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Psychologist/Social Worker/Counselor; Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Apply now Job no: 493280
Work type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Allendale
Categories: Advising/Counseling

Summary:  This position seeks a generalist clinician with established clinical and outreach experience serving diverse populations. This individual will have the opportunity to strengthen outreach connections with diversity partners on campus and to provide and/or coordinate training in diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism to counseling center staff and trainees.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Earned doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology, masters in social work or counseling, or comparable degree by the start date. For doctoral candidates who are ABD or completing internship, completed masters degree is required if doctorate not earned at time of offer.
  • Candidates must be licensed to provide counseling (or limited license eligible, to be licensed within two years) in Michigan.
  • Candidates must have experience providing psychotherapy services to diverse populations (e.g., students of color).

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Experience with a university population, including psychotherapy, psychoeducational programming and community-based outreach, process-oriented therapy groups, and clinical supervision/training of graduate students.
  • Expertise providing service to diverse student populations (e.g., students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, international students, and veterans), with a focus on providing clinical services to African American students. 
  • Experience developing and conducting programming and training on multicultural development and intersecting identities.
  • For psychologists, prefer candidates from an APA accredited program and internship. For doctoral candidates who are ABD or completing internship, completed masters degree is required if doctorate not earned at time of offer.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • Provide culturally sensitive individual and group counseling to students with a broad range of difficulties and diagnoses, including:  a) psychological, social, or other difficulties that interfere with students’ academic success and b) crisis intervention management, including occasional after hours on-call coverage for the on-campus population.
  • Provide administrative leadership as the Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, including: a) facilitate multicultural trainings and discussions for staff, b) provide bi-weekly multicultural training seminar for trainees, c) coordinate the annual Multicultural Conference, and d) assist the Director in maintaining an atmosphere that contributes to the recruitment and retention of diverse staff members. 
  • Provide consultation and outreach activities to the university community, particularly connecting with underrepresented student populations. 
  • Provide clinical supervision to doctoral and/or masters level mental health trainees.
  • Participate in Division of Student Affairs activities pertinent to student well-being, including serving on university committees. 
  • Collaborate with other departments within the University community that focus on building a diverse and inclusive campus.
  • Participate in national/regional professional organizations for on-going professional development.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Director.

Salary:  Full time, 12-month permanent position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  There is an excellent fringe benefit package.   Expected starting Date:  September 7, 2020

Department/Division:  The University Counseling Center, Division of Student Affairs. The University Counseling Center is an IACS accredited comprehensive psychological services center and provides an APA-accredited doctoral internship in psychology. The center is well integrated within the university (with services at both the Allendale and Pew campuses) and has strong supportive partnerships across campus, with access to excellent student affairs leadership. Center staff are innovative, multidisciplinary, collegial, and invested in training and working collaboratively to ensure quality delivery of services to a diverse student body.

Campus:  Established in 1960, Grand Valley State University is a relatively new university with an enrollment of over 25,000. Committed to excellence, Grand Valley offers students personalized attention through relatively small classes and excellent student services. GVSU's main campus is located in Allendale, which is about 12 miles west of Grand Rapids and 12 miles east of Lake Michigan with its beautiful beaches. The 1,237-acre campus includes both rolling hills to the west and deeply wooded ravines to the east. The city of Grand Rapids combines a diverse economy, strong public/parochial schools, outstanding cultural and recreational opportunities, and excellent health care to create a high quality of life for area residents.

Application Deadline:  January 27, 2020.

How to Apply:  Apply online at and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter, vita, and graduate degree transcript. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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