Job Opening Date:
December 07, 2022
Job Closing Date:
February 10, 2023
Mission Viejo, CA
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Pay Rate Type:
Hours Per Week:
Percentage of Employment:
Months of Employment:
$78,689 to $104,919 annually
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Transcripts. Optional: Letter(s) of
Application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on February
Full-time faculty Counselors, in addition to the 178 total
instructional days in the Academic contractual year, work an
additional 17 paid extra duty days (10 days scheduled immediately
prior to the start of the fall academic calendar, and the
equivalent of 7 days, to be mutually agreed upon by the faculty
member and the dean.)
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be
representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right
to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance
with any changes in District policy and/or the faculty collective
Provide counseling services and teach related courses to a diverse
student population. Ability to work with disproportionately
impacted student populations, including individual and group
counseling for students with academic, career and personal
concerns. Provides career planning activities in classrooms,
groups, or individual sessions. Conduct student advisement sessions
to help students in developing their individual educational plan.
Assist students in defining personal and educational plans and
goals. Creates an environment for students that develops
self‐awareness and self-direction capabilities. Be proficient and
maintain competency in the use of computer applications used in
counseling, teaching, and articulation related activities. Provide
on-going academic monitoring, planning and intervention techniques
as they pertain to student’s goals. May instruct counseling courses
and counseling related workshops. Participate in general faculty
functions related to the educational process, in‐service programs,
and professional development, SLO’s, program review, and other
duties as assigned. Serve as liaison between Counseling and Special
Programs and other schools and departments, administration,
community and business/industry.
Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse
population of students through careful preparation of course
materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical
feedback on assignments and discussions in support of student
Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive
pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging
students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically
underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience with
relevant pedagogical techniques to engage diverse student
populations such as African American, Latinx, Native Americans,
Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted
Participate in curriculum development and serve on department,
division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain
and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate
professional development activities.
Engage in co-curricular activities, including planning,
implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support
Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.
Maintain formal office hours; stay current on information as
discussed in department and division meetings.
Provide an average of one (1) hour per week of college service that
supports the division, college and/or District goals through active
participation in one or more of the following categories: committee
work on the department, division/school, college, and/or district
level; non-classroom college, district, or community activities;
department/division/school activities, events, or meetings; student
club advisor activities or events.
Remain current in your discipline, of instructional methods and new
technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply
emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software
applications) as necessary to assist and support student
Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned,
including comply with the applicable Course Outline of Record(s)
(COR); respond to and evaluate student work regularly and
consistently, inform students on a timely basis of their progress
in the course throughout the term; and respond to student academic
concerns, as appropriate, in a timely manner. Comply with district,
college and division policies in the performance of duties.
Work cooperatively with staff and students.
Regular and consistent performance of the requirements of your
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*
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.
Commitment to equity and diversity. All applicants must have
demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender
identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community
college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to
demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded
practices within an educational environment.
Expertise in culturally responsive counseling and teaching in,
particularly as it relates to:
Experience and/or ability to create equitable outcomes and success
for all students more specifically disproportionately impacted
populations. This includes the ability to effectively engage the
college’s diverse student population and the ability to address
equity, inclusion and diversity issues.
Knowledge of the state Student Equity and Achievement
Demonstrated experience working with disproportionately impacted
student populations including but not limited to the following:
African American, Latinx, Economically Disadvantaged, Foster Youth,
LGBTQIA+, Re-entry (25+), DSPS, First generation college students,
Undocumented or DACA students, Students experiencing food and
housing insecurities and other historically underrepresented group
in higher education (e.g.: Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander,
Alaska Native, Southeast Asian American, Asian American).
Experience providing academic and career and personal
Experience in curriculum development and creation of articulation
and various transfer agreements.
Knowledgeable in the areas of career education, career development,
occupational, labor market, non‐traditional career and
Demonstrated knowledge of state‐mandated matriculation policies,
procedures, and regulations.
Experience in the use of computer technology as a teaching tool, a
student tracking system, a communication network for counseling,
and articulation activities.
Experience in counseling in social, emotional and holistic
Utilize computer technology as a tool in delivering
To be considered a candidate for this position, the following
materials must be electronically uploaded:
• Completed South Orange County Community College District online
application including education, experience and references.
• Cover letter.
• Current resume and/or curriculum vitae.
• Academic transcripts of all college level coursework showing date
degree awarded from an accredited institution. For consideration,
degree(s) must be awarded at the time of application, or applicant
must complete the Supplemental Application for Equivalency
Determination form with online application. Unofficial transcripts
are acceptable at time of application. Successful candidate must
provide official transcripts upon hire. Non-U.S. transcripts must
include a certified U.S. evaluation (i.e., NACES agency:
www.naces.org) at the time of application.
Incomplete application packages will not be
All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange
County Community College District and will not be returned or
copied, and will be considered for this position only. Applicant
bears the sole responsibility for ensuring that the application
package is complete when submitted. All travel arrangements will be
at applicant’s expense.
Application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on
February 9, 2023 .
Application materials received after the closing deadline will not
For an online application, information and instructions, visit the
District Job Opportunities website at jobs.socccd.edu or call (949)
Federal law requires every new employee to present documentation
showing eligibility to work in the U.S. SOCCCD does not sponsor
A screening committee will review application materials which are
complete and received by the deadline. A limited number of
applicants will be invited to the District for an initial interview
at their own expense. Possession of the minimum qualifications does
not ensure an interview.
Compensation and Fringe Benefits:
Full-time faculty are paid on the Academic Salary Schedule (see
Wages for salary placement criteria in the Academic Employee Master
Agreement located under Contracts on the District website). The
District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits which
includes medical and dental insurance, vision-care plan, life
insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and
dismemberment coverage, long-term disability plan, and legal plan.
All premiums are fully paid by the District.
SPECIAL COVID-19 NOTICE:
Interviews may be held in-person (following all necessary
precautions) or in a virtual format. Employees must reside in
California while employed with the South Orange County Community
College District (SOCCCD), even during remote work. Thank you for
your continued interest in working at the SOCCCD.
The SOCCCD is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of
students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it
serves. Beginning January 8, 2022, all employees and volunteers
must be fully vaccinated (as defined by the Centers for Disease
Control) against COVID-19 unless approved as exempt due to a
verified disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious
belief (as defined in federal or state laws and regulations). More
information can be found on our District website by visiting
NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT:
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603,
requires that employers obtain documentation from every new
employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in
this country. SOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.
A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree
may not accept employment until after the first 180 days of
retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent
employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an
active CalPERS member. Please contact CalPERS for additional
information regarding your retirement status.
Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement
System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with the District to
perform service that requires membership in CalPERS, is eligible to
elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS
If you require special accommodations in the application and/or
selection process, please notify District Human Resources at least
two (2) business days prior to the Job Close Date/Initial Screening
Date, by either calling (949) 582-4850 or sending an e-mail to
Report to work on a regular and consistent basis, as scheduled, to
CAMPUS CRIME AND SAFETY AWARENESS:
Information regarding campus crime and safety awareness can be
found at www.saddleback.edu or www.ivc.edu. Paper copies are
available in the District Human Resources office upon
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The South Orange County Community College District is committed to
creating an academic and work environment that fosters diversity,
equity and inclusion and equal opportunity for all, and ensures
that students, faculty, management and staff of all backgrounds
feel welcome, included, supported, and safe. Our culture of
belonging, openness, and inclusion, makes our district a unique and
special place for individuals of all backgrounds.
Our District and our colleges are looking for equity and
inclusion-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of
California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to the understanding
of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender
identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present within
our community. When you join our District, you can expect to be
part of an exciting, thriving, equity-focused, and inclusive
community that approaches higher education with the lens of social
justice and collaboration among students, faculty, staff,
administration, and community partners. In deciding whether to
apply for a position with our District, you are strongly encouraged
to consider whether your values align with our District’s mission
and goals for EEO, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
SOCCCD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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