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Counselor/Coordinator, Basic Skills and First Year Experience (Categorically Funded) Reedley College
State Center Community College District

  • Dec. 22, 2017
  • Counselor/Coordinator, Basic Skills and First Year Experience (Categorically Funded) Reedley College
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  • State Center Community College District
    Fresno, CA
    United States
  • 1/19/2018
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administration - Student Affairs
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Counselor/Coordinator, Basic Skills and First Year Experience (Categorically Funded) Reedley College

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 1/19/2018 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Reedley College

Start Date: 03/07/2018

Essential Functions:

The ideal candidate will share Reedley College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. We currently enroll over 10,000 students of which 71% are Latinx, 1% are Filipino, 3% are Asian, 2% are African American, 19% are White, and 3% are multiracial. RC is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the college has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.

The counselor will be responsible for:

  • Promoting the enrollment, persistence, retention, and transfer of Basic Skills, First Year Experience (FYE), Central Valley Promise (CVP), and English as Second Language (ESL) students;
  • Collaborating closely with instructional faculty in monitoring students' progress in ESL and Basic Skills classes;
  • Assisting Basic Skills/FYE/CVP/ESL students in the matriculation process, including applying, fulfilling orientation requirements, applying for financial aid, and developing student education plans;
  • Providing initial group training on navigating basic technological requirements such as Canvas, Starfish, WebAdvisor, and email;
  • Collaborating with faculty and the Student Success Committee and Basic Skills Subcommittee to support and grow the FYE and ESL programs, including community-based outreach efforts;
  • Providing embedded counseling in ESL/Basic Skills classrooms and in learning centers;
  • Providing study skills workshops appropriate for Basic Skills/FYE/CVP/ESL students;
  • Working with campus committees and grant programs to identify, develop, and implement programs and activities based on best practices for Basic Skills/FYE/CVP/ESL students;
  • Coordinating Summer Bridge program in conjunction with FYE faculty coordinators and the Dean of Students;
  • Coordinating and implementing training for faculty and staff in multiple measures placement for Basic Skills/FYE/CVP/ESL students;
  • Participating in the preparation of budgets, State reports, grants, and other reports as directed;
  • Developing marketing and other written materials;
  • Instructing counseling classes for college success, career planning, study skills and transfer preparation;
  • Implementing retention strategies and integrating technology into counseling functions;
  • Working collaboratively with faculty, counselors and campus support programs;
  • Performing other established duties and responsibilities of counselors;
  • Assuming such other duties as may be assigned by the Dean of Students in collaboration with the Basic Skills Subcommittee;
  • Position may include extended days, evenings, and/or weekends, and other hours as signed;

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters 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;


  • A bachelors degree 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 AND a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT);


  • A valid California Community College credential;


  • The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).

All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need of equity-minded practices within the classroom.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Include demonstrated ability to interact effectively with persons of diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds;
  • Cross-cultural counseling experience;
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of the challenges encountered by Basic Skills/ESL students/FYE students;
  • Knowledge of issues related to college student development specific to Basic Skills/ESL students;
  • Demonstrated experience working with multicultural/diversity counseling issues;
  • Successful counseling experience in a community college;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with faculty and administration;
  • Experience and knowledge of computer applications and technology related to counseling functions;
  • Professional experience providing a broad array of community college counseling services;
  • Knowledge of student success models/orientation programs designed to improve student success and retention;
  • Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized student in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
  • Willingness to examine and re-mediate ones instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
  • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom;
  • Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
  • Knowledge of the community college and its missions and goals.

Conditions of Employment:

177-181 duty days per year contingent upon funding.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is $54,029 $83,180 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,021 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure:

Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

From the applicants who meet the qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents, a selection committee will determine the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview.

The selection advisory committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the recommended candidates. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Student Services and College President for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.

State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants.

For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 244-5900. For information on Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. 3703.

Submission of application and related materials is the applicants responsibility and must be submitted through the districts online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False Statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

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