San Diego Community College District
San Diego City College
San Diego City College, located in vibrant downtown San Diego, seeks two Contract Counselors assigned to General Counseling to develop and execute intentional programming, services, and support specifically addressing Latinx student populations. The Counselor Coordinator will be responsible for offering strategic direction in improving access, retention, persistence, and completion for Latinx student populations. This includes researching and developing strategies to increase student success through counseling services, coordinating related events, activities, support, while also defining and providing resources. The Counselor Coordinator will provide leadership to SD City College to deliver services and activities that are sensitive to cultural differences, promoting access and student success. Furthermore, the Counselor Coordinator will help advance institutional priorities related to Latinx student populations, including the Equity and Achievement Program goals and objectives. This is a restricted non-tenure track position contingent upon funding.
Under the direction of the Dean of Student Development and Matriculation, provide resources to assist students in meeting their personal, educational, and career objectives, including the selection of evaluation instruments; orientation to academic programs and services; degree, certificate, and transfer counseling; research; liaison with instructional departments; and outreach to other educational institutions. San Diego City College is a multi-cultural institution committed to providing open access to all who can benefit from instruction and to meeting the diverse and ever-changing educational, cultural, and economic needs of the urban core and surrounding communities of San Diego.
1. Coordinate a variety of activities which inform the community about educational opportunities and programs available in the District while providing guidance and leadership to SD City College as it relates to improving experiences and outcomes of Latinx student populations, leading to increased retention and completion.
2. Develop, recommend, and implement student support services to enhance the Latinx student experience and increase student access, retention, persistence, and completion of academic programs. This includes co-curricular programs and services.
3. Perform academic counseling for current and prospective Latinx students, and refer accordingly to support services and faculty to assist them in determining appropriate educational goals.
4. Assist in collecting data and information to help create annual reports, including recommendations for improving Latinx student outcomes based on results on previous years.
5. Assist current and entering Latinx students to complete educational plans to assure timely completion of academic programs.
6. Provide individual and group career counseling by providing information, including assessment tools, research, and planning.
7. Assist students in finding appropriate in-school resources, as well as outside agencies, to assist in resolving problems and crises (including mental health) which interfere with their functioning as students.
8. Provide counseling services and course offerings for study skills and motivation, as well as information regarding specific curricula, college catalog, college regulations, fees, and resources, including transfer programs; provide counseling services for probationary or disqualified Latinx students; resolve student learning problems in cooperation with the instructional program.
9. Provide counseling services, including workshops and orientations, to respective Latinx students including those in special programs, such as students in financial aid, foreign students, undocumented or mixed status, veterans, and disabled students, including counseling for both occupational and transfer students.
10. Participate in the evaluation of institutional practices and programs as they affect Latinx students; plan and conduct relevant research in areas such as academic skill levels of new students, reasons for student attrition, and follow-up data on transfer of students.
11. Develop and teach courses in Personal Growth or related subject areas as part of regular Counselor assignment; participate in evaluation of instructional materials and recommend catalog revisions as necessary.
12. Confer with faculty regarding individual students; serve as a resource for faculty in dealing with individual student concerns.
13. Participate in campus wide and district committees and work collaboratively with Counseling, other departments, and larger community to identify and address equity gaps.
14. Participate in professional development as required to maintain current knowledge of counseling and instructional models.
15. Maintain cooperative work relationships across campus and departments.
16. Perform related duties as assigned.
(a) Master’s degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in the discipline of the faculty member’s assignment. (b) Master’s degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in a discipline reasonably related to the faculty member’s assignment and possession of a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in the discipline of the faculty member’s assignment.
Skills and Abilities:
- Applicable sections of the California Education Code.
- Counseling techniques, both individually and group in a higher education setting.
- Principles and practices of counseling within a community college environment.
- Requirements for various degree programs.
- Research techniques.
- Rules, regulations, and policies of assigned programs.
- Technical aspects of field of specialty.
- Tests and their use and interpretation for career and educational counseling.
- Multilingual in English and 1) Spanish, 2) Arabic 3) Farsi, or Other Languages.
- Teach and facilitate individual and group sessions.
- Analyze a situation correctly and adopt effective course of action.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Counsel current and prospective students individually and in groups.
- Establish effective relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the business community. Interpret, apply, and explain policies and procedures.
- Make persuasive and articulate presentations before groups.
1. Valid California driver’s license.
This is a restricted, non-tenured track position that could continue, based upon renewal of funding annually by the California Community College system.Class 1, Step C – Class 6, Step C ($6,652.70 – $8,490.72) per month based on the current AFT – COLLEGE Faculty Monthly Salary Schedule.
Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 and A2.2 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable.
The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer-paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 – Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made with-in the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.
To apply, visit: https://www.sdccdjobs.com
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
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