Director of Counseling Services

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General Description:

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; represents the department on campus committees.

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 Functions

• To provide short-term developmental counseling support services for Earlham College students in a variety of formats and dimensions, including provision of group therapy.

• To respond to community needs by developing group counseling opportunities.

• To support developmental education, as a part of the overall responsibility of the Division of Student Life.

• To aid students in exploring all their options when considering a Leave of Absence or withdrawing from the College.

• To provide clinical supervision to counseling staff and interns.

• To serve as a consultant to Student Life staff during student crisis and emergencies as needed.

• To support an off-campus psychological referral system for students.

• To support the academic mission - ultimately student success.

Secondary Functions

• To support training and development for students and faculty as it relates to counseling issues.

• To provide support and supervision of all counseling functions.

• To maintain confidential, written clinical documentation of counseling sessions.

• To insure the maintenance and collection of data related to the use of the Counseling Center.

• To provide consultation services to individual faculty, programs and departments.

• To aid in the development and implementation of training for the Residence Life staff.

• To convene the Alcohol and Drug Education Committee.

• To support student self-help and wellness activities.

• To perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Student Life or VP for Student Life/Dean of Students.


• Masters 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

• Direct and oversee the overall operations of Counseling Services including supervision of staff, budget and administrative functions.

• Provide vision, strategic planning, and assessment to advance department and divisional mission.

• Supervise and support professional development opportunities for Counseling staff.

• Provide and coordinate consultation, education and outreach services to faculty, staff, and students on developmental, mental health and harm-reduction issues.

• Develop and administer center protocols and procedures in keeping with current best-practices for college counseling centers.

• Coordinate the center's emergency and crisis response procedures and participate in threat assessment activities.

• Collaborate 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.

• 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

Email: [email protected]
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.


POSITION Director of Counseling Services



ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Earlham emphasizes the pursuit of truth, lack of coercion, respect for others, openness to new truth, integrity and application of what is known to improving our world.

Earlham College and the Earlham School of Religion are located in Richmond, Indiana, a city of about 39,000. Founded in 1847 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Earlham College is an independent, four-year, coeducational, residential institution of higher learning. Approximately 1,200 undergraduate students attend Earlham College on its 800-acre tree-shaded campus. Earlham College offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in 40 disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields, as well as permitting self-designed studies and a cooperative program in engineering. Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education degrees also are offered at Earlham College.

EOE STATEMENT Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is currently accepting applications.





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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