Interested in a career at Columbia Basin College? Join our team!¬†From our distinguished faculty to our dedicated staff, CBC is committed to our vision to be the educational home that transforms students’ lives through economic and social mobility. We seek to attract and retain engaged and dynamic individuals who are committed to helping all students be successful in accomplishing their goals and who will contribute to an exciting work environment. We value high quality instruction and student learning experiences that foster diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom and expand into our local and global communities. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and believe that our many unique perspectives make us stronger.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of?¬†CBC is currently seeking an outstanding and enthusiastic individual to teach a broad range of courses in Human Development.

This position reports to the Dean for Student Completion and Retention.

CBC Faculty and Staff respect and work effectively with diverse students, colleagues, staff and others in a campus climate that promotes innovative teaching, quality scholarship, a diverse learning environment, and equitable access and educational achievement for all students.


  • Passion for teaching and a commitment to student success;
  • Commitment to the community college mission;
  • Commitment to shared governance and staying current in one’s discipline;
  • Willingness to become involved in campus activities beyond one’s discipline;
  • Willingness to teach with a variety of methods, including eLearning and instructional innovations;
  • Ability to teach individuals from diverse backgrounds effectively;
  • Ability to pursue scholarly endeavors in area of expertise; and
  • Ability and willingness to participate in the design and measurement of learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness efforts.

The base salary for this position is $64,772 for a 200-day contract over the Academic Year (Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer Quarters). Additional compensation may be available for assignment of summer quarter courses or courses taught outside of the full-time position during fall, winter and spring quarters.

Relocation expenses are considered for the employment offer for the successful candidate if the candidate relocates to the Tri-Cities area from outside of a 175-mile radius.

This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by February 10, 2019.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide personal guidance to students through assessment, evaluation and intervention in addressing psychological, social and cultural barriers to student success, and refer students requiring long-term assistance to appropriate external resources;
  • Assist students in identifying educational barriers to student retention and success;
  • Assist students with educational program planning, advising regarding course sequencing and selection, degree and certificate planning and transfer procedures and information;
  • Assist students in career decision-making and in developing educational goals, being knowledgeable about occupational and career information and related educational requirements;
  • Be knowledgeable about and be able to interpret federal, state and College policies and procedures regarding curriculum, degree and certificate requirements, satisfactory progress, academic standards and student status;
  • Design, plan and participate in intervention services and activities to address student concerns and needs;
  • Serve in a liaison capacity between the College’s instructional and student service divisions in disseminating information and promoting understanding of the relationship of both divisions towards enhancing student retention and academic success;
  • Maintain accurate and complete files, records and forms relative to students being counseled or advised;
  • Review eligibility for student admission to a program; perform unofficial evaluation of transfer credits;
  • Determine student progress toward degree; review and approve graduation applications;
  • Recommend content to develop and update advising materials;
  • Serve as a consultant to other College faculty about counseling and advising needs of particular students;
  • Serve in a liaison capacity between the College and local high schools and/or regional baccalaureate institutions;
  • Develop, prepare and teach counseling-related College-approved courses, adhering to all instructional responsibilities;
  • Demonstrate multicultural competence including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations, and creating an educational environment that affirms commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Engage in shared governance by participating in department, division and College committees and assisting in the formulation of policy pertaining to educational programs;
  • Participate in commencement ceremonies, wearing academic robes, unless excused by the President;
  • Develop and attend professional improvement activities in order to maintain contact with one’s academic discipline, including teaching/learning processes and/or development of knowledge in one’s field of specialization;
  • Participate in outreach activities to promote educational programs;
  • Participate in special College projects, surveys, and studies;
  • Assist in the preparation of reports as needed by College units (e.g., Student Services, Grants Office, Athletic Department, Institutional Effectiveness) and by the College in general (e.g., for accreditations, program review and so forth);
  • Develop new instructional materials, techniques, course offerings or major revisions of the same;
  • Participate in community service activities consistent with the College’s mission;
  • Participate in student career development in related advising or mentoring activities and special retention programs; and
  • Attend College-mandated trainings, professional development activities and/or meetings.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Education Counseling, Social Work or closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university;
  • Meets credentialing requirements per Washington state chapter 18.19 RCW (Certified Counselor, Agency Affiliated Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Social Work Associate Advanced, Licensed Social Work Associate Independent Clinical); and
  • Experience providing direct student services (e.g., educational advising, new student orientation, student program development) in a high school or college setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor;
  • Specific training in diversity issues;
  • Strong background in career counseling.


Only completed applications submitted on or before the 1st consideration date are guaranteed to be reviewed for this position. The interview process generally consists of an in-person or Zoom (video conference) initial interview, with top candidates selected for an on-campus interview. Those top candidates traveling from a distance of 200 miles or more will be provided travel expenses such as flight, per diem, etc. Those candidates traveling less than 200 miles, but more than 75 miles, will receive mileage at the IRS rate. Mileage calculations are determined by distance between the city in which the candidate lives and Pasco, WA using MapQuest. The College reserves the right to make changes to the process for an emergency hire or under exceptional circumstances as determined by the College.


Tenure review is a system in which the faculty member is evaluated as a candidate for tenure under the College’s tenure review process and Chapter 28B.50 RCW. Schedule varies; assignment may include evening and weekend classes.


Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.


In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educational and work environment, and in order to meet the requirements of federal legislation, it is the policy of the College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students.

If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986.

Columbia Basin College operates under an approved affirmative action plan and encourages applications from persons of color, women, veterans and persons of disability. The Human Resources Office is accessible to those with disabilities. If you need accommodation in application or employment, contact the Human Resources Office at (509) 542-4740.


  • Occasional need to lift at least 20 pounds;
  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time;
  • Frequent need for oral, written and auditory communication;
  • Frequent repetitive hand and wrist motions;
  • Occasional need for travel; and
  • Ability to work in fast paced and sometimes stressful services environment.


This is a bargaining unit position represented by the Association for Higher Education (AHE).