Program Director/Dept. Chair

Location: TCSPP Online
Office Building/Campus: Online/Remote
Home Department: MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Position Type: Staff Position


Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an independent professional graduate school with a dynamic student body and a professionally accomplished faculty.  Our curriculum and training opportunities prepare graduates to deliver outstanding professional services emphasizing the ability to understand and work with diverse populations. 

Position Summary:

The Program Director & Department Chair is a full-time academic administrator who reports to the Divisional Executive Director, and works closely with the School's academic administrators, academic advising and administrative staff, and faculty. The person filling this position will need strong leadership skills, flexibility, creative problem solving skills and a strong commitment to the profession of counseling.

Principal Duties:

  • Maintains quality and integrity of the Online Program curriculum reflective of TCSPP”s standards and program mission
  • Coordinates the programmatic accreditation processes (including positioning the program for initial CACREP accreditation) for the program
  • Supervises program and unit coordinators, program faculty, and graduate assistants
  • Provides oversight and guidance to the course assignment process for the program
  • Provides oversight and guidance to the student development and evaluation process for the program with the appropriate personnel
  • Leads the faculty recruitment, orientation, development, mentoring, and evaluation processes
  • Manages student success and academic progress efforts in the program
  • Coordinates the residency, skill development, and field experience activities with the appropriate personnel
  • Manages the program assessment and evaluation processes
  • Collaborates with other school personnel to manage the grade appeal process
  • Works closely with the program admissions committee and enrollment team
  • Provides School and University committee service and scholarship
  • Develops and maintains community amongst faculty and students.
  • May provide limited mentoring and teaching
  • Program P/L responsibility

Travel Requirements:

  • Some travel required (minimally once per quarter)    

Position Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate must be in Counselor Education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program
  • Must identify with the counseling profession through continual memberships in counseling organizations, holding a counseling license, sustained involvement in professional development related to counseling, and evidence of professional service and advocacy in counseling. 
  • Experience with CACREP Standards (2009 and Draft 2016) and accreditation requirements
  • Three to five years of graduate teaching experience
  • Extensive experience in faculty/staff development, supervision, and evaluation.
  • Experience in program management, with online program management preferred  
  • Experience in chairing or serving on dissertation and thesis committees
  • Significant record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of counseling
  • Commitment to advocating for the learning and developmental needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment including students who are experienced professionals
  • Experience teaching, advising and mentoring
  • Commitment to the promotion of applied research and the recruitment and development of a diverse faculty
  • Experience, skill, and comfort leading and managing a large and complex team of professionals toward a common set of goals
  • Excellent leadership, communication, team, and human relations skills.
  • Experienced in training counselors in a distance learning environment
  • Thrives in a team-oriented environment that emphasizes collaboration and personal accountability
  • Evidence of compatibility with TCSPP’s mission

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment, but may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary.

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TCS Education System 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: paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

TCS Education System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.