Sierra College is a Community College located near Sacramento,
California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence
and student success. Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has
focused on quality instruction and meeting the evolving needs of
the students and communities that it serves. The Sierra Community
College District covers more than 3,200 square miles and serves the
Northern California foothill counties of Placer and Nevada, as well
as parts of El Dorado and Sacramento. We serve over 18,000 students
throughout the region in both on-ground and online courses,
including students at our main Rocklin Campus as well as at three
centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe/Truckee, and Roseville. Our
District prides itself on academic excellence, having been named an
Aspen Prize for College Excellence eligible institution for
Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students and values the rich, diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. A strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups. Our District is committed to providing strategies for success and proactive student-centered practices and policies focused on eliminating equity gaps to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment focused on strategies for success and equitable outcomes for all.
As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,300 students per term, where approximately: 21% of Sierra College’s students are Latino/a/x, 3% are African-American, 3% are Filipino, 6% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 1% are Pacific Islander, 7% are multiracial and 57% are White.
The successful candidate will join a College dedicated to the use of culturally responsive teaching strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students and ensure a successful learning environment. Sierra College demonstrates its commitment to equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty, and staff. These opportunities include trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, a Faculty Equity and Inclusion Certificate, SC4 (Sierra College Community, Creativity, Culture, and Collaboration Training), active Academic Senate standing committees concerned with student success and equity, a Presidential Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC), culturally responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, campus-wide equity summits, a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.
The EOPS Counselor must demonstrate a profound understanding of
and experience with successfully supporting individuals with
varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities,
various gender identities, various sexual orientations, individuals
from historically underrepresented communities and other groups to
ensure the district provides an inclusive educational and
employment environment focused on strategies for success and
equitable outcomes for all.
Under the general direction of an educational administrator, the EOPS Counselor provides counseling to a diverse student population regarding personal, educational, career development/vocational choice, psychological testing, and other matters, utilizing various assessment techniques; provides orientation and outreach efforts and crisis intervention and emergency counseling; functions as liaison between students and District faculty members, county offices, secondary schools, other post-secondary educational institutions, and the community; and performs other related work, as required.
CCC Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, education counseling, social work, or career development, OR the equivalent, OR a license as a Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor as specified pursuant to those California Government Code sections referred to as the California Education Code, Title 5, Section 53410.1, OR a valid California Community College Counselor Credential
AND EOPS counselors hired after October 24, 1987, shall: (1) have completed a minimum of nine-semester units of college course work predominantly relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social or economic disadvantages.
OR (2) Have completed six-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 predominantly with ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social or economic disadvantages.
AND In addition to the above, 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.
Desirable Qualification: Bilingualism is a plus.
To view the full details of the position and apply, please visit Counselor (EOPS) | Job Details tab | Career Pages (schooljobs.com).