Dean of Counseling and Student Programs

Mar 09, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Dean of Counseling and Student Programs
Mendocino College

Filing Deadline: March 30, 2017; 5:00 p.m.
Educational Administrator/Categorically Funded

Under general direction of the Vice President of Student Services, plans, directs, manages and oversees the Counseling Department and a wide variety of student programs.

Responsible programs, facilities and services include, but are not limited to educational and personal counseling, matriculation services, SSSP, Transfer Center, mental health counseling, student life, student discipline, Student Equity and outreach programs.

Collaborates with counselors and other personnel to ensure adequate student support and development of policies and procedures that address counseling issues and initiatives within the District.

Supervises SSSP/Equity Coordinator and other assigned personnel in the development and implementation of the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) and the Student Equity Program.

Provides administrative oversight, development, and support of all counseling services provided by the District. This includes, but is not limited to, general counseling services, mental health counseling, Transfer Center, and special program counseling services, such as EOPS, CalWORKs, DSPS and CAMP among others.

Works closely with the Director of Community Relations & Communications to develop a comprehensive community and student outreach strategy. Develops and implements an effective student recruitment program; supervises, provides general direction and coordination of all District outreach staff.

Makes determinations on student disciplinary policies, procedures, and actions.

Supervises the development and monitoring of multiple student services related budgets.

Develops goals and objectives, staffing recommendations, and capital outlay needs for areas of responsibility; articulates plans to others to provide direction.

Recommends, selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates counselors, and other staff; determines assignments; provides supervision including orientation, training, general assistance, determining priorities, and resolving problems.

Reviews legislation, education code, policies, and procedures related to assigned areas of responsibility; apprises others of pending or needed changes to current practice; recommends the development of or revision to policies and procedures; supervises conformance to District's policies and procedures for assigned areas of responsibility.

Ensures that student government operations and procedures are consistent with the organization's constitution, District policy, and other applicable law; attends student government meetings regularly and acts as advisor if necessary.

Researches, compiles, analyzes, and maintains information/data; prepares or supervises the preparation of a variety of District, State, and Federal reports; represents the District at assigned local, regional, and state meetings; serves on college committees; performs other duties as assigned.

Assists in the coordination and implementation of activities in relation to student clubs, organizations, committees, and student related special events.

Must meet State mandated minimum qualifications for an educational administrator:
Master's degree and one year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.

Preferred experience working as a Counselor in a Community College setting.

Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Knowledge of:
Student services programs such as Admissions and Records, Athletics, CAMP, CARE, Transfer Center, CalWORKs, Counseling, Disability Resource Center, EOPS, Financial Aid, Matriculation, MESA, student life, student discipline, SSSP, Student Equity, student government and Veteran Services

Related laws, regulations, policies, and regulations

Student Success Act

Automated student services

Principles of budgeting, supervision, and management

Long and short-range planning techniques

Community college operations

Ability to:
Plan, organize, and administer student services programs
Provide administrative direction to program managers and other staff
Develop and execute long-range plans for Student Services
Interpret and apply related laws, regulations, policies, and procedures
Develop and implement related policies and procedures	
Select, train, supervise, and evaluate faculty and staff
Develop and effectively manage a variety of budgets, including categorical programs
Make effective decisions and take independent action
Research, compile, and analyze information/data
Prepare and present reports
Visibly and positively represent the college to the public
Work cooperatively and effectively with others, including various constituent groups
Acknowledge and encourage faculty and staff excellence and professional development
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Prioritize workload and conflicting demands
Effectively work in a demanding environment
Use a computer
Work variable hours including evenings and weekends

This educational administrator will be employed by an annual contract with an option for two-year renewals. The salary range is $116,903 to $135,328 with a maximum initial placement at Step 2. There is a $2,678 stipend for an earned doctorate. Twelve days of sick leave and twenty days of vacation are earned annually. There are twenty paid holidays. Family medical, dental, prescription, and vision benefits and employee life insurance are provided. Current salary schedule:

Application Procedure: By March 30, 2017; 5:00 p.m., submit the following application materials to Human Resources, Mendocino College, 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah, CA, 95482 or at

These materials may also be scanned and submitted electronically via email to Kris Bartolomei,, or faxed by the deadline date above to 707-467-1023.

• Completed Mendocino College Academic Application and Voluntary Applicant Survey:

• Cover letter

• Resume including education, experience, professional organizations and 

• Photocopies of all transcripts; a foreign transcript evaluation must be attached if 
 applicable. (Official copies of transcripts are required upon employment.)

• Three recent letters (within last two years) of recommendation addressing experience 
 and abilities

• A written response to the following, please include specific examples of your 
 experience in your answers (up to two pages total):

	1.	Currently, students need to book an appointment in advance to see a counselor. 
 The majority of appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes. What direction 
 would you provide to counselors in regard to student appointments? How 
 would you suggest a counseling appointment be structured? Why?

	2.	Overseeing both Student Life and Student Discipline may present challenging 
 situations and require differing approaches on your part. Describe your 
 philosophy for the successful implementation of both.

Click here for Mendocino College's Student Equity Plan

Interviews are by invitation only.
The college does not reimburse applicants for related travel expenses.

THE COLLEGE: Established in 1973, Mendocino College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, is a vibrant and inclusive academic community rich in culture, creativity, diversity, and cutting-edge technology. A fully accredited two-year community college, the District serves more than 5,000 students across 4 campuses in the greater parts of Lake and Mendocino Counties.

The beautifully landscaped main campus is located in Ukiah, California -– ranked among the best small towns in the United States. With clear skies and panoramic views of oak-covered hills, sprawling vineyards, and distant mountains, the 127-acre campus is equipped with a new state-of-the-art Library/Learning Center, high-tech Allied Health Facility, and Student Center. The college operates two newly constructed and fully equipped centers in Willits and Lakeport, conveniently providing our valued students with quality instruction, academic support and administrative services in neighboring communities. In 2016, Mendocino College expanded its services to the coast, acquiring an established college center in the city of Fort Bragg.

With a comprehensive curriculum and engaging instruction, Mendocino College, provides a wide variety of degree, certificate, transfer, occupational and community service programs. Mendocino College students learn in a nurturing and supportive environment enhanced by small-sized classes, personalized academic advising, and several hundred dedicated faculty and staff.

Complete with a friendly small-campus academic setting and a respectfully collaborative work environment, Mendocino College boldly prepares students for a future of innovation and success.

THE COMMUNITIES: Mendocino and Lake Counties include some of California's most beautiful scenery which includes rich agricultural lands and pristine coastal sites. Because of the geographic location, climate, and natural beauty, Mendocino and Lake Counties attract many visitors. Agriculture, timber, and tourism industries form the economic base of the area and contribute to its growing diversity. Mendocino County has a long and colorful history as a premium grape-growing region within the state's famous North Coast wine country, while Lake County is noted for its pear production and as an attractive spot for vacationing. A relaxed and friendly lifestyle is characteristic of our communities. Recreational opportunities abound for water skiing, swimming, fishing, boating, sailing, camping, hiking, tennis, and golf. We also enjoy a range of theatre, music, art, and athletic events. Ukiah and the surrounding area are home to exceptional wineries, breweries, and restaurants.

The Mendocino-Lake Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity, equity and diversity, and provide equitable consideration for all qualified candidates.