Genetic Counseling, Program Director

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When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield, MA in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do.

Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change.

We invite you to visit our website at where you can learn more about Bay Path University.

Job Description:

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  • Job Type: Full-time 
  • Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm; some nights and weekends
  • Position Location:  East Longmeadow, MA

We seek a dynamic, collaborative leader who has an established track record for high quality curricular development at the university level and who is interested in preparing genetic counselors for 21st Century careers. The successful candidate will have a unique and exciting mandate and will work with faculty to design, build and nurture the University's offerings to attain enhanced student achievement and external recognition.  An appreciation for an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to learning is especially desired.  The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to use creative and innovative approaches to academic program development.The Genetic Counseling Program Director serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the Genetic Counseling (GC) Program and will lead the GC program. The Program Director will manage the program, be knowledgeable and responsible for the accreditation process, and has the primary responsibility for the program's organization, administration, fiscal budget, continuous review and analysis of planning, assessment and development. The Program Director supervises the medical director, faculty and staff in all program-related activities.

The Program Director will lead the development and execution of the strategy to identify, evaluate and launch new opportunities at Bay Path University.

The Program Director will have teaching responsibilities in this program and specific courses will be defined on annual workload form. This person must be available to teach in all three semesters.

This position is a non-tenure position. Reporting to the Associate Provost of the SEHHS, this position is instrumental in the overseeing the program, faculty and the education of its students.  This position will be located at the East Longmeadow campus in year one.

Bay Path University's School of Education, Human and Health Sciences houses the University's Genetic Counseling, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Clinical Mental Health and Programs in Education, Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. Through evidence-based practice and project-based learning, these programs prepare health care professionals for success in a rapidly changing global environment, with applied work, clinical rotations, practicums and fieldwork assignments.

The scholar selected for this position will join a collaborative and dedicated School who emphasize excellence in education at all levels.  S/he will be involved in expanding program offerings; grow enrollments substantially; lead school partnerships and significant new initiatives for the purposes of cutting-edge preparation. The director will be expected to conduct research, secure outside funding; participate in curriculum development and innovation; teach graduate and possible undergraduate courses including teaching courses using alternative delivery methods: online, hybrid, weekends; advise graduate students; participate actively in local, state, and national professional organizations; and contribute to the service mission of the University and the School.


  • Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling/Human Genetics from a program by the American Board of Medical Genetics is required; doctorate degree or willingness to pursue a doctorate degree is preferred.
  • Administrative, teaching and/or research experience in the field of genetic counseling is desirable.
  • Board Certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in clinical genetic counseling.
  • Knowledge in Human Genetics. Knowledge of and experience in genetic counseling.
  • Administrative, teaching and/or research experience in the field of genetic counseling is desirable.
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Skillful problem solving capabilities.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Online teaching desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively.
  • An ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Adept interpersonal skills and communication via phone and email.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Must successfully pass the online safe Driving Course and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • A strong commitment to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion.


Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy.  Please apply online.  Faxes and emails will not be accepted. 

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. 




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Posted: 11/2/2017
Application Due: 11/2/2018
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