Program Dir, Marriage & Family Therapy
Department:
Counseling and Behavioral Health

Qualifications:
•Candidate must have proven leadership capacity in higher education.
•Candidates who have proven abilities to grow and enhance innovative academic/clinical programming preferred.
•Candidate must have sound clinical knowledge of family therapy.
•Candidate must meet COAMFTE accreditation requirements, including holding a license in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation.
•Candidate must have teaching experience (graduate-level preferred) in family therapy or a related discipline, and some facility with online learning.
•Candidate must have sound organizational skills, be a strong communicator, a team player, and proficient with computers and education-related technology.
•Candidate must have aptitude to engage in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.

Education Required:
•A master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or a related field is required, a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy or related field is preferred.
•Must hold a license in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation.

Responsibilities:
The Couple and Family Therapy Program (master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy) is a unique partnership between Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) and Council for Relationships (CFR). The Program Director position is a full-time faculty position at Thomas Jefferson University with administrative responsibilities. The Director will report directly (solid-line/direct reporting*) to the Chair of Counseling and Behavioral Health Department in Jefferson’s College of Health Professions. The Director will indirectly report (dotted-line/indirect reporting**) to the CEO of the partner organization, CFR.

The Director is vested with responsibility for oversight of the curriculum, clinical training program, facilities, services, and the maintenance and enhancement of the quality of the Couple and Family Therapy program. The Director provides leadership toward the achievement of prominence and distinction in the teaching, research, and service activities of the program. The Director leads all accreditation efforts and consistently considers the program’s alignment with accreditation standards and the profession. The Director is responsible for student recruitment and retention efforts, ensures that the student experience is prioritized, and is a vital and present point of contact for students.

The Director is responsible for supervision and yearly evaluation of full-time and part-time faculty and staff (including classroom observations). The Director is responsible for curriculum oversight and innovation, including developing and sustaining efforts to strengthen existing courses/ andragogy and developing new initiatives in the program. The Director is responsible for overseeing all new proposals within the program, and coordinating University approval processes.

The Director is responsible for preparing and achieving budgets for the existing program and any new programs/initiatives, program assessment, and clinical practicum oversight. The Director leads recruitment and hiring of new faculty and staff within the program. The Director maintains a climate that is collegial and supportive, encouraging faculty and staff engagement, participation, and innovation. The Director reports directly to the Chair and works closely with the CEO of Council for Relationship and Department Chair to develop and implement a strategic vision for the program that aligns with the broader vision for the Department, College and University as well as Council for Relationships.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•Collaborates with the Department Chair on all aspects of management and administration for the program
•Participates in CFR Management Committee and other CFR staff leadership roles, and collaborates with CFR CEO on management and administration tasks related to the delivery of the clinical practicum, including staffing, budget management, delivery of the clinical practicum and student supervision, oversight of clinical cases and the Community Partnerships Initiatives
•Strengthens existing partnerships, curriculum and teaching practices, and develops new initiatives aimed at innovation and prominence
•Interacts with students, co-workers, visitors, and other individuals consistent with the values of Jefferson
•Meets the teaching, service and scholarship expectations of the faculty contract
Application Procedures:

Applicants will need to apply to the position via External Applicant Self-Service: https://recruit.jefferson.edu/
Please search for Job ID #9237695

Applicants must submit a letter of application that includes a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three references to: Wendy.gable@jefferson.edu

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
Wendy Gable
Wendy.gable@jefferson.edu
Thomas Jefferson University
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, 19144
215-951-0275