Date: July 15, 2021
Position Title: Program Director and Assistant Professor Counseling and Career Development, Tenure Track
Department: Counseling & Career Center
Job ID: 1177
Work Hours/ Schedule: 40 hours/week, 52 weeks/year
Compensation: $ 81,056 (Master’s Degree), $86,356 (Ph.D)
Start Date: Fall 2021
Reports to: Dean, Student Success and Retention
Posting Close Date: August 16, 2021
The primary functions of this position are to provide leadership and direction for the GRCC Counseling and Career Development program, clinical and outreach services to GRCC’s diverse student population, and consultation services to the campus community.
We are seeking an experienced counselor with strong demonstrated interest and experience in one or more of the following desired clinical and outreach areas: triage and crisis management, consultation and case management; suicide prevention; veteran student concerns; LGBTQ student concerns, International student concerns; career counseling; race/ethnicity; and disability needs.
Essential Job Functions
- Providing assessment, evaluation and short-term counseling services for individual students.
- Help students identify, evaluate, manage, resolve, and/or cope with emotional, social, academic, and career issues.
- Providing group counseling services through groups that address a specific clinical issue or the needs of a particular population of students.
- Develop and implement career exploration workshops, classroom presentations and resources with a focus on the undecided student population.
- Providing outreach and clinical services that address the needs of the general student population as well as the needs of traditionally underserved populations.
- Evaluating and managing psychological emergency, crisis and trauma response needs across campus.
- Provide consultative service to faculty regarding concerns about students
- Provide leadership for CCD day-to-day operations.
- Monitor the student counseling and career development services to ensure a successful student experience.
- Provide support to maintain and/or improve the CCD services.
- Plan, prepare, and recommend faculty schedules.
- Maintain appropriate service and student records for the department.
- Coordinate and be responsible for meetings, appointments, and other CCD and college related initiatives.
- Responsible for monitoring processes and/or improving procedures to ensure that quality and responsive counseling and career development services are being provided, along with fulfilling current federal and state regulations.
- Attend and participate in meetings including but not limited to AGC and SSR leadership meetings, departmental meetings and college meetings as needed or requested.
- Other duties as normally required of GRCC faculty members.
- Other duties as assigned or requested by the Dean/Associate Dean of Student Success and Retention.
- Master’s degree or higher in Counseling, Counselor Education, Social Work, or Psychology from a regionally accredited college/university required, doctoral degree in the same areas preferred.
- Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Psychologist, Limited Licensed Psychologist, or Master’s Social Work License with clinical designation required
- Minimum of 5 years counseling experience required.
- Experience in higher education is highly preferred.
- Progressive experience in administration and management preferred.
- Use of electronic health record software for the timely completion of clinical records.
- Use of a secure video conferencing platform to conduct tele-mental health appointments.
- Must be proficient in verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Project a professional image including punctuality and good attendance record.
- Ability to ambulate around campus and sit for long periods and travel to off campus sites.
- Demonstrated understanding and strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- Ability to communicate effectively with student-clients, program directors, agencies, concerned family members and the public as needed.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and technology skills.
- Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and respect diverse populations.
- Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving abilities.
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
- Proven ability to provide excellent customer service to students and staff in a demanding work environment.
- Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision.
- Pronounced interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and the general public.
- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner.
- Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a compassionate and professional manner.
- Available to assist students during hours that the department is open including occasional weekend and evening hours (varies by semester).
- Ability to work in a high traffic, indoor office environment.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position at https://www.grcc.edu/jobs. Submit a cover letter and resume in one document. The opportunity to apply for this position will close on August 16, 2021 at 11:59PM. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.
Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.