Director, Counseling and Human Relations and Ranked Faculty

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The Director is responsible for administration and coordination of the Counseling and Human Relations program, composed of three graduate degree programs (MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS in Human Relations, and MS in School Counseling). The Director represents the Program in national, state, local, university, and regulatory and governmental arenas. The Director supervises and evaluates two other full-time faculty members, the Clinical Coordinator/Clinical Supervisor and those adjunct faculty members needed at any time, one administrative assistant, and one graduate assistant. The position involves development, coordination, monitoring, and administration of degree programs, curricula, and pertinent academic policies. In addition, the Director oversees screening, admission, and evaluation of matriculated and certification/licensing of students, coordinating assessment practices, and program evaluation. The Director guides accreditation and review of each degree program as appropriate. Responsibilities also include teaching in areas of expertise, scholarship, academic and career advising, and service.

Administrative: Within the College of Science and Humanities and the School of Education, the Director participates in university governance, effectively manages and promotes the development of personnel and fiscal resources, and works with administration to lead and develop degree programs and to explore and implement viable new degree offerings within the Counseling and Human Relations program. The Director monitors and manages all information and data necessary to assess annually the program, its students, and its faculty and staff. The Director supervises and participates in the applicant screening, interview, and acceptance process. The Director guides the process of student and faculty professional development, professional performance, and evaluation. Evaluative, assessment, and student outcome data will be collected with the assistance of the assessment department and used to verify success and to ensure compliance with accreditation and program review criteria. Administrative duties include but are not limited to developing and proposing budgets, reviewing and revising curricula, coordinating program assessments and exams, reviewing and revising policies and resources to support student outcomes, and writing annual departmental progress reports and program evaluations.
Teaching: The Director, who is also a ranked faculty member, teaches 12 credits per year, a reduced teaching load of one course per semester from the three credit load of graduate faculty. Classroom teaching experience as well as online teaching experience desired.
Scholarship and Professional Activity: The Director is expected to maintain currency within his/her professional area of expertise and to participate in scholarly activities as defined by the Faculty Handbook. Up to one day per workweek may be negotiated for professional consultation, research, and/or clinical practice.
Service: The Director is expected to facilitate and participate in School of Education, College of Science and Humanities, and Husson University meetings, retreats, committees, as well as serve on at least one Faculty Forum or Institutional committee. Responsibilities also include active engagement in University governance.
Student Advising: The Director will assist with student and faculty recruitment and retention strategies, so will interface with potential applicants, and lead the screening, interview, and selection of appropriate candidates. The Director/faculty member will maintain student office hours and advise students, including certification and licensing students, providing information and advice for course selection and progress, and professional career pathway development, following the policies and procedures documented in the Husson Faculty Advising Manual. The Director will advise and assist in developing remedial plans as appropriate for those students who are in academic jeopardy according to progression and dismissal policies. The Director reviews and will approve if appropriate program completions and petitions for graduation and will complete forms and letters of recommendation as needed for licensure or certification and employment, upon a student's successful completion of requirements.

Education: Earned PhD. or Ed.D. in Counselor Education or closely related field, preferably from a CACREP-accredited doctoral program.
Eligible for license as clinical mental health counselor (LCPC) in Maine.
Evidence of Counseling Professional identity (ACA, AMHCA, ASCA, ACES membership).

Experience: Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in Counselor Education, preferably in a CACREP-accredited program. Experience in multiple modalities—face-to-face, online, and hybrid required. Experience as a Coordinator or Director of a counselor education program (preferable CACREP accredited) preferred. Training and experience in clinical supervision and school counseling and/or mental health counseling preferred. Experience in program administration, recruiting and evaluating faculty, developing and implementing curriculum and policy, and budgeting are highly desirable. Familiarity with CACREP accreditation process desired. Leadership experience in the Counseling profession desired.
Special Skills:
Exceptional skills in written and verbal communication, interpersonal relations and personnel management
Familiarity with higher education technology: Google suite, learning management systems, virtual conferencing; assessment software; and/or other educational tools.
Ability to make independent judgments
Ongoing record of scholarship
Demonstrated excellence in teaching
Knowledge of issues in higher education
In-depth understanding of contemporary counseling practice
Ability to work with university and off-campus constituencies
Evidence of long-range planning skills and visionary perspective of Counseling and Human Relations programs and professions
Leadership and advocacy skills
Competence in organizational skills, program assessment and evaluation, and financial management
Grant writing skills and experience desirable

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Posted: 10/5/2020
Application Due: 12/4/2020
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