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Counselor (Student Equity and Achievement Program) (One or More)

South Orange County Community College District
Mission Viejo, CA
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Counselor (Student Equity and Achievement Program) (One or More)


Counseling (IVC-073-074)


10 Months/Year

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10-Irvine Valley College

Minimum Qualifications::

For this position, candidates must have at least one of the following:

1. 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, from an accredited college or university, OR
2. Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR
3. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above.

(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.)

Employees must also have:

Commitment to equity and diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.

Desired Qualifications::

Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of expertise on the basis of:
● Demonstrated experience and/or ability to create equitable outcomes and success for all students more specifically disproportionately impacted populations. This includes the ability to effectively engage the college’s diverse student population and the ability to address equity, inclusion and diversity issues.● Knowledge of the state Student Equity and Achievement program. ● Demonstrated experience working with disproportionately impacted student populations including but not limited to the following: African American, Latinx, economically disadvantaged, foster youth, LGBTQIA+, re-entry (25+), DSPS, First generation college students, undocumented or DACA students, Students experiencing food and housing insecurities and other historically underrepresented group in higher education (e.g.: Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Alaska Native, Southeast Asian American, Asian American). ● Experience providing academic, career and personal counseling.● Knowledgeable in the areas of career education, career development, occupational, labor market, non‐traditional career and post-secondary information.● Demonstrated knowledge of state‐mandated matriculation policies, procedures, and regulations.● Experience in the use of computer technology as a teaching tool, a student tracking system, a communication network for counseling, and articulation activities.● Experience in counseling in social, emotional and holistic interventions.● Utilize computer technology as a tool in delivering counseling/advisement services.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities::

Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience with relevant pedagogical techniques to engage diverse student populations such as African American, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students.

Due to SEAP funding regulations any teaching assignments would not be part of contractual load.

Ability to work with disproportionately impacted student populations, including individual and group counseling for students with academic, career and personal concerns.

Provide career planning activities in classrooms, groups, or individual sessions.

Conduct student advisement sessions to help students in developing their individual educational plan.

Assist students in defining personal and educational plans and goals.

Create an environment for students that develops self‐awareness and self-direction capabilities.

Be proficient and maintain competency in the use of computer applications used in counseling, teaching, and articulation related activities.

May teach counseling courses outside of contractual load and conduct counseling‐related workshops.

Serve as liaison between School of Guidance and Counseling and other IVC schools and departments, administration, community and business/industry.

Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions in support of student success.
Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, school, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities.
Engage in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.

Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.

Maintain formal office hours; stay current on information as discussed in department and school meetings.

Provide an average of one (1) hour per week of college service that supports the school, college and/or District goals through active participation in one or more of the following categories: committee work on the department, school, college, and/or district level; non-classroom college, district, or community activities; department/school activities, events, or meetings; student club advisor activities or events.

Remain current in your discipline, of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to assist and support student success.

Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including comply with the applicable Course Outline of Record(s) (COR); respond to and evaluate student work regularly and consistently, inform students on a timely basis of their progress in the course throughout the term; and respond to student academic concerns, as appropriate, in a timely manner. Comply with district, college and school policies in the performance of duties.
Work cooperatively with staff and students.

Regular and consistent performance of the requirements of your position.

Application Procedure:

Employment in this position is contingent upon funding by SEAP.
To be considered a candidate for this position, the following materials must be electronically uploaded at· A completed South Orange County Community College District online application including education, experience and references.· A current resume and/or curriculum vitae.
· Cover letter· Academic transcripts of all college level coursework showing date degree awarded from an accredited institution. For consideration, degree(s) must be awarded at the time of application, or applicant must complete the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form with online applicants provide official transcripts upon hire. Non-U.S. transcripts must include a certified U.S. evaluation (i.e., NACES agency: at the time of application.
· A minimum of one letter of recommendation.
Incomplete application packages will not be considered. All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District and will not be returned or copied, and will be considered for this position only. Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring that the application package is complete when submitted. All travel arrangements will be at applicant’s expense. Application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on the day the position closes. Application materials received after the closing deadline will not be accepted. For an online application, information and instructions, visit the District Job Opportunities website at or call (949) 582-4850. Federal law requires every new employee to present documentation showing eligibility to work in the U.S. SOCCCD does not sponsor employment Visas. Selection Procedure: A screening committee will review application materials which are complete and received by the deadline. A limited number of applicants will be invited to the District for an initial interview at their own expense. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. Compensation and Fringe Benefits: Full-time faculty are paid on the Academic Salary Schedule (see Wages for salary placement criteria in the Academic Employee Master Agreement located under Contracts on the District website). The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits which includes medical and dental insurance, vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, long-term disability plan, and legal plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District.

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Full Time, Tenure Track

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The South Orange County Community College District, founded in 1967, is one of 72 community college districts in California. It is a multi-campus district comprised of Saddleback College in the City of Mission Viejo, Irvine Valley College (IVC) in the City of Irvine, and the Advanced Technology & Education Park (ATEP) in the City of Tustin. With its strong ties to the 25 communities it serves, South Orange County Community College District links higher education to the quality of life and economic vitality of Orange County while helping generations of residents to fulfill their learning aspirations. South Orange County Community College District currently serves over 40,000 students each semester and employs more than 2,500 faculty and staff.

Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College are accredited, offering associate degrees and providing academic major prerequisites that are transferable to four-year colleges and universities. Critical career technical education programs, popular continuing education courses, and exciting cultural opportunities are also available at each campus.

Distinguished faculty from Saddleback College in Mission Viejo and Irvine Valley College in Irvine provide students with rigorous academic classes, as well as state-of-the-art professional, vocational and skills training. Students, ranging in age from teens to retirees, receive cutting edge, “real world” training, making them highly competitive in the job market. For older, retired students, the Emeritus Institutes offers challenging and enriching special interest courses covering a broad spectrum of educational topics. Vibrant Community Education programs provide myriad lifelong learning opportunities for community members of all ages. Our newest campus, the Advanced Technology & Education Park (ATEP), opened in Tustin the Fall of 2007 by offering courses from Saddleback College, Irvine Valley College, and the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies.

Visit one of our campuses today and help us celebrate over 40 years of education and opportunity!

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