Non-Tenure-Track, Program Coordinator, Online CMHC Program

Non-Tenure-Track, Program Coordinator, Online CMHC Program

Posted: September 9, 2022
Position Code: 974

Position Overview
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program in the Department of Psychology invites applications for the non-tenure-track, open-ended faculty position of Program Coordinator in the Online CMHC program. The Program Coordinator, reporting directly to the Program Director, will have an opportunity for leadership in the implementation of our innovative, high quality, and growth-oriented new online counseling training program that launched in Fall 2022. This position is full-time and has an on-campus requirement.

Position Summary
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program at Merrimack College in the Psychology Department invites applications for the non-tenure-track open-ended faculty position of Program Coordinator in the Online CMHC program. The Program Coordinator, reporting directly to the Program Director, will have an opportunity for leadership in the implementation of our innovative, high quality, and growth-oriented new online counseling training program which launched this Fall 2022. The position is expected to maintain an on-campus, full-time presence at Merrimack College.

The faculty member will provide administrative coordination of the online CMHC program including supporting faculty recruitment, curriculum, scheduling of classes, and progress towards accreditation. They will provide leadership in student enrollment, engagement, and retention goals; and monitoring student performance while motivating, advising and mentoring students. Faculty colleague will teach 6 courses per year in the online program. The successful candidate should demonstrate experience/ ability to teach a range of courses in the counseling discipline such as but limited to Multicultural Counseling, Psychological Assessment, Substance Use and Addictions, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, and/or Research Methods and Evaluation.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative leadership for the online CMHC program.
  • Teach 6 courses per year in the online CMHC program.
  • Facilitate the implementation of a yearly review of the online CMHC program which shall serve as an annual report, to be submitted to the Program Director at the end of each academic year.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of assessment for the online CMHC program, its courses and student learning outcomes.
  • Provide timely and accurate advising to potential and current online CMHC graduate students about the academic program.
  • Coordinate faculty teaching online courses to ensure consistency of course content with stated program goals and objectives, and, where applicable, coverage of relevant national and/or disciplinary standards, competencies, and state educational regulations.
  • Collaborate with the Field Internship Coordinator(s) to identify appropriate field internship sites for the 12-month practicum and internship applied clinical training.
  • Review all online CMHC program application materials and make modifications, as needed, to ensure their appropriateness for identifying suitable candidates for the online CMHC program.
  • Assist the Program Director in identifying, making recommendations about, and participating, as needed, in the recruitment of faculty.
  • Collaborate with Meteor Learning, the Graduate Center, and colleagues across campus to promote student success and engagement, and to address any concerns that may arise relevant to the online CMHC program.
  • Any additional responsibilities as assigned by the Program Director.


Candidates must have an earned doctorate (Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.) in Counseling, Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology or a related doctoral degree. Experience as a full-time faculty for at least 3 years with experience advising and mentoring graduate students, and 3 years of experience teaching predominantly graduate courses (preferably online) in counseling education at the college-level. Additional experience in online academic program development, management, and administration is preferred. Candidates must be license eligible or hold licensure as a mental health counselor and/or a psychologist in the state of Massachusetts, in the New England region, or transferrable to the area and have a minimum of 3 years of clinical practice experience in the field. Strong verbal/written communication skills are essential. Additionally, the ability to foster an environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion is expected of all Merrimack community members.

About the Clinical Mental Health Program (On Campus and Online)
Aligned with the mission of Merrimack College, the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) represents a dynamic, innovative, and growth-oriented training program with a commitment to the principles and values of diversity, equity, social justice, advocacy and community engagement. Our on-campus and online CMHC programs maintain high-touch engagement and connectedness to meet the needs of graduate students as we prepare them to deliver quality care to culturally diverse clients, using strengths-oriented and evidenced- based interventions. Our graduates are trained to meet the growing demand for mental health counseling in a number of different settings, including outpatient centers, hospitals, colleges, human resource departments, substance abuse treatment centers, non-profits, and government agencies. With the burgeoning telecounseling mental health landscape, our CMHC program enables students to fulfill the education and degree requirements to apply for licensure primarily in Massachusetts, the New England region (e.g., NH, ME, VT, CT, and RI) and beyond.

About the School of Liberal Arts
The study of liberal arts is at the heart of Merrimack’s curriculum. The School of Liberal Arts encompasses the humanities and social sciences, each of which include a range of disciplines distinguished by their focus of inquiry and by their perspectives and methodologies. Students may choose from a wide variety of major and minor programs available through the school’s 13 departments. The School also offers master’s programs in communication, public affairs, clinical mental health counseling, spiritual direction, and spirituality.

Review of applications will begin immediately, with full consideration granted to those applications received by October 19, 2022. Subsequent review will continue on a rolling basis until qualified/suitable candidates are identified. Application materials should include the following:

  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive institution of higher learning
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references
  • This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check

Required Vaccinations and Remote Work

This is an on-campus position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community. Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Statement on Our Mission
Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Catholic and Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of
underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Catholic and Augustinian mission and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

About Merrimack College
The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 4,000 undergraduate and some 1,400 graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries. The College features more than 100 career-focused undergraduate, professional and graduate programs, all taught by exceptional faculty who are passionate about their subject and student success. The College comprises five schools: liberal arts, science and engineering, nursing and health sciences, the Winston school of education and social policy, and the Girard school of business. The College’s suburban 240-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in the towns of North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges and Universities/Larger Programs (M1) institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up in the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 34th out of 175 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2022. Merrimack also ranked 3rd in the Most Innovative Schools category. Merrimack is a NCAA Division I athletic institution.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.