Director of the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

Director of the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program; Associate Professor

Full-time, Faculty

Location: Washington, DC


This position exists for the purpose of teaching graduate level courses in the areas of professional counseling and to provide administrative leadership to the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program in Washington, DC.

Candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum of an earned doctoral degree in Counselor Education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program, or have a related doctoral degree and have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013.
  • Licensed clinician in Maryland.
  • A preference of 2 years of higher educational teaching experience
  • An ability to teach a wide range of graduate professional counseling classes including but not limited to: Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice; Social and Cultural Diversity; Human Growth and Development; Career Development; Counseling and Helping Relationships; Group Counseling and Group Work; Assessment and Testing; Research and Program Evaluation.
  • A minimum of 5 years of clinical experience in the field of Mental Health counseling, with the ability to counsel others effectively, and a continued interest in engaging in clinically therapeutic relationships.
  • A positive reputation as a scholar and educator
  • A well-articulated philosophy of education
  • A demonstrated record of leadership and program administration

Candidates will need to possess the following skills:


  • A demonstrated ability and willingness to function fully and cooperatively within an institution of Biblical Christian higher education
  • Enthusiastic support for the college and departmental philosophy of education and counseling
  • A demonstrated ability and desire to mentor and assist students beyond the classroom contexts both personally and spiritually.
  • Ability to develop, review and maintain a comprehensive academic program relevant to the field of Professional Counseling within each regional context.
  • The ability to function as a team member with the administration of the college
  • The ability and demonstrated desire to grow, develop, and mature as characterized by achievement in both personal and organization matters
  • The ability to implement fairly and firmly the policies and procedures of the college
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality in handling all matters within the college

Technical Abilities

  • Budgeting skills for assisting the chairperson of the department in the preparation and submission of department budgets
  • Research ways in which the different areas of the academic program can be enhanced
  • Communication skills necessary for tasks
  • Analysis skills for analyzing academic trends and developments
  • Awareness of the various laws and ethical standards for academia and their relationship to the college
  • Effective knowledge and application of word processing and presentation platforms.
  • Experience with and practical knowledge of online course delivery platforms.

Personal Qualities – the ability to identify personal strengths, weaknesses, skills, and limitations and use this understanding profitably

  • The ability to creatively and maturely lead in the academic community of LBC
  • The ability to function as a team member among the faculty, bringing a collaborative spirit in representing the programs in counseling
  • The ability to develop and mature – characterized by a hunger for both personal and institutional growth and achievement
  • The ability to be easily approached by students and colleagues, but firm and fair in the exercise of all policies and procedures
  • A demonstrated Biblical pattern of leadership characterized by appropriate respect for and use of authority

Candidates will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Teach 6 graduate courses per calendar year (e.g. 12 months) within the CMHC program and maintain a variety of adjunct professors to support the program.
  • Adhere to the mission and administration of the entire department to provide a continuity of team leadership
  • Pursue and actively maintain CACREP accreditation for the program.
  • In coordination with the chair of the CSW Department, manage the MA in CMHC curriculum by participating in the rostering of courses
  • Revise the MA student handbooks on a yearly basis.
  • Update courses to maintain content to industry standards.
  • Collaborate with the Department Chairperson on matters pertaining to program design, professional development, and evaluation of faculty, outcomes assessment, and academic policy
  • Attend and participate in the departmental and faculty meetings and assigned subcommittees
  • Be involved in the programs to attract prospective students to the CMHC program and other CSW Dept. programs
  • Advise graduate students
  • Conduct Admission interviews
  • Partner with graduate recruitment team
  • Pursue and maintain program accreditation with designated boards
  • Review and revise curriculum as needed and decided on by the team
  • Facilitate spiritual, emotional, and academic shepherding of students
  • Continue to develop professionally through personal study, research, and attendance professional meetings
  • Seek to publish on a regular basis. This could be in various forms including journal or magazine articles and books
  • Other tasks as assigned for the enhancement of students and academic programming

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following: cover letter; resume; and spiritual testimony to Human Resources. Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

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