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Chaffey College
  • Position Number: 1368893
  • Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Position Type: Counseling

Counselor, General (2 positions) - Rancho and Fontana

Position Description

These are full-time (11-months assigned over 12 months), tenure-track positions in the School of Counseling and Student Success & Support Programs. These positions will counsel and advise students with respect to career, transfer, academic, personal, and Career Technical Education goals. May teach courses in career development, learning strategies, transfer, and college success, as well as participate in any other professional responsibilities as identified under 18.2.3 of the faculty agreement. May include evening assignments, recruitment, high school liaison activities, student activities, and curriculum development. One position is intially assigned at the Rancho Campus and the second position is assigned at the Fontana Campus. Although the assignment is initially at the Rancho Campus and Fontana Campus, transfers to the Chino campus may be possible per contract and need.


The assignment includes (but is not limited to) the following:
  • Provide counseling services to students as mandated by SB 1456, the Student Success Act Initiative and Guided Pathways;
  • Provide academic, career, and personal counseling to a diverse community college population including special populations;
  • Develop curriculum or seminars for career, transfer, orientation, evaluation, intervention, and on-line courses;
  • Participate in curriculum development and serve on College committees as necessary to maintain and improve student success;
  • Participate in all faculty responsibilities, including meetings, committee assignments, advisory committees, student, and community activities, and contribute through appropriate committee assignments and professional activities;
  • Use technology for accessing data, developing educational plans, and implementing innovations to enhance student success;
  • Perform other counseling-related duties as assigned;
  • Day and evening assignments at the College or any of the College Campuses may be required as part of the regular contract.


  • Master's degree 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
  • Possession of a valid life California Community College Credential authorizing service as a Counselor; OR
  • The equivalent (District equivalency form must be completed at the time of application). 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, pursuant to Title 5 Section 53410.1;
  • Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

    Preference will be given to those candidates who establish the highest level of professional competency as evidenced by:
  • One (1) year of full-time or two (2) years of part-time successful community college counseling or related experience;
  • Expertise with the student populations included in the Chaffey College Equity Plan
  • Ability to work effectively with other college departments/divisions (i.e., Financial Aid, Instructional Services, Information Services, Economic Development, Marketing, etc.);
  • Experience utilizing computerized counseling databases;
  • Knowledge of community resources to provide supplemental support services to students;
  • Experience in developing comprehensive educational plans for student success.
  • Ability to read, write and speak Spanish.

    Additional Information

    Based upon the minimum and/or desirable qualifications stated in this position announcement, the initial salary placement range is $73,165 (minimum qualifications) to $104,347 (doctorate) (Fall 2019 salary schedule; 196 service days). Placement is based on the regular full-time faculty salary schedule and is dependent upon verification of relevant experience and coursework from a regional or nationally accredited institution of higher learning.

    Health care, dental program, and vision services for employees and eligible dependents; employee life insurance; sick leave; and retirement coverage through the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS).

    Chaffey College recently implemented a new online electronic application system. The new application can be accessed at . The application package must include an online district employment application, filled out in detail and clearly reflect that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as set forth in the position announcement. In addition, the following documents must be uploaded and included with the online application submission:

    Please do not include any additional documents; only the documents that are indicated below. If documents are uploaded that are not required, the application may be disqualified.
  • Cover Letter (State briefly how the applicant meets the qualifications)
  • Resume
  • Professional Reference List (Include names, current addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses)
  • Copy of Transcripts (Transcripts must indicate degree earned/conferred - photocopies or computer printouts are acceptable. Transcripts of all degrees applicable to meeting the minimum qualifications for this position must be included. Copies of diplomas/degrees are NOT acceptable in lieu of transcripts. Official sealed transcripts will be required upon hire.)
    Foreign transcripts must be transcribed and evaluated in English by a bona fide evaluation service. Educational requirements must be met on or before the closing date.

    Completed application and related materials must be submitted no later than the application deadline indicated at the top of this announcement. Failure to submit all required application materials may result in the applicant not being considered for the position.

    Submission of application and related materials is the applicant's responsibility. The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for a position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool.

    Applicants should promptly notify the Office of Human Resources of any change of address and/or phone number. All application materials are subject to investigation and verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

    The Selection Process
    A screening committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the announcement and reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview. Interviews are usually held on the Chaffey College campus and are conducted by an Interview Committee. Additional interviews may be required. Reasonable accommodations are provided to persons with disabilities. Should an applicant have a need for an accommodation due to a disability, the applicant should contact the Office of Human Resources. Travel costs related to an interview will be borne by the applicant.

    About the College

    The College
    Established in 1883, Chaffey College is one of California's first colleges. Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Chaffey's Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana and Chino campus locations serve students from throughout the Inland Empire. A fully accredited two-year institution by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Chaffey College offers associate degrees and vocational and transfer programs in a wide variety of subjects. Most recently named one of the Top 10 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute; Chaffey College remains committed to its mission of improving the lives of its students, faculty, and staff through education.

    Serving throughout the diverse Inland Empire, Chaffey College provides services to the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland, reaching a population of more than 830,000. The District also recruits from some of the area's top high schools, accepting students from four surrounding districts; Chaffey Joint Union High School, Chino Unified School District, Fontana Unified School District, and the Upland Unified School District.

    Whether the goal is to transfer to a four-year institution or enter the workforce better prepared, Chaffey College provides its students with the opportunity to take a variety of applicable courses. From taking lower division and general education classes to learning career-technical skills, the college provides its students with the tools needed to succeed during their time at Chaffey and beyond.

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