Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Syracuse University,

Counseling Center, Barnes Center at The Arch
Last Posted:

Wed, Aug 19th, '20


Open until filled

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Wed, Aug 19th, '20

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  • Full Time

The Barnes Center at The Arch is Syracuse University’s integrated health and wellness center which incorporates counseling, health, health promotion and recreation.  The Associate Director is a newly developed position and is a core member of the Counseling Leadership team as well as the Health and Wellness leadership team.  As part of the Counseling Leadership team, the Associate Director provides clinical and administrative supervision to counseling therapists, assists in the day to day management of Counseling, and maintains a small client case load.  In partnership with the Barnes Center leadership team, the Associate Director develops, leads, and implements diversity and inclusion initiatives across the health and wellness team.  Specific responsibilities include leadership of the health and wellness diversity and inclusion committee, implementation of staff training opportunities, collaboration with offices and organizations across the university dedicated to the advancement of diversity and inclusion initiatives, and partnership with internal quality improvement programs. 


Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Master’s degree, or higher, in a mental health discipline (e.g., clinical or counseling psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or counselor education).  Must be licensed or licensed eligible within the state of New York.  Must have minimum of 5 years post degree experience.  Must have demonstrated experience providing supervision/leadership/oversight of diversity and inclusion initiatives


Must have strong experiences in work directly related to diversity and inclusion initiatives.  Must have experience in developing, leading and/or implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives.  Must have leadership experience and demonstrate the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams.   Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills. Experience within health and wellness fields beyond mental health preferred, but not required.


Highly competitive, commensurate with experience.


Cover letter, resume, and 3 references.