Counseling Instructor (Full-Time) Reedley College
State Center Community College District
1/6/2022 at 11:55 PM
At Reedley College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful faculty member will be an equity-minded individual committed to student success by collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who:
- Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
- Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
- Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
- Reflects on institutional and teaching practices and aims to create a culturally responsive teaching environment; and
- Strategically builds buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.
Reedley College seeks faculty members who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. Divisions strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Reedley College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve. Faculty members should be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will help them prepare for the population of students who attend Reedley College.
The ideal candidate will share Reedley College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of the 2019-2020 academic year, we currently enroll over 19,000 students in which 74% identify as Latinx, 5% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 2% as Black/African American, 15% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 2% as multiracial. Reedley College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.
Under the administrative direction of the Dean, Students, the Counseling Instructor will provide a complete range of instruction in counseling courses and academic counseling. Duties of the Counseling Instructor will include the following:
- Maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position and currency in teaching Counseling;
- Teaching courses in Counseling;
- Meeting regularly with discipline/division peers and participating in discipline/division activities
- Using a variety of pedagogies and integrating a wide range of instructional delivery systems including innovative and creative uses of technology for face-to-face, on-line, and/or hybrid formats;
- Communicating effectively with students;
- Developing curricular and instructional methodologies and strategies to improve fulfillment of student learning outcomes for counseling courses;
- Collaborate with other division faculty to address counseling course student learning outcomes, program review related reporting, assessments and intervention strategies;
- In conjunction with the department chair of counseling and dean of students, lead efforts to organize counseling course instruction under a guided pathways model;
- Using effective teaching methods appropriate to the subject matter, adherence to institutionally approved curriculum course outlines of record;
- Serving on, participating in, and attending department, college and district committees related to services and/or advocacy for students as needed;
- Participating in required professional development pertaining to one's teaching assignment;
- Participating in outreach activities and events with evening and weekend commitments;
- Staying current with State regulations, ARs, and Ed Code related to counseling and student services
- Evaluating student progress through tests and examinations, written assignments, oral responses, etc. in keeping with course objectives;
- Teaching assignments in a variety of instructional settings and times, including evening and/or weekends, on-line or off-campus and large group instruction classes as needed;
- Maintaining classroom records in accordance with District Policy;
- Turning in all required student grading and evaluation reports in a timely manner; and
- Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.
This assignment will also have a percentage of time devoted to academic counseling activities, including the duties below:
- Providing comprehensive counseling services for students including academic, career and personal counseling on an appointment and drop-in basis;
- Providing group counseling sessions, orientations, and workshops;
- Assisting students in clarifying their educational goals, selection of courses, and developing student educational plans (SEPs);
- Developing and maintaining counseling notes in the college's electronic record-keeping software, in a timely and effective manner;
- Participating in ongoing professional development and training to stay current with college and California Community College student success strategies in counseling;
- Training part-time and new counselors on procedures, documentation, and processes;
- Performing other duties as assigned.
All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom; AND
- 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;
- A valid California Community College Credential;
- The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).
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. If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match EXACTLY
as stated above, you MUST
petition for equivalency.)
Conditions of Employment:
- Experience and skill incorporating elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all areas of responsibility;
- Recent experience working with African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
- Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
- Experience working with a diverse student population;
- Related work and professional experience;
- Experience working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and collegially with students, staff and colleagues;
- Online Instructor Certification or two years of online instruction experience;
- Demonstrated ability in teaching at the post-secondary level in counseling;
- Extent of background and specialized training/expertise in areas such as counseling, student services, student retention, success and intervention, diversity/equity in education;
- Extent of teaching experience at the post-secondary level;
- Extent of experience advising and/or counseling experience at the post-secondary level;
- Experience in the development of programs and writing grant proposals;
- Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
- Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
181 annual duty days. Duty days will be prorated based on start of assignment.
Salary and Benefits:
Starting salary is $62,049 - $93,414 based on education and experience. An annual doctoral stipend of $2,270 is available. Salary and stipends will be prorated based on start date. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and
to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement
, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.
The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Student Services and College President for final interviews.
A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. SCCCD EEO Plan
For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1171 Fulton St, Fresno, California, 93721, (559) 243-7100. For information on Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. RCOUN-INS (Slot 1885). Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.
This is a full-time tenure-track position. The District may fill more than one position from this pool.State Center Community College District (SCCCD) provides students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at SCCCD, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners. REEDLEY COLLEGE
About the College
Reedley College is located in the central San Joaquin Valley of California in the city of Reedley, which has a population of approximately 25,000. Known as “The World’s Fruit Basket,” Reedley is in one of the richest agricultural regions of the world. Reedley College was established in May 1926 as Reedley Junior College and has affected many lives since then. In its 95 years, Reedley College has developed into a crucial component of higher education in the central San Joaquin Valley, offering over 153 degrees and certificates in 37 areas of study taught by approximately 140 full-time faculty and 225 part-time faculty. The college is one of 11 community colleges in California to offer students on-campus housing.
Reedley College was selected to be one of the 20 California Community Colleges to participate in the groundbreaking California Guided Pathways Project. It was chosen in part due to its strong focus on student success and equity. Guided Pathways is a transformational framework that focuses on reviewing and revising college policies, procedures and practices with the goal of designing with the student in mind. Reedley College has embraced Guided Pathways with the college’s goal in mind, “We motivate and inspire students to succeed”. The project is designed to significantly increase the number of students who earn a certificate or degree at a California Community College. Reedley College Mission
Reedley College motivates and empowers students to be successful by providing high-quality, innovative educational opportunities. We inspire a passion for learning to meet the academic and workforce goals of our diverse communities. Our associate degree programs, career technical education, and transfer level courses are offered in an accessible and safe learning environment.RC College Planning Site
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.scccd.edu
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