Assistant Director

Vassar College,

Counseling Service
Last Posted:

Tue, Feb 23rd, '21


Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled.

Start Date:

August 15, 2021 or earlier depending on the availability of the selected candidate.

Last Updated:

Tue, Feb 23rd, '21

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  • Full Time

The Vassar College Counseling Service is seeking an Assistant Director. The Counseling Service provides creative, collaborative clinical service in a small, residential, liberal arts college environment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and will be skilled in consultation, brief therapy models, group therapy and in providing innovative, inclusive outreach programming. This position must be able both to work independently, and cooperatively as a member of a professional team. The Assistant Director will serve as a liaison to the college community in partnership with the Director of the Counseling Service.


  • Intake and clinical assessment;
  • Crisis intervention and triage;
  • On-call rotation as back up to off site on call service and share backup crisis coverage with the Director;
  • Provide emergency response to campus community;
  • Brief individual psychotherapy;
  • Group therapy;
  • Consultation with campus and community members;
  • Assist with professional development trainings for in house and collaborative health services;
  • Engage in campus committee work;
  • Assist with collecting, analyzing, and reporting client satisfaction survey and other research/outcome work;
  • Opportunities to train and supervise post doctoral fellows/social work interns/new staff;
  • Assist Director with online charting form development, advancement, and efficiency.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

This is an administrative position with a strong, primary emphasis on innovative service delivery. Some evening and weekend hours should be expected, especially involving crisis intervention, back up on call coverage, and outreach activities.

This position is a full-time, 10 month position (August 15 – June 15) and is eligible for Vassar College administrator benefits, such as health insurance, retirement, and paid vacation time.


Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Vassar College is a smoke free/tobacco free campus.  

  • APA approved, PhD, PsyD, EdD in clinical or counseling psychology or clinical social worker LCSW or DSW.
  • New York State licensed or license eligible.
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in college mental health settings. Experience in clinical supervision is also required.
  • Requires broad, generalist clinical skills, including experience assessing and intervening with a range of disorders, concerns and degrees of pathology.
  • Excellent skills in oral and written communication are required.
  • Strong ability to work well in collaborative care teams.
  • A heightened understanding of equity and inclusion and its differential impact on communities and a commitment to celebrating diversity and multiculturalism is required.

  • Expertise in multicultural considerations and experience working with historically underrepresented groups is highly desirable, as is expertise in men’s issues and/or eating disorders.
  • Experience with brief therapy and group facilitation in a college/university counseling service
  • Familiarity with navigating social media platforms (eg. Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Blogs, etc) and websites;
  • Previous experience with Titanium online record keeping system;




To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format.  Please submit application here: