The Counseling and Advising Department at Montgomery College, Germantown campus, is seeking a full-time Counseling faculty member to start in January 2020. We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated faculty member who exhibits a high degree of professionalism, a strong commitment to our students, and the ability to motivate and educate in an engaging manner. This position is part of a collective bargaining unit. The Germantown Campus enrolls approximately 6,500 students per semester. This opportunity will empower students to change their lives and enrich our community.
The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
• Specialize in working with international students or English as a second language students.
• Provide advising and counseling through appointments, groups, and on a standby basis.
• Teach Student Success (STSU) courses.
• Develop, implement and assess education plans to support completion and transfer.
• Provide support for first time and first-generation students and students experiencing academic difficulty.
• Work with students in crisis and provide brief personal counseling.
• Collaborate with college faculty, administrators, and staff to provide engaging and relevant student success programming with a focus on equity and inclusion initiatives.
• Use technology for advising, educational planning, and teaching/learning.
• Serve as a student advocate where appropriate.
• Provide service to the College and community through active membership and leadership in division, campus, and College councils, committees or work groups.
• Engage in professional development activities offered by the College and provide membership within professional organizations.
• Have an ability and willingness to work evenings and some weekends.
• Apply online at http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/employment
• Online applications must be received by November 8, 2019.
As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:
• Successful completion of a background check.
• Participation in a retirement plan.
• Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship. Our benefits package includes: paid vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes.
Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.
• Earned Master’s degree in counseling or a related field with at least one (3 credit) course in each of the eight content areas required to be a National Certified Counselor (NCC): Human Growth and Development; Social and Cultural Foundations; Helping Relationships; Group Work; Career and Lifestyle Development; Appraisal; Research and Program Evaluations; Professional Orientation to Counseling: https://nbcc.org/certification/ncc
• A minimum of two years of full-time equivalent successful counseling and advising at the college or secondary level.
• A minimum of two years of full-time equivalent successful teaching experience at the college or secondary level.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Understanding of and appreciation for student diversity and the community college philosophy and mission.
• Computer literacy including Microsoft Office Suite, student information systems, and learning resources. Additional Requirements:
• Attach a cover letter of interest and resume or curriculum vitae to your application. Your letter should specifically address your interest in teaching at Montgomery College, including how you meet the required qualifications and any of the appropriate preferred qualifications.
• Prior to being selected for an interview, you may be required to submit unofficial transcripts to the search committee for review.
• Experience programming, advising and counseling international or English as a second language students.
• Experience teaching student success courses.
• Minimum of two years of successful teaching at a community college.
• Minimum of two years of successful counseling and advising at a community college.
• Demonstrate an understanding of issues related to transitioning to college life.
• Experience supporting student diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice.
• Experience providing referrals and brief personal counseling for students in crisis.
• Demonstrated ability to work as a team member.
• Bilingual English/Spanish. (Can read, write, and speak Spanish fluently).