Counselor, Adult Education (Full-Time, Categorically Funded) Fresno City CollegeCampus Location:
Fresno City CollegeStart Date:
11/13/2023Essential Functions of Position:
At Fresno City 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 candidate will be an equity-minded leader committed to student success achieved through collaboration 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;
- Supports institutional practices that both develop and sustain culturally responsive teaching and learning environments; and
- Strategically builds support for and participation in equity-related initiatives across both our internal and external communities.
Fresno City College seeks leaders who value placing the student at the center of everything we do, mentorship, and working in a collegial, collaborative environment. Leaders should be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will help them prepare for the population of students who attend Fresno City College.
The ideal candidate will share Fresno City College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. For the 2021-2022 academic year, we enrolled over 34,000 students in which 60% identify as Latinx, 11% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 5% as Black/African American, 20% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 3% as multiracial. Fresno City 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 a curriculum responsive to the students it serves.
The Counselor, Adult Education position will be responsible to:
- Providing comprehensive counseling services for students transitioning from local Adult Schools or community programs, and assisting in the organization and implementation of matriculation activities, such as orientation, assessment, counseling, and follow-up services;
- Assisting students in career exploration related to educational goals, developing student education plans (SEPs), and selection of courses;
- Collaborating with area adult schools, community partners, and the State Center Adult Education Consortium (SCAEC) to develop programs and services that increase student transfers from identified organizations;
- Collaborating with instructional and counseling faculty and staff from other departments and programs, including Financial Aid, Admissions and Records, EOPS/CARE, DSP&S, CalWORKs, Puente, IDILE, SYMBAA, USEAA, Veterans/International, TRiO Student Support Services, Athletics, and other special programs;
- Developing and facilitating individual and group workshops to area adult schools and community partners;
- Participating in the counseling, transfer and matriculation activities;
- Participating in the implementation of guided pathways, student success teams and student equity initiatives;
- Teaching courses that focus on career, college success, and transfer;
- Utilizing and keeping abreast of advanced counseling methods and student development theories that include integrating technology to support student learning and identification of career objectives;
- Assisting in curriculum development, program review, and student learning outcomes to improve student learning;
- Utilizing technology as it applies to data collection and analysis for student success;
- Serving on college committees, participatory governance, attending divisional and department meeting activities;
- Performing other duties as assigned; and
- Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.
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; or
- A valid California Community College Credential; or
- The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).
If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match exactly
as stated above, you must
petition for equivalency.)(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.)Desirable Qualifications:
Conditions of Employment:
- Recent experience working with African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students 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 relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
- Related work and professional experience;
- Experience working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, including disabled students;
- Related work and professional experience;
- Experience in designing and preparing Student Education Plans (SEPs) for community college students;
- Experience working with adult education students in a variety of settings;
- Experience teaching college success courses;
- Knowledge and utilization of instructional best practices for students in the classroom;
- Knowledge of current transfer policies and admission requirements of CSU’s and UC’s;
- Creative marketing skills to enhance student use of counseling services;
- Knowledge of California Community College’s matriculation processes;
- Knowledge of transfer agreements between community colleges to meet transfer requirements;
- Proficient at utilizing available computer applications and technology related to program coordination, counseling, and instruction in a timely and effective manner;
- Experience working effectively with student success programs such as EOPS/CARE,DSP&S, CalWORKs, Puente, IDILE, SYMBAA, USEAA, Veterans/International, and TRiO Student Support Services;
- Knowledge and experience interpreting and utilizing articulation agreements and transfer requirements for community college students;
- Experience in using and interpreting a variety of career assessment tools;
- Experience in developing and presenting counseling related workshops and orientation sessions;
- Experience participating in outreach activities in the community and on campus;
- Experience providing counseling and follow-up services to students on probation or academic dismissal status;
- Demonstrated ability to connect students with on and off campus resources to assist them in their college life management;
- Demonstrated ability to use a broad range of technology pertaining to data collection and analysis for student success;
- Demonstrated ability to work closely with faculty in academic divisions and engage in collegial dialogue on issues of student success and student success teams;
- Knowledge of California Community College’s guided pathways and student equity;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff; and
- Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
178 - 181 duty days per year, contingent upon funding. Duty days will be prorated based upon start of assignment.Salary and Benefits:
Starting annual salary is $70,302 – $107,695 based on education and experience. An annual doctoral stipend of $2,419 is available. 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).Selection Procedure:
Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.Additional Information:
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 advisory committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications and then determine who will be invited to interview.
The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, 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 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 Fresno City College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. FCOUN-COU (Slot #2860).
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 categorically funded position contingent upon funding. The District may fill more than one position from this pool.Additional Information about the Position:
About the CollegeAs the very first community college in California, Fresno City College has a proud history of leadership in education and preparing generations of students for their future. Fresno City College is nestled near the lively Tower District and minutes from downtown Fresno, brick buildings and towering trees tell the long story of this historic institution. It is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity, and inclusion among its faculty, classified professionals, and students. The college takes responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all students.Open Date:
MissionAs California’s first community college, Fresno City College provides access to equity-centered, quality, innovative educational programs, and support services. Committed to a culture of anti-racism, we create dynamic communities of respect and inquiry which encourage student success and lifelong learning while fostering the sustainable economic, social, and cultural development of our students and region.
VisionFresno City College aspires to build upon our equity-centered mission and further our commitment to normalize a culture of racial equity and anti-racism. As a community of educators and learners, we will use our individual and collective positions of influence, power, and privilege to foster a community of belonging, affirmation, and validation. We will courageously join as faculty, staff, and students in upholding our core values to transform lives in the Central Valley and beyond.
Core ValuesEquity-Mindedness: We call attention to patterns of inequity in student outcomes and take personal and institutional responsibility for the success of our students. We critically reassess our own practices, are race-conscious, and aware of the social and historical context of exclusionary practices in American Higher Education.
Social Justice: We are focused on removing institutional barriers, taking responsibility for and mitigating systemic barriers. We are invested in validating our students’ lived experiences through examining qualitative and quantitative data which enhances our understanding of intersectionality. This builds a foundation of data-driven solutions and responses to systemic issues.
Sustainable Social and Economic Mobility: We commit to breaking extractive, exploitative, and racist systems and practices. Servimos y empoderamos (we serve and empower) marginalized and racially-minoritized individuals, communities, and histories. With invested community partners, we build programs which foster trans-generational economic growth and prosperity.
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