Core Faculty- School Counseling

Faculty – Full-time
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•A minimum of two years experience teaching in counselor education, preferably within a school counseling specialization.

•A minimum of two years experience practicing as a school counselor in a PreK-12 school setting.

•Evidence of successful teaching and supervision experience in the online environment.

•Evidence of supporting learner success and a demonstrated commitment to quality teaching, assessment, and mentoring outcomes.

•Experience presenting at professional conferences; experience with scholarly research and publications; and/or evidence of professional service such as through consultation, supervision, or leadership activities in professional counseling association.

Variety and Complexity of Work Expected:

•Developing single course content, translating subject matter, and facilitating complex learning in a web-based environment

•Resolving learner/academic focused problems relative to achievement of academic goals; requires independent judgment and decision making

•Managing full instructional load plus some administrative responsibilities

•Managing faculty advising functions as needed by the school and/or program

•Responsibilities are generally not prescribed and have broad parameters that will lead to the mastery of the subject matter and application or practice of learned proficiencies in the professional field

•Positively impacts learner retention and learner success

•Willingness to teach courses and residencies for which they have not yet taught but are consistent with faculty member expertise

•Acts under general guidance and collegial consultation regarding development of course content and providing constructive input regarding university practices

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


•Extensive knowledge of academic discipline and educational standards

•Understanding of Capella University and school philosophy, policies, guidelines and practices

•Knowledge of adult learning theory and practices such as development of learning contracts, collaborative learning, and active learning strategies


•Exceptional ability to assess learning through feedback, coaching, and interpersonal skills

•Ability to develop/maintain curriculum and assessment in online environment

•Ability to teach/advise and assess at appropriate level

•Demonstrated ability to identify/determine alternatives to resolve complex problems


•Ability to consistently contribute to Capella’s community of spirit, trust, interaction, and learning.

•Acts in ways that support an environment of continuous improvement and a positive learner experience

•Operates from a clear sense of well-developed personal values and standards demonstrating integrity, honesty, and authenticity in all actions


•Demonstrates complete understanding of learner – accommodating unique needs and expertise of each learner

•Provides support and opportunity for the learner to continually deepen his or her understanding of individual purpose and pursue it through educational experiences

•Demonstrates a commitment to meeting the expectations and requirements of a diversity of learners

•Is attentive to at risk learners following established case management protocols and reaching out to appropriate school staff

Course Management Skills

•Excellent course management skills

•Use of technology in teaching and learning in an online environment

•Microsoft Office products and web fluency

Performance Criteria:

Core faculty will be assessed based upon their demonstration of personal drive to accomplish goals and consistently meet expectations. Performance criteria includes the following (depending upon the type of activities assigned). Evidence of high quality learner interactions as demonstrated through:

•Adhering to course room set up procedures and establishes rapport with learners

•Facilitating course discussions ensuring active participation among learners creating entries at least 3-6 days per week

•Responding to learner inquiries within 24-48 hours

•Assessing learner assignments and engagement in a timely manner consistent with university and program requirements

•Reporting at-risk learners to appropriate school staff and follows case management protocols

•End of course evaluations Appropriately meets qualitative standards:

Quality of teaching

Quality of mentoring

Quality of residency involvement

•Contributions to the specialization/school or university

•Demonstrates active interest in one’s performance and is responsive to feedback

•Disciplinary expertise as relevant to Capella needs

•Ability to manage a breadth and depth of work activities and responsibilities:

Demonstrates a breadth of capability across a variety of learning activities

Demonstrates flexibility in managing workload

Achieves quality learning outcomes

Makes case management recommendations as necessary



Many of our positions, including this role, are designed to be remote "home office" settings.

Employees working out of a home office are responsible for providing an appropriate and safe office space, office furniture and organization, communication tools, and related items. These include: 

  • arranging for high speed internet connection, printer and a dedicated phone line for business use. Specifics regarding expense coverage and reimbursement vary based on individual position categories. Capella will not provide office equipment or on-site set up assistance.  
  • the environment must be free from distractions and enable a highly productive and professional work environment.  
  • as with on-site positions, our off-site positions require that the majority of the time will be spent using a telephone, PC and monitors. 
  • any and all daycare arrangements must be made so that employees are not working while providing care for children or other family members at home. 
  • there are minimal lifting requirements unless otherwise noted. 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) act applies to work performed by an employee in any workplace within the United States, including a workspace located in an employee’s home. All employees are responsible for complying with the OSHA act and with safety and health standards.

About Capella

Capella University is an online university built on graduate degrees, with more than 36,000 students throughout the U.S. and in other countries. Founded in 1993 to provide advanced educational opportunities for working professionals, Capella has become a national leader in online education, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs. The university's success is built upon a culture that promotes human potential, achievement, innovation, integrity, collaboration, and teamwork. Capella Education Company (CPLA), parent company of Capella University, is publicly traded on the NASDAQ. Capella Education Company was named to the Inc. 500 Hall of Fame for being listed as one of the nation's fastest-growing companies for 7 consecutive years. Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.

Higher Learning Commission contact information:, 800.621.7440

Equal Employment Opportunity

Capella is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden our academic experience and to reflect the diversity within our learner community. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the university and our corporate offices. Our goal is to create academic and business communities that are rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Capella is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disabled and Protected Veteran employer.  Visit the link below to access the EEO is the Law poster.


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