Manager, Certification in Sex Therapy

  • Adler University
  • Chicago, IL 60602, USA
  • May 02, 2022
Full time Psychology

Job Description



The Couple and Family Therapy Department at Adler University is launching a Certificate in Sex Therapy in the 2021-2022 academic year. The ten-credit blended curriculum has been reviewed and we are approved as an Organizational Provider II by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).  This is a quarter-time (.25) faculty position with teaching and administrative duties.

This 12-month position reports to the chair of the Couple and Family Therapy Department. The Certificate Manager will play a crucial role in the launching, marketing, and management of the new Certificate in Sex Therapy. Applicants must be Certified Sex Therapy (CST) and Licensed Marital/Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with additional preferred qualifications as a CST Supervisor. Experience as a graduate-level instructor/faculty is also preferred as the position entails teaching responsibilities within the certificate (or the department as needed). Clinicians with systemic training and experience with other clinical licenses will be considered. Experience in academic and/or higher education settings is preferred.

The Manager provides thought-leadership to the university while leveraging industry knowledge and best practices to promote the mission and vision of the Couple and Family Therapy Department and the institution. Supports culture development and management efforts.


  • Master's Degree in Marriage/Couple and Family Therapy, Medical Family Therapy, Counseling, or related fields required. 
  • Minimum two (2) years experience as a graduate-level instructor/faculty required



  • Status as an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist for at least two years is required. 
  • Licensed Marital/Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or a clinical license and five years experience as a systemic therapist or status as an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor is preferred. 


Supervision (if applicable):  Adjunct Faculty Instructors



  • Proficient in working with computer programs and systems applications
  • Able to learn and to adjust to new systems readily
  • Able to provide directions and assistance to adjunct faculty in the utilization of different computer applications and university systems (if needed)
  • Sound command of Internet usage including social media
  • Ability to consistently identify opportunities for improvement and make recommendations based on observations
  • Strong demonstration of alignment with Adler's social justice mission and vision
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and visioning acumen
  • Ability to proactively identify challenges and barriers to stated objective and employ assistance in addressing these
  • Strong collaboration acumen and abilities
  • Demonstration of Emotional Intelligence and professional maturity
  • Proficient and functional knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Strong research acumen and abilities
  • Strong communication acumen including written, oral, and listening


Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Teach ten (10) credits across the year;
  • Review and update curriculum especially across the first two cohorts and in response to AASECT (and field) requirements;
  • Serve as Faculty Advisor to all CST students not already enrolled in a graduate program at Adler;
  • Attend CFT faculty meetings once a month;
  • Coordinate with Marketing across all three campuses and represent the CST through conference attendance;
  • Encouraged to attend conferences (e.g., SSTAR, AASECT, ISSHWSH) to promote the certificate;
  • Coordinate with Admissions including reviewing applications and conduct virtual interviews with applicants;
  • Coordinate and attend student orientation each fall and spring;
  • Manage the confirmation (and renewal) of CEUs with AASECT;
  • Oversight of curriculum and coordinate curriculum review;
  • Serve as replacement instructor in event of core or affiliate faculty emergencies;
  • Develop resources and networks to assist graduates in finding placements and supervisors to meet the clinical training requirements of the certification;
  • Support approval processes (IBHE and HLC);
  • Recruit, support, manage, and evaluate adjunct faculty, and
  • Any other curricular, planning, and administrative duties.


Universal Core Behaviors:


  • Effectively expresses oneself in all oral and written communications.
  • Exhibits good listening and comprehension skills.
  • Keeps others informed, as well as responds, in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates match between words and actions.
  • Responds with tact, diplomacy, respect and composure when dealing with others.
  • Promotes the spirit and essence of the School's Vision, Mission, Values and Key Strategies through both verbal and written communication.


Teamwork and Collaboration:

  • Cooperates with others toward the achievement of common goals.
  • Seeks consensus and win-win solutions to problems and conflicts.
  • Contributes actively and participates fully in team initiatives.
  • Puts success of the team above own interests.
  • Builds and maintains constructive work relationships.


Responsive to Change:

  • Supports changes in the work environment.
  • Displays a proactive, problem-solving approach toward work.
  • Committed to life-long learning by continuously increasing skills, knowledge and effectiveness.
  • Actively seeks and initiates creative and innovative solutions.
  • Exercises sound, accurate and informed independent judgment when needed.


Quality-Driven and Accountable:

  • Results-oriented and committed to quality through continuous process improvement.
  • Eliminates ineffective activities and closes performance gaps.
  • Anticipates and responds to customer needs.
  • Monitors own performance, accept responsibility for actions and actively seeks feedback.
  • Meets deadlines and completes projects and activities in professional, timely manner.
  • Seeks opportunities to increase productivity and/or reduce costs while maintaining highest quality standards (fiscally responsible).


Support of Vision, Mission, Values, Key Strategies:

  • Supports and models the School's Values of: social interest, compassion, justice, respect for the individual, honors diversity and difference, intellectual rigor, optimism and collaboration.
  • Articulates the School's Vision, Mission, and Key Strategies in a way to educate others.
  • Demonstrates active commitment in advancing the School's Vision, Mission and Key Strategies.
  • Exhibits personal integrity, honesty, zeal and compassion.
  • Aligns work processes to advance the School's strategic plan and key strategies.


Application Requirements


Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit with your application:


  • A cover letter including description of candidate's alignment with Adler University's mission and values and the department's commitment to social justice, self-of-the-therapist, and experiential learning;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Proof of status as a Certified Sex Therapist (and Supervisor) with AASECT;
  • Copy of clinical licensure; and
  • Syllabi of graduate-level courses taught (experience in teaching sex therapy courses preferred); and
  • The names, emails, and phone numbers of three professional references who have been made aware that we will be reaching out to them and can specifically speak to the candidates' ability to perform as the Certificate Manager.


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