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Job ID: 187542

San Diego Community College District

Date Posted Jun. 20, 2022
Title Counselor
University San Diego Community College District
San Diego, CA, United States
Department Counseling
Application Deadline 07/07/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Social Sciences - Psychology
    Health Sciences
    Administration - Counseling Services


San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 7/7/2022

Position Number: 00120377

Location: San Diego City College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:
Under the direction of the Dean of Student Development, it is the responsibility of all counseling faculty to participate in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the student success programs, which provides resources to assist students in meeting their personal, educational and career objectives. This is a tenure track position.

Counseling duties may include, but are not limited to, orientation to academic programs and services, educational and career counseling, (including degree, certificate and transfer options), personal counseling, assessment, articulation, research, liaison with instructional departments, teaching, and outreach to other educational institutions.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the academic point of contact to guide and support veteran students, and their dependents, with their academic progress and goal completion.
  • Conduct new student orientations and workshops for Veteran students to inform them about college procedures, catalog use, college regulations, fees, resources, special programs, multiple measures and the appropriate course placement in English and math.
  • Perform career, academic and personal counseling for veteran students and their dependents; refer students to support services and network with other faculty to assist them in determining appropriate educational goals.
  • Assist entering veteran students and their dependents to develop first-semester education plans and work with continuing students to support the completion of individual goals including the development of comprehensive education plans.
  • Assist veteran students and their dependents in finding appropriate campus resources, as well as outside agencies, to assist in resolving problems and crises (including mental health) which interfere with their function as students.
  • Provide counseling services and course offerings for the development of student skills and motivation, as well as information regarding specific curricula, including transfer programs.
  • Provide counseling services for probationary or disqualified students; resolve student learning problems in cooperation with the instructional programs.
  • Provide orientation to academic programs and services; degree, certificate, and transfer advising; community college articulation; research; liaison with instructional departments.
  • Collaborate with on-campus departments & off-campus organizations in order to provide services that meet the veteran student needs.
  • Work with Program Technician to coordinate services for students (on-campus and off-campus) to ensure student retention and success in the program.
  • Participation in campus wide and district committees.
  • Maintain cooperative work relationships across campus and departments.
  • Perform related duties as assigned, such as enrollment sign-off of courses for VA benefits.


  • Masters in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, career development, marriage and family therapy or marriage, family and child counseling;
  • 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; OR
  • The equivalent.

Desired Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have achieved:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience in providing Veteran students with personal, academic and career counseling in a post-secondary educational setting.
  • Ability to teach and facilitate individual and group sessions.
  • Evidence of experience and academic preparation in conducting assessment, advisement and student orientation.
  • Evidence of knowledge, training and experience that would indicate sensitivity, understanding, and ability to work with Veteran students and other special populations including the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Evidence of experience and ability to assume a leadership role in the planning and coordination of community college programs for Veteran students and to evaluate program outcomes.
  • Evidence of knowledge, experience and/or training that would indicate ability to instruct and work successfully with large groups and the ability to plan, develop, or implement orientation, college enrichment, career assessment and transfer workshops and programs.
  • Demonstrated evidence of knowledge and ability to identify students experiencing academic difficulties including monitoring, evaluating progress and increasing retention.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, ability and experience preparing and presenting written reports and evaluation of services.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, ability and experience in developing a variety of educational plans for college students.
  • Evidence of knowledge and/or skill in the use of computer technology.
  • Evidence of experience in providing information about campus-based programs such as DSPS, EOPS, Tutoring, Articulation, Student Employment and Career Services, and Work Experience.
  • Evidence of ability to establish and maintain a collegial and cooperative working relationship with faculty, staff and administration.
  • Ability to utilize technology in promoting and enhancing services to students.
  • Well versed in career development theories, and experience engaging in career research, planning and development with students on a college campus.
  • Expertise in the use and interpretation of career assessment tools, creating new interventions, models, or theories for career coaching/advising/ counseling.
  • Knowledge of current California initiatives affecting community colleges and veteran students.
  • Demonstrated training and experience with the impact of trauma on behavior and development, and interventions and approaches that support student success.


Pay Information:
Class 1, Step A - Class 6, Step C ($6,032.90 - $8,128.98) per month based on the current AFT - College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule.
Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 - Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code 87815, any required adjustment will be made within the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

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All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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