Counselor, Math Success Program

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Counselor, Math Success Program

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Posting #: 18-029

Campus: Foothill College

Close/Initial Review Date:

Open Until Filled: No


Next Review Date: 11/16/18*
*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 full-time, non-tenured (October 2018 - June 2020) faculty position of Counselor, Math Success Program, Foothill College.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES of the Position Include:
Reporting to the Dean of Counseling, the Math Success Program Counselor will assist with program implementation of the goals and objectives of the Math Performance Success (MPS). The program provides intensive student support services for underprepared students in mathematics. The candidate will provide counseling and advising services for students. Counselor will collaborate with the Director of the STEM Program and the MPS team at De Anza College, the Foothill Dean of PSME, math faculty, other counselors, and staff for the success of students and programs. The counselor will need to complete MPS training and attend weekly meetings at De Anza College with the MPS team. Candidate will assist with student/tutor recruitment and placement, will implement in and out of class counseling and advising services, will work closely with faculty to monitor student progress, and will assist with collecting data and reporting on the success of the programs.

The Math Success Program Counselor will provide Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) core services including orientation, educational planning, and counseling follow-up.

This position is not a mathematics position, but experience with supporting students in mathematics and related STEM disciplines is highly preferred.

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. Using counseling and advising to guide students towards their desired goals (ie. transfer or employment or job development) while monitoring consistent classroom progress.
  2. Identifying students experiencing academic difficulties in mathematics.
  3. Effective student recruitment, placement, and program orientation.
  4. Working in a closely integrated team of instructors, counselors, tutors, mentors, and other college services.
  5. Recruiting, scheduling, and evaluating student tutors.
  6. Establishing an effective rapport with students inside and outside of the classroom.
  7. Developing an education plan for each student in the math programs.
  8. Providing evidence on program success by collecting retention and success data to report to state agencies and campus and District administrators.
  9. Closely monitoring student progress through weekly meetings with faculty and staff.
  10. Providing academic counseling and advising to enable students to succeed.
  11. Integrating tutoring/mentoring concepts into the classroom environment.
  12. Establishing and maintaining relationships with other student service groups in program planning and organizing.
  13. Attending all program and division meetings and training sessions.
  14. Participating in on-going professional development training.


  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, 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 OR 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.

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. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in providing academic, personal, career counseling to community college students, especially underprepared students.
  3. Ability to provide culturally relevant strategies for developing and teaching personal development, college success and/or career courses to underprepared students.
  4. Demonstrated experience in serving students with difficulties in STEM courses.
  5. Demonstrated experience in skills and strategies in effectively serving underrepresented students.
  6. Demonstrated experience in working closely and collaboratively with a team.
  7. Demonstrated strong communication, written, and interpersonal skills.
  8. Experience with counseling related technology, educational planning software, and social media.
  9. Experience working in a student success program.
  10. Knowledge of AB 705 policy and guidelines.

  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. NOTE: The salary advertised with this position is based on the 2017-2018 salary schedule. Effective July 1,2018 through June 30, 2019, the position will receive an additional temporary 5% increase. On July 1, 2019 salaries will revert to the 2017-2018 salary schedule unless another agreement is reached.

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, Non-Tenure Track, 10-months per year

ASSIGNMENT DATE: October 2018 - June 2020

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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Posted: 11/7/2018
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