Closing Date/Time: 1/8/2018 4:00 PM Pacific
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Location: Main Campus, CA
Department: Student Services
Full-time, Tenure Track (199 Day 11 Month) starting July 2018
$57,338.96 - $88,051.08 per year
Probationary (Contract I) Member of Academic Faculty
Butte College's main campus is located on a 928-acre wildlife refuge and we pride ourselves on being a national college leader in sustainability. Community partnerships matter to us. We work with our K-12 partners to create career pathways for students to seamlessly move from high school to Butte College coursework or credit to transfer to a four-year university. In fact, Butte College has the highest transfer rate of all California community colleges to California State University, Chico. Butte College contributes to economic development through the Training Place, and the Small Business Development Center.
For 50 years, we have successfully provided a quality educational experience to our students, offering associates degrees and training in career fields including business, medical, law enforcement, welding, automotive, computers, and more.
The ideal candidate will share Butte College's commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to educating our racially and socio-economically diverse student population. We currently enroll around 16,000 students annually, many of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 59% of Butte College students are white, 27% are Latinx, 6% are Asian, 3% are African American, 2% are Native American, and 4% are multi-ethnic. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Butte College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our surrounding communities.
The successful candidate will join a campus community that demonstrates its commitment to student equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty and staff. These opportunities include a Cultural Awareness Community of Practice, FAIR Classrooms, active Diversity and Student Equity Committees, support for our undocumented and AB 540 students (Download PDF reader), a robust set of culturally responsive programs and events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.
This counselor will be a member of the General Counseling department, which employs 10 full-time faculty and several part-time faculty. Under the direction of the Dean of Students, the counselor will work with students in the development and updating of individual educational plans, identifying educational majors and providing guidance and personal counseling as needed.
In addition to the responsibilities of the classification description, the specific position is also responsible for.
Developing abbreviated and comprehensive Student Educational Plans.
Assisting in the planning and implementation of the college-wide orientation process.
Keeping current with developments and changes in the field of academic and personal counseling.
Creating appropriate multimedia resources, handouts and written materials for all educational related activities.
Working with targeted student groups, transfer, and special student populations (international, under-represented, veterans, student-athletes, etc.).
Maintaining current knowledge of transfer-specific requirements as well as local college programs and requirements.
Delivering presentations related to group workshops, classroom-settings and community events.
Maintaining computer literacy relevant to advising and counseling students.
Non-classroom staff responsibilities represent a forty-hour week (199 days). The responsibilities of Counselors include but are not limited to the following:
Providing academic, vocational and personal counseling to students on an individual basis.
Providing group counseling for the accomplishment of specific objectives.
Assisting in the planning and implementation of registration.
Assisting students with petitions for graduation and to the Academic Council.
Establishing and maintaining communication with the various instructional divisions, the administration and the staff of the College.
Establishing and maintaining communications with the high schools served by the College.
Establishing and maintaining communications with community agencies that can serve our students.
Serving on various College committees.
Keeping current with developments and changes in his or her field.
It is understood that these responsibilities may require a minimum of five (5) hours off-campus per week at the professional discretion of the staff member with the approval of the Dean for Counseling.
Development and assessment of student learning outcomes.
Professional Growth and Currency
Counselors are required to show examples of activities which demonstrate a pattern of academic, professional, and/or technical updating or currency.
Area or Departmental Responsibilities
Is knowledgeable about and abides by College policies and procedures. This includes the accurate and timely submission of all reports, grades and paper work.
Meets deadlines and time targets.
Orders instructional materials, equipment and textbooks with sufficient lead times.
Assists in scheduling.
Assists in course staffing functions.
Provides assistance and help to other full-time, part-time and/or new counselors.
Coordinates plans and activities with others.
Provides information for the development of departmental budgets.
Monitors expenditures to keep within authorized budget spending appropriations.
Exercises good judgment in the use of and/or management of facilities, equipment and supplies.
Attends assigned meetings as requested.
Is punctual to assigned meetings.
Works well with peers, classified staff and administration.
In general, is easy and cooperative to work with.
Does his/her fair share of departmental duties and responsibilities, including contributing to unit plan and program review processes.
Volunteers to serve on College committees.
When requested serves on College committees and project teams.
Serves as a sponsor to student clubs and organizations.
Participates in faculty/college governance.
Participates on special project teams or ad hoc committees.
Community service (optional)
The College values the contributions made to the local community by the instructional staff, however, such contributions are at the option of the instructor and are not a formal requirement of the position.