Allegheny College, a small selective liberal arts college located in northwest Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of Counselor/Therapist. As a member of the Division of Student Life, the Counselor/Therapist is a student-centered professional who provides counseling and mental health services for a diverse student population. Under the direction of the Director of Counseling and Personal Development Center, the Counselor/Therapist supports the campus-wide health and wellness education and prevention initiatives through counseling, presentations/programming, psychoeducation, referral, support services, crisis intervention, including participating in regular on-call rotation after hours, and mental health consultation to students, faculty, staff, administration, and parents.

The Counselor/Therapist demonstrates an understanding of identity development models and awareness of life experiences and the cultural heritage of historically underrepresented populations including, African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Hispanic & Latino, Native American and Indigenous Peoples, as well as Multiracial, low-income, first-generation, women, Muslim, Jewish, International, and LGBTQ communities. The person provides counseling, crisis intervention, and consultation taking into account student’s racial and ethnic diversity, sexual orientation, spirituality, ability and any disabilities, class and socioeconomic status. The Counselor/Therapist must exhibit strong mental health counseling skills, and an ability to handle a complex caseload. This full-time, ten-month administrative position is designed to support the College’s strategic priorities of inspiring and developing student leaders who are prepared to live and work in an increasingly diverse global community.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical or Counseling Psychology is required. Licensure is expected within 12 – 18 months.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

posted 11/11/21