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Counselor, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Date Posted Oct. 8, 2019
Title Counselor, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services
University Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Cupertino, CA, United States
Department n/a
Application Deadline 11/15/2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administration - Counseling Services

Counselor, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Posting #: 19-025

Campus: De Anza College

Close/Initial Review Date: 11/15/2019

Open Until Filled: No


Initial Review Date: 11/15/19

*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Counselor, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services, De Anza College.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

De Anza College Mission Statement:

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking


This position functions as a key member of the EOPS support team to provide academic, career and personal counseling services to EOPS eligible students in determining and achieving academic, vocational, and personal objectives. Assist students in clarifying academic goals and selecting a major and establishing/maintaining enrollment priority. Develop and implement orientation, activities, services, and facilitate and instruct study skills and career decision-making classes. Take students on field trips to career, leadership and enrichment events and conferences. Develop other relevant liaisons and networks with on- and off-campus programs and agencies. Implement intake and follow-up procedures for students for the program. Participate in outreach functions that may include serving as a liaison with high schools, community-based organizations and four-year colleges/universities.

The successful candidate will utilize intervention and retention strategies to ensure student success. Establish an effective rapport with students; monitor and track students' academic progress to ensure attainment of educational goal; maintain contact with students throughout their enrollment; and use an early alert system to ensure student persistence and success. Serve as liaison with other student services and instructional divisions and programs on campus. Refer students as appropriate to campus and community resources and services. Maintain assigned caseload of students. Collect retention, priority registration activities, course completion, and/or transfer data to report to program and campus administrators and the State Chancellor's Office. Train and coordinate academic and peer advisors with EOPS. Maintain liaison with the Counseling Division and participate in college-wide committees.

Standard duties expected of all counselors include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to serve on District and college committees and participate in campus extra-curricular activities.

  • Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Must possess the Community College Counselor Credential or a Master's degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development, or the equivalent.
  • Completion of a minimum of nine semester units of college course work predominately relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social, or economic disadvantages or, completion of six semester units or the equivalent of a college-level counseling practicum or counseling field-work courses in a community college EOPS program,
  • 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.

  • Community college experience.
  • Counseling experience.
  • Experience with State/Federal reporting guidelines.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working with community members and organizations

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following:
  • Knowledge of state regulations and guidelines governing community colleges and EOPS/CARE programs, including Title V and AB 1725.
  • Demonstrated commitment to academic and professional excellence.
  • Experience providing instruction to multiethnic and underrepresented students.
  • Knowledge of California Chancellor's Office program regulations.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of higher education organization and structure.
  • Knowledge of the principles of leadership
  • Knowledge of college programs.
  • Knowledge of data management computer software
  • Knowledge instructional and student support services.
  • Ability to develop and monitor budgets.
  • Ability to make effective decisions and take independent action.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate data for specific use.
  • Ability to interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and conflicting demands.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing, with a variety of student, staff and management groups
  • Ability to provide clear and skilled presentations.


  • Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:

(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  • Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  • Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  • Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

  • A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  • A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our Applicant Information webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

HIRING RANGE: $62,772.00 - $103,094.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 11-months per year


Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

(650) 949-6217


This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

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