Staff Counselor-International Focus

Virginia Tech,

Cook Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Wed, Dec 16th, '20


January 4, 2021 or until position filled

Start Date:

February 25, 2021

Last Updated:

Wed, Dec 16th, '20

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  • Full Time

The Cook Counseling Center provides mental health services to the student community of Virginia Tech. The Staff Psychologist/Counselor works with a multidisciplinary staff of counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurse practitioners, psychology interns, psychiatry residents, and practicum students to deliver services that maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical care. In 2019, the strategic plan for Virginia Tech, “The Virginia Tech Difference: Advancing Beyond Boundaries” integrated inclusion and diversity as a key university priority. A part of this plan is to increase the recruitment of underrepresented students to 25% of the entering class for 2022 with the goal of closing the graduation gap for these students. Cook Counseling Center supports the academic mission of the university and has focused upon growing the multicultural competence and ethnic and racial diversity of the counseling staff. The goal for this position is to further our work with International and marginalized students as we better understand the lived experiences of these students on this campus. We are particularly interested in hiring an individual with knowledge and experience of working with international students. The ideal candidate will provide brief, multiculturally-sensitive counseling for individuals, groups, and couples with diverse clinical concerns. The individual will also work with partners across the university to develop and provide culturally informed outreach and prevention services as well as partner with others on staff to provide trainings for other staff members. This position will also conduct crisis interventions as needed during the day and when on after hours call.


The Cook Counseling Center was rated #1 by the Princeton Review of Best Colleges for 2021. Virginia Tech is a Land Grant University which is reimaging how education and technology intersect for the purpose of transforming the ways we teach and learn, perform research, and engage with communities around the world. The main campus is located in Blacksburg, VA and offers academic degrees in nine colleges and the graduate school. There are 110 undergraduate majors and 170 master’s and doctoral program serving over 34,000 students.  Student Affairs (of which Cook Counseling is an integral part) intentionally creates environments where relationships flourish, diverse ideas converge, and people discover a purpose greater than themselves. 

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.


Master’s Degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or family therapy with two years of experience OR PhD or PsyD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology with APA approved internship

Experience in providing focused therapeutic interventions

Training and experience in delivering culturally competent interventions


Experience and interest in working with international students


Experience or interest in working students from under-represented populations

Strong commitment to social justice and issues of diversity

Licensed or eligible for licensure within 2 years