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Pasadena City College
  • Position Number: 3842226
  • Location: Pasadena, CA
  • Position Type: Education - Counselor Education

Pasadena City College is hiring two full-time, tenure-track General Counselors commencing on July 1, 2023.

We are committed to helping all students achieve their educational goals, including those of every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community, regardless of background and level of preparation. We are looking for candidates with a commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented demographics in the sciences who can create a welcoming classroom culture and positively engage in our diverse student population.

At Pasadena City College (PCC) we celebrate and respect the racial, social, economic, academic and cultural diversity including students with different ability statuses.
  • We seek candidates whose experience, teaching, and/or service advance anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and justice.
  • We welcome candidates whose experiences have facilitated their understanding of traditionally underrepresented racial minority communities.
  • Faculty are expected to have an inclusive stance on mentoring and engagement that incorporates working with historically marginalized populations.
  • We seek candidates who have the desire and ability to create a welcoming classroom culture that positively engages and impacts our racially and socially diverse student population.
  • We seek applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the College's mission, vision, and core values.
We are committed to achieving equally high outcomes for all students. Successful candidates will share our vision and will work with us to help all students, regardless of background and level of preparation, achieve their educational goals. PCC is a designated Hispanic-serving institution that takes great responsibility in serving our Latinx students while also supporting Black, Asian American and Pacific Islander and Indigenous students towards their educational attainment and economic well-being. Pasadena City College prides itself on faculty contributions through active participation in college-wide governance and the decision-making process.


  • Conducts academic counseling to assess students' immediate and long range goals, develop abbreviated and comprehensive educational plans, refer students to institutional resources, improve academic status, identify financial assistance, and navigate higher education, and succeed in college
  • Conducts group counseling sessions and learning community counseling
  • Interprets certificate, associate degree, and transfer related requirement to assist students pursue educational and career objectives
  • Enter counseling notes in the college's electronic record keeping software
  • Evaluate student aptitudes, abilities, and interests to advise them regarding career interests, career uncertainty, current employment trends and future employment trends
  • Provide information about transfer and admissions requirements to a variety of colleges and universities
  • Teach counseling courses such as, but not limited to, personal growth, development, career planning, and orientation to college
  • Conducts presentations and workshops to assist District outreach services
  • Participate in the evaluation, revision, and development of the curriculum
  • Participate in the recruitment, outreach, and development of internship opportunities for students
  • Participate with faculty to develop and assess student learning outcomes. Use the results to improve teaching, learning, and counseling services
  • Undertake the divisional and professional responsibilities of a regular faculty member
  • Participate in professional development activities that support best practices for teaching and counseling a diverse population of both major and non-major students
  • Participate in divisional and college governance activities through committee service and/or other appropriate activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Student Equity and inclusion
  • Current issues, trends, and best practices used in counseling
  • High impact practices
  • Approaches, theories, and strategies related to disparities in student success and access to higher education
  • Counseling methods and strategies
  • Career development methods, techniques, and instruments
  • Program review, student learning outcomes
  • Appointment scheduling software
  • Telecommuting software and chat services
  • General office software and equipment
  • Apply knowledge of student equity and inclusion to develop equity minded solutions that support student success
  • Apply knowledge of high impact practices to design student services and contribute to the development of such practices
  • Apply knowledge of approaches, theories, and strategies related to disparities in student success and access to higher education to address disparities in student success and access to higher education for historically marginalized groups;
  • Use counseling and instructional methods and strategies to increase the persistence, success and retention of college students
  • Use knowledge of career development methods, techniques, and instruments to provide career counseling services
  • Apply knowledge of program review, SLOs to conduct assessments and measure student success factors and disproportionate impacts
  • Use telecommuting software and chat services to conduct counseling sessions
  • Use appointment scheduling software to schedule counseling appointments and enter counseling notes
  • Apply knowledge of counseling methods and strategies to increase the persistence, success and retention of college students
  • Use general office software and equipment to develop reports, presentations, counseling materials, aggregate data, and communicate with District staff and students
  • Effectively ensure the accuracy of notes entered
  • Participate in appropriate professional organizations, attend conferences and workshops
  • Maintain up to date on topics regarding equity, inclusion and other issues impacting diverse student populations
  • Facilitate groups and workshops that engage and motivate students
  • Develop a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive environment for all students
  • Facilitate groups and workshops that engage and motivate students.
  • Maintain subject matter currency
  • Adapt varying pedagogical approaches to meet the needs of college students with differing learning modalities and abilities
  • Communicate effective orally and in writing
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with District staff, faculty, and students


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

Degree must be shown as conferred on transcript. Some degrees may require equivalency. When equivalency is requested, the file will be reviewed by PCC's Equivalency Committee. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide ample documentation to support equivalent qualifications.


  • Familiarity counseling special populations attending community college such as; student athletes, undocumented students, LGBTQIA+ community, and formally incarcerated or system impacted students.
  • Demonstrated passion for, and experience with, counseling and teaching a diverse student body with a broad spectrum of socioeconomic means and academic preparation
  • Knowledgeable about culturally sustaining pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging African American, Latinx, and Indigenous groups who are historically underrepresented and underserved
  • Ability to teach classes in dual enrollment program (middle and/or high school age students) and engage with partner schools and program staff to ensure student success
  • Experience and/or training relevant to teaching secondary school-age students

  • Eleven Months, 100% - Tenure-track position beginning July 2023.
  • Thirty-five (35) hours per week, plus five (5) hours for professional growth and development activities, college governance, and other professional responsibilities.


  • Successful completion of Live Scan clearance and TB screening
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination.
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per government codes 3100-3109
  • Meeting applicable eligibility requirements under CalPERS or CalSTRS if you are a current or former member
  • Board of Trustees approval


Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process. Hard copy, e-mailed, or faxed resumes are not accepted. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. Applications completed and received by 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2023 will receive full consideration.

Please keep in mind the following:

  • If you do not follow the process or your application is incomplete, your information will not be processed.
  • The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.
  • While the acceptance of the application packet is done through the Applicant Tracking Software (ATS), all hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee.
  • Positions are full-time (100%) and "open until filled," unless otherwise stated.
  • The college president will conduct a final interview and recommend a candidate to the Board of Trustees.
Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors and complete.

If you require assistance, please contact the Human Resources office at 626.585.7388. Applicants may expect to be notified. approximately 4 – 5 weeks following the closing date as to the status of their application


For full consideration, all of the following must be submitted along with the online application. An incomplete application packet will not be forwarded to the hiring committee for review.

  • Complete application for employment indicating your career experiences and your abilities as they relate to this position
  • Detailed resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter that addresses your qualifications for this position. Please include the ways you meet each of the items listed under the "Responsibilities/Duties", "Minimum Qualifications", "Professional Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities", and "Desirable/Preferred Qualifications". Include an Equity, diversity, and inclusion statement that describes your past and planned contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion
After a review of applications received, the District may require the completion and submission of supplemental documents prior to the interview process. A teaching demonstration may be required at the interview stage.

Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application materials are fully and correctly submitted.

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