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College of Marin — Counselor – Part-time Temporary Pool

Counselor – Part-time Temporary Pool

Salary: See Position Description
Closing Date: 6/19/2023
Job Type: Part-time Temporary Pool
Location: Kentfield & Indian Valley (Novato) – In Person, CA


Please be sure to review the Required Application Documents section below to ensure that you are attaching everything required. All application materials must be received by June 19, 2023 in order to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Screening will begin after the deadline and applicants will be notified of their status, either way, thereafter. Applicants selected to interview will be contacted to schedule an interview appointment with the screening committee. Regrettably, College of Marin is not able to offer reimbursement for travel or relocation at this time.

Within the College of Marin community, the Counseling Department promotes and supports a diverse student population in becoming an integral part of our educational community and society. Our services foster student success by providing counseling, instruction, and resources necessary for students to make informed educational, career, and personal decisions.

The department educates and facilitates students’ problem solving ability so that students become self-directed and responsible for making informed educational, career, and personal decisions.

College of Marin strives to embrace diversity in all forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment and demonstrates sensitivity to and respect for a diverse population.

COM serves a county population of approximately 250,000 residents. Based on Fall 2022 credit enrollment data, the diversity of students at the college includes greater representation than the county with regards to enrollment by Hispanic/Latino (35% of enrollment), Asian (7%), Black/African American (3%), and Multi-racial (6%) students.

College of Marin is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, or perception of, race, ethnic group identification, ancestry, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, genetic condition, status as a veteran, and is subject to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In accordance with Executive Order 11246 (as amended), COM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All faculty members, including counselors, must be available to provide instruction in the classroom (in person). Please note that the College does not offer online-only teaching or counseling assignments.

FOREIGN DEGREE HOLDERS: Please see the Required Application Documents section below for important information regarding the evaluation of your foreign degrees.

Essential Functions
Under the direction of the assigned administrator, counselors provide academic, transfer, career, personal counseling, and instruction to a diverse student population, particularly underrepresented students, and including educationally and economically disadvantaged. Counselors assist students in clarifying academic goals and selecting a major and provide educational planning for vocational and transfer students. They assist with curriculum and co-curricular activities and serve as a resource regarding associate degree and certificate programs.

Counselors appointed to the part-time temporary pool may be used to cover part-time, temporary and/or substitute openings in the department. Assignments can vary in duration and are not guaranteed. Assignments for pool counselors may also include:

  • Providing effective classroom or laboratory instruction using methods and materials appropriate to the subject matter
  • Preparing and grading all class assignments and examinations
  • Advising, assisting and evaluating students, evaluating learning outcomes and maintaining regular office hours
  • Participating in program activities including curriculum and program planning, development, evaluation, and decision making as well as the development of new teaching-learning methods and materials
  • Contributing to development of program policies and procedures
  • Participation in departmental and college professional activities and/or committees is welcomed, but not required
  • Maintaining accurate and timely student records as required
  • Maintaining currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility
  • Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics
  • Communicating with excellent written and verbal skills in English

Requirements & Desirables

  1. A Master’s degree in Counseling or 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
  2. A Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND a valid California license as a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist; OR
  3. The equivalent*; AND
  4. Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the campus community.

*If you are currently completing the graduate program that would qualify you for this faculty pool and do not yet hold the requisite degree, you must request equivalency. If you feel that you qualify under equivalency, please provide the basis for this claim in your application where indicated (in the Agency Questions section) and submit supporting evidence where applicable (as an attachment). (Copies of applicable transcripts must accompany your application and all foreign credentials must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation in order for equivalency to be determined.)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES (Desirable Attributes & Skills)
College of Marin seeks candidates with a minimum of two years of successfully demonstrated educational counseling experience beyond the master’s degree at the community college level in the following areas:

  • Academic and career counseling, including certificate programs, graduation and transfer
  • Working with students with an undetermined major and setting educational goals
  • Working with a population of first generation college students
  • Providing services to multi-ethnic, underrepresented and international students
  • Providing information on the credit and non-credit programs
  • Working with students on probation or on dismissal status
  • Working with students in basic skills and ESL (both focused skills and foundational skills), Veteran’s Affairs, and AthleticsAlso desirable are:
  • Ability to speak another language fluently
  • Knowledge, training and experience with online pedagogy and technology
  • Evidence of excellent written and verbal English skills

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance.
  3. California Education Code, Section 87408.6 requires persons employed by a community college in an academic or classified position to submit to a TB risk assessment developed by CDPH and CTCA and, if risk factors are present, an examination to determine that he or she is free of infectious TB; initially upon hire and every four years thereafter.
  4. Certificated candidates who have not previously been employed in an academic position in California will be required to provide a medical certificate from a licensed physician showing that the candidate is free from any communicable disease unfitting the candidate to instruct or associate with students. The medical exam shall have been conducted not more than six months before submission of the certificate and shall be at the expense of the candidate. (Ed. Code Section 87408)
  5. DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: All Marin Community College District (MCCD) employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the MCCD requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. For more information, please see the MCCD Emergency Operations Plan.
  6. Candidates applying for positions with the Marin Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

The following documents must be attached to your application in order to render it complete. Use the Attachment Type indicated in parentheses when making your attachments.

  1. Cover Letter (cover letter)
  2. Resume (resume)
  3. Complete copy of college transcript conferring Bachelor’s degree (bachelor’s transcript)
  4. Complete copy of college transcript conferring Master’s degree (master’s transcript)
  5. Copy of valid California MFT license (if applicable; license)
  6. STATEMENT – Please provide a response to the following prompt (one page maximum; statement):

How would you work to contribute to creating a welcoming counseling environment for students from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups?
If you hold additional degrees beyond the Bachelor’s and Master’s level, please attach a copy of your transcript conferring these degrees as well. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, as long as they confer the degree and show the coursework taken. An official transcript would be required upon hire.

Foreign degree credentials must be evaluated by a third party to determine the equivalent U.S. degree and major. Please review the following points carefully to determine whether you must submit a Foreign Credential Evaluation (FCE) with your application. Evaluations should provide the name of the institution attended, a description of your credentials, the major of study, and the U.S. equivalent for each credential. For a list of evaluating agencies, visit the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

  • If you satisfy the minimum educational requirement with a degree that was granted in the U.S., but your previous degree(s) was obtained from a foreign institution, you do not need to attach a Foreign Credential Evaluation (FCE) for your previous degree(s). You must, however, attach a copy of a (translated) transcript for the previous degree. For additional clarification of acceptable transcripts, please contact Human Resources.
  • If your degree that satisfies the minimum educational requirement was obtained from a foreign institution, you must submit an FCE for that degree and any other foreign degrees leading up to it.
  • If you are asserting equivalence (see Minimum Qualifications for Faculty/Administrators on the Human Resources web site) because your degree does not specifically match the minimum educational requirements as listed and any of your degrees was obtained outside the U.S., you must attach an FCE for your foreign degree(s).

Supplemental & Salary Information

UPM – Part-time Faculty:
Counselors in this position classification are considered Temporary Credit Unit Members (faculty) and are represented by the United Professors of Marin (UPM/AFT 1610). Part-time faculty members are required to comply fully with the United Professors of Marin Collective Bargaining Agreement, including payment of union dues or charitable contributions. General information regarding rights and responsibilities under the Agreement can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreements section of our Human Resources site. Part-time faculty may also participate in the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) through District and employee contributions.

FLSA Status:
Salary Range: $68,288 – $105,403*

Counselors are placed on the Faculty Salary Schedule. Please refer to the Faculty (UPM/AFT) Salary Schedule on our Human Resources site for detailed information.

*Salaries for Counselor Part-time Temporary Pool members are based on the number of units assigned (see Hours-to-Units conversion formula below) and are paid at 95% of the Full-time Faculty Salary Schedule. New part-time counselors will be placed between Step 1, Column 1 and Step 9, Column 5 of the salary schedule, depending on background and experience.

Payment Formulas for Part-time Temporary Counselors:

  1. Temporary part-time credit payment formula: Annual Salary x # of Units divided by 30 units x 95% = semester payment; divided by five (5) = monthly salary.
  2. Per Unit Rate: Annual salary x 95%, ÷ 30 units = per unit rate.

To apply: