Counselor, UMOJA

Employer
West Valley-Mission Community College District
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Oct 01, 2020
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Counselor, UMOJA

West Valley-Mission Community College District


Closing Date: 10/27/2020

Definition:
Mission College is now accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track counselor position, with a focus on the UMOJA community. Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of our diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

Mission College serves a region of the San Francisco Bay Area that includes urban neighborhoods, business centers and residential communities. Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, Mission College enjoys an entrepreneurial and innovative energy in sync with its closest technology and business neighbors. Mission College has been identified by the federal
government as being both an AANAPISI and a Hispanic-serving institution. Currently, Federal HSI and AANAPISI grants support our efforts to bridge achievement gaps for these groups.

The successful candidate will be an equity-minded professional committed to closing achievement gaps and further committed to collaboration with faculty, classified professional staff, administration, students and members of the greater community towards student success.


Assignment:
This is a full time, 11-month, tenure-track position to begin Spring semester 2021. The counseling responsibilities of this position include teaching and providing academic, career, and personal counseling. Assignment may include a varied time of the day or evening, and a varied Monday through Saturday schedule, and event, field trip, tour or other travel. This position is represented by the West Valley-Mission Federation of Teachers (WVMFT / AFT Local 6554).


Salary and Benefits:
Anticipated Hiring Range:
  • $78,381 to $121,981 annually, based upon academic achievement, teaching and related experience (Academic Salary Schedule, 11-month annual salary, Steps 1-9).

Benefits include:
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and dependents.
  • Employer paid long term disability for employee.
  • Employer-provided life insurance.
  • Sabbatical, Rejuvenation and Retraining Leaves.
  • Banked leave provisions.
  • Professional Growth and Development activities.
  • 11 days sick leave accrued annually; personal necessity and catastrophic leave.
  • Conference leaves.
  • Opportunity for overload assignments.
  • Cal STRS Retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Education - Possess one of the following:
  • Master’s degree 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
  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the above listed degrees AND a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT); OR
  • Possess a valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in Counseling; OR
  • The equivalent of the above.

AND

2. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.


Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Counseling duties and responsibilities may consist of one or more of the following:
  • Counsel and advise students, on both an appointment and a drop-in basis.
  • Perform specialized work duties as necessary during registration periods.
  • Provide formal in-service training.
  • Participate in program/service development activities.
  • Coordinate efforts of counseling faculty to complete Program Review and participate in the process of SLO assessment and evaluation and use the results of these assessments in the process of continuously improving student learning.
  • Perform other duties as required for the department and/or college.
  • Counselors may also be assigned to teach one or more counseling courses during a semester.
  • Counselors have the option of teaching outside their primary area on an overload basis.
  • Assume institutional responsibilities, essential to the ongoing operation and effective achievement of department, division, college and district programs.
  • Assist the counseling department and the college with the development of an UMOJA Community, aligning with the principles and practices of the statewide UMOJA Community established to increase the success rate of Black/African American and other disproportionately impacted students.
  • Provide assistance with outreaching to the community and event planning targeting African American and at-promise populations.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link: wvm.peopleadmin.com

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741-2174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.






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