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Shasta College
  • Position Number: 5036373
  • Location: Redding, CA
  • Position Type: Education - Counselor Education
Description of Basic Functions and Responsibilities

The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River. The main campus is located in the city of Redding, population 90,000. The area is characterized by excellent schools with high graduation rates, low traffic, and low housing prices (Zillow average $393,000 vs. California state average of $770,000).

Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.

Teaching in the California Community College system offers a unique opportunity to empower students to improve their lives and communities. Our faculty engage with a diverse student population, facilitating equitable outcomes for all students seeking enrichment through our academic programs. As a faculty member at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of educators working together to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career in teaching at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.

Provide academic, career, and personal counseling services to all students. This job class requires knowl­edge of counseling principles, methods, and techniques as well as the ability to effectively relate to a diverse student population. This position will assist in the development and implementation of counseling focused technology such as automated educational planning tools, online orientation, and web based registration systems. This position is responsible for performing and coordinating the day-to-day activities, operations, and services of outreach and recruitment including presentations to a variety of groups. This position is 195-days/year; work schedule to be agreed upon with the supervisor.

This counseling position will work with students in assigned area(s) of interest and will serve as a department lead on academic notice. Knowledge of financial aid and how it relates to academic educational plans is preferred. This position may require irregular hours and/or some evenings and Saturdays and may include services and travel to off-campus locations.

Placement on the current Faculty Salary Schedule is commensurate with previous education and experience.

  • Full-time counselors are contracted to work 195 days per year, July 1 through June 30.
  • This position is Non-Instructional faculty.
  • Starting Salary: $68,497.23-$112,301.34/year on the 2023-2024 Non-Instructional 195 Day Full-Time Faculty Salary Schedule
  • Salary Range: $68,497.23-$145,390.29/year on the 2023-2024 Full-Time Faculty Salary Schedule
  • $2,000/year doctorate differential
  • State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)

START DATE: This position is anticipated to start on or around July 1, 2024.

SUPERVISOR: Dean of Student Services or designee

Holiday and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis and an employee assistance program (EAP).

Employees have the option to contribute to:
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
  • Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Only Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance

For more information regarding Employment and Benefits Policies, please view the Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability

Typical duties:
  • Assist in developing programs and services that will attract and retain a diverse student population.
  • Provide general orientation and group advising to students on campus and at outreach sites via courses, workshops, interactive teleconferenc­ing, email and/or other technological means.
  • Utilize current technology to provide and document counseling services.
  • Assist students in clarifying academic/career goals and developing educational plans.
  • Assist with testing and interpretation of assessment results.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of print materials and events posted on the College website.
  • Serve as Shasta College's outreach representative and liaison between campus departments and other educational institutions.
  • Collect, analyze and evaluate data and prepare reports on the effectiveness of outreach programs.
  • Schedule, train and supervise student workers (e.g. tour guides and student ambassadors.)
  • Serve as a consultant to faculty regarding student performance and retention.
  • Teach courses and develop curriculum in Career Exploration and College Success.
  • Develop and participate in specialized pro­grams.
  • Maintain fiscal records.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with faculty, staff, feeder schools and relevant community based organizations.
  • Serve on committees related to student success, curriculum, scholastic standards and participatory governance.
  • Maintain currency with transfer and other issues in the field through Professional Development programs and activities, including development and assessment of Student Learning Outcomes.
  • Participate in campus life (i.e., clubs, athletics, and student/ campus activities).
  • Fulfill other responsibilities as assigned.
Ability to:
  • Understand and work within the mission and philosophy of the California Community College system.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relation­ships with faculty, staff, and community contacts.
  • Communicate effectively orally, in writing, and through the electronic medium. Knowledge of a range of computer software applications.
  • Exercise independence and initiative, with general supervision; effectively plan, organize and maintain a schedule of activities.
  • Assimilate a large volume of changing academic and career information.


Education Required:
  • Master's degree in counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, edu­cation counseling, rehabilitation counseling, social work, career development,
    OR the equivalent*,
    OR possession of a California Community College counselor credential.
Experience Preferred:
  • Experience in counseling students on academic notice.
  • Experience in academic and/or career counsel­ing in higher education.
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in outreach, recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Experience working with faculty advisors, para­professionals, and peer counselors.
  • Experience with structured counseling programs including assessment, orientation, retention, advisement, placement, follow-up, and research.
  • Commitment to provide outreach and instruction for students with diverse abilities and interests including high-risk, under-prepared, and special-needs students.
  • Personal qualities to work effectively and sensitively in a multicultural student environment.
  • A valid California driver's license and evidence of appropriate vehicle insurance based on DMV regulations

Additional Information

Online Application with Additional Required Materials to be attached to application:
  • Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
  • Current resume
  • College transcripts, if applicable (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)
Attention Applicants:
  • After application has been submitted, all application materials will be screened.
  • Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
  • Candidate evaluations will not be considered.
  • Reference letters from any member of the Hiring Committee or Board Members will not be considered.
  • Interviews will be by invitation only.
  • Interviews may be by Zoom.
  • The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.
The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

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