Urban Campus/Des Moines
Oct 10, 2020
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Institution Type
Community College
Position Details

Job TitleCounselorCampusUrban Campus/Des MoinesJob Number21-F05Employment DateSpring Semester 2021Job CategoryFaculty PositionsApplication & Position Contact Information

Human Resources at (515) 964-6479 or [email protected] for information concerning the application process. Brad Spielman at 515-697-7761 or [email protected] for information concerning the position or your status once the position has closed.

Salary Information

Per Faculty Salary Schedule

Job Summary

Provide comprehensive educational, career, and personal counseling services. Work in cooperation and consultation with other staff members of the Student Development Department and DMACC campus faculty, staff and administrators. Teach The College Experience and other courses designed to facilitate student success.

Essential Functions

Provide professional counseling services for the academic, personal, and career planning needs of the students.

Academic counseling, in which the student is assisted in assessing, planning and implementing his or her immediate and long-range academic goals; career counseling, in which the student is assisted in assessing his or her aptitudes, abilities, and interests, and advised concerning current and future employment trends; and personal counseling, in which the student is assisted with personal, family or other social concerns, when that assistance is related to the student’s education.

Design and implement counseling in the form of support groups, classroom presentations, workshops and informational material for students and to assist faculty and staff.

Provide consultation support to DMACC faculty, staff, and administration.

Provide career planning services to include assisting students in clarifying career goals through intake interviews, administration and interpretation of career assessment instruments, instruction in career exploration, and instruction in career goal-setting and decision-making.

Teach The College Experience and other courses designed to facilitate student success.

Maintain involvement in professional development including both on and off-campus offerings to promote and further enhance the role of the counselor in promoting the mission of the community college.

Maintain community connections for referral resources that will provide students with ongoing support for professional counseling, etc. and thus supporting and assisting our student population.

Provide support to a comprehensive developmental studies program to meet the educational needs of DMACC students.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Counseling, Student Personnel Services with an emphasis in Counseling, American or Marriage Family/Therapy/Counseling or Social Work.

One year of mental health counseling experience.

Knowledge of Career Testing Instruments.

Experience working with a wide range of students such as adults, traditional/nontraditional, vocational/technical majors, arts & sciences majors, and minorities/ethnic populations.

Experience in utilizing various forms of communication such as written, group presentations and one on one counseling.

Experience working in a team environment as well as independently.

Knowledge of current software applications.

Demonstrated effectiveness working with populations having diverse values and/or coming from varied cultures and backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications

One year of counseling experience within an educational setting.

College teaching experience.

Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a professional counselor.

Professional competence in providing assessment, diagnosis, interventions for depression, anxiety, alcohol/drug use/abuse, relationship violence, developmental concerns, or other issues frequently faced by college students.

Ability to speak a language in addition to English.

Physical Requirements

• Sit
• Stand
• Lift Knuckle to Waist 20 lbs
• Lift Floor to Waist < 10 lbs
• Carry 20 lbs
• Push/pull horizontal < 20 lbs
• Push/pull vertical < 5 lbs up to 84 in
• Lateral Pinch
• Forward & Overhead Reach
• Crouch
• Neck Flexion, Extension & Rotation
• Fine Motor Coordination
• Hand & Foot Coordination
• Walk

Physical Demand CategoryLightPost offer, Pre-Employment Physical TestN/AWork Schedule

12 month per year position

Posting Date10/05/2020Deadline for Submitting Applications10/18/2020Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to Applicants

DMACC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities desiring a reasonable accommodation in the application process should notify Human Resources at 515-964-6301 or by email [email protected]

THIS VACANCY REQUIRES: 1) A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions). Incomplete applications and commenting “See Resume” will not be accepted. The application form will be used to screen applicants for required qualifications. 2) Attachment of transcripts to your electronic application. Transcripts must include the applicant’s name and degrees conferred. Scanned copies are acceptable.

Quick Link for Internal Postings Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Why are you interested in this position and why should we consider you a leading candidate?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your teaching strengths, weaknesses, and style.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What do you consider to be the two most significant issues facing community colleges today?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Write a brief statement on your philosophy of the function of a comprehensive community college. Within your statement, address the role counseling services plays in supporting the function of a comprehensive community college and your clinical approach.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * How did you learn about this job opening?
    • DMACC Employee Referral
    • Friend/Relative
    • HigherEdJobs
    • CareerBuilder
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • LinkedIn
    • Iowa Workforce Development
    • DMACC Website
    • DMACC Applicant Interest Email
    • Other
  6. * Have you completed the DMACC Employment Application (all personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions)?
    • Yes
    • No (If no, please return to the application and complete all additional information.)
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript 2
  4. Transcript 3
  5. Other