COUNSELOR ( AFFIRM Program)
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
Campus Location: Evergreen Valley College
This faculty position is a full-time, 100% FTE (11 Months, August - June) Tenure Track position as Counselor (AFFIRM Program) in the Division of Student Success located at Evergreen Valley College.
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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provide academic, vocational, career, personal and guidance counseling for new, continuing and prospective AFFIRM students. Work with students to develop abbreviated and comprehensive educational plans to meet the Student Support and Success Program (SSSP) mandates and Student Equity (SE) objectives regarding student performance and retention.
2. Provide walk-in counseling and work with program specialist on Early Alert efforts.
3. Coordinate counseling components such as probation/dismissal, orientation, outreach, on-line counseling, on-line orientation, student cohorts, etc. for meeting SSSP mandates.
4. Participate in outreach functions that may include serving as a liaison with high schools, mentors, community-based organizations and four-year colleges/universities.
5. Refer students as appropriate to campus and community resources and services.
6. Collaborate with AFFIRM instructors and the program specialist to develop, implement and evaluate outreach and retention strategies.
7. Visit AFFIRM classes and attend AFFIRM Program campus and community activities. Assume general counseling responsibilities as assigned.
8. Participate in the implementation of the District-wide Student Success Plan including admissions, multiple measures, and orientations, counseling and follow up components.
9. Participate in student learning outcomes (SLO) of guidance courses, Service Area Outcomes and Assessment activities.
10. Teach courses in assigned discipline by communicating subject matter clearly and effectively.
11. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. Attend and participate in department, division and college meetings and keep posted office hours.
16. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g. grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.
17. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required by California Education Code and Board policy.
18. Foster a professional work and learning environment.
19. Perform other duties as required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
1. Masters 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
(Note: A Bachelors 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.)
1. Knowledge of African-American culture with emphasis on the African-American community.
2. Experience working with African-American organizations in the community.
3. Knowledge and skills in retention strategies for African-American students. Experience as a member of a non-traditional academic program for African- American students.
4. Bilingual abilities, desirable.
Districts Diversity Requirements
$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.
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.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://sjeccd.peopleadmin.com/
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 Districts 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 group of managers, supervisors and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.
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