Employment Opportunities

Current Openings:

Part-time AT Program faculty position – 15 hours per week

About Adler Graduate School

Located in the Twin Cities metro area, Adler Graduate School offers master’s degrees and certificates in counseling and psychotherapy. It is a well-respected graduate institution educating and training mental health practitioners. At its core remains the Adlerian philosophy of encouragement, open-mindedness, and mutual support to advance the public interest. Visit www.alfredadler.edu for more information.

Vision Statement

“The Adler Graduate School will be a leader in empowering and developing mental health and human service professionals to transform society through social interest in action.”

Mission Statement

“Preparing mental health and human service professionals with a strong Adlerian foundation to foster encouragement, collaboration, and a sense of belonging to the individuals, families, and the culturally diverse communities they serve.”
JOB TITLE: Part-time AT Program faculty position
 
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The role for the part-time faculty position is to assist in supporting Program Chair, Field Experience Coordinator, and adjunct faculty to help fulfill the mission of the program and the school. Additionally, their role will include engaging with students and community partners though the art therapy studio. This role would provide the program with the flexibility to meet address both program and student needs and support program sustainability and growth.  In addition to these roles the faculty member would have opportunities to teach academic and/or supervision group courses at the adjunct level.​

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to AT Program Chair

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: N/A

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Participate in applicant interviews and art portfolio reviews 
  2. Student academic and portfolio advising and reviews 
  3. Oversee the AT studio: Maintain established community partnerships, supervise student interns that are participating in these partnerships. Identify new partnerships. 
  4. Support grant writing 
  5.  Conduct field experience site visits 
  6. Participate in program evaluation and review

The job holder must demonstrate competencies applicable to the current job position.

EDUCATION:

  • Master’s-level degree in Art Therapy and status as a Registered Art Therapist.
  • LMFT or LPCC licensure

EXPERIENCE:

  • Approved supervisor state from either/or both MNMFTB and MNBBHT.  Experience with providing art therapy services in a clinical or community setting, and teaching experience is preferred.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND ABILITIES:

An individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily to successfully carry out this job.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions

  • Commitment to current best practices and unyielding ethical practices.
  • Commitment to increasing diversity within the organization and to working with an increasingly diverse academic community and community at-large.
  • Commitment to community engagement/service.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and set priorities.
  • Ability to work effectively with students, alumni, faculty, staff, Board of Directors, and organization in the external community.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Thorough command of best practices as they concern the Art Therapy field.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to ethics to guide practice as it concerns the Art Therapy field.
  • Understanding of issues and trends characterizing the Art Therapy field.

SKILLS:

  • Communication skills
  • Technological proficiency
  • Administrative/coordination skills
  • Program development skills
  • Public speaking skills
  • Program evaluation/assessment skills
  • Program planning/budgeting skills
  • Supervisory/performance review skills
  • Ability to identify/articulate vision for future – as it concerns the Art Therapy field
  • Ability to serve as community ambassador for the Art Therapy Program and Art Therapy Service Center

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical requirements include stooping, stretching, bending and ability to sit and stand for an hour at a time. 
  • Manual dexterity and visual acuity needed to operate normal office equipment such as a computer, telephone and copier. 
  • Ability to lift/push/transport/move ten pounds and to talk and hear.

ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work is performed in an indoor educational environment and involves frequent contact with students, alumni, faculty, staff and the public.   There is a moderate level of noise.

This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

Adler Graduate School (AGS) provides employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, military service, veteran status, genetic information, union membership, creed, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation or expression, status with regards to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission, use of lawful consumable products. We will not request or require a genetic test or collect or use any protected genetic information from any employee or applicant in connection with employment-related decisions or any other status protected by law.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, selection, job assignment, promotion, discipline, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, access to benefits, leaves of absences, and training. If you have a question or concern about any type of discrimination in the workplace, you are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of your immediate supervisor or the Human Resources Department. You can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Qualified candidates are to send their cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, original transcripts for a terminal degree, and contact information for three [3] professional references to:

Adler Graduate School

Allison Zapata

Human Resources Administrator

Allison.Zapata@Alfredadler.edu

Full-Time Faculty Member

Vision Statement

“The Adler Graduate School will be a leader in empowering and developing mental health professionals to transform society through social interest in action.”

Mission Statement

Preparing mental health and human services professionals with a strong Adlerian foundation to foster encouragement, collaboration, and a sense of belonging to the individuals, families, and the culturally diverse communities they serve.”

Position Title: Assistant (or Associate) Professor

General Statement of Duties: The faculty member will be part of a team of counselor educators who emphasize the practice of Adlerian Psychology, fostering encouragement and collaboration, guided by social interest within the student body and the community. This is a full time continuous 12-month position that includes teaching, academic advising, engagement in scholarship and service, and participation in the management of Adler Graduate School through shared governance. Faculty are responsible for program development, implementation, and evaluation to meet professional standards and fulfill the mission of AGS.

Qualifications include:

  • A doctoral degree from a counselor education and supervision program, preferably from a CACREP accredited program; or
  • A doctoral degree in a related field (e.g., Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Marriage, and Family) AND employment as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for at least one full academic year before July 1, 2013; and Professional school counseling and/or clinical licensure, with eligibility for licensure in the state of Minnesota.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Show strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.
  • Be relationally oriented, with professional experience in school counseling and clinical counseling. 
  • Have experience in teaching and clinical supervision of counselors-in-training. 
  • Have a strong understanding of the CACREP standards and policies. 
  • Have experience with serving and developing diverse adult learners. 
  • Have experience with versatile instruction methods, including traditional, hybrid, and online formats. 

Adler Graduate School (AGS) provides employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, military service, veteran status, genetic information, union membership, creed, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation or expression, status with regards to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission, use of lawful consumable products. We will not request or require a genetic test or collect or use any protected genetic information from any employee or applicant in connection with employment-related decisions or any other status protected by law.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, selection, job assignment, promotion, discipline, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, access to benefits, leaves of absences, and training. If you have a question or concern about any type of discrimination in the workplace, you are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of your immediate supervisor or the Human Resources Department. You can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Have at least a basic understanding of Adlerian psychology and be willing to further develop this competence. Applicants must give evidence of identification with the counseling profession through memberships, credentials, professional development, service, and scholarly activities. Qualified candidates are to send their cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, original transcripts for a terminal degree, and contact information for three [3] professional references to:

Adler Graduate School

Allison Zapata

Human Resources Administrator

Allison.Zapata@Alfredadler.edu

Member, of AGS Board of Directors

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES The Board will support the work of Adler Graduate School (AGS) and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the AGS President, the relationship between the AGS President and Board is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.

Responsibilities:

Leadership, governance and oversight

• Serving as a trusted advisor to the President as s/he develops and implements AGS’s strategic plan

• Overseeing organizational integrity • Reviewing outcomes and metrics for evaluating the organization’s impact, and regularly measuring its performance; 

• Oversight to ensure long term financial sustainability including approving AGS’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all legal and fiduciary responsibilities

• Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the President

• Representing AGS to stakeholders, and acting as an ambassador for the organization

 

Board Engagement

• Participating on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments as needed

• Understanding of mission, vision, key stakeholders (how we serve them and the value it provides)

• Willingness to learn/understand the field of higher education and mental health

• Ensuring AGS’s commitment to a diverse board student body and staff that reflects the communities it serves

• Assisting the President and Board Chair to identify and recruit other Board Members

• Actively participating in Board meetings including reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings

 

Fundraising

AGS Board Members will consider AGS a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. AGS expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.

 

Board terms/participation

AGS’s Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held 10 times per year and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about AGS’s mission and who has a leadership track record. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, higher education, mental health, the nonprofit sector or other related area. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other wellqualified, high-performing Board Members.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

• Extensive professional experience with significant leadership accomplishments in business, education, psychology, non-profit or other needed fields.

• Passion for the mission of AGS, to contribute to the board and committee, and give time needed on a longer term basis (i.e. 5 years)

• Financially committed – willing to contribute • Strategic and critical thinking – long term and short term. Data-based decision making, ability to set and see methods of implementation

• Sense of inquiry and curiosity

• Collaborative yet assertive

• Team player

• Thoughts provoking yet insightful

• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of AGS’s beneficiaries

Service on AGS’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.

 

This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

Adler Graduate School (AGS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, familial status, public assistance, or local human rights commission activity in employment of faculty or staff, admission or treatment of students, or operation of educational programs and activities. AGS is committed to providing equal education and employment opportunities in accordance with all applicable Federal and State laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Interested people in the Board of Directors position, please e-mail Jan Austad, Vice Chair of the Board, with a letter of intent and resume to jan.austad@alfredadler.edu. Should individuals have questions regarding the position, please reach out to Jan Austad at the email address listed above.


Faculty Positions, Full-Time and Adjunct 

Master of Arts degree programs; Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy with specialties in Clinical Mental Health, Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling and Co-occurring Disorders.  Graduate degree from a CACREP institution preferred with LPCC, LMFT, or LADC licensure or eligibility for licensure in Minnesota.    

Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree from a counselor education program, preferably from a CACREP accredited program or;
  • A doctoral degree in a related field (e.g., Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Marriage, and Family) AND employment as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for at least a full academic year BEFORE July 1, 2013.
  • Professional clinical licensure or eligibility for licensure in Minnesota.

Complete Application


CMHC, COD, and MCFC Field Experience Faculty Members Needed

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • MA or MS
  • Hold a current professional license (i.e. LICSW, LMFT, LPCC, or LP)
  • At least two years of post-licensure experience

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

  • Board-approved supervisor

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical requirements include the ability to sit and stand for an hour at a time, walk, reach, bend, stoop, stretch, lift, push, transport, and move up to 10 pounds and to talk and hear.
  • Manual dexterity and visual acuity needed to operate normal office equipment, such as a computer, telephone, and copier.  Specific vision abilities include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus. 

ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work is performed in an indoor educational environment and involves frequent contact with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the public.   There is a moderate level of noise.
  • Some weekend and evening hours may be required

This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

Adler Graduate School (AGS) provides employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, military service, veteran status, genetic information, union membership, creed, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation or expression, status with regards to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission, use of lawful consumable products. We will not request or require a genetic test or collect or use any protected genetic information from any employee or applicant in connection with employment-related decisions or any other status protected by law.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, selection, job assignment, promotion, discipline, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, access to benefits, leaves of absences, and training. If you have a question or concern about any type of discrimination in the workplace, you are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of your immediate supervisor or the Human Resources Department. You can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Interested candidates should email a Cover Letter, Resume or CV, and three Professional References to Allison Zapata, HR and Executive Assistant at Allison.zapata@alfredadler.edu


Complete Application  

Interested in future employment with Adler Graduate School? 

We keep applications on file for future positions! Fill out our Job Application and feel free to complete our Equal Opportunity Employment Survey. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Allison Zapata, HR Administrator, at allison.zapata@alfredadler.edu.