Senior Counselor, University Counseling Center

Binghamton University,

University Counseling Center (UCC)
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Fri, Jul 21st, '23



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Fri, Jul 21st, '23


Senior Counselor, University Counseling Center


Position Description:

Binghamton University's Counseling Center (UCC) seeks a Senior Counselor for a full-time 10-month renewable position with benefits for a counselor providing mental health counseling services to a culturally diverse student population.  This is a generalist position serving students with a wide range of issues with preference given to applicants with interest and experience in multicultural counseling, especially with LGBTQ+ students and/or students of color. Early career applicants are welcome. 


Duties of the position include short-term individual and group counseling, crisis work, assessment, consultation, outreach, psycho-educational workshops, liaison/consultant relationships, and possibly clinical supervision and training of interns.  The position will at times require consultation or outreach outside of core business hours.  All clinical staff positions involve some administrative duties and roles. 


The UCC is deeply committed to providing support, advocacy, and culturally responsive services to a diverse student body, and to recruiting and supporting a diverse staff. Our mission is to enhance the psychological well-being of our students so they can take full advantage of the educational opportunities at the University. The successful candidate will join a wonderfully dedicated and dynamic team, and will have the opportunity to do meaningful work serving a richly rewarding and diverse student population. The UCC supports its clinicians engaging in flexible clinical approaches with high quality individual supervision and team-based peer consultation.  We are an interdisciplinary team integrated in the Health and Counseling department and we work closely with Psychiatry which is co-located in the same building.  We welcome diverse staff identities, and we offer opportunities and support for early career professionals as well as more experienced clinicians.


See link for our UCC Diversity Statement


Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All employment decisions are based on job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws of the State of New York. Binghamton University will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.  


Minimum Qualifications:

·       Master's degree in mental health or related field, OR anticipated master's degree conferred by Sept 14, 2023 start date with employment being contingent on degree confirmation, OR in a doctoral program in mental health or related field with expected graduation no greater than 1 year from date of hire.

·       Licensure to practice in New York, or eligibility for licensure to practice in New York by Sept 14, 2023 start date.  This could include eligibility for a limited permit or being in final year of doctoral supervision toward licensure.

·       Generalist clinical skills and experience in assessing and intervening with a range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology in treatment.

·       Strong multicultural awareness, knowledge, understanding, responsiveness, and skills to work with culturally diverse student populations.

·       Ability to handle a busy caseload in a dynamic environment while completing appropriate charting and administrative tasks.

·       Willingness to work in a time-limited model of care.

·       Experience in or willingness to provide crisis intervention.

·       Availability and willingness to participate in occasional evening or weekend activities.

·       Proficiency in oral and written communication skills, giving presentations, and leading group discussions.

·       Strong work ethic and a willingness to collaborate.

·       Commitment to a developmental philosophy toward both clients and trainees.

·       Ability to handle spontaneous work demands while undertaking projects that require advance planning.

·       Commitment to a proactive student development perspective involving an active relationship with the campus community.

·       Team-oriented, “user-friendly” approach to students and university staff.


Preferred Qualifications:

·       Strong preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in multicultural counseling, especially with LGBTQ+ students and/or students of color.

·       Advanced mental health license or credential: LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, or related advanced license; or Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or related field. 

·       Experience in a university or college counseling center setting.

·       Active participation in relevant professional organizations.



$52,000-$57,000 for a 10-month position


About Binghamton University:

Binghamton, one of four university centers within the State University of New York, was named the premier public university in the northeast by The Fiske Guide to Colleges "because of its outstanding academic programs. . . and its commitment to undergraduates." Binghamton University enrolls about 18,000 students in programs leading to bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees.  The student body is highly diverse with a large international student population.  There are students from all 50 states and from over 100 countries.


Binghamton University has built a reputation as a world-class institution that combines a broadly interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation. Binghamton is proud to be ranked among the elite public universities in the nation for challenging our students academically, not financially. The result is a unique, best-of-both-worlds college experience.


Our academic culture rivals a first-rate private university - rigorous, collaborative and boldly innovative -- while our campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience: richly diverse students, active social life and deep engagement with the community.  Our students, both undergraduate and graduate, work one-on-one with an exceptional faculty that includes innovative scientists and groundbreaking scholars. They take advantage of special academic opportunities like combined degrees, foreign language study groups and an unparalleled international education program.


The University consists of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the College of Community and Public Affairs, the School of Management, the Decker School of Nursing, and the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. The Graduate School administers advanced-degree programs in these schools, but both our undergraduate and graduate students are taught by the same outstanding faculty. Twenty-six specialized research centers, along with three institutes for advanced studies and a GIS CORE facility, attract scholars from around the globe to Binghamton's modern campus.


The campus is spread across 887 acres on a wooded hillside above the Susquehanna River in the Binghamton suburb of Vestal. The University received top recognition in The Princeton Review's second annual "green rating" of colleges -- one of only 15 colleges honored.  The on-campus Nature Preserve boasts 190 acres of protected forest and wetlands with hiking/biking/running trails and a six-acre pond.


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About the Binghamton Area:

Binghamton is located in the Southern Tier of New York near the Pennsylvania border at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers. The area is proud of its many beautiful parks and outdoor recreation centers. The confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers help sculpt the landscape with lush scenery and a variety of wildlife.  Binghamton is the county seat of Broome County and is the principal city and cultural center of the Greater Binghamton metropolitan area (also known as the Triple Cities), home to a quarter million people. Binghamton is within easy driving distance to the NY Finger Lakes region (to the west) and the Catskill Mountains (to the east).  Located in the heartland of New York State, the Greater Binghamton area is rich with lively cities, and quaint villages. Downtown Binghamton offers a world-class opera company, a symphony orchestra, movie theaters, clubs, incredible restaurants, bars and professional hockey and baseball teams.


Applicant Instructions:

All applicants must use the university’s applicant tracking system, Interview Exchange:


Note that visa sponsorship is unavailable for this position.  Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.  The cover letter should be addressed to “The Search Committee.”  You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. The State University of New York and Binghamton University are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.  Employment is contingent upon qualification verification. Anticipated start date is September 14, 2023.


Additional Information:

Note: Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.


Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.


Payroll information can be found on our website


Application deadline:

Open until filled. 


Starting Date:

September 14, 2023 preferred, but flexible