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Program Director Masters of Arts in Counseling - Overland Park (ANTICIPATED)

Company: OTTAWA UNIVERSITY
Location: Shawnee Mission
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevelManagementJob LocationOverland Park, KS - Adult Professional and Graduate Studies - Overland Park, KSPosition TypeFull TimeEducation LevelEarned Doctorate RequiredTravel PercentageYes driving will be part of the regular Job CategoryInstruction-FacultyFounded in 1865, Ottawa University () is a not-for-profit, comprehensive university affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA. The University's traditional campuses are located in Ottawa, Kansas and Surprise, Arizona. In addition to the traditional campuses, Ottawa University offers innovative, flexible adult education programs for both the bachelors and graduate level at its campuses located within the United States and through online degree programs throughout the U.S. Ottawa University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.Building on its foundation as a Christ-inspired community of grace and open inquiry, Ottawa University prepares professional and liberal arts graduates for lifetimes of personal significance, vocational fulfillment, and service to God and humanity. The University's Code of Conduct and Ethics interprets this mission as it applies to the everyday decisions, behaviors and actions of those within the community. All members of the Ottawa University Community are responsible for sustaining the highest ethical standards of the University, and of the broader communities in which it functions. Ottawa University celebrates and prizes the diversity of its students, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees. In keeping with its Mission Statement, the University is called to actively foster an environment of awareness, appreciation, and intentional inclusivity. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage them to apply.A completed Application for Employment is required as a part of the application process. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, CV, and the contact information for three professional references to complete the application for employment. Ottawa University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in recruitment or employment on the basis of race, age, sex, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.Position DetailOttawa University (est. 1865), one of the oldest private liberal arts universities in the United States, seeks a Founding Director for its Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) Program, located in Overland Park, Kansas. This program will be an expansion of Ottawa University's MAC program in Phoenix, Arizona. The University invites applications for a full-time faculty/program Director position. Candidates must have a Doctorate in Counseling and 3-5 years of teaching and academic program leadership experience. Successful candidates will have related professional or academic preparation in one or more areas found in Ottawa University's graduate-level Counseling concentrations, including Addictions Counseling, Christian Counseling, Expressive Arts Therapy, Gerocounseling, and theTreatment of Trauma, as well as Abuse and Deprivation. The MAC graduate program will be taught in blended online and ground format, designed around practical application and mentoring. The founding Director will be required to complete all planning and development initiatives that are necessary to build the new Counseling program on the Overland Park campus of Ottawa University, in cooperation with Ottawa's Phoenix, Arizona Counseling program. Responsibilities:Defining and developing initial program standards, curriculum, policies and proceduresLeading faculty recruitment and ongoing program growth and development Advocating scholarship and intellectual engagement (faculty and students)Managing program financial and material resources Planning and leading Counseling workforce development Teach counseling graduate courses Develop and supervise internships and practicums Develop and maintain an active professional development agenda and lead program community relationsActively participate in student recruitment and retention, marketing, program-related networking, and inter-University Counseling Program administrative activities Contribute to the mission of Ottawa University through performance, service to the University's community, and membership on committeesQualifications: Ottawa University seeks a motivated, dynamic, and highly organized leader. The Director must have a clear understanding of contemporary Counseling issues and accreditation/regulatory requirements that influence Counselor education. In addition, the Director must recognize and appreciate the demands of high-quality adult and traditional higher education, and be dedicated to aggressive online academic program development and expansion, as well as institute effective strategies for enrollment growth. Minimum qualifications include:Doctorate in CounselingLicensed or license eligible in the State of Kansas 3-5 years of teaching, academic program leadership, and academic program developmentCommitment to the mission of Ottawa University and exhibit evidence of intercultural competencies Ability to demonstrate teaching excellence and online instruction ability Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. In your application, please provide: Preliminary "Plan of Action" to identify your top priorities for the initial 90 days as a founding director of the expansion campus Plans to meet Kansas Behavioral board members and/or become familiar with the board and licensure lawYour potential plans for networking, recruitment, and marketing

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