Counseling Program Lab Coordinator & Community Liaison

POSITION #: 8084


DEPARTMENT: Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundations


POSITION SUMMARY: The Clinical Counseling Lab Coordinator position is a key position in the functioning of the Counselor Education Program. The Coordinator interacts with various individuals throughout the day (e.g., faculty members, students, and university personnel) and needs to be self-motivated and have a strong work ethic. This Coordinator position reports directly to the Clinical Faculty Liaison for the Counselor Education Program and provides the following services in conjunction with the Counselor Education masters' and doctoral programs at the University of New Orleans: (a) coordinating full use of the Counseling Lab and (b) serving as a practicum and supervision liaison between the counseling program and the surrounding community. Below is a list of assigned duties; however, it is not an exhaustive list. Thus, there may be other duties as assigned per the needs of the Counselor Education Program and flexibility is needed. Moreover, the Coordinator needs to be available during the afternoon/evenings as majority of the counseling courses are held at this time and when the lab will be utilized.


RESPONSIBILITIES: This position requires coordination of a new counseling lab; therefore, it is imperative that the Coordinator be a self-starter, adaptable to a changing environment, and familiar with technology.

Provide orientation of the lab to new on-campus students on computer and video equipment. Create a master lab schedule (e.g., scheduling lab rooms for clinical and supervision use) and coordinating with faculty members a semester in advance. Utilizes an established Google calendar to schedule these appointments and room assignments for classes. Coordinate with doctoral students for lab usage (e.g., supervision meetings, dissertation defenses, etc.) Collaborate with university personnel and administrators to keep equipment in the Lab secure and working properly. Collaborate with the university security department to maintain a current and active list of students who have access to the equipment in the lab. Assist students in the lab with technology as needed. Maintain the cleanliness of the lab. Order appropriate office supplies when needed. Maintain the resource library. Maintain lab paperwork (e.g., equipment inventory spreadsheets, student spreadsheets, resource library) each semester.

 Practicum and Internship Liaison

Serve as the liaison between the counseling program and the surrounding metropolitan community. Maintain and strengthen professional relationships with the community. Collaborate with faculty in the counseling department to ensure that practicum and internship is coordinated each semester. Assist with providing orientation, assistance, consultation, and professional development opportunities for site supervisors. Provide weekly group supervision to master's-level practicum and internship students.


Review the P/I doctoral and master's handbooks. Upload the P/I doctoral and master's documents on Blackboard. Check P/I master's students' files (insurance, P/I application, on-site supervisor's resume, etc.). Check P/I doctoral students' files (insurance, P/I application, log hours, etc.). Update doctoral and master's students' contact information and check attendance at mandatory orientation. Contact doctoral and master's students regarding insurance required documentation. Contact master's students regarding the University Individual and Group Supervision Agreements. File supervision agreements forms and insurance. Update information regularly. Receive, record, and file insurance and other forms submitted by students by fax, e-mail, or dropped off in person. Correspond with P/I students (e-mail, by phone, in person). Correspond/meet with P/I CoordinatorAttend meetings with students, their supervisors, and faculty members as necessary.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Master's degree in counseling from a CACREP-accredited institution; hold Louisiana LPC-S (Board Approved Counselor Supervisor); ability to work flexible hours including evenings.


SALARY: $30,000


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit your CV or resume and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Jennifer M. Johnson at


DATE POSTED: June 21, 2013


CLOSING DATE: The position will remain open until filled. To assure complete consideration, applications should be received by July 5, 2013.


The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.