The College seeks a full-time faculty member for our Master of Arts in Counseling Program who will also serve as The Academic Unit Leader for the Program. In addition to fulfilling teaching responsibilities, release time will be granted to so that the Leader can provide management oversight of the Program including curricular development, programmatic assessment, annual program review, faculty development, enrollment growth and student support.
This is a 12-month, 35 hour a week position to begin fall 2018. The Academic Unit Leader is appointed annually by the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs upon the recommendation of the Dean for the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Working with the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Dean for the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies in securing and maintaining CACREP accreditation for the Master’s Degree in Counseling.
- Teaching a minimum of four courses each academic year in the Counseling Program.
- Assisting in the development of protocols to attract, enroll, and retain a diverse group of students, including working with the Dean in the development of marketing and recruiting initiatives.
- Creating and delivering new student orientation programs for each incoming class.
- Appointing and overseeing a selection committee to review applications for acceptance into the Program.
- Providing ongoing leadership and coordination for all instructional aspects of the Program, including the development of courses and academic requirements.
- In consultation with the Dean, preparing course schedules according to the College calendar, including assigning instructors and recruiting faculty when necessary.?Providing input and making recommendations regarding the development of and expenditures from the budget.
- Working with the Dean and other offices in the development of co-curricular activities that support the mission of the College and provide growth opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and the community.
- Serving on appropriate College governing bodies and committees.
- Attending and participating in seminars, forums, lectures, open houses, information sessions and other events that contribute to growth and vitality of the Program and its students.
- Conducting regular assessment of faculty performance that provides a mechanism for professional development.
- Conducting regular course and programmatic assessment that provides a mechanism for improving student learning and support services where appropriate.
- Assisting in the preparation of all programmatic collateral material and website information on a regular basis.
- PLEASE NOTE: this job description is not designed to cover or contain comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibility that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibility and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
- Earned doctoral degree in counselor education (or a related doctoral degree), preferably from a CACREP-accredited program.
- State license in professional counseling.
- Knowledge of the state professional counselor license process, including addiction counseling certification and education specialist certification.
- Familiarity with regional practitioners and related industry organizations.
- At least three years of experience in teaching in a similar program, along with some experience administering higher education or professional education programs, preferably in a CACREP accredited program.
- Experience with adult learners.
- Demonstrated success with increased responsibilities within an educational setting.
- Demonstrated experience with personal computer, data, document, and academic records management.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Excellent writing skills for higher education communications.
- Excellent oral communication skills; ability to speak comfortably to large groups.
- Ability to assist in the development of an educational program marketing plan.
- In-depth understanding of adult learning theory and practice, including a sensitivity to the needs of the adult learner returning to college.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Excellent time management skills; self-starter; ability to carry out daily responsibilities with minimal supervision.
- Ability to interact effectively and professionally with individuals from other units within the College.
- Ability to work on project and program management teams.
- Excellent customer service aptitude.
- Openness to ongoing program evaluation and concern for continuous quality improvements.
- Approaches work from a problem solving mode.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications.
- Available to work flexible hours.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:
- Doctoral degree required.
- Creative problem-solving skills.
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated supervisory and team-building skills.
- Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to complete projects with minimal supervision.
- Ability to work independently and on a team.
- Ability to work within strict deadlines.
- Strong computer skills.
- Ability to work extended hours as needed.
- Detail oriented and organized.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license.
- Ability to work weekends as needed.
- Ability/availability to travel.
- Must display a good representation of the College.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Products (especially Word and Excel).
- Proficiency with Internet to use as resource, research and work tool.
- Good interpersonal skills, ability to work well with Faculty, Students and Staff.