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State Center Community College District
  • Position Number: 2501052
  • Location: Reedley, CA
  • Position Type: Business - Accounting

Counselor, Student Success (One Year Full-Time Temporary) Reedley College

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 9/27/2021 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Reedley College

Start Date: 09/15/2021

Essential Functions:
At Reedley College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful faculty member will be an equity-minded individual committed to student success by collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who:

  1. Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
  2. Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
  3. Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
  4. Reflects on institutional and teaching practices and aims to create a culturally responsive teaching environment; and
  5. Strategically builds buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.

Reedley College seeks faculty members who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. Divisions strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Reedley College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve. Faculty members should be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will help them prepare for the population of students who attend Reedley College.

The ideal candidate will share Reedley College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of the 2019-2020 academic year, we currently enroll over 19,000 students in which 74% identify as Latinx, 5% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 2% as Black/African American, 15% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 2% as multiracial. Reedley College 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.

Reporting to the Dean of Student Services at Reedley College, the Counselor will cover a full range of general counseling responsibilities, which include the following:

  • Provide comprehensive counseling services to students, including academic, career, personal and life transitions, and counseling on an appointment and walk-in basis;
  • Assist in the organization and implementation of matriculation activities, such as orientation, counseling and follow-up services to students;
  • Assist students with major selection, develop student education plans (SEPs), aligned with their educational goals, career, and Guided Pathways;
  • Assist with the development of the Guided Pathways, and the Student Equity Achievement (SEA), and other student success initiatives;
  • Assist and collaborate in developing programs and student support services with an emphasis on Veterans needs and counseling services that will improve student access to college, increase student retention, and completion rates;
  • Assist, as needed, with matriculation, student outreach, and recruitment activities in the community and on campus;
  • Provide assistance and referrals to on/off campus resources and student support services including Admissions & Records, EOPS, CalWORKs, Career/Transfer & Employment Center, DSP&S, Financial Aid, Academic Success Centers, STEM, TRiO, and off-campus community resources;
  • Participate in meetings, conferences, trainings, and other professional development activities to maintain the expertise required to provide accurate and reliable information and support to students seeking to complete a certificate, associate degree, or transfer;
  • Provide assistance to new and prospective students with college applications and college orientation;
  • Assist and maintain program website to ensure content is accurate for students to access;
  • Develop and teach counseling courses such as career planning, personal development, academic success, financial aid guidance, and college introduction;
  • Serve on and attend department, college, and district committees as needed;
  • Monitor and implement programs in compliance with federal, State, district, and college regulations, policies, and procedures;
  • Develop and/or revise curriculum and programs, including program review and developing and assessing student learning outcomes for courses and programs to improve student learning;
  • Participate in the accreditation process;
  • Communicate effectively with students and staff and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Develop and/or utilize technologies for classroom presentations;
  • Work with colleagues within and beyond the discipline to implement the guided pathways concept to promote student success and completion;
  • Conduct Satisfactory Academic Progress and Financial Aid Workshops;
  • Serve as liaison to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee;
  • Conduct academically related activities in compliance with Return to Title IV (R2T4) guidelines;
  • Develop and maintain counseling notes in the college's electronic record-keeping software, in a timely and effective manner;
  • Train new counselors;
  • Collaborate with instructional and counseling faculty and staff from other departments and programs, including Financial Aid, Admissions and Records, EOPS/CARE, DSPS, Puente, IDILE, SYMBAA, USEAA, Veterans Resource Center, International Students Office, TRiO Student Support Services, and other special programs;
  • Participate in the implementation of transfer and matriculation activities;
  • Interpret and utilize articulation agreements and transfer requirements for community college students;
  • Utilize and keep abreast of advanced counseling methods and student development theories that include integrating technology to support student learning and identification of career objectives;
  • Participate in unit goals and outcome data collection;
  • Performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned;
  • Work assignments and provide services in a variety of settings and times, including evening and/or weekends, and on-line or off-campus as needed; and
  • Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.

Minimum Qualifications:
All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom; AND
  • 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 valid California Community College Credential;

  • The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).

(NOTE: If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match EXACTLY as stated above, you MUST petition for equivalency. 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 and skill incorporating elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all areas of responsibility;
  • Recent experience working with African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
  • Willingness to examine and remediate ones relational and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
  • Experience working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, including disabled students;
  • Experience working with a diverse student population;
  • Experience in developing Student Education Plans (SEPs) for community college students;
  • Experience with advising students on the requirements for Associate degrees and Associate Degree for Transfer and general education patterns for both CSU & UC;
  • Experience participating in outreach and matriculation activities on/off campus;
  • Demonstrated understanding of Student Equity and Achievement (SEA), Guided Pathways, and/or other student success initiatives;
  • Experience with counseling and advising Veterans and their dependents;
  • Experience developing Student Education Plans that meet the requirements of the Veterans Administration;
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement innovative teaching methodologies;
  • Commitment to interacting and working successfully as a team with instructors, and other colleagues;
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and assisting students to succeed;
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the total operation of Student Services including Department, Division, and College responsibilities;
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt instructional techniques to accommodate varied learning styles and a variety of teaching modalities including distance learning;
  • Demonstrated ability to use current educational technology methods and tools;
  • Knowledge and experience in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing;
  • Memberships in professional organizations;
  • Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth;
  • Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals
  • Knowledge of student development theories pertaining to community college students;
  • Demonstrated ability to connect students with on/off campus resources to assist them in their college life management;
  • Demonstrated ability to use a broad range of technology pertaining to data collection and analysis for student success;

Conditions of Employment:
141 duty days. Duty days will be prorated based on start of assignment

Salary and Benefits:
Starting salary is $60,678 $91,350 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,270 is available. Salary and stipends are prorated based on start date and the number of duty days assigned. 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 by Human Resources for completeness and 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 by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who 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 ecommended candidates. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Student Services 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. SCCCD EEO Plan

For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1171 Fulton St, Fresno, California, 93721, (559) 243-7100. For information on Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. RCOUN-COU (Slot #2291).

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 one year temporary position. The District may fill more than one position from this pool.State Center Community College District (SCCCD) provides students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at SCCCD, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

About the College
Reedley College is located in the central San Joaquin Valley of California in the city of Reedley, which has a population of approximately 25,000. Known as The Worlds Fruit Basket, Reedley is in one of the richest agricultural regions of the world. Reedley College was established in May 1926 as Reedley Junior College and has affected many lives since then. In its 95 years, Reedley College has developed into a crucial component of higher education in the central San Joaquin Valley, offering over 153 degrees and certificates in 37 areas of study taught by approximately 140 full-time faculty and 225 part-time faculty. The college is one of 11 community colleges in California to offer students on-campus housing.

Reedley College was selected to be one of the 20 California Community Colleges to participate in the groundbreaking California Guided Pathways Project. It was chosen in part due to its strong focus on student success and equity. Guided Pathways is a transformational framework that focuses on reviewing and revising college policies, procedures and practices with the goal of designing with the student in mind. Reedley College has embraced Guided Pathways with the colleges goal in mind, We motivate and inspire students to succeed. The project is designed to significantly increase the number of students who earn a certificate or degree at a California Community College.

Reedley College Mission
Reedley College motivates and empowers students to be successful by providing high-quality, innovative educational opportunities. We inspire a passion for learning to meet the academic and workforce goals of our diverse communities. Our associate degree programs, career technical education, and transfer level courses are offered in an accessible and safe learning environment.

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