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General Counselor

Grossmont/Cuyamaca Community College District

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General Counselor

San Diego County - Cuyamaca College

Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.

The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.

Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!

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Job Summary
Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

NOTE: Application materials that are submitted on the last day of application and are timed out will not be accepted.

Department: Counseling

Months worked out of the year: 11 months

FTE: 1.00

Starting Salary Range:
$66,036 (Class I, Step 6) - $100,286 (VII, Step 10) Annually
Based on education and experience

Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2023

Job Description

Cuyamaca College honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity- mindedness and anti-racism practices across our institution. We are a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and we honor the land we occupy originally belonging to the Kumeyaay peoples. As such, Cuyamaca College is committed to eliminating opportunity gaps among student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice. We are strongly committed to the Vision for Success as outlined by the CA Community College system.


Cuyamaca College is seeking a full-time, tenure track, equity-focused and anti-racist faculty member committed to serving its diverse student population. This counseling faculty member will foster an inclusive learning environment through equity-minded counseling, teaching, leadership, and service to students working toward goals of university transfer, associate degree and certificate completion, career and employment advancement, and personal growth.

Under administrative leadership, the position will be responsible for providing counseling services for the general student population. Regular/contract counselors participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the visions, missions and values of the college. The counselor will be expected to actively participate on campus and the broader community by serving on departmental and college committees.

As a generalist, the Counselor provides academic, career and personal counseling. The Counselor may also teach counseling courses, lead workshops, orientations and seminars. In addition, assists in developing and implementing necessary success programs for disproportionately impacted students to advance the vision of Cuyamaca College, which is to transform lives through education. Counselors are expected to perform other duties consistent with their faculty job description as stated in the faculty contract and may include a combination of day and evening assignments.

The Counselor assumes responsibility for maintaining currency in the field and for assisting in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes; program review and planning and participating in department activities.


Masters 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,


the equivalent (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.)


Applicants must demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

If you are applying based on "the equivalent", you will need to complete an Equivalency Determination Form. This form MUST be submitted as part of the application procedures. Click on the link for EQUIVALENCY INSTRUCTIONS and the EQUIVALENY DETERMINATION FORM.


Experience and proficiency in educational, career, and personal counseling at a community college or university.

Training and experience working with individuals and groups in providing personal and crisis counseling.

Experience in counseling students on transfer to four-year institutions.

Experience advising students about certificates, associate degrees and transfer requirements.

Experience using technology in providing counseling services.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to work effectively with people of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender, racial, sexual orientation, religion, and ethnic backgrounds.

Commitment to examine, reflect, and modify instructional, relational, classroom and counseling practices to effectively engage and support disproportionately impacted populations with a goal of closing the equity gaps.


Counseling experience working in a California Community College.

Experience teaching career planning, college success and other personal development courses at the post-secondary level.

Additional Information


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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.

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