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FT Tenure-Track Counselor - Career Services

El Camino College

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El Camino College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Counselor to join the Career Services team! This position will support students with major and career exploration and planning, actively participate and assist with career fairs, tours, and workshops, and work collaboratively with special programs, meta majors, and Guided Pathways. Counselors provide counseling services to a diverse student population including new and re-entering students; those pursuing career education, and transfer goals. Participation in counseling and planning meetings is also required.

DUTIES: Counseling students in all academic and career education areas; providing virtual counseling and/or group counseling; participation in the Student Success and Support Program process, including assessment, orientation, development of student education plans and identifying retention strategies to achieve desired outcome and follow-up; teaching in the area of career planning and/or orientation; career planning for undecided students and probation/dismissal status students; intentional outreach with disproportionately impacted students and/or disadvantaged students; assisting in preparing career resource materials, curriculum guide sheets, and catalog materials with four year institutions; fostering relationships with District high schools; other duties as assigned by dean. Duties may also include researching websites, resources, internships, scholarships, career and transfer sites, and partnerships with high schools, colleges/universities, and businesses and industries.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Committee and meeting assignments, curriculum, participation in El Camino College program plans, program review, accreditation, service area outcomes, advisory boards, and student activities. Assessment of outcomes to improve learning in achieving El Camino College's mission of institutional effectiveness, quality educational programs, and vibrant student support services. Maintain high standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the Counselor's professional position; and maintain records and reports. Counselors participate in Guided Pathways, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, Anti-Racism, and other student success initiatives. Counselors also participate in a variety of campus and divisional activities such as faculty meetings and student activities. Some assignments may include evening, weekend hours, and/or services offered offsite on high school campuses.

Counselors apply student development philosophy and theory to provide comprehensive counseling services to community college students from diverse backgrounds regarding degree and certificate planning, university transfer planning, education, career decision, goal clarification, and personal life management. Counselors require an awareness of institutional policies and procedures impacting student matriculation and enrollment.



Master's degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, counseling psychology, clinical psychology; guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, career development marriage and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling; OR

The equivalent - Candidates not possessing the required qualification(s) as stated on this announcement must complete the Request For Equivalency Form as part of the application process to explain in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above; OR

Valid California community college instructor credential in appropriate subject issued prior to July 1, 1990 (per California Education Code 87355); AND

Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socio-economic, academic, and cultural diversity within student populations, including students with disabilities, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.

A counseling demonstration will be required by those candidates selected to interview.


  • Recent experience counseling at the community college level.

  • Experience with career counseling and workshop facilitation skills in higher education.

  • Working knowledge of interpreting career assessment instruments for personality, strengths, skills and values such as Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) and Strong Interest Inventory (SII).

  • Knowledge and experience with technical tools related to counseling - virtual counseling, educational planning tools, early alert, scheduling software, and transfer and career counseling resources.

  • Effective oral and written communication skillsWillingness and ability to continuously engage in the improvement of existing curriculum, development of new counseling and student guidance materials, and innovative approaches to serve students..

  • Experience examining and remediating one's counseling, interactions, and/or practices to more effectively engage and support diverse students.

  • Demonstrated skill with addressing issues of equity.

  • Demonstrated expertise in culturally responsive methodologies, particularly as it relates to students' lives, interests, and communities.



Please limit each response to 300 words.

  • How do you support student success, particularly for students from historically underrepresented and/or marginalized communities?

  • How have you demonstrated culturally responsive practices in your counseling?


Tuesday, March 7, 2022 AT 3:00 P.M.

The starting salary ranges from $73,328 - $100,718 depending on education and experience.

Contract shall be for a full-time tenure-track counseling assignment for the 2023 - 2024 academic year, beginning in August. Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), and transcripts. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, submit Certificate of Completion of the Tuberculosis Risk Assessment and/or Examination, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.

An applicant must submit the following by the closing date:
1) Online application: https://elcamino.igreentree.com/css_academic
2) Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications.
3) Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.
4) Pertinent transcripts as stated in the required qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.)


Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf

Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.


Applicants with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the ADA Compliance Officer at least five (5) working days prior to the final filing date: ADA Job Applicant Accommodation Request (maxient.com)

Individuals identified for FINAL interviews are eligible to have expenses paid. Reimbursement will be limited to economy airfare (to and from point of origin) and for meals and lodging. The maximum allocated for meals, lodging and transportation is $600. Candidate must complete a Travel Request and Reimbursement Form and submit it together with all supporting documentation to Human Resources.

Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
The College provides a diversified insured benefit program for all full-time employees including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Dependent medical, dental, and vision insurance is available toward which both the College and the employee contribute.

Sick Leave and Disability
Paid sick leave is granted equal to one day for each month of service. Sick leave may be accumulated indefinitely. Rather than State Disability Insurance, limited sick leave benefits are available for days beyond the earned sick leave days and are paid at fifty percent.

Full-time employees contribute a percentage of their regular salary to either the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) or to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and Social Security. Upon termination, STRS or PERS retirement contributions may be withdrawn in full, plus accumulated interest. Various benefit options are available for employees upon retirement.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, El Camino College has published Annual Security Reports and all required statistical data, which can be found on the Police Department webpage at www.elcamino.edu/about/depts/police/cleryact/index.aspx . These publications include Clery crime statistics for the previous three years relevant to El Camino College classes and activities, in addition to institutional policies concerning campus safety and security. The information is also available in printed form in the lobby of the Police Department and in select locations on campus. Upon request, the Campus Police Department can provide or mail out copies of this publication. Contact them at 310-660-3100.
The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law.

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