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Dean of Counseling

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Required application materials, including the cover letter, will be screened on the basis of Requirements and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 2014481S
Position Title Dean of Counseling
Location Cañada College
Department Student Services CAÑ (DEPT)
Position Number 3A0002
Percentage of Full Time 100%
FLSA Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year 12
If other, please specify
Min Salary $150,204 (annual)
Max Salary $190,860 (annual)
Position Type Administrative/Supervisory Positions

Posting Text

General Statement

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

The Dean of Counseling is responsible to the Vice President of Student Services, to plan, organize, administer, supervise, and evaluate the performance of academic and classified personnel, and direct the operation of counseling services. The position is also responsible for administration of the division, which may include, but is not limited to: Assessment, Orientation, and the Welcome Center; Counseling; Career Services; EOPS/CARE; International Student Services; SparkPoint Center; Student Success and Support Program; and the Transfer Center. The Dean is responsible for planning, developing, organizing, implementing, managing, and evaluating other student support programs, including; student outcomes assessment and accountability, accreditation standards, technology planning and support, and budget management and program development.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties below are representative of the duties of the position and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this position.

1. Provide leadership, management, and development for the division’s day, evening, and weekend counseling programs, the division office, and other student support services

2. Plan, implement, conduct, and evaluate competency and needs assessments of students to determine the types of counseling and support services required

3. Develop, implement, conduct, and evaluate a variety of methods to monitor student progress and to provide needed support services for students

4. Review and approve division curriculum proposals, course outlines, and program changes; direct the development and implementation of Counseling Division curriculum and class schedules

5. Oversee hiring of faculty and classified staff for the division; recommend personnel actions to the Vice President of Student Services; direct and supervise faculty and classified staff and participate in their evaluations

6. Organize, conduct, and collaborate on a variety of services in outreach and orientation to acquaint students with college programs, requirements, activities, services, procedures, and expected standards of performance

7. Conduct in-service training for counselors and staff

8. Provide administrative leadership in a college culture that values consultation and collaboration

9. Collaborate with appropriate student services and instructional staff to provide and enhance counseling services and programming following a student-centered model of education

10. Participate in research and evaluation to assess the effectiveness of student matriculation program components

11. In collaboration with appropriate college staff and faculty, ensure course and program articulations are kept current

12. Direct and participate in timely and accurate reporting required by various college, District, federal, and state departments

13. Facilitate grant applications for the division; manage new and existing grants

14. Serve as an active member of the college administrative team to address college-wide issues, concerns, and planning, including facilities restructuring and development

15. Organize and lead the annual division planning and budgeting process, including externally-funded initiatives, in concert with college goals; provide leadership for departmental program reviews

16. Work with students, faculty, and staff to constructively resolve problems and conflicts

17. Implement District rules and regulations, California Education Code, Title 5, and collective bargaining agreements as required

18. Provide leadership in staff and faculty development, including regular meetings with counselors/advisors, division meetings, and retreats

19. Collaborate with student services staff and vice presidents in support of continued integration of student services with instructional services in order to strengthen the delivery of academic, career, and employment services

20. Serve on college and District committees, as assigned, and perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Student Services

Minimum Qualifications

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to possession of a Master’s degree or above, preferably in counseling, psychology, or a closely related field

• One year of formal training or leadership experience reasonably related to the managerial assignment

• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The desired skills and abilities for this position include:

1. Successful experience as a community college counselor, instructor, or supervisor

2. Evidence of knowledge of goals, policies, regulations and methods related to counseling, curriculum, assessment, retention, articulation, transfer, and graduation

3. Ability to elicit and coordinate the expressed recommendations from faculty and staff, and ability to advocate effectively the division recommendations and its goals at college and District levels

4. Ability to think innovatively and to recognize, respond to, and encourage faculty and staff innovation

5. Ability to facilitate faculty and staff hiring and training; supervise and coordinate the work performed by faculty and staff; knowledge of professional and staff development and performance evaluation

6. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, and problem solve effectively with District and college administrators, faculty, staff, students, and the public

7. Awareness of and commitment to the goals of shared governance

8. Evidence of organizational skills, including prioritization and delegation

9. Familiarity with the use and assessment of computer-based technology that support the development and management of the division

10. Skill in the development, implementation, and assessment of program outcomes that lead to student success

11. Knowledge of accreditation standards and their implementation

12. Skill in articulating curriculum and programs with both university and high school faculty

13. Skill in grant writing and management

14. Skill in working with faculty, staff, and administrators to plan and implement facilities modifications

15. Skill in budget development and management, strategic planning, and program development

16. Commitment to programs that encourage pre-collegiate students to pursue education

17. Commitment to providing extensive support around career services, transfer services, and workforce readiness; experience in the development of student service programs through leadership and advocacy

18. Knowledge of and/or experience with federal regulations, Title 5/Education Code, California regulatory agencies, accreditation, and collective bargaining

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

20. Skill in conflict resolution, persuasive communication, and negotiation, including ability to handle confrontation

Physical Requirements

This classification requires the ability to type, use phone, stand intermittently, walk, bend and stoop, occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects weighing 35 pounds or less; ability to exert 10 to 20 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects; work at a computer, including sitting and viewing a computer monitor for various lengths of time, repetitive use of computer keyboard, mouse or other control device, manual dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard; hearing and speaking to communicate and provide information to others; vision to read printed material and computer monitor in order to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Qualifications
Benefits

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 08/23/2017
First Review Date 10/04/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Required application materials, including the cover letter, will be screened on the basis of Requirements and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

Conditions of Employment

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
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2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process

In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.
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5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement

The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

Accomodations

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report

San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2016 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2016 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2016 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2016 Annual Security Report is now available at http://www.smccd.edu/publicsafety/2016%20SMCCCD%20Annual%20Security%20Report.pdf. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (Cañada College (650) 306-3420, College of San Mateo (650) 574-6415 and Skyline College (650) 738-4199).

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • District Employee
    • District Employment Site
    • CCC Registry
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • ACCCA
    • HERC
    • EdJoin.com
    • Indeed.com
    • Other
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook or Twitter
  2. * Do you possess a combination of education and experience equivalent to possession of a Master’s degree or above, preferably in counseling, psychology, or a closely related field?
    • Yes, I have a Master’s degree or above (preferably in counseling, psychology, or a closely related field)
    • I am applying for equivalence and my equivalency application is attached
    • No
  3. If you are applying for equivalence to meet the minimum requirements for this position, please identify which equivalence from the following options. (Applicant is encouraged to attach appropriate validation, such as transcripts, evaluations, portfolios, certificates, licenses, employer attestation, publications or other relevant materials which support this application.) DEGREE EQUIVALENCE: Description ACADEMIC BACKGROUND EQUIVALENCE: Description PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT EQUIVALENCE: Description

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Can you demonstrate one year of formal training or leadership experience reasonably related to the managerial assignment?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Can you demonstrate cultural competence, a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. College Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Foreign Degree Evaluation
  2. Equivalency Application
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Other Document 2
  5. Other Document 3