Long Beach Community College District — UMOJA Counselor/ Coordinator

UMOJA Counselor/ Coordinator

SALARY: $75,598.32 – $112,512.02 Annually
OPENING DATE: 03/23/21
CLOSING DATE: 05/05/21 12:00 PM


Long Beach Community College District is currently seeking 1 full-time tenure track UMOJA Coordinator/ General Counselor commencing with the 2021- 2022 academic year. The UMOJA Coordinator assists African American and other student populations in transitioning into and connecting with the campus community, enhancing cultural and educational experiences, and increasing persistence and retention rates to achieve their educational goals. The assignment also involves providing educational, career, and personal counseling to students. The Counselor/Coordinator is expected to coordinate and facilitate a variety of workshops utilizing the UMOJA Community statewide practices for new and continuing UMOJA students, classroom presentations, outreach activities, evening and Saturday assignments. The Counselor will also provide referrals for students to other services and agencies. The UMOJA coordinator/counselor will also provide leadership in areas of student intervention strategies, enhancing student completions, teaching, career, and orientation to college courses. This assignment also includes curriculum development, participation in the shared governance process through work in normal professional activities, committee work, and student activities.

The counseling assignment may be at our beautiful Liberal Arts campus, state of the art Pacific Coast campus or other college teaching locations. Assignment may be day, evening, weekend, on-line and are subject to change as needed. Long Beach City College seeks applicants that are committed to student-focused learning, closing equity gaps, creating diverse learning opportunities, and using data-informed decision making to drive instruction and student success.

At Long Beach City College, we celebrate equity, diversity and ensure a positive and inclusive working environment for all college students, faculty, staff, and administrators. We believe diversity fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for our students. We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to hiring qualified applicants who are dedicated to student learning and success.

Long Beach City College is committed to providing equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high-quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities. We are Purposeful, Focused, Nurturing, Connected and Respectful.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Plan
  • Strategic Plan
  • Office of the Superintendent President


    All candidates must demonstrate
    Evidence of a sensitivity, understanding, and ability to manage the classroom environment AND effectively provide instruction to community college students of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

    Candidates must also meet one of the following qualifications under 1 – 4.
    1. A Master's degree 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.
    2. A Bachelor's degree in one of the listed degrees above and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline.
    3. Possess a valid California Community College instructor credential, specific to the discipline, per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990).
    4. Possess a combination of education and professional experience that is equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit a Supplemental Equivalency Application in addition to all other required materials.


  • Community college counseling experience.
  • Evidence of program coordination and implementation.
  • Evidence of previous teaching experience, especially at the community college level.
  • Evidence of an ability to use and to interpret various career assessments.
  • Evidence of knowledge in the use of various academic and career-related resources to assist students in researching important information about their academic goal, selecting a major and determining a career of their choice.
  • Evidence of an ability to develop a comprehensive student education plan leading to the completion of an education goal.
  • Evidence of an ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of academic skills.
  • Evidence of an ability to conduct various academic, career and job-related workshops and presentations.
  • Evidence of an ability to provide interventions for students on academic/progress probation,
  • Evidence of an ability to work with computers, multimedia, and other technologies utilized in providing high-quality instruction.
  • Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in the department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Long Beach City College.
  • Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
  • Commitment to the Mission and Strategic Objectives of the two-year college.
  • An understanding of the interconnectedness of socio-economic, cultural, environmental, and personal factors contributing to both the achievement of as well as barriers to success for African American students and other populations.
  • 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.

    The College seeks candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for commitment to student success. The position encompasses the following professional responsibilities and competencies:


  • Assume leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
  • Commitment to serving the needs of the student, department, college, and community.
  • Collaboration across disciplines and utilization of student support resources.
  • Participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities.
  • Participation in curriculum and program development.
  • Work collegially and collaboratively within the college community.
  • Participation in ongoing professional development.


  • Ability to create a dynamic learning environment that values instructor/student interaction.
  • Ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.
  • Ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge of each individual and class.
  • Ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidence-based assessment of student learning.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to integrating new technologies into the learning process, including but not limited to interactive technologies for on-campus and on-line courses.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

    Additional Information

    Long Beach City College only considers complete applications for employment. All application materials must be electronically submitted and uploaded by the applicant by the application deadline. Applications are initially screened for completeness and State Minimum Qualifications. Complete applications are forwarded to the Department hiring committee for further review.

    A complete application includes:

  • A Long Beach Community College District Online Application.
  • A cover letter outlining your education and experience relevant to this position.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A list of three references, including current addresses and telephone numbers of both colleagues and supervisors.
  • ALL graduate and undergraduate transcripts, showing school name, all college coursework, degree title and conferral date. This includes transcripts for any and all for the following degrees, AA, BA/BS, MA/MS and above (Ed.D, Ph,D, etc.) and courses used for transfer credit. Transcripts can be official or unofficial and must be submitted as an attachment. The conferral date must be on or before the application deadline in order to meet Minimum Qualifications.
  • Transcripts from countries other than the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Service (NACES).
  • Applicants who do not meet the Statewide Minimum Qualifications for this discipline verbatim are required to submit a Supplemental Equivalency Application.

    For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lbcc/jobs/3024728/umoja-counselor-coordinator


  • Application deadline: 05/05/2021 at 12PM
  • Application screening: 05/21/2021
  • Applications are initially screened for completeness and Minimum Qualifications.
  • Complete applications are forwarded to the Department hiring committee for further review.
  • First level interview: Week of 5/24/2021
  • Final interview: tentatively planned for: Week of 06/02/2021

    Long Beach City College is committed to providing equitable student learning and achievement, by delivering high quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities. Long Beach City College currently has the privilege of serving approximately 36,000 students, the majority of whom are students of color. Long Beach City College is a Hispanic serving institution, and of our student population 54% are Hispanic/Latinx, 17% are White, 14% are African American, 12% are Asian & Filipino. An ideal candidate will demonstrate cultural competency in serving the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, racial, and cultural backgrounds of community college student populations, including students with differing abilities. For more information on our College demographics please click here: https://www.lbcc.edu/pod/lbcc-college-facts.

    Disability Accommodations
    If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources at least two days prior to the closing date, by calling (562) 938-4813.


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