Counselor/Coordinator, Puente Project

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Counselor/Coordinator, Puente Project

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Posting #: 18-004

Campus: De Anza College

Close/Initial Review Date: 8/20/2018

Open Until Filled: No


Initial Review Date: 8/20/18*
*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Counselor/Coordinator, Puente Project, De Anza College.

De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:

  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking

Under the general direction of the Dean of Equity and Engagement and the Director of the Student Success and Retention Services Program, the Puente Coordinator/Counselor will provide Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) core services (orientation, educational planning, follow-up) along with leadership and program expertise in the implementation of the goals and objectives of the Puente Program. Will maintain and provide counseling and support services for incoming and continuing Puente students, will collaborate with the SSRS Director/Coordinator, faculty, staff and co-lead with instructional counterparts a learning community that satisfies UCOP MOU requirements, and will prepare reports and collect data to meet college and MIS data requirements. Will conduct program review and assess student learning outcomes. Requirements of the work may include evening and weekend work sporadically.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, service on district and/or college committees, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to participate in campus extra-curricular activities.

Committed to:
  1. Collaborating with campus partners to address 3SP mandates, student recruitment to the program and Student Equity Initiative goals as co-coordinator of a campus program.
  2. Collaborating on the instructor/counselor/mentor cross-disciplinary teamwork to recruit and prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions.
  3. Supporting the identification, recruitment, and training of peer mentors and tutors.
  4. Acting as lead team member in identifying, recruiting, and training mentors.
  5. Collecting retention, degree completion, and transfer data to report to Puente statewide office, to campus administrators, and the District.
  6. Making campus and community presentations with Director and instructors, as appropriate.
  7. Maintaining contact with Puentistas and Puente Alumni through transfer and beyond.
  8. Collaborate with Puente Program instructional co-coordinator to establish and evaluate student learning outcomes for program services and courses.
  9. Collaborate and organize cultural, academic, and recognition events related to Puente program.

Committed to:
  1. Providing academic and career counseling, educational planning, and guidance to enable student to succeed academically.
  2. Integrating mentoring concepts and mentors into the personal development class.
  3. Developing relationships with four-year college and university outreach representatives; planning and organizing campus visits.
  4. Implementing a Puente specific personal development/counseling course.

  1. Attend all SSRS-Puente training sessions and contribute to SSRS/Puente on-going professional development training.
  2. The selected candidate must commit to attending Puente Summer Institute in June 2019 at UC Berkeley.


  1. Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:
(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  2. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  5. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  6. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  7. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Master's degree in Counseling, rehabilitation counseling, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, career development, or the equivalent.

NOTE: Official Transcripts verifying qualifications will be REQUIRED prior to an offer of employment. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense. Both Foothill De Anza CCD employees and external candidates must submit transcripts.


  1. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in providing counseling and career services to multi-ethnic and underrepresented students.
  2. Knowledgeable about culturally relevant strategies for developing and teaching personal development, college success and/or career courses for underserved Latino students.
  3. Demonstrated experience in serving traditionally underserved students.
  4. Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively on a project and/or part of a program-based team.
  5. Communication and interpersonal skills necessary to develop a community volunteer mentor program.
  6. Must have strong written and oral skills, be able to communicate with parents and the community at large.
  7. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is highly desirable.
  8. Experience with counseling related technology, educational planning software, and social media.

  1. A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

HIRING RANGE**: $62,772.00 - $103,094.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 11-months per year

STARTING DATE: September 2018

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:
Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
Email: [email protected]

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