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Program Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

Hodges University
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
May 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Hodges University is a private, not-for-profit, regionally accredited university located in southwest Florida and is regionally accredited by SACSCOC and approved as a Level III institution offering associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. The University offers degrees in five Schools including Fisher School of Technology, Johnson School of Business, Nichols School of Professional Studies, School General Studies, and the School of Health Sciences.


AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:  The Program Director is responsible for the general oversight and development of faculty and curriculum for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.  The Program Director assists in handling student program inquiries, academic and career guidance to students, course scheduling, curriculum, and text review, budgeting, hiring faculty, orientation, and evaluation of faculty and faculty training. The Program Director also teaches a reduced class load.



  1. To be courteous to students at all times and service the needs of the students to prepare them for the professional world of work and participation in contemporary life.


  • To prepare and instruct classes as assigned by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

  • To post and maintain office hours in accordance with school policy.

  • To supervise Program Academic Advising to students by monitoring student course selection and the registration process.

  • To attend course selection and scheduling meetings as required and assist in course selection and scheduling of classes and instructors each semester.

  • To review program syllabi for each course within the program each semester.

  • To develop program objectives and assessment methods for program improvement.

  • To select the textbook and materials for each course offered within the program annually and submit a list of those selections to the Bookstore Manager in a timely manner.

  • To review the curriculum as needed, but at least once every three years, and provide a report including any suggested changes to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

  • To conduct department meetings with instructors, attend graduation ceremonies, and participate as directed by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

  • To participate on the Planning Council and implement the institutional effectiveness processes for effective planning and assessment of program goals and objectives, including those required by the University’s regional accreditor (SACSCOC) and the programmatic accreditor (CACREP).

  • To evaluate program faculty as needed, but at least every other year, and provide a copy of the evaluation to the Office of Academic Affairs.

  • To advise the Admissions Department of changes within the program and/or the career/profession.

  • To conduct advisory board meetings as needed, but at least once a year, and actively participate with the board.

  • To prepare a proposed budget each year for the following year and submit it to the Executive Vice President of Administration on or before May 1, or as otherwise directed.

  • To assist the Registrar with registration activities.

  • To perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, including but not limited to, committees, meetings, and public relations.

    1. To handle inquiries from prospective students and provide information and guidance.




    Candidates must have earned doctoral degrees in counselor education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program, or have related doctoral degree and have been employed as full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013.  The candidate must also be licensed in the state in which they are located.  Candidates should be familiar with the CACREP standards and have a working knowledge of how these standards serve as a guideline to course content.  Clinical practice experience in the field as well as 3 years of experience teaching predominately graduate courses in counseling education at the university level is required.



    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    1. Applicants must submit the following information to




  • Letter of interest that addresses the required qualifications.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three professional references (name, title, address, phone number, email address)
  • Unofficial transcripts.

    Hodges University

    For more information about Hodges University, please visit 

    Live and work in paradise! Hodges University is located in sunny, Ft. Myers, Florida on the southwest Florida Gulf Coast. The region is home to over 1 million year-round residents who take advantage of entertainment options as diverse as shelling on Sanibel Island or Swamp Buggy Racing in Naples, Airboat rides in the Everglades or Art Shows on Fifth Avenue, Fine dining on cuisine from all over the world or fishing for your own fresh catch, world-class golfing or Warm Mineral Springs, the Ferry to Key West or the Edison/Ford Winter estates, and the REVS Institute for Automotive Research and Historical Study or the Rodeo in Arcadia. Our economy is among the more diversified in the state and our region continues to grow.

    Hodges University is a dynamic, entrepreneurial institution of higher education that espouses the non-traditional, not just in the students we serve but in the opportunities we leverage. We offer workforce focused certificates and degrees in areas such as Clinical Healthcare, Business, Psychology, and Information Technology.  We are the region’s only federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and offer a robust English as a Second Language program – on campus, online, and in satellite locations. All of our learning environments are TEC-enabled, which means, for the majority of classes, students can pick both how and when they go to class – in person, online, or virtual – each time the class meets!

    If you’d like to join our dedicated team of professionals focused on thinking critically and creatively to deliver educational programming and support designed to efficiently develop the workforce in Southwest Florida, click here.

    Hodges University is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other protected characteristics under the law in its hiring practices.  All offers of employment conditioned on the successful completion of a background check and in some cases, a drug test.

    Hodges Annual Security report (Cleary Act Information and Policy) and Crime Stats located at  The security report describes Hodges Annual Security Plan, and the Crime Stats report lists the number and types of crimes committed on or near campus each year.

    To the extent, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is applicable to me, I hereby consent to the processing of my Personal Data as defined by the GDPR for the purposes outlined and provided for in Hodges’ policies, as amended from time to time.  I understand that in certain circumstances, I have the right to object to the processing of my Personal Data.  I further understand that I have the right to request (1) access to my Personal Data; (2) rectification of mistakes or errors and/or erasure of my Personal Data; (3) that Hodges restrict processing of my Personal Data; and (4) that Hodges provide my Personal Data upon request in a portable format. 


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