Counselor (International Education Emphasis) (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 2014171F
Position Title Counselor (International Education Emphasis) (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)
Department Counseling CSM (DEPT)
Location College of San Mateo
Position Number 4F0145
Percentage of Full Time The work year is 175 days (10 month of service).
FLSA Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year 10
If other, please specify
Salary Range Initial placement with a Master’s degree can range from $68,568 up to $86,040 per year; and a Ph.D. can range from $78,576 to $91,848 per year.
Note: The District will make every attempt to at least match the salary at your current employer.
Min Salary
Max Salary
Position Type Faculty Positions

Posting Text

General Statement

San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) 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.

SMCCCD seeks employees who value working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve success. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create integrated, interdisciplinary learning experiences. SMCCCD faculty members are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods as appropriate to the discipline.

This is a full-time, 10 month (30 hours per week) faculty counseling position reporting to the Dean of Counseling. The duties of this counselor will cover the full range of general counseling responsibilities, including academic, career, and personal counseling with both individuals and groups and teaching discipline specific courses.

Anticipated start date of this assignment: May 2018
Duties and Responsibilities

The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. 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 classification.

1. Provide comprehensive counseling services to international students, including academic, career, and personal counseling on a drop-in and appointment basis both day and evening

2. Provide group counseling sessions, orientations, workshops, and other activities to support international students with getting information and support related to college success

3. Assist international students to understand educational options, clarify educational goals, engage in educational and career planning, participate in the development of Student Educational Plans (SEPs) and course selection

4. Target international students for transfer, student success services, and support

5. Collaborate with both instructional and counseling faculty and staff to assist international students to understand and use counseling, college success services, and resources

6. Develop, implement, or collaborate with initiatives related to student success and collaborate with programs such as Basic Skills Initiatives and learning communities in order to maximize student success

7. Participate in the implementation of transfer and matriculation activities at the college

8. Participate in outreach activities and events in classrooms both on and off campus and community agencies

9. Provide follow-up services to international students to maximize student success

10. Provide professional development training that includes best practices for supporting international students

11. Respond to inquiries of potential international students pertaining to transfer pathway programs and pre-arrival education plans

12. Teach courses such as college success and career and personal development in day or evening

13. Utilize and keep abreast of advanced counseling methods and student development theories, which include integrating technology to support student learning and career objectives

14. Participate in meetings, conferences, trainings, and other professional development activities to maintain the expertise required to provide accurate and reliable information and support to students seeking to complete a certificate, Associate degree, or transfer

15. Participate in shared governance committees

16. Perform other duties as required by contract, collective bargaining agreement, and general institutional needs

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree or above 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 OR the equivalent (see below)

NOTE: A Bachelor’s degree in one of the listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline.

• College counseling experience

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

Physical Requirements
Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications

For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application indicating one or more of the following:

Degree Equivalence

The applicant possesses a degree(s) with similar content to those listed for the relevant discipline. The name of the degree is close to that specified on the Disciplines List but the degree either has a different title or area of expertise or the coursework is slightly different.

Academic Background Equivalence

Related to disciplines in which a Master’s Degree is not generally expected or available. The applicant must have completed at least 24 semester units of coursework in the academic field and must possess at least the equivalent level of achievement and the equivalent in breadth, depth of understanding, and rigor in each of the following:

i) a broad cultural education usually met by the general education requirements for any Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree, and

ii) a detailed study of the discipline in breadth, depth, and rigor, usually met by course work required for the degree major.

Professional Achievement Equivalence

The applicant must have completed the General Education requirements for that degree and show evidence of outstanding professional achievement and/or substantial training in the requested field. The applicant must submit substantial evidence, which demonstrates that his/her preparation, teaching experience, work experience, and ability are equivalent to those expected from a person who meets the minimum qualifications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The screening committee will select for interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:

1. Counseling experience at the community college level

2. Experience in counseling students of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds

3. Experience teaching courses such as college success and career and personal development

4. Knowledge of the matriculation process as it applies to California Community Colleges with an emphasis on international students

5. Knowledge of counseling and student development theories and relevant applications to program development

6. Preparation for or experience in designing and preparing Student Educational Plans (SEPs) for community college and international students

7. Experience in providing short-term personal counseling to students from diverse backgrounds

8. Ability to develop and maintain student counseling notes in SARS, or similar electronic record-keeping software, in a timely and effective manner

9. Ability to demonstrate strength in interpersonal communication

10. Experience with programs that support international student success

11. Experience developing innovative programs that strengthen the quality of counseling services to students

12. Knowledge of and experience using university articulation agreements and transfer requirements for counseling community college students

13. Ability to use computer databases to retrieve student, college, and career information

14. Experience in using a variety of career assessments

15. Knowledge of and experience making appropriate college and community referrals

16. Experience in developing counseling-related workshops and orientation sessions

17. Experience supporting students in crisis situations

Evidence of effectiveness as a colleague:

18. The ability and desire to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to enhance student success

19. Commitment to professional responsibilities outside of the classroom through enthusiastic contributions to department, division and college activities

Preferred Qualifications
Faculty Benefits

Benefits include a choice of medical plans, dental coverage, vision care, sick leave, salary continuance insurance, and an optional tax-deferred flexible benefit plan. Coverage is offered for employees and all eligible dependents. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 02/20/2018
First Review Date 03/27/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position)

2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and teaching experience (including courses taught), and other work experience.

3. Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (copies accepted)

Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts may be submitted with the application; official copies will be required at the time of the interview.

4. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages addressing the Requirements and the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed in the job announcement.

The cover letter should address the applicant’s qualifications as they directly relate to the Requirements and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement.

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact:

SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax (650) 574-6574
Web Page:

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.

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.

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.


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) 2017 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 2017 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 2017 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2017 Annual Security Report is now available at 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 (650) 738-7000.

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
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • ACCCA
    • HERC
    • Other
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook or Twitter
  2. * Do you possess a Master's degree or above in 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 do you posses a Bachelor's degree in one of the subject areas listed above and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) OR the equivalent?
    • Yes, I have a Master's degree or above in one of the subject areas listed above
    • Yes, I have a Bachelor's degree in one of the subject areas listed above and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)
    • 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 college counseling experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Can you demonstrate cultural competence, a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, 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. Equivalency Application
  2. Foreign Degree Evaluation
  3. Licenses/Certificates/Credentials
  4. Other Document 1
  5. Other Document 2
  6. Other Document 3