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Monterey Peninsula College
  • Position Number: 1365209
  • Location: Monterey, CA
  • Position Type: Counseling

invites applications for the position of:

Counselor-EOPS, Full-Time Tenure Track, Fall 2019

SALARY: $54,118.00 - $73,386.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 12/04/18
CLOSING DATE: 02/04/19 11:59 PM

Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) seeks a full-time tenure track EOPS Counselor. The EOPS Counselor reports to the Dean of Student Services. The successful candidate will provide academic, career, and personal counseling to Monterey Peninsula College's diverse student population.

The Counselor will actively and continuously seek to develop and improve the delivery of counseling services. Assignments may include both day and evening hours at the Monterey campus and other sites including the Marina Education Center.

Full-time faculty have responsibilities outside the classroom through contributions to the department, division and the college which include curriculum development, assessment, evaluation, and participation in student achievement and success. Faculty are expected to engage in campus life and become involved in college committees.
Counsel EOPS students on personal. Academic, career, and transitional matters in individual and group settings.
Provide assistance in the development and updating of educational plans.
Provide guidance to EOPS participants in assessing aptitudes, abilities, and interests relevant to current and future employment trends.
Refer students to other appropriate services on and off campus for assistance, support, and advice beyond the responsibility of the counselor and the EOPS program.
Monitor each student's schedule of classes to ensure that EOPS students are pursuing a planned education program.
Provide students with institutional information about financial aid as well as college policies and procedures.
Participate in outreach and orientation activities as assigned.
Assist EOPS students with registration.
Conduct structured field trips for EOPS students to transfer institutions.
Manage special projects as assigned by the EOPS Coordinator such as Summer Bridge and First Year Experience (SCORE+) and other programs.
Exercise good judgment within counseling assignments.
Review catalogs, schedules, brochures, and other materials pertaining to EOPS and make recommendations for changes and improvements as appropriate.
Supervise students and/or staff as assigned.
Participate in appropriate professional development activities.
Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the MPCTA Contract, and as assigned at the Monterey campus, the Education Center at Marina, and/or other designated locations.
Possession of a master's degree in counseling rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development; AND
Completion of a minimum of nine (9) semester units of college course work predominantly relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social, or economic disadvantages; OR
Completion of 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 predominately with ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social, or economic disadvantages; AND
Two years of occupational experience in work relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social, or economic disadvantages;
OR The equivalent. (Equivalency Forms (click here) must be submitted for consideration)
A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
*Note: Graduate students currently working on a Master's degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the degree must be completed and confirmed by July 1, 2019.

Desirable Qualifications
Experience with or proven ability to provide counseling services in a community college EOPS and/or CARE program.
Experience with or proven ability to work in structured counseling programs, including assessment, orientation, advisement, placement, follow-up, and research.
Bilingual in Spanish and English.

Personal and Professional Qualities
In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications for the position, the successful candidate must possess the following qualities:
Be student-oriented and promote excellence in the classroom.
Be committed to advancing educational opportunities for low income and educationally disadvantaged students.
Ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with others in a collegial environment.
Ability to work effectively with community support groups, college committees and other campus organizations.
Ability to work effectively with students who have a wide range of skills, motivations, and academic or vocational goals.
Anticipated Starting Compensation
Initial salary placement is based on the current full-time salary schedule and on verification of education and experience. Starting salary is $54,118 - $73,386 annually. Summer teaching opportunities may be available for additional compensation. In addition to the base salary, the successful candidate may also earn an annual Doctoral stipend of
$2,881 or an annual multiple Masters' stipend of $2,043.

Monterey Peninsula College offers excellent employee benefits, ranging from health, dental, vision, life insurance, employee assistance program (EAP), and long-term disability, provides sick leave and contributes to the CalSTRS retirement
plan. Participation in tax deferred plans is available.

Assignment & Anticipated Start Date
Counselors shall work an additional 10 days per year, for a total of 185.5 days, The additional ten (10) days shall be paid at 1/175 of the contract salary per day. The assignment will include a minimum of 35 hours per week (30 hours of student contact time and 5 hours of office/meeting/committee activities).When teaching is assigned, release time will be granted proportionately. The selected candidate will participate in campus wide events beginning the The selected candidate will participate in campus wide events beginning on August 12, 2019. Semester begins August 16, 2019.

Application Deadline
A completed application and supplemental materials must be submitted online by
11:59 p.m. PST Wednesday, February 4, 2019. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

1. Completed District Application including the Diversity Statement
2. Cover letter indicating your related qualifications, personal and professional qualities, and experience;
3. A detailed resume that summarizes educational preparation and desired professional experience/abilities listed above;
4. A list of (5) five references to include 2 collegues and 1 supervisor;
5. Unofficial Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Official copies will be required at the time of hire. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated at the applicant's expense. Click on the following link for a list of agencies with evaluation services. List of Agencies Performing Evaluations of Foreign Transcripts
6. Answers to the following three (3) Supplemental questions within the application. Please limit your responses to one page per item.

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Please upload your materials as PDF files and use file names that clearly reflect the contents of each attachment.

To apply for this position, please go to and click on the link for "Full Time Faculty and Administrator Positions." Click on the job title for full details about the position. Additionally you will see an "apply" button immediately above the announcement to the right.

You will be required to create a user account. If you already have a user account with another NeoGov employer, you will be able to use your existing account login information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and other required documents.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (831)645-1341.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Kayla Garcia
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College

Applicants selected for interviews will be notified by phone approximately 2-4 weeks following the application deadline. Initial interviews are held on campus and tentatively scheduled for March 12, March 13 and March 14. Travel expenses associated with the initial interview are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Selected finalists will be invited to second interviews with the Superintendent/President and Vice President of Student Services during the week of March 18, 2019. Partial reimbursement for expenses associated with the second interview may be available. Positions are subject to adequate funding and MPC reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Conditions of Employment
Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, Risk Assessment or verification of a negative TB exam, proof of fingerprints taken via Live Scan to the Department of Justice, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval.

The District is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

About the College
Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) is a fully accredited California public community college. With an open admissions policy, the college is known for the excellence of its academic programs and student support services. The college has been recognized as a top military friendly school.

Monterey Peninsula College is located on the beautiful central coast of California, approximately 120 miles south of San Francisco. The cities of Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Seaside and the unincorporated areas commonly known as Big Sur, Carmel Valley and Pebble Beach are all served by the district. Monterey Peninsula is known as a world-class destination and the many attractions of the area include an incomparable coastline, numerous state parks, the historical district of Monterey, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and several of the most famous golf courses in the world.

Monterey Peninsula College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation and contact information for the Commission can be found at

ACCJC reaffirmed Monterey Peninsula College's accreditation in June 2018. MPC's accreditation evaluation site visit occurred in October 2016. mpc/campus-information/accreditation

For information about course offerings, please see the Monterey Peninsula College catalog and class schedules:

For a history of the development of the Education Center at Marina:

For Institutional Research: information/institutional-research

For full application instructions and position description, visit

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