Counselor, Athletics

Job description

Golden West College


Counselor, Athletics

Job# 1-G-20

Salary: $58,380.00 - $139,189.00 Annually

Deadline: 01/28/19


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Golden West College is currently seeking a full-time tenure track ­Counselor- Athletics/General commencing on July 1, 2019. The primary assignment involves providing a wide range of educational, career and personal counseling to current and prospective college student athletes. This position will provide leadership in counseling related activities pertaining to student athletes at GWC including ensuring athletic eligibility and developing academic plans that align with the student athlete's goals and values. This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.

The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online or off campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Golden West College  and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting teaching and academic excellence and student learning and success through the work of Counseling.



Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Provide comprehensive educational, career, and personal counseling to current and prospective student athletes.

• Assist students in making decisions relative to career choice, major selection, and educational planning, including appropriate assessment, vocational counseling, and transfer to a four-year college/university.

• Provide general education planning orientation, program advisement and follow-up counseling for new student athletes in individual and group settings, referrals for the student athlete services.

• Develop effective working relationships with faculty members in other instructional disciplines and perform liaison activities as required. Serve as a consultant to faculty and coaches regarding student athlete performance and retention.

• Assist in the preparation of counseling related publications and in the presentation of workshops on issues related to student athletes.

• Coordinate and communicate with parents, coaches, and compliance/eligibility officers as necessary within The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) guidelines.

• Administer and interpret a variety of assessment instruments, to both groups and individuals.

• Maintain understanding and proficiency utilizing athletic eligibility requirements – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA)- combined with transfer requirements for in-state, out-of-state, public and private colleges and universities to assist students to set goals and develop student education plans.

• Participate, as appropriate, in the college's outreach program with local high schools and the community.

• Provide instruction in Counseling in accordance with established course outlines.

• Provide leadership in the development and revision of Counseling curriculum.

• Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.

• Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.

• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

• Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.

• Assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections.

• Participate in professional growth activities on and off campus.


Qualifications and Physical Demands

Minimum Qualifications:

1.  Must meet one of the following qualifications under (a) through (d):

Possess the California Community College Teaching Credential for this subject area.

Possess a Master's degree from an accredited institution in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, career development, marriage and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling.

Possess 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, pursuant to Title 5 Section 53410.1.

Or, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above.  Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit/upload an Application for Equivalency (located at in addition to all other required materials.

2. Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

3. Ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.

4. Ability to complement existing staff, student and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.


Desirable Qualifications:

A minimum of two years of recent experience counseling and teaching at the post-secondary level preferably working with student athletes.

• Demonstrated knowledge of community college curricula and the higher education system.

• Evidence of understanding of and commitment to maintaining knowledge of National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), National Association of Independent Athletics (NAIA), and California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Eligibility and Transfer Requirements.

• Evidence of ability to understand, analyze and apply multi-layered regulations (Title IX, NCAA, NAIA, and the CCCAA) along with understanding of other issues and requirements unique to students who participate in college athletics.

• Demonstrated knowledge of matriculation requirements with competencies in general academic counseling, educational planning, career and personal counseling.

• Experience in blending student success strategies such as: goal setting, time-management, problem solving, study methods, and research skills into counseling sessions and curriculum.

• Evidence of a strong commitment to professional growth and development, and to the continued innovation and improvement of successful counseling and teaching.

• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with on-campus groups (including students, faculty, coaches, administrators and staff) as well as off-campus community and education partners.

• Evidence of participation in student success initiatives in a post-secondary setting.

• Evidence of an ability to address the instructional needs of a diverse and frequently underprepared student population.

• Evidence of an ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

• Evidence of an ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge level (developmental through transfer) and personality of each individual, group, and class.

• Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidenced-based assessment of student learning.

• Evidence of innovation, scholarship, or leadership in counseling.

• Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.

• Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.

• Ability to work with computers, and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate); and intrinsic motivation and ability to develop and teach online courses.

• Ability to work with student record management, scheduling, and educational planning software.

• Evidence of ability to plan, coordinate and implement counseling projects and special events.

• Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.






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Posted: 12/13/2018
Application Due: 1/28/2019
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Salary: $58,380.00 - $139,189.00 Annually