Director of Counseling

SUNY Delhi,

Student Life
Last Posted:

Tue, Mar 30th, '21


For full consideration, please apply by April 23, 2021 (position to remain open until filled)

Start Date:

Summer 2021

Last Updated:

Tue, Mar 30th, '21

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  • Full Time

SUNY Delhi seeks applications for the position of full-time Director of Counseling who will direct the counseling services function, which includes providing direct service, outreach, and consultation to students enrolled at SUNY Delhi. Assessment, evaluation, and continuous improvement efforts are an important component of the position. Applicants should be team-oriented with the ability and interest in developing collaborations with areas within Student Life,  the greater campus, and the local community.  Incumbent must have keen problem solving and critical thinking skills, as well as proficiency in oral and written communication, interpersonal skills, public speaking, and leading group discussions.

The Director of Counseling will serve on the campus crisis team and is responsible for handling emergency and crisis situations that pertain to students and campus life.  The ability to effectively manage a crisis with sensitivity is essential. As the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, the Director of Counseling will be a point of contact for students who want to talk about issues of harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing individual and group counseling to SUNY Delhi students
  • Serving as an advocate, resource person for students
  • Overseeing and providing training to the campus community as it pertains to wellness and mental health
  • Providing consultation to faculty and staff with concerns regarding student issues
  • Coordinating the student leave of absence and withdrawal process

SUNY Delhi is an inclusive, student-centered campus that transforms student lives through hands-on learning, innovation, engaged faculty, and exceptional support services. A close-knit campus community set in the scenic foothills of the Catskill Mountains, Delhi is a leader within the SUNY system for applied learning and online programs that cater to a diverse student population of over 3,000 students in over 65 popular majors ranging from associate to master degrees.  SUNY Delhi employs approximately 550 full-time, and part-time, faculty and staff to fulfill its mission of transforming lives.

SUNY Delhi currently offers over 50 student clubs and organizations, as well as 19 NCAA Division III athletic teams. SUNY Delhi has received national accolades for affordability, online education programs, and outstanding student success.

As the county seat for Delaware County, Delhi is a bustling village with eateries, shops, government offices, and more.  SUNY Delhi is an integral part of the community, doubling its population when college is in session.  The College offers an array of activities and programs throughout the year for faculty and staff, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, racquetball courts, indoor/outdoor tennis courts, track, basketball courts, indoor pool, sauna, golf simulator, and even an 18-hole golf course. SUNY Delhi employees enjoy unique perks, which include access to a student-run restaurant, Community Dog Wash Days, on-campus Butcher Shop, Automotive Repair Shop, and free Professional Development Workshops offered twice a year to help faculty and staff learn innovative teaching skills, earn certificates, get valuable training, and explore new interests. Most employees come for a visit and stay for a lifetime. To learn more about SUNY Delhi, visit

  • A masters degree in a relevant mental health field
  • Counseling experience with at least five years of progressively responsible, and relevant administrative experience in a mental health care setting/program.
  • Clinical background in mental health field with a license to practice in New York State, or licensed eligible. 
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, developing and implementing policies and procedures, budget planning and managing resources, and report writing.
  • Supervisory and leadership experience with the ability to build effective teams.
  • High level of personal and professional integrity, strong sense of ethics, and respect for privacy and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer satisfaction, diversity, equity and inclusion, and strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work in a complex and fast paced environment.


Preferred qualifications include:

  • Ph.D. in counseling/clinical psychology, counseling, or equivalent
  • Experience in a higher education setting.
  • Experience with Title IX
  • Knowledge and experience in mental health and wellness services.
  • Experience with managing clinical delivery models including clinical flow, trend analysis, and scheduling.
  • This is a full-time, 12-month position - salary commensurate with experience and education
  • Budget Title: Director of Counseling (Appendix A Title)
  • This position offers full NYS Full-time UUP benefits, which are among the most comprehensive in the country.

To apply, please submit:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three professional references