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Director, Counseling and Human Relations Program and Ranked Faculty

Husson University, Bangor, Maine

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.

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 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 supports the admissions process and organizes the faculty to follow up with prospective students and to cover all admissions events and work with the dean to develop new degree programs and implement viable new degree offerings.

The Director, who is also a ranked faculty member, teaches six 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. The Director is also 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. The Director is also responsible for all aspects of academic and professional advising in accordance with the policies and procedures documented in the Husson Faculty Advising Manual and listed in the job description.


Education:         Earned PhD. or EdD. in Counselor Education or closely related field (as per CACREP guidelines), 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 three years of teaching experience in Counselor Education, preferably in a CACREP accredited program. Experience in a leadership role as a Coordinator or Director.  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 highly desirable.  Familiarity with CACREP accreditation process desired.

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