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Director of Ethics 

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The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) is a not-for-profit, independent certification organization whose primary purposes are to establish and monitor a national certification system, and to identify those counselors who have voluntarily sought and obtained board certification. The organizational mission is to advance counseling as the premier certification body of the profession with a vision of enhancing society worldwide through quality counseling. NBCC and Affiliates is comprised of three organizational affiliates: the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) and the NBCC Foundation (NBCC-F).

NBCC and Affiliates has operations and partnerships in 40 countries providing certification, training programs and public mental health services through institutes and residencies. Over 66,000 Board Certified Counselors serve the public and advance mental health efforts across the globe. With a portfolio of nine credentials related to professional counseling, mental health, addictions, human services and career development, NBCC and Affiliates seeks to expand the professional capacity of counselors and human service professionals. NBCC is focused specifically on credentialing, certification and quality assurance, while CCE focuses on providing education and training opportunities and leveraging credentials to best serve communities. Additionally, CCE provides organizational management services for associations, boards and other management clients. The NBCC Foundation engages in capacity building, seeking to expand access to mental health services in underserved and never-served communities and increase the accessibility of high quality professional development resources for counselors.


Directs ethics related activities and acts as primary point of contact for professional advocacy for counselors.

Essential Functions

The following duties and responsibilities are a summary of the essential functions of the job. Other duties might be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities could change periodically.

  1. Serves as Director of Ethics for NBCC and its affiliates.
  2. Advocates for professional counseling projects.
  3. Provides input into the development and maintenance of Codes of Ethics offered by NBCC and its affiliates.
  4. Acts as liaison from Executive office regarding professional counseling and lobbying efforts.
  5. Serves as liaison from Executive office to CCE and NBCC-I on ethics and advocacy issues.
  6. Conducts ethics related investigations as prescribed by NBCC and its affiliates Ethics Case Procedures.
  7. Maintains and makes use of a strong working knowledge of ethics administrative processes in a variety of settings.
  8. Monitors and evaluates the performance of Ethics staff and recommends personnel actions, such as hiring, training, rewarding, disciplining, and terminating staff.
  9. Other duties as assigned.



Position Requirements

What We Require

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Master’s degree (M.A.) in counseling required
  • 4 years of counseling and/or ethics experience required
  • 2 years of supervisory experience preferred
  • NCC Certification required
  • Licensed as a Professional Counselor by a state regulatory board preferred
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail for accuracy and thoroughness in completing work
  • Willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction
  • Ability to encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members
  • Ability to develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work




Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift First  
Position Director of Ethics  
Close Date  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number MAN-18-00003  
Open Date 1/21/2020  
Location National Board for Certified Counselors  
About the Organization
EOE Statement NBCC and Affiliates is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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