Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Philadelphia



The Couple and Family Therapy Program (master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy) is a unique partnership between Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) and Council for Relationships (CFR). The Program Director position is a full-time faculty position at Thomas Jefferson University with administrative responsibilities. The Director will report directly (solid-line/direct reporting*) to the Chair of Counseling and Behavioral Health Department in Jefferson’s College of Health Professions. The Director will indirectly report (dotted-line/indirect reporting**) to the CEO of the partner organization, CFR.

The Director is vested with responsibility for oversight of the curriculum, clinical training program, facilities, services, and the maintenance and enhancement of the quality of the Couple and Family Therapy program. The Director provides leadership toward the achievement of prominence and distinction in the teaching, research, and service activities of the program. The Director leads all accreditation efforts and consistently considers the program’s alignment with accreditation standards and the profession. The Director is responsible for student recruitment and retention efforts, ensures that the student experience is prioritized, and is a vital and present point of contact for students. The Director is responsible for supervision and yearly evaluation of full-time and part-time faculty and staff (including classroom observations). The Director is responsible for curriculum oversight and innovation, including developing and sustaining efforts to strengthen existing courses/ andragogy and developing new initiatives in the program. The Director is responsible for overseeing all new proposals within the program, and coordinating University approval processes. The Director is responsible for preparing and achieving budgets for the existing program and any new programs/initiatives, program assessment, and clinical practicum oversight. The Director leads recruitment and hiring of new faculty and staff within the program. The Director maintains a climate that is collegial and supportive, encouraging faculty and staff engagement, participation, and innovation. The Director reports directly to the Chair and works closely with the CEO of Council for Relationship and Department Chair to develop and implement a strategic vision for the program that aligns with the broader vision for the Department, College and University as well as Council for Relationships.

Application Procedures:

Interested applicants should submit an on-line application for this position. Applicants may alsosubmit a letter of application that includes a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three references and/or any questions regarding


Candidate must have proven leadership capacity in higher education. Candidates who have proven abilities to grow and enhance innovative academic/clinical programming preferred.

Candidate must have sound clinical knowledge of family therapy.

Candidate must meet COAMFTE accreditation requirements, including holding a license in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation.

Candidate must have teaching experience (graduate-level preferred) in family therapy or a related discipline, and some facility with online learning.

Candidate must have sound organizational skills, be a strong communicator, a team player, and proficient with computers and education-related technology

Candidate must have aptitude to engage in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.

Education Required:

A master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or a related field is required, a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy or related field is preferred. Must hold a license in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation.

Closing Statement

Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 full and part-time students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.

Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation’s best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.

Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.

As an employer, Jeffersonmaintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

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