Assistant Director, PhD Program, Counseling Division
General Statement of Job Function
The Assistant Director, PhD Program, Counseling Division, will oversee the day to day operations of the PhD Program under the supervision of the PhD Program Chair. This person will be responsible for creating an effectively run PhD program that will function efficiently. This individual will create and develop the procedures and structures for a brand new Counselor Education and Supervision PhD program that will grow and expand effectively and efficiently. This will include working in collaboration with Counseling Division staff including the PhD Program Chair, Associate Dean, Clinical Training Director, Counseling Administrative Director, and Personal Formation Director to develop, implement, and expand this new Denver Seminary program.
- Design and create the processes and procedures necessary to implement operations of the PhD program.
- Successfully participate as a highly effective member of the Counseling Division Operations Team working with the Counseling Division staff.
- Oversee the day to day functions of applicant interviews, personal formation processes, clinical training functions, and program processes.
- Effectively collaborate and engage with other departments, including Admissions, Educational Technology, Registrar’s office, Library staff, and MA programs staff to efficiently create and implement program components of an effective PhD program.
- Supervise the PhD Graduate Assistants in their work, assist the Personal Formation Director (PFA Direct Supervisor) in overseeing the Personal Formation Advisor, and assist the Clinical Training Director (ACTD Direct Supervisor) in overseeing the Assistant Clinical Training Director.
- Provide primary administration of the following PhD program operational systems:
1. Application process
2. Interview process
3. Internship process development
4. Program expansion
5. Personal Formation processes
6. Clinical Training processes
7. Online Program transition development
8. Counseling Student Assessment Team processes
9. Student Retention processes
10. Budgetary planning and assessment, including being a cost center manager
- MA in Counseling
- Experience with higher education programming and administration
- Experience working in management roles
- Strong team interaction skills
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
- Advanced clinical experience
- Experience in supervising clinical work
- CO License eligible
- Oversight and management of higher education programs
- Mentoring experience
- Knowledge of CACREP standards
- Extensive systems management abilities
- Operations management success
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form
- Ability to supervision operations and staff members
- Ability to manage budgets
Denver Seminary prepares men and women to engage the needs of the world with the redemptive power of the Gospel and the life-changing truth of Scripture. Through our educational programs and mentoring process, the Seminary challenges students to grow spiritually, intellectually, and professionally in order to lead God’s people in the accomplishment of His mission in the world. The position of Assistant Director, PhD Program, Counseling Division, supports this mission by:
- Creating new processes that invite students to seamlessly enroll and complete the PhD program.
- Leading PhD Candidates to be fully informed about the program including how it will lead them to impact the world with the Gospel.
- Curating the number of students influenced with a goal of 24 students per cohort each year.
- Providing consistently good customer services to our internal and external constituencies.
- A highly efficiently run PhD program
All Employees will cooperate with internal investigations (such as Title IX or workplace issues) and with any legal proceedings (administrative, licensing, or court). Employees with administrative responsibilities may have additional responsibilities for leadership and active participation with any legal proceedings involving the Seminary.
Typical Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Normal office working conditions including computer usage may require occasional standing, walking, long periods of sitting, climb stairs, balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Denver Seminary is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence in all areas of ministry and operations.
Willingness to support Denver Seminary’s vision, sign the National Association of Evangelicals Faith Statement, and abide by the Seminary’s Community Values and Behavioral Commitments is required.