Counselor, Athletics & Pathways (Categorically Funded) Fresno City College

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Counselor, Athletics & Pathways (Categorically Funded) Fresno City College

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 9/6/2019 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Fresno City College

Start Date: 09/09/2019

Essential Functions:
The ideal candidate will share Fresno City College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of Spring 2018, we currently enroll approximately 24,000 students in which 58% are Latinx, 9% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 6% are Black/African American, 19% are White, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 8% are multiracial. Fresno City 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 successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.
Reporting to the Dean, Counseling at Fresno City College, the counselor will be responsible for:

  • Planning and coordinating the maintenance of academic records for the California Community College Commission Athletic Association and NCAA concerns;

  • Providing support and coordinating academic related events for prospects during on-campus recruiting process;

  • Teaching counseling courses;

  • Multi-media classroom presentations and advising;

  • Assuming division liaison responsibilities concerning student athletes;

  • Developing, implementing and operating program orientation and workshops;

  • Conducting large group presentations;

  • Working with students and faculty members at the division level and with other counselors;

  • Providing comprehensive counseling services for students, including academic, career, personal counseling on an appointment and drop-in basis for individual and groups;

  • Assisting student athletes in clarifying their educational goals, selection of courses and developing Student Educational Plans (SEPs);

  • Collaborating with instructional and counseling faculty and staff from other departments and programs, including Financial Aid, Admissions and Records, EOPS/CARE, DSP&S, CalWORKs, Puente, IDILE, SYMBAA, USEAA, Veterans/International, TRiO Student Support Services, Athletics, and other special programs;

  • Participating in the implementation of guided pathways, student success teams and student equity initiatives;

  • Teaching courses that focus on career, college success, and transfer;

  • Utilizing and keeping abreast of advanced counseling methods and student development theories that include integrating technology to support student learning and identification of career objectives;

  • Utilizing technology as it applies to data collection and analysis for student success;

  • Serving on, participating and attending department, college, and district committees as needed;

  • Participating in program review, student learning outcome development and assessment to improve student learning;

  • Working assignments in a variety of instructional settings and times, including evening and/or weekends, on-line or off-campus and large group instruction classes as needed; and

  • Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122 and performing 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;


  • A valid California Community College Credential;


  • The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).
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 need for equity-minded practice within the classroom. (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. If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match EXACTLY as stated above, you MUST petition for equivalency.)

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience in designing and preparing Student Education Plans (SEPs) for community college students;
  • Experience in evaluating external transcripts as they apply to athletic eligibility, degree attainment, and the transfer process;
  • Experience teaching courses in career and personal development;
  • Knowledge and utilization of instructional best practices for students in the classroom;
  • Knowledge of current transfer policies and admission requirements of CSU’s and UC’s;
  • Creative marketing skills to enhance student use of athletic support services;
  • Knowledge of California Community College’s matriculation processes;
  • Knowledge of transfer agreements between community colleges to meet NCAA transfer rules;
  • Ability to develop and maintain counseling notes in Colleague, SARS, or similar electronic recordkeeping software, in a timely and effective manner;
  • Experience working effectively with student success programs such as EOPS/CARE, DSP&S, CalWORKs, Puente, IDILE, SYMBAA, USEAA, Veterans/International, and TRiO Student Support Services;
  • Knowledge and experience interpreting and utilizing articulation agreements and transfer requirements for community college students;
  • Experience in using and interpreting a variety of career assessment tools;
  • Experience in developing and presenting counseling related workshops and orientation sessions;
  • Experience participating in outreach activities in the community and on campus;
  • Experience providing counseling and follow-up services to students on probation or academic dismissal status;
  • Ability to connect students with on/off campus resources to assist them in their college life management;
  • Ability to use a broad range of technology pertaining to data collection and analysis for student success;
  • Ability to work closely with faculty in academic divisions and engage in collegial dialogue on issues of student success and student success teams;
  • Knowledge of California Community College’s guided pathways and student equity;
  • Experience working with a diverse student population;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and collegially with students, staff and colleagues;
  • Related work and 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 exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
  • Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
  • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom;
  • Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
  • Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.

Conditions of Employment:
177 - 181 duty days contingent upon funding.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is $57,320 - $88,245 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,082 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure:
Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview. The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President, Student Services and College President for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval. State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1171 Fulton St, Fresno, California, 93721, (559) 243-7100. For information on Fresno City College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. 2925. Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Additional Information:
This is a full-time categorically funded position. The District may fill one or more positions from this pool.

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Posted: 8/9/2019
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