General Counselor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

San Mateo
Mar 28, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

San Mateo County Community College District

General Counselor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

Posting Number: 2014149F

Department: Counseling Services SKY (DEPT)

Location: Skyline College

Position Number: 2F0165

Percentage of Full Time: The work year is 175 days (10 month of service).

Months per Year: 10

Salary Range: -

Position Type: Faculty

General Statement:

The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve success. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create integrated, interdisciplinary learning experiences. SMCCCD faculty members are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods as appropriate to the discipline.

This is a full-time, 10 month (30 hours per week) faculty counseling position reporting to the Dean of Counseling, Advising, & Matriculation. The duties of this counselor will cover the full range of general counseling responsibilities including academic, career and personal counseling with both individuals and groups and teaching discipline specific courses. Specific emphasis of the assignment will include coordinating support for students on academic or progress probation. Assignments may rotate based on the needs our students and division.

Start date of this assignment: Fall 2017

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree 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 OR possession of a California Community College Credential authorizing service as a counselor
• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
• Experience providing counseling to college or college-bound students
• Knowledge and experience in enhancing retention of students from diverse racial, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The screening committee will select for interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:
1. Preparation for or experience in designing and preparing Student Educational Plans (SEPs) for community college students
2. Experience teaching college success courses and career and personal development
3. Knowledge of and experience using university articulation agreements and transfer requirements for counseling community college students
4. Knowledge of counseling and student development theories and relevant applications to program development
5. Experience with intervention programs that support student success
6. Experience developing innovative programs that strengthen the quality of counseling services for students
7. Familiarity with student and program performance evaluation
8. Experience in developing counseling-related workshops and orientation sessions
9. Experience in facilitating culturally based activities and events
10. Experience supporting students in crisis situations

Preferred Qualifications: Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin or Tagalog


First Review Date: 05/01/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


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