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North Orange County Community College District
  • Position Number: 4852996
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Business - Accounting

Interim Dean, Counseling/Student Development

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: 2015195P

Location: Fullerton College

Department: FC Counseling & Student Development

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: Temporary Term to end on June 30, 2024

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (However, some flexibility such as evenings and weekends will be required to meet the needs of the department.)

Job Description:
Administer and direct comprehensive campus counseling services including educational, career and personal counseling, and student development efforts.

Provide leadership in the administration, organization and development of College counseling services and related student programs, such as Articulation, Matriculation, Assessment Center, Career and Life Planning, Puente, TAP, Cadena Cultural and Transfer Center, CalWORKs, Workforce Center, International Students Center, STEM, and/or High School Outreach.

Manage the assessment, orientation, counseling and follow-up components of the College's Matriculation Plan.

Facilitate the planning, development and implementation of new programs and procedures as needed to improve available counseling and other services for students. Prepare the year-end reports for counseling programs and services. Collaborate in the preparation of program reviews.

Provide leadership for development and implementation of student learning outcomes.

Research, prepare, submit and manage all budgets in the area of responsibility, including categorical funds and grant applications as required.

Administer and direct student discipline in collaboration with academic deans and Campus Safety (Cypress Only).

Maintain current knowledge of district, State and Federal rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions concerning the use of funds for programs and services; implement procedural changes as required to assure compliance with applicable laws.

Coordinate publications relating to counseling and other assigned student development services; prepare relevant portions of the college catalog and schedule of classes.

Maintain communication with college and district administrators, faculty and classified staff to resolve conflicts and issues and to coordinate services and activities.

Coordinate the integration of culturally inclusive counseling services with instruction.

Maintain current knowledge of counseling and teaching theories, methods and techniques.

Provide overall leadership in the development, implementation of, and adherence to, "Best Practices" for each department and program within the Counseling and Student Development Division.

Facilitate appropriate staff development programs and activities for counseling faculty and staff.

Develop and assign counseling, teaching and work schedules in collaboration with managers, faculty, and staff; coordinate day and evening counseling services and classes for the college.

Provide overall leadership and direction in the development, implementation and evaluation of departmental programs to provide efficient and effective counseling, matriculation, and student development services.

Provide overall leadership for the division in matters pertaining to strategic planning, budget, curriculum and other related matters.

Foster a collaborative work environment, using shared participation, which recognizes the contributions of managers, faculty, classified staff, and student workers and other employees.

Provide leadership in the implementation of new technologies into the programs and services of the division.

Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned managers, faculty and classified staff.

Participate in the selection of managers, faculty, and staff in accordance with various district policies and legal requirements; recommend qualified candidates to administrators.

Coordinate counseling liaison activities within the college and with feeder schools in the community.

Facilitate the development of counseling programs and services designed to enroll and retain a culturally and socioeconomically diverse student population.

Participate in enrollment management.

Oversee the articulation efforts of the college with other two and four year colleges and universities through the Articulation Officer and the Transfer Center.

Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, culture, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Provide leadership in District/College efforts to increase the diversity of faculty and staff, to address student achievement gaps, and in the creation of a welcoming and inclusive work and educational environment.

Assist and promote the growth and success of a diverse population of students and employees through the development of interculturally competent and equity minded management and leadership abilities. The ideal candidate should have experience in this area with African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students and employees.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Primary Purpose:
Under the direction of the Vice President, Student Services, this position is responsible for the administration of the departments, programs and services of the Counseling and Student Development Division; the leadership, supervision and evaluation of assigned personnel; matriculation; participation in outreach services; and serves as a liaison for the College.

Working Relationships:
The Dean of Counseling and Student Development maintains frequent contact with college and district administrators, faculty and staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and objectives

Knowledge of California education code and requirements, including Title 5

Knowledge of research project policies, procedures and practices, including data collection and analysis

Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary

Knowledge of educational pedagogy and student success strategies applicable for the diverse community college student body

Knowledge of record keeping procedures

Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance

Knowledge of appropriate software and databases

Ability to interpret, apply and explain laws, regulations, policies and procedures

Ability to assess, analyze, implement and evaluate research project activities

Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Ability to meet schedules and time lines

Ability to work independently with little direction

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions

Ability to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing

Ability to supervise, train and provide work direction to others

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Special Requirements:
The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration. All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be from accredited post-secondary institutions. If selected as a finalist and/or given an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a transcript (may be unofficial). Human Resources will contact the finalist to obtain this required documentation at that phase of the recruitment.

Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 11, 2024 or Friday, January 12, 2024. Those selected for interview may be notified approximately a week in advance.

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of a masters degree from a regionally accredited institution and at least one year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the assignment.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how their experience with these factors relates to successfully achieving the goals of the position.

Desirable Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Guidance Counseling, Educational Counseling, Social Work, Career Development OR California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist, OR possess California counseling credential authorizing counseling in a community college AND a valid California Community College Supervisor credential OR the equivalent. Equivalent qualifications may include education, training, teaching and/or related employment experience that would be equal to the Masters degree.

Leadership and management experience in a shared governance environment, preferably at the community college level.

Counseling experience at the community college level.

Familiarity with current directions in the California community college system such as career development, transfer, Guided Pathways, Student Success and Support Program (SSSP), AB 705, curriculum development, Student Equity, and dual enrollment.

Demonstrated experience managing complex budgets and fiscal reporting procedures.

Experience leading initiatives that address achievement and opportunity gaps utilizing analysis of disproportionate impact on student success.

Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with diverse faculty, staff and students.

Active membership in professional organizations/associations, identified with counseling issues and diverse student concerns.

Experience collaborating with faculty, staff, and/or community leaders in programs and initiatives that are specifically designed to assist historically underrepresented students achieve their educational goals.

Prior experience in approaching work and interactions with colleagues and/or students in an equity minded manner. Ability to provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational environment.

Working Conditions:
Office environment; subject to constant interruptions and frequent interaction with others; sitting for long periods at a time (up to 2-3 hours); may require some off-site duties and activities.

Salary Range: $170,675 - $215,388 Annually

Number of Vacancies:

Posting Number: 2015195P

Open Date: 12/08/2023

Close Date: 12/15/2023

Special Instructions Summary: Work Schedule: District employees can apply for the Flexible/Hybrid Work Program, working a hybrid schedule of remote work and in-person each week. Approval and number of in-person days may vary by position/department. Questions regarding the work schedule may be discussed with Hiring Manager if selected as an interview candidate.
Months of employment cannot exceed two years (24 months or less).

This is a temporary position subject to change in dates of employment; employment of over 6 months is eligible for limited employee benefits.

Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within six (6) months.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate "N/A" (not applicable). Do not use terms such as "see resume" or "see attached".

The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3) and will be requested at the finalist and/or offer of employment phase of the hiring process.

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration.

Minimum Qualifications - Experience: One year of experience is equivalent to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week (full time). Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for the sole purpose of meeting the experience minimum qualification (example: Twelve (12) months of part time work experience is equivalent to six (6) months full time).

Minimum Qualifications - Education: 24 units are equal to one year of education. As applicable, education must be from a regionally accredited institution and verifiable on a legible unofficial transcript.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

If you would like to add additional transcripts not required by the position, you may upload them to the "Additional Transcripts" link when completing your application.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

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