Full-Time Faculty Counselor, Tenure Track

Job description


Whatcom Community College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Faculty Counselor, beginning Fall Quarter 2019.  The College is seeking a dynamic individual interested in providing direct counseling services and referrals to enhance student wellness, success, and retention.  There is an emphasis on short-term counseling of students regarding issues that impact academic progress, career exploration, and crisis intervention in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding.  The position serves as a resource to faculty regarding classroom behaviors.  The position includes conducting workshops and some evening hours are expected.  The College seeks faculty who have the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with students, colleagues, staff, and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and global understanding.  This position includes minimal teaching assignments which may be adjusted over time depending upon institutional needs.

Job Responsibilities

Include but not limited to:

  • Provide short-term individual counseling, crisis intervention, and referral to community resources.
  • Assist students in clarifying educational, career and life goals.
  • Develop and implement student retention strategies. 
  • Work closely with Access & Disability Services to provide short-term counseling for students.
  • Serve as resource for faculty regarding classroom management, student behaviors, and conflict management.
  • Facilitate student development workshops and/or teach student development classes.
  • Participate in college shared governance as detailed in contract. 
  • This position requires regular and punctual attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Salary and Appointment

 Minimum Qualifications: 

  • National or state licensure as a mental health counselor, psychologist, or social worker.
  • Master's degree in counseling, counseling psychology, or social work.
  • Minimum of 2 years of equivalent full-time experience in counseling individuals regarding personal, mental health, academic, and career issues.
  • Knowledge of career and student development theories.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching, advising, and counseling in Community/ technical college settings.
  • Experience with crisis intervention, domestic violence, and chemical dependency intervention.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication abilities with students and colleagues.
  • Prior teaching experience.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated content knowledge in the program or discipline.
  • A commitment to student centered, inclusive pedagogy.
  • A commitment to WCC's vision as "an innovative college, engaged with our diverse and changing communities".

Salary and Appointment:  

  • Current Master's degree salary begins at $52,371 (additional degrees and experience increase rate); 174-PLUS day annual contract with an additional 273 hours.

Benefits Package:

  • The position comes with a full benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability insurance and a retirement plan. 

Additionally, as a Washington State, public higher education institution, WCC offers the

  • Whatcom Community College is a qualified employer for the PSLF program. If you work for the College full time, have had Direct Loans and are on an eligible repayment plan, you are eligible to apply.
  • Full-time employees are eligible to apply and participate in the Whatcom Community College Employee Tuition Program, which provides a tuition waiver for available and eligible WCC courses.

 Start Date:

  • Fall Quarter, 2019.

Application Due Date:

  • For guaranteed consideration, application packets should be received by Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 at 4:59 pm. Position open until filled.

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Job No: 00204
Posted: 2/13/2019
Application Due: 4/14/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $52,371 (additional degrees and experience increase rate)