Assistant Dean for Department of Counseling
Lindenwood University - Saint Charles, MO

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Start Date: June 2014.

Purpose of Position:

Administrative and Academic oversight for programs and faculty within the Department of Counseling, including the Student Counseling Resource Center.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate with the Dean of the School of Education, Asst. Dean for Accreditation, and Department of Counseling faculty on all campuses to maintain approved accreditation status and develop a strategic plan for future accreditation.
  • Engage the department faculty in the development of the department strategic plan that is aligned with the Lindenwood University and School of Education strategic plan.
  • Oversee and coordinate with the Director of the Student Counseling and Resource Center (St. Charles campus) to supervise counseling interns providing counseling services at the St. Charles campus.
  • Supervise the Program Coordinator in the recruitment, intake, program planning, success monitoring, enrollment, and preparation of graduation documents of all counseling students.
  • Supervise the Department of Counseling faculty assisting the Dean for the School of Education in evaluation as appropriate.
  • Coordinate the supervision of graduate assistants and work-and-learn students.
  • Coordinate the processing of applications for Internships, coordinating the communication with site supervisors and assigning site visitations to internship and field placement sites.
  • Teach 3-6 hours of graduate level counseling courses per term (fall, spring, and summer) as needed.
  • Preside over departmental meetings and adjunct meetings (including Belleville counseling faculty) and collaborate with the off-site counseling program instructors in conjunction with the Dean and Associate Dean.
  • Attend School of Education faculty meetings, Lindenwood University faculty meetings, including Faculty Orientation Week meetings each fall.
  • Represent Lindenwood University and the department on university and community committees and boards.
  • Serve on the Missouri Counselor Educator Committee, a state-wide group sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MoDESE), attending some of the biannual meetings in addition to attending the Missouri School Counselor Association Conference.
  • Coordinate the proctoring of comprehensive (CPCE) exams on a rotating basis, which are given once per term.
  • Advise and assign advisors for counseling students.
Position Requirements:

The very successful candidate will:
  • possess a doctorate in a mental health counseling program with a license for professional counseling and school counseling certification.
  • have a minimum of two years’ experience in a leadership role. demonstrate a strong work ethic, strong familiarity of professional counseling licensure law and school counseling certification regulations.
  • demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to be a liaison between the Department of Counseling and other entities at the university and counseling community. have experience teaching in higher education.
  • be well acquainted with the ACA and the ASCA Codes of Ethics.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A successful candidate will have received masters’ or doctoral training at a CACREP institution.
  • A successful candidate will have knowledge of school counseling standards and certification processes.
  • A successful candidate will demonstrate a strong work ethic by modeling positive and optimistic expectations for the program and faculty, and will provide inspiration for both full-time and adjunct counseling faculty.
  • A successful candidate will serve as liaison between the Department of Counseling and the Dean/School of Education.
  • A successful candidate will have experience teaching masters’-level counseling courses.
  • A successful candidate will practice the highest level of personal and counseling ethics, as described in the ACA and the ASCA Codes of Ethics.
Education Requirements:

PhD in Counseling or related degree

Experience Requirements:

Minimum two years of leadership experience, a minimum of five years counseling experience

Hours/Days: Full-time.

Exempt/nonexempt status: Exempt.

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