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To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

The School of Education - Center for Sensory & Complex Disabilities need to hire 1 Counseling Workshop Coordinator for the Summer 2024 Transition program.

The Counseling Workshop Coordinator is an integral part of the Summer Transition Programs at The College of New Jersey. The Counseling Workshop Coordinator is a professional instructional staff member with the primary responsibilities to act as a lead facilitator for the program participants to enhance their social, educational, vocational and/or personal development. The Counseling Workshop Facilitator is responsible for planning and implementing four (4) workshops/meetings in the areas of: Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, Coping Skills, and Counseling in additional areas as deemed necessary. Workshop Coordinators should also have sensitivity to and awareness of the needs, anxieties, and frustrations of program participants as well as provide help and assistance in both group and one-on-one situations.

Our programs are referral-based and run in partnership with the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired. We currently coordinate three Transition Programs for high school students who have vision loss. All of our programs focus on preparation for employment, person-centered planning, community-based instruction, social skills, self-advocacy, independent living, and recreation and leisure skills. Our STEPS Program is for individuals with complex disabilities who are preparing for a customized employment plan after they transition from high school. The SUCCESS Program is for individuals who are looking to attend post-secondary educational programs. Our CREATE Program is a blend of both of the above programs and is designed for individuals who may need a bit of additional support or time to help them prepare for life after high school.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Create 4 workshop sessions throughout the transition 2 week program
  • Will facilitate the 4 sessions with support of other program staff
  • Determine if group or 1 to 1 breakouts will be needed per the enrollment of the the program
Required Qualifications:
  • Several Years of experience in counseling
  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree
  • Demonstrated ability to… create, develop and conduct specific workshops
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Experience with high school aged individuals
  • Guidance Counselor experience
Employer Qualifications:
  • Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background check and reference checks
About TCNJ

TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings.

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Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable finalist has been found.

In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.



The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is a highly selective institution that is consistently recognized as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. Founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, TCNJ maintains the eighth highest four-year graduation rate among all public colleges and universities. It is ranked by Money as one of the top 15 public colleges “most likely to pay off financially,” and U.S. News & World Report rates it the No. 1 public institution among regional universities in the northeast.

Known for its natural beauty, the college is situated on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township, New Jersey, in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for a wealth of degree programs offered through the college’s seven schools: Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing and Health Sciences; and Science. Five signature experiences are the hallmark of a TCNJ education. They include a personalized, collaborative, and rigorous education; undergraduate research, mentored internships, and field experiences; community engaged learning; global engagement; and leadership development.

TCNJ’s longstanding commitment to faculty-student collaboration was recognized in 2015 by the Council on Undergraduate Research, which named the college the recipient of its inaugural “Campus-wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishment.” In 2006, TCNJ was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally.

Essential to its mission, TCNJ believes in the transformative power of education to develop critical thinkers, responsible citizens, and lifelong learners and leaders. Leadership programming is offered throughout an undergraduate’s career, as well as other programs and services aimed at students’ social, emotional, career, academic, spiritual, and physical development.

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission. Our commitment to diversity is guided by our spirit of service toward our students, faculty and staff. The campus provides a multitude of cultural and social experiences that further broaden and enrich the lives of our College and community members. The College of New Jersey is proud to offer a generous benefits package that includes health, welfare, and retirement benefits for all eligible employees

We invite you to discover what TCNJ has to offer.

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