Student Counseling Director Student Affairs

CUNY John Jay College in New York

Date Posted November 12, 2013
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Student Counseling Director Student Affairs
Job ID: 9501
Job Title Name: Student Counseling Director
Contract Title: Higher Education Officer
Position Type: Regular/Full-Time
Closing Date: December 11, 2013
Compensation: $68,803 - $106,071
College website:

- Directs a college counseling center, integrating counseling services into a comprehensive student development experience.
- Manages a counseling center providing a variety of services such as individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, workshops, classroom instruction, and academic intervention
- Supervises and develops counseling faculty and staff
- Develops department budget and manages fiscal affairs
- Directs planning, evaluation, assessment and marketing of counseling services
- Interfaces with academic departments, other College offices, and student groups to assess program needs and develop appropriate responses
- Participates in inter-divisional programs to increase student success and retention
- Performs related duties as assigned.

Higher Education Officer


The Division of Student Affairs provides integrated, student-centered educational activities resulting in empowered students who lead engaged, socially responsible lives. Operating in a commuter, urban environment, John Jay students are affected by many external factors and this drives us to provide as many high-touch interactions as efficiently possible while following best practices and current developmental theories in the student affairs field. The Division provides an array of intellectual and experiential opportunities for students to become engaged citizens through its various departments which support student organizations, social events, athletics, theatrical productions, and community and service-learning opportunities as well as student support services that enhance their collegiate experience. The new director will enter the division at a time of growth and creative energy under a new Vice President for Student Affairs. We are expanding our student life programs, including a new residence life program; strengthening partnerships with faculty and campus partners; implementing a new three quarter of a million dollar community service grant; and expanding core services to students. Reporting directly to a senior member of the Student Affairs executive team, the successful candidate will be part of a newly forming area focused on Health, Wellness and Accessibility and will have a unique opportunity to help shape this new concept of student services at the College. The candidate will provide institutional leadership and consultation about student mental health/psychological issues and be a critical member of the College's Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). S/he will demonstrate an understanding of student development theory and student affairs, especially as it relates to the student populations at John Jay College. The Director will oversee all clinical aspects regarding the delivery of personal counseling services provided in the Center, supervising non-faculty Counselors and counseling staff and working in close partnership with the Chair/Deputy Chair of the Counseling Department, who supervises faculty.John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts college that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, the College offers bachelors and masters degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. John Jay College is also recognized for serving a broadly diverse student population. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy Travis, John Jay College has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building complete with a black-box theatre, state-of-the-art lab space for students and faculty, a moot courtroom, and a variety of virtual learning settings. As evidenced by so many on-going developments, the College offers its many new faculty and staff the opportunity to shape the future of their institution.

Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required.

- A doctoral degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or closely related field plus licensed or license-eligible in New York State for appropriate discipline
- A minimum of four (4) years of experience administering a student service program with a heavy counseling component in a higher education setting (as part of the eight years' related experience required)
- Experience in supervising, training, and developing clinical staff
- Experience working in an academic setting
- Experience working in a mental health setting with diverse and urban populations
- Familiarity with electronic medical records (Titanium Scheduling System a plus)
- Experience with writing and managing grants
- Excellent leadership, communication and management skills, and ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student community to develop departmental programs

$68,803 - $106,071

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

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December 11, 2013

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