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Community Colleges of Spokane


PO Box 6000, MS 1001
Spokane, WA 992176000

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Job Category: Education

Employment: Full Time

Salary: $49,414.00 Annually



Listing Expires: March 05, 2018

Job Description:

Counselor - Non-Tenure Track - Pullman Center

SALARY: See Position Description

OPENING DATE: 02/02/18

CLOSING DATE: 03/05/18 04:00 PM


Spokane Falls Community College seeks qualified candidates for consideration of employment in this annually contracted, non-tenure track counseling position located at the Pullman Center in Pullman, Washington.



  • Provides academic support services and personal counseling to students and prospective students.
  • Supports student academic success as a generalist counselor through academic and transfer advising, educational planning , clarification of educational, career, and life goals.
  • Provides counsel to students in the areas of learning, test-taking, and study skills.
  • Supports student retention and success through short-term mental health, adjustment, and relational counseling. Provides crisis intervention counseling when appropriate. Maintains a current list o f referral sources for use when on-site counseling is inappropriate.
  • Serves as liaison between the counseling department and program instructional faculty. Also liaises with program Advisory Committees when appropriate. If assigned to to the Transfer Advising Center, will liaise with baccalaureate institutions in the region.
  • Attends all division, department, and general faculty meetings and, when directed, district meetings, and in-service trainings; serves on district or college councils or committees, and performs other activities within the scope of the position.
  • Complies with state and federal law applicable to professional duties and responsibilities; follows established procedures in areas such as printing, turning in grades, bookstore orders, office support, student financial aid requirements, safety regulations and related administrative processes.
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned.
  • In addition, counselors may:
    • Develop and deliver courses/workshops in college orientation/success and career planning utilizing appropriate pedagogy and technology that facilitates student learning and success.
    • Supervise classified employees or direct the work of assigned work-study students; responsible for ensuring assigned faculty/staff adhere to acceptable behavior and performance standards. Demonstrate that assigned staff have been informed how behavior and performance will be assessed, receive timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and any observed performance and behavioral problems are corrected promptly.
    • Advise student clubs or associations.
    • Participate in student recruitment activities.
    • Consistent with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, work evenings, alternate schedules, summer or at alternate work locations.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (Minimum Qualifications)



  • An earned Master's degree in Counseling or closely related field from an accredited institution with coursework in mental health, marriage and family counseling.
  • Previous experience equivalent to one full year of academic counseling.
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • Acceptance of and willingness to support the role that community colleges serve in higher education, and specifically the mission, values, goals and objectives of the Community Colleges of Spokane.
  • Ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution and the community/technical college system.
  • A demonstrated understanding of and value for the contributions that a diverse workforce can make to the success of both the organization and the students we serve.

PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (Desirable Qualifications)



  • Experience working with a diverse client base including working with clients with disabilities.
  • Experience working in high education and knowledge of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Previous experience equivalent to one academic quarter of teaching.
  • Experience in academic advising and career planning.
  • Licensure as a Mental Health Counselor, Professional Counselor, or Marriage and Family Therapist. Candidates for licensure who are completing post-graduate supervision will be considered


This is a full-time, tenure track position with an entry level base salary (for a 175-day academic year contract) of $49,414 - $52,280 / year. Future advancement in base salary, up to the current maximum of 72,803, is based upon a combination of years of service accrued at our college and professional development activity.

Faculty have potential to earn up to $108,241 (average annual salary paid to our 20 highest earning faculty during FY2014/15). FY 2014/15 average annual faculty salary (all faculty) was $70,544. Annual salary is comprised of base salary plus any combination of academic year overload contracts, summer effort contracts, project stipends, student club advising stipends, and/or department chair /program lead faculty stipends consistent with the provisions of the current collective bargaining agreement between CCS and the Association for Higher Education (AHE).

* Total compensation: $64,238 - $67,964. Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates and median retirement fund contributions. The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.

CCS reserves the right to cancel this recruitment without notice. Academic employees are represented by the Association of Higher Education (AHE), which is affiliated with NEA and WEA. AHE membership or payment of representation fee is required. Anticipated date of employment is Fall 2018.

An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment. Requires Criminal background check. If using personal vehicle for travel, proof of driver's license and car insurance required.


Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. PST on March 5, 2018. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:



  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
  • Comprehensive resume. *
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*
  • College transcript(s) * - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.

NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission.

Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.