General Academic Counselor-Athletics & Transfer, Tenure Track (11 Month Contract), Student Services

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Modesto Junior College


General Academic Counselor-Athletics & Transfer, Tenure Track (11 Month Contract), Student Services

Salary: Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2018-2019 Certificated Salary Schedule – 11 Month Schedule: $66,775 to $125,022 per year, plus an annual $2,568 stipend for an earned doctorate.

*Personnel new to the District are limited to a minimum 3rd step and maximum 10th step placement based on previous experience. Maximum equals: $93,028.


Categorically Funded:

*This is a categorically funded position. (Continued employment in this position is dependent upon funding).


New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $80,856.

Deadline: 09/03/2019


Complete job description and application available online at:


Required Quals Summary    

Master’s in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development (Note: A license as a Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor is an alternative qualification for this discipline, pursuant to Title 5 Section 53410.1) OR possess a California Community College Counselor credential appropriate to the subject OR the equivalent.

The District has adopted an equivalency procedure that enables consideration of applications by individuals who may not directly meet the qualifications listed above. For more information on equivalency, you may access the link below:

Knowledge of and ability to appraise the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Sensitivity to the needs, problems and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population.


Job Description Summary    


All full-time general academic counselors are expected to participate actively in their discipline, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the counseling assignment may be online, in the evening, and/or on Saturdays. Essential duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:


•    Provide comprehensive educational, career, and personal counseling to current and prospective student athletes.

•    Teach orientation sessions to new student athletes to acquaint them with College programs, services, procedures and policies.

•    Help student athletes understand the increasingly complex process of applying to college and registering for classes.

•    Advise student athletes with making course selections and help them to create an Educational Plan. 

•    Provide appropriate counseling and guidance services and referrals for the student athlete services.

•    Participate, as appropriate for athletics, in college’s access and outreach programs with local high schools and the community.

•    Develop effective working relationships with faculty members in other instructional disciplines and perform liaison activities as required. Serve as a consultant to faculty and coaches regarding student athlete performance and retention.

•    Assist in the preparation of counseling related publications and in the presentation of workshops on issues related to student athletes.

•    Coordinate and communicate with parents, coaches, and compliance/eligibility officers as necessary within FERPA guidelines.

•    Administer and interpret a variety of assessment instruments, to both groups and individuals.

•    Maintain understanding and proficiency utilizing athletic eligibility requirements (NCAA, NAIA, CCCAA) combined with transfer requirements for in-state, out-of-state, public and private colleges and universities to assist students to set goals and develop student education plans.

•    Participate in professional growth activities on and off campus.

•    Help students cope with the stresses and strains of college and life in general.

•    Refer student athletes to ongoing mental health (therapeutic) counseling as needed.

•    Demonstrate a sensitivity to, understanding of, and the ability to manage the classroom environment and effectively provide instruction to community college students of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds. 

•    Work flexible schedule to include evenings hours and weekends and possible off campus sites.

•    Participate in department and college-wide committees is expected.

•    Participate in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide, especially in connection to statewide initiatives. 

•    Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective counseling strategies.

•    Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

•    Engage in the college’s participatory governance processes.

•    Perform other related duties as assigned.



•    Understanding of the comprehensive nature of a general counselor at a community college.

•    A minimum of two years of recent experience counseling and teaching at the post-secondary level preferably working with student athletes.

•    Demonstrated knowledge of community college curricula and the higher education system.

•    Evidence of understanding of and commitment to maintaining knowledge of National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), National Association of Independent Athletics (NAIA), and California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Eligibility and Transfer Requirements.

•    Evidence of ability to understand, analyze and apply multi-layered regulations (Title IX, NCAA, NAIA, and the CCCAA) along with understanding of other issues and requirements unique to students who participate in college athletics.

•    A commitment to supportive relations with students, which includes sensitivity to the needs and problems of a diverse multicultural student population.

•    Highly developed counseling skills that enable one to comfortably deal with a variety of personal issues without reflecting personal bias.

•    Ability to conduct and develop appropriate workshops, guidance courses, and seminars.

•    Willingness to use available technologies and assessment instruments with the ability to provide effective interpretation to students.

•    Knowledge of counseling; concepts, issues and resources.

•    Awareness and commitment to the philosophy and objectives of the California Community College.

•    Enthusiasm for the learning process.


Desirable Characteristics    

•    Ability to operate effectively in an environment of change and ambiguity.

•    Vision and energy to plan and organize programs to enhance student success. 

•    Willingness to participate effectively in shared governance.

•    Personal qualifications such as: effective interpersonal communication skills, participation in community affairs, ability to conduct effective public presentations.

•    Willingness and ability to be fully invested as a member of the Counseling Team.

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


YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.




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Posted: 8/6/2019
Application Due: 9/3/2019
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Salary: $66,775 to $125,022 per year, plus an annual $2,568 stipend for an earned doctorate.