Citrus Community College
Counselor (Full-Time Tenure Track to begin 2016)
Posting Number: 0600504
Posting Date: 12-15-2015
Closing Date: 02-23-2016
Department/Division: COUN (Counseling)
Funding: Categorical Funded
Job Category: Faculty
Percentage Employee: 100%
Months per Year: 10-months (175 days between July 1 and June 30)
Work Days per Week: As determined by the District.
Work Schedule per Day: As determined by the District.
Placement/Range: Salary to be determined by the candidate's proper placement on the current Faculty Salary Schedule which is based on education and experience, and can be found at the Citrus College website.
The District provides a comprehensive program of fringe benefits including major medical, dental, and vision insurance for full-time employees and eligible dependents. Life insurance provided for the employee only.
A Complete Application Packet Includes:
ABOUT CITRUS COLLEGE
Celebrating 100 years of service, Citrus College is located in Glendora in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, approximately twenty-five miles northeast of metropolitan Los Angeles. The college has the distinction of being the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in the state. Citrus College was founded in 1915 under the leadership of Dr. Floyd S. Hayden, who helped bring the community college movement to California. From 1915 to 1961, the college was operated by the Citrus Union High School District. In July 1961, the Citrus Community College District was created to include the Azusa and Glendora unified school districts. In 1967, the district expanded to include the Claremont, Duarte and Monrovia school districts.
Today, Citrus College occupies a 104-acre campus. The college is currently experiencing a major facilities expansion project that will change the look of the campus. The college enrolled 27 students in 1915 and currently the college serves more than 11,000 students. Classes are offered on a 16-week calendar (fall and spring semesters), as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options -- six-week winter intersession, evenings, late start and early end, summer sessions, and optional class formats, such as distance education online courses and distance education integrated classes.
Citrus College delivers high quality instruction that empowers students to compete globally and to contribute to the economic growth of today's society. We are dedicated to fostering a diverse educational community and cultural learning environment that supports student success in pursuit of academic excellence, economic opportunity, and personal achievement.
Citrus College is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Its many professional memberships include the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Community College League of California (CCLC).
ABOUT OUR COUNSELING AND ADVISEMENT CENTER
Counseling Programs and Services support Citrus College's mission to help students realize their full potential. Our primary objective is to provide opportunities for students to clarify their values and goals so they can make informed decisions about their educational, career/transfer and life pursuits. We are dedicated to cultivating future leaders by providing encouragement and support towards our students achieving their goals.
The Counseling and Advisement Center aids the college mission by providing quality instruction and counseling to help students understand the educational process and empower students to compete globally. The program is dedicated to fostering a diverse educational community and supporting students to develop educational plans that support student success.
ABOUT OUR STUDENT SUCCESS AND SUPPORT PROGRAM
The Student Success Act of 2012 recognizes that student success is the responsibility of the institution and student, supported by well-coordinated and evidence-based student instructional services to foster academic success. The purpose of the Student Success and Support Program is to increase California community college student access and success by providing students with core (assessment, orientation, counseling, advising, and other educational planning services) and follow-up services necessary to assist them in achieving their education goals and identified course of study.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The District is recruiting to fill two (2) full-time tenure track counselor positions which report to the Dean of Counseling Programs and Services. The assignments include 175 contract days between the period of July 1 and June 30. The schedule may consist of day and/or evening work.
These positions are contingent upon funding and final Board approval.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
--Provides comprehensive academic, career, transfer, and personal counseling services to the general student population. Develops curriculum, instructs student development courses (including learning communities) and workshops. Maintains professional and ethical academic standards.
--Engages in other professional duties including division, department and committee work, curriculum development, and liaison with instruction and other programs on campus.
Participates actively in staff development and professional growth programs.
--Meets obligation with regard to scheduled appointments, required office hours, and other duties in accordance with prevailing policy.
--Undertakes other duties as assigned, including but not limited to assisting with student athletes, student success and support, including noncredit student success and support, and teacher preparation.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to communicate effectively, in English, with a diverse population both orally and in writing.
- Ability to work effectively as a member of the instructional team.
- Willingness to participate in the distance education program.
- Willingness to develop and assess student learning outcomes.
- Evidence of computer literacy and experience with standard computer software on Microsoft Windows platform (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Blackboard or similar).
- Willingness to use and promote technology-mediated instructional techniques.
- Possess excellent organization skills.
Demonstrated understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, cultural background, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty, and staff,
Possession of a master's 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 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
the equivalent (It is the candidate's responsibility to provide conclusive evidence and justification for equivalency)
A California Community College LIFE credential in Counseling.
- Familiarity with the Student Success and Support Program and interest in providing program services.
- Experience assisting students with transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
- Experience with providing academic and personal counseling in a college setting.
- Familiarity assisting students in special programs such as veterans and/or nursing.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Refer to Minimum Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications.
Licenses and Certificates:
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
Applications are considered legal documents, and as such, all areas of the application must be completed or your application packet will be considered incomplete, and will not be moved forward. While it may be appropriate in some areas of your application to use "NA" (not applicable), do not use terms such as "see resume" or "see attached". When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all required documents, and those additional documents you choose to include, are attached BEFORE clicking the "Finished Attaching Documents" button and confirming. It is advisable to attach "Optional" documents first, and then "Required" documents once you are ready to click on the "Finished Attaching Documents" button and confirming.
Application -AND- Supplemental Questionnaire must be complete. A resume will not substitute for a fully completed employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete applications will be rejected. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.
Please provide a current and accurate e-mail address as that is the primary means the College will communicate about this job opportunity.
Additional documents CANNOT be added to your electronic application packet once you click on "Finished Attaching Documents" and receive your confirmation number; so, please be sure you have all documents you will upload handy and in an electronic format. THE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM WILL NOT ACCEPT DOCUMENTS LARGER THAN 2MB. IF YOUR DOCUMENTS DO NOT UPLOAD, PLEASE RESIZE. If you do not have all your documents handy at the time you are applying for the position, we advise you to click on "Finish Attaching Documents Later". Be sure, however, to finish attaching your documents BEFORE the close or first consideration date for the position. Please remember, you will NOT be able to attach additional documents after you have selected "Finished Attaching Documents" and have received a confirmation number, and you will not be able to apply for a position after the position has closed.
Please note: should an applicant apply for a position more than once, only the most recently received application packet will be the one screened for completeness. All others will be deemed inactive, and will not be considered, regardless of completeness.
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, emailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials outside the online Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Only application materials submitted through this electronic format will be accepted. Exception: The Citrus College Form 101 must be mailed or hand delivered to the Director of Human Resources in a sealed, confidential envelope.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.
Acceptance of this position includes complying with the provisions of an Agency Shop. Every full-time faculty member is a dues-paying member of the Citrus College Faculty Association, currently affiliated with the California Teachers Association/National Education Association.
EQUIVALENCY: If you will be requesting equivalency for this position, please complete the Faculty Equivalency Guidelines and Request Form, which may be found by visiting the Citrus College website (www.citruscollege.edu
) and clicking the A-Z index for the Employment Opportunities (faculty and staff) link. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (626) 914-8550.
--Candidates must upload copies of all transcripts (need not be official at the time of application) which prove sufficient for verifying minimum qualifications for this position.
--Official transcripts will be required at the time of the job offer.
--Transcripts must be from the awarding institution, and must show that the degree has been awarded (or conferred) and the year.
--Degree(s) must be earned (or conferred) from accredited institution(s) or an equivalent foreign institution by the first consideration date for this position.
--All degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript by the indicated first consideration date for this position.
--Foreign transcripts must be transcribed in English AND evaluated for U.S. equivalency by a bona fide U.S. evaluation service.
--A selection committee will review application packages of those candidates who have met the minimum qualifications for this position, and will select a limited number of qualified candidates for an interview.
--Each candidate may be asked to make a presentation on a topic of the selection committee's choice. The candidate will be informed of the topic when an interview appointment is scheduled.
--Each candidate may be asked to provide a sample of his or her writing ability just prior to the interview.
--Travel costs must be borne by the applicant.
--Final candidates for faculty, management, and supervisor/confidential positions may be interviewed by the Superintendent/President.
--If selected as a finalist, the candidate permits the District to contact the current and former employer(s) to investigate past employment history.