College Counseling Instructor - General

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College Counseling Instructor - General
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF06238

UCLA Extension is the open-access, self-supporting continuing education division of UCLA. The seven-course College Counseling Certificate is designed for teachers, career & school-based counselors, admissions personnel, and other professionals who want to develop their professional competencies or are interested in establishing an independent college counseling practice. This program is also ideal for college admissions professionals who want to help high school students identify post-secondary options. This certificate program is offered 100% online, is deadline-driven, and asynchronous. The courses and certificate programs offer students the opportunity to learn from highly qualified practitioners who are passionate about teaching.

The Education Department at UCLA Extension has a special interest in preparing educators to be teachers, counselors, and leaders in their fields on issues of social justice and education inequities. Through our courses, we hope that students will improve teaching and learning, promote educational achievement for all students, create culturally responsive learning environments, and advocate for quality educational access in all communities.

Applications to teach are accepted throughout the year in order to fill immediate program needs and to increase the depth of the instructor pool, but interviews will only be scheduled with qualified applicants who can fill anticipated openings.
College Counseling Instructor - General
Qualified applicants possessing current knowledge in the following topic area(s) are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in the applicants who are familiar with the career and testing landscape with respect to the college admissions process.

For a sense of the depth and breadth of our course offerings, visit
Instructor Duties
We are seeking qualified instructors with current knowledge and work experience in this industry who can create an interactive and engaging learning environment for students.

Course topics include:
-The College Admissions Process
-Financial Aid Fundamentals
-Testing and Career Assessment
-The Business of Educational Consulting
-Preparing Community College Students for Transfer
-College Counseling for International Students
-Special Topics in College Counseling
Specific Instructor Duties:
-Develop or update course syllabus to meet campus approval requirements, in consultation with the UCLA Extension Program Director
-Communicate with Program Director, Program Representatives, and Online Course Managers in a timely manner
-Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner
-Prepare and deliver online course materials and learning assessments in the assigned format
-Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as the course support platform
-Design interactive and motivational instructional activities to fully engage participants and to reinforce student learning
-Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes to students, and clearly outline the grading policies for the course
-Evaluate student achievement of specific learning outcomes, and assign grades
-Post final student grades to the transcript system by set deadlines
-Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in the field of practice
-Use subject-matter expertise and leverage additional resources appropriately to enhance the curriculum (i.e.: professional journals and publications)
-Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
-Extensive work and experience in the fields of: college & university admissions,
high school counseling, and/or independent college advising
-Current knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in subject area

-Master's degree in education, higher education administration, or other
related area
-Must be committed to the highest level of academic standards and integrity
-Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and
online teaching tools, such as Canvas
-Highly effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to
convey conceptual and complex ideas and information
-Current participation in professional associations

Special Conditions of Employment
Instructors are hired on a quarterly, contract basis.

Because Extension is a division of UCLA, all Extension degree-credit instructors and courses must be formally approved according to the regulations of the Academic Senate of the University of California. Eligibility to teach a course is contingent upon this formal academic approval. Once approved, teaching assignments are “by agreement.” The Instructor's Contract outlines the deliverables for the course, the course schedule, and the compensation terms, subject to Extension policies and procedures. UCLA Extension makes no commitment to hire an instructor until it has sent and received a signed Instructor Contract. Should the course section an instructor plans to teach be cancelled for any reason, the Instructor Contract, including rights to compensation for future section meetings, is voided.

UCLA Extension is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a diverse workforce.

To Apply:
-Complete the application form
-Supply a current CV -- including publications, publishing industry experience, and
teaching/public speaking/seminar experience
-Cover letter
-Statement (250-500 words) articulating your readiness to employ inclusive teaching practices for classrooms with gender, age, ethnic, cultural, and sexual identity diversity.
-Philosophy of teaching statement (250-500 words) articulating your approach to
teaching new adult learners

"The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy”

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,





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Job No:
Posted: 3/1/2021
Application Due: 4/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time