Ventura, Ventura County
Feb 10, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling

Ventura County Community College District

Posting Number: 0602342  
Position: Full Time  
Percent Position: 100%  
Months 11  
Employee Type Academic Regular  
Job Category Faculty  

Brief Description:

This is a tenure-track position.

Under the general supervision of a dean, a Counselor provides comprehensive counseling, career guidance, and advisement services to students from diverse backgrounds for the purpose of developing and facilitating the attainment of their academic, vocational and personal objectives.

The initial assignment will be at MOORPARK COLLEGE. All academic employees are subject to assignment in any college of the District depending upon staffing needs as defined within the terms of the VCCCD/AFT Agreement. Nontraditional assignments such as evening, weekend, or off-site assignments may be made with consent of faculty member, management or when special conditions exist on a campus as defined within the terms of the VCCCD/AFT agreement.

Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and experience in placement on the salary schedule. Contract is based on an 11 month year to begin with the fall semester 2014. Fringe benefits include family medical, dental and vision insurance plans.

Job Duties:
Provide comprehensive academic, personal and vocational counseling to students; assist students in developing their educational plans and acquisition of college survival skills; foster academic success to retain students; assist students in the selection of a course of study, major, or certificate program. E

Refer students to appropriate support services, programs, resources, and other professionals based on need and eligibility for assistance; monitor academic progress; and counsel students on academic probation. E

Develop individual plans with students preparing to enter the labor market; identify skill training needs and opportunities for student internship, job search, work experience/work-study and employment. E

Counsel students regarding career choices, goal setting, and decision making; provide information on the matriculation process and program requirements at other colleges or universities. E

Assist in the development of outreach activities to identify and recruit eligible students and facilitate their enrollment in the college. E

Conduct orientation events to familiarize students with the location and function of college programs and services, including the application and registration process, academic and grading standards, college terminology, course add and drop procedures and related rules, and financial aid application procedures. E

Maintain current, accurate records of counseling sessions; assist in compiling statistical data and prepare reports related to program operations, activities, and progress. E

Assist in the preparation of counseling-related publications and presentation of workshops for targeted populations. E

Advocate for students with special needs and collaborate with college instructors, counselors, and other campus and community resources to assist students in the pursuit of their educational goals. E

Assist in the development and implementation of programs focusing on access and retention for targeted populations. E

Provide work direction to others.

Perform related duties as assigned.

E=Essential Duty

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook.

Master's degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development, marriage and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling, OR the equivalent* OR possession of an appropriate California Community College Credential.

(NOTE: A bachelor's degree in one of the above listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline.)

All coursework must be from a recognized accredited college or university.

*Applicants must meet the stated minimum qualifications by the date the application is submitted or complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency if they wish to be considered. If your degree does not specifically match one of the degrees listed in the minimum qualifications, you must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency and attach it to your application.

For further details regarding equivalency criteria, please download the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency available at  

Knowledge Of:
• Principles and practices of effective counseling
• Concepts of human growth and development, including an understanding of developmental crises, disability, psychopathology, and situational and environmental factors that affect behavior
• Methods of planning, coordinating, and implementing projects and events
• Theory and methods of administering and interpreting assessments and standardized tests
• Techniques and methods of providing career guidance
• Community college curricula
• Matriculation standards among California secondary and higher education systems
• Education and training required for entry into specific career fields
• Growth industries and occupations within the local and regional labor market
• Community and campus resources, services, programs, and professionals available to students
• Methods of gathering, analyzing, and preparing data
• Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
• Modern computing technology to access student information systems
• Record keeping techniques

Ability To:
• Serve students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other unique characteristics
• Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with respect, sensitivity, and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships, both on and off-campus
• Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
• Gather, analyze, and prepare data
• Determine accommodations necessary to facilitate student access to college programs and services
• Evaluate and verify assessment documentation from outside sources  

Physical Abilities
Operate a computer terminal keyboard and other office equipment

Exchange information and make presentations  

Requested Start Date: 07/01/2014 
Work Week/Hours Hours to be determined based on the needs of the Nursing Department.

Closing Date 03-16-2014

To apply, visit:

Required Applicant Documents:
Documents not to exceed 2mb maximum
Letter of Application

Required Selection Process:
The following must be submitted for your application to be considered:

*Completed Application for Academic Employment


*Letter of Application

*Official or unofficial college/university transcripts demonstrating attainment of minimum qualifications, (An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. Instructors will not be allowed to start working until official transcripts have been received.)

*Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency, if applicable.

*Letters of recommendation (recommended, not required)

NOTE: Foreign transcript evaluation is required for foreign coursework used to meet minimum qualifications and must be included with your application materials. For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit

Candidates not possessing the minimum qualifications as stated above must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency, explaining in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above. The Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency is available on the VCCCD employment homepage at


A screening committee will review and screen all applications and associated materials. Those candidates deemed by the committee to be most qualified for the position will be invited to an interview. When completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire, it is important to outline in detail your education, training (classes, seminars, workshops), and experience; you will be evaluated based upon the information provided.

Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department, in writing, of the need for a reasonable accommodation no later than the filing date stated on the job announcement. The request should include a description of the type and extent of the accommodation being requested.  

Salary Range: $51,425 - $107,990 (11 month salary)
Starting Salary: $51,425 - $89,992 (11 month salary)  

Special Instructions to Applicants
The letter of application must include date, your name, position and location for which you are applying. Your sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students must also be included. The letter should give the screening committee a better understanding of how you will contribute as a fully participating member of the VCCCD.

Official transcripts providing confirmation that you meet the minimum educational requirement must be presented to the Human Resources Department prior to beginning employment. If you do not have official transcripts, it is advised that you order your transcripts in the event they are needed.

The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Supplemental Questions:
The following questions will be asked of all applicants.

When you apply for this position, you may wish to compose your responses to the supplemental questions in a separate document that can be edited, saved, and pasted into the applicable online application supplemental question response fields. This will prevent the unintended loss of data, as the system will automatically log you out after 60 minutes of inactivity.

What are your areas of specialization within the discipline?

Please provide the days and hours you are available to work.

How did you learn about this job vacancy?

Are you requesting consideration based on equivalent qualifications? (Note: If you do not meet the minimum qualifications, you must complete and attach the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency)