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San Diego County - Grossmont College

Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.

The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.

Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!

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Job Summary
Application Deadline: Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

NOTE: Application materials that are submitted on the last day of application and are timed out will not be accepted.

Department: Counseling

Months worked out of the year: 11 months

FTE: 1.00

Starting Salary Range:
$61,852 (Class I, Step 6) - $93,933 (VII, Step 10) Annually
Based on education and experience

Anticipated Start Date: September 2021

Job Description


Grossmont College honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity- mindedness and anti-racism practices across our institution. We are a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and we honor the land we occupy originally belonging to the Kumeyaay peoples. As such, Grossmont College is committed to eliminating opportunity gaps among student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice. We are strongly committed to the Vision for Success as outlined by the CA Community College system.

Grossmont College is seeking a full-time, tenure track, equity-focused and anti-racist faculty member committed to serving its diverse student population. This counseling faculty member will foster an inclusive learning environment through equity-minded counseling, teaching, leadership, and service to students working toward goals of university transfer, associate degree and certificate completion, career and employment advancement, and personal growth.

As a generalist, the Counselor provides academic, vocational, career and personal counseling. The Counselor also teaches counseling courses, leads workshops, orientations and seminars. In addition, assists in developing and implementing necessary success programs for disproportionately impacted students to advance the vision of Grossmont College, which is to transform lives through education. Counselors are expected to perform other duties consistent with their faculty job description as stated in the faculty contract, and may include a combination of day and evening assignments.

The Counselor assumes responsibility for maintaining currency in the field and for assisting in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes; program review and planning and participating in department activities.


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,


the equivalent. Click here for

NOTE: If you are applying under an Equivalency, you MUST submit additional EQUIVALENCY MATERIALS. Your Equivalency Materials must be included in order to submit your application.

(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.)


Applicants must demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

  • Experience and proficiency in educational, career, and personal counseling at a community college, university or clinical setting.
  • Training and experience working with individuals and groups in providing personal and crisis counseling.
  • Experience in counseling students on transfer to four-year institutions.
  • Ability to use technology in providing counseling services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated experiences working with people of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Counseling experience working in a California Community College.
  • Experience teaching career planning, college success and other personal development courses at the post-secondary level.
  • Bi-lingual preferred (Arabic)

Additional Information


Applicants may find it helpful to refer back to the job posting, specifically the special instructions, while applying. Consider saving the job description or opening a new browser window.


Having the following materials prepared and ready to attach BEFORE beginning the application may make the application experience more seamless.


1) A complete and current resume

2) 1-2 Page Cover Letter.

Address in your cover letter how you meet the requirements of this position. AND address how you have or would demonstrate sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

3) Official or Unofficial Transcripts (Graduate Degree - to be conferred by Sept. 1)

*ATTENTION* Please upload .doc, .docx, or PDF files. If you are working on Google Docs or Mac files please be sure to save under .doc or PDF for file to upload correctly.

Under Federal Law, employers are required to verify that all new employees are eligible for employment in the United States. Prior to appointment to a position, you must present acceptable proof of your identity and authorization to work in the United States.

GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who require accommodations for completing the application process or interviewing should notify the Human Resources Department by calling (619) 644-7679.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful fingerprint clearance. A processing fee plus Live Scan fee will be required.

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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.

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Working at Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

The mission of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District is to provide educational leadership through learning opportunities that anticipate, prepare for, and meet the future challenges of a complex democracy and a global society.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District realizes that staff diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding and respect, harmony and creativity, while providing suitable role models for all students.

Both Grossmont and Cuyamaca College are comprehensive academic institutions located in El Cajon, a city in eastern San Diego County. Both are close to beaches, mountains, the desert, and varied cultural and recreational attractions.

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