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STEM-4-STEM Program Counselor/Coordinator (Categorically Funded) Reedley College
State Center Community College District

Date Posted Oct. 1, 2018
Title STEM-4-STEM Program Counselor/Coordinator (Categorically Funded) Reedley College
University State Center Community College District
Department N/A
Application Deadline 10/27/2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Fresno, CA
    United States
  • Professional Staff
  • Administration - Counseling Services

STEM-4-STEM Program Counselor/Coordinator (Categorically Funded) Reedley College

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 10/27/2018 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Reedley College

Start Date: 12/10/2018

Essential Functions:

The ideal candidate will share Reedley College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. We currently enroll over 10,000 students of which 71% are Latinx, 1% are Filipino, 3% are Asian, 2% are African American, 19% are White, and 2% are multiracial. RC 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.

Under the direction of the Dean of Instruction, the STEM-4-STEM Program Counselor/Coordinator will work in an environment that requires the highest level of integrity, ethical practices, innovation, collegiality, teamwork, and adaptability to working with Hispanic students in support of student success. They will be responsible for:


  • Planning, organizing, coordinating and implementing the Student Transfer, Engagement, and Mentoring for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM-4-STEM) Program;
  • Documenting outcomes in accordance with the federal STEM grant requirements;
  • Working collaboratively with STEM faculty and staff to provide students with college and instructional outreach activities;
  • Coordinating activities to promote and publicize the services provided by the Hispanic Serving Institution STEM grant;
  • Attending STEM grant director meetings and events at various sites;
  • Tracking budgets and expenditures in coordination with the Dean;
  • Developing budget recommendations;
  • Maintaining records;
  • Preparing reports within the required timelines;
  • Recruiting students for the STEM-4-STEM cohort;
  • Recruiting, selecting and training student employees and student aides;
  • Overseeing the evaluation process of the STEM-4-STEM project, including annual data collection and analysis and developing and implementing procedures for post-grant data collection and reporting;
  • Assisting with the STEM Conference, Green Summit and STEM Ambassadors;
  • Teaching and assisting interdisciplinary studies classes;
  • Coordinating with the Math, Tutorial, and Reading & Writing Centers.


  • Assisting STEM students with career assessment and counseling, educational planning, transfer requirements and appropriate course selection;
  • Performing STEM outreach services to high schools and the community;
  • Actively participating in the Reg-to-Go event at local high schools in assisting high school seniors to register for courses and assisting with the development of related advising materials;
  • Presenting workshops for Hispanic student populations;
  • Assisting STEM participants and parents in developing appropriate educational plans, with the primary goal of transferring to institutions of higher education in STEM fields;
  • Participating in curriculum development for student development courses;
  • Conducting culturally-responsive student orientations;
  • Providing information related to career and transfer options;
  • Working with a diverse population of students to emphasize strategies for educational plan and transfer preparation;
  • Collaborating with instructional and counseling faculty and staff from other departments and programs, including Financial Aid, Admissions & Records, EOPS/CARE, DSP&S, CalWORKs, Veterans, and other special support programs;
  • Participating in the implementation of matriculation, transfer, and retention activities;
  • Providing counseling support services specific to the needs of students on academic probation or disqualification;
  • Conducting intake interviews and assessment interpretation of placement results;
  • Developing and assisting with outreach activities to prepare students before they enter college and coordinating outreach activities to continuing students in related STEM fields;
  • Meeting the special counseling needs of an underrepresented student population;
  • Providing referral to appropriate student services programs;
  • Providing support and follow-up counseling designed to facilitate student success in college courses and programs;
  • Supporting instructors who seek assistance for students;
  • 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;
  • Assignments may include evenings and/or weekends; and
  • Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters 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;


  • 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice.
(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).

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience working with federal grants;
  • Extent of knowledge of one or more STEM fields;
  • Experience in working with a cohort;
  • Knowledge of low-income and/or potential first generation college bound students in grant funded programs;
  • Experience in designing and preparing SEPs for community college students;
  • Knowledge of California Community Colleges matriculation process;
  • General understanding of Financial Aid Programs including applications and eligibility;
  • Experience with technology programs for student services such as: Colleague, SARS-GRID, etc.;
  • Knowledge and experience interpreting and utilizing articulation agreements and transfer requirements for community college students;
  • Experience in using and interpreting a variety of career assessment tools;
  • Experience in developing and presenting counseling related workshops and orientation sessions;
  • Experience participating in outreach activities in the community and on campus;
  • Experience providing counseling and follow-up services to students on probation or academic dismissal status;
  • Ability to connect students with on/off campus resources to assist them in their college life management;
  • Ability to use a broad range of technology pertaining to data collection and analysis for student success;
  • Ability to work closely with faculty in academic divisions and engage in collegial dialogue on issues of student success;
  • 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;
  • 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).

Selection Procedure:

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 of Instruction 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 Reedey College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. 3644

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.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, categorically funded position.

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