Director, Field Experience of AUNY Programs

Alfred University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 10, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Graduate & Continuing Studies at Alfred University is delighted to announce a search for Director of Field Experiences for our New York City-based programs in school and mental health counseling, beginning April 2022.


The Director of Field Experiences will assist the Dean in oversight of field experiences of the Alfred University graduate school counseling and mental health counseling program. This includes required practicum and internship experiences for master's degree and advanced certificate students. Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Assisting students in identifying appropriate practicum and internship placements.
  • Developing new school counseling and mental health counseling practicum and internship sites that will meet program training needs.
  • Conducting visits of new mental health internship sites to determine compliance with State Education regulations (approximately 40 per year).
  • Conducting required visits of school counseling practicum sites (150 per year).
  • Tracking internship and practicum hours.
  • Overseeing school counseling field experiences regarding compliance with certification requirements.
  • Overseeing mental health counseling field experiences regarding compliance with licensing regulations.
  • Making regular phone and email contacts with field supervisors.
  • Conducting orientation programming for field experiences and exit programming for graduates.
  • Certifying completion of field experiences as part of the degree conferral process.
  • Teaching mental health counseling field experience seminars.
This is a full-time position that is necessary to provide appropriate ongoing support of existing programs. The position will be based in Brooklyn.


A minimum of a master's degree in mental health counseling, school counseling, or the equivalent, and a current active New York State license as a mental health professional, and certificate in school counseling. Appropriate mental health licenses include LMHC, LCSW, LCSW-R, and Licensed Psychologist. However, school counseling certification is required. Knowledge of the mental health counseling field and at least 5 years of experience as a school counselor plus some mental health experience in agency or private practice settings required. The successful applicant must be familiar with Microsoft Office and capable of learning and managing specialty software used for field experience documentation and NYS certification and licensing agencies. Must be comfortable with extensive online interactions with students, faculty, administrative offices, and other stakeholders. Excellent trouble shooting and conflict resolutions skills, as well as the capacity to work independently and be self-directed are essential to this position. This is a 12- month position.


AUNY is the external program division of Alfred University's School of Graduate & Continuing Studies (SGCS). Currently, AUNY enrolls approximately 450 students in four graduate programs located in Brooklyn, Westchester County, and Oceanside, Long Island, the largest of which are master's programs in school counseling and mental health counseling, and an advance certificate bridge program in mental health counseling. An additional 40 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education programs located in Corning, New York. The third division of SGCS is the Campus Graduate Programs, which includes programs in School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, School Psychology, College Student Development and Education.


Founded in 1836, Alfred University is a private institution, the first co-educational college in the United States where women and men were offered the same academic programs. Alfred's enrollment includes approximately 1,600 full-time undergraduate, 150 full-time graduate students, and 500 part-time graduate students. More than 50 academic and residential buildings are found on Alfred's 232-acre campus with another 400-acres of nearby recreational land. Alfred University offers a total academic immersion experience to its students with a typical student to faculty ratio of 13:1 across our 40 undergraduate majors and programs with an average class size of 18. Alfred is comprised of the College of Business, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Division of Performing Arts, Inamori School of Engineering, School of Art & Design and the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies.


Application material must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names, titles and contact information for three professional references. The intended start date is April 15, 2022 or sooner, but applications will continue to be considered after that date until the position is filled. If you are unable to apply online, please send to: Alfred University, Human Resources, One Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY 14802. For inquiries regarding the position, please contact Dr. Jay Cerio, Dean at .

Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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