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San Diego Community College District

  • Apr. 17, 2017
  • Counselor
  • San Diego Community College District
    San Diego, CA
    United States
  • 5/1/2017
  • Available immediately
  • Other Administrative Categories
  • Administration - Counseling Services
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San Diego Community College District

Pay Information

Class 1, Step A - Class 6, Step C ($5,697.94 - $7,677.65) per month based on the current AFT - COLLEGE Faculty Tenured-Tenured Track Monthly Salary Schedule.

Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 - Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code 87815, any required adjustment will be made with-in the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

The Position

Under the direction of the Dean of Student Development and Matriculation, it is the responsibility of all counselors to participate in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the student success programs, which provides resources to assist students in meeting their personal, educational and career objectives. Counseling duties may include but are not limited to orientation to academic programs and services, educational and career advising, (including degree, certificate and transfer options), assessment, articulation, research, liaison with instructional departments, and outreach to other educational institutions.

Major Responsibilities

  • Provide a variety of programs which inform the community about educational opportunities and programs available in the District; conduct workshops for schools and community groups.
  • Provide information and guidance to students and staff to assure appropriate transition of students into the community colleges or adult centers and transfer of community college students into four-year institutions; prepare letters of recommendation or nomination.
  • Perform educational advising, administer and interpret appropriate assessment instruments for prospective students; refer students to support service and faculty to further assist them in determining appropriate educational goals.
  • Inform students about college procedures, catalog use, regulations, fees, resources, special programs, and use of placement test scores.
  • Assist students with the development of abbreviated and comprehensive education plans.
  • Conduct individual and group counseling services.
  • Provide career information to students in cooperation with the placement officers, instructional faculty, and other representatives from the community.
  • Assist students in finding appropriate college and community resources to resolve problems, and crises, which interfere with their success as students.
  • Provide counseling services for probationary and disqualified students; address and identify student learning problems in cooperation with the instructional programs.
  • Provide counseling and advisement services to special program students including students on financial aid, international students, veterans, students with disabilities, athletes, and students in various retention programs.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced office and to handle large volumes of students with professionalism and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a professional counseling team.
  • Assist with the ongoing planning and implementation of the college Student Success Plan.
  • Participate in the evaluation of institutional practices and programs as they affect students; plan and conduct relevant research in areas such as academic skill levels, student attrition, and follow-up transfer.
  • Assist with preparation and implementation of college staff development and counseling intern programs.
  • Develop curricula for personal growth or related subject areas; conduct college orientations for new students, participate in evaluation of instructional materials and recommend catalog revisions as necessary.
  • Participation in campus-wide and district committees.
  • Assist the Counseling Department with the implementation and expansion of activities aimed at supporting Student Success & Support Program and Student Equity.


Master's 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.

(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.)

Desired Qualifications

  • A minimum of two years demonstrated experience in providing personal, academic and career counseling in a community college setting.
  • Evidence of experience or academic preparation in conducting assessment, advisement and student orientation.
  • Evidence of knowledge, training and experience that would indicate sensitivity, understanding, and ability to work with special populations including the diverse academic, socio-economic, disability, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Evidence of experience and ability to assume a leadership role in the planning and coordination of community college programs and to evaluate program outcomes.
  • Evidence of knowledge, experience and/or training that would

indicate ability to instruct and work successfully with large groups and the ability to plan, develop, or implement orientation, college enrichment, career assessment and transfer workshops and programs.

  • Demonstrated evidence of knowledge and ability to identify students experiencing academic difficulties including monitoring, evaluating progress and increasing retention.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, ability and experience in developing a variety of educational plans for college students.
  • Evidence of knowledge and/or skill in the use of computer technology.
  • Evidence of experience in providing information about campus-based programs such as DSPS, EOPS, transfer and academic support, articulation, student employment and career services, and work experience.
  • Evidence of ability to establish and maintain a collegial and cooperative working relationship with faculty, staff and administration.


If you do not possess the exact degrees, or higher, listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a Request for Equivalency Form (link to the left) and attach it during the application process.

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