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Grossmont/Cuyamaca Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 7, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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San Diego County - Cuyamaca College

Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.

The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.

Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!

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Job Summary
Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

NOTE: Application materials that are submitted on the last day of application and are timed out will not be accepted.

Department: Counseling

Months worked out of the year: 11 months

FTE: 1.00

Starting Salary Range:
$57,381 (Class I, Step 6) - $87,143 (VII, Step 10) Annually
Based on education and experience

First-level interview dates: January 10th and 11th
Anticipated Start Date: February 2023

Job Description

Who We're Looking For:

The UMOJA Counselor serves as a generalist and a regular member of the Counseling Department faculty committed to the academic success and personal growth of African American and other students. This entails providing counseling services related to transfer, vocational/occupational programs, career and academic skills development.

The UMOJA Counselor will assist African American and other students in developing and achieving their immediate and long-range academic and occupational goals. Under the direction of the assigned manager, the position will be responsible for teaching counseling courses, leading workshops, orientations, and seminars; assist in developing and implementing necessary retention programs to meet the program participant needs in support of the advancement of the vision, mission, and values of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District.

The UMOJA Counselor will participate in the planning of support programs that result in the educational growth of UMOJA students. The UMOJA Counselor will be expected to actively participate on campus and within the broader community by serving on departmental and college committees and taking a leadership role in campus, community, and professional organizations. This position may include a combination of day and evening assignments. Cuyamaca College is strongly committed to providing open access and serving a diverse student population. Counselors will be expected to perform other duties consistent with their faculty job description as stated in the AFT contract available at: Grossmont - Cuyamaca Community College District - The AFT Guild


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,


The equivalent (NOTE: A bachelor's degree in one of the listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline.)


Applicants must demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

If you are applying based on “the equivalent”, you will need to complete an Equivalency Determination Form. This form MUST be submitted as part of the application procedures.


  • Experience and proficiency in educational, career, and personal counseling at a community college or university.
  • Training and experience working with individuals and groups in providing personal and crisis counseling.
  • Experience in counseling students on transfer to four-year institutions.
  • Experience advising students about certificates, associate degrees and transfer requirements.
  • Ability to use technology in providing counseling services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated experiences working with people of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Counseling experience working in a California Community College.
  • Experience teaching career planning, college success and other personal development courses at the post-secondary level.
  • An understanding of the interconnectedness of socio-economic, cultural, environmental, and personal factors contributing to both the achievement of as well as barriers to success for African American students and other populations.
  • Commitment to examine, reflect, and modify instructional, relational, classroom and counseling practices to effectively engage and support disproportionately impacted populations with a goal of closing the equity gaps.

Additional Information


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*ATTENTION* Application materials with pictures or personal information will render your application incomplete. Please do not include any materials that were not asked for.

Having the following materials prepared and ready to attach BEFORE beginning the application may make the application experience more seamless.


1.) A complete and current resume

2.) A 1 - 2 page cover letter. Address in your cover letter how you meet the requirements of this position, AND address how you have or would demonstrate sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

3.) College/university transcripts (official or unofficial) verifying degree(s) and/or course work.

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Under Federal Law, employers are required to verify that all new employees are eligible for employment in the United States. Prior to appointment to a position, you must present acceptable proof of your identity and authorization to work in the United States.

GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who require accommodations for completing the application process or interviewing should notify the Human Resources Department by emailing

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful fingerprint clearance. A processing fee plus Live Scan fee will be required.

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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.

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