1. Full-time
  2. Academic Leadership
  3. Walden University
  4. Remote (US)

Associate Dean, School of Counseling


  1. Full-time
  2. Academic Leadership
  3. Walden University


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Company Description

Walden University, an Adtalem Global Education institution, supports a diverse community of adult learners from across the U.S. and other countries, who seek to achieve their academic goals and make positive, lasting social change in their professions and communities. Walden is a B Corporation with a mission to provide a diverse community of career professionals who have the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners to positively affect social change. Walden offers more than 100 online degree and certificate programs, for students pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral or certificate. Walden University has graduated more than 174,000 students and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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Job Description

The Walden University Associate Dean for the School of Counseling is a full-time academic administrator reporting to the Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Health and is a member of the academic leadership team, leading and contributing to college-wide initiatives as appropriate. This position has leadership responsibility for all levels of counseling programs.

This position requires the ability to foster the success of teams and individuals in a complex distributed virtual environment and the ability to foster change in self, faculty, staff, and students as needed. It also requires strong leadership skills, flexibility, creative problem-solving, and strong specialized knowledge of and commitment to the counseling profession.

  • Provides overall academic leadership to the counseling programs and creates a multi-cultural environment of caring and excellence.
  • Assists with strategic and operational planning within the counseling programs and participates in strategic and operational planning across the Division and University as appropriate.
  • Assists with developing and instituting intermediate and long-range goals for counseling which include student retention and graduation and faculty and staff performance, retention, and development.
  • Supports marketing and enrollment efforts to recruit appropriate new students.
  • Collaborates across the Division and the University to create and support innovative solutions to complex problems as well as to help create systems that support continuous improvement.
  • Assists with specialized accreditation efforts for counseling and participates in HLC accreditation efforts for the University as a whole.
  • Manages and develops program directors within counseling to create long-term sustainable leadership for all counseling programs.
  • Promotes activities to recruit and develop diverse faculty in an equitable and inclusive environment.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities that may be deemed necessary from time to time.


  • PhD in Counselor Education required,  Master’s degree in mental health counseling preferred.
  • Five (5) years teaching experience in a Counseling program, online instruction preferred.
  • The Associate Dean must maintain their license(s) and any appropriate certifications.
  • Faculty Members are also expected to maintain currency with research by reviewing articles, journals, and presentations preferred.
  • If participating in research, the Faculty Member may publish and acknowledge Walden University preferred.
  • Candidates should possess a significant record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of Counseling, including experience in the practice of Counseling.
  • Knowledge of CACREP accreditation and accountability processes.
  • Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment including students who are experienced professionals.
  • Teaching, advising, and mentoring; commitment to the promotion of applied research and the recruitment and development of a diverse faculty; excellent leadership, communication, team, and human relations skills.
  • Candidates should also have experience in faculty/staff development, supervision, evaluation, and assessment.
  • Experience with distance learning preferred.
  • Evidence of compatibility with the mission of positive social change, broad access and professional excellence and our values of quality, integrity, and student-centeredness

Additional Information

In support of the pay transparency laws enacted across the country, the expected salary range for this position is between $77,996.84 and $140,851.54. Actual pay will be adjusted based on job-related factors permitted by law, such as experience and training; geographic location; licensure and certifications; market factors; departmental budgets; and responsibility. Our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and we look forward to learning more about your salary requirements. The position qualifies for the below benefits.

Adtalem offers a robust suite of benefits including:

  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • 401k Retirement Program + 6% employer match
  • Participation in Adtalem’s Flexible Time Off (FTO) Policy
  • 12 Paid Holidays

For more information related to our benefits please visit:https://careers.adtalem.com/benefits 

You are also eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.


We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.

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