General/Workforce and Career Development Counselor - Full-Time, Tenure Track (202 Days)
- Yuba Community College District
- Location: Woodland, California
- Category: Admin-Counseling
- Posting Date: 03/27/2019
- Application Deadline: 04/30/2019
General/Workforce and Career Development Counselor - Full-Time, Tenure Track (202 Days)
Woodland Community College - Woodland, CA
As one of two colleges in the District, Woodland Community College (WCC) is located in Woodland, CA. The College is excited about its status as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and serves our local communities in Woodland, Esparto, and Knights Landing in Yolo County, Lake County, and Colusa County. The College serves over 3,000 unduplicated students annually in multiple associate and certificated programs. WCC prides itself on an innovative, student-centered faculty and partnerships with school districts and four-year colleges in its service area. The small college setting provides an advantage for faculty and staff to adapt to new instructional methods and processes and to foster strong interdisciplinary collaborations that benefit students. The College is strongly connected to a diverse community and student body that comprises over 51% Hispanic students, over 11% Asian students, 28% Caucasian students, just over 2% Black/African American students, and just under 5% with students that describe themselves as Native American, Pacific Islander, or listing one or more ethnicities.
This is a new position for Woodland Community College. The primary purpose of this position is to provide career services to students and graduates including career counseling, employment counseling, special programs academic advisement, career exploration, internships, and job search for all students, but predominantly for Workforce Development Initiatives and Career Education Programs. The position will have the opportunity to re-establish career services and a Career Center for WCC. In addition, the position will have the opportunity to guide the College in the development and utilization of a Career Center with strong external connections to business and industry. The selected candidate will manage the career services processes through engagement faculty/staff, students, alums and employers in industry-based interest groups.
Essential Duties Summary
• Provide career, academic, personal and financial aid counseling to students as it pertains to their educational pathways, as well as develop and foster industry relationships.
• Will participate in new and continuing counseling sessions, classroom presentations, workshops, assessment interpretations, outreach and engagement activities, evening assignments, and liaison duties with academic departments.
• May also include curriculum development, professional activities, committee work, and utilizing intervention strategies in working with academically challenged students.
• Working with designated staff and faculty, develop programs and services offered in the Career Center and across campus, including workshops, inventory of career planning software, inventory of career assessment instruments, and a career mentoring program.
• Assist students in developing educational and career pathways (Guided Pathways), culminating in a student educational plan.
• Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas including career planning, workforce development and career education programs and services.
• Assist students in seeking referral to appropriate community agencies or services in response to educational, vocational, or personal concerns.
• Assist with the development of delivery systems using technology for alternative student services.
• Confer with and advise faculty regarding matters of administrative procedure in such areas as admissions and records, articulation and course equivalency, and communication with other colleges and universities.
• Develop and maintain close working relationships with instructional areas, outreach centers, feeder high schools, neighboring colleges and community resource agencies; articulate programs with feeder high schools; foster good high school/college relations.
• Provide intervention strategies to increase the retention and persistence of students in general.
• Assignment will include evening and counseling services to outreach locations, including secondary schools.
• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
• Complete all duties as assigned by the Dean of Student Services or their designee.
• As needed, teach career planning class and other courses in the counseling curriculum as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate, by the final filing date, must possess the minimum qualifications for Counseling at California Community Colleges:
• Master’s Degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development, OR
• The equivalent OR
• Possess a California Community College Counselor life credential.
• (Note: A license as a Marriage, Family and Child Counselor is an alternative qualification for this discipline, pursuant to Title 5 Section 53410.1.)
• Willingness to examine and remediate one’s counseling, instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support community college students.
• Experience in blending student success strategies such as: goal setting, time-management, problem solving, study methods, and research skills into counseling sessions and curriculum.
• Evidence of a strong commitment to professional growth and development, and to the continued innovation and improvement of successful counseling and teaching.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with on-campus groups (including students, faculty, administrators and staff) as well as off-campus community and education partners.
• Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidenced-based assessment of student learning.
• Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Proficiency and currency with career assessment tools/career software applications, their administration and interpretation.
• Experience developing and implementing programs and services associated with a community college career center.
• Working knowledge of advanced forms of technology utilized in providing high-quality classroom instruction and online student services.
Class 2, Step 1 to Class 7, Step 10
$78,089 - $91,118 / Year
BENEFITS/SALARY: The District offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees and dependent, valued at over $20,000 annually with a $266.50 monthly out of pocket expense to employees or dependents for monthly premiums. The package includes health, dental, vision, two (2) life insurance policies and an Employee Assistance program. Additional benefits include contributions to the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS), 457/403b options, 10 sick days and a 178 day contract. INITIAL PLACEMENT WILL NOT BE HIGHER THAN CLASS 7, STEP 10, ACCORDING TO THE ACADEMIC HANDBOOK.
As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, the Yuba Community College District is committed to creating an inclusive and effective learning and working environment for all.
Internal vs. External
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
This position is open until filled and we encourage all qualified applicants to apply.
This position is open to Full Time Tenure Unit Members until March 26 by 5:00 P.M. External applicants are encouraged to apply during the in-house recruitment process. However, external applications will not be reviewed until the in-house recruitment is opened to the public.
*The external application deadline is April 17, 2019 by 5:00 pm.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE: To apply, please visit: https://yccd.peopleadmin.com and complete an academic application (please provide description and details for each position held. See resume or left blank will automatically disqualify your application) The following documents are required: Resume, Transcripts, Equal Employment Opportunity Statement (attached in a Word document), a Cover letter/letter of interest, 3 Letters of Recommendation, a Statement about you teaching philosophy, and a Statement addressing the role of the community college in California. For questions about Yuba Community College District’s application process, please contact Pahua Vue at (530) 741-6976 or email@example.com.
PLEASE NOTE: AS SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS, AN APPLICATION MAY, BUT NEED NOT, INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: (a) one current evaluation from a peer or supervisor, (b) one abstract of a publication, and/or © portfolio.
NO OTHER SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL SHOULD BE INCLUDED.
EQUIVALENCY: Applicants must meet YCCD minimum qualifications by the filing date or have been awarded equivalency by the District prior to the publication of the Recruitment Announcement.
FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS: Include a U.S. evaluation and translation. Contact the Human Resources website for a list of agencies providing foreign transcript services.
It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure all application materials are received by the application deadline date. All submitted materials become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied and will be considered for this recruitment only. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.
TIMELINE: Interviews are scheduled for June 2017. Before a candidate is employed with the District, the candidate will be confirmed by the Governing Board; the proposed confirmation date is July 2017.
This position is anticipated to be assigned to Yuba College of the Yuba Community College District but may be assigned temporarily or permanently within the District.
IF YOU REQUIRE ACCOMMODATION TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please contact the Human Resources Office at (530) 741-6975.