Associate Director Diversity & Inclusion

Posting Details

Job # 036449 Department Code 40113-3170 Department Counseling Center Job Title Associate Director Diversity & Inclusion Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Barnes Center at The Arch is Syracuse University’s integrated health and wellness center which incorporates counseling, health, health promotion and recreation. The Associate Director is a newly developed position and is a core member of the Counseling Leadership team as well as the Health and Wellness leadership team. As part of the Counseling Leadership team, the Associate Director provides clincal and administrative supervision to counseling therapists, asissts in the day to day mangement of Counseling, and maintains a small client case load. In partnership with the Barnes Center leadership team, the Associate Director develops, leads, and implements diversity and inclusion initiatives across the health and wellness team. Specific responsibilities include leadership of the health and wellness diversity and inclusion


• Master’s degree, or higher, in a mental health discipline (e.g., clinical or counseling psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or counselor education). Must be licensed or licensed eligible within the state of New York.

• Must have minimum of 5 years post degree experience.

• Must have demonstrated experience providing supervision/leadership/oversight of diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Must have strong experiences in work directly related to diversity and inclusion initiatives.

• Must have experience in developing, leading and/or implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives.

• Must have leadership experience and demonstrate the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams.

• Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.

• Experience within health and wellness fields beyond mental health preferred, but not required.


•Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of staff training and professional development that pertains to diversity and inclusion. Assist in the review, development, and implementation of Barnes Center policies and practices to enhance inclusivity and remove barriers to accessing services for students from marginalized identity groups. Develop and implement assessments to evaluate current level of staff and organizational cultural competency and develop matrices to improve overall competencies. Chair the Health and Wellness Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

•Assist in the day to management of Barnes Center at the Arch Counseling through the provision of clinical supervision for counseling staff therapists/psychologists. As part of the Counseling leadership team, assist in developing and leading counseling initiatives that further enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

•Along with Health and Wellness colleagues, collaborate with offices, organizations, and student groups that engage in diversity and inclusion efforts. Assist in the development of outreach programming and joint educational efforts with these partners, with particular point of focus being the engagement of student populations that access services at lower than expected frequencies. Participate on appropriate Divisional and/or University committees that related to this role, including the ESE Committee for Diversity and Inclusion.

•Maintain a small caseload of counseling clients via individual therapy and/or provision of one therapy group per semester.

•Participate on appropriate Health and Wellness committees including Health and Wellness Directors group, health and wellness leadership team, and QI committees.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

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Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link Job Posting Date 02/17/2020 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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