Counselor - College for Working Adults (Full-time, Temporary, Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

San Mateo County Community College District

Counselor - College for Working Adults (Full-time, Temporary, Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

Posting Number: 2014154F

Department: Counseling Services CAÑ (DEPT)

Location: Cañada College

Position Number: 3FT015

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:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

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 temporary (non-tenured), full-time,10 month (30 hours per week) faculty counseling position reporting to the Dean of Counseling, Advising and 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. Counseling will primarily be with College for Working Adults (CWA) student cohorts.

CWA is an innovative academic program offered at Canada College. CWA is the only program of its kind in the Bay Area that makes it possible for working adults to complete multiple Associate Degrees in just three years while continuing to work full time.

This position will begin Fall 2017.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree or above 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 a license as a Marriage Family Therapist OR the equivalent
• One year or more college counseling experience
• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

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. Counseling experience at the community college level
2. Experience teaching courses such as college success and career and personal development
3. Knowledge of the matriculation process as it applies to California Community Colleges
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 to students
7. Experience in counseling related tasks for cohort based programs, including database management, enrollment, retention, and reporting
8. Experience in designing and preparing Student Educational Plans (SEPs) for community college students
9. Experience in providing cohort/long-term as well as short-term personal counseling to students from diverse backgrounds
10. Ability to develop and maintain student counseling notes in SARS, or similar electronic record-keeping software in a timely and effective manner
11. Ability to demonstrate strength in interpersonal communication
12. Knowledge of and experience using university articulation agreements and transfer requirements for counseling community college students
13. Ability to use computer databases to retrieve student, college, and career information
14. Experience in using a variety of career assessments
15. Knowledge of and experience making appropriate college and community referrals
16. Experience in developing counseling-related workshops and orientation sessions
17. Experience supporting students in crisis situations
18. An understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff

Evidence of effectiveness as a colleague:

19. The ability and desire to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to enhance student success
20. Commitment to professional responsibilities outside of the classroom through enthusiastic contributions to department, division, and college activities.

Preferred Qualifications:


First Review Date: 07/28/2017

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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