Program Director, M.A. in Counseling programs

Iowa, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 02, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Northwestern College (Iowa) seeks a visionary and experienced counselor educator to serve as its founding program director for the new online M.A. in school counseling and M.A. in clinical health counseling graduate programs. This full-time, 10- or 12-month administrative faculty position will be instrumental in the development of counselor education at Northwestern. The successful candidate will cast a vision for the programs, collaborate with college stakeholders, develop curriculum, establish program policies, lead accreditation and admission efforts, assist in hiring counseling faculty, and teach within the program. The college is committed to fully resourcing a program that prepares 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.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Counseling Education from a CACREP-accredited college or university
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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 IdentityVision for Learning and Vision for Diversity. Northwestern College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. 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.

Apply online below and send a letter of interest in which you:

(1) describe your teaching experience and

(2) scholarly trajectory, and

(3) discuss how the following statements would inform and shape your teaching, scholarship and administration: our Statement of Christian IdentityVision for Learning and Vision for Diversity

Include a current curriculum vitae/resume and send to

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