Job ID: 186282

GENERAL COUNSELOR (Bilingual English/Vietnamese)

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

  • May 25, 2022
  • GENERAL COUNSELOR (Bilingual English/Vietnamese)
  • Counseling
  • San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
    San Jose, CA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Counseling Services

GENERAL COUNSELOR (Bilingual English/Vietnamese)

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Close/First Review Date: 05/24/2022

Campus Location: Evergreen Valley College

Position Description:


This faculty position is a full-time, 100% FTE (11 Months, July - May ) Tenure Track position as General Counselor (Bilingual English/Vietnamese) in the Division of Student Success located at Evergreen Valley College.

Assignment may include day and evening responsibilities. Some workdays may be assigned outside the eleven-month academic calendar.
This position is represented by the San Jose/Evergreen Federation of Teachers, AFT 6157.


1. Provide academic, vocational, career and personal guidance and counseling for prospective, new and continuing students. Work with students to develop abbreviated and comprehensive educational plans to meet the Student Support and Success Program (SSSP) mandates.

2. Efficiently and effectively work with students during walk-in/drop-in counseling.

3. Coordinate counseling components such as probation/dismissal, orientation, outreach, on-line counseling, on-line orientation, student cohorts, etc. for meeting SSSP mandates.

4. Participate in outreach functions that may include serving as a liaison with high schools, mentors, community-based organizations and four-year colleges/universities.

5. Act as liaison counselor to one or more academic disciplines.

6. Provide support to meet the SSSP and Student Equity (SE) objectives regarding student performance and retention.

7. Participate in the implementation of the District-wide Student Success Plan including admissions, multiple measures, orientations, counseling, and follow-up components.

8. Participate in student learning outcomes (SLO) of guidance courses and service area outcomes (SAO).

9. Teach courses in assigned discipline by communicating subject matter clearly and effectively.

10. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.

11. Demonstrate commitment to professional development, including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic work, participation in statewide committees or organizations, etc.

12. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students and staff of diverse racial, ethnic, academic and socio economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and disabilities by showing respect for differences and the dignity of others.

13. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course and curriculum development and review, student learning outcomes and assessment, program review, committees, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or district.

14. Attend and participate in department, division and college meetings and keep posted office hours.

15. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g. grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.

16. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required by California Education Code and Board policy.

17. Foster a professional work and learning environment.

18. Perform other duties as required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Required Qualifications:


1. Masters in Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Guidance Counseling, Educational Counseling, Social Work, Career Development, Marriage and Family Therapy or Marriage, Family and Child Counseling

(NOTE: A bachelors degree in one of the listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline).


*The Equivalent

2. Demonstrated reading, writing, comprehension and verbal fluency in Vietnamese language.

Desired Qualifications:

Desired Qualifications:

1. Knowledge of Asian American culture with emphasis on Vietnamese-American community.

2. Demonstrated successful experience in communicating with and relating to students from various life-styles, ethnic/racial, and income groups.

Districts Diversity Requirements

  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced


  • Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the Districts hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

Salary Range:

$89,944 to $123,466 Entry Level Annual Salary (11 Month Academic Salary Schedule 2021-2022); Maximum Salary Potential $160,195. Note: Actual Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.


Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Faculty also receive paid sick leave.

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About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the Districts emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

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