The Center for Counseling and Student Wellness (CCSW)
Division of Student Affairs


The Center for Counseling & Student Wellness (CCSW) at Hobart & William Smith Colleges seeks a full-time, 10-month Staff Psychologist to join our team beginning the 2013-14 academic year. The CCSW is a member of the Division of Student Affairs, and has as its primary mission providing direct psychological services to students via a brief therapy model, including assessment/evaluation, crisis responding, and mental health outreach, prevention services and consultation to faculty, students, staff and families. Collegial and collaborative relationships within and beyond the Center are an expectation of the position and important to our mission.


The qualifications for the position are a doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology or closely related field. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to healthy and enjoyable work relationships and a collaborative working style. Preference will be given to licensed or license-eligible candidates and those candidates with prior experience working in college counseling centers and traditional-aged students. Candidates will be expected to attain NYS licensure in their field within two years of starting the position. Areas of competency include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide individual, group, and relationship therapy to students
  • Consultation to faculty, staff, students and students' families as needed
  • Outreach and training for faculty, staff and student groups
  • Coordinating an area of college mental health outreach
  • Walk-in crisis services and after-hours on-call coverage as part of the CCSW rotation
  • Evaluation and assessment of students in crisis
  • Timely documentation of clinical services
  • Service to Division of Student Affairs committees and programs as requested by supervisor
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work independently while also contributing positively to a team-oriented environment


Preference will be given to licensed or license-eligible candidates, candidates with prior experience working in college counseling centers, and those with experience or expertise in an area of mental health pertinent to traditional college-aged students (e.g., substance abuse prevention and treatment, eating disorders/body-image issues, stress/anxiety/performance-related issues, multicultural and identity issues, mood disorders, etc.). Expertise or experience with substance abuse prevention and treatment a plus. Experience and understanding of the core values associated with a residential, liberal arts campus, as well as experience in working with students from underrepresented groups and identities is highly desired. Candidates who might add to the diversity of our staff are especially encouraged to apply.


This is a full-time, 10-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried (exempt) position. Multicultural competence, commitment to inclusivity and experience working with a wide range of student presenting concerns is essential to this position. Professional development monies are also available. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.


Preferred start date of August 1, 2013. Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and introduction, resume, copy of graduate transcript and the names with contact information for three references to:

Office of Human Resources
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
337 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Or by email to: ferran@hws.edu

Inquiries on the position may be sent to lear@hws.edu. For more information on CCSW, please visit our website http://www.hws.edu/studentlife/counseling.aspx

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions.  The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.