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Counselor/Coordinator, Black/African Ancestry Student Program
Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Date Posted Aug. 26, 2019
Title Counselor/Coordinator, Black/African Ancestry Student Program
University Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Cupertino, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Student Services
    Counseling Services

Counselor/Coordinator, Black/African Ancestry Student Program

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Posting #: 19-006

Campus: De Anza College

Close/Initial Review Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes


Initial Review Date: 09/17/2019*

*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Counselor/Coordinator, Black/African Ancestry Student Program, De Anza College.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

De Anza College Mission Statement:

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking


Under the general direction of the Dean of Equity and Engagement, the Counselor/Coordinator will provide Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) core services (orientation, educational planning, follow-up) in the implementation of the goals and objectives of the Student Equity Plan, and University of California MOU Umoja Program. Will maintain and provide counseling and support services for incoming and continuing SSRS students, will collaborate with the SSRS Faculty, staff, and instructional counterparts for the success and retention of Black and African ancestry students, will prepare reports and collect data to meet college and MIS data requirements. Will conduct program review and assess student services outcomes. Requirements of the work may include evening and weekend work sporadically.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor and counselor. Instructors/Counselors also have the opportunity to serve on district and college committees and participate in campus extra-curricular activities.


Committed to:
  • Collaborating with campus partners to address State mandates, student recruitment to the program and Student Equity Initiative goals as counselor/coordinator of a campus program.
  • Collaborating on the instructor/counselor/staff cross-disciplinary teamwork to recruit and prepare students from high school to transfer to four-year institutions.
  • Supporting the identification, recruitment, training and coordination of peer mentors and tutors
  • Acting as lead team member in collaborating and coordinating with programs, high schools and community agencies to promote and recruit students for the program.
  • Collecting retention, degree completion, and transfer data to report to Umoja Statewide office, campus administrators, and the District.
  • Making campus and community presentations with Director and instructors, as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with SSRS Program Faculty Director and Dean to establish and evaluate student services/Instructional outcomes for program services and courses.


Committed to:
  • Providing culturally responsive academic and career counseling, educational planning, and guidance to enable student to succeed academically.
  • Integrating mentoring concepts and peer mentors into the personal development course and workshops.
  • Developing relationships with four-year college and university outreach representatives including HBCU campuses; planning and organizing campus visits.
  • Implementing a specific personal development/counseling course and community events for Black/African Ancestry students.

  • Attend all SSRS training sessions (including UMOJA related activities) and contribute to SSRS on-going professional development training.


Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

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 the equivalent. (NOTE: A bachelor's degree in one of the above listed degrees AND a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline).

  • Knowledgeable about culturally relevant retention strategies for developing and teaching college success and/or career courses for underserved Black and African Ancestry students, and disproportionately impacted student populations.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating, planning and retention and/or program assessment that serve traditionally underserved students.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing high school and community partnerships.
  • Demonstrated experience to work effectively with stakeholders and build partnerships on a project and/or as part of a program-based team.
  • Strong organizational, written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to develop a peer mentor program.
  • Knowledge of counseling technology and related student databases and tracking systems.
  • Must have strong written and oral skills and be able to communicate with SSRS parents and the community at large.


  • Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:

(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  • Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  • Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  • Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

  • A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  • A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our Applicant Information webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

HIRING RANGE: $62,772.00 - $103,094.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time (less than 100 % but at least 50 % FTE), Temporary, Non-tenure-track, Categorically-funded, 11-months per year


Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

(650) 949-6217


This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

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