Counselor (Career/General)

Berkeley City College
California, United States
$57,635.00 - $77,843.00
Jun 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Berkeley City College


Counselor (Career/General)

Salary Range: $57,635- $77,843/yr. Initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background.

Deadline: July 1, 2021


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Duties & Responsibilities

• Provides general counseling which includes providing students with information and advice regarding educational programs, occupational programs and degree and transfer requirements.

• In conjunction with the Transfer Center Director, coordinates and oversees the College’s Career/Transfer Center programs and services.

• Conducts career and job search-related workshops and seminars.

• Maintains relationships with bay area employers.

• Participates in the College-wide Student Success & Support Program.

• Assists students in the selection of majors, careers, and the development of student educational plans.

• Assists students with the decision-making process and exploration of alternatives in regards to college adjustment, personal growth and development, social adjustments and goals.

• Administers vocational/career assessment instruments and interprets findings with students.

• Teaches classes in college/university transfer preparation, career, educational and life planning, study skills, human development and/or counseling and facilitates small group discussions. Provides class instruction in accordance with established course outlines of record. This includes organizing instruction towards achieving those objectives; participating in the selection of textbooks and other materials; instructing through lecture, discussion, demonstration, etc.; conferring with students as appropriate such as informing students via syllabi concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements; assigning grades; and providing a safe and positive classroom environment conducive to effective learning.

• Maintain professional and ethical standards. This includes maintaining necessary attendance, scholastic and personnel records, and submits them according to published deadlines; preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and promptly returns them to students; and posting and maintaining required office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.

• Participate in faculty discussions on curriculum, teaching-learning techniques and teaching materials.

• Represents the Counseling Department on college and district committees.

• Participates in outreach and training activities with high schools, four-year institutions and/or community agencies.

• Provides professional service that includes counseling, advising, evaluation of transcripts, attendance at meetings and participation in the governance structure of the college and the district.

• Responsible for continuously updating professional competency through post-graduate and/or in-service training.

• Provide general counseling to special populations, as assigned.

• Performs other related duties as assigned by the college.


Counseling schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment. Counselors are expected to use and keep abreast of advanced counseling methods, including the use of current and future technologies, to support student learning and career objectives.



The Counselor is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to:


• Maintenance of office hours;

• Performing departmental duties such as program and curriculum development, evaluation and revision, and selecting appropriate program materials, and working with administrators and other faculty to develop a comprehensive pre-collegiate program;

• Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;

• Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current;

• Performing professional outreach activities (e.g., working with administrators and other faculty, as part of course development and depending on need, by participating in an industry advisory committee for a program, working with inter-segmental education partners—such as high school, adult school and other colleges—and industry partners to design and implement effective basic skills curricula and career pathways in the discipline, etc.); and

• Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.


Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Guidance Counseling, Educational Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Marriage, Family and Child Counseling or Career Development;


2. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Guidance Counseling, Educational Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Marriage, Family and Child Counseling or Career Development;




3. Possession of a California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT);


4.. May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Counselor Credential.

5. The equivalent qualifications.. (District equivalency form must be completed at the time of application).

(Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.)

6. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.


Desirable Qualifications

1. At least one (1) year of community college experience with the last five (5) years with a diverse multi-ethnic student population.

2. Experience as a career counselor.

3. Experience in California community college matriculation counseling.

4. Experience using computers in counseling or related activities.

5. Experience teaching counseling and/or career-related courses and/or conducting workshops.

6. Ability to speak and converse in English and another language.

7. Demonstrated ability to conduct individual and group career counseling, utilizing career assessment methodologies and instruments.

8. Demonstrated ability to conduct individual and group educational planning counseling, utilizing appropriate assessment methodologies and instruments.

9. Knowledge of and experience with effective (best) teaching practices in the discipline.

10. Demonstrated involvement and leadership in on-campus or off-campus professional organizations and activities (i.e., student learning outcome groups, committees, conferences, student clubs).

11. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.


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