Veterans Counselor/Coordinator (Part-Time) Reedley College

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Posting Number Title Veterans Counselor/Coordinator (Part-Time) Reedley College Campus Location Reedley College Start Date 03/04/2019 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 ideal candidate will share Reedley College’s commitment to empowering and motivating students to succeed. The successful candidate will join a program dedicated to excellence in education for a diverse population.

Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Veterans Counselor/Coordinator will support the Veterans Resource Center Grant Program. The Counselor/Coordinator will cover a full range of general counseling responsibilities, including academic, career, and personal counseling with individuals and groups with an emphasis on serving Veteran students. The Counselor/Coordinator will be responsible for developing and coordinating the STAR peer tutoring/mentoring program and will collaborate with Academic Support Coordinators in the training, supervision, and evaluation of student tutors. The Counselor/Coordinator will collaborate with other faculty members to identify veteran students who could be recommended as peer tutors/mentors and will participate in the preparation of grant-related reports as directed. The Counselor/Coordinator will organize services At Reedley College and Madera/Oakhurst Community College Centers. The Counselor/Coordinator will:

  • Develop and continue a peer tutoring/mentoring program for Reedley/Madera/Oakhurst veteran students;
  • Work collaboratively with college Academic Support Coordinators to recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate student tutors;
  • Prepare grant-related reports as directed;
  • Develop student educational plans specifically tailored for veterans;
  • Advocate in support of veterans on campus and in the community;
  • Verify academic progress, advise prospective and current veteran students on Veterans Administration (VA) related issues and adhere to VA regulations;
  • Provide comprehensive counseling services for students including academic, career and personal counseling on an appointment and drop-in basis;
  • Provide group counseling sessions, orientations, and workshops;
  • Assist students in clarifying their educational goals, selection of courses, and developing student educational plans (SEPs);
  • Develop and maintain counseling notes in the college’s electronic record-keeping software, in a timely and effective manner;
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and training to stay current with college and California Community College student success strategies in counseling;
  • Participate in the implementation of matriculation, transfer, and retention activities
  • Collaborate with instructional and counseling faculty and staff from other departments and programs, including Financial Aid, Admissions and Records, EOPS/CARE, DSP&S, Puente, TRiO Student Support Services, Learning Center, Math Center, Reading and Writing Center and other special programs;
  • Participate in the implementation of transfer and matriculation activities;
  • Interpret and utilize articulation agreements and transfer requirements for community college students;
  • Participate in outreach activities in the community and on campus;
  • Utilize and interpret a variety of career assessment tools;
  • Utilize and keep abreast of advanced counseling methods and student development theories that include integrating technology to support student learning and identification of career objectives;
  • Communicating effectively with students and staff;
  • Working assignments in a variety of settings and time (including evenings and/or weekends, face to face, hybrid, online, or off-campus) as needed; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s 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;


  • The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency);


  • A valid California Community College Credential.

    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 equity-minded practices.

    (NOTE: A bachelor’s degree in one of the listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline.)
Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience working with veteran students;
  • Experience coordinating peer tutoring or similar program and supervising student workers;
  • Experience with technology programs for student services such as Colleague and SARS-GRID;
  • Ability to use a broad range of technology pertaining to data collection and analysis for student success and to accurately complete grant-related reports;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff;
  • Related work and/or professional experience;
  • Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom 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 relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
  • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity;
  • Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
  • Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
Salary and Benefits

Starting rates are $45.49 – $61.78 for lecture, $38.67 – $52.55 for lab and $38.30 – $52.05 for non-instructional. Sick leave accrual is based on assignment hours.

Selection Procedure

The selection and hiring process will be explained by the hiring department if the candidate is extended an opportunity to interview.

Additional Information

This is a part-time position for nine hours per week.

Additional Information about the Position

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Open Date 02/15/2019 Close Date 02/24/2019 Closing Time 11:55 pm Open Until Filled No Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Transcripts (Unofficial copies accepted - must indicate conferred degree(s) that support the minimum qualifications)
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Interest
Optional Documents
  1. Certificates
  2. Licenses
  3. List of Professional References
  4. Evaluation Service Assessment
  5. Additional Documents
  6. Letters of Recommendation




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Posted: 2/15/2019
Application Due: 2/24/2019
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