Transformative leadership, education, and applied research in Counseling and Psychology advances social justice, the capacity for critical inquiry and self- reflection, health-promoting behavior, and inclusive communities that affirm the dignity of every human being and culture. This is consistent with the mission of Lesley University and there is an urgent need in society to incorporate these transformative values and applied research objectives into mental health programs, schools and higher education.
The Division of Counseling and Psychology at Lesley University has developed this program for licensed mental health professionals and school counselors to pursue doctoral level careers in transformative leadership, education, and applied research. Consistent with our philosophical orientation toward pragmatic reflective practice, this program emphasizes skills that deepen critical inquiry and enable students to articulate an area of study that is professionally meaningful and socially transformative.
Over the past four decades, the Division of Counseling and Psychology has established name recognition among clinicians and educators in the Northeast. This is equally true nationally among professionals engaged in holistic and trauma-sensitive approaches. We have established a distinct identity as a division that offers exceptional professional training for mental health clinicians and school counselors that integrates multicultural competencies, social justice perspectives, and strengths-based mind-body-spirit psychotherapies. An essential foundation of our philosophy and curriculum is a multidisciplinary approach that integrates knowledge and practices from the related fields of counseling and psychology. We have developed a professional identity as a program that synthesizes best practices from these related fields into a coherent training curriculum.
The Faculty Coordinator of School Programs position in the master’s degree program in Counseling and Psychology teaches and oversees the School Counseling and School and Community Programs. The successful candidate will join our thriving school counseling programs, which prepare School Counselors and School Adjustment Counselors for K-12 licensure. The candidate will contribute broadly to the preparation of school counseling practitioners, some of which also pursue a license in Clinical Mental Health. We are seeking a colleague who is excited about collaboratively engaging in reflective practice, scholarship and wellness-oriented work. The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to a counseling practice that emphasizes social justice, partnerships between school and community, youth empowerment and socio-emotional wellness including knowledge of trauma informed interventions, restorative justice and evidence based practices in schools.
- Teach four graduate level courses per year in Counseling and Psychology and School Counseling Specializations.
- Coordinate and oversee school counseling programs.
- Advise, mentor and support school counseling students.
- Attendance at divisional, school, and university assemblies.
- University committee work.
- A terminal degree (Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D. or A.B.D.) in Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education and Supervision, Counselor Education or School Counseling.
- Hold a clinical license, school license, equivalent, or are license-eligible at the doctoral level.
- Demonstrated school counseling expertise, knowledge and experience including a familiarity with the role of school counselors and school adjustment counselors and the principles and standards guiding their professions.
- Graduate level teaching experience.
- Demonstrated commitment and practice related to the inclusion of social justice in teaching and practice (integration of this lens into syllabi, addressing issues of privilege, exclusion and marginalization in classroom discussions, engaging in social justice practice or research, involvement with initiatives that promote social justice in school and community settings).
- Demonstrated understanding of school-based systems and approaches to counseling.
- Scholarships in your area of teaching and practice and its connection to counseling in schools.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and administrative and organizational skills.
- Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University.
Background checks are required for all positions.
Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.
A cover letter and a CV/resume.
Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.