General Counselor – Career Counseling

Job description



College is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure-track faculty member in Counseling commencing with the 2019 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. The College is designated as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
The primary assignment 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:

  1. Provide comprehensive educational, career, transfer and personal counseling to current and prospective students.
  2. Assist students in making decisions relative to career/ major choice and educational planning leading to certificates, degrees, and/ or transfer.
  3. Assist students in assessing aptitudes, abilities and interests and advising them regarding current and future employment trends.
  4. Provide individual and group career counseling and career direction services.
  5. Develop career services and career counseling approaches for changing student population including students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, non-traditional students, re-entry students, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students.
  6. Teach career development classes.
  7. Serve as counseling faculty lead for career counseling and assessment resources and coordination with career education programs.
  8. Provide counseling support for guided pathways.
  9. Demonstrate 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Assist students in seeking a referral to appropriate community agencies or services in response to educational, vocational or personal concerns.
  12. Assist in the preparation of counseling related publications and assist / plan / coordinate counseling projects.
  13. 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.
  14. Provide leadership in the development and revision of Counseling materials, resources and curriculum responsive to the currently and formerly incarcerated student populations.
  15. Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.
  20. Work collaboratively with colleagues, students, educational partners and community organizations.
  21. Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
  22. Work with student record management, scheduling, and educational planning software.
  23. Work with computers, and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate).
  24. 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):
    1. Possess the California Community College Teaching Credential for this subject area; OR
    2. 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
    3. 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.;
    4. 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 and/or substantial knowledge with career pathways.
  • Experience in counseling and teaching at the post-secondary level
  • 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 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.
  • Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Experience providing college-level Career Counseling to students both individually and in groups through workshops using various modalities.
  • Certified in the Strong Interest Inventory and/or Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and be able to assess skills and values.
  • Demonstrated experience participating in a community college (higher education) shared governance process.
Conditions of Employment

(Fall semester start date of July 1, 2019) For a full-time, two-semester position a maximum starting range of $58,380 to $99,534 is offered, based on the 2018-2019 salary schedule of $58,380 to $139,189. In addition, an annual stipend of $3,056 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution. The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee.

  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)
  • The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing equity and inclusion goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Additional Information

Reference AP 7120C – A complete application may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application.
  • Responses to Supplemental Questions (please provide clear and detailed responses, as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not paste your resume, put "see resume" or "N/A", or leave blank).
  • A cover letter addressing your qualifications, including the desirable qualifications for counseling (not to exceed 2 pages). (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae of professional experience, educational background, and teaching experience (not to exceed 3 pages). (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
  • Equivalency Request Form and supporting documentation, if applicable.
    • How to determine if you need Equivalency? Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements as stated in the job posting, but feel they have a combination of education and experience that would be equivalent to the state minimum qualifications, must attach a completed Application for Equivalency Form (which can be downloaded at to their online application, along with supporting documents, in addition to all other required materials.
  • Documents not requested in the job announcement will not be considered.
Individuals who need reasonable accommodations in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office for assistance or call 714.438.4714.

  1. All online applications received by the deadline date will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.
  2. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited discuss their qualifications in an interview at the college. If any travel is required for an applicant to participate in person during the interview process, this will be done so at the candidate's own expense. During the campus visit, each candidate will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a short teaching demonstration/presentation on a previously announced topic as well as participate in a writing exercise and/or hands-on practical.
  3. The search committee will rate the candidate's responses to the interview questions, the demonstration/presentation, and the applicable writing exercises and/or hands-on practical.
  4. Based on this rating, a number of candidates will be recommended to move forward and will be invited to the campus for a second level interview.
  5. The campus President will make the final recommendation for employment to the Board of Trustees.
  6. The successful candidate will be offered the position and placed on the current salary schedule based on their education and experience.
  7. The start date will be determined by the hiring manager depending on the needs of the campus and the conditions of employment as posted in the job announcement/recruitment.

  • To be considered in the initial committee review, all materials requested in this vacancy notice must be received no later than the filing deadline. Submission of all application materials is the responsibility of the applicant.
  • The District does not contact nor employ outside agencies or headhunters to assist us in the recruitment process for our vacant positions.
  • Applicants wishing to apply for more than one position must submit separate application materials for each desired position.
  • During the interview process, consideration will be given to factors in addition to education and experience, including but not limited to: professional development, ability to work with others, and commitment to meet student needs.
  • Applicants who are eliminated from consideration will be notified by email. All applicants are requested to provide an email address in their online application. Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the College's recommendation for employment.
  • The District reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and to investigate past employment records of applicants selected for interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to extend the deadline, re-advertise the position or delay filling this position based on the needs of the District and the student population we serve.
  • The College does not return materials submitted in the application for a position. (Copies of original supporting documents are acceptable).
  • Official transcripts will be requested by Human Resources during the 'new hire' process.

The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in a transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services, and student support services. Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast College enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs. Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.




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Posted: 6/11/2019
Application Due: 7/9/2019
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