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Job ID: 206562

Counselor (Veterans)
South Orange County Community College District

Date Posted Mar. 2, 2023
Title Counselor (Veterans)
University South Orange County Community College District
South Orange County Community College District, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administration - Counseling Services

Job Description:

Application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on April 14, 2023


The ideal candidate for this position is an equity-minded individual who understands the importance of creating opportunities in Counseling (Veterans) for students who have been historically underserved.  Saddleback College seeks candidates who view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility and who strive to reframe inequities as a problem of practice.  In addition, the ideal candidate demonstrates a commitment to student-centered teaching practices, effective cross-disciplinary and cross campus collaboration, transparent decision-making, and purposeful service to the community.  The ideal candidate will embrace the role of an educator who is continually learning anti-racist pedagogy and adapting to the needs of a diverse student population.


Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with any changes in District policy and/or the faculty collective bargaining agreement.

Provide individual and group counseling for all military affiliated students with academic, career, and personal concerns. Assist all military affiliated students in developing vocational goals and completing VA compliant student educational plans. Assist students in defining personal and educational plans and goals.

Develop proficiency and maintain competency in the use of computer applications used in counseling, teaching and articulation related activities. May instruct Counseling courses and facilitate student workshops.

Experience and/or ability to create equitable outcomes and success for all students more specifically disproportionately impacted populations. This includes the ability to effectively engage the college’s diverse student population and the ability to address equity, inclusion and diversity issues.

Demonstrated experience working with disproportionately impacted student populations including, but not limited to the following: African American, Latinx, Economically Disadvantaged, Foster Youth, LGBTQIA+, Re-entry (25+), DSPS, First generation college students, Undocumented or DACA students, students experiencing food and housing insecurities and other historically underrepresented groups in higher education (e.g., Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Alaska Native, Southeast Asian American, Asian American).

Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions in support of student success.

Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience with relevant pedagogical techniques to engage diverse student populations such as African American, Chicanx and Latinx, Native Americans, Asian American and Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students.

Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division/school, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities. 

Engage in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.

Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.

Maintain formal office hours; stay current on information as discussed in department and division/school meetings.

Provide an average of one (1) hour per week of college service that supports the division/school, college and/or District goals through active participation in one or more of the following categories: committee work on the department, division/school, college, and/or district level; non-classroom college, district, or community activities; department/division/school activities, events, or meetings; student club advisor activities or events.

Remain current in your discipline, of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to assist and support student success.

Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including comply with the applicable Course Outline of Record(s) (COR); respond to and evaluate student work regularly and consistently, inform students on a timely basis of their progress in the course throughout the term; and respond to student academic concerns, as appropriate, in a timely manner.  Comply with district, college and division/school policies in the performance of duties.

Work cooperatively with staff and students.

Regular and consistent performance of the requirements of your position.


Minimum Qualifications:

Must meet one of the following qualifications under (A) through (C):

Minimum Qualifications from State Chancellor’s Office:

(A) Master’s 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; OR

(B) A Bachelor’s degree in one of the above-listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline; OR

(C) A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of (A) - (B) above. Candidates making an application based on equivalency must submit a Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination in addition to all other required materials.


Commitment to equity and 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.  The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.

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