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Professor of Counseling - EOPS/NextUp

Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, CA

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Professor of Counseling - EOPS/NextUp


Student Services



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11 Months/Year


Initial placement $81,752 - $122,006

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Open Until Filled:


Basic Function/Overview::

As the flagship student equity support program in the California Community College system, Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) serves the State’s most underserved and underrepresented student populations. Utilizing a student-centered approach, Mt. SAC’s EOPS program provides over and above personalized ongoing comprehensive support services to historically underrepresented and low socioeconomic students in order to increase their sense of belonging, self-efficacy and awareness of opportunities to help students achieve their academic and personal goals. The EOPS/NextUp Counselor’s scope of services include counseling/advising strategies that support the educational aspirations of current and former foster youth who are eligible for EOPS/NextUp.
The newly funded NextUp program will provide EOPS students who are current or former foster youth to access wraparound support services including counseling and advising, textbooks and school supplies, and transportation, food, and emergency housing assistance through the EOPS/NextUp program. Utilizing a student-centered approach, NextUp also provides a supportive community for students from the foster care system by increasing their sense of belonging, self-efficacy, and awareness so they can access opportunities to empower them to achieve their academic and personal goals. The EOPS/NextUp Counselor plays a critical role by providing counseling/advising as well as intrusive and specialized intervention strategies to connect students in the program to on and off-campus resources.

Application Procedure:

First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on the above listed Initial Screening Date are assured consideration.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online, unless otherwise noted, at the Mt. SAC Employment Website to be considered for this position:

  1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
  2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
  3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
  4. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Health & Welfare:

Mt. San Antonio College offers a competitive and excellent benefits package providing medical, dental, and vision benefits for eligible employees and their dependents. Lifetime medical benefits are also available for eligible retirees.
The College contributes up to $23,766.84 toward family annual premiums for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees. The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and National Benefits Services (NBS).
*Subject to change based on Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Teach courses in the disciplines for which the candidate meets Minimum Qualifications or the equivalent.
  2. Teach assigned courses in accordance with course outline of record.
  3. Instruct and support students with diverse backgrounds utilizing culturally relevant pedagogy, careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methods including for online instruction, informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions, student learning outcomes, and support a philosophy of instruction focusing on critical thinking and analysis.
  4. Maintain scheduled office and campus hours, and participate in department/division meetings and committees.
  5. Perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with administrative responsibilities and College, division, and department policies.
  6. Late afternoon and/or evening assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.
  7. Effective oral and written communication with students.
  8. Commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.
  9. Participate in departmental and college governance activities through committee service and/or other appropriate activities to maintain and improve the instructional program and to provide service to the college.
  10. In close cooperation with other discipline faculty, participate in the design, evaluation, revision, and development of culturally relevant curriculum, courses, and/or degrees.
  11. Provide comprehensive counseling services to culturally diverse student populations, specifically to those who experienced the foster care system with academic, career, and personal counseling.
  12. Provide equity-based, individualized support to students experiencing academic and/or personal difficulty.
  13. Interpret certificate, associate degree, and university transfer related requirements.
  14. Facilitate EOPS/NextUp orientations and academic success workshops for students.
  15. Counsel and follow up with EOPS/NextUp students on academic/progress probation.
  16. Assist students in developing student educational plans (abbreviated and comprehensive).
  17. Participate in the planning of support programs that result in educational growth of EOPS/NextUp students.
  18. Represent EOPS/NextUp as a faculty counselor on campus and within the broader community by serving on departmental and college committees and taking leadership roles on campus, community, and professional organizations.
  19. Develop liaison relationships with Instructional Faculty.
  20. Maintain knowledge and use of current counseling, educational, career websites, and software.
  21. Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with other college departments.
  22. Perform other counseling related duties as assigned to meet the College’s mission as well as the mission of EOPS and NextUp, which includes providing “over, above, and in addition to" services to EOPS/NextUp students.
  23. Work collaboratively with other college departments including: Counseling, Financial Aid, Admissions & Records, DREAM, Career and Transfer, Student Health Services, ACCESS, CalWORKs, ARISE/AANAPISI, Center for Black Culture and Student Success, El Centro, First Peoples Native Center, Outreach and Engagement, Promise Plus+, Veterans Resources Center, Honors Program, Pride Center, and Basic Needs Resources.
  24. Instruct, counsel, and support students with diverse backgrounds utilizing culturally relevant pedagogy, careful preparation of course materials, effective counseling and teaching methods, including for online advising and instruction, informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions, and meet student learning outcomes, and support a philosophy of instruction focusing on critical thinking and analysis.
  25. Maintain scheduled office on-campus hours, and participate in EOPS/CARE, CalWORKs, and NextUp department and Student Services Division meetings and campus committees.
  26. Perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with administrative responsibilities and College, division, and department policies.
  27. Serve on college committees as necessary to maintain and improve instructional programs.
  28. Attend, participate, and present professional development, meetings, and various College committees and advisory groups to provide Service to the College and participate in shared governance.
  29. Late afternoon and/or evening assignments may be required as a part of the regular contract.
  30. Participate in curriculum development, learning outcome development and assessment.

Minimum Qualifications:

A. The minimum of one of the following awarded/conferred from a regionally accredited institution:

  1. Master’s 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 AND 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; OR
    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; OR
  2. The equivalent (please request an equivalency review in the application) (NOTE: A bachelor’s degree in one of the listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline); OR
  3. California Community College credential, “Valid for Life” (no longer issued), authorizing service as an instructor in the appropriate discipline; refer to Ed Code § 87355 (If meeting qualifications with this credential, a copy of the valid lifetime credential must be submitted with the application.);

B. Commitment to the community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for students with diverse abilities and interests; personal qualities to work effectively and sensitively in a multicultural environment; awareness and commitment to the special needs of non-traditional students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Ability to communicate curriculum meaningfully for students with diverse backgrounds.
  2. Experience working with current and former foster youth
  3. Experience working with educationally and socioeconomically disadvantaged community college students (first-generation, underrepresented, foster youth, parenting students, re-entry, AB 540, dreamers, veterans, and ACCESS).
  4. Community college counseling experience
  5. Knowledge of issues related to student development.
  6. Experience with student retention strategies/programs.
  7. Training and/or experience in group counseling techniques.
  8. Evidence of experience teaching EOPS counseling courses and workshops.
  9. Knowledge and use of electronic student educational planning and college degree audit technology.
  10. Experience in developing and/or providing student interventions designed to increase access, retention, and successful degree/university transfer completion.
  11. Knowledge of Title 5 Regulations as they pertain to EOPS and NextUp.
  12. Ability to communicate effectively with students orally and in writing.
  13. Ability to translate curriculum to be meaningful for students with diverse backgrounds.
  14. Assist students’ behavior to empower them through counseling sessions or in the course.

License(s) & Other Requirements:

The incumbent may periodically be required to get to a variety of locations. If operating a vehicle, employees must have the ability to secure and maintain a valid California driver’s license.


Candidates not holding the stated required qualifications who are requesting consideration based on an equivalency, will be asked to complete the equivalency related questions included in the application.

Conditions of Employment:

The person holding this position is required to be present on Mt. San Antonio College’s campus to perform all essential duties and responsibilities.

This is a full-time, tenure-track, 11-month contract position that begins in the 2023-24 academic year. Placement on the salary schedule is based on formal education, full-time and/or part-time teaching, and related work experience, up to a maximum placement at step 9.

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees – The person holding this position is considered:

  1. A ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment; and
  2. An employee with ‘Actual Knowledge’ under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the College’s Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to them about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here:

PHYSICAL ABILITIESAbility to: 1) Work at a desk and in meetings of various configurations; 2) Possess digital dexterity to operate instructional equipment; 3) Read printed matter and computer screens; 4) Communicate so others will understand a normal conversation; 5) Hear and understand speech; 6) Bend, twist, stoop, and reach; 7) Lift, push, pull and carry up to 20 pounds.

Special Notes:

A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:

DO NOT include photographs or any personal information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.

LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL FOR INTERVIEWS: Should you be invited to an interview, please contact our office to discuss an accommodation option if attending the interview would require you to travel in excess of 150 miles one way from your residence.


Foreign Transcripts:

Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline. Accredited evaluation agencies can be found on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services Website.


Human Resources
1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399
Phone: (909) 274-4225

Selection Procedure::

A committee will evaluate applications taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. Interviews may include a writing sample, presentation, teaching demonstration, and/or performance test. The committee will recommend finalists to the President/CEO and/or Vice President of Instruction/Student Services for a second interview. The number of vacancies is dependent on student enrollment, College resources and needs, and Board of Trustees’ approval. The starting date will be determined following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Confidential Letters of Reference Instructions:

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required and optional documents are attached by no later than 11:59 PM PT of the initial screening date shown on the job posting.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at Mt. SAC Employment Website to complete and submit your application for this position.

EEO Policy::

We value diversity in all aspects of the human condition. We pursue equity by reevaluating how we empower each person to achieve their success.

The District, as part of our Vision, “promotes a climate of respect and authentic engagement. We are culturally responsive to the needs of our diverse student body. We strive to increase and sustain equitable outcomes for all students. We recruit and retain quality employees who are reflective of our students and the community we serve, in addition to providing all personnel with equity and diversity training.”

The District is a proud Chicanx/Latinx, and Hispanic-Serving Institution, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, and Minority Serving Institution, serving over 30,858 students based on Fall 2021 stats.

The student population is as follows:

  • by ethnicity – 58% Latinx, 9.45% White, 18.39% Asian, 3.58% Filipino, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 3.38% Black/African American, 0.16% American Indian, 2.55% two or more races and 4.28% unknown;
  • by gender – 56.09% Female, 41.29% Male, 0.35% Non-Binary, 2.27% unspecified;
  • and by age – 29.07% ages 19 or younger, 29.88% ages 20-24, 12.8% ages 25-29, 7.01% ages 30-34, 4.32% ages 35-39, 5.43% ages 40-49,11.48% ages 50 and older.

The current employee population is as follows:
  • by ethnicity – 35% Latinx, 32% White, 16% Asian/Pacific Islander, 5% Black/African American, 1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 3% Two or More Races, 8% unknown;
  • by gender – 56.06% Female, 43.13% Male, 0.81% unspecified;
  • and by age – 3.94% ages 20-29, 19.46% ages 30-39, 30.21% ages 40-49, 46.39% ages 50 and older.

The District works to create an inclusive environment that provides a safe-haven for international students, veterans, re-entry students, LGBTQIA+ students, and students of various learning styles regardless of citizenship status.

We are committed to hiring Faculty that understands how cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial, and human understanding; and provides positive role models for all students.

The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest:

Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio College’s Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).

District Rights:

We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay, or cancel filling this position. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.


Mt. San Antonio College provides the full college experience without the full college debt. As a nonprofit California Community College, Mt. SAC is known for providing a top-tier education and extensive student services while keeping classes at just $46 a unit.


The campus sits on 420 rolling acres in Walnut, California, located on the eastern edge of the Greater Los Angeles Area. The city of Walnut is considered one of the Best Small Towns to Live In by Money Magazine, which highlighted only one other California town. A diverse suburb just 25 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, Walnut is known for its nationally reknowned schools and equestrian community. The city combines the charms of rural living with the benefits of being located just 25 miles from Downtown Los Angeles.

Mt. San Antonio College serves everyone, from residents to working professionals and international students. Its local College District boundaries encompass the communities of Baldwin Park, Bassett, Charter Oak, Covina, Diamond Bar, the southern portion of Glendora, Hacienda Heights, City of Industry, Irwindale, La Puente, La Verne, Pomona, Rowland Heights, San Dimas, Valinda, Walnut, and West Covina. Learn about our district and trustees.

Dynamic Community

At Mt. San Antonio College, diversity is what brings our campus to life. Our students come from unique backgrounds and are all at different places in their lives. Some are here straight from high school, while others have families and full-time jobs, but they are all here for the same reason: to achieve their goals through education. We proudly serve more than 50,000 students from all walks of life. About half of our students are seeking degrees and certificates. The other half are enjoying community programs, workforce development classes and other non-credit courses. Learn more about demographics on our Facts and Stats page.

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