Current Staff Openings

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.


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


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.


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 Should individuals have questions regarding the position, please reach out to Jan Austad at the email address listed above.

Building and Grounds Supervisor

Located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Adler Graduate School offers master’s degrees and certificate programs in art therapy, counseling, and human services. We are looking for the right candidate to join our team as the Building and Grounds Supervisor. Located just off Shady Oak and Hwy 62 it’s a convenient location and has a spacious and open grounds. this is an onsite position, with possibility of occasional after hours consulting in emergencies. We have a traditional 30,000 square foot facility which includes classrooms, offices, and common spaces. The grounds consist of several acres with a large outdoor wooded area. This position has potential to become a full-time member of the leadership team if the right candidate is found.

This position would be responsible for leading overall building and grounds upkeep, maintenance, project management, and specific operational efficiencies related to building and grounds maintenance.

  • HVAC and Boiler experience is required
  • Electrical and basic construction experience required
  • Ability to use tools and problem solve independently is a must
  • Demonstrated understanding of building operations with the expertise to complete projects as needed and also to manage outside vendors and suppliers.
  • Ability to work varying times of day including business hours and after hours as needed
  • Ability to communicate at a professional level
  • Trustworthy, dependable, and a strong attention to detail is essential

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, reach, bend, stoop, stretch, lift, push, transport, and carry up to 75 pounds frequently
  • Manual dexterity and visual acuity needed to operate office equipment, tools, and equipment.

We provide employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race (inclusive of traits associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture and hair styles such as braids, locs and twists), color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), pregnancy, citizenship, national origin, age, disability (including mental health), military service, veteran status, genetic information, union membership, creed, marital status, familial status, status with regards to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission, use of lawful consumable products, or any other status protected by law.

Current Faculty Openings

Position Title: Full-Time Faculty

Adler Graduate School announces a full-time Associate/ Core Faculty position opening in the Council for the Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited Counseling Program for the M.A. in Counseling beginning July 2024. All qualified candidates will be considered, with preference given to qualified candidates who are willing and able to have a presence on campus. Faculty members 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 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. The faculty are responsible for program development, implementation, and evaluation to meet professional standards and fulfill the mission of AGS.

Essential Functions:

  • Teaching (load of 33 credit hours per year, inclusive of summer assignments) in different formats at
    different times (evening, online, hybrid, on campus, etc.)
  • Attendance at monthly faculty meetings and college-wide meetings.
  • Academic advising.
  • Professional, Community and College/AGS-based service.
  • Scholarship (Research, Curriculum/ course development, Publishing in peer-reviewed journals and
    book chapters)
  • Earned doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited program or a doctorate in a
    related field and experience as a full-time faculty member in a counseling program for at least a year,
    prior to July 2013. Must meet CACREP requirements for a core faculty member.
  • Licensed or licensed eligible as a Licensed Mental Health Professional or Marriage and family
  • Professional identity within the counseling profession through membership and engagement in
    professional organizations pertinent to counseling (e.g., ACA, ACES, and/or sub-divisions and/or state
  • Commitment to the field of counseling as evidenced by educational background, publications in peerreviewed journals, community services, experience or professional affiliation, conference attendance
  • Evidence of ability to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience with residential and online teaching platforms and/or online teaching experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to build successful relationships with diverse student populations.
    The ideal candidate should:
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.
  • Be relationally oriented, with professional experience in counseling.
  • Have teaching and clinical supervision of counselors-in-training experience.
  • 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.
  • Have at least a basic understanding of Adlerian psychology and be willing to develop this competence
  • Have experience in expressive arts desirable.
    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 Deutsch
    Human Resources and Executive Assistant

    Review of applications will begin immediately and conclude when the position is filled. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2024.

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