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Counselor/Coordinator - Reedley Middle College High School (RMCHS) (Full-Time, Categorically

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State Center Community College District
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California, United States
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Posted Date
Sep 30, 2022

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Counselor/Coordinator - Reedley Middle College High School (RMCHS) (Full-Time, Categorically Funded) Reedley College

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 10/31/2022 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Reedley College

Start Date: 09/27/2022

Essential Functions:
At Reedley 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. Under administrative direction of the Director of Dual Enrollment, the Counselor/Coordinator will provide academic counseling to dual enrollment, high school enrichment and general population students and coordination of enrollment and onboarding efforts to help support pathways to college among impacted groups within our service areas. Duties of the Reedley Middle College High School Counselor/Coordinator will include the following:

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; and5. Strategically builds buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.
Reedley 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. Reedley 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 Reedley College.The ideal candidate will share Reedley College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of the 2020-2021 academic year, we currently enroll over 10,100 students in which 73% identify as Latinx, 5% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 2% as Black/African American, 16% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 2% as multiracial. Reedley 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.Under the direction of the Director of Dual Enrollment, the Counselor/ Coordinator of Reedley Middle College High School shall perform and be responsible for the following duties:
  • Providing the total range of community college counseling services, including career and educational planning, orientation, assessment interpretation, transfer, student outreach and personal counseling;
  • Assisting students in the development of a student education plan (SEP);
  • Instructing counseling classes for college success, career planning, study skills and transfer preparation;
  • Planning and conducting multi-media classroom presentations and large presentations;
  • Implementing retention strategies;
  • Integrating technology into counseling functions;
  • Working collaboratively with faculty members, counselors, staff and administration;
  • Plan, organize and coordinate a variety of services, projects, pathway maps related to RMCHS/College and activities related to RMCHS and Kings Canyon Unified School District.
  • Provide leadership in program plans directed towards high school graduation, college degrees earned and transfer-readiness;
  • Maintain strong communication and procedural channels throughout the campus and Kings Canyon Unified School District congruent with the goals and objectives of the Reedley Middle College High School grant;
  • Authorize expenditures and oversee RMCHS budget with support from the Reedley College Accounting Technician;
  • Participate in program review, student learning outcome development and assessment to improve student learning;
  • 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 RMCHS regulations;
  • Remain current on all policies and grant term/conditions;
  • Work with staff to institutionalize new practices on the Reedley College campus;
  • Maintain strong working relationships, including conducting training sessions, with academic and support services departments on high school and college campuses to promote the goals and objectives of the RMCHS;
  • Serve on Reedley College committees and attend divisional and department meetings and activities;
  • Serve as liaison between Reedley College, Kings Canyon Unified School District and the California Community College Chancellor's Office;
  • Develop and Implement new processes and systems;
  • Assure compliance with appropriate college guidelines and regulations;
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned;
  • 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; and
  • Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.


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 practices; AND

  • Master’s in 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)

NOTES:
  • A bachelor’s degree in one of the above listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline.
  • If the degrees(s) posted on your transcript(s) do not match EXACTLY as stated above, you MUST petition for equivalency. For example: If your degree is in creative writing and you DO NOT have a Master’s in English, you will need to petition for equivalency.


Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience in designing and preparing Student Educational Plans (SEPs) for community college students;
  • Experience teaching courses in career and personal development;
  • Experience in developing and presenting counseling related workshops and orientation sessions;
  • Experience providing counseling and follow-up services to students on probation or academic dismissal status;
  • Knowledge of California Community Colleges matriculation processes;
  • Knowledge of student development theories pertaining to community college students;
  • Ability to connect students with on/off campus resources to assist them in their college life management;
  • Ability to use a broad range of technology pertaining to data collection and analysis for student success;
  • Ability to work closely with faculty in academic divisions and engage in collegial dialogue on issues of student success;
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies and best practices in education;
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience working with individuals of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • Experience with dual enrollment and K-12;
  • 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 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 one’s relational and practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
  • Experience working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, including disabled students;
  • Experience working with a diverse student population;
  • Demonstrated bilingual skills, minimally at conversational level;
  • Experience in the development of K-12 partnerships;
  • Three years recent professional experience in providing programs and services for economically or educationally disadvantaged individuals, and three years recent experience in a leadership position;
  • Graduate coursework and teaching experiences at the secondary or post-secondary level;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of current educational technology and multimedia presentation (computer use in lecture presentations and laboratory exercises, interactive video, etc.);
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for assisting students to be successful;
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development ;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff;
  • Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
  • Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.


Conditions of Employment:
177 - 181 duty days per year

Salary and Benefits:
Annual starting salary range is $60,678 - $93,414 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,270 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teacher’s 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 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 committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, 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 Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. RCOUN-COR-MCHS (Slot #1392).

Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s 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 contingent upon funding. The District may fill more than one position from this pool.State Center Community College District (SCCCD) provides students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at SCCCD, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

REEDLEY COLLEGE
About the College
Reedley College is located in the central San Joaquin Valley of California in the city of Reedley, which has a population of approximately 25,000. Known as “The World’s Fruit Basket,” Reedley is in one of the richest agricultural regions of the world. Reedley College was established in May 1926 as Reedley Junior College and has affected many lives since then. In its 95 years, Reedley College has developed into a crucial component of higher education in the central San Joaquin Valley, offering over 153 degrees and certificates in 37 areas of study taught by approximately 140 full-time faculty and 225 part-time faculty. The college is one of 11 community colleges in California to offer students on-campus housing.

Reedley College was selected to be one of the 20 California Community Colleges to participate in the groundbreaking California Guided Pathways Project. It was chosen in part due to its strong focus on student success and equity. Guided Pathways is a transformational framework that focuses on reviewing and revising college policies, procedures and practices with the goal of designing with the student in mind. Reedley College has embraced Guided Pathways with the college’s goal in mind, “We motivate and inspire students to succeed”. The project is designed to significantly increase the number of students who earn a certificate or degree at a California Community College.

Reedley College Mission
Reedley College motivates and empowers students to be successful by providing high-quality, innovative educational opportunities. We inspire a passion for learning to meet the academic and workforce goals of our diverse communities. Our associate degree programs, career technical education, and transfer level courses are offered in an accessible and safe learning environment.

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To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.scccd.edu

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