Gilman Hot Springs, Riverside County / San Jacinto, Riverside County
Jul 23, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT MT. SAN JACINTO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT invites application for the position of COUNSELOR CLOSING DATE: September 3, 2014 Recruitment: 14-002 This position is categorically funded and exists based on the availability of funds. If funds cease to be available, the District may, at its discretion, implement a reduction in force that could result in the elimination of the position. JOB SUMMARY Mt. San Jacinto Community College District seeks a counselor to perform a full range of counseling functions with a diverse community college population. This is a full-time tenure-track academic position. Full-time counselors are assigned 1372 hours per work year which equates to 196 service days and are coordinated with the supervising administrator. This includes a significant amount of student contact as well as a range of additional duties. Counselors are expected to participate in college governance through Academic Senate appointments to standing committees, and/or a variety of task forces and act as a liaison to instructional departments. The assignment may include a mixture of day, evening, multi-campus and off-campus work. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES Academic counseling - Counselors provide group orientations to new students including an overview of the college experience, college regulations, and provide assistance with planning first semester class schedule. Counselors work with continuing students to develop Student Educational Plans in which students are assisted with learning how to assess, plan for, and pursue the vocational or academic program which best supports their career/life goals. Extensive knowledge of transfer requirements, articulation agreements, and vocational course patterns is essential. Counselors are also involved in follow-up and assistance to students experiencing academic difficulties, probation, and academic dismissal. Career/life counseling and development - Students are encouraged to develop self-knowledge and skills through individual and group discussions with Counselors and peers, use instruments assessing abilities, interests, values, personality styles, and use materials and programs designed to assist with educational and occupational exploration, employment trends, effective career/life decisions and transitions, goal-setting, and implementation of these goals. Professional and Student Success Program Development – Counselors must remain current in their field; develop, maintain and evaluate student success programs; and develop, maintain and review counseling department student learning outcomes. Personal counseling/crisis intervention counseling - Including the identification of and assistance to the degree practical with emotional, social, family, and personal problems which impede the student’s potential to succeed in a community college environment. Long term counseling and complex problems are referred to agencies equipped to address this level of counseling and psychotherapy. The Counselor may need to intervene, in the office, classroom, or a campus location, with a student in psychological distress. The Counselor will assess, calm the situation, and manage the crisis. The Counselor will provide counseling services within the scope of his or her training and/or refer students to the appropriate resources. Counselors will work in an environment that requires the highest level of integrity and ethics, innovative programs and ideas, teamwork, and a willingness to introduce and utilize cutting edge practices that support student success. Counselors are expected to develop relationships that foster growth and interest in the field and are open to new and innovative ideas. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES The incumbent should possess knowledge and skills necessary for successfully providing a full range of counseling services; possess good interpersonal skills, communication skills, tact, patience, and courtesy; and, possess knowledge of oral and written English language usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. The incumbent should possess the ability to become a team member and advance the goals of the counseling department; demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative programs; ability to motivate and instruct students from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds; ability to work in cooperation with colleagues, staff, administration and community groups; ability to make group presentations to students, faculty, and community; ability to interpret individual and group career/diagnostic assessments; and, ability to integrate computer technology while conducting counseling appointments, and during orientations. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. The position requires a master’s degree, or equivalent foreign degree in Counseling; OR a master’s degree, or equivalent foreign degree in a discipline reasonably related to Counseling; AND, a bachelor’s degree or equivalent foreign degree in Counseling; OR a bachelor’s degree or equivalent foreign degree in Counseling and a license as a Marriage, Family and Child Counselor valid in the State of California OR the equivalent, AND 2. A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of community college students. If you believe you are qualified for this position but do not meet minimum qualifications as stated above, you must complete and submit an Application for Equivalence with your completed application packet. This application for equivalence is available on our website as part of our application packet. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS *Recent (within the last five (5) years) Community College counseling experience * Experience with one of the following: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, Campbell Interest and Skills Survey, COPSystem, or Self Directed Search * Demonstrated computer literacy that includes using online counseling and advising tools such as EUREKA, ASSIST, UC PATHWAYS, CSU MENTOR, SARS-GRID, Datatel or other student record systems. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Mt. San Jacinto Community College is a multi-campus district. The ability to travel between campuses is essential. Training and experience in administering and interpreting personality assessment tests; the ability to effectively communicate with students in the development of individual education plans; and the ability to maintain currency in the field and maintain credential appropriate to the discipline are essential. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT This position is either all or partially categorically funded and exists based on the availability of funds. This non-teaching faculty position requires 1372 work year hours of service which equates to 196 service days and are coordinated with the supervising administrator. The salary range is from $53,642- $94,532 annually not to exceed step five (5) on the assigned salary schedule. Placement on the salary schedule will be commensurate with education and experience. Step five (5) may be exceeded if the District determines an extraordinary need or circumstances warrant the higher placement. Medical, dental and life insurance is made available, and a sizable district contribution is provided. Sick leave is earned at the rate of one day per month. STRS participation is required for retirement. This position is expected to serve District–wide, applicants may be assigned to the San Jacinto campus, the Menifee Valley campus or any District facility. The anticipated start date for this position will be late Fall, 2014 (September/October) which will mean the applicant selected may only earn a partial year of credit for tenure and/or STRS retirement purposes Additional openings that become available prior to the end of the hiring process may also be filled from the qualified applicants. APPLICATION PROCEDURES ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKETS WILL BE ACCEPTED - Each candidate must submit: 1. Completed district academic application form; 2. Letter of interest that includes a statement of philosophy regarding the role of the Community College Counselor; 3. Current resumé; 4. Three (3) current letters of reference specific for this position; 5. Unofficial transcripts of ALL upper division college-level work (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate). The successful candidate will be required to submit official transcripts at the time of hire. Note: Foreign transcripts and degrees must include an evaluation by a United States clearing house. Please note: If selected for an interview, a presentation will be required as a part of the interview process. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required application materials are received. A resume will not substitute for the information required on the application form. All materials included in the application package are for this position only and will not be returned, copied, or considered for other openings. District academic applications (printable PDF) and other application materials are available on our website at Applications may also be obtained by visiting the Human Resources Office, Building 200, Room 220 at the address noted below. Applicants may contact the Human Resources Office at (951) 487-3165 ext. 1114 (24 hour job line); e-mail:; fax: (951) 654-5971, or TDD: (951) 654-2098. Please submit your completed application packet to: Mt. San Jacinto Community College District Human Resources Department 1499 N. State Street San Jacinto, CA 92583 To ensure consideration, a complete application packet must be received in Human Resources by September 3, 2014. A resumé will not substitute for the information required on the application form. Application screening will begin shortly after September 3, 2014 and only the most qualified candidates will receive further consideration. TRAVEL EXPENSES ARE NOT COVERED BY THE DISTRICT THE COLLEGE THE COLLEGE Mt. San Jacinto Community College (MSJC) is a single-college, multi-campus district that serves the needs of students within a 1,700-square-mile area of western Riverside County. This is one of the fastest growing community colleges in the state and it is expected to continue growing for some time. Currently, the District serves more than 22,000 students a year on two campuses, San Jacinto and Menifee Valley, Temecula Education Complex and numerous locations throughout the district. The District also has the San Gorgonio Pass Service Center to provide registration, testing and other services for residents of the San Gorgonio Pass area. The District provides a comprehensive education that includes transfer to four-year universities, technical, vocational, non-credit and community service programs. Mt. San Jacinto College, a California Community College, offers accessible, innovative, comprehensive and quality educational programs and services to diverse, dynamic and growing communities both within and beyond traditional geographic boundaries. We support life-long learning and student success by utilizing proven educational methodologies as determined by collaborative institutional planning and assessment. To meet economic and workforce development needs, MSJC provides students with basic skills, general and career education that lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates. Our commitment to student learning empowers students with the skills and knowledge needed to effect positive change and enhance the world in which we live. Applicants who need assistance in the application and/or hiring process should contact the Human Resources Department as soon as possible. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. The Board assures that all employees and applicants for employment will be provided equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or veteran status. Equal Opportunity Employer Website: