Part-time Year One Promise Counselor (Pool)

San Mateo
May 11, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

Part-time Year One Promise Counselor (Pool)

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014182F

Department: Human Resources DIST (DEPT)

Location: District Office

Position Number: PTF095

Percentage of Full Time: Varies

Months per Year: other

Salary Range: -

Position Type: Faculty

General Statement:

This position is a “pool” position meaning that openings may or may not be currently available. The District maintains a “pool” of applications for positions which are needed on an ongoing basis at Canada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. The advantage of “pool” positions is when a position becomes available, the Dean may immediately begin screening applications from the available pool of applicants without having to post a position and wait while the position is being advertised. Your application for this position will be kept current for a period of three years.

This is an adjunct (16-20 hours) faculty counseling position reporting to the Dean of Counseling, Advising, & Matriculation. The duties of this counselor will cover the full range of general counseling responsibilities including academic, career and personal counseling for Year One Promise students.

The District includes two colleges which have been designated as Hispanic Serving Institutions. The District currently enrolls approximately 23,000 students, the majority of whom are from minoritzed populations. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual ready to collaborate with staff, faculty and administrators who are also committed to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to: (1) understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices; (2) re-frame race-based and other inequities as a problem of practice and views their elimination as an individual and collective responsibility; (3) encourage positive race-consciousness; (4) reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aims to make them more culturally-responsive; and (5) strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.

The District's “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice." (See: We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders.

The College seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.

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
Note: A Bachelor’s degree in one of the subject areas listed degrees above and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline
• College counseling experience
• 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:

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. Preparation for or experience in designing and preparing Student Educational Plans (SEPs) for community college students
6. Experience in providing short-term personal counseling to students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
7. Ability to develop and maintain student counseling notes in SARS, or similar electronic record-keeping software, in a timely and effective manner
8. Ability to demonstrate strength in interpersonal communication
9. Experience with intervention programs that support student success
10. Experience developing innovative programs that strengthen the quality of counseling services to students
11. Knowledge of and experience using university articulation agreements and transfer requirements for counseling community college students
12. Ability to use computer databases to retrieve student, college, and career information
13. Experience using a variety of career assessments
14. Knowledge of and experience making appropriate college and community referrals
15. Experience in developing counseling-related workshops and orientation sessions
16. Experience supporting students in crisis situations

Evidence of effectiveness as a colleague:

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

Preferred Qualifications:


First Review Date:

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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