Director, Counseling Center

Allegheny College, a small selective liberal arts college located in northwest Pennsylvania, invites application for the position of Director of the Counseling Center & Personal Development Center.  This is a full time administrative position reporting to the Vice President & Dean of Students.  The Counseling Center offers individual counseling for a variety of personal, academic and career related issues, crisis services and also does campus community outreach including preventive education and wellness programs. Our campus serves students in ways that support and affirm all of their identities. We welcome candidates who will continue to expand our reach to marginalized and under-represented students, including but not limited to persons of color, international, first-generation, veterans, those with disabilities, and LGBTQ.   


The position will oversee the operations and staff of the Counseling Center, including supervision of three full time licensed professional therapists, a secretary/receptionist, and graduate student interns.  The Director will provide individual counseling to students; respond to crisis situations; develop and implement outreach programs to the college community; develop and maintain strong working relationships with administrative and academic departments; oversee and participate in the Counseling Center on-call weekend and evening rotation; develop and monitor the annual budget; participate in or lead college committees as needed or appointed; and be an active member of the Student Affairs Directors’ team.


Requirements for the 11-month, on-going position include a minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in a college/university counseling center or other closely related experience.  A Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Clinical or Counseling Psychology is required.  A Ph. D. in Counselor Education/Supervision or Psychology or related field, and PA license or license expected by start date or within 90 days of employment.  Experience in a Counseling Center, supervising staff, and providing clinical supervision is required. College/university counseling experience and demonstrated expertise with young adult developmental and mental health concerns as well as significant experience working with diverse populations is essential.  Leadership, interpersonal communication and teamwork skills are important along with an ability to interact easily with many campus constituents.  The position will begin on or before July 1, 2017.


Allegheny College is a Carnegie I national liberal arts college that ranks among the top 7% of liberal arts colleges in the production of future Ph.D.’s, business leaders and other professionals.  The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  The College is located in Northwest Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh.  Its picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.  Meadville, PA was voted one of the best places to live in a recent survey.


Please submit a letter of application, recent transcripts, curriculum vitae, licensure standing, salary expectations, and contact information of three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 


Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.


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