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Program Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Apply now Posting Number: 493245
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Faculty

Position Title:

Program Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling


School of Social & Behavioral Science -  Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Job Summary:

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program and psychology department in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Marist College invites applications for one tenure track or term position to begin the fall of 2023. Rank is negotiable.

This position is for the program director and core faculty member in the MA CMHC program. The counselor educator will teach courses in both the graduate and undergraduate programs, but with an emphasis on graduate teaching. The MA CMHC program is an independent classroom-based program housed within the psychology department. Graduate courses are offered in the evenings.

The program director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the MA CMHC program. This includes scheduling courses for the MA CMHC program, hiring faculty for the program when needed, and convening meetings with the core CMHC faculty. We have created a program that is based on CACREP standards, and the program director will be expected to complete the process of applying for CACREP accreditation.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision by spring of 2023 is required.  License-eligible or licensed in NY State as a Mental Health Counselor.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee day to day operations of the MA CMHC program
  • Support compliance of CACREP standards
  • Hire and supervise part time faculty as needed
  • Teach a reduced load to allow for administrative tasks
  • Manage process for admission to the program in cooperation with the Admissions department
  • Provide input and recommendations regarding budget
  • Academic advising of students
  • Participate in counseling program and psychology department activities
  • Engage in professional development and/or active scholarship


Preferred Qualifications:

College level teaching experience is preferred.  A doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP accredited program is preferred, but not required.  Experience with CACREP standards and accreditation procedures is also preferred.

Required Application Documents:

Letter of application
Curriculum vitae
Names and contact information for three professional references

About the Department:

The CMHC program is an independent program housed within the psychology department, under the umbrella of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Each year, approximately 30 graduate students are enrolled in our 2- and 3-year program tracks.

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is committed to advancing a diverse, equitable and inclusive climate. The School has taken leadership in several social justice initiatives, including Creating an Inclusive Community dialogues, the Marist Center for Social Justice Research, and the Marist College Diversity Leadership Institute.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit

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Work Schedule:

Time as required for teaching.


Marist College Main Campus

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