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Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jul 25, 2023

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Location: Employee Assistance Wellness
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 607391
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

Special Information

This position is a hybrid position which allows the incumbent to complete their work at both the Flagstaff Mountain campus and at a non-centralized site with or without accommodation.

Job Description

The Office of Employee Assistance and Wellness (EAW) provides counseling, consultation, critical incident response, training, organizational support, conflict management, health screenings, and other health and wellness services to NAU faculty and staff and their adult family members. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of six professionals: a psychologist, counselors, a health educator, and an administrative associate. The mission of the office is to provide opportunities to promote and enhance individual and organizational wellbeing for NAU faculty and staff.

The successful candidate will be an experienced generalist psychologist with demonstrated multicultural competence; established clinical, outreach, and training experience serving historically marginalized and underrepresented populations is preferred. This individual will possess a high level of emotional intelligence and excellent interpersonal skills, and will be self-motivated, committed to excellence, and skillful in counseling and training. The psychologist will also have knowledge of and interest in consultation (such as assessing workplace needs or problems and providing coaching/support to individuals and departments). The successful candidate will work with a wide range of individuals as a clinical generalist, trainer, and organizational consultant. Importantly, this individual must be committed to embracing a wellness focus in all aspects of the position and be motivated to work in a collaborative environment. There is a strong preference for a candidate who can strengthen outreach connections and coordinate employee support with various partners on campus, including the Office of Inclusion, the LGBTQIA+ Resources and Support office, the Native American Cultural Center, and others, as well as to provide consultation/training in diversity and multiculturalism to EAW staff, interns, and/or affiliates.

EAW is a small office that values mutual support, collaboration, diversity, innovation, professionalism, inclusion, and work-life balance. EAW personnel are expected to be supportive of each other and contribute to the development of an enjoyable and rewarding work environment.

Counseling - 55%
  • Provide culturally adaptive, short-term individual, couples, family, and/or group counseling to NAU faculty and staff and their adult dependents; maintain an assigned caseload.
  • Compliance with HIPAA/FERPA regulations; demonstrate confidentiality, sensitivity, and concern during all client interactions.
  • Document all assessment, treatment, and other pertinent client interactions; maintain records and files reflecting treatment planning and up-to-date client progress.
  • Facilitates effective and appropriate referrals to alternative mental health resources.
  • Stays abreast of current issues and brings attention to the issues that may eventually bring individuals into counseling.
  • Values and promotes sensitivity to social justice issues such as diversity, equity, and/or inclusion.
  • Takes responsibility for own educational needs and keeps current on research pertinent to field; shares information with other staff.
  • Provides clinical supervision and training of interns, practicum students, etc., as needed.
  • Critical incident/crisis intervention services during the workday with individuals and groups.

Training - 20%
  • Develop and present customized training programs for departments and work groups, as well as for the EAW wellness series.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of services, outreach, and training to campus partners informed by evidence-based research and best practices.
  • Preference for individual able to coordinate multicultural outreach programs, services, training, and professional development opportunities.

Consultation - 10%
  • Consults with university staff, faculty, and administration about problems/issues on an individual, departmental, and/or divisional basis.

Service - 10%
  • Participates in initiatives addressing specific populations.
  • Works in multidisciplinary teams/committees; consistently evaluates and makes recommendations to administration for continued improvements in mental health services at the university.
  • Participation in university and community committees and projects.

Other - 5%
  • Participation in EAW office planning, development, and team-based projects and associated administrative duties.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Work Environment

Work is primarily office and/or conference/classroom based. There is the infrequent potential of having to interact with agitated clients. This position requires occasional travel across campus for presentations, events, and/or meetings. Infrequently, EAW staff may have to work past 5pm to deal with a crisis or emergency with a client or the campus community.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology AND
  • Currently licensed, or license eligible as LP in Arizona AND
  • Three (3) or more years counseling/clinical experience, OR
  • A combination of related education, experience, and training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five (5) or more years of counseling/clinical experience.
  • Three (3) or more years of experience developing, presenting, and training on a variety of mental/behavioral health and wellness related topics.
  • Experience developing and evaluating the effectiveness of inclusive services, outreach, and training.
  • Experience assessing, coordinating, and evaluating training programs including with supervisory level staff.
  • Organizational consultation experience with individuals and groups.
  • Conflict management, critical incident response experience.
  • Experience working in a higher education setting.
  • Experience working in an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the development of ongoing multicultural competency in professional and clinical contexts.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Sensitivity and ability to provide confidential services to NAU colleagues while at the same time functioning as a member of the NAU community.
  • Knowledge of client rights, client consent, confidentiality, and HIPAA.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply DSM-5.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability and desire to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving, organizational, and analytical capabilities.
  • Experience in the use of electronic/medical records systems; must be computer literate.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated innovation, creativity, and motivation.
  • Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds and promote a diverse, inclusive environment.
  • Awareness of and commitment to the NAU EEO/Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment goals.
  • Preference for in-depth knowledge of APA Multicultural Guidelines (2017).
  • Preference for comprehensive understanding of intersectionality, ecological influences, and the impact of biosociocultural context.

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Salary range begins at $72,445. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website. NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each 6 months according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of the pay period following election. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following election.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Application Deadline

September 28, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773,, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Know Your Rights Poster

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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