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Diversity and belonging function as core components of the strategic plan of Rosemont College. The Graduate Counseling Program strives to support this effort by valuing the diversity of thought among faculty, staff, and students, creating opportunities for cultural sensitivity training and development, and maintaining a present-day focus of the inequities that challenge our community. By encouraging the non-judgmental openness and sharing of diverse perspectives within our classrooms, we aim to create future leaders within the profession that will provide the same support to individuals experiencing mental health needs within our community.
MISSION: Rosemont College is a community of lifelong learners dedicated to academic excellence and fostering joy in the pursuit of knowledge. Rosemont College seeks to develop in all members of the community open and critical minds, the ability to make reasoned moral decisions, and a sense of responsibility to serve others in our global society.
Rooted in Catholicism, Rosemont welcomes all faiths and is guided by the principles of Cornelia Connelly and the Society of the Holy Child Jesus to meet the needs of the time. Rosemont College values Trust in and reverence for the dignity of each person; Diversity with a commitment to building an international community; Persistence and courage in promoting justice with compassion; Care for the Earth as our common home.
Program Values: In alignment with the mission statement of our institution, the Graduate Counseling Program emphasizes the following values: Openness and Engagement with Students, Diversity of Thought, Respect towards Others. Equity for All People, and Perseverance in Creating Positive Change.
SUMMARY: Rosemont College seeks a broad range of diverse candidates to fulfill part-time faculty positions within our Master of Arts in Counseling Program. Responsibilities for the position include graduate-level instruction of coursework at one of our two campus locations: Cedar Crest College Campus (Allentown, PA) and/or Rosemont College Campus (Rosemont, PA). In addition to fulfilling teaching responsibilities, you will be invited to join monthly department meetings, participate in various program committees (i.e., admissions review committee), function as a mentor for current students, provide feedback on coursework for program evaluation, assess students on their professional dispositions, and engage in professional development opportunities.
Part-time faculty members are asked to work collaboratively with members of the Graduate Counseling Program to facilitate meaningful and engaging coursework/relationships for/with students. Consultation and collaboration among fellow part-time and full-time faculty members is emphasized to cultivate a positive work environment that supports the development of all counselor educators.
Part-time faculty members regularly communicate with the Academic Unit Leader of the Graduate Counseling Program to process their experiences with students for assigned coursework and ensure you have access to the appropriate resources to meet our shared expectations of effective planning and instruction.
Part-time faculty members are assigned to coursework on a semester-by semester basis, as appointed by the Academic Unit Leader of the Graduate Counseling Program. Our coursework is structured within 13-week semester formats during the Fall and Spring as well as both 12-week and 6-week formats during Summer Semesters. Rosemont College is seeking to employ part-time faculty members for the upcoming Summer 2021 Semesters and beyond. We wish to identify individuals that are passionate about counseling and understand modern-day obstacles and their connection to the field of counseling. Application to modern-day issues is imperative for the continued growth of our students as our society continues to evolve and challenge systemic issues. We wish to provide opportunities for part-time faculty members to instruct a variety of coursework that suits their area(s) of expertise and build a cohesive departmental unit.
SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE*
- Instruct weekly coursework within the Graduate Counseling Program
- Provide weekly office hours to students assigned to coursework
- Maintain appropriate licensure and credentialing within area(s) of expertise related to the counseling profession
- Submit academic and professional scores for each student at the conclusion of every semester
- Participate in monthly department meetings for programmatic updates and information
- Suggest feedback on course structure in alignment with national accreditation standards in counseling (CACREP)
- Demonstrate a willingness to engage in committee membership outside of course responsibilities
- Develop growth fostering relationships with students to help students create their own professional identity
- Collaborate with fellow faculty members within the program for support and networking purposes
- Regularly communicate with the Director of the Graduate Counseling Program on student issues and potential resources for support
- Undertake additional duties as requested by the Academic Unit Leader of the Graduate Counseling Program
* PLEASE NOTE: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibility that are required of the employee for this job.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Quality understanding of adult learning theory
- Cultural sensitivity to diverse populations
- Knowledge and experience with face-to-face and virtual course formats
- Awareness of the needs of the adult learner
- Confidence to work autonomously but seek support when needed
- Openness and willingness to request, receive, and provide constructive feedback
- Strong writing skills for higher education communication
- Excellent oral communication skills
- Ability to comfortably speak to large groups
- Strong organizational skills
- Time management skills
- Ability to interact effectively and professionally with colleagues
- Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, OneDrive, and Student Learning Platform (i.e. Blackboard, Canvas, etc.)
- Master’s Degree in Counseling (or a related graduate degree)
- Professional experience within the counseling field
- Membership in professional counseling organizations (i.e., ACA, ASCA, ACES, SAIGE)
- Experience with adult learners of diverse backgrounds
- Knowledge of the Pennsylvania professional counselor license processes (LPC)
- Knowledge of CACREP accreditation standards
- Familiarity with regional practitioners and related industry organizations
- Knowledge of the program’s expectations, requirements, and evaluation procedures for students
- Demonstrated experience with personal computer, data, document, and academic records management
- Master’s Degree in Counseling from a CACREP accredited institution
- Licensure in professional counseling
- Nationally Certified Counselor credentialing through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
- Credentialing in area(s) of expertise (i.e. CAADC, CCTP)
- Experience teaching various course formats (i.e. face-to-face, synchronous, asynchronous)
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