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Counselor - Clovis Community College

State Center Community College District

Job Description

Posting Number  
Title Counselor - Clovis Community College
Campus Location Clovis Community College
Start Date  
Essential Functions of Position
At Clovis Community College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful faculty member will be an equity-minded individual committed to student success by collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who:
    1. Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
    2.  Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
    3. Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
    4. Reflects on institutional and teaching practices and aims to create a culturally responsive teaching environment; and
    5. Strategically builds buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.

 

Clovis Community College seeks faculty members who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. Divisions strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Clovis Community College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve. Faculty members should be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will help them prepare for the population of students who attend Clovis Community College.

The ideal candidate will share Clovis Community College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of Spring 2021, we currently enroll over 35,000 students in which 59% identify as Latinx, 11% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 4% as Black/African American, 21% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 3% as multiracial. Clovis Community College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.

Reporting to the Dean of Student Services at Clovis Community College, the counselor assignment will include responsibility for the Early Alert program and working with probation and dismissal students. Duties include:

  • Counseling with broad range of community college counseling services, including career and educational planning, orientation, transfer, veteran services, student recruitment, and personal counseling; 
  • Instruction in counseling classes for job preparation, career planning, study skills, transfer preparation, or group dynamics; 
  • Assignment also includes multimedia classroom presentations and advising, large group presentations, implementing retention strategies, integrating technology into counseling
    functions, working with students and faculty members and other counselors; 
  • Participate in the implementation of student success strategies; 
  • Involvement in committee work & strategic planning efforts; 
  • Implementation of student learning outcomes; 
  • Perform other established duties and responsibilities of counselors;
  • Assume such other duties as may be assigned by the Dean of Student Services; 
  • Duties may include extended day, evening and Saturday hours and assignments.
Minimum Qualifications
All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices; AND 

    • 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
  • The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency). 
 
 (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.) 
Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience and skill incorporating elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all areas of responsibility; 
  • Recent experience working with African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes; 
  • Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students; 
  • Experience working with a diverse student population; 
  • Related work and professional experience; 
  • Experience working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, including disabled students; 
  • Experience working with Early Alert programs;
  • Experience developing Student Educational Plans (SEPs);
  • Experience in conducting workshops and teaching courses in career and personal development;
  • Knowledge of California Community Colleges matriculation processes;
  • Knowledge and experience interpreting and utilizing articulation agreements and transfer requirements for community college students;
  • Experience in using and interpreting a variety of career assessment tools;
  • Experience working with high school partners; 
  • Experience working with instructional faculty and staff to monitor dual enrollment courses.
Salary and Benefits
Starting rates are $50.58 – $68.69 for lecture and $42.99 – $58.43 for lab. Sick leave accrual is based on assignment hours.
Selection Procedure
The selection and hiring process will be explained by the hiring department if the candidate is extended an opportunity to interview.

Please note: This position does not have a closing date and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position(s) is/are filled. By applying for this position, you understand that you will be placed in a continuous pool. If at any time you are no longer interested in this position, please withdraw your application.
Additional Information

This is a part-time position. Open until filled. Start dates may vary.
Additional Information about the Position
State Center Community College District (SCCCD) provides students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at SCCCD, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

CLOVIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
About the College
Located in the heart of California, Clovis Community College is the newest college in the State Center Community College District, as well as one of the newest and fastest growing community colleges in California. Clovis Community College offers quality education in a friendly, innovative, and contemporary setting to students from the Fresno, Clovis, and foothill communities. Accredited in 2015, the College’s culture is based on a commitment to and a vision for creating and maintaining a collaborative teaching and learning environment that fosters equitable student achievement and academic excellence.

The College’s instructional and student services units are united by the common goal of providing exemplary academic programs and support services tailored to meet the needs of its diverse student population and its communities. The College mission and vision reflects this ambitious and inspiring goal.

OUR MISSION
Creating Opportunities – One Student at a Time

    • We embrace diversity and serve all students of the community;
    • We believe education is based on integrity, generosity, and accountability;
    • We foster critical, creative, and engaged thinking;
    • We support student success by preparing students for their futures and for the community’s future through career/technical certificates, degrees, and transfer programs;
    • We cultivate community partnerships to enhance student learning and success;
    • We engage in reflective, data-drive cycles of research and innovation focused on learning and student outcomes.

 

Clovis Community College continues to make history with many accolades and accomplishments, because of its emphasis on excellence and student success, and recently had its accreditation reaffirmed for seven-years by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). Additional awards and accomplishments:

  • Selected Top 10 Finalist for the National Bellwether Award in 2018, out of nearly 400 nominations submitted nationwide, for our English Department’s collaboration with Clovis West High School;
  • Awarded “Champion for Higher Education,” for exemplary work in awarding associate degrees for transfer for three years in a row, 2018, 2019, and 2020, by the Campaign for College Opportunity; and
  • Earned the following rankings out of 116 California Community Colleges (Data source: UC/CSU Transfer and Units Accumulated Data Source – California Community College’s Student Success Metrics; AD-T’s Earned Data Source – Campaign for College Opportunity).
    • #1 for the number of transfer students to UCs and CSUs (per 1,000 students) in 2017-18;
    • #1 in Associate Degrees for Transfers earned (per 50 FTES) in 2018-19; and
    • #2 in Associate Degrees earned with the fewest units accumulated by students 2018-19.

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