Clinical Specialist, Addictions Programs

Montclair, NJ
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Montclair State is New Jersey's second largest university. It offers the advantages of a large university - a broad undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a wide variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body - combined with a small college's attention to students.

Posting Date October 23, 2017

Position Title Clinical Specialist, Addictions Programs

Vacancy # V#CS102317

Department Counseling and Educational Leadership

Division Academic Affairs

Job Description

This position is currently to be filled for 1.5 years with a possibility of renewal, in an established graduate program in Counseling with certification programs in Certified Addictions and Drug Counseling (CADC) and Student Assistance Coordinator/Substance Abuse Coordinator (SAC). The CACREP-accredited Counseling degree program prepares students to be culturally competent social justice counselors to work with diverse populations of all ages in the following four areas: addictions counseling, clinical mental health counseling, school counseling, and student affairs/higher education. Appointment includes teaching one addictions course each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer); coordinating the SAC and CADC programs, both at MSU and off-site; marketing the program; recruiting new students and managing the admissions process; working with a tenured faculty member in Addictions Counseling to ensure that the curriculum is up-to-date and meets state and accreditation requirements; working with the department chair to recruit and hire adjuncts; initially advising/mentoring all enrolled graduate students (onsite and off-site); working with the Director of the College Off-Site and Special Programs staff to launch, manage, and develop new off-site programs; creating Memoranda of Understanding; marketing, recruiting, admitting, and advising during spring and summer for fall off-site cohorts; and coordinating professional development opportunities related to drug abuse prevention and education in schools and communities.

Qualifications & Requirements

Required: Master's degree in Counseling and NJ Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Student Assistance Coordinator/Substance Abuse Coordinator, or equivalent. At least 3 years of professional experience in addictions counseling and/or substance abuse education and prevention in P-12 schools. Experience collaborating with colleagues and community partners.

Preferred: Experience teaching online and hybrid courses; doctoral degree preferred.

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience.

Anticipated Start Date January 2018

Send cover letter and resume to
(include vacancy # if above)

Kathy A. Gainor
Chair, Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership


* Note: Please send the application letter and resume in one pdf file if possible. *


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EEO/AA Statement:

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