Program Coordinator for Graduate Programs in Psychology – Central MA Campus

Employer
Bay Path University
Location
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Posted
Jun 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

This half-time, instructor position includes teaching graduate level courses in the Developmental Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs, supervising graduate students in related fieldwork, practica and internships, supporting the growth of student enrollment and the expansion of our internship network, advising students, and assisting with ongoing programmatic activities including orientations, open houses, webinars, and other activities as requested by the Director of Graduate Program in Psychology.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Advise students enrolled at each site.
  • Provide individual and group supervision for students in Fieldwork, Practicum and Internship as stipulated by University and state requirements.
  • Teach a total of 6 graduate level courses over the Fall and Spring and Summer terms for a  total annual load of 18 credits.
  • Courses will generally be assigned at both the Concord or Sturbridge campus; and other locations if needed.
  • Coordinate with Program Director seeking new program opportunities to be housed on-site or in off-site locations.
  • Assist admissions office with student recruitment activities (open houses, orientation, etc.) as requested.
  • Actively assist with the growth and expansion of our students’ internship network.
  • Maintain an active presence on the campus including attendance at all major institutional events (e.g. Commencement, Convocation) and student events.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, presentation materials, guided notes, reading lists, and assignments descriptions.
  • Develop courses that align with Graduate Psychology course requirements and best practice in the fields of Developmental Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
  • Maintain course and curriculum relevance through research related to courses taught.
  • Define student learning outcomes.
  • Establish fair grading criteria.
  • Provide students with opportunities to share feedback on the class before end-of-semester evaluation.
  • Use formative and summative evaluations to improve course design and delivery.
  • Check Bay Path email regularly and respond to all communications in a timely manner.
  • Create a high level of opportunities for active student responding and active learning.
  • Select appropriate textbooks and materials required for each course, with approval from Director of Graduate Program in Psychology.
  • Maintain appropriate standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety in the classroom.
  • Communicate a positive attitude toward teaching and administrative responsibilities.
  • Attend faculty, departmental, school meetings as directed.
  • Provide assistance for grants or other fundraising efforts as requested.
  • Stay current with best practices in teaching and learning effectiveness.
  • Incorporate technology to enhance student learning.
  • Assist with the identification, compilation, and analysis of program assessment information.
  • Actively assess student learning according to program and course learning outcomes.
  • Respect students’ diversity and points of view.
  • Participate in professional development and scholarly activities in the field of Developmental Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
  • Attend and present at open houses and orientations at each site location.
  • Understand and appreciate the University’s mission, purpose and goals and the role of faculty in achieving these goals.
  • Attend trainings as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Master’s degree in Education, Psychology or related field; doctorate preferred.
  • Valid MA license required such as Licensed Psychologist, LMHC, or LICSW.
  • Completed three years of full time work (or the equivalent) since the date of your licensure.
  • Five years of experience working and supervising students in a mental health related field.
  • Experience teaching in higher education preferred.  Previous teaching experience preferably at the college level and commitment to online and blended learning formats.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Must successfully pass the online safe Driving Course and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter.
  • Requires successful CORI/SORI report. 
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and within FERPA and HIPPA regulations.
  • Experience effectively engaging backgrounds, identities, and communities different from one’s own.
  • General knowledge of the University’s mission, purpose and goals and the role of a Program Coordinator in achieving those goals.

Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter outlining salary requirements, resume, and contact information for four professional references.  All applications should be sent electronically in MS Word format to hr@baypath.edu.

Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds.  An equal opportunity employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.