EOP Counselor (Student Services Professional III) (500494), San Diego, California

Created 06/01/2021
Reference 431554
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State California
City San Diego
Zip 92182

Position Summary

A primary goal of the Office of Educational Opportunity Programs and Ethnic Affairs (EOP) is to improve access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds by making higher education a possibility for prospective students with the potential for academic success. EOP assists students from disadvantaged circumstances in overcoming historically, traditional, social, economic, psychological, and educational barriers throughout their collegiate experience and in achieving academic success by providing a comprehensive program of support services.

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of EOP / Ethnic Affairs, the EOP Counselor is responsible for providing counseling and academic advising for EOP 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, academic probation and residential life.

The EOP Counselor also is responsible for coordination in student service areas, events, and programs (e.g. EOP graduation, Summer Bridge, etc.)

For more information regarding the Office of Educational Opportunity Programs and Ethnic Affairs, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2022, with the possibility for reappointment. 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 will vary based on operational needs.

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 these 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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • The equivalent of five years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience or professional experience in higher education academic support services or equivalent.
  • Master's degree in Counseling, College Student Development, Higher Education, or a directly related field.
  • Experience developing, planning, and implementing workshops or other programming aimed at supporting students, including undocumented students and former foster youth.

Specialized Skills
  • Experience working with students from low income, traditionally underserved, and traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds (e.g. former foster youth, undocumented students, etc.).
  • Experience with student outreach efforts in school and community settings.
  • Experience developing, organizing, planning, and implementing university transitional programs.
  • Knowledge of individual counseling techniques.
  • Knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which assigned.
  • Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.
  • Ability to advise students individually and in groups on complex student related matters.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,691 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,691 - $6,683 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.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on May 26, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by May 25, 2021. This 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 before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at mcothron@sdsu.edu.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
Employer San Diego State University

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