Counselor/Coordinator, Transfer Center (Reedley College) Full-Time
State Center Community College District
Closing Date: 2/3/2020 at 11:55 PM
Campus Location: Reedley College
Start Date: 12/23/2019
Essential Functions: At Reedley College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful faculty member will be an equity-minded individual committed to student success by collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who:
Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
Reflects on institutional practices and aims to create a culturally responsive environment; and
Strategically builds buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.
Reedley College seeks faculty members who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. Divisions strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Reedley College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning methods appropriate to the students they serve. Faculty members should be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will help them prepare for the population of students who attend Reedley College.
The ideal candidate will share Reedley College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of the 2018-2019 academic year, we currently enroll over 12,000 students in which 74% identify as Latinx, 5% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 2% as Black/African American, 16% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 2% as multiracial. Reedley College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.
Under the direction of the Dean, Students Services the Counselor/Coordinator will:
Provide counseling to new and continuing students, including but not limited to, short-term and long-term student education plans;
Provide advising related to transfer admission agreements to public and private universities, Associate Degree for Transfer (ADTs), major and general education, career, and extended education planning to include graduate programs;
Conduct intrusive individual and group counseling and conduct interventions to students from diverse cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations;
Participate in outreach, orientation and registration activities;
Teach personal development courses/workshops in accordance with division needs;
Serve as the dedicated counselor for a program and/or pathway, including but not limited to, students participating in the college's Honors Program and non-honors students enrolled in honors forum courses
Assist students with recruitment and registration, participate in early alert efforts, provide extensive follow-up, and conduct workshops and study groups;
Attend honors advisory council meetings, serve as the honors club adviser
Provide faculty training, and collaborate with the faculty coordinator for program development;
Maintain counseling records through use of technology; and
Participate in case-management duties and arrange referrals to on-campus and community resources to aid in student development and success to support campus-wide guided pathways efforts.
Coordination Develop policies, procedures, and program learning outcomes that will support the goals of the college, foster a culture that encourages transfer, and increase transfer rates and degree completion including those of under-represented populations.
Work with the College Office of Research and Evaluation to collect and analyze transfer data, prepare annual reports, and evaluate program effectiveness;
Manage program budget, support the needs of the Transfer Center, supervise student aid workers, and write the program review;
Serve as the liaison between the community college and universities;
Coordinate services from local feeder universities such as regular campus-visits for individual advising, presentations, workshops, and outreach;
Coordinate campus visits to four-year institutions;
Coordinate large-scale and small-scale transfer events to include, but not limited to, the annual Transfer Fair and Enrollment Express;
Develop transfer outreach efforts to students, parents, high schools, and the community at-large;
Coordinate and conduct transfer workshops, classroom presentations and faculty training related to university admission requirements, selection criteria, transfer admission agreements and transfer applications to the CSU, UC and other public and private institutions;
Facilitate partnerships from instructional and student services departments within Reedley College to ensure effective service to students;
Develop and promote transfer informational materials, provide open lines of communication and maintain the Transfer Center webpage; and
Participate in the state-wide certification process of transfer completion such as ADT verifications, IGETC and CSU GE certifications. Promote program completion of Associate Degree for Transfer and Certificate of Achievements for CSUGE and IGETC. Conduct UC Transfer Admission Guarantee reviews.
Participate in the process of participatory governance by contributing to the academic community through committee work on the department, division, college and/or district level, and participate in other significant community activities;
Attend and participate in transfer advisory meetings;
Serve as the lead in cross functional meetings, under the Guided Pathways framework, to ensure transfer programming remains at the forefront for student success;
Participate in the college-wide planning and evaluation processes; and
Participate in regional and statewide transfer organizations and professional development.
Minimum Qualifications: All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom; AND
Masters 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;
A valid California Community College Credential;
The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).
(NOTE: A bachelors degree in one of the listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline).
Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity;
Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
Willingness to examine and remediate ones instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
Experience working with a diverse student population;
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff;
Related work and professional experience;
Knowledge and experience interpreting and using articulation agreements and transfer requirements for community college students;
Experience in designing and preparing student educational plans (SEPs) for community college students;
Experience in developing and presenting counseling related workshops and student seminars;
Knowledge of California Community Colleges Student Support and Success processes and Student Equity strategies;
Knowledge of student development theories pertaining to community college students;
Demonstrated ability to use a broad range of technology pertaining to data collection, data retrieval, and analysis of student outcome measures;
Demonstrated ability to work closely with faculty in academic divisions and engage in collegial dialogue on issues of student success and transfer;
Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
Conditions of Employment: 177-181 duty days per year.
Salary and Benefits: Starting salary is $57,320 $88,245 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,082 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Selection Procedure: Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of March 9th.
The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the recommended candidates. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President and College President for final interviews which are tentatively scheduled for the week of March 23rd.
A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. SCCCD EEO Plan
For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1171 Fulton St, Fresno, California, 93721, (559) 243-7100. For information on Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. RCOUN-COC-CTT.
Submission of application and related materials is the applicants responsibility and must be submitted through the districts online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.
Additional Information: This is a full-time, tenure track position. The District may fill more than one position from this pool.
State Center Community College District (SCCCD) provides students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at SCCCD, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
REEDLEY COLLEGE About the College Reedley College is located in the central San Joaquin Valley of California in the city of Reedley, which has a population of approximately 25,000. Known as The Worlds Fruit Basket, Reedley is in one of the richest agricultural regions of the world. Reedley College was established in May 1926 as Reedley Junior College and has affected many lives since then. In its 92 years, Reedley College has developed into a crucial component of higher education in the central San Joaquin Valley, offering over 153 degrees and certificates in 37 areas of study taught by approximately 140 full-time faculty and 225 part-time faculty. The college is one of 11 community colleges in California to offer students on-campus housing.
Reedley College was selected to be one of the 20 California Community Colleges to participate in the groundbreaking California Guided Pathways Project. It was chosen in part due to its strong focus on student success and equity. Guided Pathways is a transformational framework that focuses on reviewing and revising college policies, procedures and practices with the goal of designing with the student in mind. Reedley College has embraced Guided Pathways with the colleges goal in mind, We motivate and inspire students to succeed. The project is designed to significantly increase the number of students who earn a certificate or degree at a California Community College.
Reedley College Mission Reedley College motivates and empowers students to be successful by providing high-quality, innovative educational opportunities. We inspire a passion for learning to meet the academic and workforce goals of our diverse communities. Our associate degree programs, career technical education, transfer level, and basic skills courses are offered in an accessible and safe learning environment.
State Center Community College District is committed to lifelong learning and success for all students by providing accountable, accessible, innovative and quality educational programs and services that enable productive citizenship in a diverse, global society.