Director of the Counseling and Personal Development Center
Allegheny College

Meadville, Pennsylvania

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Director of the Counseling and Personal Development Center August 29th 2022
Tagged: Counseling Center

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Director of the Counseling and Personal Development Center. The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Associate Dean for Community Standards and Wellness. The Office of Counseling and Personal Development administers brief counseling services to actively enrolled students; as well as provides crisis intervention, and educational programming regarding student mental health.

This position requires leadership and clinical duties in high-paced mental health service organization in higher education. The Counseling and Personal Development Center (CPDC) delivers holistic mental health services to the Allegheny College student campus community through brief individual and group counseling, crisis support, outreach programming, consultation, and coordination of care for mild-moderate mental health and personal development concerns. The Director will be responsible for day-to-day and long-term decision-making, vision and mission of the center, strategic planning, budget management, supervision and management of employees, and overall functioning of the CPDC. This individual provides professional expertise and consultation across Student Life and the larger campus community regarding trends in mental health affecting students. This individual is responsible for being the primary back-up for 24/7 crisis services through Protocol and must be able to work flexible hours as needed.


  • Responsible for CPDC administrative tasks and role assignments.
  • Responsible for assuming back-up for Protocol 24/7 line and assigning to other clinicians as needed (may require some nights and weekends responses)
  • Responsible for short-term and long-term decisions and goals for CPDC vision, mission, policies, procedures, and function.
  • Responsible for hiring, training, management, and ongoing supervision for CPDC staff.
  • Develop and administer protocols and procedures in keeping with current best-practices for college counseling centers and the context of Allegheny College.
  • Approves and monitors budget, expenditures, and contracts for the CPDC office.
  • Collaborates with various faculty departments, administrators, staff, organizations, and departments to support students and the college's strategic goals.
  • Collects, assesses, and reports on CPDC utilization rates, effectiveness, and student learning outcomes
  • All other administrative duties for CPDC that may not be listed.


  • A Doctorate Degree in counseling or related field preferred.
  • Licensure (LPC, LMFT, or LCSW) in Pennsylvania.
  • 5+ years' experience working in collegiate mental health
  • 2+ years of experience in providing clinical supervision
  • Experience in mental health and/or higher education leadership.
  • Ability to think about concepts of diversity, inclusion and intercultural relations.
  • Exceptional communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of identity development, gender and gender non-conformist philosophy, and concepts of intersectionality, social justice and civic engagement;
  • Experience in crisis and risk management and overseeing the resolution of complex mental health issues.
  • Ability to collaborate with various departments and stakeholders.
  • Awareness and ability to apply ethical decision making models based on applicable laws and professional codes of ethics.

Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

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.

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posted 08/29/2022

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