EOPOS Counselor (Student Services Professional III)
San Diego State University
Location: San Diego, California
Internal Number: 5016270
EOPOS Counselor (Student Services Professional III)
Job No: 534923 Work Type: Locations: San Diego Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services
Under the direction of the Associate Director of EOP, Outreach and Success, the EOPOS (Educational Opportunity Programs, Outreach & Success) Counselor is responsible for providing counseling and comprehensive academic advising for EOPOS students regarding course selection, evaluation, adjustment from high school and/or community college, financial aid referrals, personal counseling related to self-awareness, personal growth, peer relationships, family expectations/problems, career investigation, and academic probation and residential life. The EOPOS Counselor in this position will also have a focus on supporting the retention and success of Compact Scholars.
The EOPOS Counselor is also responsible for coordination in student service areas, events, and programs (e.g. EOPOS graduation, Summer Bridge, etc.).
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent/probationary position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.
The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity is responsible for the coordination and development of student services and building the inclusive excellence of SDSU's staff and faculty at San Diego State University. Departments include, but not limited to, Assistant Deans for Student Affairs; Career Services; Communications Services; Counseling and Psychological Services; Educational Opportunity Programs, Outreach and Success; Financial Aid and Scholarships; Military and Veterans Center; New Student and Parent Programs; Office of the Student Ombudsman; Residential Education; Resource Management; Student Disability Center; Student Health Services; Student Life and Leadership; Student Rights and Responsibilities; Testing Services Office; Well-being & Health Promotion; Cultural Centers; and programming related to Inclusive Excellence.
Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity
The Division works proactively to address systemic inequities through professional learning, community building, advocacy, policy recommendations and organizational structures, while facilitating an integrated vision and shared responsibility for prioritizing and advancing institutional goals. We aim to foster an affirming campus culture based on the core values of excellence, equity, diversity, belonging and inclusion through:
Recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are reflective of the diverse student body and communities served by SDSU, and recruiting students who are representative of the rich diversity of the region and the world;
Fostering an environment that is welcoming, affirming, and empowering for students, faculty, staff and alumni of all backgrounds;
Enhancing the career and educational pathways of a diverse student body, the faculty and staff, including enhancing the learning environment and expanding learning opportunities for all students inside and outside the classroom, and expanding and connecting opportunities for students to participate in transformational experiences;
Developing leaders who believe in and lead others toward supporting civility, mutual respect and diversity in our society and workplaces; and
Position upholds the Student Affairs and Campus Diversity Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, specifically:
'The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity acknowledges and honors the inherent value and dignity of all individuals by creating and nurturing a learning and working environment that affirms and leverages our community's diversity of traditions, heritages, perspectives, and experiences. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence designed to facilitate the personal and professional success, growth, development, and well-being of all members of our community. We manifest this commitment through our innovative, strategic and collaborative efforts to develop leaders who believe in and lead others toward practicing civility, mutual respect, and inclusion in our workplaces and society.'
A primary goal of the Office of Educational Opportunity Programs, Outreach and Success (EOPOS) is to improve access to higher education for students from underrepresented backgrounds by implementing and administering early outreach programs and recruitment processes which develop an understanding of, and support, the pathway to higher education for students and their parents, guardians and loved ones. EOPOS builds collaborative relationships with schools, school districts, community colleges and other organizations to support this goal. EOPOS assists students in overcoming historical, traditional, social, economic, psychological, and educational barriers throughout their collegiate experience and in achieving academic success by providing a comprehensive program of support services. Typical services provided include, but are not limited to: outreach and recruitment, pre-admission counseling, screening-and-selection, professional development in teaching/learning methodologies, program orientation, summer bridge programs, financial aid advising and follow-up, special/regular admission, academic advising, tutoring, learning skills, peer mentoring, and academic/personal support services.
For more information regarding the department of EOP Outreach and Success, click here.
Education and Experience
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field; including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related. Possession of the required knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.
A master's degree in counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.
Minimum of one year experience working with students from low income, traditionally underserved, and traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds.
Minimum of one year experience with student outreach efforts in school and community settings.
Minimum of one year experience developing, organizing, planning, and implementing university transitional programs.
Minimum of one year experience utilizing individual counseling techniques.
Minimum of two years of experience analyzing complex situations accurately and adopting effective courses of action.
Minimum of one year experience advising students individually and in groups on complex student related matters.
Equivalent of five years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience or professional experience in higher education academic support services or equivalent is preferred.
Master's degree in counseling, College Student Development, or Higher Education is preferred.
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $5,025 per month.
Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,025 - $7,159 per month.
Diversity and Community at SDSU
At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.
Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here.
At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs, and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university.
SDSU's Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on February 26, 2024. To receive full consideration, apply by February 25, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.
SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Olma Javonillo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advertised: Feb 12, 2024 (9:00 AM) Applications Close: Open until filled
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