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Assoc. Director

Middlebury College

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Assoc. Director
Middlebury College

Posting Number: S01611

Position Summary:
The associate director provides vision, leadership and coordination for departmental and institution-wide clinical support related to mental health and psychological wellness. This position is responsible for maintaining and enhancing operational aspects of Middlebury Counseling, developing clinical goals for Counseling and effective methods of counseling support and delivery within the department, provides administrative supervision of staff counselors and other staff as directed, and provides training of new staff.
In addition, this position provides direct counseling, crisis intervention, and mental health outreach support to enhance the psychological and mental health welfare of students and the Middlebury College community.

Essential Functions:
<b> Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.</b>
Administration, direct counseling support, supervision, training, consultation and outreach.
Administration In consultation with supervisor:
Provides leadership and guidance in the formulation and implementation of policies and practices associated with clinical operations.
Establishes, updates, communicates and contributes a vision for clinical support, including long-term and short-term goals, to ensure alignment with the campus needs as well as the department values and priorities.
Develops, coordinates, and reviews all clinical support provided by Counseling staff including quality assurance, risk management, policies and procedures regarding counseling, regular assessment and evaluation of counseling support, and intake and case disposition processes, while maintaining and promoting the highest ethical and professional standards commensurate with training, licensure, or certification.
Administers auxiliary counseling support systems (e.g., web-based and telepsychology support systems).
Provides direct supervision of the Administrative Associate in their duties related to scheduling, office allocation and scheduling, data collection, management, and reporting of the front office and related procedures.
Oversees and coordinates after-hours supports and subcontractors (e.g. CSAC) providing these services, including f/u, scheduling (with support of Admin Assoc), and integration with phone system (with support of Admin Assoc).
Manages the department’s use of the electronic health record.
Leads program evaluation efforts for the department. Collects analyzes and reports data and other information for assessment, evaluation and budgeting.

Direct Counseling
Provides psychological counseling and crisis intervention for students.
Maintains case notes and other documentation according to best practices and counseling policies.
Works collaboratively with others, including multidisciplinary mental health and College medical staff, deans and student life staff.
Demonstrates experience and expertise in cross cultural and multicultural individual, group counseling and outreach support.
Receives clinical and administrative support from the Executive Director.
Collaborates with Counseling Services of Addison County as necessary for continuity of care.

Supervision, Mentoring, and Training
Directly supervises staff counselors and other staff as directed.
Trains all new employees in the policies, procedures and daily operations of clinical counseling support.
Mentors all clinical staff.
Serves as a consultant for all clinical staff when dealing with complicated psychopathology, challenging ethical dilemmas, hospitalization and other critical care decisions.
Attends consultation meetings with other departments as needed.

General Responsibilities:
Performs related responsibilities as necessary to properly assess and counsel students.
Must handle confidential information appropriately.
Maintains the highest ethical standards according to Vermont state statutes and standards in the mental health professions.
Maintains appropriate state licensing and/or certifications to practice in Vermont.
Trains staff, faculty and others as needed.
Participates in campus and community work groups and committees related to psychological well-being and mental health as directed.
Conducts intentional outreach to relevant community partners and campus constituents (e.g., the Language Schools, the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College Study Abroad, Middlebury College Athletics, and local private practice clinicians).


M.A., M.S., M.S.W., Ed,D, or clinical field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must maintain and update knowledge of current clinical assessment and counseling interventions and theories, and professional license and/or certificates. Must handle confidential information and abide to professional ethics, and Vermont and Federal laws.

3 - 5 years of clinical experience preferred. Equivalent educational or professional experience will also be considered.

Physical Demands:

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information on our background check policy can be found here:

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Middlebury is an equal-opportunity employer where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. To this end, Middlebury recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. Middlebury also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

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Middlebury is one of the country's top liberal arts colleges. It offers its students a broad curriculum embracing the arts, humanities, literature, foreign languages, social sciences, and natural sciences. Middlebury is an institution with a long-standing international focus, a place where education reflects a sense of looking outward, and a realization that the traditional insularity of the United States is something of the past. We seek to bring to Middlebury those who wish not only to learn about themselves and their own traditions, but also to see beyond the bounds of class, culture, region, or nation. Indeed, the central purpose of a Middlebury education is precisely to transcend oneself and one's own concerns. This transcendence may come for some through the study of other cultures; for some through the study of the environment; for others it will come through inquiry into such fields as physics or philosophy, mathematics or music.

Middlebury's undergraduate college is enriched by its other programs. Every summer, the main campus in Vermont is transformed into an institution single-mindedly devoted to the study of nine foreign languages and cultures, and the use of English is virtually banned for the participants, among whom are many Middlebury undergraduates. In the Green Mountains lies Middlebury's Bread Loaf campus, where for six weeks each summer the Bread Loaf School of English is in session. This is followed by the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, which brings together 200 authors and aspiring authors for 11 days of intensive exchange about the art of writing. The Bread Loaf School of English is in session each summer not only in Middlebury but also at Lincoln College, Oxford, in the United Kingdom; at St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

There is also an overseas dimension to Middlebury College. The C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad are located in Belo Horizonte, Berlin, Bordeaux, Buenos Aires, Concepción, Córdoba, Ferrara, Florence, Getafe, Guadalajara, Hangzhou, Irkutsk, La Serena, Logroño, Madrid, Mainz, Montevideo, Moscow, Niterói, Paris, Poitiers, Santiago, Temuco, Tucumán, Valdivia, Valparaíso, Xalapa, and Yaroslavl. These schools enroll more than 300 undergraduate and graduate students who seek to further their foreign language skills and immerse themselves as fully as possible in the host culture through academic study as well as direct experience.

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