Staff Counselor, Intersectional Specialist

Reed College,

Health and Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Fri, Dec 11th, '20


Initial review of applications will begin on January 12, 2021 and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Start Date:

Anticipated start date is March 1, 2021 or later.

Last Updated:

Fri, Dec 11th, '20

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  • Full Time

The Health & Counseling Center (HCC) at Reed College is accepting applications for a Staff Counselor - Intersectional Specialist who focuses on providing services to support the success and mental well-being of students who identify at the intersection of being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual  +  and Black/African American, Indigenous/First Nations, Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Multiracial, and other underrepresented students through the provision of clinical services. These services will include conducting initial assessments, providing individual and group therapy/workshops, consultation, outreach, programming, and collaboration with campus partners. As with all Counseling Services staff, this individual will also be a generalist, providing a full range of clinical services to the larger Reed student population. 

The creation of this position is a part of Reed College’s commitment to antiracism and social justice. This successful candidate has a comprehensive understanding of the lived experiences of LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC young adults or students, particularly in predominantly white institutions. Understanding the impact of homophobia, transphobia, discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, racial stress, racial trauma, and systems of oppression will be critical to success in this position.

Candidates from marginalized groups or groups historically underrepresented in higher education are highly encouraged to apply. 


Located in Portland, Oregon, Reed College is one of the country's leading liberal arts colleges, providing an intellectually rigorous undergraduate experience. Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. Reed cultivates an inclusive learning environment by bringing together students, staff and faculty with a variety of experiences and expertise. The reed community works together to foster critical thought, responsible citizenship and community engagement.


LPC, LCSW, MA, MFT, or MSW in counseling, psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy or related fields; Or a PhD or PsyD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. And one year of experience providing services to LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC clients.

Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Oregon in respective discipline within one-year of employment.

Experience providing outreach programming focused on the mental health needs of LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC people with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and intervening in acts of discrimination against marginalized groups. Demonstrated strong clinical and crisis management skills, including ability to work with high acuity students with complex mental health needs.

This is a full-time, exempt, 10-month position August through May with regular working hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Starting annual salary for this position is $61,500. Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays and many other campus amenities.

You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best.