Clinical Psychology Department - Program Coordinator

Saybrook University
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Aug 15, 2021

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Job Details

Job location: Remote

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-14
Req: R0006260

Job Description:

The Saybrook University College of Social Science seeks to hire a Program Coordinator for the Clinical Psychology degree program. This is a full-time position, at 1.0FTE. Innovative and progressive applicants are invited to join a distinguished faculty; whose accomplishments reflect the quality and academic achievement of our students and graduates. Our faculty are scholar- practitioners and leaders in their fields and professional associations, like the American Psychological Association in many of its divisions. Faculty are effective educators, inspiring clinical supervisors, well published scholars, and social activists for change. Our pedagogy includes a rich diverse curriculum with a focus on critical and creative thinking grounded in humanistic principles. It combines best practices in hybrid online and residential education.

Saybrook students are mature and proficient in the use of advances in technology applied in higher education. We prepare scholar-practitioners to engage the world in the 21st century.

The successful applicant will serve under the direction of Clinical Psychology degree program Chair and represent the department on university initiatives. The Program Coordinator will partner with the program Chair and Academic Advising Faculty in the overall management of the degree program in relation to the student experience, specifically in the areas of recruitment, retention, and matriculation.

The position begins August 1, 2021 and remains open until filled.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • New Student Orientation and Residential/Educational Conferences
    • Support on-boarding of new students
    • Present courses, workshops and/or course introductions
    • Attend meetings of (Faculty, Degree Program, College (CSS) & University); along with required Faculty trainings which may include Canvas learning platform, Institutional Review Board (IRB), student record system (SMS) etc.
  • Student Advising and Retention
    • Provide student advisement and management oversight (including program planning)
    • Coordinate and facilitate management of Graduate Colloquium course shells
    • Actively support the socialization of students into the degree program and profession
    • Implement effective and innovative projects/procedures that promote student retention and matriculation
    • Chair the Student Self-assessment Process (SSAP) and Student Development Assessment Process (S-DAP) committees
  • Department Administration
    • Assist chair in reviewing and supporting degree program policies; revising catalog requirements, and updating the website managers with program changes

  • Co-facilitate communication of new academic policies and procedures, as well as grading/evaluation due dates to faculty and students.
  • Participate in the coordination of department syllabi production, course scheduling, and student enrollment
  • Instruction, Course Development, and Syllabus Review/Updating
    • Deliver high quality innovative campus and/or on-line courses that foster critical thinking and deepens clinical practice
    • Ensure rigorous academic standards and quality aligned with program goals
    • Design dynamic courses utilizing the latest developments, trends and best practices in classroom instruction and digital technology
  • Governance
    • Assist as needed with admissions, orientation/conference planning, WASC accreditation review, and other shared governance responsibilities
    • Actively participate in degree and departmental meetings
    • Represent the degree program on university-wide committees by request
    • Participate in the accreditation and, when appropriate, budget process
    • Contribute to strategic planning and programmatic growth
    • Maintain effective professional and community involvement and/or affiliations as an ambassador for the university

Faculty Engagement

All faculty members at Saybrook University are expected to be available and responsive to students. Faculty engagement expectations include:

  • Faculty will make contact with students enrolled in their course within the first week of the new semester and before the residential or educational conference.
  • Faculty will respond to emails or phone calls and acknowledge received assignments within two business days.
  • For courses with weekly discussions, faculty will be in contact with students at least three times per week for online courses to provide substantive contributions and respond to student posts.  This will include engagement across the duration of the weekly discussions.
  • For individually mentored courses, faculty will schedule with each student regular online and off-line communication.
  • For other course designs, faculty will demonstrate how they are engaging students in a consistent and meaningful way across the semester or term.
  • Faculty will return student papers with feedback for course assignments submitted through Canvas within the following guidelines:
    • 1 week for work less than 5 pages in length,
    • 2 weeks for work up to 25 pages in length,
    • 3 weeks for work 26-50 pages in length (and for final thesis/project),
    • 4 weeks for work over 50 pages in length (applies to dissertation only).

Position Requirements:
  • Doctorate degree from regionally accredited academic institution
  • Licensed clinical psychologist (Ph.D. or PsyD) with at least 5 years of clinical experience
  • Experience in advising and mentoring graduate students; generative and innovative approaches towards retention and remediation
  • Demonstrates scholarship and/or accomplishments in the field, specifically a strong background in Humanistic Psychology and/or Existential or Transpersonal studies
  • Relevant supervision and teaching experience at the doctoral level, including supervision of dissertation research
  • Demonstrated commitment to multicultural, social justice, and humanistic principles
  • Experience with ethnically diverse and/or other special populations
  • Travel to residential conferences at the start of the term each year; other travel may be required
  • Maintain a scholar-practitioner model in terms of professional and community activities, serving as a professional ambassador and student mentor

Position Qualifications:
  • Strong commitment to the goals and vision of Saybrook University
  • Committed to excellence in teaching, practice, and research (experiences with on-line instruction is desirable)
  • Able to offer on-line instruction regarding topics and skills within their areas of expertise.
  • Promote a sense of unity and common purpose and effectively manage change
  • Able to build teams and effective working relationships within and across departments

Personal Attributes:
  • Critical and creative thinker
  • Thinks strategically, works independently and collaboratively
  • Affectively honest and open, with a high level of personal integrity
  • Professional maturity and professional association affiliations
  • Communicates effectively
  • Consults with colleagues at all levels
  • Well organized and able to meet complex workload demands
  • Strong commitment to equity, diversity, and multiculturalism in education and faculty employment.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Saybrook University:

Saybrook University was founded over 50 years ago by some of the greatest minds of the 20th century in progressive Western psychology and continues to inspire a new generation of innovative scholars and professional practitioners. A non-profit regionally accredited university known for its commitment to humanistic studies and rigorous research, Saybrook University’s academic model puts the student at the center of everything we do to provide a unique,

transformational, learning experience. Saybrook offers advanced degrees in organizational

systems, psychology, mind-body medicine, and counseling, all in flexible learning formats to help students continue to be active contributors to the fields they work in while they advance their education. Saybrook University is proud to be a diverse, inclusive community of creative, compassionate innovators dedicated to pursing new ways of thinking and doing for our

professions, organizations, and communities. For more information, visit

Saybrook University offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Working at Saybrook University 

Saybrook University is the world’s premier institution for humanistic studies. It is a rigorous and unique learner-centered educational institution offering advanced degrees in psychology, mind-body medicine, and organizational systems. Saybrook’s programs are deeply rooted in the humanistic tradition and a commitment to help students develop as whole people – mind, body, and spirit – in order to achieve their full potential. Experiential learning and professional training are integral components of the transformative education offered through Saybrook’s programs.

Saybrook University is growing to bring together new disciplines and apply its humanistic perspective to a broad spectrum of practical fields.

The University comprises graduate programs divided into four cohesive schools focused on specific disciplines and career and professional outcomes:

·  School of Organizational Leadership and Transformation (OLT)

·  School of Mind-Body Medicine

·  School of Clinical Psychology

·  School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Our global community of scholars and practitioners is dedicated to advancing human potential to create a humane and sustainable world. We accomplish this by providing our students with the skills to achieve and make a difference, empowering them to pursue their passions and their life’s work. Our scholars and practitioners are creative, compassionate innovators pursuing new ways of thinking and doing for their professions, organizations, and communities.

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