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The faculty person is primarily responsible for teaching eight 7-week courses online. He/she will have 3 units of release time to perform designated administrative functions for developing the counseling program. Periodically, various programmatic activities related to the Townsend Institute and Concordia University may be assigned.
Faculty are appointed by the Provost in consultation with the University President, the Dean of the School of Professional Studies and the Executive Director of the Townsend Institute
Reports to Executive Director (ED) and Director of the Counseling Program (DCP) of the Townsend Institute
Dean of the School of Professional Studies (DSPP)
Director of Curriculum and Assessment of the Townsend Program (DCA)
Program Academic Advisor (PAA)
Program Assistant (PA)
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
The following are the minimum requirements for this position:
A terminal degree in Counselor Education (EDD or PhD).
Licensure in Mental Health Counseling or Licensed Professional Counselor with a minimum of 5 years of clinical experience
Understanding and experience in using the Townsend model in a clinical setting
A faculty member in good standing for a minimum of 3 years or commensurate level of experience in a clinical or business/non-profit setting may be acceptable
Responsibilities involve but are not limited to:
Teaching eight 7-week courses online which involves regular communication with students, grading assignments within a reasonable timeframe, collaborating with the academic counselor for students struggling academically, participating in the evaluation of the course, recommending curriculum improvements, and be a resource to students regarding issues with technology, curriculum or other student concerns. He/she will collaborate with the PAA when appropriate.
Attend and assist in coordination of the bi-annual Kick-Off Conferences for the MA Counseling Program under the direction of the ED.
Periodically attend graduation ceremonies in May and December and the Faculty Retreat in August.
Assists with improving course content and online delivery of the counseling program with the ED, DCP and DCA.
Is available to the DCP and DCA as they lead the CACREP Accreditation self-study and preparation for the site visit to ensure accreditation of the program before the first graduating class in May 2019.
With the ED, DCP and DCA assist and ensure all program components are aligned to the Townsend Institute and University's mission, as well as appropriate WUSCUS (accrediting body for Western states) standards.
Assists in evaluation of courses taught with the DCA and recommend curriculum improvements.
Use 3 units of release time for two of the following or other passions you have that will advance the mission and vision of the Townsend Institute and Concordia University:
Collaborates with the ED and Graduate Admissions office in developing relationships with undergraduate psychology faculty at member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities to recruit their students to the counseling program.
Coordinate retention services for students and monitor students' continuation in the program, especially during the registration periods, in collaboration with the PAA, DCP and ED
Develop a strong relationship with graduates (i.e. counseling alumni) and coordinate communication and additional resources for their continued success and connection with the Townsend Institute. Collaborate and coordinate these activities with the Alumni office.
Research that contributes to the development of the counseling program curriculum.
Review all marketing materials to make sure it is up-to-date and relevant to potential students.
Develop a "best practices" document for online faculty.
LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Exemplify the Christian philosophy stated in Concordia University's mission statement in all aspects of day-to-day duties and responsibilities assigned to this position
Communicate with warmth, understanding, vulnerability and helpfulness when interacting with students, staff, faculty, and/or the general public
Develop and maintain positive relationships, sensing others' emotions and actively interested in their concerns
Collaborate with the team and other departments in carrying out the program
Exhibit a cheerful, optimistic, loyal, team-member attitude toward the purposes, programs, policies, and goals of the university
Directly and in a timely manner communicate conflict and/or different perspectives and opinions to others. Know how to resolve conflict and disagreement that maintain a health relationship.
Find creative win-win solutions for students, faculty, other University departments and/or the general public
Recognize and give priority to the needs of students, faculty, other University departments and/or the general public
Take initiative with a readiness to act and create and seize opportunities
Adaptable and flexible to changing situations, overcoming obstacles and last minute changes
Drive to improve performance in self, team and programs
Initiate, manage and lead new directions when the current situation warrants change
Motivate and leads with a compelling vision that is motivating and clear
Use a wide range of engaging tactics for persuasion
Accurately aware of one's emotions and their impact on others
Accurately aware of strengths and limits
Lead with self-confidence and an engaging presence
Recognize the real issues in conversations, with departments and the overall organization with the ability to address them directly and warmly