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Director of the Counseling and Personal Development Center

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Allegheny College
Location
Meadville, PA

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Director of the Counseling and Personal Development Center August 29th 2022
Tagged: Counseling Center

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Director of the Counseling and Personal Development Center. The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Associate Dean for Community Standards and Wellness. The Office of Counseling and Personal Development administers brief counseling services to actively enrolled students; as well as provides crisis intervention, and educational programming regarding student mental health.

This position requires leadership and clinical duties in high-paced mental health service organization in higher education. The Counseling and Personal Development Center (CPDC) delivers holistic mental health services to the Allegheny College student campus community through brief individual and group counseling, crisis support, outreach programming, consultation, and coordination of care for mild-moderate mental health and personal development concerns. The Director will be responsible for day-to-day and long-term decision-making, vision and mission of the center, strategic planning, budget management, supervision and management of employees, and overall functioning of the CPDC. This individual provides professional expertise and consultation across Student Life and the larger campus community regarding trends in mental health affecting students. This individual is responsible for being the primary back-up for 24/7 crisis services through Protocol and must be able to work flexible hours as needed.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for CPDC administrative tasks and role assignments.
  • Responsible for assuming back-up for Protocol 24/7 line and assigning to other clinicians as needed (may require some nights and weekends responses)
  • Responsible for short-term and long-term decisions and goals for CPDC vision, mission, policies, procedures, and function.
  • Responsible for hiring, training, management, and ongoing supervision for CPDC staff.
  • Develop and administer protocols and procedures in keeping with current best-practices for college counseling centers and the context of Allegheny College.
  • Approves and monitors budget, expenditures, and contracts for the CPDC office.
  • Collaborates with various faculty departments, administrators, staff, organizations, and departments to support students and the college’s strategic goals.
  • Collects, assesses, and reports on CPDC utilization rates, effectiveness, and student learning outcomes
  • All other administrative duties for CPDC that may not be listed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Doctorate Degree in counseling or related field preferred.
  • Licensure (LPC, LMFT, or LCSW) in Pennsylvania.
  • 5+ years’ experience working in collegiate mental health
  • 2+ years of experience in providing clinical supervision
  • Experience in mental health and/or higher education leadership.
  • Ability to think about concepts of diversity, inclusion and intercultural relations.
  • Exceptional communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of identity development, gender and gender non-conformist philosophy, and concepts of intersectionality, social justice and civic engagement;
  • Experience in crisis and risk management and overseeing the resolution of complex mental health issues.
  • Ability to collaborate with various departments and stakeholders.
  • Awareness and ability to apply ethical decision making models based on applicable laws and professional codes of ethics.

Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Visit the Allegheny College Web Site at www.allegheny.edu

posted 08/29/2022

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Working at  Allegheny College

Our Mission

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. 

Statement of Community

Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

History - 200 Years

Founded in 1815, Allegheny College ranks among the oldest 1% of colleges and universities and is the 32nd oldest college in the United States. Perhaps as many as 100 colleges were established and failed before the Civil War. Allegheny is one of the hardy survivors that testify daily to the determination and vision of those early pioneers of higher education in America.

Allegheny is situated in Meadville, Pa., which was established in 1788 in the French Creek Valley, astride the route traversed by George Washington on his journey to Fort LeBoeuf a generation earlier. In 1815, Meadville was still a raw frontier town of about 400 settlers, of whom an unusually large number had come from Massachusetts and Connecticut. They dreamed of a college that might bring the educational opportunities of New England to the frontier. The Rev. Timothy Alden was recruited to take on the task, and two months after his arrival in April 1815, Allegheny was established-with Alden as its first president. 

Within half a dozen years, Alden succeeded in attracting sufficient funds to begin building a campus, having traveled throughout the eastern states seeking support for a planned library and classroom building. The need of a building to house a library led to the construction, in the 1820s, of Bentley Hall, today a leading example of early American architecture. Designed by Alden, this handsome structure still crowns the hill on which the campus is located. It is named in honor of Dr. William Bentley, who donated his outstanding private library to the College.

Each year, as part of the Commencement ceremony, seniors march through the doors of historic Bentley Hall toward the adventures that await them. In 2015, Allegheny will celebrate its 200-year history and the extraordinary futures of the graduating Bicentennial Class of 2015.

[Contains excerpts from "Through All the Years: A History of Allegheny College"
by Jonathan E. Helmreich, Emeritus Professor of History and College Historian]

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