01/31/22 04:00 PM
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
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:
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.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (Desirable
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Experience utilizing technology in a client or student
- 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 /
. 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 is
based upon adding the
following amounts together:
- Base compensation, plus
- Current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution
- Median retirement fund contributions.
The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's
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
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
, 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
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
- College transcript(s) if applicable - unofficial/copies of
transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies
must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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