Counselor, Math Success Program

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Counselor, Math Success Program

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Posting #: 18-191

Campus: De Anza College

Close/Initial Review Date: 9/9/2019

Open Until Filled: No


The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Counselor, Math Success Program, De Anza College.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

De Anza College Mission Statement:

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:

  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES of the Position Include:

Reporting to the Dean of Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering (PSME), the Math Success Program Counselor will assist with program implementation of the goals and objectives of the math success programs, including Math Performance Success (MPS) and other AB705 complaint models. These programs provide intensive student support services for underprepared students in mathematics. The candidate will provide counseling and advising services for students. Counselor will collaborate with the Director of the STEM Program, the Dean of PSME, math faculty, other counselors, and staff for the success of students and programs. Candidate will assist with student/tutor recruitment and placement, will implement in and out of class counseling and advising services, will work closely with faculty to monitor student progress, and will assist with collecting data and reporting on the success of the programs.

The Math Success Program Counselor will provide Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) core services including orientation, educational planning, and counseling follow-up.

This position is not a mathematics position, but does require experience supporting students in mathematics and related STEM disciplines.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, service on district and/or college committees, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to participate in campus extra-curricular activities.


Committed to:
  1. Using counseling and advising to guide students towards their desired goals (ie. transfer or employment or job development) while monitoring consistent classroom progress.
  2. Identifying students experiencing academic difficulties in mathematics.
  3. Effective student recruitment, placement, and program orientation.
  4. Working in a closely integrated team of instructors, counselors, tutors, mentors, and other college services.
  5. Recruiting, scheduling, and evaluating student tutors.
  6. Establishing an effective rapport with students inside and outside of the classroom.
  7. Developing an education plan for each student in the math programs.
  8. Providing evidence on program success by collecting retention and success data to report to state agencies and campus and District administrators.
  9. Closely monitoring student progress through weekly meetings with faculty and staff.
  10. Providing academic counseling and advising to enable students to succeed.
  11. Integrating tutoring/mentoring concepts into the classroom environment.
  12. Establishing and maintaining relationships with other student service groups in program planning and organizing.
  13. Attending all program and division meetings and training sessions.
  14. Participating in on-going professional development training.


  1. Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:

(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  2. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  5. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  6. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  7. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Master's degree 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 the equivalent OR 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.

  1. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in providing counseling and career services to multi-ethnic and underrepresented students.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in providing academic, personal, career counseling to community college students, especially underprepared students.
  3. Ability to provide culturally relevant strategies for developing and teaching personal development, college success and/or career courses to underprepared students.
  4. Demonstrated experience in serving students with difficulties in STEM courses.
  5. Demonstrated experience in skills and strategies in effectively serving underrepresented students.
  6. Demonstrated experience in working closely and collaboratively with a team.
  7. Demonstrated strong communication, written, and interpersonal skills.
  8. Experience with counseling related technology, educational planning software, and social media.
  9. Experience working in a student success program.
  10. Knowledge of AB 705 policy and guidelines.

  1. A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

HIRING RANGE: $57,066.00 - $93,722.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time Temporary, None Tenure-track, Categorical funded, 10-months per year


Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

(650) 949-6217

Email: [email protected]

This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

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Posted: 8/14/2019
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