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Staff Counselor

East Carolina University
Greenville, SC Full-time
Posted on July 30, 2019

East Carolina University

Staff Counselor
Vacancy #: 923014
Recruitment Range: Commensurate with qualifications
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview
The Division of Student Affairs actively supports the University’s missions of education, research, and service by providing comprehensive programs and services to assist each student in developing intellectually, socially, morally, and culturally. The Division anticipates students’ developmental needs throughout their collegiate experiences and promotes students development by fostering a community of learning, which encourages individual student involvement and participation. The Division of Student Affairs provides a broad range of support services, activities, and programs that seek to: Assist students in developing respect and appreciation for individual differences, interpersonal civility, and human rights. Enhance the learning environment, facilitate retention, and optimize the student experience. Accommodate the diverse needs of all students. Support a community environment that is welcoming, safe, and secure. Assist students in meeting their basic needs for housing, nutrition, and physical and emotional well-being. Provide the means for students to become active participants and leaders in their own learning. Assist students in developing logical thought processes and sound decision-making skills. Assist students in developing an appreciation of the arts. Moreover, the division seeks to contribute to the development of the whole individual by fostering in each student a deeper appreciation of the importance of life-long learning, individual responsibility, and human diversity. Through collaboration, the division provides programs and services that are grounded in theory, assessment, and sound practice.

The purpose of the Center for Counseling & Student Development is to assist students in making the most of their opportunities for academic and personal development while attending the university. The Center offers personal counseling and psychiatric services to enrolled students. In addition to individual therapy, group therapy, workshops, crisis intervention, case management and consultative services are also available. All enrolled students are able to access the services provided by the center without charge beyond what has been paid in tuition and fees.

Job Duties
Staff Counselors employed by the Center for Counseling and Student Development provide therapeutic and developmental services to enrolled students at East Carolina University. Staff Counselors report to either the Director or Associate Director of the Center for Counseling and Student Development.

Position Duties:

  • Counseling individuals and groups regarding personal, social, career and academic development. 
  • Provide crisis intervention services including consultation, evaluation, counseling, referral, and followup. These services include daytime backup to crisis screening services and rotating coverage of afterhours on call for evenings, weekends and holidays. 
  • Plan, conduct and evaluate outreach programs and services designed to facilitate student development
    and work cooperatively with university colleagues in developing and implementing quality programs. 
  • Participate in ongoing evaluative procedures of Center programs and services. 
  • Participate in ongoing professional development through in-service education programs conducted in the center, on campus, and/or professional organizations. 
  • Provide supervision to graduate level trainees and/or, when appropriate, to staff counselors for licensure in their relevant discipline. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education/Experience
Master’s degree required in counseling, social work, psychology or marriage and family therapy, or terminal degree in other appropriate human services field; Eligibility for state licensure and/or certification in respective professional field.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Doctoral degree preferred in: counseling, social work, psychology or marriage and family therapy, or terminal degree in other appropriate human services field; Demonstrated experience and expertise in short-term counseling; Demonstrated interest in and experience working with college students including diverse and/or underrepresented college student populations; Demonstrated ability in outreach programming; Demonstrated
consultation skills; Knowledge of current research in the field of psychology, counseling and college student development; Experience working with clients in one or more of the following the areas of: eating disorders, sexual assault, trauma, LGBTQ concerns, veterans’ issues, and men’s issues and/or experience in provision of DBT-informed treatment preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicant
In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit online a letter of interest, a current resume/vitae, and a list of three (3) references including contact information.

Additionally, original official transcripts, a criminal background check, and two (2) signed letters of reference will be required upon offer of employment. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.

East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the university’s diversity goal, Student Affairs strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.

Additional Instructions to Applicants
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy #923014 to ECU Human Resources at

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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