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Assistant Program Director and Fieldwork Coordinator MSGCP

Bay Path University
East Longmeadow, MA

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Category:: Administrative / Staff
Department:: 01-50-5041-Genetic Counseling
Locations:: East Longmeadow, MA
Posted:: Aug 17, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-Time Salaried (Exempt)
Position ID:: 135413

About Bay Path University:

When Bay Path opened its doors to students 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 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 three satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord), 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:

  • Position Code: TBD
  • Job Type: Full time, 12-month faculty position
  • Schedule: To be determined by supervisor
  • Exempt: Yes
  • Position Location: Mostly remote, with occasional visits to East Longmeadow, MA campus


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 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.

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

The scholar selected for this position will join a collaborative and dedicated School that emphasizes excellence in education at all levels. She/he/they will lead and participate in committees and activities that are essential to the program, such as admissions, research mentoring, community outreach and significant new initiatives for the purposes of cutting-edge preparation.

This position will undertake special projects at request of the Program Director.

Major Responsibilities:

This position is a full time, non-tenure, faculty position. Reporting to the Program Director of the Genetic Counseling Program, this position is a member of the program's leadership team. This position will be largely remote with occasional visits to the East Longmeadow campus.

Collaborating with the Program Director and Associate Program Director, the Fieldwork Coordinator manages the fieldwork training aspects of the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling (MSGC) Program. The Fieldwork Coordinator must be knowledgeable of and responsible for ensuring that students have robust and diverse fieldwork training that meets or exceeds the current genetic counseling accreditation and certification standards and requirements. The Fieldwork Coordinator has primary responsibility for identifying new fieldwork training sites, ensuring required institutional affiliations are in place, overseeing student and supervisor documentation and evaluation of the fieldwork training relationship, providing supervisor training, maintaining supporting student documents in Cori and Castlebranch, and sustaining positive and open relationships with fieldwork sites and supervisors.

The Fieldwork Coordinator will have teaching responsibilities in the program, and specific courses will be defined on the annual workload form. This person must be available to teach in all three semesters.

The Fieldwork Coordinator will be expected to participate in curriculum development and innovation; teach graduate courses using multiple delivery methods; advise graduate students; participate actively in local, state, and national professional organizations; and contribute to the service mission of the University and the School.

The Fieldwork Coordinator will be expected to attend open houses, orientations, advisory boards, and other meetings as requested.


Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the range of activities listed below.


  • Responsibilities will vary within the calendar year.
  • Serve as the primary liaison with fieldwork supervisors and sites.
  • Develop and maintain affiliation agreements with ongoing and one-time fieldwork placements as needed.
  • Coordinate, monitor and evaluate student fieldwork experiences.
  • Develop and maintain documents for students and faculty in Canvas.
  • Develop annual plans for assuring an appropriate variety and number of cases for each student, implementing modifications as needed.
  • Conduct regular meetings with students to assess/discuss clinical progress.
  • Participate in student advising/counseling, especially related to fieldwork matters.
  • Orient new fieldwork supervisors to their responsibilities and provide online training for new supervisors.
  • Plan and oversee training of clinical supervisors regarding supervision, student evaluation and student/supervisor relationships.
  • Develop and provide onboarding presentations regarding supervision for new supervisors.
  • Regularly oversee and evaluate the effectiveness of each supervisor.
  • Develop, implement and oversee fieldwork remediation plans for individual students as needed.
  • Plan and conduct Fieldwork Orientation with first year students in the first fall semester.
  • Plan and conduct Fieldwork Orientation with second year students at the beginning of the first spring semester, in preparation for spring fieldwork placement.
  • Maintain and update (at least annually) the clinical policies, forms, handbooks, learning objectives and other benchmarks for assessment of students' clinical progress.
  • Collect and report fieldwork data as needed by the institution and ACGC.
  • Prepare and maintain necessary documents for program accreditation.
  • Use feedback from students, supervisors, and collected data to identify any areas of fieldwork instruction that may be weak, and propose solutions, such as bringing in speakers, developing tutorials, identifying resources, etc.
  • Plan and implement clinical supervision workshops (approved for CEUs) based on current supervisor trends as well as feedback from supervisors and students.
  • Oversee CORI and Castlebranch procedures and student usage
  • Serve on MSGC Leadership, Admissions, and Curriculum Committees as well as the Advisory Board.
  • Assist Program Director, Associate Program Director, faculty and instructional designer in the curriculum development of other GC program courses.


  • Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from ACGC accredited training program or equivalent.
  • Board Certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling, American Board of Medical Genetics or Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in clinical genetic counseling.
  • Knowledge and experience in genetic counseling, teaching and clinical supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Skillful problem solving capabilities.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Online teaching experience preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to multitask effectively.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Adept interpersonal skills and communication via phone and email.
  • Ability to handle confidential information responsibly and with discretion, and within guidelines of FERPA and HIPAA.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Should be committed 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 one's 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.
  • All new employees must complete the FERPA, Anti-Harassment, and any other required online trainings within 15 days of employment.
  • Must adhere to University COVID-19 testing, symptom tracking and all other COVID protocols established by the University.
  • If you operate a University owned, leased or personal vehicle at any time while performing your duties you must follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Operations Manual. You must have a valid driver's license and must successfully pass the online safe Driving Course and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter. Additionally, you must report any driving offense, on or off company time, which causes a loss, suspension, or any other change in your license status. You must report this change within one business day of the offense. You can report this change to the Human Resource Department or your direct supervisor. Failure to do so can lead to disciplinary action, up to and including terminations.

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, 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.

Bay Path University is a smoke and tobacco-free community.

All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position please email us at [email protected] or call 413-565-1168.


Working At Bay Path University

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 a member of the Women’s College Coalition. With a main campus and four satellite locations, Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate, (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

Mission Statement:

A Bay Path University education empowers undergraduate women and graduate women and men to become leaders in their careers and communities with an innovative approach to learning that prepares students to flourish in a constantly changing world.

The Bay Path experience is nothing less than transformational. Our women-only undergraduate programs and our coeducational graduate programs are offered both on campus and online, providing a flexible, 21st-century education for learners at all stages of life and career. Bay Path students find a supportive and diverse community, close mentoring, and rigorous preparation for success in a complex and globally interdependent society. Students graduate with the applied knowledge, portable skillset, and confidence to thrive in their professions, identify and realize their dreams, and make a lasting difference in the world. 

Established: 1897

Enrollment: Over 3,300 students

Alumni: Approximately 15,000 alumni around the world.

Athletics: Eight teams compete at the NCAA Division III level, in the New England Collegiate Conference.

University Motto: Carpe Diem, Latin for "Seize the Day"


  • Longmeadow, MA - Home to our Residential College, for high school, transfer and International young women; One Day A Week College, for adult women with classes on Saturday; and Graduate College for men and women. 
  • Concord, MA - Our Concord location is home to our graduate programs in Education and Psychology for men and women.
  • Sturbridge, MA - Our Sturbridge teaching site opened in 2003 and offers our One Day A Week College, for adult women with classes on Saturday and select graduate programs for men and women. This teaching location provides students with all of the support services of our main campus including access to library services, administrative and academic deans, student financial services, and the Registrar’s Office. 
  • East Longmeadow, MA - The Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center is located on our East Longmeadow site. This state-of-the-art facility houses our Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and our Master of Occupational Therapy Bridge programs.  

Residential College

Offers classes on-ground Monday through Friday.

At Bay Path University, we welcome students (commuters and residents), just like you, from across the country and around the world who are smart, capable young women who want to make a difference and be successful.

Here, you join a small, highly personal community that empowers you to take ownership of your life through:

  • Highly relevant majors and minors that give you practical knowledge, a global viewpoint, and the unique perspectives that make connections between subject areas and current topics.
  • Leadership opportunities that focus on your strengths, encouraging you to find your voice and act on your convictions.
  • Real-world experience balanced with career counseling that gives you a distinct advantage for graduate school or that rewarding first job.
  • More important, our admission counselors are here to help you and your family, guiding you through the admissions and financial aid process by taking your questions and connecting you with the right resources.

Why it pays to be a Bay Path woman:

  • Significant Financial Support. All of our full-time students receive a merit scholarship from Bay Path University, and more than 96% of our students receive additional financial aid that included grants, scholarships and loans. 
  • Close Attention from Faculty. With a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you'll form close relationships with your professors that will lead to research, internship and networking opportunities. 
  • Thoughtful and Intentional Career Planning for Life. Our Sullivan Career and Life Planning Center (SCLP) is one of the best of its kind. As a Bay Path student, you will have lifetime access to the SCLP and the services it provides, including one-on-one career coaching and mentoring.

Undergraduate Study

A Place Where Knowledge Is Gained and Shared

If you ask a Bay Path woman graduate to define her academic experience, it would be one word: transformational. There is no other way to describe it.

Yes, we have majors in neurobiology, cybersecurity, and business analytics, as well as minors and concentrations that deepen your knowledge in a specific area. But we also educate the whole person, giving you the courage and confidence to be your best self, to help you get where you have to go, and to take on more in your life. It’s why women’s education still matters. 

American Women’s College

Are you one of the 76 million American women who has accomplished many things in her life yet still lacks a bachelor's degree? You are not alone. At The American Women's College, we understand the reasons that women pause their education early in life: 

  • Maybe going to college wasn’t right for you at the time
  • Maybe you started college and decided it wasn't a good fit
  • And then there other competing factors like family, work, and day-to-day pressures

Looking back, do you still wish you had earned a college degree?  Now you can—with The American Women’s College Online. We offer:

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