Assistant Director of Counseling, Coordinator of Multicultural Initiatives – Roger Williams University (79 views)

Bristol, Rhode Island
July 8, 2022

Roger Williams University

Location: Bristol, RI Category: Professional and Clerical Posted On: Thu Jun 16 2022 Job Description:

Reporting to, and under the guidance of, the Director of the Counseling Center, the Assistant Director of Counseling, Coordinator of Multicultural Initiatives provides a coordinated and comprehensive array of treatment services aimed at enhancing the academic, emotional, and social development of students while promoting respect for self, others, and diversity within the University community.

Essential Functions / Characteristics

  • Provide individual and group counseling with students experiencing personal concerns while continuously adhering to ethical and legal standards.
  • Participate in the rotation of on-call and after-hours crisis management, as assigned by the Director.
  • Consult about students of concern and other matters of importance to the Counseling Center with administrators, faculty, staff, family members of students, and on and off-campus treatment providers.
  • Contribute to the training and development of pre-doctoral interns and post-doctoral fellows.
  • Conduct crisis appointments, intakes, post-hospitalization meetings, psychological assessments, and other specialized clinical interventions.

Additional Functions

  • Develop and implement psychoeducational outreach programs, including those requested by administrators, faculty, staff, or student organizations.
  • Abide by and maintain Counseling Center and University policies and procedures.
  • Continuously compose and update clinical records in a timely manner.
  • Participate in and contribute to department staff meetings and case consultations.
  • Coordinate or assist Counseling Center efforts in a particular domain (e.g., group dynamics, sports psychology, substance use, technology).
  • Formulation and delivery of specialized consultation and outreach activities in collaboration with the Intercultural Center, international students, student organizations, and/or the Queer and Trans Resource and Advocacy Center (QTRAC).
  • Strong commitment to and advancement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts in coordination with the Counseling Center, Division of Student Life, and the University.

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or related field.
  • Must hold an active Rhode Island professional license or obtain a Rhode Island professional license within 1 year of start date.
  • Minimum of one year professional experience working with an adult population.
  • Individual and group treatment skills with additional experience in crisis intervention and case consultation.
  • Sensitivity to, and appreciation of, marginalized identities and cultural differences as well as an active commitment to practices informed by and in concert with University-wide DEI efforts.
  • Ability to work extended hours and represent the Counseling Center on an infrequent basis for campus events, emergency situations, and outreach programs.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with diverse populations of students and university personnel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.) in counseling or clinical psychology.
  • Experience designing and coordinating campus-wide mental health education and DEI-related programs, including the use of social media.
  • One or more internship(s) and/or fellowship(s) in a higher education counseling center.
  • Minimum of one year professional experience in a higher education counseling center.

At the University’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law. For information on our Non-discrimination policy, visit here.

RWU prohibits all forms of discrimination on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. Complaints of Title IX sexual harassment should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at the contact information listed below. Details regarding the formal complaint process can be found here: Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures. All complaints of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and responded to promptly. TITLE IX COORDINATOR: Dr. Jen Stanley, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809 / Phone Number: (401) 254-3123 /Email Address:

Salaries for new hires at Roger Williams University usually fall within the following range for this position:
$62,210 – $79,593

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