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MiraCosta College

Location: Oceanside, CA 92056 Document ID: AB031-4WN6 Posted on: 03/15/2017 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
 

Counselor - Veteran, Military Affiliated and Active Duty Military 2017



Counselor - Veteran, Military Affiliated and Active Duty Military 2017

MiraCosta College


To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to: https://jobs.miracosta.edu

Discipline or Department: Counseling

Position Type: Full-time Faculty

Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary:

Working Hours: One full-time, tenure-track counselor position, beginning in July 2017, assigned to work primarily with the Veteran, Military Affiliated and Active Duty Military student population, reporting to the Dean of Counseling and Student Development. Annual on-duty days will be 195, spread over 12 months. Salary placement will be on the full-time faculty salary schedule, plus a 1.108 time factor (reflecting the number of days beyond the standard 176-day faculty contract). The individual selected for this position may be assigned to any district facility during any hours of operation including evenings and weekends. To view the MiraCosta College counseling website, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/counseling/index.html. The standard contractual work week for counselors is forty (40) hours, including twenty-five (25) contact hours, ten (10) preparation hours, and five (5) institutional service hours. The twenty-five (25) contact hours is defined to include any counseling activity in which counseling service is provided to a student or students, including instruction, workshops, individual or group counseling. The ten (10) preparation hours include course work preparation and counseling preparation (of which 5 hours must be on campus). The expectation is that thirty (30) hours will be on campus. Counselors assigned to teach classes are designated as classroom faculty for that portion of their workload, which is computed accordingly as classroom LHE and comes with a "flex" obligation of two (2.0) hours of preapproved professional development activities per one (1.0) classroom LHE (fall and spring).

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Apply and submit application materials online at https://jobs.miracosta.edu. Once you're in the online system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:

1. Application for Academic Employment.

2. A cover letter addressed to the "Screening and Interview Committee" specifically describing how you meet the desirable qualifications and the representative duties.

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

4a. Transcripts of ALL college degrees/coursework needed to qualify for this position; unofficial or legible copies are acceptable but must indicate that the degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable. A diploma will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An equivalency narrative and supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application if (i) you do not possess the EXACT degree major(s) listed in the Minimum Qualifications section or (ii) your qualifying degree will not be awarded before the position begins. (View the instructions for equivalency requests at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency.pdf.)

If your qualifying degree is in progress but will be conferred BEFORE the position begins in July 2017, then you must also include a written statement from your adviser indicating the anticipated degree CONFERRAL date.

If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf.

4b. If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy of your Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license valid in California.

4c. If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy (front and back) of your California Community College Counselor Credential valid for life. NOTE: Interview candidates will be required to bring three recent letters of professional recommendation to their interview. The letters need not be confidential.

NOTE: With the exception of documents needed to support an equivalency request, do not submit materials other than those requested above as they will be removed.

NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answers will appear toward the bottom of the application form.

-- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We strive to be a model for equity and inclusion, effectively supporting students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who possess a range of abilities, academic preparation, and life experiences. Please describe what qualifications and/or experiences have prepared you to contribute to the fulfillment of the College's goals for equity and inclusion.

-- What additional training and experiences do you have that equip you to work effectively with Veteran, Military Affiliated and Active Duty Military students? Please list.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials two to five weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected will be notified by e-mail. For interviewees, the selection process will include a panel interview, as well as possible teaching demonstration and written exercise. Interview candidates coming from out of state or over 300 miles away will be reimbursed for travel expenses up to $500.

OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT:
An offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense, 2) tuberculosis clearance and/or certification of freedom from contagious or infectious disease, 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States, 4) fingerprint clearance, and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.

Basic Function and Other Details:
DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:
The Counseling Department is a student-centered department. We prepare students to achieve their educational goals through a variety of individual and group student services. Students take counseling courses to learn about careers, majors, educational planning, time management, and effective study skills. Our department currently consists of eleven full-time faculty members committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion when providing services and teaching.

Representative Duties:
(E = essential job function)

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Provide academic, career, and personal counseling (face to face and/or online) helping students primarily in the Veteran, Military Affiliated and Active Duty Military population to make effective decisions in pursuit of their academic, career, and personal goals. (E)

2. Keep abreast of changing degree, certificate, transfer and Veterans information in order to counsel students about the most current requirements. (E)

3. Participate in the district's and academic senate's participatory governance processes and committees. (E)

4. Lead group presentations including student-interest workshops and seminars, orientations, group advising, and other matriculation functions. (E)

5. Teach credit classes in college success and career/life planning.

6. Coordinate student success initiatives for Veteran, Military Affiliated and Active Duty Military students.

7. Serve as a liaison for Veteran related issues for academic and career technical education departments, student services, and instructional faculty.

8. Participate in curriculum development, scheduling, program review, assessment of student learning/area outcomes, and other activities as requested. (E)

9. Participate in ongoing professional development activities related to Veteran, Military Affiliated and Active Duty Military populations and in the field of counseling.

10. Serve as a resource to the disciplinary officers, staff and faculty for all three campuses on issues related to Veteran populations.

11. Familiarity with policies specific to Veteran, Military Affiliated and Active Duty Military populations including Veteran, Military Affiliated and Active Duty benefits, educational planning, and military transcripts.

12. Exhibit proven cultural competency skills when working with Veteran, Military Affiliated and Active Duty Military as well as first-generation, disproportionately impacted students, and non-traditional college students.

13. Engage in other activities as requested by the dean.

Adherence to all District policies and procedures is expected.

Type of Benefits:
SALARY POLICY AND FRINGE BENEFITS: For current salary schedule, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/FacultyAssembly2015-18.pdf MiraCosta College offers a comprehensive package of benefits, which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; and other optional coverages. Faculty members are also covered under the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Minimum Qualifications:
IMPORTANT: If you do not follow the instructions below, your application may not be forwarded to the committee. To provide evidence that you meet the minimum qualifications listed below, the transcripts you are attaching must state the degree title, major, and date conferred.

If your degree major EXACTLY matches a degree major listed below, you do not need to request equivalency. For example, on the transcripts you are attaching, degree title = Master of Arts; major = Counseling; conferral date = 6/10/12. This exact degree major is listed below, so no equivalency is required.

If your degree major DOES NOT EXACTLY match a degree major listed below, you must REQUEST EQUIVALENCY. For example, on the transcripts you are attaching, degree title = Master of Arts; major = Mental Health Counseling; conferral date = 5/9/12. This exact degree major is not listed below and does not directly meet minimum qualifications. You MUST REQUEST EQUIVALENCY.

To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

1. a Master's degree in counseling, career development, educational counseling, guidance counseling, counseling psychology, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling; OR

2. a Master's degree in Education, Concentration: Counseling; Education: Counseling Option; Education: Counseling and Guidance Concentration; Education: Educational and Clinical Counseling; Education: Educational Counseling; Education: School Counseling; (approved comparable degree majors at MiraCosta College); OR

3. a Bachelor's degree in any of the above majors AND a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license valid in California; OR

4. a valid California Community College Counselor credential; OR

5. the equivalent; view the equivalency instructions and guidelines at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency.pdf; AND

6. sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree/coursework is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf.

Desirable Qualifications:
The college seeks candidates who have achieved the highest level of professional excellence as demonstrated by: 1. At least two years of counseling experience (either full time or the equivalent to full time) at a higher education institution, within the last six years. 2. Previous college counseling experience working with Veteran, Military Affiliated and Active Duty Military populations. 3. Experience integrating technology to support student learning and career development in the counseling setting and in the classroom. 4. Ability to contribute to the mission of the college. 5. Bilingual (English and Spanish).

Licenses and Other Requirements:


Closing Date: 3-14-2017

First Screening Date:

Human Resources Contact Information:
jobs@miracosta.edu or 760.795.6854

About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 112 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and parts of Carmel Valley.

MiraCosta offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

The district consists of three campus sites and a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving about 12,000 credit students, has been located since 1964 on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, on 48 acres below the bluffs overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. The San Elijo Campus opened in September 1988, and now attracts about 3,000 credit students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 4,000 students in the college's noncredit classes including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes as well as some college credit classes.







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