Orange Coast College — Counselor, Student Athletes

Job# 1-O-23 

Salary: $65,953.00 – $152,477.00 Annually

Deadline: 1/28/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at: http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=217313

Orange Coast College (OCC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure track faculty member to serve student-athletes in Counseling commencing with the 2022 Fall semester. The primary counseling assignment involves all areas of Counseling, with a specialty focus on the student-athlete population, as well as teaching, workshops, and orientations.  This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide instruction in Counseling (especially, as needed for student-athlete populations) in accordance with established course outlines.
  • Provide leadership in the development and revision of the Counseling curriculum responsive to the students and student-athletes served.
  • Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.
  • Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.
  • Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
  • Provide comprehensive educational, career, and personal counseling to current and prospective student-athletes.
  • Assist students in making decisions relative to career choice, major selection, and educational planning, including appropriate assessment, vocational counseling, and transfer to a four-year college/ university.
  • Provide general education planning orientation, program advisement, and follow-up counseling for new and continuing student-athletes in primarily individual, as and well as group settings.
  • Provide appropriate counseling and guidance services and referrals for the student-athlete services.
  • Participate, as appropriate, in the college’s outreach program with local high schools and the community.
  • Participate, as appropriate, with coaches in recruiting efforts and meetings with prospective student-athletes.
  • Develop effective working relationships with faculty members in other instructional disciplines and perform liaison activities as required. Serve as a consultant to faculty and coaches regarding student-athlete performance and retention.
  • Assist in the preparation of counseling-related publications and in the presentation of workshops on issues related to student-athletes.
  • Coordinate and communicate with student-athletes, parents, coaches, and compliance/eligibility officers as necessary, and within FERPA guidelines.
  • Administer and interpret a variety of assessment instruments, to both groups and individuals.
  • Maintain understanding and proficiency utilizing athletic eligibility requirements (NCAA, NAIA, CCCAA) combined with transfer requirements for in-state, out-of-state, public, and private colleges and universities to assist students to set goals and develop student education plans.
  • Participate in professional growth activities on and off-campus.
  • Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.
  • Ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.
  • Ability to complement existing staff, student, and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.
  • The assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Must meet one of the following qualifications under (1) through (4)  and demonstrated evidence of D.E.I. (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion):
  • Valid California Community College Instructor credential, appropriate to the subject, per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990);
    OR
  • 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;
    OR
  • A bachelor’s degree in one of the listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT – must be valid in California) is an alternative qualification for this discipline;
    OR
  • Possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials.  Please see “Additional Information” below to determine if you need to submit an Application for Equivalency.
    AND
  • Demonstrated evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, ethnic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.

Desirable Qualifications:  

  • Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes.
  • Willingness to examine and re-mediate one’s instructional, relational, and counseling practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students.
  • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom.
  • Experience and expertise in culturally responsive counseling, particularly as it relates to students’ lives, interests, and communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within Counseling courses and classrooms.
  • Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidence-based assessment of student learning.
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in the department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.
  • Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
  • Ability to work with computers, and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate).
  • Two or more years of recent experience counseling and teaching at the post-secondary level preferably working with student-athletes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community college curricula and the higher education system.
  • Evidence of an understanding of and commitment to maintaining knowledge of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), National   Association of Independent Athletics (NAIA), and California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Eligibility and Transfer Requirements.
  • Evidence of ability to understand, analyze and apply multi-layered regulations (Title IX, NCAA, NAIA, and the CCCAA) along with an understanding of other issues and requirements unique to student-athletes who participate in intercollegiate athletics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of matriculation requirements with competencies in general academic counseling, educational planning, career, and personal counseling.
  • Experience in blending student success strategies such as goal setting, time-management, problem-solving, study methods, and research skills into counseling sessions and curriculum.
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to professional growth and development, and to the continued innovation and improvement of successful counseling and teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with on-campus groups (including students, faculty, coaches, administrators, and staff) as well as off-campus community and education partners.
  • Evidence of participation in student success initiatives in a post-secondary setting.
  • Evidence of an ability to address the instructional needs of a diverse and frequently underprepared student population.
  • Evidence of an ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.
  • Evidence of an ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge level (developmental through transfer) and personality of each individual, group, and class.
  • Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidence-based assessment of student learning.
  • Evidence of innovation, scholarship, or leadership in counseling.
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in the department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.
  • Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
  • Ability to work with computers, and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate); and intrinsic motivation and ability to develop and teach online courses.
  • Ability to work with student record management, scheduling, and educational planning software.
  • Evidence of ability to plan, coordinate and implement counseling projects and special events.
  • Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

PAY PHILOSOPHY
(Fall 2022) For a full-time, 195-day, tenure-track position a maximum starting range of $65,953 to $116,671 is offered, based on the 2021-2022 salary schedule of $65,953 to $152,477. In addition, an annual stipend of $3,348 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution.

BENEFITS
The district provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee. Please see the Benefits tab above for a comprehensive list of employee benefits.

THE COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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