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San Jose-Evergreen Community College District in San Jose, California
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Date Posted 01/24/2020
Admin-Extension and Outreach
Employment Type fulltime
Application Deadline 02/16/2020

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Counseling, Guidance and Matriculation

Work Location

San Jose City College

Position Status

Full Time

Salary Range

Salary Range: $80,357 to $110,031 Entry Level Annual Salary (Academic Salary Schedule 2018-2019); Maximum Salary Potential $143,122. Note: Actual Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.

Benefits Summary

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 Description


This faculty position is a full-time 100% FTE Categorical, Non Tenured (11 Months, August – June) as EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs Counselor in the Division of Counseling and Matriculation located at San Jose City College. Under the direction and supervision of the Division Dean or area administrator, the EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs Counselor provides academic, career, personal, and crisis counseling; assists with course placement; develops educational plans; guides students through general education, and transfer coursework; implements an academic progress report, caseload management, and follow-up process; facilitates support for the EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs students’ success.

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.



1. Provide academic, vocational, career and personal guidance and counseling for prospective, new and continuing students in EOPS/CARE students.

2. Work with EOPS/CARE student caseload to develop abbreviated and comprehensive educational plans to meet EOPS requirements.

3. Provide intake and orientation, program advisement, follow up services, and group or individual counseling services for EOPS/CARE students. Assist students with identifying, addressing and resolving issues with textbook loans, childcare and transportation, etc. as appropriate to ensure students’ academic success. Participate in developing and offering professional growth activities for CARE student caseload.

4. Assist students with early (priority registration) enrollment each term, seeking referral to appropriate community agencies or services in response to educational, career, and/or personal concerns.

5. Assist EOPS/CARE students in making decisions relative to career choice and educational planning, including appropriate testing and vocational counseling in accordance with CARE, TANF/GAIN county, state and federal policies and regulations.

6. Apply knowledge base as a tool for educating students and advocating on their behalf with county and community-based service providers.


1. Provide academic, vocational, career and personal guidance and counseling for prospective, new and continuing students in EOPS/CalWORKs students.

2. Prepare forms or documentation as requested by the County Social Services Agency liaison and other agencies and submit in a timely manner including providing monthly/quarterly caseload status reports by implementing and managing EOPS/CalWORKs student caseload. Case management includes:

a) Tracking monthly and quarterly students’ progress reports, following up weekly with students on progress with academic and community services/activities;
b) Maintaining student counseling records and data designed to identify potential barriers to students’ retention success;
c) Monitoring and verifying participants’ ongoing eligibility for services through the County’s CalWORKs system;
d) Determining student’s eligibility at the beginning of the term, prior to approving book vouchers and when making changes to the participants WTW plans;
e) Providing verification of activities and classes of each student/participant to the county at the beginning of each term including copies of current class schedule to be announced (TBA).

3. Assist the EOPS/CalWORKs Director/Coordinator with rendering of program policies and services.

4. Maintain knowledge of current laws and regulations, which include county, state and federal in order to ensure CalWORKs/TANF/GAIN program compliance.

5. Assist with the development of CalWORKs related publications and presentation of workshops for special student audiences. Identify potential students to be published on the CalWORKs student voices and any other award recognition.

6. Mandates in accordance with student’s Welfare-To-Work (WTW) plan, CalWORKs/TANF/GAIN county, state and federal policies and regulations. Complete/update TBAs, class schedules, student certification, activity reports, work study and upload documents onto StudentAccess database.


1. Participate, as appropriate, in program outreach to social services agencies and the community for recruitment and collaboration to maintain supportive services for CARE/CalWORKs students.

2. Develop effective working relationships with faculty members in instructional areas and work closely with SAS (DSPS), Financial Aid, ALMASS, Guardian Scholars, and Veterans to collaborate on delivery of services with mutual student populations.

3. Assist with the development of CARE/CalWORKs related publications and presentation of workshops/course materials/SLOs/Program Review.

4. Teach courses in assigned discipline by communicating subject matter clearly and effectively.

5. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Attend and participate in department, division and college meetings and keep posted office hours.

10. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g. grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.

11. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required by California Education Code and Board policy.

12. Foster a professional work and learning environment.

13. Perform other duties as required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Required Qualifications


1. Master’s degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Guidance Counseling, Educational Counseling, Social Work, or Career Development


*The Equivalent


2. EOPS counselors hired after October 24, 1987, shall:

Have completed a minimum of nine (9) semester units of college course work predominantly related to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social or economic disadvantages.


Have completed six (6) 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.


3. 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.

District’s Diversity Requirements

  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.


  • 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.



Applicants applying under equivalency bear the responsibility of submitting the District’s Equivalency Application form with details and evidence of the factors (academic preparation and/or experience) that they believe to be equivalent of the required qualifications as listed on the Job Announcements. Application(s) for equivalency are required if the degrees are not in the exact discipline required for the applicable position, according the California Community College Minimum Qualifications (select link below to review).

NOTE: Equivalency review is for degrees not in the exact discipline, only. If you have a degree earned outside of the United States, a U.S. credential evaluation must be attached with your application materials. (See *Foreign Degrees section below).

California Community College Minimum Qualifications

District Equivalency Form

Foreign Degree

Degree(s) must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.

All degrees and credits earned outside of the United States must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application.

Degrees earned outside of the U.S. without a U.S. credential evaluation attached, will not be considered.

Desired Qualifications

1. Bilingual ability in English and Spanish, or Vietnamese.

2. Evidence of an ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.

3. Experience working with CARE and CalWORKs/TANF/GAIN students, or other special populations.

4. Counseling experience within a California community college.

Working Environment

Typical classroom environment.

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 2018, with enrollment of approximately 18,631 students per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 33%, American Indian/Native American 0.4%, White/Caucasian 9%) attaining educational goals reflecting 46% – 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 19% Hispanic/Latino, 27% Asian/Pacific Islander, 6% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 41% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

Important Information


San José-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.

Employment Services,
Human Resources, SJECCD
40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 270-6414
Employment Website:
District Website:


Interested applicants MUST SUBMIT ONLINE ALL of the following materials by the First Review Date/Closing Date as listed on the job announcement. Applications received after the First Review Date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

1. A completed online San José-Evergreen Community College District APPLICATION.
2. A COVER LETTER (Stating how you feel you meet the qualifications as outline in the job announcement).
4. TRANSCRIPT – (If Required) If a degree is listed as a requirement, transcripts (Not Diplomas) MUST INCLUDE confer or award date of stated degree. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted; however if the position is offered, official transcripts will be required prior to employment. If the transcripts or degrees are from outside of the United States, an official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees by a certified U.S. credential review service (course by course of the transcripts) MUST also be submitted. (*See below for a list of suggested services that provide foreign degree equivalency evaluation to U.S. degrees).

Note: Some positions may require additional documents and/or certificates, in addition to the items listed above. Please refer to the job announcement.


1. Only complete application materials will be considered. No exceptions.

2. Letters of Recommendation are NOT required and will not be forwarded to the hiring committee.

3. Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.

4. Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.

5. Travel expenses to attend the interview are the responsibility of the candidate.

6. Meeting the minimum qualifications does NOT assure an interview.

7. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.

*Suggested services that provide foreign degree equivalency evaluation to U.S. degrees:

Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc.

Education Records Evaluation Services

International Education Research Foundation

World Education Services

*Please mention to employers when applying for this job*
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