Job Details

College of Marin
  • Position Number: 3132862
  • Location: Kentfield, CA
  • Position Type: Education - Counselor Education

Counselor (Athletics) - Full-time, Tenure-track

Salary: $64,497.00 - $112,579.00 Annually
Closing Date: 6/29/2022
Job Type: Full-time, Tenure-track Faculty
Location: Kentfield & Indian Valley (Novato) Campuses, CA

Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President of Instruction:

Provide comprehensive counseling services including academic, career and vocational, personal and transfer planning to current and prospective students and student-athletes. Teach counseling classes (an emphasis for position(s)), including developing and providing curriculum that promotes student success. Assist students in gaining educational and career related information in achieving their immediate and long range academic and occupational goals. Use available technologies and assessment instruments with the ability to provide effective interpretation to students. Establish and maintain liaison activities with academic departments, administrative offices, student services offices, high school counselors, students, parents and the general public and to do related outreach and work, as required. Interact with a diverse student, staff and faculty population and demonstrate experience in the use of cross-cultural counseling skills. Position will provide focused engagement for student athletes, outreach and educational planning, those undecided in major/educational goal, and those on probation, not making satisfactory academic progress (financial aid) or otherwise subject to the college's early alert program.

COVID Announcement:
Due to COVID-19 applicants should be prepared that, if selected to interview for a position at the College, interviews may be held remotely.

Please review the Required Application Documents section below to ensure that you are attaching everything required.

This position performs its duties on both the Kentfield and Indian Valley (Novato) campuses, so if not already residing within the Bay Area, the successful candidate must be willing to relocate.

College of Marin strives to embrace diversity in all forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment and demonstrates sensitivity to and respect for a diverse population.

COM serves a county population of approximately 250,000 residents. Based on fall 2019 credit enrollment data, the diversity of students at the college includes greater representation than the county with regards to enrollment by Hispanic/Latino (30% of enrollment), Asian (8%), Black/African American (3%), and Multi-racial (7%) students.

College of Marin is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, or perception of, race, ethnic group identification, ancestry, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, genetic condition, status as a veteran, and is subject to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In accordance with Executive Order 11246 (as amended), COM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants Who Hold Degrees Obtained Outside the U.S.: Please see the Foreign Degree Holder section below to ensure that you are attaching a foreign credential evaluation if necessary.

All counselors must be available to provide counseling services and instruction in person. Please note that the College does not offer online-only teaching or counseling assignments.

Essential Functions
Assess study skills and career goals. Determine students' academic needs and based on those results, assist students in developing educational plans for transfer, graduation and certificate requirements. Provide individual student appointments, workshops and group guidance courses. Participate in the implementation of transfer and matriculation processes. Complete formal and informal requests for evaluation of credit. Provide early alert and follow up intervention for students facing probation and disqualification or otherwise identified as at risk. Peripheral: refer students to other District and/or external support services for assistance, as appropriate to meet student needs.

Teach Counseling classes, lead workshops and seminars, including developing and providing curriculum for student success, presenting lectures and lessons, maintaining records of students' grades and attendance and review of current and appropriate texts. Assume responsibility for maintaining currency in the field and for updating existing courses and developing new curricula (including courses that serve community needs, such as short-term, non-credit or online courses).

Assess and assist the whole student, including cultural differences and/or disabling conditions. Provide comprehensive career counseling for the assessment of career and life planning skills such as interests, abilities and values involving the decision-making process. Provide assistance to academic and career technical students in making sound educational and career decisions through outreach activities such as classroom presentations. Conduct major, career and job exploration sessions to assist students with career decisions. Work closely with the other members of the Counseling faculty and staff and the Career and Transfer Center to implement career services for the College. Administer and interpret various career assessment tools. Peripheral: Provide students with job seeking skills and strategies as appropriate.

Provide counseling as needed to assist students dealing with personal issues that could interfere with their success in college. Peripheral: Provide referrals for students to college and external community mental health services and/or other assistance agencies appropriate for the student needs.

Participate in department and college-wide committees. Work effectively, both independently and as a team member, with students, faculty, classified staff and administration. Establish and maintain productive working relationships and partner with other departments in the campus community. Communicate effectively via email to students to help resolve issues and concerns. Create working relationships with student organizations as well as campus staff to collaborate on program delivery.

Initiate and execute programming and projects based upon the changing needs of students and the college community. Participate in collecting pertinent student and program data and in preparing performance / program review reports as needed. Be organized, service and team-oriented. Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work collaboratively. Be able to work independently and effectively to manage multiple important priorities. Write effectively, including electronic communications, website content development and contributions to publications. Work flexible schedule to include evening hours and weekends, serving two campuses (Kentfield and Novato) and possible off-campus sites.

Requirements & Desirables

Applicants must meet one of the following two sets of requirements:

1.) A Master's degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Guidance Counseling, Educational Counseling, Social Work, Career Development OR a California Community College Counselor Credential; OR the equivalent; AND

2.) A minimum of one (1) year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) demonstrated competence in professional counseling principles, practice and techniques for academic, career, transfer and vocational counseling in a higher education setting within the last five (5) years; AND

3.) Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the campus community.


1.) A Bachelor's degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Guidance Counseling, Educational Counseling, Social Work, Career Development AND a valid California license as a Marriage, Family and Child therapist; OR the equivalent;


2.) A minimum of two (2) years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) demonstrated competence in professional counseling principles, practice and techniques for academic, career, transfer and vocational counseling in a California Community College within the last five (5) years; AND

3.) Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the campus community.

College of Marin seeks candidates with successfully demonstrated educational counseling experience in the following areas:

  • Recent (within three years) successful academic counseling experience in a community college setting, and/or demonstrated awareness and commitment to the philosophy and objectives of the California community colleges including Student Success and Support Program and Student Equity initiatives;
  • Experience counseling athletes in a community college setting;
  • Knowledge of athletic requirements to comply with CCCAA, NCAA, NAIA and District rules and regulations as they relate to student athletes and transfer to Division I, Division II and Division III colleges and universities;
  • Vision and energy to plan and organize programs to enhance student success;
  • Ability to speak another language fluently, preferably Spanish;
  • Ability to work with students who have a broad range of academic skills, language abilities, motivation and educational / occupational goals as well as work with students with an undetermined major and setting educational goals;
  • Providing services to multi-ethnic, underrepresented and first generation college students;
  • Providing information on credit and non-credit programs;
  • Working with students on probation or on dismissal status;
  • Clear understanding of state-mandated matriculation policies, procedures and regulations, transfer requirements and graduation requirements;
  • Experience in all aspects of community college counseling, including academic, vocational, personal, career, and transfer;
  • Excellence in teaching personal development, counseling, and other related areas;
  • Ability to develop curriculum or services that stress innovation and multicultural emphasis;
  • Knowledge, training and experience with online pedagogy and technology;
  • Prior experience as a team member on department committees, campus-wide committees, and other campus organizations in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities;
  • Experience in the use of computer technology as a teaching tool, a student tracking system, a communication network and with counseling and articulation activities;
  • Willingness to work flexible hours to include evenings, weekends, and service to two campuses (Kentfield and Indian Valley).

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance.
  3. COVID-19 Vaccination Status: All employees new to the District who access campuses or other District facilities, and/or participate in off-site work in-person for the District, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, prior to employment unless approved as exempt due to verified medical or religious reasons (as defined in federal or state laws and regulations).
  4. California Education Code, Section 87408.6 requires persons employed by a community college in an academic or classified position to submit to a TB risk assessment developed by CDPH and CTCA and, if risk factors are present, an examination to determine that he or she is free of infectious TB; initially upon hire and every four years thereafter.
  5. Certificated candidates who have not previously been employed in an academic position in California will be required to provide a medical certificate from a licensed physician showing that the candidate is free from any communicable disease unfitting the candidate to instruct or associate with students. The medical exam shall have been conducted not more than six months before submission of the certificate and shall be at the expense of the candidate. (Ed. Code Section 87408.6)
  6. DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: All Marin Community College District (MCCD) employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the MCCD requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. For more information, please see the MCCD Emergency Operations Plan.
  7. Candidates applying for positions with the Marin Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

The following documents must be attached to your application in order to render it complete. Use the Attachment Type indicated in parentheses when making your attachments.
  1. Cover Letter (cover letter)
  2. Resume (resume)
  3. Complete copy of college transcript conferring Bachelor's degree (bachelor's transcript)
  4. Complete copy of college transcript conferring Master's degree (master's transcript; if you do not hold a master's and are applying under the Set Two requirements above, you should attach a copy of your MFT license here)
  5. STATEMENT - Please provide a response to the following prompt (one page maximum; other):
College of Marin's commitment to educational excellence is rooted in providing equitable opportunities and fostering success for all members of our diverse community. How do you ensure that your counseling practices are responsive to the diversity of community college students?
If you hold additional degrees beyond the Bachelor's and Master's level, please attach a copy of your transcript conferring these degrees as well. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, as long as they confer the degree and show the coursework taken. An official transcript would be required upon hire.

Foreign degree credentials must be evaluated by a third party to determine the equivalent U.S. degree and major. Please review the following points carefully to determine whether you must submit a Foreign Credential Evaluation (FCE) with your application. Evaluations should provide the name of the institution attended, a description of your credentials, the major of study, and the U.S. equivalent for each credential. For a list of evaluating agencies, visit the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • If you satisfy the minimum educational requirement with a degree that was granted in the U.S., but your previous degree(s) was obtained from a foreign institution, you do not need to attach a Foreign Credential Evaluation (FCE) for your previous degree(s). You must, however, attach a copy of a (translated) transcript for the previous degree. For additional clarification of acceptable transcripts, please contact Human Resources.
  • If your degree that satisfies the minimum educational requirement was obtained from a foreign institution, you must submit an FCE for that degree and any other foreign degrees leading up to it.
  • If you are asserting equivalence (see the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty/Administrators) because your degree does not specifically match the minimum educational requirements as listed and any of your degrees was obtained outside the U.S., you must attach an FCE for your foreign degree(s).

Supplemental & Salary Information

UPM - Full-time Faculty:
Counselors in this position classification are considered faculty and are represented by the United Professors of Marin (UPM/AFT 1610). Faculty members are required to comply fully with the United Professors of Marin Collective Bargaining Agreement, including payment of union dues or charitable contributions. General information regarding rights and responsibilities under the Agreement can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreements section of our Human Resources site. Full-time UPM employees are also members of the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).

FLSA Status: Exempt

Counselors are placed on the Faculty Salary Schedule. Please refer to the United Professors of Marin (UPM/AFT) salary schedule our Human Resources web site for salary schedules. Step 14 is the highest entering step for permanent teachers new to the District. Salary placement is non-negotiable and is dependent upon verified background and experience.

Applications must include the documents listed in the Required Application Documents section to be rendered complete; incomplete applications will not be accepted. Once a screening has taken place, applicants will be notified of their status. Applicants selected to interview will be contacted to schedule an interview appointment with the screening committee, and those who are forwarded by the committee following the first interview will be invited for a second interview. Regrettably, College of Marin is not able to offer reimbursement for travel or relocation at this time.

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