Job Details

Monterey Peninsula College
  • Position Number: 2752333
  • Location: Monterey, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Computer Science

Monterey Peninsula College

Adjunct Pool - TRIO Math-Science Upward Bound Counselor

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Part Time
Job Number: 2020-00230
Closing: Continuous
Location: Monterey, CA
Division: Student Services

Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) is currently accepting applications to establish a part-time assignment in this discipline. TRIO Math-Science Upward Bound (MSUB) is a federal grant funded program designed to assist 10th-12th grade first-generation and/or low-income students pursue a higher education. Support services are intended to assist eligible students to achieve academic success by developing academic skills necessary to succeed in college.

The Adjunct Counselor will assist the Coordinator/Counselor in the overall operations of the MPC MSUB Program activities in the Monterey Peninsula School District. The Adjunct Counselor will also assist in recruiting participants, providing workshops, academic advising for project participants, and assistance in completing the college admissions process.

Assignments include: Day, evening and weekend hours at the Monterey campus, Marina EducationCenter, and other sites in the community.

*Please note that due to COVID-19, the UC Santa Cruz Summer Residential program has been postponed. The 2021 Summer Academy will take place virtually.

Proof of Vaccination

New employees may begin working in their assignments only after the District has received proof that the person is fully vaccinated or an exemption has been approved.

Example of Duties

  • Provides academic, career, and personal counseling to high school students participating in the Math-Science Upward Bound Program.
  • Coordinate, develop, and implement Summer Academy at UC Santa Cruz, including residential and academic components. (Due to COVID-19, this will duty will not occur for summer 2021)
  • Work collaboratively with targeted secondary schools and other educational institutions, to develop and maintain working relationships to support student success.
  • Plans and implements college orientation experiences such as field trips, mentor and study skills workshops, math/science regional summer applications, and career and college search activities.
  • Assists the Math-Science Upward Bound Coordinator/Counselor in recruiting and selecting eligible students.
  • Assists students to qualify and apply to college through academic advising, SAT and ACT preparation, and assisting with college applications and financial aid applications.
  • Teaches College Orientation and Career Planning classes in the Math-Science Upward Bound summer program.
  • Maintains appropriate records of activities and student participation.
  • Refers students to other appropriate services for assistance, support, or advice beyond the responsibility of the counselor.
  • Assists students develop appropriate educational plans.
  • Reviews each high school student's schedule of classes and transcripts to assure that the student is pursuing a planned educational program.
  • Provides students with institutional information about financial aid and college application policies and procedures.
  • Monitors the Math-Science Upward Bound attendance policy.
  • Coordinates information and services with the other college counselors at MPC and at high schools and colleges/universities.
  • Assists the Coordinator/Counselor in follow-up research on former Math-Science Upward Bound students attending post-secondary schools.
  • Assists the Coordinator/Counselor with data collection and submission of reports including the Annual Performance Report.
  • Supervises/coordinates and evaluates district student help and work study students as such positions are assigned and submits accurate records, time cards, and other required documents promptly.
  • Conducts structured field trips for Math-Science Upward Bound students to transfer institutions as identified by the Math-Science Upward Bound Coordinator/Counselor.
  • Attends department meetings.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Math-Science Upward Bound Coordinator/Counselor.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students.


  • Master's degree 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, OR
  • Bachelor's in one of the above AND a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) valid in California, OR
  • The equivalent (Equivalency Forms Required)

Work Schedule / Supplemental Information
During the application process, you will be asked to submit the following items:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Transcripts. We require unofficial copies showing all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Official copies will be required at the time of hire. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the applicant's expense. Click here for a list of Foreign Transcript Evaluation Services.
  • Equivalency Form (optional, based on minimum qualifications). If you do not meet the minimum qualifications listed in the job announcement, but you believe you possess minimum qualifications that are equivalent, you will need to complete an Equivalency Form.

Please do not upload any items not listed above (such as letters of recommendation), as they will not be forwarded to the hiring committee.

Teaching assignments are part-time and temporary in nature. The District retains the right of assignment. Assignments are subject to Governing Board approval, adequate enrollment size, and assignment to a contract instructor.

Offer and assignment of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credentials, transcripts, TB clearance, and fingerprint check as required.

Monterey Peninsula College actively seeks a diverse pool of applicants interested in working in an environment which values flexibility, openness to change, collaboration, respect for others and their points of view, and involvement in College activities, all with the goal of meeting the needs of our diverse student population. The District does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

The District is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.

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