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Pro-Rata Faculty - Counseling

Centralia College
Centralia College

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Job Title: Pro-Rata Faculty - Counseling
Location: Centralia College
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 13753
About Us Centralia College is on a 30-acre campus of modern buildings set among walking paths, lawns, and native plantings just a few blocks from the heart of Centralia, Washington. The college has served students in the Lewis County region since 1925 and is the oldest continuously operating community college in Washington State. The city of Centralia is a historic railroad and river shipping hub with a vibrant downtown and railway station.

As a comprehensive community college, Centralia College offers academic transfer and workforce programs, as well as adult basic education, English as a Second Language (ESL), and personal enrichment classes. The college also offers five Bachelor of Applied Science degrees.

In addition to the main campus in Centralia, Centralia College East in Morton is a smaller site that serves the needs of students in east Lewis County. Centralia College is committed to the success of all students, and thus also provides educational programs at two corrections centers in southwest Washington and one juvenile facility. In total, the college serves more than 4,800 students annually. For nearly 100 years, several generations of Lewis County residents have looked to Centralia College for their education and training needs.

Centralia College is committed to student success, academic excellence, and enhancing and supporting our diverse community in an inclusive and equitable learning environment. We encourage applicants with demonstrated experience collaborating with, and serving, people from a wide range of backgrounds.

For more information on Centralia College and the Centralia area, call 360-736-9391 or visit

Job Description Centralia College is committed to student success, academic excellence, and supporting our community in an inclusive and equitable learning enviroment. Working in the Advising Center, the primary purpose of this pro-rata faculty position is to provide intake and ongoing academic advising. This faculty position will align the outlined contract days with the needs of student advising, and will have a significant summer commitment. Although this position is heavily focused on advising, there will be opportunities to teach student success courses as needed.

This will be a 2/3 (67%) position contracted for 177 days to be distributed between summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Duties and Responsibilities 60% advising and career planning with students:

    Effectively work with students to identify career goals and select programs and courses intended to meet those goals.Guide students, primarily Running Start students, through various college processes in order to be successful.Advise students on a quarterly basis and track student progress throughout program completion.Serve as the primary intake advisor for the Counseling Center.
7% instruction, curriculum development and assessment of student learning and program outcomes.

    Serve the needs of students who represent a board spectrum of ages, abilities, ethnicities, and educational and cultural backgrounds; infuse multicultural perspectives into course content and delivery.Collaborate with Adjunct faculty student success course instructors to integrate accepted learning techniques.Assess student learning and revise curriculum as needed.Use a Learning Management System (LMS) and other types of technology in a manner that enhances student learning and outcomes.Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through pedagogical practices and curriculum development.Serve on campus committees that support the college's mission.

    Master's Degree in Education, Human Services, Mental Health, Counseling, or closely related field; AND 2 years of relevant work experience in an educational setting.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Knowledge of Higher Education Systems: Understanding of college admission processes, financial aid options, academic programs, and campus resources.Understanding of Student Development: Knowledge of theories and practices related to student development, including academic, personal, and career development.Communication Skills: Ability to effectively communicate with diverse populations, including students, parents, faculty, and staff, both verbally and in writing.Advising Techniques: Familiarity with advising techniques such as active listening, goal setting, and problem-solving to assist students in achieving their academic and career goals.Assessment and Evaluation: Ability to assess students' needs, evaluate their progress, and adjust advising strategies accordingly.Cultural Competency: Awareness of and sensitivity to cultural, social, and economic diversity among college students, and the ability to provide equitable and inclusive advising services.Technology Proficiency: Comfort with using technology for tasks such as scheduling appointments, maintaining student records, and accessing online resources.Collaboration and Teamwork: Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across campus departments to support student success and coordinate resources.Problem-Solving Skills: Capacity to identify challenges students may face and develop appropriate solutions or referrals to campus support services.Ethical and Legal Compliance: Understanding of ethical principles and legal requirements related to student confidentiality, privacy laws, and professional conduct in advising.Continuous Learning: Commitment to staying informed about trends and developments in higher education, advising best practices, and relevant policies and regulations.Empathy and Supportive Attitude: Demonstrated empathy and a supportive attitude towards students, recognizing and respecting their individual strengths, challenges, and aspirations.
Preferred Qualifications
    Teaching experience, preferably in a Higher Education setting.Experience in student advising or career planning.Skills necessary to assess curriculum and or objective effectiveness.Work or educational experience working with diverse, underrepresented or traditionally marginalized populations.Experience in collaborating or working in a team environment in order to achieve common goals.
Physical Requirements The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee must be able to stand and/or walk for over 30% of the work day; bend; stoop and twist at the waist frequently; reach from knees to shoulder-level frequently and above shoulder-level occasionally; perform repetitive arm/hand motion constantly; occasional handling and/or grasping; hearing should be within normal limits to be able to communicate with students and staff; and must have clear vision, with or without correction to constantly notice details.

Conditions of Employment

This is a 2/3 (67%) pro-rata faculty appointment with employment expected to begin Summer Quarter 2024, subject to state legislative funding. The State of Washington provides a comprehensive benefits package for all state employees.

Centralia College faculty are represented by the Centralia College Federation of Teachers, Local No.4469, AFT/AAFL-CIO.

DEADLINE: The screening committee will begin their review on April 29, 2024. Position is open until filled.


Placement on the established faculty salary schedule is dependent upon education and teaching experience.The salary range for a 177-day contract is $45,028.69 - $67,519.25.

Application Process
Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:

  • Online Application
  • Cover Letter that addresses your interest in the position, how you meet the qualification (including preferred qualifications), and your ability to perform the responsibilities described in this announcement.
  • Detailed CV of all educational and professional experience that demonstrates how you meet position’s qualifications.
  • List of at least three professional references with contact information.
Eligibility to Work

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Background Check

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

EEO Statement

Centralia College has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we strongly urge all qualified applicants, especially people of color, persons of disability, women, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans, to apply. Centralia College is an Equal Opportunity employer.

It is the policy of Centralia College to assure equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age (over 40), religion, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

Centralia College does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Designated Title II, VI, VII, IX, Section 504, ADA compliance officer: Vice President for Human Resources and Equity, Hanson Hall Room 101, Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia WA 98531-4099, (360)623-8943.

The Human Resources Office is accessible for persons with disabilities. Those who need disability accommodation in the application/employment process, please call (360)623-8943.

Jeanne Clery Statement

Notice of Availability of Annual Security Report—Centralia College's Annual Crime/Security Report is available here, containing mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, required statistics, and other related information. To obtain a paper copy of the report, please call 360-623-8947.

Title IX Statement

Centralia College is compliant with Title IX best practices. For more information visit, Title IX.


As the oldest continuously operating two-year public college in the state of Washington (founded in 1925), Centralia College has a rich heritage of transfer, workforce, and basic skills programs serving the community. The college serves Lewis and south Thurston counties with a population of over 75,000.

A community college in the truest sense, we are in the center of Centralia on a tree-lined, 30+ acre campus. Our enrollment averages 10, 444 total annual students with 2,300 full-time equivalent (FTEs), and we employ about 260 full-time employees.

Centralia College helps you pursue goals that lead to successful careers at regional, national, and international levels. Our graduates can transfer to any four-year college in the state or compete for jobs after completing one of our workforce programs. We now offer bachelor degree programs.

Mission Statement

Improving people's lives through life-long learning.

Distance Learning

In addition to our face-to-face degree and certificate programs, you can earn your associate degree completely online. Instructors who not only have real-world experience in their field, but also maintain solid connections with industry employers can help you land a job.

The Region

The college is located in southwest Washington on the 1-5 corridor midway between Seattle and Portland, in a beautifully green area of forests and farmland. Wide fertile valleys are bordered by picturesque Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range on the east, and the Willapa Hills on the west. Puget Sound and Hood Canal to the north and the Columbia River and famous Columbia River Gorge and Mount St. Helens to the south are within a short commute from the college. The populace enjoys the mild climate of the Pacific Northwest with low mean temperatures of 38 in January and a high mean of 78 in July.

Centralia College East

Centralia College East (CCEast), located in Morton, represents Centralia College's dedication to meeting educational needs of the residents of central and eastern Lewis County. CCEast provides registration services, educational advising and tutoring, Running Start, career counseling, assistance with financial aid, adult literacy tutoring, GED, T.E.E.N. program for pregnant and parenting teens, placement testing (COMPASS), and online access to Centralia College's library resources. Some classes connect CCEast students to the main campus via interactive television. The CCEast Organization of Students offers additional activities for students.

Garrett Heyns Education Center

The Garrett Heyns Education Center (GHEC) is located within the Washington Corrections Center, a medium security correctional facility situated on a 455-acre site three miles north of the city of Shelton. The Corrections Center is located 50 miles north of Centralia College's main campus and houses approximately 1,600 inmates. Centralia College has participated in an interagency agreement with the Department of Corrections to provide educational services for offenders since 1975. GHEC is a branch campus of Centralia College.

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