Counseling Part-Time Pool
Ventura County Community College District
See Position Description
Districtwide (Ventura County CA), CA
We are accepting applications on an on-going basis for future
consideration for part-time counselor in this discipline at any of
our three colleges (Oxnard, Moorpark, and Ventura). While there is
no current vacancy in this discipline, applications submitted to
this pool will be kept on file for the current academic year
, Fall 2023, and/or Spring
) and may be considered if
a vacancy opens within the academic year. If you have applied to
previous pools in this discipline, you will need to apply to this
pool to continue to be considered.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Under the general direction of a dean, a Counselor
(Non-Contract/Temporary) provides comprehensive counseling, career
guidance, and advisement services to students from diverse
backgrounds for the purpose of developing and facilitating the
attainment of their academic, vocational and personal objectives.
In accordance with the provisions of Education Code sections
87482.5, Counselors (Non-Contract/Temporary) may be employed up to
67% of a full-time assignment.
WHO WE ARE
Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) is a public
community college district serving residents through Ventura
County. VCCCD's three colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College,
and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year
colleges and universities; career technical training, basic skills
instruction; as well as community service, economic development,
and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and
The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a
diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promotes
academic excellence and creates an inclusive educational and work
environment for its employees, contractors, students, and the
community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse
community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual
understanding and respect, and provides role models for all
students, VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse
and qualified group of administrators, faculty, and staff members
who are dedicated to the success of all college students.
The Ventura County Community College District does not engage in
any employment practice that discriminates against any employee or
applicant for employment on the basis of ethnic group
identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status,
ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, sex,
religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran
status, and/or physical or mental disability.
Provide comprehensive academic, personal and vocational counseling
to students; assist students in developing their educational plans
and acquisition of college survival skills; foster academic success
to retain students; assist students in the selection of a course of
study, major, or certificate program.
Refer students to appropriate support services, programs,
resources, and other professionals based on need and eligibility
for assistance; monitor academic progress; and counsel students on
academic probation. E
Develop individual plans with students preparing to enter the labor
market; identify skill training needs and opportunities for student
internship, job search, work experience/work-study and employment.
Counsel students regarding career choices, goal setting, and
decision making; provide information on the matriculation process
and program requirements at other colleges or universities.
Assist in the development of outreach activities to identify and
recruit eligible students and facilitate their enrollment in the
Conduct orientation events to familiarize students with the
location and function of college programs and services, including
the application and registration process, academic and grading
standards, college terminology, course add and drop procedures and
related rules, and financial aid application procedures.
Maintain current, accurate records of counseling sessions; assist
in compiling statistical data and prepare reports related to
program operations, activities, and progress.
Assist in the preparation of counseling-related publications and
presentation of workshops for targeted populations.
Advocate for students with special needs and collaborate with
college instructors, counselors, and other campus and community
resources to assist students in the pursuit of their educational
Assist in the development and implementation of programs focusing
on access and retention for targeted populations.
Provide work direction to others.
Perform related duties as assigned.
= Essential duties
Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the
discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board
of Governors and defined in the
Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in
California Community Colleges handbook.
Master's degree 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;
(NOTE: 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.)
All coursework must be from a recognized accredited college
or university. If you have competed your education at an
institution outside of the United States, please see the section
below titled “Foreign Transcripts” for additional
The Ventura County Community College District, in its
desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest
possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that
candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety
of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other
accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal
to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates
whose transcripts do not list the title of their degree exactly as
listed above, but feel they possess such equivalent qualifications
are encouraged to complete and submit the
Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency (Download PDF
reader) (Download PDF reader)
with their application
for review by the Districtwide Equivalency Committee.
Minimum Qualifications state: “Master's degree in
Candidate's transcripts state: “Master's degree in agricultural
Since the degree on the candidate's transcripts in
the example do not EXACTLY MATCH the degree listed in the minimum
qualifications section, this candidate MUST complete the
Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency (Download PDF
in order to be considered (Download PDF reader)
. When completing
the form, be sure to explain in detail how your qualifications are
equivalent to the required minimum qualifications. Do not assume
that you do not need to submit a Supplemental Questionnaire for
Equivalency because your degree is similar to a degree stated in
the minimum qualifications. Degree titles that are not an exact
match will not be considered outside of the equivalency
The equivalency review is an independent
process for district wide disciplines that is separate from the
recruitment process to fill a vacancy. A subcommittee of discipline
experts that is coordinated by an Academic Senate President will
review the equivalency materials and make a recommendation as to
whether or not the applicant demonstrated they have qualifications
that are equivalent to those shown in the minimum qualifications
section of the job posting. For disciplines that are unique to a
specific campus the equivalency may be done by the hiring committee
along with an Academic Senate President. Please be aware that the
hiring committee may not be able to wait for the results from the
equivalency review due to various time constraints and may need to
move forward with the recruitment process.
For further details regarding equivalency and the criteria by
which equivalency may be granted, please review VCCCD
Board Policy 7211 and VCCCD
Administrative Policy 7211.
If a vacancy in this discipline becomes available at one of the
campuses, the applications in this pool will be reviewed by the
hiring department. Only complete application packets that include
the required documents and that meet the minimum qualifications (or
that have been determined to possess equivalent qualifications)
will be reviewed. The candidates deemed most qualified for the
position will be invited to an interview. When completing the
application and the supplemental questions, it is important to
outline in detail your education, training (classes, seminars,
workshops), and experience. You will be evaluated based upon the
you need assistance using the online application system please
contact the GovernmentJobs.com applicant support line at (855)
524-5627 between the hours of 6 AM to 5 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
All applicants, including
previous and current VCCCD employees,
must submit the following documents with their application in order
to be considered. Please be aware that the hiring committee will
NOT have access to materials kept in District personnel files, such
as transcripts, and such materials will not be considered unless
they are included in your application packet. All required
documents must be submitted by the applicant.
submit a new application once every 24 hours, but it must have all
of the attachments as listed below. Failure to submit these
materials may result in disqualification. Please note that only the
most recent application submitted will be considered.
completed Ventura County Community College
District/GovernmentJobs.com Employment Application.
sections of the application must be filled out. Resumes are
not a substitute for completing the “Work Experience”
section of the employment application.
- The cover letter of must include the following: A) the date,
your name, and the position and locations for which you are
applying, B) address your sensitivity to and understanding of the
diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and
ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and C) provide
the screening committee with an understanding of how you will
contribute as a fully participating member of the VCCCD
(recommended, not required)
Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency (if applicable)
- If you choose to submit letters of recommendation, they should
be uploaded with your application materials. We will not accept
confidential letters of recommendation.
official or unofficial college/university transcripts
- See the section titled “Equivalency” under the minimum
- Transcripts must show the degree title and the date the degree
was conferred, or the degree will not be considered for the purpose
of determining if you meet minimum qualifications.
Copies of diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of
transcripts. If the qualifying degree has yet to be
conferred and you expect to have the degree before you begin
employment, you must submit transcripts that state the title of the
degree you are working toward obtaining and indicate the
anticipated completion date in your response to the associated
supplemental question provided during the application process.
An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being
hired. Instructors will not be allowed to start working until
official transcripts have been received.
If you have completed coursework at a foreign institution that is
not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, you must
include a full evaluation of the foreign transcript with your
application materials if you wish for us to consider the
coursework. Visit the
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
U.S. Department of Education
to search for institutions
that are recognized as accredited. If you need your transcripts
evaluated, please review the
list of agencies approved for foreign transcript
evaluation (Download PDF reader)
. If applicable, an official copy
of your foreign transcript evaluation will also be required upon
salaries for PT Faculty are based on educational achievement and
relevant experience. Initial placement is within the starting
salary range. Further advancements are based on longevity and
educational growth. Please review the
Explanation of Salary Placement for Part-Time Faculty
for more information.
Part-time faculty with non-classroom assignments are paid between
per semester per 10% load.
Part-time faculty salaries are governed by the collective
bargaining agreement between the Ventura County Federation of
College Teachers, AFT, Local 1828, AFL-CIO and the Ventura County
Community College District. More information can be found in the
Please be aware that we will require verification of all part-time
teaching experience for which you wish to receive credit toward
placement on the salary schedule. You will have 30 days to provide
verification upon receipt of the offer of employment. Verification
must come from the human resources department and state the
percentage of full-time-equivalent assignment you worked during the
specified time period.
Individuals who are invited to participate in the
interview process who require a reasonable accommodation due to a
disability, must notify the Ventura County Community College
District Human Resources Department in writing at least two
business days prior to the interview. Those applicants needing such
accommodations should document this request in an email to HRMail@vcccd.edu
and include an
explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to
participate in the selection process.
For more information about the recruitment process at VCCCD,
including responses to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our
Academic Careers page
To apply, please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/vcccd/jobs/4010689/counseling-part-time-pool