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Ethics Coordinator 

Category Administration  

Job Summary

Assists the Director of Ethics in the coordination of the Ethics Department through research, investigation of facts, preparation of legal documents, and performance of day-to-day administrative tasks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Communicates with applicants, credential holders, and members of the public, in accordance with established departmental procedures.
  • Performs day-to-day administrative tasks, such as maintaining information files and ensuring that files are appropriately processed in a timely manner.
  • Receives submissions and verifies that needed information has been received.
  • Notes significant matters and information relevant for review using established procedures and makes recommendations to the Director of Ethics.
  • Reviews information posted on the ethics pages of the NBCC and Affiliates websites; sends recommendations for changes to the Director of Ethics.
  • Reviews state licensure websites and searches databases to determine if credential holders or applicants are referenced.
  • Conducts research into state board regulations and law as needed.
  • Keeps up to date technically and applies new knowledge to job:

            a. Follows rules of evidence procedures in a legal setting.

            b. Uses interview procedures.

            c. Maintains knowledge of legal procedural rules.

            d. Demonstrates oral and written communication techniques.

  • Provides administrative support for the Director of Ethics.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements

Education and Experience

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.

  • Associate degree in paralegal studies preferred or a bachelor’s degree
  • Working knowledge of word processing software, spreadsheet software, and database software
  • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, agency rules, and the democratic political process
  • Knowledge and understanding of state licensing in the professional fields credentialed by NBCC and Affiliates
  • In-depth knowledge of legal terminology and principles



These are the competencies required to perform successfully in the position:

  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Thoroughness
  • Teamwork Orientation
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Initiative
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Business Acumen
  • Presentation Skills
  • Technical Capacity


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • May require domestic and international travel.
  • Regularly required to sit and use hands.
  • Frequently required to talk or hear.
  • Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. All employees may have other duties assigned at any time.


Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Position Ethics Coordinator  
Close Date  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number ADM-20-00009  
Open Date 12/29/2020  
Location National Board for Certified Counselors  
About the Organization The National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates (NBCC) is a not-for-profit, independent certification organization whose primary purposes are to establish and administer a national certification system and to identify qualified counselors who have voluntarily sought and obtained NBCC board certification. The organizational mission is to advance counseling as the premier certification body of the profession with the 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 & Education (CCE), and the NBCC Foundation (NBCCF).

NBCC and Affiliates has operations and partnerships in approximately 40 countries providing professional certifications, occupational credentials, training programs, educational activities, 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's primary organizational functions relate to the development and operation of quality credentialing, certification, and quality assurance programs. CCE creates and administers other occupational programs, including education and training activities, and leverages credentials to best serve communities. Additionally, CCE provides management services for associations, boards, agencies, and other organizational clients. NBCCF administers programs focused on capacity building, the expansion of access to mental health services in underserved and never-served communities, and the development of high-quality professional developme  
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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