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Employment Opportunities

MSPP is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, working and bringing psychological knowledge to the multi-cultural world community. We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

MSPP is committed to a policy of Equal Employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alien age or citizenship, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other legally recognized, protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Candidates who possess personal characteristics that might be considered as diversifying elements among the faculty group are invited to identify themselves during the application process.

MSPP is committed to building a diverse work staff .We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences. MSPP is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.

Adjunct Faculty Positions in the Organizational and Leadership Psychology Program

The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) has an opening for 3 Adjunct Faculty positons in the Organizational and Leadership Psychology program beginning August 2014.

Responsibilities: Core faculty members are involved in teaching, advising, outreach, committee responsibilities, doctoral project oversight and scholarly productivity. Applicants with expertise in some of the following areas are especially sought: Leadership Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Adaptive Leadership, For-profit and non-profit management; Talent Management.

Qualifications and Experience: Candidates must possess a PhD, PsyD, or EdD in an allied field and have both academic and practical experience. A demonstrated record of scholarly work is valued. Candidates should have 2-5 years of teaching experience and familiarity teaching in online learning environments.

Location: The position is based in Newton, Massachusetts campus. All candidates need to be available for on-site committee and staff meetings on a weekly basis.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Interested candidates should submit (1) a detailed letter of application responding to the stated qualifications (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of three professional references with complete contact information. (References will not be contacted without the candidate's prior permission.) Materials should be submitted electronically to:

Ms. Ellen Collins
Human Resources Manager
ellen_collins@mspp.edu

Important Notice to All Candidates: MSPP is an equal opportunity employer and is a community that embraces multiculturalism. As such, persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

(Posted 7/23/14)

Chair, Department of School Psychology

Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, a vibrant, growing institution, is seeking a Department Chair for its School Psychology Program. Imagining the future of this program requires a leader with abilities to articulate a compelling vision and to foster support and collaboration from across the School and the community beyond. The Department curriculum incorporates rigorous academic instruction with intensely supervised field training in schools at the MA/CAGS level and in school and diverse clinical settings at the PsyD level of training.

The Chair reports directly to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. This individual will lead, collaborate with and support the faculty in delivering both traditional and innovative curricular approaches and shall provide forward thinking, collaborative and visionary leadership. S/he will manage several administrative duties, including curricular oversight, budget preparation, faculty and staff hiring, development and evaluation, student recruitment and retention, department budget management, oversight of the annual assessment processes for all School Psychology academic programs, and represent MSPP to all constituencies. The Chair will also have some teaching and project responsibility.

The applicant will hold a doctorate degree in School Psychology or related field. S/he will possess a record of teaching and academic leadership. The new Chair will be an inclusionary leader, a strong fiscal manager, a proponent of scholarship, an accomplished teacher, and an effective communicator. A commitment to diversity in all its forms will be crucial for the Chair to ensure the School's continuing success in the future.

Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and curriculum vitae (letters of interest preferred) should be sent in confidence to: Mary-Alice Howard, mary-alice_howard@mspp.edu.

All information will be held in strict confidence. Compensation for this position will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Priority consideration will be given to applications received before July 7, 2014, although the review process will continue until the position is filled. MSPP would like to have the successful candidate begin in January 2015.

(Posted 6/23/14)

Administrative Coordinator

The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology is seeking a part-time Administrative Coordinator to provide administrative, program, and marketing support for the Freedman Center and the Department of Continuing Education. This individual is the first point of contact who will be communicating the types of services the center provides as well as promoting continuing education programs for individuals working in the mental health field. The ideal candidate will have strong multi-tasking skills, organizational skills, sound judgment, resourcefulness, a sociable demeanor, the ability to set priorities under pressure, and the ability to work independently.

Responsibilities

  • Provide core administrative support to the Freedman Center and the Department of Continuing Education. This includes copying, answering phones, preparing rooms for programs and serving as a greeter as necessary for programs.
  • Preparing materials for mailing and program promotion for both Freedman Center and Continuing Education.
  • Assist with editing, proofreading and formatting communications as necessary.
  • Ensure website and other communications are updated and accurate.
  • Assist in the preparation for all programs. Ensure rooms are clean, supplies are ordered, name tags prepared and attendance is accurate.
  • Provide oversight to work-study students. Ensure hours are maintained and work is completed.
  • Assist families with young children as necessary
  • Work on special projects as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferred in Communications, Marketing or related field and two years job related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Strong administrative skills with solid Microsoft office skills
  • Effective oral, written, customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
  • Ability to compose and edit written materials.

Interested candidates to forward their resume and cover letter to:
mary-alice_howard@mspp.edu

(Posted 5/29/14)

Director, Military Psychology Program

The Director of the Military Psychology Program is responsible for the leadership and supervision of the program for students and the MSPP military community. This position will provide mentorship in order for students to become more effective clinicians working with veteran and military connections. This individual will have the skills necessary to identify new and expanding markets to grow enrollments; explore and develop partnerships with local and national military colleges and universities; actively seek new funding avenues; develop corporate and government partnership; collaborate on grants and submission; manage and oversee all elements of program operations and provide a supportive community for military student veterans, family and friends of military personal.

Essential Functions

  • Develop strong relationships with veteran and military organizations and other veteran groups such as those at associations and unions to create partnerships and generate enrollments for MSPP's academic programs.
  • Actively seek new opportunities to develop strategic partnerships with military friendly businesses and organizations. Coordinate partnerships that advance the strategic program goals of the School.
  • Design and implement a proposal strategy and process for sponsorship solicitation that aligns with school's budget processes and builds effective partnerships between MSPP and sponsoring organizations.
  • Research prospective corporate sponsors and prepare reports for use by and in cooperation with the president.
  • Develop requests based on short, intermediate and long term funding goals of the school.
  • Exercise oversight over military student services, including admissions, registration and advising in collaboration with appropriate department heads.
  • Oversee communications and compliance with state and federal agencies.
  • Responsible for the creation and submittal of all appropriate grants and contracts.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff for on-campus events relating to Veterans population events and projects.
  • Create marketing plans to increase enrollment and further support any partnerships, articulation agreements, or other affiliations.

Requirements

  • Master's Degree with active military duty/experience.
  • 2-5 year's experience in a leadership position or senior administrator.
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Excellent time management and problem solving techniques, and the ability to use professional judgment in complex and sensitive situations.
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative in identifying new opportunities and partnerships with international partners and local communities.
  • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.
  • Values diversity and possesses an understanding of multicultural and cultural competencies.
  • Supervisory experience and effective supervisory skills to include coaching and mentoring to support employees in achieving individual professional goals.
  • Capacity to solve problems, identify alternative solutions and consequences of proposed actions, articulate possibilities, and implement recommendations to support goals; demonstrates critical, creative, and reflective thinking.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master's Degree and/or doctoral degree with active military duty/experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online education.
  • Fund raising experience
  • Experience in successful leadership and management of instructional programs and student services in a college or university setting
  • Some experience in Mental Health
  • Proven contributions to the program and department through teaching and research
  • Teaching qualifications.

Interested candidates should submit their CV and cover letter in confidence to:

Mary-Alice Howard
Director, Human Resources
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
mary-alice_howard@mspp.edu

(Posted 5/14/14)

Dean of Students

The Dean of Students is responsible for the overall quality of student services and student life at MSPP. The Dean will oversee services including crisis intervention, triage and referrals, the Academic Resource Center and will consult with the Admissions Office. The Dean of Students will also consult and provide support for student government, student affinity groups and community events. The Dean will establish a student culture of personal and professional growth where diversity is encouraged and where students learn to exercise responsible and collaborative leadership.

Essential Functions

  • Provides leadership, support and evaluation of administrative units, student life, special events programming, student activities, and recreational activities;
  • Serves as member of the Administrative Management team;
  • Supervises crisis management, triage and referrals for students;
  • Supervises the work of the Academic Resource Center;
  • Consults with the Office of Admissions on issues including strategies, enrollment targets, recruitment objectives and Open Houses. Makes informal decisions about short and long range goals and new market opportunities;
  • Serves as the advisor to Student Government and encourages student organizations to set and accomplish goals in keeping with the mission and vision of the school;
  • Provides involvement and leadership opportunities for students, aiding in retention and serving as a resource for students and families;
  • Provides leadership and administrative direction to all faculty, staff and students with regards to student life and community life at MSPP;
  • Collaborates with Department Chairs and the Office of Academic Affairs to monitor and provide guidance on issues of professional behavior and conduct.

Qualifications

  • Master's or doctoral degree in counseling, psychology, higher education administration or related field and a minimum of eight (8) years' experience;
  • Recent college or university experience is preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience and success working in a multicultural environment with a clear understanding of the issues of diversity in both student and workplace settings required;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills are required;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with students, staff, faculty and parents is required.
  • Ability to utilize technology in the delivery of student programs is strongly preferred;
  • Strong, positive interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively; demonstrate trust and sensitivity to and mutual respect for others is required.

Interested candidates should submit their CV and cover letter in confidence to:

Mary-Alice Howard
Director, Human Resources
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
mary-alice_howard@mspp.edu

(Posted 5/1/14)

Full-Time Core Faculty Position in the Organizational and Leadership Psychology Program

The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) has an opening for one (1) full-time Core faculty position in the Organizational and Leadership Psychology program beginning August 2014.

Responsibilities: Core faculty members are involved in teaching, advising, outreach, committee responsibilities, doctoral project oversight and scholarly productivity. Applicants with expertise in some of the following areas are especially sought: Leadership Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Adaptive Leadership, For-profit and non-profit management; Talent Management.

Qualifications and Experience: Candidates must possess a PhD, PsyD, or EdD in an allied field and have both academic and practical experience. A demonstrated record of scholarly work is valued. Candidates should have 2-5 years of teaching experience and familiarity teaching in online learning environments.

Location: The position is based in Newton, Massachusetts campus. All candidates need to be available for on-site committee and staff meetings on a weekly basis.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Interested candidates should submit (1) a detailed letter of application responding to the stated qualifications (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of three professional references with complete contact information. (References will not be contacted without the candidate's prior permission.) Materials should be submitted electronically to: Ms. Ellen Collins, Human Resources Manager at ellen_collins@mspp.edu.

Important Notice to All Candidates: MSPP is an equal opportunity employer and is a community that embraces multiculturalism. As such, persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

(Posted 3/6/14)

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Testing and Assessment at the Brenner Center

The Brenner Center is pleased to announce two (2) one-year postdoctoral training opportunities in testing and assessment. The Fellowships are full-time and carry a stipend of $38,000. The one-year Fellowships begin in September of 2014. The Fellowships offer supervised experience and training in testing and assessment work. In addition, Fellows participate in various seminars and other learning activities offered by MSPP.

The Fellowship is a one-year, full-time position. Fellows are required to work a minimum of 40 hours per week and will be provided with supervision by experienced, licensed psychologists. By the end of the Fellowship year, Fellows will have completed 1,600 training hours Applicants must have a PhD/PsyD in psychology and an APA-accredited predoctoral internship is strongly preferred. Experience with children is also preferred. WE WILL ACCEPT APPLICATIONS ON A ROLLING BASIS UNTIL POSITIONS ARE FILLED.

Please email curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, and two (2) current letters of recommendation to Christina Harms, Director of Administration of the Brenner Center, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP), at Christina_harms@mspp.edu.

MSPP is an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 2/25/14)

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Child and Family Forensic Psychology

The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) is pleased to announce four (4) postdoctoral training opportunities in child forensic psychology. The four (4) Fellowships are full-time and carry a stipend of $38,000. The one-year Fellowships begin in September of 2014. The Child and Family Evaluation Service (CAFES) is a consultation/evaluation unit within the MSPP Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law. It provides forensic evaluation and consultation services to courts, attorneys, and public and private agencies on issues in which children and families are involved in the legal system (divorce, custody, abuse, access, etc.). The Fellowship offers supervised experience and training in work for the Probate & Family Courts of Massachusetts, including opportunities to testify in court with guidance from an experienced supervisor/evaluator and a retired judge. In addition, Fellows participate in various seminars and other learning activities offered by MSPP.

Fellows are required to work a minimum of 40 hours per week and will be provided with supervision by experienced, licensed psychologists. By the end of the Fellowship year, fellows will have completed 2,000 training hours. Fellows will also be involved in the direct provision of services, such as conducting groups for high- conflict parents and other intervention services. Fellows will attend two MSPP classes each semester that are dedicated to the relevant case law, legal statutes, and professional "best practices" in this area of expertise leading to a Certificate in Child and Family Forensic issues.

Applicants must have a PhD/PsyD in psychology with APA-accredited predoctoral internship. Child training is required. We will accept applications on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Send curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, and three (3) current letters of recommendation to:

Christina Harms, Director
CAFES at the Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
christina_harms@mspp.edu

More information is available at www.mspp.edu/community/children-families-law.

MSPP is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 11/26/13)

Database and Reports Designer/Administrator

The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology is looking for an experienced Database Administrator (DA) for our IT Department to support our ever growing database and reporting needs. The DA will work closely under the IT Director’s supervision in multiple database related tasks such as setting up systems for integrating data flow between different departments, designing and maintaining batch files for scheduled, automated database tasks such as importing, exporting, inserting and updating data records. Designing crystal report templates for Business Intelligence, and creating online forms with Microsoft InfoPath and SharePoint to streamline work protocols.

The DA is required to work in a challenging, fast paced, growing environment - where multi-tasking, clear communication, priority managing, and the ability to meet deadlines are required skills. The DA needs to be detail oriented, patient, and dedicated and work with the utmost vigilance to insure data integrity.

Education:

  • Bachelor Degree in Information Systems or related field required. MS preferred. Microsoft Certification in SQL Server is strongly desired.

Qualifications:

  • Self-Reliant and good project and time management skills to complete tasks within negotiated deadlines.
  • Solid Understanding in RDMS especially MS SQL 2005/2008/2008 R2, and Data Warehousing
  • Solid understanding of database development methodologies and the use of planning tools including ERDs and Normalization.
  • Have at least 4 years of experiences in Microsoft SQL Server farms, creating queries and views, automatic tasks, database optimization, backup, upgrade, relocate, restore, database disaster recovery, documentation and database permission/security management.
  • Familiar with MS SQL Command Line Tools
  • Experience in implementing database related projects or building enterprise database from scratch.
  • Ability to create customized data mapping from one external data service to another.
  • Ability to create customized data connector to process data import/export from different databases.
  • Knowledge with Campus Café by Scan Business Systems is a big plus
  • Working Experience in educational or corporate environment with experience supporting 50+ users is a plus
  • Knowledge of T-SQL and good working knowledge on how to hand-code a query
  • Knowledge with Crystal Reports and ability to create a crystal report from scratch.
  • Knowledge with HTML, XML, ASP, VBScript or PHP for creating online forms.
  • MCP and database related certificate is a major plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites, knowledge with SharePoint 2007/2010 and InfoPath is a plus.

Work Conditions:

  • 35 hour work week, M-F
  • Must have reliable transportation as some traveling to off campus locations may be required.
  • Flexiblity on weekend work hours is needed as some overtime may be needed with advanced notice.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other computer components.
  • This is a full time exempted position

Benefits:
Full benefits package including Health/Dental insurance, Long Term/Short Term/Life Insurance, paid vacation and holidays, sponsored 403B plan, and paid career and skill training.

Ellen Collins
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
One Wells Ave
Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617-327-6777

(Posted 6/19/12)

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