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Program Coordinator for Addiction Counselor Training Certification Program (Non-tenure track faculty position)

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The review of applications will begin late August 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Program Coordinator for Addiction Counselor Training Certification Program (Non-tenure track faculty position)
Department School of Social Work
Salary Commensurate With Experience
Posting Summary

The Rutgers University School of Social Work is seeking to fill a full-time, calendar year (12-month) non-tenure track faculty position. This position is based in New Brunswick. The ACT Certificate Program’s primary goal is to educate master’s and doctoral-level clinicians who wish to prepare for licensing in their mental health profession and as addictions counselors (LCADC). Dual credentialed clinicians are in great demand in New Jersey and across the country, particularly for leadership positions in organizations that treat both mental health and substance abuse disorders.

The ACT Certificate Program provides a 6-course curriculum that covers all 5 domains and the educational hours needed for the CADC/LCADC. The program includes a supervised internship/field placement in DMHAS-approved agencies that addictions professionals need to earn the credential. Students in the program receive mentorship and preparation for the licensing exams.
The ACT Program Coordinator will report directly to the ACT Program Director and responsibilities for this position include:

• Coordinate ACT field education and placements on all campuses.
- Coordinate placements and evaluation for students at field agencies
- Assign field placements to students in a timely and efficient manner
- Teach field preparation workshops
- Teach and grade Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI)
– Resolve student field problems in a proactive and timely manner
- Attend field education and other meetings regularly and as requested

• Coordinate recruitment, training and evaluation of off-site field instructors and field placements maintaining regular and timely communication.

• Coordinate the ongoing relationship between SSW and ACT field agencies.

• Work with students to ensure LCADC requirements are met and assist with application materials.

• Represent ACT at events and presentations such as student orientation, new student open houses, and field workshops.

• Ensure that LCSW and LCADC supervisors are meeting with and approving field paperwork for students each semester.

• Coordinate with Student Affairs and other SSW units re: ACT student and programmatic issues, including but not limited to field status and academic standing.

• Review applications and assist with admission decisions for the ACT program as needed.

• Assist with course development, create and manage course shells, and other duties as assigned.

This is a non-tenure track (NTT), calendar year faculty position. In addition to the responsibilities above, the Program Coordinator will be expected to teach two courses per academic year in coordination with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and in consultation with the ACT Program Director.


Minimum Education and Experience

An MSW degree; 2) A minimum of three years of post- MSW experience; 3) licensure in New Jersey; 4) LCADC; 5) experience as a field instructor; and 6) experience teaching in a related field. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

The School of Social Work has been preparing practitioners for social work careers and conducting research in social work policy, administration and clinical practice for more than 50 years. The School serves approximately 1,600 students, offering the BASW, MSW, JD-MSW, MSW-M Div, PhD and DSW degrees. Its faculty members have significant research ties with Rutgers’ numerous free-standing nationally recognized Centers and Institutes, including the Institute for Families and five Centers within the School, and New Jersey’s medical and dental schools, as well as numerous community and governmental organizations. The climate at the School is collegial and dynamic.

Rutgers is one of the nation’s major state universities, with more than 56,000 students enrolled in 30 degree-granting units. It is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), a federation of 63 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada. Chartered in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth oldest institution of higher education in the nation (See;


Posting Details

Posting Number 17FA1263
Posting Open Date 08/14/2017
Posting Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

The review of applications will begin late August 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
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  2. List of References