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Thursday, September 15, 2016

FGCU Position Opening: Clinical Experience and Accreditation Coordinator



Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU - http://fgcu.edu), the home of “Dunk City” is announcing  an opportunity for a Clinical Experience and Accreditation Coordinator to support master’s programs in School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the Department of Counseling within the College of Health Professions and Social Work (http://fgcu.edu/chpsw).  The position will be available to be appointed with a start date as soon as practicable thereafter.  The salary for the position is negotiable.  This is permanent position classified as A & P (Administration and Professional) for 12 months and eligible for all University benefits that include annual and sick leave, health and related coverages available, and participation in University retirement options. 

Individuals who apply must have a minimum of a master’s degree, preferably in counseling, or a related field (as examples, social work or education) although all candidates with a master’s degree and relevant experience in higher education, community agencies or business are welcome to apply and be considered for the position.  Candidates with relevant experience in coordinating academic or community programs, working with students or interns as well as developing and maintaining data required for accreditation and program approval reporting are preferred. 

About the Department of Counseling
The Department of Counseling (http://fgcu.edu/) is a recently formed and dynamic unit with programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and in School Counseling (for both certified teachers and those new to the teaching profession.)  As one of five academic units within the College of Health Professions and Social Work, Counseling offers an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and an MA in School Counseling.  All programs are CACREP accredited and programs preparing School Counselors enjoy Florida DOE approval.  Moreover, the School Counseling programs are accredited by CAEP through FGCU’s College of Education.  The Department of Counseling has started to expand its course and array of offerings by adding certificate programs and plans to add additional professional development and counseling related degrees in the next five years.  Faculty in the Department offer expertise in the following areas: clinical mental health and school counseling, accountability, technology in counseling, legal and ethical applications, marriage and family counseling, sexuality, working with persons in crisis, clinical supervision, and a variety of therapeutic/intervention modalities.

About Florida Gulf Coast University
A vibrant and growing public institution situated within 760 acres of beautiful preserve in Southwest Florida, FGCU is a young university that values innovation and the pursuit of academic excellence.  At the core of its overall mission, FGCU practices and promotes environmental sustainability, cultivates civic engagement and community partnerships, and provides a rich environment for teaching, research, and scholarship.  With its innovative programs, technology friendly campus, and outstanding faculty FGCU is one of the most exciting educational environments in America serving almost 15,000 students. FGCU is a member of the State University System of Florida.

Responsibilities Include:
The successful candidate will work with school districts and community agencies to develop and maintain relationships and agreements for students to complete field experiences (practica and internships) at appropriate professional sites. Coordination of the application and placement process will include maintaining a current listing of available sites, interviewing students to plan for potential placements, troubleshooting issues as they arise, coordinating with faculty about student performance issues and site requirements, coordinating annual student intern orientation and site supervisor training, and maintaining records of student field experience hours and sites.  The Department is in the process of transitioning to an electronic, on line field experience management system and the successful candidate will help implement and manage that system (through LiveText.)  The remainder of the Coordinator’s time will be spent in assuring that data is collected and maintained for periodic accreditation and program approval activities, assisting in the preparation of required University, CACREP and Florida DOE annual reporting, and generally participating in Department committees, activities and initiatives that support the recruitment, admission, retention and graduation of highly qualified school and clinical mental health counselors. 

Qualifications:
·         A master’s degree is required and preference is for those degrees in a counseling discipline, education, or social work or a related field.
·         Certification and Knowledge of or experience with school counseling (preferred) OR
·         License as a Mental Health Counselor in Florida or its equivalent (preferred).
·         experience coordinating a program that requires relationship development and management with organizations and individuals with a preference for working with field experiences and/or advising at the University level
·         experience with program evaluation and accountability with a preference for  CACREP accreditation and/or state School Counseling program approval
·         Understanding of and commitment to issues related to diversity

Pre-application inquiries:

Madelyn L. Isaacs, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor
Department of Counseling
College of Health Professions and Social Work
Office: 285/6 Merwin Hall
Work Phone: 239-590-7785
misaacs@fgcu.edu

Application Process:
Applicants should go to https://jobs.fgcu.edu/, create an account in our Eagle Jobs system, and proceed to upload required materials of cover letter, transcripts, curriculum vitae, and list of three references. 


FGCU is an EOE, which has a commitment to cultural, racial, & ethnic communities & encourages women & minorities to apply. It is expected that successful candidates share this commitment. FGCU is governed by the sunshine laws of the State of Florida. Application packages, including additional materials submitted are subject to public review under Florida's Public Records law, shall become the property of FGCU, and cannot be returned.

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