Assistant Professor/Director of the Counseling Center

Whitworth University in Washington

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 28, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time


9 MONTHS, FULL TIME (.5 FTE Staff, .5 FTE Faculty (non-tenure track))


Applications are reviewed as received.  Position will remain open until filled.


FUNCTION: Provide leadership and direction for the counseling center at Whitworth University and teach and supervise internships in the marriage and family therapy program.



Counseling Clinic responsibilities

  1. Provide short-term individual therapeutic counseling for undergraduate students.
  2. Provide group counseling on an on-going basis for appropriate populations

 (Grief groups, coping with divorce, pre-engagement, etc.).

  1. Provide mental health training and programs for students and staff/faculty.
  2. Provide ongoing supervision for counselors and administrative staff.
  3. Make appropriate connections and take or give/referrals to members of the Whitworth community who are able to provide students with supportive services  like;  Residence Life staff, Chapel staff, Student Success Team Members, Career Services, Athletics, and Faculty/Academic Advisors.
  4. Coordinating counseling services for Whitworth students with the Marriage and Family Therapy Wellness Center.
  5. Provide professional consultation as needed by the Student Life program.
  6. Make appropriate referrals to mental health care professionals outside the Whitworth community.
  7. Provide crisis intervention training, support and back-up as necessary.
  8. Maintain accurate and confidential client case files.
  9. Document counseling caseloads on a monthly basis or as required.
  10. Work in cooperation with Career Services, the Health Center, the Chaplains office and Residence Life to provide a coordinated support services safety net for students.
  11. Ability to assess student counseling needs and the effectiveness of the counseling center on an on-going basis.
  12. Provide marketing of services, programs, and events.
  13. Oversee and manage department budget.16.
  14. Meet regularly with Vice President of Student Life.
  15. Meet regularly with Student Life Directors team and the Student Success Team.


Faculty responsibilities

  1. Teach a 50% load in the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program.
  2. Provide clinical supervision for the MFT interns. 
  3. Work collaboratively with the Director of the MFT clinic, and meet regularly with the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in Education.
  4. Advise graduate students; participate in university governance; and be involved in appropriate professional and scholarly activities.



  • Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology required. (ABD with degree completion by August 15, 2014 may be considered).
  • Valid MFT license in Washington or another state.
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy approved supervisor status.
  • Three to five years of supervised counseling experience with college students or young adults and/or established counseling practice that includes a significant number of college age clients.
  • Three years of successful clinical teaching experience desired.
  • Be familiar with the Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education for Counseling Services.
  • Experience working with substance abuse issues desired; Chemical Dependency Professional certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of developmental issues that college students face.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and other student life professionals.
  • Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class or religious perspectives.
  • An active commitment to equal employment opportunity for all persons.
  • A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
  • Background check required.


Application Process:

The following documents are required to complete the online application form at

1)      A letter of interest that relates your education and experience to the qualifications of the position.

2)       Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

3)      A copy of valid MFT license in Washington State or another state.

4)      The names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three academic/professional references.

5)      A one-page document describing your personal commitment to the Christian faith.




Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of all racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.




How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at