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Counselor (Delano and Rural Initiatives)
Kern Community College District

  • Jan. 18, 2018
  • Counselor (Delano and Rural Initiatives)
  • n/a
  • Kern Community College District
    Delano, CA
    United States
  • 3/1/2018
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administration - Counseling Services
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Counselor (Delano and Rural Initiatives)

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 02286

Posting Date: 01/16/2018

Initial Screening Date: 03/01/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Contract Academic


Work Week: This is a ten-month (175-day) faculty position

Minimum Salary: $71,210.07 annually

Maximum Salary: $87,235.54 annually


The Kern Community College District provides a maximum contribution to an excellent health and welfare benefits plan. The District also provides life insurance plans for the employee, as well as an 8.25% contribution to the State Teachers Retirement plan. Additional types of insurance may be purchased with pre-tax dollars through an IRS 125 flexible benefit program.

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Delano Center

Basic Function:

Bakersfield College is seeking dedicated, experienced, and motivated individuals to provide leadership, engagement, and discipline expertise in continuing to move the program forward in innovative ways. As a full time faculty member at Bakersfield College, successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to student success through teaching and learning excellence.

The successful candidate will provide academic, vocational, athletic, and career counseling to all students and assist with coordination and implementation of the college's Student Success Plan and matriculation process.
Counselors provide the expertise, initiative and leadership to design solutions to help students successfully plan their educational or career goals and overcome any academic, vocational or personal barriers to their achieving those goals.

This assignment may include teaching courses and providing services at various locations, different times, and with different modalities. Bakersfield College offers college courses in the greater Bakersfield area, rural communities, correctional facilities and high schools using the following modalities: traditional, face-to-face, online and interactive broadcasts. Rural sites include Delano, McFarland, Wasco, Shafter, and Arvin. Understanding of the barriers students in these communities face will be key to providing adequate services. Travel to these sites will be frequent, and at times, the counselor will be required to travel to multiple sites on the same day. Courses and services provided at the rural sites will be offered in a high school or community building setting. Flexibility to travel and work at various sites throughout the week is important in this role.

Other duties include: participation in student recruitment and articulation, transfer programs; maintaining subject matter currency; developing and revising curriculum; using computer and technology; assessment of program learning outcomes; collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities.

Education and Experience:


Masters in counseling, clinical psychology, rehabilitation counseling, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, human behavior, human services, career development, marriage and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling.
Three years experience in education

OR The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions.

Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form.

(NOTE: A license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline, pursuant to title 5, section 53410.1)

AND Two (2) years of occupations experience in work relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social or academic disadvantages

AND A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning, and service to a diverse student population
Ability to effectively work with students with a wide range of skills, motivations, academic and vocational goals.
Ability to develop curriculum, including curriculum delivered via different modalities
Ability to participate in recruitment and articulation activities with local schools, colleges and universities
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to maintain subject matter currency.
Ability to assess student learning outcomes
Knowledge of computers and willingness to adopt new technologies that support student success.
Knowledge of and commitment to the California Community College Mission.
Ability to provide educational counseling and advisement, career counseling, and testing services to students on site and online.
Assist in Career and Transfer Center activities.
Ability to provide matriculation services for students, maintain individual records and track potential graduates.
Ability to complete unofficial transcript evaluation.
Ability to assist students in establishing goals and appropriate educational plans.
Ability to identify special student needs
Ability to teach counseling or personal development courses, develop and conduct workshops relevant to student success.
Serve as liaison to community agencies and local employers.

Ability to provide leadership in program and college initiatives.
Ability and willingness to participate effectively in college committee work and in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that support students and the college.
Community college counseling experience.
An understanding of the advantages and challenges of developing a quality counseling program in a rural community college with multiple sites.
Experience working with students in CTE, dual enrollment, career pathways, and early college programs.
Experience in curriculum development.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching personal development, counseling and other related areas.
Be or become certified to develop and teach courses online.

Salary Grade: Initial placement for all new faculty hires shall be Step 1, Class will range from 2-5 depending on earned degree.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

First Review of Applications:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on March 1, 2018 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
Completed Online Application for Employment form
Current resume
Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
Statement of personal philosophy of teaching
Copies of legible transcripts
List of six (6) professional references, of which two (2) must be from recent supervisors Listed on application form
Copy of sample syllabi

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):
Application Screening: TBD
Interviews: TBD

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.


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