The Associate Director for DEI Initiatives advises the Director on
all climate, access, and inclusion related matters at the
Counseling Center, assumes a leadership role in enhancing the
professional competence of Center staff in working with students
from diverse backgrounds, and serves as a consultant to the other
Health & Wellness offices (and Student Affairs more broadly)
regarding issues of equity, access, and inclusion. They collaborate
frequently with leadership in the Office of Student Diversity
Programs, the new social justice center, and other areas of the
college to strengthen our connections with diverse student groups
and develop programs to better support historically marginalized
and underrepresented members of our community. The Associate
Director acts as administrative leader of the office in the
Director’s absence, represents the Counseling Center on campus
committees where their expertise is requested, and assists the
Director with planning and policy making. Finally, the Associate
Director provides direct clinical and consultation services to the
Skidmore community, with a special focus on supporting our BIPOC
Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or Master’s
Degree in Social Work, with NYS license as a Psychologist or LCSW
within one year of hire.
A minimum of 4-5 years of post-terminal degree clinical experience
with an understanding of a traditional college aged population.
Demonstrated experience in working with individuals from diverse
and underrepresented backgrounds is essential. Experience with
rapid assessment, risk management, and brief therapy are also
crucial. Must have the capacity to practice independently, to
collaborate effectively with individuals of different backgrounds
and abilities, and to provide skilled supervision of clinical staff
Requires knowledge of racial and ethnic identity development,
social justice, race-related disparities in access to healthcare,
and strategies for promoting equity and inclusivity in a higher
Requires the ability to establish collaborative working
relationships with campus partners, student groups, and area mental
health resources, and to interact effectively with members of the
college and local communities on a daily basis.
Requires strong interpersonal skills, leadership qualities, and the
ability to engage professional staff and students at different
levels of knowledge and experience on challenging issues.
The salary range for this 11-month position is $75,000-80,000, plus
an excellent benefits package.
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus
community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not
discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of
race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic
origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status,
marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status,
domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence,
or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal,
state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable
background check result.
CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.