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Date Posted: 1/25/18

Counselor (EOP&S/CARE) (A full-time tenure track counselor to begin July 1, 2018)
Citrus Community College


ABOUT CITRUS COLLEGE
Celebrating over 100 years of service, Citrus College is located in Glendora in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, approximately twenty-five miles northeast of metropolitan Los Angeles. The college has the distinction of being the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in the state.

Citrus College was founded in 1915 under the leadership of Dr. Floyd S. Hayden, who helped bring the community college movement to California. From 1915 to 1961, the college was operated by the Citrus Union High School District. In July 1961, the Citrus Community College District was created to include the Azusa and Glendora unified school districts. In 1967, the district expanded to include the Claremont, Duarte and Monrovia school districts.

Today, Citrus College occupies a 104-acre campus. The college is currently experiencing a major facilities expansion project that will change the look of the campus. The college enrolled 27 students in 1915 and currently the college serves more than 19,000 students annually. Classes are offered on a 16-week calendar (fall and spring semesters), as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options -- winter intersession, evenings, summer sessions, and optional class formats, such as online education courses.

Mission Statement
Citrus College provides innovative educational opportunities and student support services that lead to the successful completion of degrees, transfer, career/technical education and basic skills proficiency. The college fosters personal and professional success through the development of critical thinking, effective communication, creativity, and cultural awareness in a safe, accessible and affordable learning community. In meeting the needs of our demographically diverse student population, we embrace equity and accountability through measurable learning outcomes, ethical data-driven decisions and student achievement.

Accreditation
Citrus College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, include filing of complaints against member institutions can be found at www.accjc.org.

ABOUT THE COUNSELING PROGRAMS AND SERVICES AREA
Counseling Programs and Services support Citrus College's mission to help students realize their full potential. Our primary objective is to provide opportunities for students to clarify their values and goals so they can make informed decisions about their educational, career/transfer pursuits. We are dedicated to cultivating future leaders by providing encouragement and support towards achieving their goals.

(Extended Opportunity Programs and Services)/ Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education)
EOP&S/CARE is a categorical program established to help community college students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds succeed in their educational goals and transfer to four-year institutions.

The CARE program was established to help EOP&S students who are single parents with a child(ren) who are current TANF/CalWORKs recipients. The CARE program is designed to help break the welfare cycle by offering additional support to students who want to receive college-level career training or complete specific educational programs.

POSITION SUMMARY:
This full-time tenure track EOP&S/CARE counselor position reports to the Director of EOP&S/CARE and CalWORKs. The 10-month assignment includes 175 contract days between the period of July 1 and June 30. The schedule may consist of day and/or evening hours.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
--Provide comprehensive academic, career, and personal counseling services to a diverse EOP&S/CARE student population.
--Conduct workshops such as Self-Development, Career Decision Making, Study Skills, Improving Academic Status, and Transfer Planning.
--Monitor student's progress and provide interventions as needed for continued success.
--Maintain necessary scholastic and student records.
--Attend counseling and EOP&S/CARE area meetings.
--Assist in the planning and on-going implementation and improvement of EOP&S/CARE student services.
--Engage in other professional duties including division, department and committee work, curriculum development, and liaison with other programs on campus.
--Meet obligation with regard to scheduled appointments, office hours and other duties in accordance with prevailing policy.
--Undertake other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to communicate effectively, in English, with a diverse population both orally and in writing.
- Ability to work effectively as a member of the counseling team.
- Willingness to participate in shared governance committees.
- Willingness to develop and assess student learning outcomes.
- Evidence of computer literacy and experience with standard computer software on Microsoft Windows platform (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Canvas or similar).
- Willingness to use and promote technology-mediated counseling techniques.
- Possess excellent organization skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
--Demonstrated understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, cultural background, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty, and staff, AND
--Master's degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development, or the equivalent;
AND
--Completion of a minimum of nine semester units of college course work predominantly relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social, or economic disadvantages;
OR
--Completion of six semester units or the equivalent of a college-level counseling practicum or counseling field-work courses in a community college EOP&S program, or in a program dealing predominantly with ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social, or economic disadvantages; AND two years of occupational experience in work relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social, or economic disadvantages.

EQUIVALENCY: If you will be requesting equivalency for this position, please complete the Faculty Equivalency Guidelines and Request Form, which may be found by visiting the Citrus College website (www.citruscollege.edu) and clicking the A-Z index for the Employment Opportunities (faculty and staff) link. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (626) 914-8550.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
--Minimum of three (3) years of experience working as an EOP&S/CARE counselor.
--Evidence that demonstrates counseling first generation, low income students.
--Experience providing transfer and career counseling to students in a community college setting.
--Ability to use technology to effectively counsel students.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
See Minimum Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications.

"CITRUS COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER."
It is the policy of the District not to discriminate against and to encourage a diversity of applicants based on national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, use of family and medical care leave, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one of more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
Applications are considered legal documents, and as such, all areas of the application must be completed or your application packet will be considered incomplete, and will not be moved forward. While it may be appropriate in some areas of your application to use "NA" (not applicable), do not use terms such as "see resume" or "see attached". When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all required documents, and those additional documents you choose to include, are attached BEFORE clicking the "Finished Attaching Documents" button and confirming. It is advisable to attach "Optional" documents first, and then "Required" documents once you are ready to click on the "Finished Attaching Documents" button and confirming.

Application -AND- Supplemental Questionnaire must be complete. A resume will not substitute for a fully completed employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete applications will be rejected. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.

Additional documents CANNOT be added to your electronic application packet once you click on "Finished Attaching Documents" and receive your confirmation number; so, please be sure you have all documents you will upload handy and in an electronic format. THE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM WILL NOT ACCEPT DOCUMENTS LARGER THAN 2MB. IF YOUR DOCUMENTS DO NOT UPLOAD, PLEASE RESIZE. If you do not have all your documents handy at the time you are applying for the position, we advise you to click on "Finish Attaching Documents Later". Be sure, however, to finish attaching your documents BEFORE the close or first consideration date for the position. Please remember, you will NOT be able to attach additional documents after you have selected "Finished Attaching Documents" and have received a confirmation number, and you will not be able to apply for a position after the position has closed.

Please note: should an applicant apply for a position more than once, only the most recently received application packet will be the one screened for completeness. All others will be deemed inactive, and will not be considered, regardless of completeness.

We regret we are unable to accept faxed, emailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials outside the online Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Only application materials submitted through this electronic format will be accepted. Exception: The Citrus College Form 101 must be mailed or hand delivered to the Director of Human Resources in a sealed, confidential envelope.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

Acceptance of this position includes complying with the provisions of an Agency Shop. Every full-time faculty member is a dues-paying member of the Citrus College Faculty Association, currently affiliated with the California Teachers Association/National Education Association.

ABOUT TRANSCRIPTS:
--Candidates must upload copies of all transcripts (need not be official at the time of application) which prove sufficient for verifying minimum qualifications for this position.
--Official transcripts will be required at the time of the job offer.
--Transcripts must be from the awarding institution, and must show that the degree has been awarded (or conferred) and the year.
--Degree(s) must be earned (or conferred) from accredited institution(s) or an equivalent foreign institution by the first consideration date for this position.
--All degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript by the indicated first consideration date for this position.
--Foreign transcripts must be transcribed in English AND evaluated for U.S. equivalency by a bona fide U.S. evaluation service.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
--A selection committee will review application packages of those candidates who have met the minimum qualifications for this position, and will select a limited number of qualified candidates for an interview.
--Each candidate may be asked to make a presentation on a topic of the selection committee's choice. The candidate will be informed of the topic when an interview appointment is scheduled.
--Each candidate may be asked to provide a sample of his or her writing ability just prior to the interview.
--Travel costs must be borne by the applicant.
--Final candidates for faculty, management, and supervisor/confidential positions may be interviewed by the Superintendent/President.
--If selected as a finalist, the candidate permits the District to contact the current and former employer(s) to investigate past employment history.

For full application instructions and position description, visit
http://employment.citruscollege.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51693



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