Director of Counseling and Health Services
The College of New Rochelle has an immediate opening and is accepting applications and nominations for the position of Director of Counseling and Health Services. This is a 12-month, professional staff position reporting to the Dean of Students.  

Functional Relationship: Academic Administrators and Faculty, external social services agencies, students, parents, and Student Services division staff

Position Summary: Counseling and Health Services is committed to supporting student development and positively impacting the campus community by providing multi-culturally skilled counseling, consultation, health, disability, and outreach services to a diverse student population.  The Director provides visionary leadership, clinical supervision, and support to a team of professionals, graduate trainees and support staff; coordinates and collaborates with internal and external partners in our campus communities to ensure efficient, comprehensive and high quality services and programs; and is responsible for administering effective and efficient student services through engagement in systematic planning grounded in best practices and qualitative and quantitative assessment.  All of the responsibilities will be carried out in a manner that is consistent with the College’s Mission and the Student Services division commitment to create student-centered learning environments that foster respect for self and others and that encourage holistic growth within the context of community so that each student may develop fully as productive members of society. The successful candidate must be a seasoned professional experienced in program development who is committed to the highest standards of professional ethics and personal integrity.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Carry out clinical responsibilities including individual and group counseling, evaluation, crisis assessment and intervention, training and professional development of staff, consultation, follow-up and referral;
  • Provide outreach to all campuses and collaborate with various departments to recognize and process student counseling, health, and disability services needs;
  • Coordinate departmental and institutional assessment designed to understand the needs of students, plan appropriate outreach and education programs to enhance student retention;
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with health care and social service agencies in campus communities, including hospitals, clinics and private providers; initiate and oversee contractual agreements with community partners for specialty professional services;
  • Work collaboratively with other departments as needed providing leadership and responding to student crises;
  • Financial management of the department’s annual budget in order to maximize resources as well as align with institutional priorities;
  • Ensure institutional compliance with governmental mandates (including ADA, FERPA, HEOA, Title IX) as they pertain to college counseling, health and disability services;
  • Support student persistence and success by providing consultation and training as needed to various constituents of the college community;
  • Coordinate the review process of all applications for special services including medical leave, accommodations, and individualized modifications;
  • Contributes to the administrative process of the College by leading assessment efforts, participating in meetings, generating reports, and delivering presentations;

  • Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology;
  • New York State Licensed;
  • 5 – 7 years of experience in a clinical and/or counseling setting, Higher Education experience is strongly preferred;
  • Critical problem solving skills, and the ability to effectively interface with students, parents, faculty, administrators, and community providers;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

The College of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 as the first Catholic college for women in New York State. Today the College is comprised of four schools and serves a multicultural population of over 4,000 women and men in undergraduate and graduate programs. Our campuses span the NYC metropolitan area, with our main campus in the beautiful suburb of New Rochelle (16 miles north of midtown Manhattan and easily accessible by car or public transportation).  The College provides a competitive salary and excellent benefits. A Catholic college in the Ursuline tradition, CNR welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our unique educational mission.  Review of applications commences immediately and continues until the position is filled. To apply, please send letter of interest, resume and the contact information for 3 references who can speak to your professional qualifications, to:

Elaine T. White
Dean of Students
The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Place
New Rochelle, New York   10805-2339