Job description

Applications are being accepted for a counselor within the Division of Academic & Student Affairs. The counselor will provide short-term individual counseling for students, coordinate group workshops and outreach programs on matters related to personal development and mental health enhancement, provide crisis intervention assistance, collaborate with staff and faculty about student concerns, and serve as a liaison between Student Affairs and campus committees and workgroups. This is a benefits-eligible position, working during the academic year only, with specific work hours varying week to week (typically 4-8 hours per day between 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m).

About Cornell College

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule.  This combination encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on experience in learning. Academic immersion, real world experience requirements through Ingenuity in Action, 19 division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 13 foreign countries.

External endorsements include selection as one of the original Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, a Kiplinger's best value in liberal arts colleges, and one of only 290 U.S. colleges with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly constructed Russell Science Center. We are located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of the ICR Iowa region.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Cornell College is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects its diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities. We believe in the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion that serve to enrich and strengthen our campus community.


Master's degree in counseling, clinical psychology, social work, or mental health counseling required. Must have or be eligible to obtain state license in Iowa. Counseling experience with college students and familiarity with the residential liberal arts college strongly preferred. Experience counseling individuals about eating disorders, substance abuse, self-harm, and sexual violence, as well as knowledge of the unique mental health issues of diverse clients, including first-generation college students, individuals from ethnically and racially diverse backgrounds, and individuals representing varying sexual orientations and gender identities, and individuals with learning disabilities is preferred.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and listing of three professional references through Cornell's online application system.

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smokefree Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.




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Job No: 1498230
Posted: 8/27/2020
Application Due: 10/26/2020
Work Type:
Salary: DOE - Hourly