GENERAL COUNSELOR

Location
San Jose
Posted
Jun 01, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

GENERAL COUNSELOR


Position #: 1700059

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Transcript Master's Degree (Must include Award/Confer Date)

Opportunity Type:
FULL-TIME FACULTY POSITION

Department:
Counseling and Matriculation

Posting Date:
05/31/2017

First Review Date:


Work Location:
San Jose City College

Position Status:
Full-time

Salary Range:
$72,866 to $93,545 Entry Level Annual Salary (Academic Salary Schedule 2015-2016); Maximum Salary Potential $126,801. Note: Actual Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.

Benefits Available:
Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Faculty also receive paid sick leave.

Position Summary:
This faculty position is a full-time, 100% FTE Tenure Track position as General Counselor in the Division of Counseling and Matriculation located at San Jose City College. All counselors must provide academic, vocational, transfer, career and personal guidance and counseling for an ethnically diverse, disabled, disadvantaged, multilingual and multicultural student population. Every counselor must be knowledgeable of current academic and vocational program requirements. Counselors must demonstrate commitment to academic and professional excellence; possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. The Counseling Program at San José City College helps students identify their strengths and achieve their potential. The counseling staff is available to assist students in planning an academic program to meet the requirements of their goal for certificates, graduation, and transfer to four-year institutions, or supports personal interest. Students at San José City College are encouraged to define their educational objectives and plan how to achieve those objectives. Assessment to help define those goals is available. Counselors are available to assist students by appointment or during specific drop-in hours.

Position Purpose:


Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Provide academic, vocational, career and personal guidance and counseling for prospective, new and continuing students. Work with students to develop abbreviated and comprehensive educational plans to meet the Student Support and Success Program (SSSP) mandates.
  2. Efficiently and effectively work with students during drop-in counseling.
  3. Coordinate counseling components such as probation/dismissal, orientation, outreach, on-line counseling, on-line orientation, student cohorts, etc. for meeting SSSP mandates.
  4. Participate in outreach functions that may include serving as a liaison with high schools, mentors, community-based organizations and four-year colleges/universities.
  5. Act as liaison counselor to one or more academic disciplines.
  6. Provide support to meet the SSSP and Student Equity (SE) objectives regarding student performance and retention.
  7. Participate in the implementation of the District-wide Student Success Plan including admissions, assessment, and orientations, counseling and follow up components.
  8. Participate in student learning outcomes (SLO) of guidance courses and/or Service Area Outcomes.
  9. Teach courses in assigned discipline by communicating subject matter clearly and effectively.
  10. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.
  11. Demonstrate commitment to professional development, including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic work, participation in statewide committees or organizations, etc.
  12. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students and staff of diverse racial, ethnic, academic and socio economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and disabilities by showing respect for differences and the dignity of others.
  13. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course and curriculum development and review, student learning outcomes and assessment, program review, committees, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or district.
  14. Attend and participate in department, division and college meetings and keep posted office hours.
  15. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g. grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.
  16. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required by California Education Code and Board policy.
  17. Foster a professional work and learning environment.
  18. Perform other duties as required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Position Summary: This faculty position is a full-time, 100% FTE Tenure Track position as General Counselor in the Division of Counseling and Matriculation located at San Jose City College. All counselors must provide academic, vocational, transfer, career and personal guidance and counseling for an ethnically diverse, disabled, disadvantaged, multilingual and multicultural student population. Every counselor must be knowledgeable of current academic and vocational program requirements. Counselors must demonstrate commitment to academic and professional excellence; possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. The Counseling Program at San José City College helps students identify their strengths and achieve their potential. The counseling staff is available to assist students in planning an academic program to meet the requirements of their goal for certificates, graduation, and transfer to four-year institutions, or supports personal interest. Students at San José City College are encouraged to define their educational objectives and plan how to achieve those objectives. Assessment to help define those goals is available. Counselors are available to assist students by appointment or during specific drop-in hours.

Assignment may include day and evening responsibilities. Some workdays may be assigned outside the eleven-month academic calendar.

This position is represented by the San Jose/Evergreen Federation of Teachers, AFT 6157.



Special Licenses, Certificates, etc.:


Minimum Qualifications:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

1. 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

*The Equivalent

(Note: A Bachelor's degree in one of the above listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline, pursuant to title 5, section 53410.1.)

2. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

3. Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District's hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

Desired Qualifications:
1. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Physical Demands:


About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District:
The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

As of fall 2016, with enrollment of approximately 16,000 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 41%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 1%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District's emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse faculty consisting of 18% Hispanic/Latino, 23% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 47% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

CONTACT:
Human Resources/Employment Services, 40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113, (408) 270-6414.

Application Procedures, Notes and Contact Info:

Interested applicants MUST SUBMIT ONLINE ALL of the following materials by the closing date to be considered for the position (Posting at: https://sjeccd.hiretouch.com. Click "APPLY"):

1. A completed online San Jose/Evergreen Community College District POSITION APPLICATION
2. COVER LETTER (Must state how you meet ALL the minimum qualifications in EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE as described in the job announcement Minimum Qualifications section. Also, state how you meet other qualifications)
3. RESUME, and
4. TRANSCRIPT(S) - NOT DIPLOMAS - (unofficial or official copies) for stated degrees (having confer/award dates) or courses. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date should the position be offered. If foreign degrees, must submit Equivalency Certification (See #6 of the Instruction Section below).

ABOUT TRANSCRIPTS:
If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, etc.; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application at the later part of the application process.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Employment Services
40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 270-6414 Fax: (408) 239-8818
Email: Hremploymentservices@sjeccd.edu
Web site @ https://jobs.sjeccd.edu. or www.sjeccd.edu.

To learn more about us and all our open positions, visit: http://www.sjeccd.edu/district-services/human-resources/employment-opportunities

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