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Job ID: 124286

General Counselor
Coast Community College District

Date Posted Jun. 11, 2019
Title General Counselor
University Coast Community College District
Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Social Sciences - Other
    Administration - Counseling Services
Coastline College is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure-track faculty member in Counseling commencing with the 2019- 2020 academic year. The College provides innovative instruction and services over 26,000 students annually across a range of modalities with 80% of students taking courses through distance education and is designated as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

 The primary focus of this assignment is to provide counseling services to Coastline's incarcerated student population.  However, the positon involves all areas of Counseling including providing educational, career, and personal counseling to current and prospective students and instruction in student success career planning and/or other personal growth courses.  This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.
The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Coastline College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting individualized student and employee goals through the work of counseling.

The Counseling department shares Coastline's commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share Coastline's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations.

Counseling services at Coastline College are in place to help students identify and clarify personal, career and educational goals. The intent is to help students choose options that will improve the quality of their lives. The Counseling Division serves all students, whether bound for transfer or in pursuit of career and technical programs; whether online, face to face, or incarcerated. Counselors work to encourage students to explore interests and goals across the curriculum. This is done holistically within the context of each student's background, competencies, motivation, family situation and outside obligations. Counseling intersects and collaborates with instructional disciplines, student services, four year colleges and universities, and local high schools to provide targeted interventions to students from recruitment through graduation. We encourage innovative counseling and teaching as well as student and faculty engagement outside of the classroom.  

Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:     
* Provide comprehensive educational, career, transfer and personal counseling to current and prospective students.     
* Assist students in making decisions relative to career/ major choice and educational planning leading to certificates, degrees, and/ or transfer.     
* Demonstrate a strong commitment to professional growth and development and the continued innovation and improvement of successful counseling and teaching, including but not limited to advancing current knowledge in counseling best practices, curriculum, articulation, and state and local initiatives that inform the profession.        
* Provide appropriate counseling and transfer information to general and special student populations, including incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, veterans, disadvantaged, first generation, international, equity groups, academically at-risk students, disabled students, and re-entry students.     
* Assist students in seeking a referral to appropriate community agencies or services in response to educational, vocational or personal concerns.     
* Assist in the preparation of counseling related publications and assist / plan / coordinate counseling projects.     
* Participate, as appropriate, in the college's outreach program with local high schools and the community as it relates to collaborating and strengthening the pipeline between high school, community college, four-year institutions, and industry.     
* Provide leadership in the development and revision of Counseling materials, resources and curriculum responsive to the currently and formerly incarcerated student populations.     
* Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.     
* Establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with on-campus groups (including students, faculty, administrators, and staff) as well as off-campus community and education partners.     
* Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.     
* Active participation in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District; this includes but is not limited to leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.     
* Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.     
* Effectively utilize student record management, scheduling, and educational planning software.     
* Proficient utilization of computers and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate).     
* Contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.     
* Complement existing staff, student and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.     
* The assignment may include day, evening, weekend, correspondence, hybrid, and online sections.

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