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Professor/Counselor Coordinator of the Assessment Center

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Counseling Division


Rancho Santiago Community College District

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Position Description
Assistant Professor/Counselor Coordinator of the Assessment Center #AC15-0432
Counseling Division/Santa Ana College
Tenure Track Position

Reporting to the Dean of Counseling, the Assessment Center Counselor/Coordinator will be responsible for the organization and operational functioning of the Assessment Center programs, which include placement testing (on campus and off site at feeder high schools); classroom make-up testing (due to students' unavoidable absences), accommodated testing for DSPS referred students, and career assessment for Counseling classes. Responsibilities also include oversight and coordination of MIS data collection for the Student Success and Support Program (3SP) for the Counseling Division and college wide. The Counselor/Coordinator is responsible for the supervision, coordination, training and scheduling of work load for Assessment Center staff members, the scheduling of on campus and off site test dates in conjunction with Outreach, and the maintenance of records for all tests administered by the Assessment Center. Statistical analysis and reports are generated for college departments and the CCCCO (as required by the Student Success and Support Program). The Counselor/Coordinator conducts reliability and validity studies and submits tests for approval by the California Community College Chancellor's Office (CCCCO), and assures that only approved tests are utilized and that the proper administration and security of all tests offered in the Testing Center. In collaboration with the Counseling Division, the Counselor/Coordinator plans and leads New Student Orientations where students receive test results, obtain information about the college and how to be successful, and are assisted in developing an Abbreviated Educational Plan. The Counselor/Coordinator maintains the Assessment Center budget, orders testing materials and supplies, and maintains a relationship with testing vendors. The Counselor/Coordinator represents the Assessment Center on the Curriculum Council and the Student Success Committee, and chairs the Student Testing and Placement Committee, in addition to attending statewide meetings regarding assessment and Student Success and Support Program issues and initiatives. The Counselor/Coordinator maintains a close liaison with counseling, ESL, English, math and reading faculty.The Counselor/Coordinator will also assist with general advising as needed, in individual and/or group venues, and is qualified to teach counseling courses. Counselors provide academic, career and personal counseling by assisting current and prospective students with course and program information, career exploration, educational planning, career selection, and the identification and exploration of personal concerns. They provide assessment opportunities and use the results in helping students with course and program selection. Counselors may teach courses as assigned by the Dean of Counseling. They provide assistance to students on academic probation and assist in the monitoring of student progress with emphasis in helping students to achieve their educational goals. When appropriate, they refer students to other student services programs or community resources. They may participate in staff development and in-service training activities. They perform other duties as assigned.

Institution Information
The District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status or sexual orientation.The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact the Human Resources Office for assistance.

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Salary RSCCD has one of the highest faculty salary schedules among California’s 72 community college districts. New faculty may be placed as high as step 11 on the salary schedule based upon verified teaching/work experience. The starting salary may range from $59,257.45 to $100,223.59/year for 192 Contract days, depending upon education and experience. Additional compensation is provided for work beyond the basic teaching contract.BenefitsThe district will contribute up to $25,821.72 per year toward the medical/dental insurance expense for the employee and any eligible dependents, plus $1,250 per year for additional fringe benefit expenses, life insurance coverage of $50,000 or the employee’s annual salary, whichever is greater and ten days of sick leave per year. Membership in the California State Teachers’ Retirement System.

Application Information
Starting Date: 2015 Fall Semester Deadline to Apply: Friday, February 27, 2015, 5:00 pm Method of Application For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the online district academic application by the specified closing date for the position at All materials must be submitted online. A computer which can only access RSCCD employment website and scanner to upload application materials/documents (no USB) are available at the Human Resources Department, 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana, California, 92706, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.Please upload the following required materials with your online application:• Resume in Word format (Required)• Cover Letter (Required)• Letter of Recommendation (One, Required)• Unofficial transcripts, showing that the minimum qualifications are met (Required)• Any additional supplemental materials (Optional)Travel reimbursement is available to those meeting the established district criteria.

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Required Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications (Applicants must meet one of the following):
• Possess from an accredited institution: A 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 bachelor's degree in one of the above listed degrees AND a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), OR
• Possess a valid California Community College credential authorizing service in the discipline, OR
• The equivalent (applicants who do not meet the above minimum qualifications must complete the Equivalencies Section in the application form and provide conclusive evidence of such).

Preferred Qualifications
• A working knowledge of and experience with databases, data analysis and report writing.
• An understanding of the basic principles of assessment.
• A working knowledge of and experience with student learning outcomes/service area outcomes and assessment.
• A working knowledge of and experience with providing Student Success and Support Program core services to students.