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The Core Faculty for the M.A. Counseling Program at the Townsend Institute is responsible for teaching, mentoring, advising and collaborating in the curricular and accreditation efforts of the MA Counseling Program.
The Core Faculty for the M.A. Counseling Program is appointed by the Provost in consultation with the University President, the Dean and Associate Dean of the School of Professional Studies, and the Director of the Counseling Program.
Reports to Counseling Director
Dean and Associate Dean of the School of Professional Studies
Assistant Director of Advising
Responsibilities involve but are not limited to:
With the Director and Core Faculty and ensure all program components are aligned to the Institute and University's mission, as well as appropriate WUSCUS and CACREP standards.
Assists in student evaluation and review with the Director and core faculty.
Teach and manage courses effectively in an online environment.
Collaborates on the Program, Practicum and Internship forms and handbooks.
Represents the department on at least one university committee.
Is a member of Curriculum Committees for courses that they have expertise or teach as requested by the Director.
Assists with CACREP Accreditation preparation and site visits to ensure accreditation of the program.
Collaborates with the Graduate Admissions office in answering more detailed questions about the counseling program and participates in student admissions process.
Assists with improving course content and online delivery with the Director.
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
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
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret university procedures, general information, educational and professional publications, synodical procedures, and/or governmental regulations
Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedure manuals
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of staff, faculty, administration, students, families, and/or the general public
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
Ability to compute rate, ratio, percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs
Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
Ability to use and understand computer software programs to efficiently carry out responsibilities.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Repetitive motions, sitting at a keyboard
May require rising and sitting repeatedly
May require climbing stairs and walking indoors or outdoors to various offices on campus.
Ability to lift, pull, grasp, stoop, and reach to utilize 5-drawer file cabinets
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.
Employees are responsible for complete cooperation with all aspects of the safety and health program, including compliance with all rules and regulations, and for continuously practicing safety while performing their duties.
This is a deployed position and reflects the national reach of the Townsend programs. A certain amount of yearly travel may be scheduled for Townsend program intensive or university faculty meetings. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
The following are the minimum requirements for this position:
A faculty member in good standing for a minimum of 5 years.
A terminal degree in Counselor Education and Supervision (EdD or PhD) from a CACREP accredited program.
Licensure in Mental Health Counseling or Licensed Professional Counselor with a minimum of 5 years of clinical experience
Ability and willingness to undergo training in the Townsend model.