General Counselor, Professor

Location
Visalia
Posted
Mar 20, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College


General Counselor, Professor
College of the Sequoias Community College District


Position: 5422–f–02–17
Opening Date: March 9, 2017
Closing Date: April 27, 2017

Full-time, Tenure-Track Position
Beginning August 1, 2017

College of Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students.We are dedicated to recruiting faculty who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

Description of Position
College of the Sequoias Community College District is seeking a full-time, tenure-track position comprised of 50% general counselor and 50% human development and counseling instructor in the Student Services Division.

Representative Duties
Included, but not limited to the following:
• Teach human development and counseling courses each semester as assigned by division chair and dean.
• Implement, assess, and develop student learning outcomes for the division's HDEV and Counseling courses.
• Conduct meetings with the division's HDEV/Counseling instructors to address SLO's, program review, course assessments, and intervention strategies for improving course outcomes.
• Assist division chair in data collection, assessment of SLO's, and dialogues meetings with instructors in the division. Analyze and input info/data into division's program review for the division's courses.
• Serve as the mentor and content expert for the division's adjunct instructor pool, helping to train and be a resource to all instructors in the division.
• Serve as lead instructor for both HDEV/Counseling courses for the division.
full-time, tenure-track position comprised of 50% general counselor and 50% human development and counseling instructor in the Student Services Division.
Representative Duties
Included, but not limited to the following:
• Teach human development and counseling courses each semester as assigned by division chair and dean.
• Implement, assess, and develop student learning outcomes for the division's HDEV and Counseling courses.
• Conduct meetings with the division's HDEV/Counseling instructors to address SLO's, program review, course assessments, and intervention strategies for improving course outcomes.
• Assist division chair in data collection, assessment of SLO's, and dialogues meetings with instructors in the division. Analyze and input info/data into division's program review for the division's courses.
• Serve as the mentor and content expert for the division's adjunct instructor pool, helping to train and be a resource to all instructors in the division.
• Serve as lead instructor for both HDEV/Counseling courses for the division.
• Teach and/or counsel at any or all three district campuses as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
The candidate must meet one of the following criteria. The degree must generally be from an institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the equivalent.
• Master's in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development, marriage and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling OR
• The equivalent AND
• Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the
diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Candidates claiming equivalency must demonstrate a combination of education and other accomplishments that are equivalent to the MQ's. If claiming equivalency, you will need to read the attached Board Policy 7211 on equivalency and prepare a statement documenting how you feel you meet the equivalent qualifications.

Note: Candidates claiming equivalency must receive a judgement of equivalency from the COS Equivalency Committee prior to the interview.

Desirable Qualifications
The Hiring Committee also seeks evidence of the following:
• Bilingual in English and Spanish.
• Counseling and teaching related experiences.
• Computer literate in counseling software such as Assist. Knowledgeable in use of the Internet.
• Recent experience in community college or secondary counseling/guidance.
• Knowledge of testing materials and interpretation of career interest, personality, work values and similar career–relevant assessment criteria.
• Knowledge of requirements for transfer, vocational and remedial programs.
• Ability to participate in a collaborative relationship with students and faculty.
• Ability to make a positive contribution to the counseling program at College of the Sequoias by the development and/or implementation of special counseling programs or materials.

Conditions of Employment
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Initial placement with Master's degree ranges from $54,663 to $72,069.
Medical/dental/vision insurance program for employee and dependents and $100,000 employee life insurance is provided.
Retirement Plan provided.
Contract period is for ten (10) months during the regular academic year beginning August 2017 through May 2018.
Pre-service orientation and/or inservice meetings will be offered in August 2017.
A collective bargaining agreement exists, and membership in the College of the Sequoias Teachers Association (COSTA) or payment of a service fee is required.

Screening Procedure
Only complete application packages will be evaluated by the screening committee as soon as possible after the closing date. Application materials will be evaluated to determine how fully the applicant meets the Qualifications. This evaluation process will determine which applicants will be invited for an interview including a teaching / counseling demonstration. The most successful interviewees will be invited to a second interview with the College Superintendent/President.

All costs incurred as a result of the application/selection process shall be borne by the candidate.

To Apply:
http://www.cos.edu/About/HumanResources/Openings/General%20Counselor,%20Professor%205422.pdf

Application Procedure
Applicants must submit the following materials which must be received by Human Resource Services on or before the application deadline, April 27, 2017 / 4:30 p.m.
• Completed COS academic/administrative application form
• Diversity Statement (included in the application packet)
• Cover letter describing interest in the position and teaching philosophy
• Resume
• Unofficial copies of transcripts of all college/university work (If transcripts are not in English, include a summary of courses and grades). Official transcripts required upon employment.
• Equivalency document (if necessary)
• Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies.

Notice to all candidates for employment
"College of the Sequoias Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military service, or any other basis protected by law."

"College of the Sequoias Community College District provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any
part of the job application and hiring process, please contact a representative from Human Resources at (559) 730-3867 to request a reasonable accommodation."

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