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Counselor - Tenure-Track

Employer
Spokane Falls Community College
Location
Washington, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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SALARY: $55,916.00 Annually

 

OPENING DATE: 12/27/21   CLOSING DATE: 01/31/22 04:00 PM  

DESCRIPTION:

CCS District Equity Statement 
CCS believes that access to high-quality education in a safe and inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce. We also believe higher education institutions have an obligation to work toward and demonstrate progress in ensuring equity amongst their students, faculty, and staff. Equity is grounded in the principle of fairness. In higher education, equity refers to ensuring that each student receives what they need to be successful through the intentional design of the college experience.
Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) is a beautiful campus located in the inland Pacific Northwest, on the ancestral home of the Spokane Tribe, near the Spokane River. Our campus is not far from the urban center of Spokane, a mid-sized city with a high quality of life and quick access to the outdoors. More information about living and working in Spokane available at:
 https://greaterspokane.org/relocation-guide
 https://www.spokaneteachinghealth.org/life-in-spokane/
 
 SFCC is one of two accredited community colleges that comprise the Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS). In addition to serving the urban and suburban population in greater Spokane, including students from Fairchild Airforce Base, CCS provides educational services to rural communities throughout our 12,302 square-mile region in Eastern Washington, including students from the Spokane and other Eastern Washington tribes.  
 
Serving about 8,200 students, SFCC endeavors to be an educational leader and a responsive partner with the community and region to provide access to relevant programs of the highest quality. We offer a large liberal arts/transfer program (approximately 75% of total enrollment) as well as state-of-the-art professional technical programs (about 25%). As reflected in our mission statement, we strive to “embrace diversity, promote equity, and foster global awareness” at every level of our college.

Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00 p.m. PST. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.
 
The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Counselor - Tenure Track in the Counselling Division. 

GENERAL DEFINITION
 This position will join a dynamic team of counselors in supporting students with academic advising, personal, and career counseling while exercising independent judgment and complying with rules and regulations. This position will work across the campus with the Guided Pathway Teams and be a subject matter expert in supporting students through the student lifecycle. This position reports to the Dean of Student Support Services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provides academic support services and personal counseling to students.
  • Supports student academic success as a generalist counselor through academic and transfer advising, education planning, clarification of educational, career, and life goals.
  • Provides counsel to students in the areas of learning, test-taking, and study skills.
  • Serves along with faculty advisors and Curriculum Advisors to support students in their Guided Pathway.
  • Attends all division, department, and general faculty meetings and, when directed, district meetings, and in-service training; serves on district or college councils or committees and performs other activities within the scope of the position.
  • Complies with state and federal laws applicable to professional duties and responsibilities.
  • Follows established procedures, documentation, and safety regulations and related administrative processes.
  • Model professional decorum and mutual respect in all personal interactions. *
  • Complies with district policy, procedures and directives, state and federal regulations, orders and statute and collective bargaining agreements. *
  • Supports and advances the CCS strategic plan, SFCC Guided Pathways initiatives, and performs other duties as assigned.
  • In addition, counselors may:
    • Develop and deliver courses in college orientation/success and career planning utilizing appropriate pedagogy and technology that facilitates student learning and success.
    • Collaborate with department employees or assigned work-study students.
    • Participate in student recruitment activities, such as new student orientation and group advising.
    • Counselors with mental health certification may provide brief mental health counseling.
 

COMPETENCIES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (Minimum Qualifications)
  • An earned Master's degree in Counseling or closely related field from an accredited institution.
  • Previous experience advising students or clients.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • Acceptance of and willingness to support the role that community colleges serves in higher  education, and specifically the mission, values, goals and objectives of the Community Colleges of Spokane.
  • Ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution and the community/technical college system.
 PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (Desirable Qualifications)
  • Licensure as a Mental Health Counselor, Professional Counselor, Social Worker, or Marriage and Family Therapist. Candidates for licensure who are completing post- graduate supervision will be considered.
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse populations.
  • Previous experience equivalent to one academic year of counseling related to an academic setting, presenting, facilitating workshops, or similar activities with adult learners.
  • Experience utilizing technology in a client or student management system.
  • Experience in one or more of the following: academic advising, career planning or Guided Pathways .
 

CONDITIONS/TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
This is a full-time, tenure track position with an entry level base salary (for a 175-day academic year contract) of $55,916 - $59,069 / year. Future advancement in base salary, up to the current maximum of $83,494, is based upon a combination of years of service accrued at our college and professional development activity.
 
 Faculty have potential to earn up to $121,561 (average annual salary paid to our 20 highest earning faculty during FY2018/19).  FY 2018/19 average annual faculty salary (all faculty) was $76,425.  Annual salary is comprised of base salary plus any combination of academic year overload contracts, summer effort contracts, project stipends, student club advising stipends, and/or department chair /program lead faculty stipends consistent with the provisions of the current collective bargaining agreement between CCS and the Association for Higher Education (AHE).
 
TOTAL COMPENSATION $71,901 - $75,336.
 Total compensation is an estimate based upon adding the following amounts together:
  • Base compensation, plus
  • Current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates, plus
  • Median retirement fund contributions. 
The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.
 
CCS reserves the right to cancel this recruitment without notice.  Union membership is no longer a condition of employment although this position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.  Anticipated date of employment is Fall 2022.   CONDITIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT
Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa.   In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment.     Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Once an applicant is chosen for an interview, they are required to complete and submit a declaration regarding sexual misconduct and investigation per state law.
Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated. For anyone starting employment after October 18, 2021, your vaccine status will be verified at New Hire Intake. Please reach out to Reggie.Eans@ccs.spokane.edu if you need information on a medical accommodation or Grace.Leaf@ccs.spokane.edu if you need information on a religious exemption.  

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE
Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. PST on December 21st, 2021. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
  • Comprehensive resume. *
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*
  • College transcript(s) if applicable - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.
NOTE:  All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position.  The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission. If you require an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact HR at CCS.recruiter@ccs.spokane.edu
 
Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category.  Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.
 
Native Land Acknowledgement
We are honored to acknowledge that the Community Colleges of Spokane, and our main campuses for Spokane Falls and Spokane Community College, are located on the traditional and sacred homelands of the Spokane Tribe. We also provide services in a region that includes the traditional and sacred homelands of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Kalispel Tribe. The CCS Pullman Center operates on the WSU campus and is located on the ancestral homelands of the Palus people and on the ceded lands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe.

We pay our respect to tribal elders both past and present as well as to all indigenous people today. This land holds their cultural DNA and we are honored and grateful to be here on their traditional lands. We give thanks to the legacy of the original people and their descendants and pledge to honor their stewardship and values.
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