Staff Position

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program Coordinator

Position Details

Job ID # 20-013
Department College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Reports To CMHC Faculty Lead

Position Summary

This full-time (1.0 FTE) provides administrative and organizational support for the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program. In addition, creates and manages course content in NU’s online course platform, Discovery, for CMHC and ICD programs.

Essential Functions

  1. CMHC and ICD Discovery Support
    • Create discovery courses for ICD and CMHC program each semester including:
    • Uploading Syllabi and Building Course Structure
    • Creating Discussion Forums, Quizzes, and Turnitin Assignments
    • Creating Assignment Rubrics
    • Creating Gradebooks
    • Verifying all websites links are accurate and working
    • Opening /Closing/and Archiving Discovery content
    • Serve as the key contact with instructors as they prepare for the upcoming semester and provide adjunct faculty support and training in discovery
    • Add textbook lists into “My textbooks” in Eagle
    • Respond to student and faculty discovery questions and issues 
    • Monitor weekly instructor grading progress, course evaluation participation, and course completion processes, and support respective Director/Chair as requested for evaluation/monitoring of adjunct faculty/ track submission of final grades
  2. CMHC Program Support
    • Provide general administrative support for the CMHC program including:
    • Answering student and faculty questions and serving as a general resource.
    • Maintaining CMHC eagle webpages
    • Purchasing program supplies and psychological assessments as needed.
    • Coordinating CMHC student events such as registration, orientation, graduation, and residency.
    • Maintaining CMHC student files and program records.
    • Organizing CMHC program meetings and agendas.
    • Providing clerical assistance to the CMHC Program Director, Online Faculty Lead, and Clinical Directors.
    • Provide administration support for CACREP accreditation
  3. Performs other work-related duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor of Arts Degree, preferably in Psychology or a related Social Science field (or equivalent with work experience).
  2. Experience with customer service.
  3. Strong interpersonal, organizational, communication, writing, and editing skills.
  4. Experience record keeping and maintaining files.
  5. Capability to maintain confidentially is crucial.
  6. Ability to self-manage and work on projects independently.
  7. Preferred experience with online educational platforms (i.e., Moodle, Blackboard, or Canvas) or Word-press.
  8. Demonstrate commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination.
  9. Ability to communicate effectively, get along well with co-workers, and deal effectively and professionally with colleagues.

Working Environment:

  1. Work is generally performed indoors in a typical office setting. 
  2. Some weekend/evening work required. 
  3. Position works with strictly confidential information.
  4. Frequently required to be in front of a computer screen for long periods of time.

Physical Demands:

The functions are usually performed while sitting, but may involve some amount of time standing, stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting (max. of 40 lbs.), walking, carrying, reaching, stretching, climbing, perform repetitive motions of the hands or wrists and other movements.  The abilities of seeing, hearing and speaking are also required.  

Lifestyle Standards

Recognize, understand, and agree to live by the spiritual, moral, and ethical standards of Northwest University, as outlined in the Employee Manual.

Application Procedure

Please submit your resume, a letter of interest describing your qualifications, and a completed application form to the Human Resources office. Applications are available online (, or in the Human Resources Office of Northwest University.

You may submit your package by mail, scan and email, or fax.

Northwest University
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579
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Fax: (425) 739-0695

Inquiries regarding staff positions may be made to:

Human Resources Office
Northwest University
5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 889-5749
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Northwest University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in admissions and access to, employment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Northwest University is an "At Will" employer.

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