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Staff Counselor/Assistant Director/Associate Director 

Open Date 5/9/2019  
Classification Administrative  
Department Student Affairs  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
System Job Title Counselor  

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Supervised by the Director of the Counseling Center


POSITION SUMMARY: The Staff Counselor/Assistant Director/Associate Director (title commensurate with experience) provides a full range of counseling activities that support a diverse student population in their personal and educational growth while attending college. The Staff Counselor/Assistant Director/Associate Director provides outreach programs and training for students and student peer helpers on a variety of personal growth issues. The Staff Counselor/Assistant Director/Associate Director provides crisis intervention and consultation, and with the Director of the Counseling Center and other Counseling Center Staff, participates in a 24-hour on-call emergency coverage rotation.

This position is a full time, ten month position.


  1. Provide individual counseling services to students on a wide range of personal and academic issues including but not limited to, personal adjustment, interpersonal relations, depression, victimization in sexual/physical assault, anxiety, educational goals, social/behavioral adjustment, and couple/family relations.

  2. Provide clinical consultation with family members and significant others in student’s life.

  3. Provide group counseling services to students. Provide structured or support groups in areas such as eating disorders, substance abuse, etc., as related to student need and interest.

  4. Maintain appropriate confidential documentation of counseling sessions in case notes, emergency reports, and other Counseling Center documents in a clear and timely fashion.

  5. Provide crisis intervention counseling and rotate 24-hour on-call responsibility with other Counseling Center Staff.

  6. Administer and interpret appropriate psychological testing and assessment techniques to foster self-understanding and decision-making.

  7. Provide outreach programs to address developmental concerns of students on topics such as substance abuse, stress management, men’s/women’s issues, coping skills, and related issues.

  8. Assist as requested in the training and program development of residence hall staff members, peer educators, peer tutors, student advisors, and others.

  9. Consult, as needed, with members of the academic community on psychological and mental health wellness issues.

  10. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s or doctoral degree in counseling/clinical psychology, counseling, or related field, and previous counseling experience are required. Daily interaction and counseling of students is an essential function of this position. Therefore, excellent oral, written, and overall interpersonal communication skills are vital as is the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of constituencies. The incumbent will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, possess exceptional organizational skills, and excellent computer literacy. Additionally, we are seeking an individual who can thrive in a dynamic, high-paced, and high-energy team environment. This position requires flexibility on nights and weekends as a member of the on-call crisis intervention team. The ability to make clear decisions and exercise sound judgment in emergency situations is crucial.

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should attach their cover letter and resume to the online application by clicking “Apply Now”. Please attach documents as a PDF file.


  • Occasionally required to remain seated in a normal position for long periods of time

  • Regularly required to walk about

  • Regularly required to maintain balance while walking, standing, crouching, or running

  • Routinely required to reach up and out with hands and arms

  • Regularly required to talk and hear; verbally express information or instructions

  • Regularly required to use hands to grasp objects, type, pick up objects, move objects, or hold objects

  • Routinely required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl

  • Regularly required to climb stairs and/or ladders

  • Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds and carry a distance of 10 feet

  • Occasionally required to push and/or pull up to 25 pounds a distance of 10 feet

  • Routinely required to stand for long periods of time

  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)

  • Depth perception and the ability to judge distances and spatial relationships

  • Adjustable focus

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

About the Organization Moravian College is the nation's sixth-oldest college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs. For more than 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change. Moravian College is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian College focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.

Moravian College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our community, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. The College community understands that it shares a responsibility for generating and preserving a learning environment where difference is valued, and inclusiveness and social justice are practiced.

EOE Statement Moravian College is an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity and encouraging individuals from under-represented populations to apply. EOE  
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