Counselor (Multiple Positions)

State University of New York at Oneonta,

Counseling Center
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Last Posted:

Thu, Oct 26th, '23



Start Date:

Flexible start date following confirmation of employment.

Last Updated:

Thu, Oct 26th, '23

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  • Full Time


The Counseling Center is an important part of the Student Affairs mission of maintaining a supportive campus atmosphere, fostering personal and academic growth, supporting cultural diversity and eliminating barriers to academic goals. We have two exciting full-time, 11-month obligation Counselor positions available. These positions come with possible alternative work hours including some nights and weekends.  The Counseling Center staff is composed of caring and dedicated professionals who take great pride in providing support and help to Oneonta students.

As a Counselor in our nurturing community, you will:

  • Provide psychological services to students including brief individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and referral to psychiatric and/or specialized mental health resources as needed.
  • Develop and implement outreach programming to campus.

Outstanding benefits:  SUNY provides comprehensive employee benefit programs designed to help keep our faculty and staff and their families healthy, safe, happy, and productive. Our programs also include a variety of components to help our employees improve the quality and balance of their work and family lives, and to help them prepare for their futures. View benefits information here:

Counselor position duties include but not limited to: 

Position 1An emphasis on serving as a mental health trainer, consultant, and educator to students, faculty, and staff.

Position 2An emphasis on serving as a liaison for BIPOC, LGBTQ, and/or First-Generation populations.

To learn more about the University and the Counseling Center, please refer to: and 


SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 70-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The university is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the 20 Most Picturesque Small Towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The university's rating is 4.4, with one recent review noting that the people are what make SUNY Oneonta so special.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the NYS Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse university community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.



Required Qualifications Include: 

  • A Master's degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or closely related field.
  • A mental health licensure or license eligible in New York State.
  • Two years' experience providing individual or group counseling.
  • Position 2: Additionally requires demonstrated experience and/or expertise in working with BIPOC, LGBTQ, and/or First-Generation populations on issues of stress, and trauma.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Licensed in New York State.
  • Clinically experienced in providing short-term mental health treatment.
  • Higher education experience
  • Experience facilitating group therapy.
  • Experienced in developing and facilitating outreach programs.
  • Experienced in working with and serving diverse populations.

Base Salary:  $53,500


To apply to be part of our impactful team, you can go to: Please upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references is required.