Grinnell College is pleased to announce a national search for
the position of Clinical Director for Counseling Services in
Health and Wellness (SHAW). Supporting the College’s strong
commitment to the health and wellbeing of its student community,
the Clinical Director will oversee the clinical operations of
Counseling Services, provide clinical supervision to the Counseling
staff, and offer direct services to students. Grinnell College
serves and values a diverse student body, and the Clinical Director
must share the College’s commitment to the values of social
justice, diversity, and equity/inclusion.
The Clinical Director, a new position, will report to the Dean
of Health and Wellness and will serve as part of the Dean’s
Leadership Team. The College is seeking an experienced psychologist
who is prepared to engage in, and provide leadership for,
Counseling Services, including supervising and training graduate
students in the mental health professions. The successful candidate
must have the appropriate academic and clinical training, an
understanding of the challenges faced by college students, and
experience that prepares them for this leadership role.
About Grinnell College
Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a highly selective
residential liberal arts and sciences college that enrolls over
1,700 students from all 50 states and over 40 countries around the
world. The College's primary mission is to provide students
with a broad, deep, and life-enhancing education, preparing its
students for professional success, personal growth, and social
responsibility. The College's graduates are equipped to pursue
successful careers, satisfying personal lives, effective community
service, and intellectually stimulating and physically active
A Grinnell education is an exceptional, rigorous,
comprehensive, and opportunity-rich experience that has, at
its heart, meaningful one-on-one interactions between students and
faculty. Capitalizing on a student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1, the
College's curricular and research programs incorporate active
learning and collaborative work between students and faculty and a
strong, growing commitment to undergraduate research.
Grinnell’s campus comprises 190 acres and 92 buildings, in the
center of Grinnell, Iowa—a progressive, community-minded town of
10,000 people located within an hour’s drive of Iowa’s main cities,
Des Moines and Iowa City, and within about five hours of several
major metropolitan areas including Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis,
Kansas City, and Omaha. For more information, please visit https://www.grinnell.edu/about-grinnell.
The Clinical Director reports to the College’s Dean of Health
and Wellness to oversee the counseling services provided to
Grinnell students. Currently, these services include: group and
individual therapy; crisis management; case management;
psycho-educational outreach programming; consultation to campus
members and families of students; supervision and training of
pre-licensed counselors; supervision and training of graduate
students in the mental health professions (overseen by the Doctoral
Program Director in conjunction with the University of Iowa
Counseling Psychology PhD program). The Clinical Director will be
responsible for the oversight of clinical operations, the provision
of services, and administrative functions associated with
Counseling Services and SHAW.
- Doctorate from an APA-Accredited program in Counseling or
Clinical Psychology and completion of an APA-Accredited internship
- Licensed as a psychologist in the state of Iowa or eligible to
obtain Iowa licensure within 18 months. The Iowa license must be
maintained as a condition of continued employment.
- Successful experience providing:
- individual and group therapy to primarily young adults, ages
- clinical supervision/training;
- outreach and prevention services and community programming,
ideally specific to college campuses and/or rural community mental
- crisis management, mental health case management, care
coordination within an integrated behavioral health center, and
- Broad knowledge of counseling theory and theoretical bases for
practice, and experience in providing evidenced based
- Ability to:
- maintain organized records that help ensure efficiency and
- demonstrate knowledge, training, sensitivity, and interest in
multicultural and diversity issues, throughout all clinical
services and professional interpersonal interactions;
- work effectively in a brief, short-term model of care;
- screen and identify alternate service care tracks for
- work collegially within a diverse, multicultural setting and
- maintain flexibility within the work environment and in
provision of clinical services;
- work congruently within the mission statement of the college,
division, and department.
- A working knowledge of HIPAA and associated sensitivity and
commitment to confidentiality and student privacy.
- Proficiency in working with serious and complex mental health
concerns and with mental health crises.
- Previous mental health experience working on a college or
- Interest and/or experience in graduate level training and/or
creating APA-accredited supervisory experiences.
- Interest and experience in infusing technology into the
delivery of mental health services.
- Interest and/or experience in counseling center research.
- Proficiency in working with psychological assessment/routine
- Interest and proficiency in creating and providing brief
psycho-educational group interventions.
Application Procedure and Timeline
Grinnell College has partnered with Keeling and Associates, LLC
(K&A) in this search process. Applications should include a
cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae and must be sent,
preferably in PDF format, to recruiting@KeelingAssociates.com. The
subject line of the email should read “Grinnell – Clinical
Director.” A confidential review of applications will continue
until an appointment is made. All applications received
by February 25, 2022, will receive full
Confidential inquiries and nominations should be addressed to
Dr. Lili Rodríguez, Senior Consultant for Executive Search, Keeling
& Associates, at firstname.lastname@example.org.