Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Counselor, Veterans Services
Posting #: 15-137
Campus: De Anza College
Number of Working Months: 11 Months
Starting Salary: $60,581.00-$99,494.00 annually
Open Until Filled: Open Until Filled
Employment Duration: Full-Time
Initial Review Date: 3/18/16*
*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Counselor, Veteran's Services, De Anza College. This position will report to the Dean of Student Development and EOPS/CARE.
De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.
De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
- Communication and expression
- Information literacy
- Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
- Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
- Critical thinking
De Anza College is a fast-paced, student centered, innovative environment that strategically supports student success and achievement. The college seeks to employ counselors who are willing and able to implement the Six Factors that Support Student Achievement as outlined by the California Community College Research and Planning Group. Six Factors that Support Student Achievement:
- Directedstudents have a goal and know how to achieve it
- Focusedstudents stay on track, keeping their eyes on the prize
- Nurturedstudents feel somebody wants and helps them to succeed
- Engagedstudents actively participate in class and extra-curricular activities
- Connectedstudents feel like they are part of the college community
- Valuedstudents skills, talents, abilities and experiences are recognized; they have opportunities to contribute on campus and feel their contributions are appreciated.
Under the direction and supervision of a Student Services Dean, provide a wide range of counseling and retention services to our diverse student population. Develop and implement student success strategies that achieve equity for foster youth, veterans and career services. Perform core counseling functions: academic, career, and personal counseling as well crisis intervention, outreach, college governance participation, program review and research, research counseling program and services best practices, training and professional development and other duties as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities: In accordance with the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP), Student Equity and Basic Skills Initiative, counselors will deliver core services as their primary duties and responsibilities.
- Assessment (evaluation of placement scores, course placement, transcripts, prerequisite clearance)
- Counseling/Advising and other education planning services
- Follow-up for at-risk student
The delivery of core services should occur both on- and off-campus in multiple ways: in-person, on-line, individual and group meetings, workshops and other innovative ways.
Assist a diverse student body in clarifying academic goals and selecting a major and establishing/maintaining enrollment priority. Establish a rapport with students; monitor and track students' academic progress to ensure attainment of educational goal; maintain contact with students throughout their enrollment; and use an early alert system to ensure student persistence and success. Take students to career, leadership and personal enrichment events and conferences; invite speakers to discuss career and transfer options with students.
In collaboration with the Student Services Dean and other counselors, develop effective equity-minded and culturally responsive retention interventions to reduce the achievement gap for Veterans. Address the counseling and advising needs of underprepared (students who place into Basic Skills courses). Serve as a liaison with the Counseling Division. Provide orientation, career, transfer, discipline-related, student success (study skills, time management, academic probation) workshops. Provide staff development and in-service training for teaching, coaching and counseling faculty. Participate in college and division assignments and other departmental responsibilities. May teach certain counseling related courses (Introduction to College, Career Life Planning, Life Skills in Higher Education) and other relevant liaisons and networks with on- and off-campus programs and agencies.
Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to serve on district and college committees and participate in campus extra-curricular activities.
- Ability to serve as a liaison and network with on and off campus programs and agencies that provide services to veterans
- Ability to develop and provide trainings for faculty and staff.
- Ability to demonstrate excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and facilitation skills both in-person and on-line.
- Ability to apply an equity lens and engage in social justice and inclusion initiatives
- Ability to engage in difficult conversations and advocate for students who are traditionally underserved.
- Ability to build collaborate and build partnerships across both the student services and instructional areas.
- Experience providing counseling services to Veteran student populations.
- Experience assisting Veterans in transitioning from military life to a community college setting.
- Knowledge of military history, culture and structure
- Knowledge of the various statues under which veteran students are certified for military benefits
- Knowledge of the challenges and obstacles faced by military Veterans in pursuing their educational goals.
- Knowledge of and the skills to provide services to multiethnic, and underrepresented students.
- Knowledge of and experience with computers, software, and technology related to counseling.
- Knowledge of and experience in establishing and maintaining linkages with instructional divisions and special programs.
- Knowledge of and experience in consensus building within a diverse educational environment.
- Indoor, office environment. Occasionally in the environment where students' meet and congregate.
- Willingness to work a flexible schedule that may include summer, evening, weekend, on- and off-campus assignments.
(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
- Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
- Vision sufficient to read various materials.
- Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
- Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
- Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
- Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
- Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.
- Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
- 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: 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.
- Ability and commitment to working with underrepresented student groups, students who place into Basic Skills courses, students interested in career and technical education courses and careers.
- Coursework or training related to cross-cultural perspectives, equity-mindedness, and social justice counseling.
- A District on-line application to be completed at http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/ *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
- A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
- A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
- All college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) in Word or scanned PDF format. We do not accept JPEG or other file formats for transcripts. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company, and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense. Both Foothill De Anza CCD employees and external candidates must submit transcripts.
- Submit an equivalency request form, if applicable.
If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet. http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/Equivalency.pdf
If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.
Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our Applicant Information webpage to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html
HIRING RANGE: $60,581.00-$99,494.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.
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Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.
For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Non-Tenure-track, Grant-funded*, 11-months per year (*position is dependent upon Student Equity funding)
STARTING DATE: Spring 2016
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.
The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.
For more information about our application process contact:
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
To apply, visit: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/
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