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Job ID: 110071

General Counselor (Milpitas Extension Center) Temporary, SJCC
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Date Posted Aug. 8, 2018
Title General Counselor (Milpitas Extension Center) Temporary, SJCC
University San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • San Jose, CA
    United States
  • Other Administrative Categories
  • Counseling Services

Required Documents:

Letter of Introduction (Cover Letter)


Copy of Required Transcripts (Must include award/confer date).


Counseling and Matriculation

Posting Date:


Closing Date:


Work Location:

Milpitas Extension Campus

Position Status:


Academic Position Term:


Salary Range:

$78,397 to $107,347 Entry Level Annual Salary (Academic Salary Schedule 2017-2018); Maximum Salary Potential $136,425. Note: Actual Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.

Benefits Available - Academic/Faculty:

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.

Employment Start Date:

Fall 2018

Position Summary:

This faculty position is a TEMPORARY ONE YEAR (2018-2019), 100% FTE (August - June) position as General Counselor assigned to Milpitas Center in the Division of Counseling and Matriculation located at Milpitas Extension Center.

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/Specific to Position:

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

2.Work with students to develop abbreviated and comprehensive educational plans to meet SSSP mandates.

3.Provide leadership counseling components and initiatives for the Milpitas Extension Center including outreach for admission, assessment, and orientation, counseling and follow up/retention services components for at-risk students.

4.Work with the Milpitas Team and Dean of Counseling on developing the plan for implementation of counseling services including develop materials, guides, and training.

5.Provide counseling services to high school students, adults, and other prospective students.

6.Work in a team environment with Milpitas Director, Enrollment Coordinator and other staff and faculty to ensure the goals, mission and vision of Milpitas Extension Center are achieved.

7.Answer parent questions on dual and concurrent enrollment.

8.Develop educational plans, provide orientation, refer students to resources, assist with registration and clearing pre-requisites, and complete SSSP Matriculation Exemptions as needed.

9.Utilize multiple measures and other assessment tools for placing students in courses.

10.Support registered students with SAS and other needs.

11.Monitor and track students' academic progress to ensure attainment of educational goal.

12.Facilitate small and large-group workshops and general information sessions to explain Milpitas programs and course offerings.

13.Utilize the district's computerized course prerequisite system and create electronic student educational plans.

14.Interpret with accuracy placement and career assessment results; assessment includes evaluation of placement scores, course placement, transcripts, pre-requisite clearance, and multiple measures.

15.Provide orientations and workshops at local high schools to promote CTE programs as part of outreach efforts.

16.Work with high school partners in the Dual Enrollment and Concurrent Enrollment programs to support their students' educational pathway to the community college.

17.Communicate subject matter clearly, correctly and effectively.

18.Use appropriate preparation and organizational skills in area of assignment.

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

20.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.

21.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.

22.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.

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

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

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

26.Foster a professional work and learning environment.

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

Minimum Qualifications:


1. Master's 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


*The Equivalent

(Note: A Bachelor's 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.)

2. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

3. 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.

Desired Qualifications:

1. Understanding of Dual Enrollment, Concurrent Enrollment.

2. Bilingual abilities, Vietnamese language desirable.

*Equivalency Information:

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 for this position.

There are two reasons an applicant may apply for Equivalency Review:

1. Degrees outside the required minimum qualification

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.

2. Degrees earned outside the United States

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, will not be considered.

For the Equivalency Application form, copy and paste the link below:

About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District - Academic/Faculty:

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 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 18% Hispanic/Latino, 25% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 45% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

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