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General Counselor (Transfer Focus) (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

Company: San Mateo County Community College District
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

General Counselor (Transfer Focus) (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.If you would like to -bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.Please see Special Instructions for more details. Required Application Materials

All applicants are required to submit: 1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position)
2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and teaching experience (including courses taught), and other work experience
3. Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (copies accepted) Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts may be submitted with the application; official copies will be required at the time of hire.
4. Your cover letter must include a discussion of the following questions:

  • What are the best strategies for supporting students who have been historically marginalized to transfer to universities?
  • Share your thoughts on how state and federal policies impact students' transfer.
  • Think of the most successful class or workshop you have taught. How is your teaching approach culturally responsive to the students you serve?
  • Please share your experience around program coordination. What were the key factors in creating that success for racially-minoritized and other underserved disproportionately disadvantaged students?
    If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact:
    SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
    3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
    Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax (650) 574-6574
    Email: smccdjobs@smccd.edu
    Web Page: https://smccd.edu/humanresources/

    Position Information Posting Number Posting Number 2014381F Position Title Position Title General Counselor (Transfer Focus) (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position) Location Location College of San Mateo Department Department Counseling CSM (DEPT) Position Number Position Number 4F0235 Percentage of Full Time Percentage of Full Time The work year is 175 days (10 months of service). FLSA FLSA Exempt (does not accrue overtime) Months per Year 10 If other, please specify Salary Range Salary Range Depending on educational credentials, placement can range from $83,796 to $117,948 per year. Position Type Position Type Faculty Positions Posting Text Who We Are The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District's Strategic Plan, "success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals." The District's "Students First" Strategic Plan is focused on "Student Success, Equity and Social Justice." We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences - emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

    The College and the District College of San Mateo ( CSM ) is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is a Hispanic Serving Institution and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution. The college enrolls approximately 15,000 students each academic year. CSM has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on College of San Mateo's Office of Planning, Research, Innovation, & Effectiveness ( PRIE ) website.

    The President has called for the college community to be student-focused, always find a way to get to "yes" as one team, and serve local communities to the best of our abilities. The college recognizes the need for all students to achieve their goals and recognizes that as an institution we are stronger together. To learn more about CSM's antiracism and justice-centered efforts, please read our Solidarity Statement . Who We Want We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:

    1) Understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;

    2) Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;

    3) Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;

    4) Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to make them more culturally responsive; and

    5) Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.

    The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.

    The Position The College seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in Counseling. The ideal candidate will share the College's commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. This position reports to the Dean of Counseling, Advising, & Matriculation. The duties of this counselor will cover the full range of general counseling responsibilities including academic, career, and personal counseling with both individuals and groups and teaching discipline-specific courses.

    The anticipated start date for this position is Fall 2024.

    Duties and Responsibilities The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
    • Provide comprehensive in-person and online counseling services to students, including academic, career, and personal counseling on a drop-in and appointment basis
    • Provide group counseling sessions, orientations, workshops, and other activities to support student transfer success
    • Develop, coordinate, and/or implement comprehensive transfer counseling services and programs
    • Provide transfer application support and assist students with waitlist/denial notices and transfer appeals
    • Serve as transfer lead for the Counseling Division and assist with transfer-related training
    • Develop comprehensive educational plans for graduation and transfer, based on student's academic needs
    • Assist students in the exploration and research of transfer majors and colleges/universities, both in and out-of-state
    • Monitor student performance and progress, including transfer and retention, and maintain appropriate documentation and records
    • Collaborate and consult with the Transfer Center, Counseling Division, and Admissions & Records staff and faculty to support ongoing training, program development and program management
    • Coordinate and support campus-wide transfer-focused events
    • Collaborate with instructional and counseling faculty and staff to assist students in accessing, understanding and utilizing counseling services, college success services, and transfer resources
    • Lead and represent the Transfer Center in campus-wide initiatives and governance committees
    • Participate in transfer club and transfer team meetings
    • Develop and teach college success and transfer-focused courses and workshops
    • Collaborate with faculty and staff in special programs to maximize student transfer success and equitable outcomes
    • Participate in divisional and college-wide shared governance committees
    • Perform other duties as required by contract, collective bargaining agreement, and general institutional needs
    • Participate in pre-collegiate outreach and in-reach activities that promote transfer awareness for all students Minimum Qualifications
      • Master's or above 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 the equivalent (see below) ( NOTE : 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.)
      • Minimum of one (1) year of experience providing transfer counseling to community college students
      • Knowledge and experience in enhancing the retention of students from diverse racial, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds
      • Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic,socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as these factors relate to the need for equity minded-practice both within and outside of the classroom Physical Requirements Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application indicating one of the following:

        Degree Equivalence
        The applicant possesses a degree(s) with similar content to those listed for the relevant discipline. The name of the degree is close to that specified on the Disciplines List but the degree either has a different title or area of expertise or the coursework is slightly different.

        Academic Background Equivalence
        Related to disciplines in which a Master's Degree is not generally expected or available. The applicant must have completed at least 24 semester units of coursework in the academic field and must possess at least the equivalent level of achievement and the equivalent in breadth, depth of understanding, and rigor in each of the following:

        i) a broad cultural education usually met by the general education requirements for any Bachelor's or Associate's Degree, and

        ii) a detailed study of the discipline in breadth, depth, and rigor, usually met by course work required for the degree major.

        Professional Achievement Equivalence
        The applicant must have completed the General Education requirements for that degree and show evidence of outstanding professional achievement and/or substantial training in the requested field. The applicant must submit substantial evidence, which demonstrates that his/her preparation, teaching experience, work experience, and ability are equivalent to those expected from a person who meets the minimum qualifications.

        Knowledge, Skills and Abilities The screening committee will select for interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:
        • Experience in developing comprehensive student educational plans (SEPs) for graduation and transfer, based on students' academic goals
        • Experience in supporting students with the exploration and research of transfer majors and colleges/universities, both in and out-of-state
        • Knowledge of legislative policies that impact transfer and articulation
        • Comprehensive knowledge and experience applying state-wide college and university transfer admissions requirements, articulation agreements, policies, and procedures for counseling community college students
        • Experience in the development, coordination, and implementation of comprehensive counseling services and programs
        • Knowledge of counseling and student development theories and relevant applications to program development
        • Experience supporting students in crisis
        • Familiarity with program performance evaluation
        • Experience in developing counseling-related workshops and orientation sessions
        • Experience in the development of workshops and training for students, faculty, and classified professionals
        • Experience in teaching classes and workshops related to academic, transfer, and career counseling
        • Proficient in the use of technology to retrieve student, college/transfer, and career information and resources
        • Demonstrated leadership or program management experience
        • Demonstrated commitment to collaborating with both instructional and counseling faculty, classified professionals, and administration
        • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills Preferred Qualifications
          • Recent experience working with racially minoritized and other disproportionately-impacted students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and particular fields shape patterns of participation and outcomes
          • Willingness to examine and remediate one's instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized and other disproportionately impacted students
          • Experience and skill with addressing inequity in the classroom and on campus
          • Experience and expertise in culturally-responsive teaching in college success and career and personal development
          • Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within college success and career and personal development courses and classrooms
          • Demonstrated knowledge of the implications of the Hispanic-Serving Institution ( HSI ) and Asian American Pacific Islander Serving Institution ( AANAPISI ) designations for institutional, departmental and instructional practices
          • Demonstrated success in coordinating college-wide programs and services
          • Demonstrated experience collaborating with internal and external stakeholders
          • Demonstrated experience implementing transfer programming Faculty Benefits Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers' Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California (no contributions to Social Security). Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

            Open Date Open Date 03/22/2024 First Review Date First Review Date 04/26/2024 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary Required Application Materials

            All applicants are required to submit: 1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position)
            2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and teaching experience (including courses taught), and other work experience
            3. Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (copies accepted) Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts may be submitted with the application; official copies will be required at the time of hire.
            4. Your cover letter must include a discussion of the following questions:
            • What are the best strategies for supporting students who have been historically marginalized to transfer to universities?
            • Share your thoughts on how state and federal policies impact students' transfer.
            • Think of the most successful class or workshop you have taught. How is your teaching approach culturally responsive to the students you serve?
            • Please share your experience around program coordination. What were the key factors in creating that success for racially-minoritized and other underserved disproportionately disadvantaged students?
              If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact:
              SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
              3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
              Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax (650) 574-6574
              Email: smccdjobs@smccd.edu
              Web Page: https://smccd.edu/humanresources/

              Conditions of Employment Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

              1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
              Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

              2. Submit verifications of prior employment

              3. Satisfactory references

              4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
              In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

              5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States

              6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees

              7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.

              8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

              EEO Statement The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities. Accommodations Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form Annual Security Report San Mateo County Community College District's ( SMCCCD ) 2022 Annual Security Report ( ASR ), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD ; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD . Our 2022 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2022 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2022 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.

              Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
              • * Do you possess a Master's degree or above 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 do you posses a Bachelor's degree in one of the listed degrees above and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) OR the equivalent?
                • Yes, I have a Master's degree or above in one of the listed degrees above
                • Yes, I have a Bachelor's degree in one of the listed degrees above and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)
                • I am applying for equivalence and my Equivalency Application is attached
                • No
                • If you are applying for equivalence to meet the minimum requirements for this position, please identify which equivalence from the following options. (Applicant is encouraged to attach appropriate validation, such as transcripts, evaluations, portfolios, certificates, licenses, employer attestation, publications or other relevant materials which support this application.)DEGREE EQUIVALENCE: DescriptionACADEMIC BACKGROUND EQUIVALENCE: DescriptionPROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT EQUIVALENCE: Description(Open Ended Question)
                  • * Do you possess a minimum of one (1) year of experience providing transfer counseling to community college students?
                    • Yes
                    • No
                    • * Can you demonstrate knowledge of and experience in enhancing the retention of students from diverse racial, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds?
                      • Yes
                      • No
                      • * Can you demonstrate cultural competence, a sensitivity to, and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff?
                        • Yes
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