Counselor - Articulation Officer (COF), Part-time Adjunct Pool

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Counselor - Articulation Officer (COF), Part-time Adjunct Pool

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 03219

Posting Date: 01/26/2021

Position Closing Date: 6/30/2022

Initial Screening Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Part-Time Academic

Rate: $60.00/hour; Hourly rate may vary based on type of assignment and the Lecture Hour Equivalent (LHE) formula. For more information, refer to the CCA collective bargaining agreement or your college HR office.

Work Week: Flexible, as needed

Minimum Salary:

Maximum Salary:

Sick Leave Only.

This position is eligible for employee paid health benefits.

College/Site: Porterville College

Location: PC-Main Campus

Basic Function:
This is a pool to fill part-time instructor positions for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide counseling services and serve as the Articulation Officer. The primary responsibility of the Porterville College Articulation Officer will include coordination of articulation functions between Porterville College and CSU, UC, Private Four-Year Institutions and other California Community Colleges. The assignment includes coordination of activities related to curriculum and curriculum development within the district and maintenance of files/documentation to assure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations that govern inter-segmental articulation of curriculum for transfer purposes. The Articulation Officer will assist the Curriculum Committee and campus departments with the cyclical updating and revision of course outlines and with the submission for acceptance of new courses being developed.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate and maintain articulation agreements with CSU, UC, California independents, and out-of-state institutions as appropriate.
  • Act as a resource for students, faculty, and staff on transfer curriculum, articulation, and related matters.
  • As the College Articulation Officer, serve as an advocate at the college for transfer students and, through the articulation process, facilitate a smooth transfer transition.
  • Serve on appropriate campus committees relating to curriculum, academic policies, catalog production, and others to provide input about curriculum and articulation issues.
  • Serve as the college liaison to the California Community College Chancellor's Office, the California State University Chancellor's Office, and the University of California Office of the President for articulation and curriculum issues.
  • Maintain compliance with all federal, state, and local policies, regulations and practices governing articulation.
  • Enter, submit and monitor program approval requests to CCCCO.
  • Report curriculum and program changes to the counseling division.
  • Attend the Curriculum Institute and all other relevant trainings.
  • Submit courses for CSUGE, UCTCA, IGETC, C-ID and general transferability; then create and update CSUGE and IGETC advising sheets for distribution and posting on the college website.
  • Manage and update campus articulation data. Participate in IGETC, CSUGE, TCA, ASSIST, C-ID, SB1440 degrees and other programs that support and facilitate articulation agreements and coordination.
  • Meet with faculty to discuss curriculum matters particularly course and program (degrees and certificates) development - new or revision.
  • Serve as a liaison between Porterville College faculty and sending/receiving institutions.
  • Disseminate current and accurate articulation data to appropriate departments, faculty, and staff.

Education and Experience:
Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling.


Bachelor’s degree in any of the above and a license as a marriage and family therapist (MFT);

OR - The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form.

AND - A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they are broadly prepared and have a depth of knowledge in the discipline. In addition, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following knowledge and abilities:
  • Provides academic, career oriented, and personal counseling
  • Commitment to student learning and student success
  • Awareness of the Porterville College mission, vision, and values
  • Sensitivity to students with a wide range of skills, motivations, and academic goals
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of computers and willingness to experiment using multimedia instructional materials
  • Commitment to working effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes teaching, learning, and services students
  • Commitment to working effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes teaching, learning, and service to students
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively and professionally with the campus
  • Maintains appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics
  • An equity-minded counseling approach focused on creating a welcoming and inclusive space that support student engagement and success
  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development; innovation and improvement of counseling and teaching; and to assuming faculty responsibilities beyond the counseling department in a shared governance environment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in various technologies and web resources related to articulation.
  • Demonstrated experience assisting students in developing a plan to achieve an educational and/or career goal
  • Demonstrated knowledge/experience dealing with current issues in California Community College articulation
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum/program development

Salary Grade:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Faculty Application for Academic Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Statement of personal philosophy of teaching
  • Copies of legible transcripts
  • List of six (6) professional references ? Listed on application form
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Kern Community College District (KCCD) serves communities over 24,800 square miles in parts of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino counties through the programs of Bakersfield CollegeCerro Coso College and Porterville College. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the district’s colleges offer programs and services that develop student potential and create opportunities for our citizens.

KCCD is geographically one of the largest community college districts in the United States, serving 26,000 students. Our students represent a diversity of religions, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and ethnicities.

While the Kern Community College District was established as a separate entity in 1968 to respond to the changing needs of our communities, educational services have been provided to residents for many years: at Bakersfield College since 1913; at Porterville College since 1927; and in the Ridgecrest area since 1951 by what is now Cerro Coso College. All three colleges are proud members of the California Community College System and are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Today, education centers and sites in Delano, downtown Bakersfield, the Mammoth/ Bishop area, Edwards Air Force, and the Kern River Valley offer additional convenient, localized instruction for thousands of residents. KCCD’s commitment to distance learning and other technological advances is creating increasing opportunities for education through the internet, satellite, and cable television to individuals across our broad service area and beyond.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kern Community College District is to provide outstanding educational programs and services that are responsive to our diverse students and communities.



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