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Assistant Director of Training, Counseling Service

Vassar College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 17, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Vassar College

Assistant Director of Training, Counseling Service

Department: Counseling Services
Duration of Position: Academic year / Full time
Work Schedule:
Employee Type: Administrator
Posting Date: 05/17/2024
Union Representation: Not Applicable
Posting Number: AS491P
Pay Rate:
Compensation: The starting annual base salary range for this 10-month position is $55,850-$86,400 (USD).

When extending an offer, Vassar College considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, budget, and other market and organizational considerations. The starting salary range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate at the time of posting.

About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape.Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other historically underrepresented groups.Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.Vassar College offers a comprehensive benefits package for administrators which includes: 22 vacation days for full time employees - prorated if not full time, unlimited paid personal and sick time for use at the supervisor’s approval. 14 paid holidays per year which includes the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. A choice of three health plans (EPO, PPO, High Deductible), Participation in FSA, Dependent Care, and Transit programs. Voluntary, employee paid dental insurance plan. Life Insurance and Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Employer paid short-term and long-term disability programs. 403(b) defined contribution plan after one year of service. For more information, visit: New hires will be automatically enrolled in the SRA at a 4% employee contribution per paycheck. Tuition benefits for undergraduate programs: Eligible after applicable waiting period. For more information, visit:

Position Summary and Responsibilities
Vassar College Counseling Service invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Training. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge, sensitivity and ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and will provide leadership in the development and management of our training program for emerging counseling professionals which includes post-doctoral fellows, post-MSW fellows, and interns in social work and mental health counseling. This vital role contributes to our mission of delivering innovative, creative, collaborative clinical services within a small, residential liberal arts college environment. This is a full-time, 10-month (August 15 - June 15), benefit eligible position.

  • Conduct intake and clinical assessments, crisis interventions, and triage.
  • Deliver brief individual psychotherapy and group therapy.
  • Provide visionary leadership in the development and oversight of the training program. Facilitate professional development training for in-house and collaborative health and advocacy services.
  • Provide clinical supervision to post-doctoral fellows, MSW fellows, interns, and/or new staff as needed.
  • Assist with coordinating departmental and emergency crisis response and management for the campus community.
  • Participate in on-call rotations, providing backup to our off-site service and sharing crisis coverage duties with the Director and Associate Director.
  • Foster professional relationships within the campus and broader community to offer mental health consultation and contribute to wellness through campus committee work.
  • Contribute to build and maintain partnerships with graduate programs and manage the recruitment of training staff.
  • Support department training supervisors to ensure a high-quality training experience.
  • Some evening and weekend hours should be expected, particularly for crisis intervention, backup on-call coverage, and outreach activities.

  • A doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology (PhD, PsyD, EdD) from an APA-approved program or a clinical social worker (LCSW or DSW).
  • Licensure in New York State or licensed in another state with the ability to transfer upon hire.
  • Strong commitment to equity, inclusion, and the celebration of diversity and multiculturalism.
  • Broad clinical skills with proficiency in assessing and intervening across a spectrum of disorders and issues.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in clinical supervision.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in collaborative care teams.

  • Experience with brief therapy and group facilitation in a college/university counseling setting.
  • Expertise in multicultural considerations and experience with historically underrepresented groups, LGBTQIA+, and BIPOC populations.
  • Specialization in trauma and/or substance abuse.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.

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