Academic Counselor Faculty Search
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Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) announces an opportunity to work as a full-time, tenure-track Academic Counselor in LTCC's One-Stop and Counseling department.
LTCC has several new programs that affect the counseling department in positive, forward-thinking ways; these include the implementation of Guided Pathways, the Lake Tahoe College Promise, continued expansion of the Incarcerated Students Program, combined registration for Summer and Fall quarters resulting in an increased need for summer counseling, and extended evening hours in the One-Stop. Research shows that academic counseling support services are critical to assisting students to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals. Along with recent increased enrollments from year to year, the expected expansion of LTCC’s learning community programs and activities require that counselors be available to meet the needs of a wide demographic of student populations.
The Vision for Success is a five-year strategic plan recently implemented by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office under the direction of Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley. Increasing success rates in alignment with the Vision for Success will hinge on the synergistic framework of Guided Pathways. This innovative new model will place a stronger emphasis on utilizing the expertise of counselors to provide core student support services to newly enrolled and continuing students. The Vision for Success highlights six goals that the California Community College system should aim to reach within the next five years. The successful implementation of Guided Pathways will be dependent on the harmonious collaboration of all departments working together to streamline and deliver all of the available services needed to make students academically successful.
The goals for student outcomes in the Vision for Success are amplified by a change in the state funding model for community colleges. The Student Centered Funding Formula, a performance based funding model, will provide colleges annual apportionment funding based on factors tied to student completion and success rates, as well as retention, transfer, and job success rates. The counselors at LTCC will play a leading role in achieving the goals in the Vision for Success as well as earning apportionment funding as students achieve their goals.
This position is a 177-day contract over the period of 12 months, including summer and winter hours with evening and weekend responsibility. The work calendar may need to be adjusted as the position and programs grow and change.
- Provide academic counseling services to general and special program student populations.
- Assist students with problems related to academic progress.
- Participate in full-time faculty responsibilities including faculty and departmental meetings, departmental planning, community liaison, curriculum development, and committee assignments.
- Participate in all faculty training days.
- Coordinate special events as assigned.
- Consult with appropriate college faculty.
- Coordinate with instruction on initiatives such as Guided Pathways, Lake Tahoe Community College Promise, Strategic Enrollment Management, and others.
- Ability to develop working relationships with college faculty, staff, and community groups.
As established by the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges, Title V Regulations, the candidate must demonstrate that they satisfy the following: To view the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges in its entirety, click here.
- Master's 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,
- OR the equivalent.
- (NOTE: A bachelor's degree in one of the listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline.)
(Minimum qualifications may be completed within the successful candidate's first year of employment.)
NOTE: Applicants who claim equivalent qualifications shall provide conclusive evidence that they possess qualifications that are at least equivalent to those required by the minimum qualifications of the area for which they are applying. It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply all evidence and documentation for the claim of equivalency at the time of application.
- Demonstrated ability to perform all of the responsibilities listed above.
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
- Bilingual - Spanish speaking
- Understanding of counseling in an educational setting
- Familiarity with characteristics of community college students and the quarter system
- Ability to work independently
- Familiarity with counseling diverse populations
- Ability to develop departmental budget as assigned
- Ability to coordinate programs
- Understanding of small college environment
- Assist with the selection and coordination of adjunct faculty in the department as needed
- Ability to teach in another discipline
Prepare the following documents to include in your application:
- Cover Letter indicating reasons for interest in position (limit to 500 words or one page please)
- Current resume or curriculum vitae
- Supplemental questions
- Transcripts of all post-secondary education (copies acceptable)
After reviewing applications, those applicants judged most suitable for the position will be invited to initial interviews. These applicants will be notified by phone on or about Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Initial interviews are tentatively scheduled for April 24 and 25, 2019. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview.
The Superintendent/President and the selected candidate will mutually agree on the terms of employment and the start date. The preferred start date is July 1, 2019.
Employment with Lake Tahoe Community College is not official until the selected candidate meets all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and fingerprints for California Department of Justice clearance.
Starting Fall 2018, first-time college students attending Lake Tahoe Community College full time will pay absolutely NO tuition for their first year! This Promise is for any Tahoe Basin resident, on either side of the border, living anywhere around the lake.
Whether you're 19 or 49, if you are a first-time college student and a California resident or AB540 eligible, or a Nevada resident of the Tahoe Basin, you may qualify for:
- Free tuition for your first year at LTCC
- Unlimited Tahoe Transportation District bus rides within the South Shore
- Free tutoring, academic counseling and other support services
LTCC was originally granted accreditation in January 1979. Accreditation status has successfully been maintained ever since through a regular process of self-evaluation and review by the ACCJC. The University of California, the California State Universities, and other accredited colleges and universities give full credit for equivalent and transferable courses satisfactorily completed at Lake Tahoe Community College.The progress and stability of Lake Tahoe Community College are rooted in an institutional commitment to student success and constant efforts to realize opportunities related to the region’s unique geography and history. LTCC currently offers 35 associate degrees, including 14 associate in arts and science transfer degrees that provide seamless matriculation to four-year institutions. Additionally, the college currently offers 32 certificates. Students planning to transfer to a four-year university have a wide variety of options, as LTCC offers the equivalent of the first two years of a four-year university program. In addition to the quality programs for traditional students, LTCC has expanded its career and technical education offerings and innovative summer programs. The Intensive Spanish Summer Institute (ISSI) draws approximately 500 students from across the United States for a one-week immersion experience in Spanish language and culture. LTCC’s regionally accredited Fire Academy prepares students for Firefighter I certification in California.
LTCC, a single-college district, is widely recognized as the hub of culture and education for the surrounding community and is working toward its vision of becoming “California’s premier destination community college.”
As an open-door institution, LTCC strives to minimize the barriers to college participation for those within and outside of its service area. Ensuring access to higher education is central to the core mission of LTCC:
Lake Tahoe Community College serves our local, regional, and global communities by promoting comprehensive learning, success, and life-changing opportunities. Through quality instruction and student support, our personalized approach to teaching and learning empowers students to achieve their educational and personal goals.
The Lake Tahoe Basin is a one-of-a-kind geographic, political, and economic region comprised of two states, five counties, and multiple cities and municipalities. Known as the “jewel” of the Sierras, Lake Tahoe is a congressionally designated Regional Planning Area for land use and planning. The Regional Plan, last updated in December 2012, focuses on a unified commitment to Lake Tahoe and sustainable communities.
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