- Job date: Wed, 30 Dec 2020 08:58:29 GMT
- Expected salary: $70242 – 73583 per year
- Job title: Counselor – Adult Education – Non-Tenure Track
- Company: COMMUNITY COLLEGES OF SPOKANE
- Location: Spokane, WA
SALARY: See Position Description
OPENING DATE: 12/18/20 CLOSING DATE: 01/18/21 04:00 PM DESCRIPTION:
Spokane Community College seeks qualified candidates for consideration of employment in this annually contracted, non-tenure track position located on the college’s main campus.
SCC is a beautiful campus set along the Spokane River and near the urban city center of Spokane. Spokane is a mid-sized city in the inland Pacific Northwest with a high quality of life and quick access to the outdoors. In addition to the 148-acre main campus in Spokane, SCC serves over 10,000 square miles in eastern Washington including educational centers in Colville, Newport, Inchelium, and Republic. More information about relocating to/living in Spokane is available here: http://ccs.spokane.edu/Working-for-Us/Relocation-and-Living-in-Spokane.
SCC is one of two accredited community colleges that comprise the Community Colleges of Spokane. Serving about 22,000 students, SCC is an educational leader and responsive partner with the community and region to provide access to relevant programs of the highest quality. Offering state-of-the-art career technical programs (approximately 50% of total enrollment) as well as liberal arts/transfer programs (about 25%) and basic education for adults (about 25%), SCC’s comprehensive opportunities transform lives and enrich our communities. As a college we are collectively committed to the work that embraces diversity, promotes equity, and fosters inclusion and global awareness at every level of our college.
This counselor position will serve as an academic, career, and personal counselor for students in the college’s Adult Education programs; including Basic Education for Adults, pre-apprenticeship programs, GED, College Prep and Readiness, English as a Second Language (ESL/ELL/ELD) and Career Transitions. This position may also be called upon to assist students in college level degree and certificate programs.
This counselor will join a dynamic and committed team of professionals with varying levels of experience at SCC who have long been counted on to contribute to the college’s plans around student success and retention. Projects have included mental health counseling, new student “first-year” courses, working with four-year colleges on transfer initiatives, and developing proactive academic advising approaches.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides personal, academic and career counseling for individual students from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds.
Supports student academic success through academic advising, educational planning, clarification of educational, career and life goals.
Support students transitioning from Adult Education to academic/career programs.
Supports student retention and success through relationship building, goal setting, motivation, and growth mindset.
Provides crises intervention counseling when appropriate and/or refers to outside resources when needed. May provide short-term mental health and personal counseling as needed.
Serves as liaison between the counseling department and instructional faculty.
Attends division, department, general faculty meetings district meetings, and in-service training; serves on district or college councils or committees, and performs other activities within the scope of the position.
Complies with state and federal law applicable to professional duties and responsibilities.
Develops and instructs courses in college orientation/success and career planning utilizing appropriate pedagogy and technology that facilitates student learning and success.
In addition, counselors may:Travel to centers in Spokane, Spokane Valley, and other communities north of Spokane.
Supervise graduate-level counseling interns
Direct the work of paraprofessional employees or assigned work-study students. Responsible for ensuring assigned staff adhere to acceptable behavior and performance standards. Demonstrate that assigned staff have been informed how behavior and performance will be assessed, receive timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and any observed performance and behavioral problems are corrected promptly.
Advise student clubs or associations. Participate in student recruitment activities.
COMPETENCIES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (Minimum Qualifications)
An earned master’s degree in Counseling or related field from an accredited institution.
Experience working with diverse individuals to include: underrepresented, nontraditional, economically disadvantaged, refugees, and/or people with disabilities.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to establish and maintain strong relationships and build trust
A demonstrated commitment to advocacy and the ability to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals, objectives and strategic plan of CCS.
The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, and community and technical college system.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.
PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (Desirable Qualifications)
Previous counseling experience working with individuals participating in but not limited to academic or vocational settings.
Teaching experience including but not limited to classroom instruction, training facilitation, student success workshops.
Experience in academic advising/counseling, career guidance and/or vocational counseling.
Experience working with individuals in crisis situations.
Experience with data-informed best practices.
Experience working in higher education or working with adult learners in alternative setting.
Knowledge of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Knowledge of adult education programs including but not limited to: GED/High School completion and English Language Learner programs.
Experience in collaborating with outside agencies and organizational colleagues.
CONDITIONS/TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
This is a full-time, non-tenure track position with an entry level base salary (for a 175-day academic year contract) of $54,393 – $57,461 / year. Future advancement in base salary, up to the current maximum of $81,220, is based upon a combination of years of service accrued at our college and professional development activity.
Faculty have potential to earn up to $121,561 (average annual salary paid to our 20 highest earning faculty during FY2018/19). FY 2018/19 average annual faculty salary (all faculty) was $76,425. Annual salary is comprised of base salary plus any combination of academic year overload contracts, summer effort contracts, project stipends, student club advising stipends, and/or department chair /program lead faculty stipends consistent with the provisions of the current collective bargaining agreement between CCS and the Association for Higher Education (AHE).
TOTAL COMPENSATION: $70,242 – $73,583.
Total compensation is an estimate based upon adding the following amounts together:Base compensation, plus
Current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates, plus
Median retirement fund contributions.
The actual total will vary depending upon each employee’s enrollment choices.
CCS reserves the right to cancel this recruitment without notice. Union membership is no longer a condition of employment although this position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Anticipated date of employment is Winter, 2021.
CONDITIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT
Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Once an applicant is chosen for an interview, they are required to complete and submit a declaration regarding sexual misconduct and investigation per state law.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE
Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. PST on January 18, 2021. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.
To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:CCS online application.
Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
Curriculum vitae. *
Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*
College transcript(s) * – unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.
NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission.
Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.