Swarthmore College,

CAPS-Counseling & Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Fri, Apr 10th, '20


May 15, 2020

Start Date:

June 15, 2020 [flexible]

Last Updated:

Mon, Apr 13th, '20

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  • Full Time

Associate  Director

Swarthmore College Counseling and Psychological Services 


Reporting to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Associate Director works collaboratively with the CAPS leadership team to manage the mental health service delivery of a fast-paced college counseling service. The Associate Director is an integral part of a multidisciplinary team of social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and a robust trainee cohort (doctoral psychology interns, social work interns, postdoctoral residents and postgraduate social work fellows). 

The ideal candidate will have experience and/or interest in developing responsive mental health services in an academically rigorous college setting and possess a nuanced understanding of the changing landscape of college mental health. Swarthmore College is a need-blind institution that attracts a diverse, socially-conscious, and academically motivated student body. As such, the Associate Director will bring a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens to all center activities. This is a senior management position.

Core responsibilities:

  • Collaboration with CAPS leadership team on program development and strategic planning including establishing the center’s policies and procedures, budgeting, program evaluation, and staffing/utilization review
  • Management and oversight of Training and Groups programs 
  • Consultation with parents, faculty, and staff
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Supervision of clinical trainees
  • Provision of crisis intervention services 
  • Liaison to key campus stakeholders 

Swarthmore College is an AA/EEO employer. CAPS is committed to a staff that reflects the diversity of the student body.  Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.



To Apply:


Applications accepted until May 15, 2020



Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425 acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.

  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (must be licensed in Pennsylvania)
  • Minimum of three years post graduate clinical experience in college counseling setting 
  • Administrative experience in a clinical setting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills · 
  • Ability to effectively manage a complex clinical caseload along with administrative and supervision responsibilities 
  •  Demonstrated commitment to diversity and multicultural issues

  • Experience working with a multidisciplinary clinical team in a college counseling center 
  • Ability to innovate and effectively respond to heightened clinical demands
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to engage in productive conflict resolution
  • Strong background providing individual, group, crisis services, and consultations in a variety of contexts
  • Experience providing supervision to trainees
  • Ability to develop training program structure and curriculum          
  • Ability to engage in problem-solving and collaboration with campus partners and administrative leadership
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience in working with individuals from marginalized backgrounds and identities



    Letter of Interest