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Peer Counselor

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Posting Details

Posting Details (Default Section)

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Classification Title Peer Counselor
Working Title
Recruitment Limits
Location District Wide
Pay Information

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Bargaining Unit AFT - NANCE
Range No Response
Department District Wide
The Position

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, serve as student advisor and contact person for EOPS students indicating financial academic, cultural or linguistic need.

Major Responsibilities
  • Assist in developing and maintaining liaison with high schools, Adult Education Centers, community social services agencies and community organizations.
  • Assist students and the public by providing information concerning educational and financial aid opportunities; assist students completing applications.
  • Identify local establishments and recreational areas that are frequented by potential EOPS students.
  • Assist students in making contact with faculty and administrators.
  • Assist supervisor in the development of techniques for the recruitment of non-traditional students.
  • Maintain regular contact with students to access college progress and future college choice; recommend tutorial services according to established procedures.
  • Make presentations to groups in the community concerning EOPS program.
  • Attend staff meetings and workshops as required.
  • Disseminate college EOPS information in the community through circulation brochures, pamphlets and flyers.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications


  • College and comment resources available to students.
  • District organization, operations, policies, and objectives.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Interpersonal skills using patience, tact and courtesy.
  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Oral and written communications skills.
  • Principles and practices of work direction and training.
  • Principles, practices, procedures and equipment of assigned subject area.
  • Problems and needs of EOPS students and low income families.
  • Record-keeping techniques.
  • Technical aspects of field of specialty.

    Skills and Abilities:
  • Advise students concerning EOPS and other college and community resources.
  • Assist supervisor in developing recruitment techniques.
  • Attend staff meetings and workshops.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate competence in the field of specialty.
  • Ensure the care and security of assigned equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Issue and receive equipment and supplies.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Make oral presentations.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Train and furnish work direction to others.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Work cooperatively with others.
  • Work independently with little direction.

    Training and Experience:
    Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: graduation from high school and 18 units of community college credits.

  • Desired Qualifications
    Commitment to Diversity:

    All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

    Working Conditions

    Physical Requirements:
    Category III

    Usually involves an indoor office or lab environment

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Conditions of Employment:
    Posting Number NC00293

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • No Response
      • SDCCD employment web site
      • EdJoin (SD Co. Office of Education)
      • CA Community Colleges Registry
      • Craig's List
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • Chronicle of Higher Ed
      • Professional organization/publication
      • SD Union Tribune newspaper ad (including Sign On San Diego)
      • SDCCD Employee
      • Job Fair
      • Other (list below)
    2. If other, please specify.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Are you a current SDCCD employee?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. If yes, please enter your employee ID:

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. * The San Diego Community College District has a very diverse staff and student population in terms of ethnicities, cultures, and languages. Describe your experience that demonstrates your cultural competency and sensitivity to diversity.

      (Open Ended Question)

    6. * Please describe your experience, knowledge, and skills that you feel qualifies you to work in this position.

      (Open Ended Question)

    Required & Optional Documents

    Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Licenses/Certificates/Credentials
    2. Résumé
    3. Unofficial Transcript(s)