TRiO Counselor (Categorically Funded) Madera Community College Center
State Center Community College District
Closing Date: 11/1/2018 at 11:55 PM
Campus Location: Madera Community College Center
Start Date: 12/10/2018
The ideal candidate will share the Madera Community College Center's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. We currently enroll over 5,000 students of which 66% are Latinx, 1% are Filipino, 6% are Asian, 3% are Black/African American, 19% are White, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 3% are multiracial. MCCC 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.
Reporting to the Dean of Student Services at the Madera Community College Center, the counselor will cover a full range of general counseling responsibilities including academic, financial aid, career and personal counseling to a diverse student population with individuals and groups. The counselor will be responsible for:
Identifying, developing, recruiting, and assisting in the selection of students for Student Support Services (SSS) and SSS programs;
Providing information to instructors, counselors, and administration;
Assisting in the administration of the academic retention program designed to increase the retention, graduation, and transfer rates of students with first generation low-income backgrounds at the Madera Community College Center;
Developing and maintaining individual student contracts and educational plans necessary to complete certificates, degrees and/or transfer requirements;
Maintaining close working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and other departments;
Conducting financial aid/financial literacy and other Student Success Workshops and training sessions;
Maintaining accurate management of records and developing regular performance, fiscal, and personnel reports;
Serving as a Community College liaison between the Madera Center and the U.S. Department of Education;
Administering assessments including interpretation of placement results;
Participating in the planning of courses;
Providing orientation and transfer counseling services;
Meeting the special counseling needs of the underrepresented student population;
Serving on and attending department, college, and district committees as needed;
Participating in program review, student learning outcome development and assessment to improve student learning;
Working assignments in a variety of settings and times, including evening and/or weekends, on-line or off-campus; and
Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.
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 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 for equity-minded practice within the classroom.
(NOTE: A bachelors degree in one of the listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline.)
Extensive counseling experience in a community college and/or TRiO program;
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with persons of diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds;
Extensive cross cultural counseling experience;
Extensive experience working with diverse students;
Demonstrated experience working with multicultural/diversity counseling issues;
Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with students and staff;
Experience with and knowledge of computer applications and technology related to counseling functions;
Knowledge of student success programs for retention;
Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students 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 remediate ones relational 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 mission and goals.
Conditions of Employment:
177-181 duty days; contingent upon funding.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is $55,650 $85,675 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,082 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).
Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
From the applicants who meet the minimum 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 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 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 the Madera Community College Center, Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. 4779.
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.
This is a full-time, categorically funded position.
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