Director of Counseling

Earlham College
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 22, 2023

Earlham College is a Top 100 National Liberal Arts College located in Richmond, IN, a small city that's just a short drive away from several major metropolitan areas including Dayton, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago.

Richmond and Earlham have a symbiotic relationship. Through research, studies, internships and volunteering, Earlhamites offer Richmond expertise and service as Richmond offers our students the chance to gain valuable, real-world experience. Our community assumes no religious affiliation but follows Quaker principles and practices, which include respect for persons, integrity, a commitment to peace and justice, simplicity, and consensus-based community decision-making. Earlham is committed to and proud of being a diverse and inclusive place most clearly visible in our student body: 20% of our student body are international, coming from 60+ nations in 2022, and 24% are domestic students of color. Faculty and staff also bring tremendous diversity to the College; many have lived and worked outside the United States, and they make a point of drawing on those experiences in their interactions with students. Additionally, Earlham makes it a priority to serve as a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ communities and has a four-star rating on the Campus Pride Index. Our community is characterized by respect for every person and a commitment to social justice. Equity and inclusion are central to Earlham's institutional priorities and our leadership is committed to widening the path to an Earlham education.

Earlham College is seeking a Director of Counseling to join our team!

Job summary :

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, the Director will assist senior leadership for the Division of Student Life in the development of a holistic approach to ensuring student health, personal development and overall positive well-being. In collaboration with senior leadership, the Director will: provide guidance for the division’s response to students of concern; monitor assessment and current behavioral trends; help facilitate and evaluate programs that center on counseling, health and wellness goals for positively impacting the student experience; and overseeing the development of a well-care plan for students.

Essential Functions:
  • Provide leadership for Counseling Services
  • Manage a student case load
  • Consult with the Academic Enrichment Center and partner for assessment and programming
  • Advise as needed for ODAS (Office of Disability and Accessibility Services) student cases
  • Provide outreach and maintain contractual agreements with local mental health agencies and professionals
  • Support and advocate for undergraduate and graduate students who are in crisis: intervene in sensitive cases involving mental and physical illness and other threats of harm to mind and body
  • Serve on the College’s Early Alert team
  • Provide expertise and participate in the division’s on-call crisis response as needed
  • Advise Dean /Director on- call personnel, along with Public Safety and Residence Life staff
  • Monitor compliance expectations for Counseling Services
  • Advise as needed in response to crisis situations (Title IX, etc.)
  • Some required evening/weekend work throughout the academic year
  • Additional duties as assigned

  • Master’s or doctorate degree in higher education, student affairs administration, college student personnel/counseling … Master’s degree in student affairs administration or counseling with license to practice counseling (LMHC or LCSW) in Indiana
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient with an electronic health record software
  • Strong project / program management and evaluation skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to assume new tasks and special projects
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Previous experience working with students regarding cases related to Title IX, victim advocacy and education
  • Clinical education in Counseling and/or Health related fields preferred (psychology, social work and/or psychiatric nursing).
  • Be a positive example and resource to all Earlham Students
Physical Requirements:
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply
  • Please submit the following application materials through our Earlham Careers Portal
  • Cover letter - Please address your thinking and experience with matters of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as it relates and specifically pertains to this position.
  • Resume
  • List of Three References with Contact Information
Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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