General Counselor (HSI/STEM Center) (Full-time, Temporary, Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Position)
San Mateo Community College DIstrict
Location: San Bruno, California
Internal Number: 3284694
General Counselor (HSI/STEM Center) (Full-time, Temporary, Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Position)
San Mateo County Community College District
Posting Number: 2014310F Department: Counseling Services SKY (DEPT) Location: Skyline College Position Number: 2FT0001 Percentage of Full Time: The work year is 175 days (10 month of service). FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime) Months per Year: 10 If other, please specify: Salary Range: Initial placement with a Masters degree can range from $78,372 up to $98,340 per year; and a Ph.D. can range from $89,808 to $104,988 per year. Note: Min Salary: Max Salary: Position Type: Faculty Positions
Who We Are: The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, 'success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.' The Districts 'Students First' Strategic Plan is focused on 'Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.' We provide 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 San Mateo County Community College District, 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.
The College and the District: Skyline College is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 16,000 students each academic year. Skyline College has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Skyline Colleges Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.
Who We Want: We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:
1) Understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
2) Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
3) Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;
4) Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to make them more culturally responsive; and
5) Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.
The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.
The Position: The ideal candidate will share the College's commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Under the supervision of the Dean of Counseling, this position includes assignments 50% in supporting students in the STEM Center and 50% as the PUENTE Program Counselor/Co-coordinator. The duties of this counselor will cover the full range of general counseling responsibilities including academic, career, and personal counseling with both individuals and groups and teaching discipline-specific courses with a focus on supporting the STEM Center and students in STEM-related fields. As the PUENTE Counselor/Co-coordinator, this position is responsible for implementing PUENTE, a model transfer program, as part of the English faculty/counselor team.
The PUENTE Program is a University of California affiliated transfer and support program, the goal of which is to increase the number of educationally underrepresented students transferring to four-year colleges and universities. Three components of the PUENTE Program work together to prepare PUENTE students for transfer: counseling, English instruction, and mentoring. The PUENTE Program's curriculum focuses on the Chicano/Latino experience. PUENTE is open to all students.
This is a temporary position funded by the HSI STEM Grant and may be eliminated once the grant funding has been exhausted.
Duties and Responsibilities: The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s)of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
Provide comprehensive counseling services to students, including academic, career, and personal counseling on a drop-in and appointment basis, as well as online counseling, during both the day and evening
Provide group counseling sessions, orientations, workshops, and other activities to support student success
Develop/implement activities and strategies that contribute to the colleges efforts to support the success of students from underrepresented groups
Maintain expertise in current teaching methodologies and curricula and develop instructional materials and techniques to close the equity gaps experienced by African Americans, Latinx, Filipinos, Pacific Islanders, and other disproportionately-impacted students.
Act as the counselor and co-coordinator of the PUENTE Program
Provide PUENTE Program event coordination, field trips, and PUENTE reporting. Collaborate with other students, staff, and faculty to ensure the success of PUENTE students and the PUENTE program
Recruit and train mentors for PUENTE Program students. Monitor the progress of the mentor-student relationship
Act as an advisor for the PUENTE Student Club
Engage in open, honest, bilingual Spanish communication with students and families
Develop a creative curriculum that embraces pride in Latino culture and focuses on topics of social justice
Serve as a reliable and trustworthy advocate for PUENTE students on campus and in the community
Participate in college and counseling program outreach activities and efforts. Promote the PUENTE Program within the college and surrounding community
Attend PUENTE training programs, professional development, and workshops with the PUENTE team (English and counseling faculty)
Interpret results of multiple measures, including placement tests and diagnostic tools, assessing study skills and transfer goals
Determine students academic needs, and based on those results, assist students in developing educational plans for graduation and transfer
Monitor student performance and progress, including transfer and retention
Maintain appropriate documentation and records
Collaborate with both instructional and counseling faculty and staff to assist students to understand and use counseling, college success services, and resources
Establish and maintain a referral network with teaching faculty, counselors, and departments such as Tutoring, Financial Aid, EOPS, SparkPoint Center, Transfer Center, and learning communities within the STEM Center.
Teach college success and career and personal development courses
Utilize and keep abreast of counseling and student development theories and relevant applications to program development and supporting student success
Participate in appropriate division and unit activities
Masters or above 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 the equivalent (see below) (NOTE: 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.)
Experience providing counseling to college or college-bound students
Knowledge and experience in enhancing retention of students from diverse racial, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds
Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as these factors relate to the need for equity minded-practice both within and outside of the classroom
Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications: For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application indicating one or more of the following:
Degree Equivalence The applicant possesses a degree(s) with similar content to those listed for the relevant discipline. The name of the degree is close to that specified on the Disciplines List but the degree either has a different title or area of expertise or the coursework is slightly different.
Academic Background Equivalence Related to disciplines in which a Masters Degree is not generally expected or available. The applicant must have completed at least 24 semester units of coursework in the academic field and must possess at least the equivalent level of achievement and the equivalent in breadth, depth of understanding, and rigor in each of the following:
i) a broad cultural education usually met by the general education requirements for any Bachelors or Associates Degree, and
ii) a detailed study of the discipline in breadth, depth, and rigor, usually met by course work required for the degree major.
Professional Achievement Equivalence The applicant must have completed the General Education requirements for that degree and show evidence of outstanding professional achievement and/or substantial training in the requested field. The applicant must submit substantial evidence, which demonstrates that his/her preparation, teaching experience, work experience, and ability are equivalent to those expected from a person who meets the minimum qualifications.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The screening committee will select for interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:
Preparation for or experience in designing and preparing Student Educational Plans (SEPs) for community college students
Experience teaching college success courses and career and personal development
Knowledge of and experience using university articulation agreements and transfer requirements for counseling community college students
Knowledge of counseling and student development theories and relevant applications to program development
Experience with intervention programs that support student success
Experience developing innovative programs that strengthen the quality of counseling services for students
Familiarity with student and program performance evaluation
Experience in developing counseling-related workshops and orientation sessions
Experience in facilitating culturally based activities and events
Experience supporting students in crisis situations
Fluency in Spanish
Demonstrated experience counseling STEM students in a Learning Community and/or cohort-based model
Recent experience working with racially minoritized and other disproportionately-impacted students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and particular fields shape patterns of participation and outcomes
Willingness to examine and remediate ones instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized and other disproportionately impacted students
Experience and skill with addressing inequity in the classroom and on campus
Experience and expertise in culturally-responsive teaching in college success and career and personal development
Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within college success and career and personal development courses and classrooms
Demonstrated knowledge of the implications of the Hispanic-Serving Institution designation for institutional, departmental and instructional practices
Benefits: Benefits include a choice of medical plans, dental coverage, vision care, sick leave, salary continuance insurance, and an optional tax-deferred flexible benefit plan. Coverage is offered for employees and all eligible dependents. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs.
Open Date: 07/01/2022 First Review Date: 08/05/2022 Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary: Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position) 2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and teaching experience (including courses taught), and other work experience 3. Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (copies accepted)Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts may be submitted with the application; official copies will be required at the time of the interview. 4. In addition to addressing your qualifications and experience, your cover letter must include a discussion of the following questions:
What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting students in the STEM fields who have been historically marginalized?
Think of the most successful class you have taught. What were the key factors in creating that success for racially-minoritized and other underserved disproportionately disadvantaged students
How is your teaching and counseling approach culturally-responsive to the students you serve?
Conditions of Employment: Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions) Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.
5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.
EEO Statement: The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.
Accommodations: Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form
Annual Security Report: San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2021 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2021 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2021 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2021 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.
San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.”