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Adjunct Pool: Counselor (CCAP/Pathways)

Merced College
$59.82 - $77.33 Hourly

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Adjunct Pool: Counselor (CCAP/Pathways)

Salary: $59.82 - $77.33 Hourly
Job Type: Part Time
Job Number: 20230131
Closing: 6/30/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Merced College, CA

Open pool for academic year 2023-2024additional compensation for doctorate

Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Incorporated in 1889, Merced offers historical sites, affordable housing, and access to the Bay Area and Sacramento, and is the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra mountains as well as home to the University of California Merced campus. Our tree-shaded growing community of 90,000 includes multiple biking and walking trails as well as access to several lakes - large and small - throughout the county. The college is currently in a time of exciting innovation.

Merced College Mission
At Merced College, students are our focus, and we are known by their success. We transform lives through education and workforce development.

Merced College Vision
Enriching our community through educational experiences and support services:
  • Degree/Certificate Programs
  • Transfer
  • Career Technical Education
  • Workforce Training
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Basic Skills
  • Community Engagement
  • Merced College promotes student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, and institutional effectiveness, all with a focus on student achievement.

    General Description:

    Adjunct Counselor: Dual Enrollment/CCAP (Multiple Sites)

    Dual Enrollment allows high school students to earn college credit for college courses completed while still in high school; those courses may also count towards the student's high school diploma. This is a part-time Counseling position within Dual Enrollment Area under the general direction of the Dean of Student Services and funded with categorical funds based on grant availability. Dual Enrollment Counselors provide academic and vocational counseling; develop educational plans that may include the use of Dual Enrollment/CCAP courses offered on high school campuses within our service area. The maximum counseling load is 10 units per semester, which may include evening and weekend hours.

    Examples of Duties

    Essential Functions:
    • Assess and assist the whole student, including cultural differences and/or disabling conditions
    • Communicate effectively
    • Provide accurate academic/vocational information
    • Implement innovative and flexible counseling methods to increase matriculation rates among non-traditional students
    • Function as a student advocate facilitating the resolution of college related problems
    • Work independently and in small groups on educational projects

    Typical Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an acceptable accredited institution 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
  • Bachelor's degree from an acceptable accredited institution in one of the above listed degrees and a current license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) valid in California OR
  • Community College Instructor Credential in Counseling OR
  • The equivalent
  • Promote and incorporate culturally affirming DEIA and anti-racist principles to nurture and create a respectful, inclusive, and equitable learning and work environment. In conducting their duties, staff members shall respect and acknowledge the diversity of students and colleagues.
  • Preferred:
    • Currently working as a grades 9-12 counselor on a high school campus within the Merced College service area
    • Experience with the use of the ARIES student information system widely used at K-12 sites within the Merced College service area
    • Understanding of student support programs and services that increase retention, completion, and academic success
    • Experience with the use of Student MIS systems and computer-based educational planning software
    • Knowledge of: current Student Success and Support Program requirements and processes; current technology skills related to counseling and a willingness to pursue future technological developments Familiarity and/or experience working with programs that aid socio-economically disadvantaged and/or academically underprepared students
    • College level counseling and teaching experience

    Supplemental Information

    How to Apply:
  • Submit a complete application by the closing date/time on the Merced College career pages at

  • Required Documentation:
  • Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position (cover letter).
  • Resume.
  • List of three professional references (no reference letters permitted).
  • Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree. Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.
  • Diversity Statement: The Merced College District has a diverse staff and student population. As such, applicants must demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community at large. Please describe how your professional experience would contribute to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please do not include any personally identifying information. Limit your response to one (1) page.

  • If Applicable:
  • Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation completed by an approved organization per the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Equivalency Review Form (Required for applicants who do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency)
  • Only the required documentation as listed above will be accepted for this recruitment. Any additional documentation will be removed from your application profile.

    Interview Information:
    Those applicants deemed highly qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews. Interviews will be scheduled on site.

    Employee Benefits:
    Sick leave, faculty employed on a part-time hourly basis shall earn sick leave credit at the rate of one (1) hour for each twenty (20) hours of paid service.

    Condition of Employment:
    The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States. Merced College does not sponsor visas. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. The applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
    Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office. Merced Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Established in 1962, Merced College enrolls over 11,000 students annually at its main campus in Merced, California, and at its campus in Los Banos, California, and several off-campus sites. The college serves the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, which leads the world in agricultural production. The area is rich in educational opportunity, with campuses of the University of California and the California State University nearby. World-renowned Yosemite Valley is only a short drive away.

    Merced College is known for its commitment to student success and its service orientation. It leads comparable institutions in securing grants to support instructional programs, and provides additional support to students through numerous study centers and other learning support. The college has an outstanding Learning Resources Center that regularly hosts visiting authors as well as cultural events.  

    Merced College provides transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs. Merced College serves as a gateway to the future, providing accessible, affordable, and relevant education and workforce training for students in our richly diverse region. The college offers programs of study that lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates. Merced College provides basic skills and non-credit courses, as well as community education for personal and professional enrichment.

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