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Northwestern College seeks a visionary and experienced counselor educator to serve as its program director for the online M.A. in school counseling and M.A. in clinical health counseling graduate programs. This full-time, 12-month administrative faculty role will include collaborating with college stakeholders, renewing curriculum, leading accreditation and admission efforts, and teaching within the program. Northwestern’s counseling programs prepare future counselors to serve others, anchored in the belief that all humans hold inherent value and dignity because they are created in the image of God.
Location: Remote considered, on-campus preferred.
Earned doctorate in counseling education from a CACREP-accredited program
Licensed or eligible to achieve licensure in school counseling or clinical mental health counseling in Iowa
Successful teaching experience in a graduate-level counseling education program
Successful clinical experience as a licensed professional counselor
Experience as a school counselor or clinical mental health counselor
Experience leading or participating in CACREP accreditation efforts
Demonstrated effective leadership experience in clinical practice or higher education
Experience teaching in a hybrid or online environment
Evidence of proven multidisciplinary collaboration across departments or agencies
Entrepreneurial, strategic and visionary thinker
The candidate will exhibit a love of Christ and an embrace of the Gospel, and support the college’s mission as expressed in our Statement of Christian Identity, Vision for Learning and Vision for Diversity. Northwestern identifies as Reformed in commitment, evangelical in engagement and ecumenical in spirit. We view these Christian theological perspectives as complementary and draw from the strengths of each perspective in fulfilling our mission. We seek faculty invested in teaching, a program of scholarly activity, and the mission of excellence in the liberal arts, as a vital expression of commitment to Christ’s redemptive work in the world. Accordingly, Northwestern College seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.
Northwestern College is a Christian academic community engaging students in courageous and faithful learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God’s redeeming work in the world. That’s our heritage. That’s our mission.
Northwestern College values diversity and is committed to providing a Christian liberal arts education in the context of a diverse community of learners. That commitment finds expression in numerous ways.
A multicultural community
Northwestern's student body includes students from 20 different countries. Among our faculty and staff are individuals from Afghanistan, Argentina, Canada, South Korea and Taiwan. A number of faculty and staff have lived, studied or served in more than 30 countries, including Argentina, Bahrain, China, Ecuador, Greece, Indonesia, Oman, Romania, South Africa, Spain and Thailand.
Bridge Scholarships for students from underrepresented populations
Scholarships of $2,500 are available to students from historically underrepresented populations who are accepted into Northwestern's Bridge Scholars program.
Global learning and living
Northwestern offers semester-long study abroad programs in Oman, Romania and... dozens of other countries around the globe.
Spring Service Project trips offered each March give students cross-cultural experiences in the United States and at several international sites (The Covid19 virus limited our program's international travel. Please contact Northwestern College if you would like to learn more about global learning and living.)
Northwestern's Summer of Service program gives students the opportunity to spend up to 10 weeks serving in an overseas hospital, school, refugee camp or other missions setting.
A 10-member team of faculty, staff and students promotes the biblical values of intercultural competence and racial reconciliation. The committee works to strengthen multicultural education and awareness through student programs, curriculum development, diversity training, and campus-wide structural change. It also supports the recruitment and retention of an ethnically diverse faculty, staff, Board of Trustees and student body.
Vision for Diversity
Guided by the biblical narrative of creation, fall, redemption and restoration, Northwestern College strives to pursue God’s redeeming work in the world by courageously and faithfully engaging the fullness of our similarities and differences in our learning and living together.
We embrace diversity in God’s creation,
valuing each person as created in the image of the triune God and thus intended for community
respecting the complexity of human identities
recognizing human differences as central to an education that fosters critical thinking, empathy and dialogue.
We lament human brokenness,
grieving out thoughts, words and actions that diminish, caricature or isolate one another
confessing our failure to hear and respond to marginalized voices on campus and in the world
recognizing our past and current participation in unjust social systems
repenting from any form of dehumanization that distorts God’s creation.
We reconcile with one another,
bridging divisions that separate people from one another and from God
partaking in courageous conversations where varied perspectives are welcome
challenging unjust systems of power, privilege, and oppression
building and sustaining social structures that foster the common good.
We embody shalom,
anticipating restored creation, where people from every nation, tribe and language worship God and live in harmony
pursuing human flourishing in our relationships, curriculum, staffing, resource allocation and corporate actions
affirming that all things hold together in Christ, to the glory of God.