Counselor/Coordinator, Transfer Center (Fresno City College)

Sep 26, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Counselor/Coordinator, Transfer Center (Fresno City College)

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 10/26/2017 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Fresno City College

Start Date: 01/02/2018

Essential Functions:
This position reports to the Dean of Student Services, Counseling, and will be responsible for a full range of counseling services with individuals and groups. The Transfer Counselor/Coordinator will:
  • Provide comprehensive counseling services for students including academic, career and personal counseling on an appointment and drop-in basis
  • Provide group counseling sessions, orientations, and workshops
  • Assist students in clarifying their educational goals, selection of courses, and developing Student Educational Plans (SEPs);
  • Collaborate with instructional and counseling faculty and staff from other departments and programs, including Financial Aid, Admissions and Records, EOPS/CARE, DSP&S, CalWORKs, Puente, IDILE, SYMBAA, REACH, RAIN, USEAA, Veterans/International, TRiO Student Support Services, Athletics, and other special programs
  • Facilitate transfer services for new, returning, and continuing students;
  • Plan and coordinate campus transfer activities such as Transfer Day, and CSU/UC application workshops;
  • Support university outreach activities that enhance students transferring to baccalaureate granting institutions;
  • Support the verification and transfer documentation for students eligible for the Associate Degree for Transfer and for IGETC/CSU certifications;
  • Participate in statewide meetings pertaining to transfer and counseling;
  • Teach courses that focus on career and personal development
  • Utilize and keep abreast of advanced counseling methods and student development theories that include integrating technology to support student learning and identification of career objectives
  • Develop and assess course and program level Student Learning Outcomes to improve student learning
  • Utilize technology as it applies to data collection and analysis for student success
  • Participate in shared governance committees
  • Assist in developing, updating and maintaining all transfer materials used to advise students on academic majors, degrees, and transfer requirements
  • Serve as a consultant/advisor to instructional faculty and counselors on issues related to transfer preparedness;
  • Serve on college committees, attend divisional and department meeting activities;
  • Assist in the advancement of the institutions vitality and growth;
  • Provide services during days, evenings and weekends and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 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
  • A valid California Community College Credential; OR
  • The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).

    All candidates must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

    (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.)

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience in designing and preparing Student Educational Plans (SEPs) to support transfer preparedness;
  • Experience teaching courses in career and personal development on the web and in the classroom
  • Knowledge of California Community Colleges matriculation processes
  • Knowledge of student development theories pertaining to community college students
  • Ability to develop and maintain counseling notes in Datatel, SARS, or similar electronic recordkeeping software, in a timely and effective manner
  • Experience working effectively with student success programs such as EOPS/CARE, DSP&S, CalWORKs Puente, IDILE, REACH, RAIN, SYMBAA, USEAA, Veterans/International, and TRiO Student Support Services
  • Experience in developing programs that increase transfer rates of community college students;
  • Knowledge of data tracking methods to monitor and enhance student progress toward achieving transfer goals;
  • Knowledge and experience interpreting and utilizing articulation agreements and transfer requirements for community college students
  • Experience in developing and presenting transfer-related workshops and counseling sessions
  • Experience participating in outreach activities in the community and on campus
  • Experience providing counseling and follow-up services to students on probation or academic dismissal status
  • Ability to connect students with on/off campus resources to assist them in their college life management
  • Ability to use a broad range of technology pertaining to data collection and analysis for student success
  • Ability to work closely with faculty in academic divisions and engage in collegial dialogue on issues of student success
  • Experience with curriculum and development of articulation agreements and
  • Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.

Conditions of Employment:
177-181 duty days per year.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is $54,029 - $83,180 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,021 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure:
Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents, a selection committee will determine the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview. The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Student Services and College President for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval. State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 244-5900. For information on Fresno City College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. 2852. Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Additional Information:

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