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Counselor / MSW Training Program Coordinator

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Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian), Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part Time, Counselor (Non-instructional Faculty)

Counselor / MSW Training Program Coordinator

Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives through a focus on student success and engagement through project-based learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students. 

The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB’s sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university’s faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and student success at the university level. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Lecturers are required to maintain additional hours outside the classroom to provide assistance to students. Specific assignments are dependent upon department needs. Candidates may be called upon to teach in a distance education mode.


The Personal Growth and Counseling Center (PGCC) invites applications for an SSPAR II (Counselor/MSW Training Program Coordinator) positionwith a preferred start date of January 21, 2022. PGCC is the only designated counseling service for students and functions as a comprehensive counseling center for a campus population of over 7,000 students. The center prides itself on proactive efforts to create a caring community across the campus as a whole, and has a longstanding reputation for innovation and excellence in the full range of counseling center functions, including clinical service delivery, prevention, outreach and training.
Notable features of this center include a strong commitment to training mental health professionals (Pre-Doctoral and MSW), a vibrant and growing group therapy program, highly creative outreach and consultation efforts, and a commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice.
We are seeking an experienced and innovative Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the skills and creativity to provide leadership within our organization and who would complement our team. We seek a seasoned expert who brings well-developed therapy skills, as well as a strong commitment to the training and development of social work professionals. The person in this position will serve as the department’s Coordinator of the MSW Training Program. This position will report to the Director of Health and Wellness Services. Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Clinical: brief individual and group counseling, assessment, crisis intervention; on call coverage.
  • Training: provide Training and Supervision to MSW trainees from local Graduate Social Work Programs placed within Health & Wellness Services (PGCC, Student Disability Resources and Campus Health Center)
  • Administrative: Coordinate all administrative tasks for the MSW Training program. Duties to include: recruit, interview & evaluate trainees; liaison with the Graduate Social Work programs; manage all paperwork and documentation required by SW programs; participate in the Alliance for University and College Counseling Center Social Work Training; coordinate with Center’s Training Lead/Pre-Doctoral Program as appropriate; evaluation and expansion of MSW Training Program
  • Consultation: consultation to students, faculty, staff, parents and student organizations; represent PGCC to the University.
The successful candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to advancing the vision of a culturally competent counseling center and have a willingness to work with underserved and underrepresented student populations. Finally, we seek a colleague who would strive to work collaboratively with peers, both within the unit and across the campus, who has strong interpersonal skills and who enjoys building positive working relationships with others. This candidate would work closely with the Training Lead on development of the training program, discussing funding needs, and collaborating between other training programs within the center.


1. Masters in Social Work
2. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CA)
3. Minimum of three to five (3-5) years providing supervision and training to graduate students or mental health professionals.
4. Minimum of three to five (3-5) years providing individual and group therapy in a community or clinic setting.


1. College/university counseling center experience
2. Experience providing services to Black, Indigenous and People of Color Communities.
3. Employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by University Personnel.
Demonstrated understanding and commitment to CSUMB's Vision.


  • Type of Appointment:  Part-time, Temporary
  • Classification:  Academic Year Faculty 
  • Collective Bargaining Unit: R03
CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding health, dental & vision plans; a fee waiver education program; and membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).  For more information, visit: CSU Benefits Summary.  Additionally, University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability, visit: Employee Housing.


The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).

There are components of this job which are deemed essential on campus. This position will primarily work on the main campus, with occasional work from home. This position requires working on campus with students. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be required and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to campus. All community members who work or attend class on campus should expect to participate in a random or periodic testing system. CSUMB will communicate more information about vaccination requirements and testing protocols when the details become available.

For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application and submit required documents by the priority screening date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB continuously accepts applications for pools of part-time faculty. Applications may be submitted to the pool at any time. A separate application is required for each department in which you wish consideration. Whenever possible, indicate times or days available for teaching assignments on your application. Applications will be forwarded to the department chair/selection committee for review. If it is determined that your background and qualifications match the University’s current needs, you will be contacted to arrange for an interview.

Lecturer appointments are temporary and do not confer tenure. Initial appointments may be for one semester or an academic year. Continuing appointments are contingent upon such factors as performance, enrollment, funding and programmatic need.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

CSUMB requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. 


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.   We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.  We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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