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Associate Faculty, Counselor - Special Programs (part-time)

College of the Redwoods

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College of the Redwoods

Position Title
Associate Faculty, Counselor - Special Programs (part-time)

Position Type
Part-Time Faculty

Special Programs


This is a posting to gather qualified applicants for a counseling position in various special programs including, but not limited to, CalWORKS, TRiO, EOPS and NextUp. This position will focus on academic counseling.

A. Teaching and Nonteaching Assignments
1. Demonstrates effective performance of duties and responsibilities of the assignment. Duties and responsibilities of the discipline or area of assignment are delineated in specific job descriptions and/or department procedure manuals.

2. Shows currency and depth of knowledge in the discipline and/or area of assignment.

3. Demonstrates patience, fairness, and promptness in the evaluation and discussion of student work.

4. Shows sensitivity and responsiveness to the needs of individual students and their special circumstances, when appropriate.

5. Shows sensitivity to and knowledge of the diverse ways students learn and is responsive to individual needs.

6. Uses effective written and oral communication skills with students and colleagues.

7. Demonstrates effective organizational skills in the classroom and/or work site.

8. Exercises effective judgment in following college policy.

9. For faculty with teaching assignments, uses teaching methods and materials challenging to the student and appropriate to the subject matter, consistent with departmental curriculum, while encouraging within a department a variety of successful pedagogical approaches to learning.

10. For faculty with nonteaching assignments, effectively fulfills responsibilities in terms of:
a) communication and coordination with students, colleagues, and administrators;
b) quality of work; and, if appropriate,
c) program development, budget planning and implementation, program leadership, and collegial governance.

11. Ensures currency and appropriateness of curriculum, course outlines, and written materials.

12. Ensures that the following are incorporated into materials in the area of assignment: communication skills, computational skills, critical thinking, and cultural diversity.

13. Adheres to state and federal regulations applicable to area of assignment.

B. Responsibilities additional to Teaching/Nonteaching Assignment may include the following:

1. Participates, where appropriate, in peer mentoring and evaluation processes and demonstrates objectivity in the professional evaluation of colleagues.

2. Meets contractual obligations, including advising and maintaining regular office hours, when applicable to the position.

3. Demonstrates responsibility in fulfilling division/department obligations and other district requirements.

4. Participates in professional growth activities, such as workshops, seminars, conferences, publications, artistic exhibits, performances, research, or other activities appropriate to assignment.

5. Provides leadership and demonstrates commitment to the profession through activities such as involvement in professional organizations, participation in collegial governance, college committees, campus activities, development of new curriculum, classroom research, or other appropriate activities.

6. Works with colleagues to provide an educational program and environment that supports the success of each student, and otherwise implements the college philosophy and mission statement.

7. Participates in program review and accreditation processes.

C. Professional Conduct

1. Promotes and defends intellectual inquiry and the exchange and analysis of ideas among colleagues and students; values the diversity of opinions.

2. Demonstrates respect for the college community and the profession.

3. Promotes a nonthreatening campus environment free from verbal and nonverbal discrimination and sexual harassment.

4. Supports gender equity and cultural diversity, and displays sensitivity to these issues.


Preferred Qualifications
Preferred qualifications, skills, and/or abilities:

Knowledge of California Community College Student Success Act mandates and retention/completion strategies

Ability to work with students who have a broad range of academic skills, language abilities, motivation and educational/occupational goals

Recent counseling experience and/or teaching experience at a community college or related setting

Ability to provide counseling services and/or informational presentations to groups in varying sizes

Familiarity in the use of computer technology, social media and web based technology as a teaching and counseling tool and ability to use this as a medium to offer counseling services

Bilingual ability: English/Spanish

Education and Experience
Master’s degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development, marriage and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling, OR the equivalent. (NOTE: A bachelor’s degree in one of the above listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline.)

Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Diversity
It is the policy of College of the Redwoods not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation in its educational programs and its employment practices.

This position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

College of the Redwoods values all members of our community and strives to create a diverse, nurturing, honest, and open environment. CR is committed to equal employment opportunity in its employment and encourages applications from underrepresented group members.

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Based on education

Based on education

Colin Trujillo

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Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance of a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during the recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university will be required.

College of the Redwoods Faculty Organization is the exclusive bargaining representative for College of the Redwoods faculty employees. Each employee hired into a faculty position shall contribute to the administration of this contract by membership dues or service fees.

Initial salary placement is determined by education and teaching/professional experience. Refer to the CRFO Collective Bargaining Agreement for specific details on salary placement.

Please refer to the College of the Redwoods Faculty Organization (CRFO) Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Application Process
Required Materials

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You will need to attach the information below to complete the online application process. Attachments are accepted in .doc or .pdf file formats.

1. Letter of introduction expressing interest in and qualifications for this position

2. Professional resume or curriculum vitae

3. Transcripts of all college degrees and courses (unofficial is sufficient for application, official copies will be required of the successful candidate)

Incomplete application packets will not be forwarded for consideration by the screening committee.

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