*For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date. Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for Counselor/Coordinator, IMPACT AAPI/Learning Communities, a tenure-track, full-time position, which reports to the Dean of Equity & Engagement at De Anza College.
ABOUT THE DISTRICT Foothill - De Anza Community College District, composed of two colleges and an education center, is one of the top performing districts in both California and the United States, and one of the largest, ranking seventh in size among the state's 72 districts, serving more than 58,500 students per year and with an operating budget of $180M unrestricted general fund. Consistent with its mission, the District has a strong commitment to equity and inclusion and incorporates those values in its policies, procedures, and operations, and in its leadership and service to students and the community. Publicly supported and locally oriented, the District fills an essential role in workforce development, continuing education, and skills preparation to meet the changing demands of the highly diverse surrounding population and business communities. The District's students and more than 2,000 faculty and staff enjoy an unparalleled quality of life in an ideal climate, with physically pristine and fiscally sound campuses that have earned their reputation for academic excellence.
Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement: The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.
De Anza College Mission Statement: De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.
De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
Communication and expression
Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION Under the general direction of the Dean, Equity and Engagement Division, and in collaboration with the Learning Communities, the IMPACT AAPI Counselor/Coordinator will provide Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) core services (orientation, educational planning, follow-up) along with leadership and program expertise in the implementation of the goals and objectives of the IMPACT AAPI and APIA Scholars program. Will provide services to eligible AAPI students (such as Filipinx, Indigenous Pacific Islanders, Laotian, Cambodian, Vietnamese and other AAPI students), low-income and disproportionate impacted students (DIS) in determining and achieving academic, career, and personal objectives. Will prepare reports and collect data to meet college, student equity and MIS data requirements and goals. Will conduct program review and assess student learning outcomes. Requirements of the work may include evening and weekend work sporadically.
Collaborating with campus partners to address student success mandates, student recruitment to the program and Student Equity Initiative goals as coordinator of a campus program.
Collaborating on the instructor/counselor/peer mentor teamwork to recruit and prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions.
Supporting the identification, recruitment, and training of peer mentors and/or tutors.
Collecting retention, degree completion and transfer data to report to campus administrators and the District.
Making campus and community presentations with learning community colleagues, instructors and dean, as appropriate.
Making quarterly visits to AAPI & DSI focused learning community classes to introduce counseling and college support services.
Serving as program contact and liaison for the APIA Scholars program.
Collaborating with IMPACT AAPI faculty to establish and evaluate student learning outcomes for program services and courses.
Meeting weekly with the instructional faculty to monitor student progress, support and identify retention strategies to meet desired outcomes.
Collaborating and organizing cultural, academic and recognition events related to the IMPACT AAPI and APIA Scholars.
Collaborating with Learning in Communities (LinC) coordinators and other learning community's cohort counselors to ensure that AAPI/DIS students' needs across programs are being met.
Providing culturally responsive academic and career counseling, educational planning, and guidance to enable students to succeed academically.
Integrating culturally responsive counseling and mentoring concepts into the personal development courses, workshops and/or trainings.
Developing relationships with four-year college and university outreach representatives, planning and organizing campus visits.
Implementing IMPACT AAPI specific personal development/counseling courses.
Referring students as appropriate to campus and community resources and services.
Professional Development Responsibilities:
Attend all SSRS/Learning Communities training sessions and contribute to on-going professional development training.
Must commit to attending the Learning in Communities (LinC) Summer Institute with the IMPACT Faculty team members.
Must attend the Counselors In-service trainings each quarter.
Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, service on district and/or college committees, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to participate in campus extra-curricular activities.
Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
Master's degree 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 OR a Bachelor's degree in one of the above listed degrees AND a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills in providing culturally responsive counseling and career services to multi- ethnic and underrepresented students.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in providing culturally responsive and strength-based counseling (academic/personal/career) to college-level students, specifically first generation AAPI college students.
Demonstrated knowledge with program coordination, development, implementation, and evaluation in a student success program.
Demonstrated ability to provide culturally responsive and asset-based strategies for developing and teaching personal development, college success and/or career workshops to students.
Demonstrated experience working with Filipinx, Indigenous Pacific Islander, Laotian, Cambodian, Vietnamese and/or low-income communities.
Demonstrated experience in working closely and collaboratively with a team.
Demonstrated strong communication, written, and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated experience with counseling related technology, educational planning software, and social media.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate the following:
Knowledge and experience in culturally responsive counseling.
Demonstrated experience with program coordination, facilitation skills, and/or trainings.
Experience counseling/advising with AAPI and DIS students.
Work as a team member to help identify student needs and experience with collaboration efforts.
Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience working with student success programs.
Indoor, in classroom, office, or online environment.
Physical Abilities: (Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
Vision sufficient to read various materials.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.
A District on-line application to be completed at http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/ *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.
If you are selected as a finalist, you will be asked to provide the names and telephone numbers of colleagues who have first-hand knowledge of what you have described above.
If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you must submit the Request for Equivalency form and supporting documentation. This form must be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet. http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/Equivalency.pdf
Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our Applicant Information webpage to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html
HIRING RANGE: Annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience. For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to: http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/2019-2020%20Faculty%20Salary%20Schedules.pdf. The candidate selected for the position will need to provide copies of official transcripts for salary placement. Do not submit transcripts with your application.
Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. For a full list of benefits: https://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/b-new-hire-benefits/index.html
Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development. In addition, the District is a participating member of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the successful applicant would be a member of the Faculty Association (FA). The current Faculty/District Agreement can be found online at: https://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/19-22%20FA%20Agreement_FINAL.pdf.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 11-months per year STARTING DATE: Fall 2021 (September 16, 2021)
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.
For more information about our application process contact: Employment Services Foothill-De Anza Community College District 12345 El Monte Road Los Altos Hills, California 94022 (650) 949-6217 Email: email@example.com http://hr.fhda.edu/
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Foothill-De Anza serves the communities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford, Sunnyvale, and portions of San Jose.For more than 50 years, Foothill-De Anza has demonstrated excellence and innovation in academic programs and student services. As one of the largest community college districts in the United States, Foothill-De Anza provides credit classes for about 64,000 students a year. The colleges are active members of the League for Innovation in the Community College, a national consortium of leading two-year institutions.