Counselor (Full time,Tenure Track, Fall 2013) - Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey California

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Monterey Peninsula College

Monterey, California 93940

United States


Detailed Job Description

(Full time,Tenure Track, Fall 2013)

Opening Date/Time: Thu. 12/13/12 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Thu. 02/28/13 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $50,921.00 - $69,050.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time Instructor
Location: Monterey, California, California
Department: Student Services
Job Code: 2012-00090

Position Definition:
The successful candidate will provide academic, career, and personal counseling to Monterey Peninsula College’s diverse student population. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for teaching sections of Personal Development courses and providing intrusive counseling services to students with basic skills needs.
Assignments may include both day and evening hours at the Monterey campus or Marina Education Center.

Example of Duties:

As a fulltime faculty member in the Counseling Department, the successful candidate will also:
• Assist students in planning immediate as well as long-range educational goals.
• Provide information related to career and transfer options.
•  Assist students in the development of their Student Education Plans.
• Provide support and follow-up counseling designed to facilitate student success in college courses and programs.
• Provide referral to appropriate Student Services programs.
• Participate in group orientation/advising activities.
• Conduct classroom presentations.
• Support instructors who seek assistance for students.
• Serve as liaison with academic divisions/departments as directed by the Division Chair of Counseling.
• Prepare and maintain accurate counseling records using current technology, relay pertinent information to college personnel as needed, and respect the confidentiality of such records as required by law.
• Use intrusive counseling strategies to improve student reflection
• Support instructional faculty with students who have basic skills needs
• Use and develop a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods including the use of computers and information technology to engage student interest and support a variety of learning styles.
• Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and learning objectives.
• Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, census reports).
• Participate in planning the class schedule for Personal Development courses.
• Develop curriculum and participate in the program review processes.
• Engage in activities that enhance the department’s rapport with area high schools, colleges and businesses.
• Participate in faculty recruitment.
• Hold required office hours and attend division/department meetings.
• Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and participation in shared governance committees and campus life activities.
• Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college-wide) on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would enhance the development of the department and college.
• Continue professional development and remain current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate means.
• Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the MPCTA Contract, and as assigned at the Monterey campus, the Education Center at Marina, and/or other designated locations.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s degree 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
• Bachelor's in one of the above AND a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) valid in California.
• The equivalent. To select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, Monterey Peninsula College recognizes that candidates may have attained expertise through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments may be judged by the District as equivalent to the above qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to download and complete an equivalency application from the employment web page and submit/attach the completed form to the employment application along with appropriate documentation of your qualifications;
• Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Personal and Professional Qualities:
1. Knowledge of and commitment to community college counseling and teaching;
2. Excellent interpersonal skills;
3. Ability to work with community groups and campus organizations;
4. Effective oral and written communication skills;
5. Ability to meet the needs of community college learners with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of skills and goals.
Desirable Qualifications:
1. Experience with or ability to perform counseling services at the community college level;
2. Experience with or ability to teach Personal Development courses at the community college level;
3. Experience with or ability to provide intrusive counseling services to students with basic skills needs;
4. Experience with or ability to conduct classroom presentations;
5. Experience with or ability to provide counseling services to non-native speakers of English;
6. Willingness and ability to work cooperatively with colleagues on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would promote counseling services.

Work Schedule / Supplemental Information:

Anticipated Starting Compensation:
Starting at $50,921-69,050 annually, based on documented education and experience. In addition to the base salary, the successful candidate can also earn a Doctoral stipend of $2,850 or a multiple Masters’ stipend of $2,021, if applicable. In addition, the District provides an excellent fringe benefits package, including paid medical and dental coverage for employees and dependents, and a vision plan, life insurance and long-term disability benefits for the employee only. Retirement is the State Teachers’ Retirement System. Participation in tax deferred plans is available. 
Assignment & Anticipated Start Date:

The assigned work year is 175.5 days per academic year, plus two extra weeks. The assignment will include a minimum of 35 scheduled student contact hours per week. When teaching is assigned, release time will be granted proportionately. The selected candidate will participate in campus-wide events beginning the month of August, 2013.
Application Deadline:

Completed application packets must be submitted by 5:00 pm, Thursday, February 28, 2013. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.
Application Procedures:

To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials:
1. Completed all required fields of the online District Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions AND
2. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal and professional qualities; AND
3. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your Résumé or Curriculum Vitae; AND
4. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your of your transcripts from accredited colleges of Bachelor’s degree and all advanced degrees and coursework. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers ( at the applicant’s expense; AND
5. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of Three (3) current letters of recommendation relevant to your application; AND
6. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of an essay addressing all of the following topics:
◦ As a counselor and Personal Development instructor, describe your ideas about enhancing and supporting student success.
◦ Describe your experience in working with student groups such as basic skills, veterans, re-entry or any other selected group of students.
◦ Describe your experience teaching personal development, counseling, or guidance courses. If no experience, please describe how you would prepare yourself to teach these courses.

The essay should not exceed 2, double spaced pages.
Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Additional document which are submitted, but were not requested, will NOT be forwarded to the committee.
To apply for this position, please go to and click on the link for “Full Time Faculty and Administrator Positions” there you will find the listing for this position. Click on the job title for full details about the position. Additionally you will see an “apply” button on the right hand side.
You will be required to create a user account. If you already have a user account with another NeoGov employer, you will be able to use your existing account log-in information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and various other documents. Only fully completed applications will be considered.
For questions regarding this recruitment or problems applying online, please contact:
Kali F. Viker, M.S.
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone: (831) 646-3038
Text Teletype: (831) 645-1319


Keyword Phrases

  • Counselor
  • Tenure Track
  • Monterey
  • Peninsula
  • Student Services
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: 50921-69050 years
Level of Job: Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 2/28/2013