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Counselor – Non-Tenure Track


This is a Full-time position in SPOKANE, WA posted March 31, 2021.

Counselor – Non-Tenure TrackSALARY: See Position DescriptionOPENING DATE: 03/12/21 CLOSING DATE: 04/12/21 04:00 PM DESCRIPTION:Spokane Falls Community College seeks qualified candidates for consideration of employment in this annually-contracted non-tenure track position. SFCC is a beautiful campus overlooking the Spokane River and near the urban center of Spokane, a mid-sized city in the inland Pacific Northwest with a high quality of life and quick access to the outdoors. More information about relocating to / living in Spokane is available here: is one of two accredited community colleges that comprise the Community Colleges of Spokane. Serving about 8,200 students, SFCC strives to be an educational leader and a responsive partner with the community and region to provide access to relevant programs of the highest quality. We offer a large liberal arts/transfer program (approximately 75% of total enrollment) as well as state-of-the-art professional technical programs (about 25%). We strive to embrace diversity, promote equity, and foster global awareness at every level of our college.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESProvide academic support services and personal counseling to students.Supports student academic success as a generalist counselor through academic and transfer advising, education planning, clarification of educational, career, and life goals.Provides counsel to students in the areas fo learning, test-taking, and study skills.Serve as liaison between the counseling department and program instructional faculty. Also liaisons with program advisory committees when appropriate.Attend all division, department, and general faculty meetings and, when directed, district meetings, and in-service training; serves on district or college councils or committees, and performs other activities within the scope of the position.Complies with state and federal law applicable to professional duties and responsibilities;Follows established procedures in areas such as printing, turning in grades, bookstore orders, office support, student financial aid requirements, safety regulations and related administrative processes.Supports and advances the CCS strategic plan, SFCC Guided Pathways initiatives, and performs other duties as assigned.In addition, counselors may:Develop and deliver courses in college orientation/success and career planning utilizing appropriate pedagogy and technology that facilitates student learning and success.Collaborate with department employees or assigned work-study students.Participate in student recruitment activities, such as new student orientation and group advising. COMPETENCIES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (Minimum Qualifications)An earned Master’s degree in Counseling or closely related field from an accredited institution with coursework in mental health, or marriage and family counseling.Previous experience equivalent to one academic year of academic counseling.Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.Acceptance of and willingness to support the role that community colleges serve in higher education, and specifically the mission, values, goals and objectives of the Community Colleges of Spokane.Ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution and the community/technical college system.PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (Desirable Qualifications)Licensure as a Mental Health Counselor, Professional Counselor, or Marriage and Family Therapist. Candidates for licensure who are completing post-graduate supervision will be considered.Demonstrated success working with diverse populations.Previous experience equivalent to one academic year of teaching related to an academic setting, presenting, facilitating workshops, or similar activities with adult learners.Experience utilizing technology in a client or student management system.Experience in academic advising and career planning. CONDITIONS/TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:TERMS OF EMPLOYMENTThis is a full-time, non-tenure track position with an entry level base salary (for a 175-day academic year contract) of $55,916 – $59,069 / year. Future advancement in base salary, up to the current maximum of $83,494, is based upon a combination of years of service accrued at our college and professional development activity. Faculty have potential to earn up to $121,561 (average annual salary paid to our 20 highest earning faculty during FY2018/19). FY 2018/19 average annual faculty salary (all faculty) was $76,425. Annual salary is comprised of base salary plus any combination of academic year overload contracts, summer effort contracts, project stipends, student club advising stipends, and/or department chair /program lead faculty stipends consistent with the provisions of the current collective bargaining agreement between CCS and the Association for Higher Education (AHE). TOTAL COMPENSATION: $71,901 – $75,336. Total compensation is an estimate based upon adding the following amounts together:Base compensation, plusCurrent employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates, plusMedian retirement fund contributions. The actual total will vary depending upon each employee’s enrollment choices. CCS reserves the right to cancel this recruitment without notice. Union membership is no longer a condition of employment although this position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Anticipated date of employment is Fall 2021.CONDITIONS FOR EMPLOYMENTPerson hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant?s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Once an applicant is chosen for an interview, they are required to complete and submit a declaration regarding sexual misconduct and investigation per state law. REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:APPLICATION CLOSING DATEApplications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. PST on April 12, 2021. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:CCS online application.Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *Comprehensive resume. *Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*College transcript(s) * – unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission. Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.

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