Director of Counseling and Wellness Services

Bowdoin College,

Counseling Service
Last Posted:

Mon, Feb 22nd, '21


Job Posting open until filled

Start Date:

March/April 2021

Last Updated:

Mon, Feb 22nd, '21

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  • Full Time

The Director of the Counseling and Wellness Services has the pleasure and honor to be a resource, support, and provide guidance for young change makers of the world. In addition to help situate students to make a fundamental difference in all sectors of society, the Director of Counseling and Wellness Services balances clinical and administrative duties to provide on-going leadership, outreach education and clinical oversight for Bowdoin’s Counseling Services.


Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.


Ph.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or Board certified M.D. in Psychiatry; licensed (or immediately license-eligible) to practice in the State of Maine. Also required: proven assessment and crisis intervention skills; advanced clinical and supervisory skills; a thorough understanding of psychological/social/developmental issues pertaining to a diverse college student population; and excellent interpersonal communication skills including the ability to build rapport with students in a diverse community; exceptional leadership skills including success in developing staff and creating an effective team; strong organizational capabilities; thoughtful in incorporating inclusion and diversity in clinical practices and services offered; and a good sense of humor.


Five or more years post-doctoral clinical experience, including at least two years counseling students in a college or university setting; demonstrated expertise in a variety of therapeutic modalities; experience counseling talented students from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Clinical work with students occurs only when school is in session. Evening and weekend hours required when staffing on-call rotation or attending key campus events, programs/workshops, or retreats. This is an exempt level position and requires the time commitment necessary to fulfill all of the job responsibilities.


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