Director of Student Health & Counseling Services (Anticipated)

Job description

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is searching for staff members to contribute their talents to our campus community. W&J seeks to create a transformative learning experience for its increasingly diverse student body, and bolster an inclusive environment in which everyone’s voice is heard and appreciated, and individuality is celebrated. W&J is dedicated to the values of a liberal arts education that is both liberating and practical, and supports a community committed to multicultural and global understanding.

The Director serves as the chief administrator for the Student Health and Counseling Services Center and as a member of the Student Life Leadership Team.  The Director leads a department of staff psychologist(s), trainees, and health care practitioners who provide counseling, crisis intervention, clinical training, primary health care and prevention services, and educational outreach programming.  The Director provides individual counseling and psychological services and referrals to off-campus professional services for students; maintains contact with local professional counseling services in the community; and designs and implements educational programs and training for on-campus groups and individuals.  In addition the Director monitors all aspects of the Center’s daily operations, including staff supervision, budget management, crisis support, and preparation of reports. This is a twelve month, full-time exempt position reporting to the Vice President of Student Life & Dean of Students; some weekend and evening time is required.


    • Oversee the operation and assessment of the Office of Student Health and Counseling Services
    • Prepare and manage budgets for the office
    • Recruit, train and supervise staff and interns in the center
    • Serve as a member of the Student Life Leadership Team; collaborate on divisional and college projects
    • Work with the accommodation processes with Academic Affairs and Student Life
    • Comply with confidentiality requirements as set by FERPA, federal, state, local requirements and professional licensing standards
    • Provide individual and group counseling to students
    • Conduct clinical assessments
    • Make referrals for off campus services as necessary
    • Provide/coordinate emergency crisis coverage and intervention
  1. Education and outreach
    • Provide training to student staff, faculty and professional staff as requested
    • Coordinate educational programming to the W&J community
    • Coordinate the Wellness Peer Educator program to promote wellness programing on campus
    • Provide consultation services to faculty, staff and parents as needed
    • Serve as a member of the i-Care (Behavioral Intervention Team) Committee
    • Serve on other committees as needed at the discretion of the VPSL


The successful candidate will have either a doctoral degree in counseling or a related field, an MSW or a Licensed Professional Counselor; a minimum of five years professional experience in a college/university counseling center or closely related experience; licensed or license eligible in Pennsylvania.  Ability to supervise master’s level or doctoral level interns is required.  The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, budget experience, and a demonstrated commitment to promoting and supporting a diverse residential community.  Preference will be given to candidates who show evidence of being a strong generalist with demonstrated skills in providing counseling services to an 18-22 year old student population, with an understanding of the special issues at an academically competitive, residential, liberal arts college.

Application Instructions
Applicants should email their resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately. Official transcripts will be requested upon hire.

Employee Benefits

Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision, and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the employee’s total compensation package.

Getting to Know W&J

Washington & Jefferson College is the best of both worlds: a small-town college setting in historic Washington, Pa., with easy access to the bustling business and cultural districts of nearby Pittsburgh, Pa. just 30 miles to the north. Founded in 1781, W&J College is a private, residential liberal arts college that is focused on student success. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. For more than 200 years, our alumni have influenced change in business, politics, medicine, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, doctors, researchers, writers, teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.

Celebrating Diversity

Washington & Jefferson College welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs who wish to participate in a diverse educational community. The College strives to be a place where all students, faculty, administrators and employees are able to live, study and work in an atmosphere free from bias and harassment. The College encourages civil debate and lively exchange of ideas in the belief that such exchanges promote understanding that will grow beyond simple tolerance of difference to embracing and celebrating the richness of diversity. Our graduates acquire knowledge and learn skills that help them thrive in a culturally diverse world.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or national origin.









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Posted: 5/10/2018
Application Due: 7/9/2018
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