Director, Master of Arts in Counseling Program / Assistant Professor of Counseling

Wisconsin, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 03, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Lakeland University is accepting applications for its next Director of the Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) Program and Assistant Professor of Counseling. The Counseling program offers accredited master's degree programs in clinical mental health counseling, higher education counseling and student affairs, and school counseling. The Director recruits, hires, mentors, and supervises MAC faculty and is responsible for reviewing and approving student applications for program admission. The Director oversees curriculum and assessment for the program and works with the Kellett School admission and advising teams to promote a consistent and effective approach to recruitment, enrollment, and retention of MAC students. As a member of the faculty, the candidate also teaches the equivalent of one course per term in the program. Lakeland's Counseling program develops professional counselors who are committed to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Lakeland University is located in Plymouth, Wisconsin, an hour north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Our Mission:

Lakeland University educates women and men of diverse backgrounds, preparing them to think critically, to communicate effectively, to succeed professionally, and to lead ethical, purposeful, and fulfilling lives.

Rooted in the values of the United Church of Christ, Lakeland integrates the liberal arts and experiential learning to develop the whole person for success in a dynamic, multi-faceted world.

General Expectations

All Lakeland staff members are expected to:

  • Demonstrate in their words and actions an appreciation for the history of Lakeland University and a commitment to its stated mission.
  • Represent unequivocally in their behavior the stated values of the University.
  • Be good stewards of the University's resources, including its personnel and the goodwill of its friends, its alumni, and local community.
  • Work collaboratively (as opposed to competitively) with their peers to meet objectives and achieve our goals.
  • Keep their supervisor appropriately informed.
  • Be forthright and honest in their communication with all members of the university community.
  • Treat all members in a manner of teamwork and respect.
  • Acts in a manner that sets the standard for service in higher education and the core principles of Lakelanders Excelling at Professionalism (LEAP) show respect, communicate and be positive.
  • Advise their supervisor concerning all matters that require their attention, including their performance.
  • Primary Responsibilities

  • Leads all areas of the MAC program, including accreditation, assessment, budgeting, course scheduling, curriculum review, faculty hiring and training, and policy development.
  • Teaches the equivalent of one course per term in the MAC program through in-person and online formats.
  • Works with internal departments and external agencies to secure and monitor student practicum and internship placements.
  • Serves as the program's liaison to Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), school districts, and other organizations.
  • Supports MAC graduate students in applying for the National Counselor Exam through a partnership with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).
  • Facilitates meetings of the MAC Advisory Board, MAC Ambassadors, and the Lakeland University Support Initiative (LUSI).
  • Works closely with admissions and academic advisors to ensure consistency in the recruitment, enrollment, and academic support of MAC students.
  • Participates in shared governance through faculty and school meetings, standing committees, and task forces.
  • Preferred Education and Training

  • Doctoral degree in Counseling or Counselor Education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program. Candidates with a related doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology) also will be considered if they have been employed as full-time faculty members in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year prior to July 1, 2013.
  • Licensure as a Professional Counselor or School Counselor.
  • Record of successful teaching in a graduate counseling program and experience supervising students in counseling practicum and internship placements.
  • Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • No or very limited physical effort is required.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Other Duties

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
  • Starting date should be no later than June 1, 2021.

    Lakeland University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorships for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

    Lakeland University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.