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
Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego
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Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 11:59
NOTE: Application materials that are submitted on the last day of
application and are timed out will not be accepted.
Months worked out of the year: 11 months
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
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
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
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
APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING
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.
Click on the link for EQUIVALENCY INSTRUCTIONS and the
EQUIVALENCY DETERMINATION FORM
- 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
- Experience advising students about certificates, associate
degrees and transfer requirements.
- Ability to use technology in providing counseling
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in
- Demonstrated experiences working with people of diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender, sexual orientation,
religion, and ethnic backgrounds.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
- Counseling experience working in a California Community
- Experience teaching career planning, college success and other
personal development courses at the post-secondary
- 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.
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specifically the special instructions, while applying. Consider
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REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS (APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE
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
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
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 D-HR-Jobs@gcccd.edu
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful fingerprint
clearance. A processing fee plus Live Scan fee will be
To apply, visit https://gcccd.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/gcccdcareers/job/San-Diego-County---Cuyamaca-College/UMOJA-COUNSELOR_R-01660.
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
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