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Director of Counseling Services — Student Life

December 21, 2017


Earlham College is seeking applications for the Director of Counseling Services. The Director oversees the delivery of counseling services to individual students and groups; provides prevention and educational programs; provides consultation on psychological issues to faculty, staff and organizations within the campus community; and represents the department on campus committees.

This is a full-time, 12-month administrative appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a full benefit package.

The Counseling Center staff provides a variety of psychological services and mental health support to students. The Counseling Center is part of the Division of Student Life and reports to the Associate Dean of Student Life.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Directs and oversees the overall operations of Counseling Services including supervision of staff, budget and administrative functions.
  • Provides vision, strategic planning, and assessment to advance department and divisional mission.
  • Supervises and supports professional development opportunities for Counseling staff.
  • Provides and coordinates consultation, education and outreach services to faculty, staff, and students on developmental, mental health and harm-reduction issues.
  • Develops and administers center protocols and procedures in keeping with current best practices for college counseling centers.
  • Coordinates the Center's emergency and crisis response procedures and participate in threat assessment activities.
  • Collaborates with colleagues across campus to develop strategies for optimizing student strengths and healthy development and for the prevention and intervention of psychological and behavioral concerns.
  • Provides short-term developmental counseling support services for Earlham College students in a variety of formats and dimensions, including provision of group therapy.
  • Responds to community needs by developing group counseling opportunities.
  • Supports developmental education, as a part of the overall responsibility of the Division of Student Life.
  • Aids students in exploring all their options when considering a Leave of Absence or withdrawing from the College.
  • Provides clinical supervision to counseling staff and interns.
  • Serves as a consultant to Student Life staff during student crisis and emergencies as needed.
  • Supports an off-campus psychological referral system for students.
  • Supports the academic mission – ultimately student success.

Secondary Functions

  • Supports training and development for students and faculty as it relates to counseling issues.
  • Provides support and supervision of all counseling functions.
  • Maintains confidential, written clinical documentation of counseling sessions.
  • Ensures the maintenance and collection of data related to the use of the Counseling Center.
  • Provides consultation services to individual faculty, programs and departments.
  • Aids in the development and implementation of training for the Residence Life staff.
  • Convenes the Alcohol and Drug Education Committee.
  • Supports student self-help and wellness activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Student Life or Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students.

Experience & Qualifications

  • A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, social work or related field with current licensure.
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a counselor and proven successful experience in providing developmental and crises counseling services to college students. Prefer three years demonstrated administrative experience including supervisory, financial management and strategic planning responsibilities. Demonstrated commitment to diversity.
  • Experience or expertise with issues relating to alcohol/substance abuse and student self-help programming.

Application Instructions

Please send a letter of interest; a resume; and the name, position title, email address and phone number of three professional references in a single PDF or MS Word file to:

Human Resources Office
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095

Phone:  765-983-1393

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

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