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Counselor (Part-Time Faculty Pool) Fresno City College

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Title:

Counselor (Part-Time Faculty Pool) Fresno City College

Campus Location:

Fresno City College

Essential 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:

  1. Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
  2. Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
  3. Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
  4. Supports institutional practices that both develop and sustain culturally responsive teaching and learning environments; and
  5. 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. 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 curriculum responsive to the students it serves.
Providing services at Fresno City College, the Counselor will cover a full range of counseling responsibilities including academic, career, transfer and personal counseling to a diverse student population. The successful candidate for the Counselor position will be responsible for:

  • Providing comprehensive counseling services for students including academic, career, personal and life transitions counseling on an appointment basis;
  • Providing group counseling sessions, orientations, and workshops;
  • Assisting students in clarifying their educational goals, selection of courses, and developing Student Educational Plans (SEPs);
  • Monitoring student progress through comprehensive electronic data systems;
  • Maintaining close working relationships with program and other instructional faculty, feeder high schools, and community resources agencies;
  • Working with a diverse population of students to emphasize strategies for educational planning and transfer preparation;
  • 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;
  • Providing counseling services specific to the needs of students on academic probation or disqualification;
  • Counseling with broad range of community college counseling services, including career and educational planning, orientation, transfer, veteran services, student recruitment, and personal counseling;
  • Instruction in counseling classes for job preparation, career planning, study skills, transfer preparation, or group dynamics;
  • Assignment may also include multimedia classroom presentations and advising, large group presentations, implementing retention strategies, integrating technology into counseling
    functions, working with students and faculty members and other counselors;
  • Participate in the implementation of student success strategies;
  • Involvement in committee work and strategic planning efforts;
  • Implementation of student learning outcomes;
  • Perform other established duties and responsibilities of counselors;
  • Assume such other duties as may be assigned by the Dean of Student Services;
  • Flexibility as duties may include extended day, evening and weekend assignments;
  • Communicate effectively with students and staff and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of faculty as required by Administrative Regulation 7122; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

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 practices; 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).

Notes:
  • 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.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • 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 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 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, students with disabilities;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with computers, and other technologies, which are utilized in providing high-quality instruction and support to students;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff;
  • Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals;
  • Experience in designing and preparing Student Educational Plans (SEPs) for community college students;
  • Experience teaching courses in career and personal development and/or conducting workshops;
  • Knowledge of California Community Colleges matriculation processes;
  • Knowledge of student development theories pertaining to community college students;
  • Ability to develop and maintain counseling notes in Datatel, SARS, or similar electronic record keeping software in a timely and effective manner;
  • Experience working effectively with student success programs;
  • 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;
  • The ability to connect students with on/off campus resources to assist them in their college life management;
  • Ability to use a broad range of technology pertaining to data collection and analysis for student success; and
  • Ability to work closely with faculty in academic divisions and engage in collegial dialogue on issues of student success.

Salary and Benefits:


For more information on salary and benefits, please refer to the SCCCD & SCFT Part-Time Faculty Agreement

Selection Procedure:

The selection and hiring process for part-time faculty positions is governed by the hiring department. Should there be an interest in your application, the hiring department will contact you directly with any questions and/or to extend an opportunity to interview.

Please note: This position does not have a closing date and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. By applying for this position, you understand that you will be placed in a continuous pool. Start dates may vary. If at any time you are no longer interested in this position, please withdraw your application. Your application will remain on file for 18 months. If you are not interviewed/selected for a position within the 18 months and still wish to pursue employment, a new application will be required.

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

Additional Information:

Continuous Recruitment
This posting has been created to establish an applicant pool for part-time faculty positions. Applications will be reviewed by members of the hiring department when vacancies arise.

Additional Information about the Position:

About the College
As 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.

Mission
As 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.

Vision
Fresno 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 Values
Equity-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.

FCC Institutional Research Site

Open Until Filled:

No

Quick Link:

https://scccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/5089

Organization

State Center Community College District (SCCCD) was formed in 1964 when it assumed control of Fresno City College and Reedley College. SCCCD serves approximately one million people and 18 unified and high school districts in more than 5,500 square miles of urban and rural territory, including most of Fresno and Madera counties and portions of Kings and Tulare counties. SCCCD is governed by a seven-member board of trustees who represent seven trustee areas. Total district enrollment for the fall semester 2012 is over 34,000 students. SCCCD is a merit system district with over 2,300 faculty and classified staff represented by the California School Employees Association (CSEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The total operating budget for SCCCD in 2012-13 is $168 million. 

Fresno City College, established in 1910, enrolls in excess of 22,000 students and offers more than 100 associate of arts and science degree programs and 60 certificate of achievement programs in vocational/occupational areas. Reedley College, established in 1926, is located in Reedley (approximately 25 miles southeast of Fresno) and enrolls approximately 6,200 students in a variety of courses and degree programs in occupational education and the arts and sciences. SCCCD operates three educational centers with a combined enrollment of approximately 8,300 students. The Willow International, Madera and Oakhurst centers offer programs in general education for transfer and two-year degrees. In addition, the district offers occupational and technical training at its Career and Technology Center and the Training Institute.

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