Counselor, San Francisco

Minerva Schools at KGI,

Counseling & Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Wed, Oct 28th, '20


November 30, 2020

Start Date:

Ideally December 1, 2020

Last Updated:

Wed, Oct 28th, '20

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  • Part Time

Minerva is seeking candidates for the position of a Counselor at Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS). This is a part-time, 6 month position (Dec 1 - May 31). This position will serve an essential role in expanding Minerva’s counseling and wellness services at our San Francisco location. Specifically, the primary duties of this position include providing short-term clinical services and coordination of care for students in San Francisco.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Reporting to the Global Director of Mental Health & Wellness

  • Providing a full range of clinical services to students (primarily international population) located in San Francisco, with emphasis on short-term individual therapy, consultation, case management, and crisis intervention

  • Providing group therapy and outreach programming, and training based on student needs, as relevant

  • Working with Student Life staff to support student wellness, and to develop mental health support systems for students studying in SF, as needed 

  • Developing and delivering training for student staff, as needed

  • Providing consultation and support to faculty and staff regarding students of concern, as needed

  • Participates in special events at the University and serves on relevant university committees as needed

  • Other duties as required


About the Minerva Schools at KGI

Minerva, based in San Francisco, California, offers a unique undergraduate experience for some of the brightest, most motivated students in the world. Minerva has been deliberately designed to teach the capabilities needed to solve complex challenges. Combining a reinvented curriculum, rigorous academic standards, cutting-edge technology, and an immersive global experience, Minerva provides an exceptional and accessible education to prepare future leaders and innovators across all disciplines. Minerva formed an alliance with Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), a WASC-accredited institution and one of the Claremont Colleges, to establish the Minerva Schools at KGI in 2013. Minerva undergraduate students come from all over the world to spend their first year in residence in San Francisco, and then live and study in a different major world city every semester thereafter: Seoul, Hyderabad, Berlin, Buenos Aires, London, and Taipei. These rich international experiences strive to provide students with deep global understanding and skills. 

CAPS Philosophy

Candidates are encouraged to review the following resources, which inform CAPS philosophy in outreach and collaboration, which is a significant portion of the Global Director’s role:

  1. Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Model

  2. Glass, G. (2016). Introducing a psychotherapy for the collective: A paradigm shift for college mental health. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 48(6), 16-23.

  3. Glass, G. (2019). College counseling center outreach — An organizing framework. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy.


    • Active licensure/in good standing as a master’s or doctoral level mental health practitioner in California (e.g., LMFT, LPCC, LMFT, Ph.D., PsyD).  
    • Strong time-limited psychotherapy skills, as well as case management and crisis management skills
    • Ability to multitask, work independently, as well as work collaboratively with others.


    • Minimum 2 years of counseling/clinical experience with a university population, in a university counseling center, with late adolescent/early adult populations, or other relevant setting

    • Experience and interest in working with multicultural, particularly international population

    • Familiarity of mental health and wellness services in San Francisco for purposes of referral, case management, and partnership development

    • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple clinical situations and to coordinate these efforts as a part of a multidisciplinary team

    • Knowledge of the Google Suite of software (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, etc.)

    • Familiarity with Electronic Health Record systems


    This is a part-time (~20-25 hours/week), 6-month position, active during the academic year (Jan-May), including reduced hours during December for onboarding (~10hr/week). The 6 month appointment and part-time hours are negotiable. Compensation will be competitive and dependent on experience and qualifications; benefits ineligible. Start date negotiable, preferably by December 1, 2020. A background check is required before formal offer of employment.


    Apply by submitting materials listed below at

    • A cover letter addressing how you meet each of the qualifications

    • Current Curriculum Vitae/Resume

    • Contact information for two references

    Questions? Contact Kayla Walsh, Interim Dean of Students, Minerva Schools at KGI, at