Director- Student Counseling Center

Paul Smith's College,

Student Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Tue, Sep 8th, '20


Until Filled

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Tue, Sep 8th, '20

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  • Full Time

  • Provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, counseling and wellness workshops and referral services to students.
  • Provides evaluation and/or treatment for emotional concerns for students who are referred or seek advice.
  • Familiarizes the faculty and staff with counseling service policies and procedures, especially those regarding confidentiality, and serves as a liaison with administration and faculty for student development matters.
  • Creates a warm, sincere, and friendly atmosphere in which students feel accepted as individuals with individual needs and are secure in discussing the most difficult problems.
  • Participates in planning opportunities for the student, relating to physical, social and emotional well-being.
  • Provides for substance abuse assessment and education.
  • Develops and monitors the Counseling Services budget.
  • Recruits and hires staff as needed.
  • Serves on committees as necessary.
  • Maintains a current reference bank of available community resources regarding drugs, alcohol, emotional concerns, life skills, etc.  Provides a listing of support services and therapeutic services available in the community.  Refers students to outside agencies as needed.
  • Provides consultation to the faculty and staff regarding emotional concerns, substance abuse issues, and handicapping conditions.
  • Provides statistical information for institutional research and reporting purposes.
  • Develops a program of mental health, wellness, and substance abuse education and promotion.
  • Provides for and/or conducts group work as needed for alcohol, drug concerns, special interests, or personal growth.
  • Provides consultation and training to RAs regarding emotional concerns and other pertinent topics.
  • Serves as Community Liaison regarding substance and prevention issues.
  • Participates in the planning and execution of such events as Orientation, Open House, etc. as appropriate and as directed by the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life.
  • Assists with other duties as needed or as assigned by the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life.

Paul Smith’s College is unlike any college in America.  We are the only private four-year college inside the Adirondack Park, six million acres of breathtaking natural beauty blended with human communities in northern New York.  Within this natural laboratory – where the college owns and manages more than 14,000 acres of forest lands – we offer students unparalleled opportunities for hands-on learning in fields such as environmental stewardship, forest management, fisheries and wildlife science, culinary arts, sustainability and hospitality.  For nearly 70 years, Paul Smith’s College has welcomed young men and women looking for a well-rounded, hands-on, career-building education in an incomparable setting.  Our unique approach to higher education combines experiential and traditional learning, using the classroom as a launching point for field and laboratory work, research training, internships and on-the-job experience.  The results are Paul Smith’s graduates, leave with a solid academic background, leadership skills, confidence and real-world experience to thrive in their chosen field.



Applicants should complete the on-line application and submit a letter of intent, resume, and contact information for three professional references.