Counselor (General/International Students), Coast Community College District

See posting for more information and application.

Institution: Coast Community College District
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Application Due: 02/23/2012
Type: Full Time
Campus: Orange Coast College
Scheduled start date: Fall Semester, August 2012

Counselor, (General 50%/ International Students 50%)

Performance Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Dean of Counseling, DSP&S, EOPS/CARE, CalWORKs and Foster Youth, in consultation with the Director of the International Center, to provide appropriate counseling and guidance services to the general and international student population.

A. General Counseling:
1. Provide educational, vocational, and personal counseling to current and potential college students.
2. Assist students in making decisions relative to career choice and educational planning, including appropriate testing, vocational counseling, and transfer to a university.
3. Provide general orientation, program advisement and follow-up counseling for new and continuing students.
4. Provide such special counseling and guidance service as may be appropriate to special student audiences including veterans, disadvantaged, members of minority groups, academically marginal students, disabled persons, re-entry students and persons in industry.
5. Participate, as appropriate, in college’s outreach program with local high schools and the community.
6. Develop effective working relationships with faculty members in instructional areas and perform liaison activities as required.
7. Serve on Division and college-wide committees and/or task forces.
8. Assist in the preparation of counseling-related publications and in the presentation of workshops for special student audiences.
9. Provide group orientation and counseling as required.
10. Assist, where appropriate, in the articulation of courses and programs with four-year colleges and universities.
11. Assist students seeking referral to appropriate community agencies or services in response to educational, vocational, or personal concerns.
12. Participate in professional growth activities.
13. Provide instruction in student success, career planning and/or other personal growth courses.
14. Administer and interpret a variety of assessment instruments, to both groups and individuals.
15. Assist in the development and implementation of special programs focusing on access and retention.
16. Assume other counseling and guidance responsibilities as assigned.
17. Assignment may include day and evening hours.

B. International student population counseling:
1. Provide educational, vocational, and personal counseling to current and potential International college students.
2. Provide assistance in long range planning, program review and ongoing program development.
3. Provide assistance by, performing appropriate duties necessary to carry out international student related projects; supporting college matriculation program through orientations, student goal setting, educational planning and ongoing academic counseling follow-up.
4. Assist international students with requests for immigration-related documents. Collaborate with the Designated School Official (DSO) and provide recommendations for a variety of student needs such as: program extension, Optional Practical Training (OPT), Curricular Practical Training (CPT), reduced coursework and other documentation as needed.
5. Advise international students on transfer to a four year university, coursework evaluation and equivalencies, academic petitioning recommendations, as well as other academic needs.
6. Assess international students’ abilities, aptitude, interest, values system and personality patterns related to occupation and careers.
7. Collaborate with the Director of the International Center to provide necessary information regarding academic counseling of international students and to perform adequate counseling during orientation sessions, registration periods and application processing.
8. Provide counseling/guidance to prospective and newly admitted international students prior to arrival to the United States.
9. Correspond with third party agencies to provide academic and transfer guidance and information to help with prospective international students’ decision-making to apply to College.
10. Collaborate with the DSO and International Center Director to provide assistance with federal reporting requirements pertaining to international students.

Faculty/Educational Administrators complete the Equivalency Application only if you do not meet the minimum qualifications for the position you are applying to, and you wish to be considered.
Must meet one of the following qualifications under (a) through (d):
a. Possess the California Community College Teaching Credential for this subject area.
b. Possess a Master’s degree from an accredited institution in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development.
c. Note: A license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline, pursuant to Title 5 Section 53410.1.
d. Or, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials.
2. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desired Qualifications
1. Knowledge of community college curricula and a general knowledge of the California secondary and higher education system.
2. Knowledge of matriculation requirements with competencies in general academic advisement, educational planning, career, and personal counseling.
3. Counseling experience working with students and adults within a community college setting and experience with culturally diverse student populations.
4. General understanding of federal requirements for international students, maintenance of status, and institutional compliance issues.
5. Ability to work effectively with computers and other forms of advanced technology utilized in providing high quality Counseling and instruction and the understanding and successful use of learning technology.
6. Ability and willingness to teach a wide range of classes as schedules and institutional commitments require.
7. Ability to communicate professionally and clearly with students and staff, both orally and in writing.
8. Strong commitment to professional growth and development, and to the continued innovation and improvement of successful counseling and teaching.
9. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with on-campus groups (including students, faculty, administrators and staff), as well as, off campus community and education partners.
10. Experience and active participation in the campus and broader community including serving on departmental and college committees and taking a leadership role in campus, community and professional organizations.
11. Experience in planning, coordinating and implementing Counseling projects and campus events.
12. Bilingual ability in English and Spanish, Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese or Korean.

In addition to the certificated application, you will be required to attach and/or copy and paste additional required application materials. Please have required documents ready before applying. (Required)

Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate the job you are applying to and your name.

For additional help, please call Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4715, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Receives Benefits:

Application Requirements
To be considered for employment you must submit a complete application packet. A complete application packet includes:
– A Certificated Application.
– An Equivalency Application (if applicable).
– A current resume of professional experience, educational background, and other pertinent information.
– A cover letter, not to exceed 2 pages, to address the minimum and “Desirable Qualifications” (#1-12) as listed.
– Two letters of recommendation highlighting personal and professional strengths written in the last six months.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned.

Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “n/a” (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank.

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community (reference Board Policy 050-1-1). Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate the job you are applying to and your name.

To apply, please visit:

Application Information

Contact: Applicant Processing
Coast Community College District
Online App. Form:

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