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CUNY Associate Director of Wellness and Counseling (Student Psychological Counselor) – Macaulay Honors Co in New York, New York

Job Title: Associate Director of Wellness and Counseling (Student Psychological Counselor) – Macaulay Honors College

Job ID: 20801

Location: Graduate Center

Regular/Temporary: Regular


In collaboration with eight of CUNY’s senior campuses, Macaulay Honors College (MHC) provides the most promising undergraduate students with an elite academic program of interdisciplinary seminars, personalized advisement, and experiential learning supported by dedicated funding for study abroad, internships, and research. With an entering class of approximately 2100 students distributed on campuses across the five boroughs of New York City, Macaulay’s student body embraces the diversity of New York and represents the best and brightest of our next generation of leaders.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean, The Associate Director of Wellness and Counseling will provide counseling and mental health services to Macaulay Honors students.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manages Macaulay’s wellness and therapy services, including intake and scheduling for individual counseling sessions, group therapy sessions, drop-in activities, and workshops;

  • Provides student counseling services;

  • Organizes Wellness Center activities and services with Lead Therapist;

  • Liaises with psychiatric services for patients who require it;

  • Conducts internal assessment and prepares reports;

  • Works with the Academic Affairs department on key issues such as staff and faculty awareness training, cross-campus communication, incorporation of wellness practices into teaching and learning initiatives, and emergency plans for on-site student mental health crises;

  • Liaisons with other CUNY counseling centers;

  • Develops and coordinates relationships with strategic partners inside and outside the University;

  • Participates in marketing of Center services; shapes long-term goals for the center

  • Oversees new initiatives and growth;

  • Works with Macaulay’s External Relations department on proposals, funding opportunities, and reports to stakeholders;

  • Provides clinical supervision of interns as appropriate with professional licensing;

  • Performs other duties as assigned


A Doctoral degree in Psychology to include Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs


A Master's degree in an appropriate discipline for personal or psychological counseling and a New York State license as a mental health practitioner (social work, psychology, or mental health counseling).

In addition, six years' professional experience is required for all candidates.

A preferred candidate should be able work occasional evenings and/or weekends.


Provides student counseling services as a member of a team.

  • Provides psychological counseling to individuals and groups of students

  • Performs crisis intervention for emergency situations

  • Performs intake and assessment for personal counseling services

  • Consults with instructional and administrative staff regarding student mental health issues; may prepare and present outreach initiatives and workshops

  • Participates in recommending improvements that will impact the counseling center's effectiveness

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Student Psychological Counselor


Higher Education Associate




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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January 21, 2020


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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