Counselor (Articulation & General Counselor)

Posting Number: F00962

Location: Los Medanos College


Description of Position:

Los Medanos College (LMC) is seeking a full-time, tenure-track academic position in Counseling to promote course articulation and also deliver counseling services to students in the general population. The successful applicant will be well qualified to provide academic, career, and personal counseling services, utilize a variety of counseling strategies/methods, teach department courses, and effectively collaborate with the LMC Office of Instruction staff and managers, as well as faculty, staff, and deans throughout the college.


For questions, please contact Eileen Valenzuela in the Office of Instruction via email evalenzuela@losmedanos.eduThe college is closed for semester break from December 21, 2022 through January 2,2023. Inquires during this period will be answered after the college reopens on January 3, 2023.

Position Status: Tenure- Track

EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff

Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty

Department: L1020-Matriculation

Duties and Responsibilities:

In addition to contractual duties for this position which will include counseling and program coordination, all faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, in their departmental activities and in the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the counseling assignment may be in the evening program. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. assisting students with decision-making and the exploration of their educational, career, and personal goals;
2. working with students to develop educational plans;
3. adhering to the schedule that has been developed with the Department Chairpersons, which may include individual student appointments, drop-in assignments, workshops, and weekend and/or evening assignments;
4. collaborating with instructional faculty in support of the goals of the institution;
5. participating in the college governance process, including attendance at all department and division meetings, and serve on college wide committees;
6. promoting the philosophy that integrates counseling and mentoring to support student learning;
7. participating in required training and activities such as conferences, regional meetings, outreach, orientations for students, community activities & social/cultural events, field trips, mentorship, advisory groups, etc.;
8. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
9. creating a positive environment that provides students with the support/motivation likely to enable them to transfer;
10. maintaining current knowledge of counseling techniques and other effective student support intervention strategies;
11. engaging in outreach targeting feeder high schools and community groups;
12. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
13. performing other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:

Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and faculty.

The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):

1. 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 (please list degree); OR

2. Bachelor’s degree in one of the above listed degrees and a license as a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) (please list degree); OR

3. A valid lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing fulltime counseling; OR

4. The equivalent. If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications because of equivalent educational or professional background, please complete and upload the master degree equivalency form. The completed form can be uploaded in the attachment section of the application.

Desirable Qualifications:

· Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion as well as sensitivity to and understanding of the socioeconomic, academic, cultural, sexual/gender identities, physical and/or learning abilities, linguistic, and ethnic diversity within the community college population.

· Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development; innovation and improvement of counseling and teaching; and to assuming faculty responsibilities beyond the counseling department in a shared governance environment.

· Demonstrated proficiency in various technologies and internet resources related to counseling and articulation.

· Demonstrated experience assisting students in developing a plan to achieve an educational and/or career goal (e.g. career and technical education, transfer, etc.).

· Demonstrated experience teaching career planning, college orientation, college success, transfer planning, and/or other courses and workshops.

· Demonstrated knowledge about and experience addressing the current processes and issues in California community college articulation.
Demonstrated experience in curriculum and/or program development.

Job Open Date: 12/17/2022

Job Close Date: 2/1/2023

Open Until Filled: No

Employment Begins: August 2023

# of Months: 12

To apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/3823484

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

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