Academic Counselor - Tenure Track
Are you interested in creating an amazing educational environment for students who are part of an equity driven community? Faculty at Cabrillo College provide quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world, one student at a time!
The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,400 students per term, of which 44% are LatinX, 5% multi-ethnic, 2.75% Asian, 1.25% African-American, 1% Filipino, 0.25% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.18% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2019. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.
Cabrillo College is committed to equitable access, achievement, and approaches that eradicate a deficit mindset toward students with increased faculty engagement in equity-focused pedagogy and outcomes. Cabrillo is proud to be a part of the California Guided Pathways project to help students achieve their educational goals by providing a clear roadmap to completion.
About the Position: The full-time, tenure track Academic Counselor will enjoy a 185- Day work schedule. The position begins on Monday, August 16, 2021, pending continued funding and Governing Board ratification. Classes and academic counseling may be in a traditional 'in person' setting once it is safe, online or hybrid format, scheduled over summer and/or winter months, and at various campus locations; days, evenings, and/or weekends.
About the Department: The Cabrillo College Academic Counseling Department is part of the Counseling and Educational Support Services (CESS) Division, which is staffed with tenured and adjunct counseling faculty. The Counseling team is dedicated to providing current information and comprehensive counseling services to a diverse student population. Counselors assist students in the identification of career and educational goals, educational planning, and provide follow-up services to support students with their educational plans. Counselors are required to stay current with career/occupational program information and requirements, as well as four-year university transfer requirements.
About the College : Situated on Monterey Bay in the county of Santa Cruz, California, Cabrillo College is highly regarded for its success of transfer and career education, and currently serves over 11,400 students each semester. Cabrillo College transfers many of its students to three nearby universities – the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), San Jose State University (SJSU), and California State University at Monterey Bay (CSUMB). Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby agricultural and farming industries and well as the Silicon Valley business environment.
Faculty at Cabrillo College actively participate in curriculum development, program planning, and serve on participatory governance committees. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its diverse student body and community.
Starting Salary Range : $60,422 to $92,684 per year, salary placement determined by documented education and experience; maximum initial salary step placement on the 185-Day faculty salary schedule is Class 6, Step 9. An annual doctoral stipend of $3,816 is granted to eligible faculty.
Benefits: Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life, short and long term, and vision (optional) insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalSTRS Retirement and an Employee Assistance Program. Please see the Benefits link on the HR webpage for more information.
Examples of Duties
Position responsibilities include providing Cabrillo students with academic, transfer and career counseling. Assignment requires driving for position-related activities; general counseling responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Provide students with workshops, career and educational goal-setting, educational planning, and ongoing follow-up services.
- Provide academic, career/vocational, and personal counseling and student advisement.
- Provide academic counseling to Career Technical Education (CTE) and transfer-bound students.
- Assist students in assessing abilities, aptitudes, interests, work values systems, and personality patterns related to occupations and careers.
- Participate in department meetings and work groups that develop, evaluate and deliver services that support student success. Additional professional assignments include attendance at faculty/college meetings, curriculum and program development, and related duties as required or assigned.
- Teach assigned Counseling and Guidance classes and Career Exploration classes, which may include evening or off-campus assignments.
- Participate in participatory governance committees, processes, and initiatives such as Guided Pathways.
- Maintain timely and accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress.
- Provide academic assistance and related services to students during scheduled office hours.
- Cooperate with and participate as may be required in District investigations and/or student grievance matters of alleged unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
- Complete required District trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Diversity/Elimination of Bias, Workplace Safety, etc.
Required Education from a U.S. Department of Education recognized accredited organization and licensure qualifications:
- Master's 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 current California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), OR
- The equivalent OR
- A lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in one of the above required fields
Submit this Supplemental Application For Equivalency Determination form with supporting materials if you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed above and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience. Graduate students currently working on the required degree are encouraged to apply with the understanding that the degree must be completed AND confirmed by July 1, 2021.
Required Professional Expertise:
- Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable field, curriculum development and assessment of student learning outcomes
- Knowledge of and commitment to the community college philosophy, including Guided Pathways
- Knowledge of and commitment to equity-minded and culturally responsive teaching and academic counseling strategies and practices that enhance student success
- Demonstrated responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning)
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
- Effective oral and written communication skills and effective use of technology
- Must possess and maintain a valid Class C California driver's license and a safe driving record during the course of employment.
- Successful teaching and academic counseling experience in a higher-education institution.
- Successful online teaching experience.
- Experience counseling with and/or demonstrated understanding of the issues faced by veterans, current or former foster youth, basic skills students, first-generation college students, students with disabilities, and other minoritized groups.
- Experience counseling and/or demonstrated understanding of the issues faced by community college students, including international students and students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) majors.
- Career counseling experience which includes interpreting results of career inventories.
- Experience teaching Career Exploration courses and/or workshops.
- Experience developing education plans for CTE and transfer students seeking admission to University of California (UC), California State University (CSU) and private universities.
- Demonstrated interest and willingness to teach online courses.
- Demonstrated knowledge of CTE and transfer degree/certificate program requirements and petition processes.
- Ability to utilize a variety of technology tools, student information systems, and online resources to effectively support students.
- Ability to communicate effectively in English/Spanish.
- Completed application
- Answer supplemental questions
- Attach one of the following:
- Unofficial Transcripts from all colleges attended showing degree(s) conferred (copies and downloads are acceptable). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency at the applicant's expense click here OR
- Copy of a lifetime California Community College Instructor credential, front and back, (in lieu of transcripts) 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
- Equivalency Form click here Submit this form with supporting materials if you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience. Unofficial transcripts must also accompany this form. Graduate students currently working on the required degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the degree must be completed and confirmed by July 1, 2021.
Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be reviewed. Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials. Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas.
Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview. A teaching demonstration / presentation may be a part of the interview, and finalists will be invited to return for a second interview. All notifications will be via email, and can also be accessed logging into your application profile . Interviews for selected candidates are slated for March 2021.
Conditions of Employment
Selected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, official transcripts, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their Social Security card upon hire (for payroll purposes).
Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources at (831) 479-6217.