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Assistant Professor/Counselor
Rancho Santiago Community College District

Date Posted Dec. 5, 2019
Title Assistant Professor/Counselor
University Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana, CA, United States
Department Student Affairs
Application Deadline 2/18/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Administration - Counseling Services
    Social Sciences - Psychology

Assistant Professor/Counselor #AC19-0803
Student Affairs/Counseling & Student Support Services Division/Santiago Canyon College Tenure Track Position

RSCCD has one of the highest faculty salary schedules among California's 72 community college districts. New faculty may be placed as high as step 11 on the salary schedule based upon verified teaching/work experience. The current starting salary may range from $66,735.64 - $112,871.65/year ($69,405.07 - $117,386.52/year effective July 2020) for the 192 Contract days, depending upon education and experience. Additional compensation is provided for work beyond the basic teaching contract.

The district will contribute up to $30,672.60 per year toward the medical/dental insurance expense for the employee and any eligible dependents, plus $1,750 per year for additional fringe benefit expenses, life insurance coverage of $50,000 or the employee's annual salary, whichever is greater and ten days of sick leave per year. Membership in the California State Teachers' Retirement System.

Starting Date: 2020 Fall Semester
Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 5:00 PM

Counselors provide academic, career and personal counseling by assisting current and prospective students with course and program information, career exploration, educational planning, career selection, and the identification and exploration of personal concerns. They provide assessment opportunities and use the results in helping students with course and program selection. Counselors may teach courses as assigned by the Dean of Counseling. They provide assistance to students on academic probation and assist in the monitoring of student progress with emphasis in helping students to achieve their educational goals. When appropriate, they refer students to other student services programs or community resources. They may participate in staff development and in-service training activities. They perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
(Applicants must meet one of the following):
Possess from an accredited institution: A master's degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling
psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development, marriage and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling, OR bachelor's degree in one of the above listed degrees AND a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), OR
Possess a valid California Community College credential authorizing service in the discipline, OR
The equivalent (applicants who do not meet the above minimum qualifications must complete the Equivalencies Section in the
application form and provide conclusive evidence of such).

Desirable Qualifications
A working knowledge of and experience with student learning outcomes/service area outcomes and assessment.
Experience providing counseling services in an institution of higher education with a mastery of educational technologies and a
focus on student achievement through an equity lens.
California community college counseling experience highly desirable.

Selection Criteria
Application Screening

In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
Educational experience - breadth and depth
Work experience - breadth and depth
Demonstrated leadership capabilities
Curriculum development
Program development
Community involvement
Demonstrated experience in working with a diverse socioeconomic community
Credentials or minimum qualifications authorizing service in other areas of need
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
Bilingual ability (if needed)
Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and oral interview.

Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews, in addition to the above, may be evaluated on the following factors:
Oral communication skills
Problem solving skills
Successful teaching, problem solving or performance demonstration
Writing skills/demonstration

Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure correct evaluation of their qualifications. A predetermined set of questions will be asked during all interviews. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants.

Method of Application
For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the RSCCD application and upload all required documents online at by the specified closing date for the position. If you do not have a computer, there is a computer which can only access RSCCD employment website and scanner to upload application materials/documents (no USB) available at the Human Resources Department, 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana, California, 92706, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Note: District Office will be closed December 23, 2019 - December 27, 2019.

Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:
Resume (Required)
Unofficial Transcripts showing that the minimum qualifications are met (Required)
Please respond to each supplemental question below. Use a size 12 font and double-space your responses. Your response to each
question will be strongly considered in determining your qualifications for this position (Required)

Supplemental Questions
1. How are Guided Pathways and AB 705 impacting the Counseling profession and the work we do with our students?
2. Describe your experience facilitating career exploration in a workshop or classroom setting and how you would utilize this
knowledge within the Guided Pathways framework.
3. Please describe your experience in working with special population students in a higher education setting.
4. Please detail your current and/or previous paid Counseling experience by listing the institution of higher education, the
number of hours per week during each academic term, the total number of hours at each institution, and a grand total. Expand the chart below as needed. Minimum Counseling Experience = 1,800 Hours of Paid Counseling Experience

Pre-Employment Requirements
Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide current verification of a negative TB test or chest x-ray, complete the district's fingerprinting process, and bring proof of their legal right to work in the United States. Cost of TB testing, fingerprinting and the fee for criminal record check will be paid for by the candidates.

The Rancho Santiago Community College District is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact the Human Resources Office for assistance.


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