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Counselor/Coordinator, Design Science High School (Full-Time, Categorically Funded) Fresno City College

Job Description

Posting Number

AA2023-1546

Title

Counselor/Coordinator, Design Science High School (Full-Time, Categorically Funded) Fresno City College

Campus Location

Fresno City College

Start Date

07/12/2023

Essential Functions of Position

At Fresno City College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful faculty member will be an equity-minded individual committed to student success by collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who:

  1. Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
  2. Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
  3. Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
  4. Reflects on institutional and teaching practices and aims to create a culturally responsive teaching environment; and
  5. Strategically builds buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.
Fresno City College seeks faculty members who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. Divisions strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Fresno City College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve. Faculty members should be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will help them prepare for the population of students who attend Fresno City College.

The ideal candidate will share Fresno City Colleges commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. For the 2021-2022 academic year, we enrolled over 34,000 students in which 60% identify as Latinx, 11% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 5% as Black/African American, 20% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 3% as multiracial. Fresno City College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.

This position reports to the Dean of Student Services, Counseling, and will be responsible for a full range of counseling services with individuals and groups. The Counselor/Coordinator, Design Science High School will:

  • Provide the total range of community college counseling services, including career and educational planning, orientation, assessment interpretation, transfer, student outreach and personal counseling;
  • Assist students in the development of a student education plans (SEP);
  • Instruct counseling classes for college success, career planning, study skills and transfer preparation;
  • Plan and conduct multi-media classroom presentations and large presentations;
  • Implement retention strategies;
  • Integrate technology into counseling functions;
  • Work collaboratively with faculty members, counselors, staff and administration;
  • Plan, organize and coordinate a variety of services, projects, pathway maps related to Design Science High School/College and activities related to Design Science High School (DSHS) and Fresno Unified School District (FUSD);
  • Provide leadership in program plans directed towards college degrees earned and transfer-readiness;
  • Maintain strong communication and procedural channels throughout the campus and FUSD congruent with the goals and objectives of the Design Science High School grant;
  • Authorize expenditures and oversee DSHS budget with support from the Fresno City College Budget Technician;
  • Participate in the accreditation process;
  • Coordinate with existing student services areas, including early college, high school and college counseling, career and transfer centers with the goal of maximizing campus resources toward grant objectives;
  • Maintain all program data for program assessment and submit reports according to DSHS regulations;
  • Stay current on all policies and grant term/conditions;
  • Work with staff to institutionalize new practices on the Fresno City College campus;
  • Serve on and attend department, college and district committees and attend meetings and activities as needed;
  • Serve as liaison between Fresno City College, FUSD and the California Community College Chancellors Office;
  • Develop and implement new processes and systems;
  • Assure compliance with appropriate college guidelines and regulations;
  • Participate in program review, student learning outcome development and assessment to improve student learning;
  • Work assignments and provide services in a variety of settings and times, including evening and/or weekends, and on-line or off-campus as needed;
  • Otherwise fulfill all of the duties and responsibilities as required by Administrative Regulation 7122; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom; and

  • Masters 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

  • A valid California Community College Credential; or

  • The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).

(Note: If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match exactly as stated above, you must petition for equivalency.)

(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.)

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience and skill incorporating elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all areas of responsibility;
  • Recent experience working with African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education 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 students;
  • Related work and professional experience;
  • Experience working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, including disabled students;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with computers, and other technologies, which are utilized in providing high-quality instruction and support to students;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff;
  • Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals;
  • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity;
  • Experience in conducting workshops and teaching courses in career and personal development;
  • Knowledge of California Community Colleges matriculation processes;
  • Knowledge and experience interpreting and utilizing articulation agreements and transfer requirements for community college students;
  • Experience in using and interpreting a variety of career assessment tools;
  • Experience working with high school partners; and
  • Experience working with instructional faculty and staff to monitor dual enrollment courses.

Conditions of Employment

181 duty days per year. Duty days will be prorated based upon start of assignment.

Salary and Benefits

Starting annual salary is $64,962 $97,799 based on education and experience. An annual doctoral stipend of $2,419 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employees and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure

Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection advisory committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.

The selection advisory committee will rate responses to the interview questions, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the recommended candidates. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President and College President for final interviews.

A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.

State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. SCCCD EEO Plan

For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1171 Fulton St, Fresno, California, 93721, (559) 243-7100. For information on Fresno City College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. FCOUN-COC (Slot #2804).

Submission of application and related materials is the applicants responsibility and must be submitted through the districts online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Additional Information

This is a full-time, categorically funded position. The District may fill more than one position from this pool.

Additional Information about the Position

About the College
As the very first community college in California, Fresno City College has a proud history of leadership in education and preparing generations of students for their future. Fresno City College is nestled near the lively Tower District and minutes from downtown Fresno, brick buildings and towering trees tell the long story of this historic institution. It is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity, and inclusion among its faculty, classified professionals, and students. The college takes responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all students.

Mission
As Californias first community college, Fresno City College provides access to equity-centered, quality, innovative educational programs, and support services. Committed to a culture of anti-racism, we create dynamic communities of respect and inquiry which encourage student success and lifelong learning while fostering the sustainable economic, social, and cultural development of our students and region.

Vision
Fresno City College aspires to build upon our equity-centered mission and further our commitment to normalize a culture of racial equity and anti-racism. As a community of educators and learners, we will use our individual and collective positions of influence, power, and privilege to foster a community of belonging, affirmation, and validation. We will courageously join as faculty, staff, and students in upholding our core values to transform lives in the Central Valley and beyond.

Core Values
Equity-Mindedness: We call attention to patterns of inequity in student outcomes and take personal and institutional responsibility for the success of our students. We critically reassess our own practices, are race-conscious, and aware of the social and historical context of exclusionary practices in American Higher Education.

Social Justice: We are focused on removing institutional barriers, taking responsibility for and mitigating systemic barriers. We are invested in validating our students lived experiences through examining qualitative and quantitative data which enhances our understanding of intersectionality. This builds a foundation of data-driven solutions and responses to systemic issues.

Sustainable Social and Economic Mobility: We commit to breaking extractive, exploitative, and racist systems and practices. Servimos y empoderamos (we serve and empower) marginalized and racially-minoritized individuals, communities, and histories. With invested community partners, we build programs which foster trans-generational economic growth and prosperity.

Open Date

05/25/2023

Close Date

07/10/2023

Closing Time

11:59 p.m.

Open Until Filled

No

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