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Director Counseling and Human Relations - Ranked Faculty

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Director Counseling and Human Relations - Ranked Faculty



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Job Description Summary:

The Counseling and Human Relations program at Husson University located in Bangor, Maine, is seeking a full-time Director to begin in the summer of 2022. Husson University seeks to recruit, employ, and retain a diverse faculty to create and support an inclusive learning community.
Husson University is a small, private, not-for-profit, University offering on-campus and online programs. It is located in beautiful and desirable Bangor, Maine. Bangor is a small city in the center of Maine with an international airport, a major hospital, five colleges and universities in the greater area, and easy access to the coast and the mountains of Maine.

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The Director is responsible for administration and coordination of the Counseling and Human Relations program, composed of two CACREP accredited graduate degree programs (MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and MS in School Counseling), as well as the MS in Human Relations, Post-Master’s Certificate in Counseling and Early Start PY-CO programs. Along with the Dean, the Director represents the program in national, state, local, university, college, regulatory, and governmental arenas.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Administrative:

The Director participates in the supervision and evaluation of two other core, full-time faculty members, the Clinical Coordinator, adjunct faculty, and a part-time administrative assistant. The position involves the development, coordination, monitoring, and administration of the curriculum and pertinent academic policies. The Director is also responsible for the evaluation and success of matriculated students. Additional responsibilities include teaching in areas of expertise, scholarship, academic, and career advising and service to the college.
The Director works professionally and collaboratively within the university and external communities, is knowledgeable about assessment and program accreditation and along with the director of assessment, will manage information and data necessary to annually assess the program and its students.

The Director will support the admissions process in a timely fashion, organize the faculty to follow up with prospective students, and participate in all admissions events. Staying current with industry standards and practices the director will also work with the dean to develop new degree programs and implement viable new degree offerings.

Teaching: a reduced teaching load of one course per semester from the 9 course load of graduate faculty.

Teaching, Scholarship, and Professional Activity: The Director, who is also a ranked faculty member, teaches 6 credits per semester is expected to maintain currency within a relevant professional area of expertise and to participate in scholarly activities as defined by the Faculty Handbook.

Service: The Director is expected to provide service to the college and to interact with the internal and external community promoting the counseling programs, and maintain strong, positive professional connections in a collegial and professional manner at all times.

Student Advising: 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 will review 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 successful completion of requirements.

Education and Experience:

: Earned PhD. or Ed.D. in Counselor Education or closely related field, preferably from a CACREP accredited doctoral program. Licensed or eligible for license as clinical mental health counselor (LCPC) in Maine and/or certified or eligible for certification as a school counselor.

Evidence of Counseling Professional identity (ACA, ACES, AMHCA, and/or ASCA membership(s)) Experience: Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in Counselor Education, preferably in a CACREP accredited program. Experience in a leadership role. Training and experience in clinical supervision and school counseling and/or mental health counseling experience preferred. Experience in program administration, recruiting and evaluating faculty, developing and implementing curriculum and policy, and budgeting are desirable. Familiarity with CACREP accreditation process is also desired. Special Skills: Exceptional skills in written and verbal communication, interpersonal relations, and personnel management An ongoing record of scholarshipDemonstrated excellence in teachingKnowledge of issues in higher education In-depth understanding of contemporary counseling practice Ability to work with university and off-campus constituenciesEvidence of long-range planning skills and visionary perspective of Counseling and Human Relations programs and professionsLeadership and advocacy skillsCompetence in organizational skills, program assessment and evaluation, and financial management Grant writing skills and experience are desirable

Physical Requirements:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The position requires frequent sitting, though alternating sitting and standing is possible. WORK ENVIRONMENT Individual office, conference room, and interactive classrooms with distance teaching equipment. Some travel may be required. Meeting held in various buildings across the campus. Need to move from building to building, campus to campus, and attend required meetings and conferences nationally and internationally as needed. SAFETY STANDARD: Each employee shall use care in the performance of his/her duties and act in a manner that will assure maximum safety to themselves, fellow employees, and the public. All unsafe conditions, accidents, and injuries shall be reported immediately to the supervisor. *This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Tasks may be added, deleted, or altered as organizational needs evolve, and employees may be required to follow any other instruction, and to perform any other related duties, that may be required by their supervisor.

EEO Statement:

Husson University is an Equal Employment Opportunity.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

For more information about this position please contact Dr. Deborah Drew, Professor and Program Director, Counseling and Human Relations at [email protected]

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Mission Statement:

Husson University inspires and prepares students for professional careers in current and emerging fields within the context of an education informed by the sciences and humanities.

The University
Located in beautiful Bangor, Maine, Husson University is a small school that makes a big impact. With 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and an average class size of 18, Husson University prides itself on being an institution where everyone focuses on the student. Our students are more than just a number here at Husson.

We have a long-standing commitment to providing affordable and accessible education. Our faculty members are some of the leading experts in their fields. They include Fulbright scholars and numerous leaders of honorary and professional societies.

Husson University dining hallWe have a strong focus on experiential learning. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked Husson as one of the top 10 institutions in the country for student participation in internships. (2013 and 2014)

Combined, these attributes have made Husson the “University of Choice” for professional careers in current and emerging fields where students succeed, experiential learning is championed and global understanding is promoted. All of our programs are designed to help students achieve career success. With 54 degree programs and 10 graduate professional programs to choose from, you’ll find Husson graduates in organizations devoted to business, information technology, criminal justice, hospitality, education, healthcare, communications, pharmacy and much more.

Our warm, welcoming campus community is part of Maine’s third largest city. Bangor is located along the banks of the Penobscot River and is part of the Maine Highlands. It offers local residents the perfect balance of arts, culture, shopping, dining, and entertainment, in a town with one of the lowest urban crime rates in America. Husson is easy to access from I-95 and Bangor International Airport.

And if you love the great outdoors, Husson offers you four seasons of adventure. Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, Moosehead Lake Region, and the Camden Hills area are all just a short drive away. Everything from a relaxing day at the beach, to a thrill-packed mountain bike ride in fall foliage, to world-class skiing, is within reach.Husson University dining hall

If career growth and quality of life are important to you, and if you have a passion for educating the next generation of leaders by transforming students’ lives, then we invite you to learn more about Husson University.

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