Dean, Counseling/Student Development
North Orange County Community College District
Counseling & Student Development (FC)
Percentage of Employment:
Months of Employment:
12 Months Per Year
Monday Friday, 8:00 am 5:00 pm (However, some flexibility such as evenings and weekends will be required to meet the needs of the department.)
Provide leadership in the administration, organization and development of College counseling services and related student programs, such as Articulation, Matriculation, Assessment Center, Career and Life Planning, Puente, TAP, Cadena Cultural and Transfer Center, CalWORKs, Workforce Center, International Students Center, STEM, and/or High School Outreach.
Administer and direct comprehensive campus counseling services including educational, career and personal counseling, and student development efforts.
Manage the assessment, orientation, counseling and follow-up components of the College's Matriculation Plan.
Facilitate the planning, development and implementation of new programs and procedures as needed to improve available counseling and other services for students. Prepare the year-end reports for counseling programs and services. Collaborate in the preparation of program reviews.
Provide leadership for development and implementation of student learning outcomes.
Research, prepare, submit and manage all budgets in the area of responsibility, including categorical funds and grant applications as required.
Maintain current knowledge of district, State and Federal rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions concerning the use of funds for programs and services; implement procedural changes as required to assure compliance with applicable laws.
Coordinate publications relating to counseling and other assigned student development services; prepare relevant portions of the college catalog and schedule of classes.
Maintain communication with college and district administrators, faculty and classified staff to resolve conflicts and issues and to coordinate services and activities.
Coordinate the integration of culturally inclusive counseling services with instruction.
Maintain current knowledge of counseling and teaching theories, methods and techniques.
Provide overall leadership in the development, implementation of, and adherence to, Best Practices for each department and program within the Counseling and Student Development Division.
Facilitate appropriate staff development programs and activities for counseling faculty and staff.
Develop and assign counseling, teaching and work schedules in collaboration with managers, faculty, and staff; coordinate day and evening counseling services and classes for the college.
Provide overall leadership and direction in the development, implementation and evaluation of departmental programs to provide efficient and effective counseling, matriculation, and student development services.
Provide overall leadership for the division in matters pertaining to strategic planning, budget, curriculum and other related matters.
Foster a collaborative work environment, using shared participation, which recognizes the contributions of managers, faculty, classified staff, and student workers and other employees.
Provide leadership in the implementation of new technologies into the programs and services of the division.
Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned managers, faculty and classified staff.
Participate in the selection of managers, faculty, and staff in accordance with various district policies and legal requirements; recommend qualified candidates to administrators.
Coordinate counseling liaison activities within the college and with feeder schools in the community.
Facilitate the development of counseling programs and services designed to enroll and retain a culturally and socioeconomically diverse student population.
Participate in enrollment management.
Oversee the articulation efforts of the college with other two and four year colleges and universities through the Articulation Officer and the Transfer Center.
Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, culture, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Under the direction of the Vice President, Student Services, this position is responsible for the administration of the departments, programs and services of the Counseling and Student Development Division; the leadership, supervision and evaluation of assigned personnel; matriculation; participation in outreach services; and serves as a liaison for the College.
The Dean of Counseling and Student Development maintains frequent contact with college and district administrators, faculty and staff.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and objectives
Knowledge of California education code and requirements, including Title 5
Knowledge of research project policies, procedures and practices, including data collection and analysis
Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary
Knowledge of educational pedagogy and student success strategies applicable for the diverse community college student body
Knowledge of record keeping procedures
Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance
Knowledge of appropriate software and databases
Ability to interpret, apply and explain laws, regulations, policies and procedures
Ability to assess, analyze, implement and evaluate research project activities
Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
Ability to meet schedules and time lines
Ability to work independently with little direction
Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions
Ability to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing
Ability to supervise, train and provide work direction to others
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration. All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be from accredited post-secondary institutions.
Possession of a masters degree from a regionally accredited institution and at least one year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the assignment.
Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
Masters Degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Guidance Counseling, Educational Counseling, Social Work, Career Development OR California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist, OR possess California counseling credential authorizing counseling in a community college AND a valid California Community College Supervisor credential OR the equivalent. Equivalent qualifications may include education, training, teaching and/or related employment experience that would be equal to the Masters degree.
Leadership and management experience in a shared governance environment, preferably at the community college level.
Counseling experience at the community college level.
Familiarity with current directions in the California community college system such as career development, transfer, Guided Pathways, Student Success and Support Program (SSSP), AB 705, curriculum development, Student Equity, and dual enrollment.
Demonstrated experience managing complex budgets and fiscal reporting procedures.
Experience leading initiatives that address achievement and opportunity gaps utilizing analysis of disproportionate impact on student success.
Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with diverse faculty, staff and students.
Active membership in professional organizations/associations, identified with counseling issues and diverse student concerns.
Office environment; subject to constant interruptions and frequent interaction with others; sitting for long periods at a time (up to 2-3 hours); may require some off-site duties and activities.
Number of Vacancies:
Commitment to Diversity:
Special Instructions Summary:
The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3).
Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.
The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.
To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate N/A (not applicable). Do not use terms such as see resume or see attached.
All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists.
NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit http://www.nocccd.edu/policies-and-procedures to view the administrative procedures AP 7120-10.
Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.
If you would like to add additional transcripts not required by the position, you may upload them to the Additional Transcripts I link when completing your application.
Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4821 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.
To apply, visit: https://nocccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/2975