Assistant Professor Counseling & Career Development, Tenure Track

Assistant Professor Counseling & Career Development, Tenure Track


Job ID 1670


April 16, 2024


Department: Counseling & Career Development (CCD)


Employee Group: Faculty Association


Start Date:


Schedule: 40 hours per week/ 52 weeks per year


Compensation: Consistent with Faculty Association contract (Page #111)


Benefits: Full Time


Reports to: Associate Dean of Student Success – Persistence & Completion


Posting Closes: May 17, 2024




The primary functions of this position are to provide clinical and outreach services to GRCC's diverse student population, and consultation services to the campus community.


We are seeking an experienced counselor with strong demonstrated interest and experience in one or more of the following desired clinical and outreach areas: triage and crisis management, consultation and case management; suicide prevention; veteran student concerns; LGBTQ student concerns, International student concerns; career counseling; issues related to race/ethnicity; and disability needs.





  • Providing assessment, evaluation and short-term counseling services for individual students.


  • Help students identify, evaluate, manage, resolve, and/or cope with emotional, social, academic, and career issues.


  • Providing group counseling services through groups that address a specific clinical issue or the needs of a particular population of students.


  • Develop and implement career exploration workshops, classroom presentations and resources with a focus on the undecided student population.


  • Maintain a clinical caseload


  • Maintain ethical and timely service and student records


  • Providing outreach and clinical services that address the needs of the general student population as well as the needs of traditionally underserved populations.


  • Evaluating and managing psychological emergency, crisis and trauma response needs across campus.


  • Provide consultative service to faculty regarding concerns about students


  • Collaborate with other CCD faculty to monitor the student counseling and career development services to ensure a successful student experience.


  • Provide support to maintain and/or improve the CCD services.


  • Plan, prepare, and recommend faculty schedules.


  • Other duties as normally required of GRCC faculty members.




Education Credentials



  • Master's degree in Counseling, Counselor Education, Social Work, or Psychology from a regionally accredited college/university required.


  • PhD in Counseling, Counselor Education, Social Work, or Psychology preferred.


  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Psychologist, Limited Licensed Psychologist, or Master's Social Work License with clinical designation required.


  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.


Work Experience



  • Minimum of 3 years counseling experience required.


  • Experience in higher education is highly preferred.





  • Use of electronic health record software for the timely completion of clinical records.


  • Use of a secure video conferencing platform to conduct tele-mental health appointments.


  • Strong clinical, diagnostic, interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills.


  • Demonstrated experience in the assessment and management of suicidality and crisis intervention.


  • Experience with brief, short term models.


  • Background in college counseling or in treating late adolescents and emerging adults.


  • Understanding of confidentiality as related to HIPPA and FERPA guidelines.


Physical Demands



  • Must be proficient in verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.


  • Project a professional image including punctuality and good attendance record.


  • Ability to ambulate around campus and sit for long periods.


Mental Demands



  • Demonstrated understanding and strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.


  • Ability to communicate effectively with student-clients, program directors, agencies, concerned family members and the public as needed.


  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and technology skills.


  • Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions.


  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and respect diverse populations.


  • Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving abilities.


  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.


  • Proven ability to provide excellent customer service to students and staff in a demanding work environment.


  • Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision.


  • Pronounced interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and the general public.


  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner.


  • Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a compassionate and professional manner.


Working Conditions



  • GRCC will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Compliance information is available on our policies website.


  • Travel to off campus sites may be needed.


  • Ability to work in a high traffic, indoor office environment.





GRCC is only accepting online applications for this position athttps://www.grcc.edu/jobs. Submit a cover letter resume, and unofficial transcripts for full consideration. The opportunity to apply for this position will close at the end of the day on the close date referenced at the top of this job posting. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.




GRCC uses an Evidence Based Selection Process, where we make data driven hiring decisions to help mitigate bias throughout the hiring process. As part of this process, candidates will participate in reference checks and interviews.




Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.


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