Department Chair – Counseling at Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Department Chair – Counseling
The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, WASC-accredited institution with over 4500 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, California, Washington, D.C., Dallas) and online. As the nation’s oldest and largest graduate school devoted to psychology and related behavioral health sciences, TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities through community partnerships. Our curriculum and training opportunities prepare graduates to deliver outstanding professional services emphasizing the ability to understand and work with diverse populations.
The Department Chair is a full-time academic administrator who reports to the Campus Dean or Associate Dean and provides leadership and long-term planning in the Counseling department. The department includes Masters and Doctoral programs in Counseling. The Chair supervises faculty and administrative staff, evaluates curriculum, oversees student-oriented activities, and manages the departmental budget. The Chair works with the Dean to ensure that departmental programs are aligned with the mission and strategic goals of TCSPP. Strong leadership skills, flexibility, creative problem-solving skills and a strong commitment to the profession are essential requirements for this position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintain the quality and integrity of program curricula to reflect TCSPP standards and maintain the highest levels of accreditation
- Supervise faculty teaching, advising, committee work, and dissertation supervision within the department
- Supervise program staff
- Manage and administer the departmental budget to accomplish program goals
- Lead faculty development and support faculty scholarship
- Manage program academic assessment and evaluation processes for the Masters and Doctoral programs
- Work with the department of Student Services and Registrar to manage essential academic record functions
- Supervise the program admissions committee and enrollment team
- Develop and maintain community among faculty, staff, and students within the department
- Fulfill teaching, advising, and committee service duties as needed
- Balance program needs with institutional priorities and initiatives
- Develop an advisory board for the Department
- Create an environment for inclusive diversity
- Earned doctorate in Counseling Education with appropriate license or license eligibility
- Experience with academic accreditation and assessment
- Five to seven years of graduate teaching and advising experience
- Experience in faculty/staff development, supervision, evaluation, and academic program management
- Record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of counseling
- Experience advocating for the learning needs of diverse students and innovative teaching strategies
- Commitment to the recruitment, retention, and development of a diverse faculty body
- Excellent leadership, communication, team, and human relations skills
- Two or more years’ experience working as a mental health professional
- Experience in chairing or serving on dissertation and thesis committees
- Knowledge and/or experience with CACREP accreditation
- Experience working in a CACREP accredited institution strongly preferred.
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