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Counselor, Outreach & Relations with Schools, Men Of Color
Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Date Posted Jan. 23, 2023
Title Counselor, Outreach & Relations with Schools, Men Of Color
University Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Los Altos Hills, CA, United States
Department Counseling
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administration - Counseling Services

Counselor, Outreach & Relations with Schools, Men Of Color

Initial Review Date: 10/20/22**; Next Review Date:01/04/2023**

**Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Counselor, Outreach & Relations with Schools, Men of Color, De Anza College.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

De Anza College Mission Statement:

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:

  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking

De Anza College is a student centered, innovative environment that strategically supports student equity and success. The college seeks to employ counselors who are willing and able to implement the "Six Factors that Support Student Achievement" as outlined by the California Community College Research and Planning Group.

Six Factors that Support Student Achievement:

  • Directed-students have a goal and know how to achieve it
  • Focused-students stay on track, keeping their eyes on the prize
  • Nurtured-students feel somebody wants and helps them to succeed
  • Engaged-students actively participate in class and extra-curricular activities
  • Connected-students feel like they are part of the college community
  • Valued-students skills, talents, abilities and experiences are recognized; they have opportunities to contribute on campus and feel their contributions are appreciated.

General Responsibilities:

Under the direction and supervision of the Vice President of Student Services or an assigned manager provide a wide range of outreach, counseling and retention services to a diverse student population. Work directly with students participating in the Men of Color program to provide holistic wrap-around services to support student equity and student success. Serve students in the Men of Color program, and in collaboration with the department, develop a process that recruits and retains students from underrepresented and underserved populations. Assist students from early outreach to college transition and transfer to a four-year institution; this includes high school outreach and recruitment, community outreach, orientation, educational planning, summer enrichment programs, academic coaching, follow up, and transfer planning. Perform core counseling functions including academic, career, and personal counseling and other duties as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:

In accordance with the Student Equity and Achievement (SEA) Program, the counselor will deliver a wide range of services that support student equity and success, including but not limited to, outreach and recruitment, counseling and advising, educational planning, and follow-up. Assist Men of Color eligible students in determining and achieving academic, vocational, and personal objectives.

Assist Men of Color program students in clarifying academic goals, selecting a major and educational planning for transfer, associate degree and certificate programs. Develop and implement intake and follow-up procedures for students for the program. Participate in outreach functions that may include serving as a liaison with high schools, community-based organizations and four-year colleges/universities. Develop intervention and retention strategies to ensure student success. Establish an effective rapport with students. Serve as liaison with other student services and instructional divisions and programs on campus. Refer students as appropriate to campus and community resources and services. Conduct program orientation and coordinate summer transition program. Maintain assigned caseload of students. Collect retention, priority registration activities, course completion, and/or transfer data to report to campus administrators and the District.

The delivery of services would occur both on- and off-campus in multiple ways: in-person, on-line, individual and group meetings, workshops and other innovative ways.

Assist students in clarifying academic goals and selecting a major and establishing/maintaining enrollment priority. Establish a rapport with students; monitor and track students' academic progress to ensure attainment of educational goal; maintain contact with students throughout their enrollment; and use an early alert system to ensure student persistence and success. Take students to field trips, career, leadership and enrichment events and conferences. Establish and maintain contact with high schools and university partners. Develop other relevant liaisons and networks with on- and off-campus programs and agencies.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attendance at department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of a Counselor. Counselors also have the opportunity to serve on District and college committees and shared governance groups.


Ability to:

  1. Ability to serve as a liaison and network with on and off campus programs and agencies.
  2. Ability to develop and provide trainings for faculty and staff.
  3. Ability to demonstrate excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and facilitation skills both in-person and on-line.

Knowledge of:

  1. Knowledge of and the skills to provide services to multiethnic, international and underrepresented students.
  2. Knowledge of and experience with computers, software, and technology related to counseling.
  3. Knowledge of and experience in establishing and maintaining linkages with instructional divisions and special programs.
  4. Knowledge of and experience in consensus building within a diverse educational environment.


  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. 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 the equivalent.


  1. Ability and willingness to work with underrepresented student groups and prospective students in high schools.
  2. Coursework or training related to cross-cultural perspectives.



  1. Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:

(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)

  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  2. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  5. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  6. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  7. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.


  1. A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

Applicants will be REQUIRED to submit transcripts for salary placement purposes. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our "Applicant Information" webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

HIRING RANGE: $73,799.00 - $121,204.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure Track, Grant Funded*, 11-months per year

*Position is dependent upon AB19 and SEAP funding

STARTING DATE: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

(650) 949-6217


This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

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