Type of Assignment: Assignment Category: Temporary Assignment Position Details: This position offers a total of 23.5 hours maximum per week, which may be split and offered to more than one associate career counselor.
The MiraCosta College Career Studies Department seeks an experienced associate career counselor to provide career counseling to students participating in the District's Academic and Career Pathways (ACP) Success Teams and to provide resources, guidance, and support to the members of ACP Success Teams. The ACP Success Teams are the primary mechanism through which the District's Redesigning the Student Experience work is being achieved as it seeks to institutionalize the researched best practices of CCCCO's Guided Pathways. This posting is being left open to build a pool of qualified career development instructors and career counselors.
MiraCosta's ACP Success Teams were developed to provide support to the college's disproportionately impacted students. Data from the college's Office of Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness demonstrate that first-time to college students who are Latinx, African-American/Black, and over 25 years of age can benefit from outreach, interventions, and a holistic team approach.
The associate career counselor will work closely with the members of six cross-divisional Academic and Career Pathways (ACP) Success Teams. The associate career counselor will plan and coordinate support services, events, speakers, etc., that promote student career exploration, in alignment with the San Diego and Imperial Valley Region's Integrated Career Planning and Education Planning brief. The associate career counselor will also provide career counseling to ACP students, including assessment, major exploration, occupational exploration, and career clarity, and may be assigned to teach career and life planning classes.
The associate career counselor will be housed in the Career Center, located within the Instructional Services Division under the Associate Career Education Dean, and will receive guidance and support from the career and life planning discipline specialist and chair of the career studies department.
IMPORTANT: MiraCosta College requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to promote a safe and healthful workplace for employees and to promote the health and safety of our campus community. Unvaccinated employees are at greater risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 within the workplace and to the college community that depends on college programs and services. As of August 23, 2021, all employees must submit proof of vaccination or request and receive approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. For more information, please visit https://www.miracosta.edu/covid/covid-vaccination-requirements.html.
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Minimum Qualifications: The transcripts you are attaching to provide evidence that you meet the minimum qualifications below must state the degree title, major, and date awarded.
(1) Masters degree in counseling, career development, educational counseling, guidance counseling, counseling psychology, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling;
(2) OR a Masters degree in Education, Concentration: Counseling; Education: Counseling Option; Education: Counseling and Guidance Concentration; Education: Educational and Clinical Counseling; Education: Educational Counseling; Education: School Counseling; Social Welfare; Guidance and Counseling; or Marriage & Family Counseling (approved comparable degree majors at MiraCosta College);
(3) OR a Bachelors degree in any of the majors listed in (1) above AND a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license valid in California;
(4) OR a valid appropriate California Community College Credential in the discipline area.
(5) OR the equivalent*.
AND have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Desirable Qualifications: 1. Knowledge and application of culturally relevant teaching and counseling theories and practices.
2. Expertise regarding the unique needs of disproportionately impacted students.
3. Familiarity with CA community colleges Guided Pathways.
4. Ability to generate cross-divisional support for the career development process among stakeholders.
5. Experience implementing a case management model and documenting student achievement.
6. Bilingual English/Spanish.
7. Documented experience developing and coordinating events as part of a cohesive case management plan. Basic Function: Under direction, provide counseling services to students with a wide variety of backgrounds and variety of needs; develop education plans with students to achieve their academic goals; plan, organize and teach assigned counseling courses in accordance with approved course outlines, education code requirements and faculty contract provisions; provide feedback and guidance to students and evaluate student performance; and perform related duties as assigned.
Principle responsibilities of the associate career counselor include providing career assessment, exploration, and counseling to students; developing the curriculum for and teaching career & life planning courses; exploring how CRLP classes could best meet the needs of ACP students; serving in a leadership capacity as a career counselor and representative of the career & life planning discipline; collaborating with Academic and Career Pathway (ACP) leads, instructional and counseling faculty, and librarians to incorporate career exploration activities throughout the curriculum; continually investigating, sampling, and evaluating various career exploration tools and determining which are most likely to lead to a high probability of success for students and how the tools may be incorporated into the education and career planning process; assisting with coordinating career exploration events, such as the districts Career & Major/ACP Fair, and assisting with Career Center events, such as panel presentations and the Job & Internship Fair; representing the career & life planning discipline and the Career Center at district and regional meetings and events.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
1. Provide career, academic, and personal counseling (face to face and/or distance/online) using culturally-responsive techniques and equitable practices for engaging students who are racially and ethnically diverse. Meet with students on an appointment and drop-in basis to assess their academic and career goals and personal situations and needs; work with students to tailor abbreviated (one semester) or comprehensive education plans, advising them on courses required, sequencing of courses and other requirements for meeting their academic and career goals; perform unofficial prior course credit evaluations in order to advise students; document counseling notes and plans.
2. Explain district policies and procedures and assist students in completing a wide variety of forms required to meet their needs, including petitions for graduation and academic renewal, prior course credit transcript evaluation requests, alternatives to matriculation and others; provide information on transfer and other requirements.
3. Counsel students in exploring ACPs, majors, careers, and current and future employment trends to help them to make informed, intentional education and career decisions. Assist students in exploring and evaluating career options based on individual skills and interests; provide student counseling with regard to personal needs and situations; provide referrals to student support services and other departments to assist students in meeting their needs.
4. Keep abreast of changing degree, certificate, and transfer options in order to counsel students as part of the career decision-making process.
5. Plan, organize and develop instructional materials including presentations, lectures, demonstrations, homework assignments, laboratory exercises and project assignments consistent with approved course outlines; teach courses utilizing sound pedagogical methods and instructional strategies most appropriate to communicating subject matter to students to meet learning objectives; modify, as necessary, instructional methods to meet diverse student needs; use available instructional technologies such as the internet, online learning and interactive technologies to enrich and facilitate student learning; participate in the review and selection of textbooks and other student materials for assigned courses.
6. Lead workshops related to major exploration, decision-making, occupational exploration, and career and life planning.
7. Create appropriate and customized multimedia workshops, presentations, resources, handouts, and materials.
8. Lead group presentations including classroom presentations, student-interest and career exploration workshops, Career Center orientations, group assessment interpretations, and others.
9. Assist with developing and coordinating career-related activities and presentations for each of the 6 ACP Success Teams and college-wide for club events, professional panels, presentations; assist with recruiting participants for and coordinating the Career & Major/ACP Fair and Job & Internship Fair.
10. Provide prompt feedback on student assignments; evaluate student performance fairly and consistently; assign grades and maintain course/student records in accordance with district standards, policies and procedures; submit and post grades and submit other records following appropriate procedures by established deadlines.
11. Be available to students by telephone, email, Blackboard or personal conference to answer questions and provide encouragement and assistance in completing course assignments and projects; meet scheduled meeting and office hours as established for assigned courses; maintain a flexible schedule to meet student needs; refer students to other faculty or campus resources to resolve problems/issues beyond the purview of faculty.
12. Maintain accurate and complete course records as required by law, regulations and district policies and procedures; record student attendance and other data using course management software; submit attendance and other records by required deadlines.
13. Maintain the confidentiality of student information.
14. Contribute to maintaining a collegial environment and collaborate with department chairs and other faculty to participate in developing policies, standards, curricula changes and other matters; demonstrate willingness to substitute for other faculty when needed to meet college or student needs.
15. Play an active role in campus life; attend faculty and staff meetings; participate in activities that contribute to the educational goals of the college and its constituents; serve on campus committees or task forces.
16. Meet professional responsibilities in accordance with contractual obligations.
Other Duties: 1. Exhibit proven cultural humility/proficiency skills when working with students from diverse backgrounds (e.g., first-generation, disproportionately impacted students, low income, non-traditional college students). 2. Collaborate with leads for CARE, Health Services, Financial Aid, ASE Programs, SAS, EOPS and other programs to ensure cross-referral of students for comprehensive support services.
3. Represent the importance of integrating career counseling and exploration to the members of the ACP Success Teams and to the college community, the region, and statewide at conferences as appropriate. Attend all required trainings, Success Team meetings for the 6 ACPs, Career Liaison meetings, all ACP Success Team events, panels, etc., and others as they relate to the position.
4. Introduce career peers to targeted student populations for additional independent work and community building.
5. Stay current in academic or program discipline, including maintaining licensure, certification or continuing education requirements where appropriate.
6. Assist with a variety of special projects as assigned.
7. Perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge To: 1. Theory, concepts, principles, techniques and conventions applicable to student counseling, advising and educational planning at an advanced level.
2. Teaching and instructional techniques and strategies applicable to student learning at varying levels of subject matter and language proficiency.
3. Trends, developments and uses of educational technologies including online learning and course management systems such as Blackboard.
4. State education code, Title 5 and other applicable laws related to curriculum requirements and approval and reporting processes.
5. Instructional and tutorial techniques and methods applicable to a diverse range of students including those with physical, emotional and learning disabilities.
6. District organization, operations, policies and objectives, and resources available to support student success.
7. Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work.
Ability To: 1. Evaluate student goals, interests and needs and provide student and educational counseling services to students from diverse educational and personal backgrounds with compassion and sensitivity.
2. Clearly convey, interpret and explain theories, concepts, principles, course content and detailed strategies and plans to a diverse student population.
3. Employ available instructional technologies in ways that maximize student learning.
4. Encourage the development of critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills through the use of appropriate teaching strategies and student assignments.
5. Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote student progress.
6. Examine the effectiveness of teaching methodologies being used, in terms of student learning outcome measures and modify as appropriate to meet diverse student needs.
7. Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit grade and attendance records according to established deadlines.
8. Maintain the confidentiality of student information.
9. Meet all teaching and other scheduled responsibilities such as office hours and meetings at the designated times, while keeping a flexible schedule to facilitate student access and learning.
10. Stay abreast of current scholarship and other developments in assigned academic fields through professional development activities.
11. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
12. Operate a computer and standard business software.
13. Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability issues.
14. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.
Physical Effort: The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Primarily sedentary with intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping; occasional light lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; ability to work at a computer, including repetitive use of a computer keyboard, mouse and other control devices; ability to travel to a variety of locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business.
Emotional Effort: Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to work effectively under pressure on a variety of tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.
Working Conditions: Primarily classroom and business office environments; subject to frequent public contact and interruption; intermittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion; may work at any district location or authorized facility with occasional evenings and/or weekends on an as-needed basis. Occasional local travel may be requested.
Posting Number: AF21/22080P Human Resources Contact Information:[email protected] or 760.795.6854 Job Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes First Screening Date: This position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as needed.
About MiraCosta College MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at https://www.miracosta.edu/office-of-the-president/board-of-trustees/_docs/3400BP-Diversity-Equity-Inclusion.pdf
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The MiraCosta Community College District is located in San Diego County along the Southern California coast, between Orange County to the north and the metropolitan area of San Diego to the south. The district is approximately 35 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles south of Los Angeles. The District includes the cities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Del Mar, the unincorporated areas of La Costa, Olivehain, and portions of Carmel Valley and Camp Pendleton Marine Base.