Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,500+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields.
Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and working. Stonehill values the diversity of persons, opinions, and cultural and religious perspectives. In fulfillment of its motto, Lux et Spes (“Light and Hope”), the College cultivates in its students the competence to think, act, and lead with courage towards creating a more just and compassionate world.
Counseling Services (CS) is committed to the development of the whole person: intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and physically. The Associate Director is responsible for providing a high level of leadership and mentoring in the department, as well as providing direct clinical service to students and consultation with the community. The Associate Director will be able to effectively work with students from diverse identity backgrounds and life experiences, maintaining a commitment to equity and inclusion that supports outreach to and help-seeking by students from historically underrepresented backgrounds.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Associate Director Duties
- Provide evidence-based, culturally responsive clinical services for Stonehill College’s student population, which includes intake assessment, individual counseling, crisis intervention, and BASICS.
- Facilitate referrals to other student services and area mental health services, or other case management needs that may arise, particularly around students requiring specialized or higher levels of care and/or those returning from a mental health-related absence.
- Serve as a leader in fostering a campus culture in which differences are embraced and work to advance the college’s mission of diversity and inclusion.
- Oversee graduate internship training program including networking with graduate programs, recruiting trainee cohorts, planning and organizing intern orientation and ongoing intern trainings, and updating the internship manual, in collaboration with senior staff.
- Supervise graduate interns.
- Conduct mandated assessments as needed for students referred by Student Affairs, Community Standards, and/or Residence Life.
- Provide management and oversight, in collaboration with the Director, of Titanium, the electronic medical records system (EMR) utilized by Counseling Services. Maintain appropriate clinical records/documentation in Titanium.
- Participate in clinical after-hours on-call rotation as backup consultant to 24/7 Line service provider.
- Provide psychoeducational group work in a small group format, as needed.
- In collaboration with Counseling Services colleagues, offer inclusive workshops, presentations, and social media outreach content on counseling/mental health topics to students, faculty, staff, and the professional community.
- Offer consultation to students, faculty, and staff on pertinent mental health topics or specific student-related concerns.
- Adhere to applicable laws, regulations, and professional codes of ethics and maintain licensure/CEU requirements as required by discipline.
- Adhere to guidelines in the Counseling Services’ Staff Manual and general policies/procedures for employees of Stonehill College.
- Seek, as well as provide, collegial input as needed for clinical case consultations. Serve as a leader in CS for consultation/collaboration with other staff, particularly when the Director is unavailable. Provide occasional supervision for other clinical staff as needed if the Director is unavailable.
- Assist the Director with the training/onboarding of new clinical staff, and team professional development, when needed.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students/clients, parents/guardians, faculty, and staff.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the College’s Catholic mission and identity and how Catholic traditions and values enhance the student experience.
- Serve on college committees as needed. In the leadership role of Associate Director, there may be opportunities to chair collaborative cross-departmental committees.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
A Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or social work is required. A Massachusetts independent licensure as a mental health provider is required. Licensed Psychologist or LICSW preferred, but LMHC is considered with a strong, relatable experience. Verification of license is required. A minimum of 5 years of counseling experience with a young-adult aged population and at least 3 years of experience in a college or university setting is required. Prior supervisory experience is required. Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations and the capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse academic community required. Established recognition of the effects that discrimination, prejudice, and systemic oppression have on marginalized individuals, and how these negative biases may lead to psychological trauma and stress. Demonstrated commitment to embracing and advancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of campus life.
Interested applicants are asked to submit a resume/CV, cover letter, and proof of licensure via the URL link:
Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Stonehill College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.