Counselor - Upward Bound (Non-Tenured, Grant Funded)

Jun 29, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College
invites applications for the position of:

Counselor - Upward Bound (Non-Tenured, Grant Funded)

SALARY: $47,383.73 - $81,459.80 Annually
OPENING DATE: 06/22/17
CLOSING DATE: 08/07/17 04:30 PM

General Responsibilities
TRIO Upward Bound provides pre-collegiate guidance and support to high school students and their families in local high school settings. Students also participate in a residential summer academy that includes campus visits to colleges and universities. Provide academic, career, and personal counseling services to all students.This job class requires knowl­edge of counseling principles, methods, and techniques as well as the ability to effectively relate to a diverse student population.This position will assist in the development and implementation of counseling focused technology such as automated educational planning tools, online orientation, and web based registration systems. This position is responsible for performing and coordinating the day-to-day activities, operations, and services of outreach and recruitment including presentations to a variety of groups. This position is 195-days/year; work schedule to be agreed upon with the supervisor. Prorated CalSTRS retirement service credit will be given based upon 195 day contract. This position may require irregular hours and/or some evenings and Saturdays and will include services and travel to one or more off-campus locations.

CLASSIFICATION:Faculty position on the195 Day Faculty Salary Schedule.

BENEFITS:Holiday and sick time will be provided.Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis and an employee assistance program (EAP).

Employees have the option to contribute to:
• Health Savings Account (HSA)
• 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
• Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
• Disability Income Insurance
• Cancer Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Accident Only Insurance
• Critical Illness Insurance
For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view theFaculty Collective Bargaining Agreement.

SUPERVISOR:Dean of Student Services or designee.
In addition to the above, the individual will:
• Assist in developing programs and services that will attract and retain a diverse student population.
• Provide general orientation and group advising to students on campus and at outreach sites via courses, workshops, interactive teleconferenc­ing, email and/or other technological means.
• Utilize current technology to provide and document counseling services.
• Assist students in clarifying academic/career goals and developing educational plans.
• Assist with testing and interpretation of assessment results.
• Assist in the development and maintenance of print materials and events posted on the College website.
• Serve as Shasta College's outreach representative and liaison between campus departments and other educational institutions.
• Collect, analyze and evaluate data and prepare reports on the effectiveness of outreach programs.
• Schedule, train and supervise student workers (e.g. tour guides and student ambassadors.)
• Serve as a consultant to faculty regarding student performance and retention.
• Teach courses and develop curriculum in Career Exploration and College Success.
• Develop and participate in specialized pro­grams.
• Maintain fiscal records.
• Develop and maintain relationships with faculty, staff, feeder schools and relevant community based organizations.
• Serve on committees related to student success, curriculum, scholastic standards and participatory governance.
• Maintain currency with transfer and other issues in the field through Professional Development programs and activities, including development and assessment of Student Learning Outcomes.
• Participate in campus life (i.e., clubs, athletics, and student/ campus activities).
• Fulfill other responsibilities as assigned.
Ability to:
• Understand and work within the mission and philosophy of the California Community College system.
• Establish and maintain effective work relation­ships with faculty, staff, and community contacts.
• Communicate effectively orally, in writing, and through the electronic medium. Knowledge of a range of computer software applications.
• Exercise independence and initiative, with general supervision; effectively plan, organize and maintain a schedule of activities.
• Assimilate a large volume of changing academic and career information.


Master's degree in counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, edu­cation counseling, rehabilitation counseling, social work, career development,ORthe equivalent*,ORpossession of a California Community College counselor credential.
• Experience in academic and/or career counsel­ing in higher education.
• Knowledge, skills and experience in outreach, recruitment and retention strategies.
• Experience working with faculty advisors, para­professionals, and peer counselors.
• Experience with structured counseling programs including assessment, orientation, retention, advisement, placement, follow-up, and research.
• Commitment to provide outreach and instruction for students with diverse abilities and interests including high-risk, under-prepared, and special-needs students.Personal qualities to work effectively and sensitively in a multicultural student environment.
• A valid California driver's license and evidence of appropriate vehicle insurance based on DMV regulations

Experience working with disadvantaged studentspreferred
Experience with financial literacy counselingpreferred
Community college counseling experiencepreferred
This position is 195 day/year

To be considered a candidate for this position, the applicant must submit the following materials:

Online Application with Additional Required Materials to be attached to application:
• Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
• Current resume
• College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)

Attention Internal Applicants:
• Internal candidates must alsosubmit all required materials to be considered.
• Internal candidates cannot attach evaluations OR letters of recommendation from administrators or Board of Trustee members.

After formal application has been made, all application materials will be screened.
• Interviews will be by invitation only.
• Interviews are held on campus. No Skype or Phone Interviews.
• The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to initial interviews.
• Placement on the Shasta College Salary Schedule is commensurate with previous education and experience.
• The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.
• Starting Salary: $47,383 - $80,653/year
• Salary Range: $47,383 - $100,512/year
• $2,000/year doctorate differential
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance
• State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)

The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

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