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Department:      Counseling and Psychology

About Lesley University

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 83,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.

Information on the Department:

Over the past four decades, the Division of Counseling and Psychology has established name recognition among clinicians and educators in the Northeast. This is equally true nationally among professionals engaged in holistic and trauma-sensitive approaches as well as school-based clinicians. We have established a distinct identity as a division that offers exceptional professional training for mental health clinicians and school counselors that integrates multicultural competencies, social justice perspectives, and strengths-based mind-body-spirit psychotherapies.  An essential foundation of our philosophy and curriculum is a multidisciplinary approach that integrates knowledge and practices from the related fields of counseling and psychology.  We have developed a professional identity as a program that synthesizes best practices from these related fields into a coherent training curriculum.


The Faculty Coordinator of School Programs position in the master’s degree program in Counseling and Psychology teaches and oversees the School Counseling and School and Community Programs. The successful candidate will join our thriving school counseling programs, which prepare School Counselors and School Adjustment Counselors for K-12 licensure. She/he/they will contribute broadly to the preparation of school counseling practitioners, some of which also pursue a license in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. We are seeking a colleague who is excited about collaboratively engaging in reflective practice, scholarship and wellness-oriented work. The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to a counseling practice that emphasizes social justice, partnerships between school and community, youth empowerment and socio-emotional wellness including knowledge of trauma informed interventions, restorative justice and evidence based practices in schools.


  • Teach four graduate level courses per year in Counseling and Psychology and School Counseling Specializations.
  • Coordinate and oversee school counseling programs
  • Advise, mentor and support school counseling students
  • Attendance at divisional, school, and university assemblies
  • University committee work


Must have:

  • A terminal degree (Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D. or A.B.D.) in Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education and Supervision, Counselor Education or School Counseling
  • Demonstrated school counseling expertise, knowledge and experience.
  • Familiarity with the role of school counselors and school adjustment counselors and the principles and standards guiding their professions.
  • Graduate level teaching experience
  • Demonstrated commitment and practice related to the inclusion of social justice in teaching and practice
  • Demonstrated understanding of school-based systems and approaches to counseling

Additional Information:


Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.

Those interested may find application instructions here.