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.

Current Faculty Openings

Positions: Full-Time and Adjunct

Assistant/Associate Professor

Adler Graduate School announces an opening for a full-time Assistant/Associate faculty position in the Counseling Program for the M.A. in Counseling beginning July 2022. All qualified candidates will be considered, with preference being 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. Faculty are responsible for program development, implementation, and evaluation to meet professional standards and fulfill the mission of AGS.

Essential Functions:
• A deep commitment to training clinical counseling students.
• A teaching load of 33 credit hours per year, inclusive of summer assignments.
• Attendance at bi-weekly program meetings, monthly all-faculty meetings, and other college meetings.
• Capability to teach in different formats at different times (evening, online, hybrid, residential, etc.)
• Advise assigned students.
• Earned doctorate in Counselor Education, preferably from a CACREP accredited program or with faculty experience in a CACREP accredited program.
• Licensed or license eligible as a Licensed Mental Health Professional.
• Professional identity within the counseling profession, evidenced through membership in professional organizations pertinent to counseling (e.g., ACA, ACES, and/or sub-divisions and/or state equivalents).
• Commitment to the field of counseling and counselor education, as evidenced by educational background, publications in peer-reviewed journals, community service, conference attendance, etc.
• Evidence of ability to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds.
• Experience with residential and online teaching platforms and/or online teaching experience preferred.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to build successful relationships with diverse student populations.
The ideal candidate should:
• 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 further develop this competence.
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 and Executive Assistant
Review of applications will begin immediately and conclude when the position is filled.

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.


  • 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.

CMHC, COD, and MCFC Field Experience


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


  • Board-approved supervisor


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.


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

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