Assistant Director of the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program

The Wright Institute  |  Berkeley, CA

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Job Overview

Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director of the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program

Job Type: Administrative Counseling Services Enrollment Management/Admissions Student Affairs Administration Student Conduct
Location: Berkeley, CA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size:
Employer ID: 31116
Application Deadline: 08/08/2019

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$95,000 - $125,000
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$95,000 - $125,000
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

The Wright Institute, located in Berkeley, California, is seeking applicants for the position of assistant director for its counseling psychology program. The counseling program provides students with education and clinical skills necessary to pursue licensure in California as a marriage and family therapist (MFT) or a professional clinical counselor (LPCC). Throughout the two-year curriculum, students attend day, evening, and weekend classes. In their second year, students participate in supervised clinical training in external community mental health agencies. This graduate student population is comprised of approximately 160 students ranging in age from 21 to 65 and about 30% identify as people of color.

Position Summary

The assistant director will report to and work closely with the program director to create an academic environment that facilitates student and faculty development and success. The position is centered on community building, educational programming, mentoring, advising, and resolution of grievances and conflicts. Candidates for this position should be motivated to work directly with students. A leadership style characterized by strength, integrity, collaboration, and kindness is essential.

The assistant director will work with other departments, including admissions, field placement, institutional research, and student mentoring. Also, the assistant director will collaborate with the team that is focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Program evaluation.
  • Assessment of student learning.
  • Teaching and leading student learning experiences.
  • Recruiting, orienting, and mentoring students.
  • Resolving student grievances and conflicts.
  • Recruiting, orienting, and developing faculty.
  • Ensuring program compliance with accreditation standards and licensure requirements; curriculum oversight.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple constituencies.
  • Ability to establish rapport and trust, promote collaboration, facilitate teamwork, and build consensus.
  • A track record for valuing and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to plan and implement social, cultural, and educational activities.
  • Skills to assist in evaluating strategies, recommending changes, and analyzing results. 
  • Ability to manage sensitive, complex, and stressful situations.
  • Ability to work independently to make administrative decisions.
  • Written and oral communication skills, including writing concise reports.
  • Ability to prioritize duties when faced with interruptions, distractions, and fluctuating workload.
  • Knowledge of issues related to student retention and persistence, including issues unique to students from traditionally under-represented groups.
  • Experience teaching at the graduate level.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in education administration; counseling; psychology; marriage and family therapy; social work; student affairs, or a related field.
  • Prior leadership role in an academic setting.
  • 3 + years of progressively responsible experience in higher education.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
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