This position is for a licensed mental health provider who has interest and specialization in working in a college counseling center and providing specialized clinical, outreach and training experiences serving diverse populations. Specifically, we are seeking a provider who has specialized training and expertise with the needs of Black/African American, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC). Experience and knowledge about the specific developmental, mental health, and academic concerns of BIPOC students is required, and direct clinical experience with these student populations is highly preferred. It is important that this position recognizes the effects that discrimination, prejudice, and systemic oppression has on marginalized individuals, and how these negative biases may lead to psychological trauma and stress.

Time will be spent as follows:

  • 65% Counseling/psychotherapy/supervision/crisis.
  • 15% Liaison and Outreach with campus partners
  • 15% Administration (including 1.0 hour/week staff meeting; 1 hour/week professional development; charting intakes, progress notes, termination summaries; handling telephone calls, snail mail, email, etc.)


  • Provide direct counseling/psychotherapy services (individual, crisis, couples and group treatment) to Union students, primarily focused on supporting students from diverse and BIPOC populations.
  • Serve as back-up support for our after-hours on-call system. Provide crisis intervention services via both our daytime crisis system (Counselor of the Day and Crisis Time coverage)
  • Support programs and provide outreach for the campus community that dovetail with the broader initiatives within Student Affairs related to inclusivity, diversity and equity.
  • Collaborate with the Intercultural Affairs staff to partner with other D&I campus partners to outreach to underserved populations on campus.
  • Maintain client records in a timely manner and according to Union College Counseling Center procedures.
  • Maintain competency and enhance professional growth and development through continuing education activities.

Required Qualifications

  • Licensed (or licensed eligible within 1 year) in the State of New York as an LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, or psychologist.
  • Experience providing short and long-term counseling/psychotherapy.
  • Experience with crisis intervention.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience supervising trainees
  • Two years experience in university/college counseling center or similar clinical environment.

Review of applications will begin September 20th and continue until the position is filled.

We offer exceptional benefits including, but not limited to the following:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
  • Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

 Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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