Career, Transfer and Transitions Counselor/Coordinator (Reedley College)
Posting DetailsAnnouncement Information Posting Number AA2019-0729 Title Career, Transfer and Transitions Counselor/Coordinator (Reedley College) Campus Location Reedley College Start Date 07/01/2019 Essential Functions of Position
The ideal candidate will share Reedley College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of the 2017-2018 academic year, we currently enroll over 16,000 students of which 71% are Latinx, 6% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 2% are Black/African American, 17% are White, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 2% are multiracial. Reedley College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.
Under administrative direction, the Career and Transitions Counselor/Coordinator will provide academic counseling to dual enrollment and general population students and coordination of enrollment and onboarding efforts to help support pathways to college among impacted groups within our service areas. Duties of the Career, Transfer and Transitions Counselor/Coordinator will including the following:
- Providing the total range of community college counseling services, including career and educational planning, orientation, assessment interpretation, transfer, student outreach and personal counseling;
- Assisting students in the development of a student education plan (SEP);
- Instructing counseling classes for college success, career planning, study skills and transfer preparation;
- Planning and conducting multi-media classroom presentations and large presentations;
- Implementing retention strategies;
- Integrating technology into counseling functions;
- Working collaboratively with faculty members, counselors, staff and administration;
- Participating in the implementation of Student Equity activities and Student Support Services Program activities;
- Planning, implementing and assessing student learning outcomes and program level outcomes to improve student learning;
- Performing other established duties and responsibilities of counselors;
- Assisting in the building of collaborative relationships with college faculty and high schools;
- Providing information on the college and promoting academic pathways on behalf of the college;
- Providing support for enrollment and onboarding activities for identified groups of students and communicating regularly with high schools, students, parents, counselors, and faculty as a primary contact on campus for dual enrollment;
- Ensuring that the guidelines and requirements for high school faculty are in compliance with Reedley College’s dual enrollment program;
- Maintaining dual enrollment handbook for the college and local high schools;
- Working with the webmaster, develop a website to have continuously updated information available for high schools and the community;
- Assisting in coordination of Wonderful/Ag Prep program, including summer camp planning and facilitation;
- Collaborating with deans and faculty to build academic pathways;
- Participating in department meetings and regional and statewide workshops, meetings and activities, and other related functions;
- Assuming such other duties as may be assigned by the Dean of Students;
- Participating in department, division, and college committees;
- Working assignments in a variety of settings and time, including evenings and/or weekends as needed (Note: counseling/coordination duties will often take place off-campus at our partner high school sites in our service area); and
- Otherwise fulfilling all the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.
- Master’s in 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;
- A valid California Community College Credential;
- The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).
All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.
(NOTE: 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.)Desirable Qualifications
- Experience in designing and preparing Student Educational Plans (SEPs) for community college students;
- Experience teaching courses in career and personal development;
- Experience in developing and presenting counseling related workshops and orientation sessions;
- Experience providing counseling and follow-up services to students on probation or academic dismissal status;
- Knowledge of California Community Colleges matriculation processes;
- Knowledge of student development theories pertaining to community college students;
- Ability to connect students with on/off campus resources to assist them in their college life management;
- Ability to use a broad range of technology pertaining to data collection and analysis for student success;
- Ability to work closely with faculty in academic divisions and engage in collegial dialogue on issues of student success;
- Knowledge of emerging technologies and best practices in education;
- Demonstrated oral and written communication skills;
- Experience working with individuals of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds;
- Experience with dual enrollment and K-12;
- Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
- Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
- Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom;
- Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
- Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
Starting salary is $55,650 – $85,675 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,082 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS).Selection Procedure
Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.
The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Student Services and College President for final interviews.
A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants.
For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 243-7100. For information on Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. 3708.
Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.Additional Information
This is a full-time, tenure-track position.Additional Information about the Position http://scccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/2744 Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * At the time of application, are your qualifications/degree(s) EXACTLY as stated in the Minimum Qualifications section of the job announcement? NOTE: If not, you must answer yes when asked if you would like to petition for equivalency (next question).
- * Would you like to petition for equivalency based on your education and/or experience including knowledge and skills gained from informal activities? NOTE: If your qualifications do not exactly match the minimum qualifications stated in the job announcement, and you fail to petition for equivalency (even if you have an approved equivalency on file with this district), your application will be considered incomplete.
- If yes, please describe your exceptional experiences, backgrounds or degrees which would be equivalent to the stated degree(s) or experience requirements.
(Open Ended Question)
- * Do you possess degree(s) earned from an institution outside of the United States? NOTE: If yes, you will be required to upload an evaluation service assessment (foreign transcript evaluation). A list of some available assessment agencies can be found at www.ed.gov under the National Council on the Evaluation of Foreign Academic Credentials section. Please upload under Optional Evaluation Service Assessment. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
- Transcripts (Unofficial copies accepted - must indicate conferred degree(s) that support the minimum qualifications)
- Non-Confidential Letter of Recommendation 1 (Must be dated no earlier than 3 years before the filing deadline - MUST BE UPLOADED BY APPLICANT)
- Non-Confidential Letter of Recommendation 2 (Must be dated no earlier than 3 years before the filing deadline - MUST BE UPLOADED BY APPLICANT)
- Non-Confidential Letter of Recommendation 3 (Must be dated no earlier than 3 years before the filing deadline - MUST BE UPLOADED BY APPLICANT)
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of Application
- List of Professional References
- Evaluation Service Assessment
- Additional Documents