Coordinator of Multicultural Counseling Diversity

Southern Connecticut State University,

Counseling Services
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Tue, Jan 17th, '23


February 10, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

Start Date:

As soon as possible.

Last Updated:

Thu, Jan 19th, '23

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  • Full Time

A part of the Division of Student Affairs, the Counseling Center supports the anti-racism and social justice mission of the University and is committed to growing the multicultural competence and ethnic and racial diversity of the counseling center staff. The Coordinator will partner with and be physically located within the Wellbeing Center, which is designed to function as an integrated well-being hub that creates multi-departmental synergy in the delivery of comprehensive wellbeing related services, including well-being support services, educational programming, and leadership development. The Center is intentional in providing an array of programs and experiences that reflect our understanding around the diverse experiences and social identities of our student body, the impact of health disparities, and the importance of creating multiple avenues for belonging. The Center collaborates with others throughout campus to develop a comprehensive approach to well-being that increases students’ capacity to learn and allows them to flourish through a commitment to a healthy mind and body.


Under the supervision of the Associate Dean of Well-being and Counseling, the Coordinator will assist in carrying out the vision, goals, and strategies necessary to create  cultural competent care and outreach intended to promote increased access, advocacy, and allyship across campus. The Coordinator will provide direct services. The goal for this position is to better understand the lived experiences of the students from underrepresented populations and be more accessible and relatable to students from marginalized groups. We are particularly interested in hiring an individual with knowledge and experience of working with diverse student populations, including BIPOC students, students who identify as LGBTQIA+, students from low income backgrounds, undocumented students, first-generation students, and/or international students.  The Coordinator will provide leadership for culturally-proficient care across the division and wellbeing related departments, as well as to student groups and organizations, serving as liaison to a variety of campus partners that address wellbeing promotion.  The Coordinator will provide clinical training, supervision, and community programming from a diverse lens aimed at supporting historically marginalized and underrepresented students.


SCSU is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to anti-racism and social justice.  Founded as a teacher’s college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of approximately 8,500 students offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines.  It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.  


The Coordinator must have a master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology, social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, or related field and four years of counseling experience or related experience.  The Coordinator must be licensed as a mental health provider by the State of Connecticut or license eligible within 12 months. The Coordinator must have demonstrated multicultural competence, with clear evidence of experience with a commitment to social justice issues, including, but not limited to, providing services for college students who are racial minorities, first-generation, international, LGBTQIA+, and/or who have disabilities.  


Preferred experience providing psychological services in a university counseling center; experience providing training and clinical supervision to graduate interns; experience and skills with use of technology to enhance services and for electronic medical record keeping, scheduling, and data collection; outstanding interpersonal skills demonstrated in speaking, listening, and writing.


The salary range for this position begins at $74,892 per year. The final offer will be based on the candidate's experience and qualifications. 


For additional information on the position including job responsibilities and requirements, visit the SCSU employment website at 

For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Christine Thornton at by February 10, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. 


Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.