Assistant Director

Brown University,

Counseling & Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Wed, Aug 5th, '20


August 16th, 2020

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Thu, Aug 6th, '20

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  • Full Time

The Assistant Director provides culturally-competent mental health services for university students. The position also provides management of Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) staff and leadership within CAPS and to the campus community. He/she/they must work exceptionally well with students identifying as black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQ students, international students, and other under-represented students and communities on campus; and have a sophisticated understanding of how intersectionality, privilege, and socioeconomic status relate to the mental health of a global student community. This position has unique responsibilities that include collaboration with the Graduate School, and transformative practices efforts focused on students and partner offices including Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED), Title IX, and The College. This is a 12-month full time position. Application review will begin on Monday August 16th. 


Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical SchoolSchool of Public HealthSchool of Engineering, and the School of Professional StudiesBrown’s vibrant, diverse community consists of about 6,500 undergraduates, 2,500 graduate students, and 600 medical school students. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries.

Our staff in CAPS is very diverse, multilingual, and multidisciplinary. We also work within an innovate clinical service framework called the Flexible Care Model, and are routinely experimenting with other methods of providing services for our students. 

  • Counseling credential/license:
    • Psychologist (PhD/PsyD)
      • Licensed or license eligible
    • Social Worker (MSW):
      • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), licensed or license eligible
    • Counselor (MA):
      • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC); licensed or license eligible
  • Exceptional skills in working with diverse students, a diverse counseling staff, and demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • Ability to work with a team; excellent communication skills with peers, campus partners, as well as clients.
  • Experience in a university counseling center
  • Previous management or supervision of staff
  • Previous university counseling center leadership
  • Bilingual or multilingual counseling skills
  • Skills, knowledge, and experience specifically focused on the needs of black, indigenous, and people of color, LGBTQ students, international students, students from diverse religious affiliations (Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and others), undocumented students, or first generation college students on a university campus.

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