Long Beach Community College District is currently seeking two (2) full-time tenure track General Counselors commencing with the 2014 fall semester. The primary assignment involves providing personal, career, and educational counseling to students. The Counselor is expected to participate in new student workshops, classroom presentations, outreach activities, evening assignments, and provide referrals for students to other services and agencies. The counselor will also provide leadership in areas of student intervention strategies, working with academically challenged students, and teaching counseling, career, and orientation courses. This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, and college committees, and assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.
The counseling assignment may be at the Liberal Arts campus or the Pacific Coast campus. The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online or off campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Long Beach Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting teaching and academic excellence, and student learning and success through the work of Counseling.
Master’s 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, meet equivalent qualifications established by the District (NOTE: 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, pursuant to Title 5 Section (53410.1.) AND
Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understand of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Recent community college counseling experience within the last 5 years.
Evidence of student success in counseling.
Evidence of participation in student success initiatives in post-secondary setting.
Evidence of an ability to address the needs of a diverse and frequently underprepared student population.
Evidence of the ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.
Evidence of an ability to adapt counseling methods and teaching pedagogy to the knowledge level (developmental through transfer) and personality of each individual and class.
Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidenced-based assessment of student learning.
Evidence of innovation, scholarship, or leadership in the counseling discipline.
Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Long Beach City College.
Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
Commitment to the Mission and Strategic Objectives of Long Beach Community College District.
Ability to work with computers, and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate); and intrinsic motivation and ability to develop and teach online courses.
Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Evidence of an ability to conduct various academic, career and job related workshops and presentations.
Evidence of an ability to use and to interpret various career assessments.
Evidence of knowledge in the use of various academic and career related programs to assist students in researching important information about the academic goal and career of their choice.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Salary range of $56,267 - $87,452 is commensurate with academic preparation and experience. The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee.
The deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m., February 13, 2014. Application materials must be electronically submitted on-line at http://hr.lbcc.edu/jobs.cfm. Incomplete applications and applications submitted by mail will not be considered.
A Long Beach Community College District Online Application.
A cover letter outlining your education and experience relevant to this position.
Three professional references (list on the application) to include name, title and contact information.
A current resume or curriculum vitae.
Complete transcripts of ALL lower and upper division, and graduate level college/university course work with the degree conferral date shown (need not be official – as attachment). Transcripts from countries other than the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Service (NACES).
Submit application on-line at
OR visit our lobby to submit applications on-line at
Long Beach Community College District-Human Resources
4901 E. Carson Street, Long Beach, CA 90808
Individuals who need reasonable accommodations in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office for assistance or call 562.938.4811.
Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
Applicants who meet the basic qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to the college at their own expense. During the campus visit, each applicant will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a short teaching demonstration/presentation on a previously announced topic and participate in a writing exercise and/or hands-on practical.
The interview committee will rate responses to the interview questions, the demonstration/presentation, and the applicable writing exercise and/or hands-on practical.
Based upon this rating, a small number of applicants will be invited to the campus for a second interview.
The Superintendent-President will make the final recommendation for employment to the Board of Trustees.
To be considered in the initial committee review, all materials requested in this vacancy notice must be received no later than the filing deadline. Submission of all application materials is the responsibility of the applicant.
The District does not contact Placement Offices.
Applicants wishing to apply for more than one position must submit separate materials for each position.
During the interview, consideration will be given to factors in addition to education and experience, including but not limited to: professional development, ability to work with others, and commitment to meet student needs.
Applicants who are eliminated from consideration will be notified by letter.
Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the College’s recommendation for employment.
The District reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and to investigate past employment records of applicants selected for interviews.
The District reserves the right to extend the deadline, re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling this position.
The College does not return materials submitted an application for a position. (Copies of original supporting documents are acceptable.)
The community of Long Beach is a wonderful blend of big city and sea-side town. California’s 5th largest city conveniently borders Los Angeles and Orange County and is known for its rich heritage celebrating the cultural arts, athletics, tourism, community and civic opportunities. Long Beach is a culturally diverse community of nearly 500,000 that was recently named one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” by America’s Promise.
THE LONG BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
The Long Beach Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.