 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
(2) 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.

Desired Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have achieved:

• Experience to assume a leadership role in coordinating, planning, implementing, and evaluating a student support program.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience providing academic, career, and personal counseling to students from special populations such as First Generation, TRIO, Foster Youth, Formerly Incarcerated, EOPS, and homeless students. This includes but is not limited to: the initial intake interview, collection and analysis of verification of program participation to determine eligibility for services, development of student educational contracts, personalized case management, individual counseling and group presentations.
• Knowledge, training, and experience that would indicate sensitivity, understanding, and ability to work with special populations, as well as the diverse academic, socio-economic, disability, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Assist targeted students to meet their key needs, with a particular focus on financial aid, housing and community resources.
• Experience and/or academic preparation in conducting assessment, advisement, orientation, and counseling services to a diverse student population.
• Knowledge and experience developing, organizing, and coordinating counseling and student support services at a higher education institution.
• Knowledge and experience in the implementation of student equity and achievement efforts in a community college setting.
• Interpreting and applying policies and regulations within a higher education setting.
• Demonstrated knowledge, ability, and experience preparing and presenting reports and evaluation of services.
• Experience with budget monitoring and projection.
• Knowledge and the ability to identify students experiencing academic difficulties including monitoring, evaluating progress, and increasing retention.
• Establish and maintain collegial working relationships with students, faculty, staff, administration, community agencies and educational institutions.
• Knowledge and/or skill in the use of computer technology and ability to utilize technology in promoting and enhancing services to students.
• Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.


Pay Information:
Class 1, Step A - Class 6, Step C ($5,883.75 - $7,928.01) per month based on the current AFT - College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule.

Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 - Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made within the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

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All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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