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Counselor/Coordinator, Veterans Services (Full-Time, Categorically Funded) Reedley College
State Center Community College District
Campus Location: Reedley College
Start Date: 10/02/2023
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 candidate will be an equity-minded leader committed to student success achieved through collaboration 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;
- Supports institutional practices that both develop and sustain culturally responsive teaching and learning environments; and
- Strategically builds support for and participation in equity-related initiatives across both our internal and external communities.
The ideal candidate will share Reedley College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. For the 2021-2022 academic year, we enrolled over 11,000 students in which 74% identify as Latinx, 6% 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 college dedicated to the students it serves.
Reporting to the Dean of Students and working closely with the Admissions & Records Manager, the Veterans Counselor/Coordinator will perform a full range of general counseling responsibilities, including academic, career, and personal counseling with individuals and groups with an emphasis on serving Veteran students. The Counselor/Coordinator will be responsible for:
- Performing all coordination duties necessary to maintain the Veterans Center, including planning events and workshops tailored for Veteran students and their dependents;
- Providing lead direction for student workers including: training, scheduling, supporting, tracking and reporting upon services provided;
- Overseeing peer tutor/mentor program, and collaborating with other faculty, staff, and external partners and community organizations to connect Veteran students to appropriate resources;
- Developing student educational plans specifically tailored for veterans;
- Advocating in support of veterans on campus and in the community;
- Networking with veteran's organizations at the local, regional, state, and national levels;
- Verifying academic progress, advising prospective and current veteran students on Veteran's Administration (VA) related issues, and adhering to VA regulations;
- Providing comprehensive counseling services for students including academic, career and personal counseling on an appointment and drop-in basis;
- Providing group counseling sessions, orientations, and workshops;
- Entering and maintaining counseling notes in the college's record-keeping software timely and effectively;
- Participating in the preparation of budgets, state reports, grants and other reports as directed;
- Participating in ongoing professional development and training to stay current with college and California Community College student success strategies in counseling;
- Participating in the implementation of matriculation, transfer, and retention activities;
- Collaborating with instructional and counseling faculty and staff from other departments and programs, including Financial Aid, Admissions and Records, EOPS/CARE, DSP&S, Puente, TRiO Student Support Services, Learning Center, Math Center, Reading and Writing Center, and other special programs;
- Interpreting and utilizing articulation agreements and transfer requirements for community college students;
- Participating in outreach activities in the community and on campus;
- Utilizing and interpreting a variety of career assessment tools;
- Utilizing and keeping abreast of advanced counseling methods and student development theories that include integrating technology to support student learning and identification of career objectives;
- Participating in unit goals and outcome data collection;
- Serving on and attending department, college, and district committees as needed;
- Participating in program review for Veteran's Services, student learning outcome development and assessment to improve student learning;
- Working assignments including evening and/or weekends, on-line or off-campus as needed; and
- Other duties as assigned.
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 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 valid California Community College Credential; or
- The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).
- If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match exactly as stated above, you must petition for equivalency.
- 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 incorporating elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all areas of responsibility;
- Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom;
- Recent experience working with African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
- Experience working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds including students with disabilities;
- Willingness to examine and remediate ones instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
- Related work and professional experience;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with students and staff;
- Demonstrated ability to work with computers, and other technologies, which are utilized in providing high-quality instruction and support to students;
- Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with persons of diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds;
- Cross cultural counseling experience;
- Demonstrated experience working with multicultural/diversity counseling issues;
- Successful counseling experience in a community college;
- Professional experience providing a broad array of community college counseling services;
- Knowledge of student success models/orientation programs designed to improve student success and retention; and
- Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
Conditions of Employment:
178-181 duty days per year, contingent upon funding
Salary and Benefits:
Starting annual salary is $70,302 - $107,622 based on education and experience. Salary will be prorated based on assigned duty days. An annual doctoral stipend of $2,419 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).
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 advisory committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.
The selection advisory committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, 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.
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-COU (Slot #2499).
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.
This is a full-time categorically funded position contingent upon funding. The District may fill more than one position from this pool. 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. Reedley College is located on the historic T.L. Reed Ranch, bordering the Kings River which spans over 420 acres, including a 300-acre farm. Over its nearly 100 years of service to Californias Central San Joaquin Valley, Reedley College has been an essential component of higher education offering over 67 programs and degrees taught by approximately 180 full-time faculty and 400 part-time faculty. Some of the programs offered at Reedley College includes an Agriculture, that regularly receives awards for their excellence in teaching, Aviation Maintenance and Flight Sciences, Natural Resources, Forestry and Wildland Fire Fighting, and STEM, including engineering. In addition, the college is also one of 11 community colleges in California to offer students on-campus housing.
Reedley Colleges Guided Pathway framework strongly encourages collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Reedley College administrators are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to support success teams that interact directly with students in their career pathways. Administrators must also be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will facilitate their work with the population of students who attend Reedley College
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.
To cultivate opportunities that empower our students communities through engaging, equity-minded programs and services.
Providing equitable educational opportunities that transform our students and communities.
To carry out our bold vision, we at Reedley College value:
Equity, Access, and Inclusion: our success depends on every member of our campus community achieving their educational goals
A Focus on Students: our practices, priorities, and policies are created, implemented, and reviewed with a relentless student-first approach
Educational Excellence: the instruction, student services, and experience we provide to each student consistently exceed expectations
Innovation: our words and action are always consistent with our mission
Stewardship: our decisions are made in the context of their financial, social, and environmental impacts on our campus, our region and the world
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To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.scccd.edu
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