Job Requisition Number: 23560. The EOP Academic Achievement Counselor provides individualized services to students who are underrepresented, low income, first generation college students, and/or otherwise at a higher risk of experiencing academic difficulty, to help students succeed. Services may include academic needs assessment, developing individual study plans, recognizing and addressing academic and non-academic barriers to academic success, and counseling on other aspects that may affect student retention and academic success. Includes specializations in particular underrepresented groups, particular academic skills (e.g., research skills, preparation for graduate programs), or success in particular academic programs. Manages an annual undergraduate student caseload from admission to graduation. The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is one of the 15 units of the Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence (CE3) in the Division of Equity and Inclusion. CE3 provides complex and multi-format programs and services to priority student populations to ensure their successful transition into the academy, academic success, graduation, and transition to graduate programs and professional careers. These services have a critical impact on the campus? ability to fulfill its mission of equity, access, and inclusion to California?s diverse student population
Provides multicultural academic counseling across disciplines and colleges/schools to 'at risk' populations (e.g., low-income, first-generation college, underrepresented populations, etc.). Incorporating a variety of theoretical approaches, the incumbent manages a caseload of students from admission through graduation; conducts a comprehensive assessment/analysis of students? needs and develops a plan of action to enhance students? academic success. Manages an annual undergraduate student caseload from admission to graduation. Includes comprehensive assessment/analysis of students? needs, developing an educational plan, facilitating personal and academic skills development seminars, and academic crisis intervention.
Plans and implements academic and personal development seminars, courses, and workshops. Assist unit colleagues in coordination of unit or cluster-wide programming. Facilitates group discussion sessions.
Works with academic departments, faculty, and department management to help resolve specific student academic issues. Keeps abreast of student trends in higher education, particularly low-income and first-generation college populations. Refers students to appropriate specialized programs and resources.?Demonstrated competencies and advanced knowledge in theories of multicultural counseling, learning, identity development, human and career development. ?Demonstrated knowledge of research methodologies and research designs. ?Knowledge and experience in working with historically underrepresented ethnic minority communities, first generation college students, and low-income students. ?Knowledge in the methodologies used to enhance student achievement, such as collaborative teaching/learning models, strategies for effective counseling and peer mentoring, small group facilitation and training, coaching, mentoring and advocacy. ?Knowledge of and experience in conflict management and intervention strategies. ?Experience in multicultural competencies, and personal and academic crisis intervention; working with students to assist in clarification of ethics and values. ?Experience in group dynamics, facilitation, and training; comprehensive assessment of academic preparation and personal competencies. ?Experience in establishing and implementing short and long term program goals and objectives; demonstrated effectiveness in mediation and conflict resolution. ?Knowledge of academic curricula; knowledge of campus climate, structure/organizations, and culture. ?Experience in planning, developing, and administering enrichment programs/projects, academic and personal development seminars, courses, and workshops. ?Knowledge and experience in researching, compiling and analyzing data, and generating reports.
Education/Training: ?Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
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