Counselor - PUENTE Program (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

San Mateo
Feb 15, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College

Counselor - PUENTE Program (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014169F

Department: Counseling CSM (DEPT)

Location: College of San Mateo

Position Number: 4F0070

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 (SMCCCD) 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.

SMCCCD 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.

Under the supervision of the Dean of Counseling, this position includes assignments 50% in general counseling and 50% as the PUENTE Program counselor/co-coordinator. This position includes assignments supporting matriculation requirements and college and department student success initiatives. The position provides counseling and instructional support to students. As the PUENTE counselor/co-coordinator, this position is responsible for implementing PUENTE, a model transfer program, as part of the English faculty/counselor team.

The PUENTE Program is a University of California affiliated transfer and support program, the goal of which is to increase the number of educationally underrepresented students transferring to four-year colleges and universities. Three components of the PUENTE Program work together to prepare PUENTE students for transfer: counseling, English instruction, and mentoring. The PUENTE Program's curriculum focuses on the Chicano/Latino experience. PUENTE is open to all students.

Anticipated start date of this assignment: May 2018

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 the equivalent (see below)
NOTE: A Bachelor’s degree in one of the listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline.
• College counseling experience
• Bilingual Spanish/English
• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, 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. Experience in counseling students of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds in a community college setting
2. Demonstrated ability to collaboratively develop innovative counseling programs and services
3. Knowledge of university transfer requirements and opportunities for students from under-represented groups
4. Experience teaching college and career success courses and workshops
5. Experience facilitating community college matriculation regulations and processes
6. Graduate-level coursework or field work in a program which addresses persons from cultures that are traditionally under-represented in higher education, and/or persons who are challenged by language, social, or economic disadvantages
7. Familiarity with Latino/Latina social, political, and cultural issues
8. Experience as a mentor or with mentor training
9. Experience developing, coordinating, and implementing culturally based events and activities
10. Experience developing comprehensive student educational plans
11. Experience using career assessments with students to develop college and career plans
12. Experience with counseling service accountability and student learning outcomes
13. Experience providing college orientations or workshop activities to support student success

Preferred Qualifications:


First Review Date: 03/27/2018

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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