*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of General Counselor, Academic Awareness/CONNECT Program, De Anza College.
The Foothill - De Anza Community College District does not have a remote work policy. All employees are expected to be available to work in person and on-site per the requirement of the department.
Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:
The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success and educational excellence. The district and its colleges provide access to affordable, quality educational programs and services that develop a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California and the global community. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic instructional and learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. Foothill-De Anza is driven by an equity agenda and core values of integrity, inclusion, care for our students' well-being, and sustainability.
De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.
De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
Communication and expression
Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES of the Position Include: Reporting to the Dean of Counseling/DSPS/Title IX, the General Counselor will assist with the Academic Awareness/CONNECT programs with implementation of its goals and objectives to assist students off of progress and academic probation status. The candidate will provide personal counseling as well as academic advising, career & transfer counseling pertinent to students' goals.
The General Counselor will collaborate with the Dean of Counseling/DSPS/Title IX, Counseling Chair, counseling faculty, instructional faculty, and staff for the success of students within the Academic Awareness/CONNECT programs. Candidate will work closely with the Academic Awareness/CONNECT team to monitor and document student progress, and assist with collecting data for program reporting purposes.
The General Counselor will provide core services including general information to orientation to college programs & services, develop educational plans, and follow-up with students who are on progress and/or academic probation status.
Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, service on District and/or college committees, and performing other duties consistent with the role of a faculty Counselor/Instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to participate in campus extra-curricular activities.
Using counseling and academic advising to guide students towards their desired goals (i.e.: transfer or employment or job development).
Working with the Academic Awareness/CONNECT team, identify students experiencing progress and/or academic difficulties.
Effectively conducting progress and/or academic program workshops.
Working in a closely integrated team of Instructors, Counselors, student services special programs and other college services.
Working with Academic Awareness/CONNECT team to come up with a global plan to prevent students from being on progress and/or academic probation.
Establishing an effective rapport with students.
Developing an education plan for students that helps prevent them from probation status.
Providing evidence on program success by collecting retention and success data to report to state agencies and campus and
Working with Academic Awareness/CONNECT program team to come up with a plan for students to prevent and/or remove probation status.
Providing high-quality personal counseling to enable students to succeed.
Providing transfer and career counseling as appropriate to student educational and career goals.
Establishing and maintaining relationships with other student service groups in program planning and organizing.
Attending all program and division meetings and training sessions.
Participating in on-going professional development training.
Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
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 OR the equivalent OR 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.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills in providing counseling, transfer, and career services to multi-ethnic and underrepresented students.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in providing academic, personal, career counseling to community college students, especially underprepared students.
Ability to provide culturally relevant strategies for developing and teaching personal development, college success and/or career courses to underprepared students.
Demonstrated experience in serving students on progress and/or academic probation
Demonstrated experience in skills and strategies in effectively serving underrepresented students.
Demonstrated experience in working closely and collaboratively with a team.
Demonstrated strong communication, written, and interpersonal skills.
Experience with counseling related technology, educational planning software, and social media.
Experience working in a student success program.
Knowledge of AB 705 policy and guidelines.
Indoor, office environment.
(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
Vision sufficient to read various materials.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.
A District on-line application to be completed at http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/*In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet. http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/Equivalency.pdf
Applicants will be REQUIRED to submit transcripts for salary placement purposes. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense.
If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.
Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our 'Applicant Information' webpage to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html
HIRING RANGE: $79,128.39 - $146,897.96 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.
Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 11-months per year
STARTING DATE: Fall 2024
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.
The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.
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This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Foothill-De Anza serves the communities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford, Sunnyvale, and portions of San Jose.For more than 50 years, Foothill-De Anza has demonstrated excellence and innovation in academic programs and student services. As one of the largest community college districts in the United States, Foothill-De Anza provides credit classes for about 64,000 students a year. The colleges are active members of the League for Innovation in the Community College, a national consortium of leading two-year institutions.