Director of Counseling, Health and Wellness

Massachusetts College of Art & Design,

Counseling and Wellness Center
Last Posted:

Tue, May 12th, '20



Start Date:

Opening Day of the Fall Semester is 9/1/2020

Last Updated:

Tue, May 12th, '20

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  • Full Time

The Director is responsible for providing strategic and innovative planning, development and implementation of all campus health and wellness initiatives, while creating a culture of wellness for the campus community. 

Summary of Duties

1. Leadership
• Develop priorities and goals for the counseling services office in support of student development objectives and the academic mission of the College.
• Supervises, leads and manages the Counseling and Wellness Center Office.  
• Provide leadership and supervision to professional, student, administrative and part-time staff that assures the highest standards of professional and ethical care.
• Provides clinical leadership in the development of policies and procedures and assures up to date and disease specific protocols are in place
• Oversee the daily operations of the counseling services office including office budget.
• Analyze Counseling and Wellness Center procedures and techniques; conduct periodic needs assessments to ensure quality of service.

2. Determine and oversee clinical model for the Counseling and Wellness Center
• Maintain a limited caseload.
• Provide appropriate psychological services that address a full range of issues
• Oversee crisis coverage for after-hours mental health emergencies.
• Administer psychological and other screening instruments as appropriate.
• Refer to appropriate outside resources for long-term therapy and/or issue-specific therapists and refer to and coordinate with treating/medicating psychopharmacologists when appropriate.

3. Supervision and training
• Provide supervision to clinical staff
• Supervise and conduct recruitment, selection, orientation and development of graduate interns.
• Plan and conduct professional development training for Counseling and Wellness Center staff
• Provide regular campus-wide training and workshops as needed, with an emphasis on educating faculty, staff and students to make appropriate referrals to the Counseling Services.

4. Health Services & Health Insurance
• Supervise medical director of third-party health service provider
• Provide oversight of health insurance waiver process.
• Maintain immunization records for all incoming full-time students and compile annual report for DPH as per state law. 
• Manages Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) for the College.

5. Administrative Tasks
• Work collaboratively with the Student Development Division and other offices that require input from a mental health expert; i.e. Academic Resource Center, Office of Compliance, Academic Affairs. Maintain and update appropriate off campus resources, files and resource library relevant to the needs of college-age students. Conduct research and prepare reports as requested by the Dean of Students, such as caseload statistics and volume and scope of Counseling Services' activities. Conduct other research as necessary and useful to the College.
• Collect, store and maintain client records in accordance with state and federal laws and standards of professional ethics so that the highest level of client confidentiality may be maintained. 
• Develop and promote the Counseling Services as a college resource by communicating information about services and policies to prospective students, families and faculty.
• Serve as liaison to other offices/departments and serve on Student Development/campus committees as needed.
• Attend/assist with College functions of general importance to student body or College (e.g. Orientation, Commencement, etc.).

6. Performs other related duties as assigned (Search Committees, Governance Committee, projects, etc.)

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public, independent institution that prepares artists, designers, and educators from diverse backgrounds to shape communities, economies, and cultures for the common good, and demonstrate our values by:
•Pursuing a just, compassionate, and equitable learning environment.
•Cultivating rigorous creative practices by observing, questioning, making and remaking.
•Honoring courage, honesty, mutual respect, and self-expression.
•Believing in the power of art and design to transform our world.

Serious consideration will be given to applicants received by June 30, 2020, with an anticipated start date in September, 2020.

Please note that MassArt does not provide employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship for administrators, managers, technical staff, library staff or support staff. All offers of employment are based on appropriate U.S. work authorization. 

MassArt currently does not provide reimbursement for travel. 

Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration. 


Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) was founded in 1873, and is the first publicly-funded, independent college of art and design in the country. MassArt is also the first college in the United States to grant an art degree! 

Today, MassArt educates approximately 2100 undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students; employs 125 faculty who are experts in their fields of study; and employs 375 staff members. Welcome to MassArt, we're excited for you to join our creative community. 



Education: Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program.
Licensure or licensure –eligible in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Experience: 8-10 years post-degree clinical experience (preferably including 5 years of experience at a college or College Counseling Center)

Experience working collaboratively with College faculty, administration and staff


Salary Range:  $95, 000 - $110, 000