General Counselor

Job description

Coastline Community College


General Counselor

Job# 6-C-20

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

Deadline:  7/9/2019


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Coastline College is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure-track faculty member in Counseling commencing with the 2019- 2020 academic year. The College provides innovative instruction and services over 26,000 students annually across a range of modalities with 80% of students taking courses through distance education and is designated as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

 The primary focus of this assignment is to provide counseling services to Coastline's incarcerated student population.  However, the positon involves all areas of Counseling including providing educational, career, and personal counseling to current and prospective students and instruction in student success career planning and/or other personal growth courses.  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, hybrid, or off campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Coastline College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting individualized student and employee goals through the work of counseling.


The Counseling department shares Coastline's commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share Coastline's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations.


Counseling services at Coastline College are in place to help students identify and clarify personal, career and educational goals. The intent is to help students choose options that will improve the quality of their lives. The Counseling Division serves all students, whether bound for transfer or in pursuit of career and technical programs; whether online, face to face, or incarcerated. Counselors work to encourage students to explore interests and goals across the curriculum. This is done holistically within the context of each student's background, competencies, motivation, family situation and outside obligations. Counseling intersects and collaborates with instructional disciplines, student services, four year colleges and universities, and local high schools to provide targeted interventions to students from recruitment through graduation. We encourage innovative counseling and teaching as well as student and faculty engagement outside of the classroom.  


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

• Provide comprehensive educational, career, transfer and personal counseling to current and prospective students.

• Assist students in making decisions relative to career/ major choice and educational planning leading to certificates, degrees, and/ or transfer.

• Demonstrate a strong commitment to professional growth and development and the continued innovation and improvement of successful counseling and teaching, including but not limited to advancing current knowledge in counseling best practices, curriculum, articulation, and state and local initiatives that inform the profession.   

• Provide appropriate counseling and transfer information to general and special student populations, including incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, veterans, disadvantaged, first generation, international, equity groups, academically at-risk students, disabled students, and re-entry students.

• Assist students in seeking a referral to appropriate community agencies or services in response to educational, vocational or personal concerns.

• Assist in the preparation of counseling related publications and assist / plan / coordinate counseling projects.

• Participate, as appropriate, in the college's outreach program with local high schools and the community as it relates to collaborating and strengthening the pipeline between high school, community college, four-year institutions, and industry.

• Provide leadership in the development and revision of Counseling materials, resources and curriculum responsive to the currently and formerly incarcerated student populations.

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

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

• 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.

• Active participation in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District; this includes but is not limited to leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.

• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

• Effectively utilize student record management, scheduling, and educational planning software.

• Proficient utilization of computers and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate).

• Contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.

• Complement existing staff, student and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.

• The assignment may include day, evening, weekend, correspondence, hybrid, and online sections.


Qualifications and Physical Demands


Must meet one on the following qualifications under (1) through (4):

• Possess the California Community College Teaching Credential for this subject area; OR

• Possess a Master's degree from an accredited institution 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

• 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 an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials. Please see Additional Information below to determine if you need to submit an Application for Equivalency.

• Experience counseling and teaching at the post-secondary level.

• Demonstrate knowledge of community college curricula and higher education systems.

• Evidence of responsiveness to, and understanding of the racial, ethnic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, academic and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.

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



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

• Experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching and counseling, particularly as it relates to the relevance of counseling to students' lives, interests, and communities, and addressing issues of equity in higher education.

• Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within counseling services, courses, and classrooms.

• Experience with student learning outcomes, and demonstrated ability to respond to student learning assessments.

• Experience in providing college-level counseling and support services to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students.

• Experience in teaching college-level counseling courses in multiple modalities (on-site, online, correspondence).

• Demonstrated experience participating in a community college (higher education) shared governance process.






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Job No: 6-C-20
Posted: 6/11/2019
Application Due: 7/9/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $58,380.00 - $139,189.00 Annually