Dean of Counseling, Student Services - Modesto Junior College

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Job TitleDean of Counseling, Student Services - Modesto Junior College Personnel Requistion Form

SiteModesto Junior CollegeSalary Range/Other$10,108 to $12,845 per month – Range 45 (2019-120 Management Salary Schedule) $2,562 per year Doctoral Stipend for an earned doctorate. Salary placement is determined per the YCCD Leadership Team Handbook procedure.Benefits

The District currently pays for a number of health options for the employee and dependents. Employees may elect to pay a premium for a higher health option. Vision care and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents is District paid. Income protection and life insurance premiums for the employee are also District paid.

Position Summary Information

Scope of Assignment

Under general administrative direction plans, directs, manages and oversees a wide variety of student service and support programs on the MJC campus. Programs, facilities and services include, but are not limited to student counseling, Career Center, Transfer Center, student access and retention program, study skills and guidance and performs other related work as assigned.


Receives general administrative direction from the Vice President of Student Services.

Provides direct supervision to administrative support staff, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education, experience and/or training that would likely provide the above-required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Typical background patterns that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities are:
•Education: Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, behavioral sciences, organizational development or related fields.

•Experience: Three years of progressively responsible administrative experience in student counseling within a community college setting including a minimum of two years of supervisory experience.

Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge of:

•Principles, theories and strategies related to student success programs within a community college setting
•Principles, theories and strategies of methods of monitoring student access, progress and success.
•Principles, theories and strategies organizational development, human resource practices
•Principles of budgeting; fiscal recordkeeping and accounting.
•Record keeping, report writing and program review processes.
•Curriculum and curriculum development related to student services areas.

Ability to:

•Plan, organize, direct, administer, review, and evaluate assigned programs and services.
•Learn, use, and implement new technologies as tools for learning, teaching, administering, and generally improving the work area or scope of work.
•Communicate effectively with diverse constituencies, within and outside the district.
•Develop, write and modify, as necessary Guidance/Study Skills curriculum
•Remain calm and objective and work under pressure; handle student and/or staff crisis situations
•Create and maintain documents using computers and standard office software
•Respond to the problems and challenges of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
•Effectively resolve student conduct challenges.

Desirable Professional Characteristics

The Search Committee will consider a candidate’s educational background, professional experience and accomplishments, reputation, and leadership characteristics in its search for a new Dean of Counseling and Student Services.

Example of Duties

•Plan, direct, manage and oversee a wide variety of student service and support programs on the MJC campus.
•Coordinate and administer support services for new and continuing students for each term; monitor student academic and progress status.
•Meet with students, as necessary to discuss their status and administer the District’s academic and progress probation/dismissal program; develop and administer probation workshops.
•Develop and monitor departmental budgets for assigned programs.
•Oversight of strategic planning and educational master planning efforts related to assigned programs.
•Participate in developing, implementing and evaluating methods for monitoring student’s access, progress and success.
•Implement District performance evaluation procedures for faculty and for appropriate classified staff; promote and facilitate a program of staff development for academic personnel. .
•Serve as a member of various College and District committees and task forces; maintain liaison with other college, District, public and private agencies to assure coordination of activities.
•Assist with the coordination of the College’s Matriculation Plan and provide supervision of the retention components of the plan.
•Conduct program reviews and make changes as appropriate; direct the implementation of new or revised programs, as necessary; facilitate their development and implementation in accordance with established approval guidelines and budgets; maintain records and submit reports on assigned programs.
•Communicate and interpret instructional program objectives and offerings to students and potential students, faculty, community members, organizations, college staff and others.
•Perform other duties as assigned.

Licenses and Certificates

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.

Physical and Mental Standards

Physical and Mental Standards:

•Mobility: ability to sit for long periods, move about an office, stand occasionally, reach above and below desk level.
•Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes.
•Lifting: occasional lifting of papers, files, equipment and material weighing up to 25 pounds.
•Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently.
•Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person.
•Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent contact with others including some public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.

Additional Applicant Information

Applications are accepted online only at:
Select Job Openings, Select Search Jobs, Select Job Title, Create an account and Apply to this job.
The District may hire more than one applicant with this applicant pool.
Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee which will select candidates to be interviewed. After interviews, a recommendation will be forwarded to the President, Chancellor, and Board of Trustees.

The screening committee will evaluate all applications. Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by letter or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.
NOTE: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.

YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date09/17/2019Close Date10/15/2019Open Until FilledNoPosting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a U.S. Citizen?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If you are not a U.S. citizen, are you legally authorized to work in the U.S.?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I am a U.S. citizen question does not apply
  3. * Do you possess the Master's degree or the Bachelor's/Master's degree listed in the Minimum Qualifications for this position?
    • Yes
    • No- If No, applicant must sumbit an Equivalency Form to be considered for this position. The form, policy and procedures can be found at
  4. * To avoid conflict of interest, Yosemite Community College District (YCCD) permits employment of near relatives only under certain conditions. Are any of your near relatives (child, parent, spouse or domestic partner, sibling, or in-laws or step-relatives in the relationships listed) currently employed by YCCD?Response of YES or NO is required in the area provided. NOTE: If yes, it is required that you provide the person or persons name/s, their position title and the department they are employed.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please tell us how you heard about this job announcement:
    • Job Fair
    • YCCD Recruitment Website
    • Website-Other
    • YCCD Email
    • Family/Friend
    • Newspaper
    • CCC Registry
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript (Attach all college transcripts)
  4. List of Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Other
  2. List of Graduate Courses




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Posted: 9/18/2019
Application Due: 9/28/2019
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