The Wright Institute, located in Berkeley, California, is excited to announce a new position as the dean of students in the counseling psychology master of arts program. This role is an opportunity to serve as a key support in the professional development of a diverse student body learning to provide culturally responsive mental health services in a wide range of settings.
The counseling program provides students with the education and clinical skills necessary to pursue licensure in California as a marriage and family therapist (MFT) or a professional clinical counselor (LPCC). Throughout the two-year curriculum, students attend day, evening, or weekend classes. In their second year, students participate in supervised clinical training in external community mental health agencies. The student population is approximately 180 graduate students ranging in age from 21 to 65 and about 35% identify as Black, Indigenious, or People of Color.
The dean of students will work closely with the program director, assistant program director, faculty, and staff to build a welcoming community that supports graduate students in their academic and professional development. This position is centered around fostering community, mentoring students, coordinating services with other departments, consulting with faculty, implementing and monitoring remediation plans, and addressing grievances. We are seeking candidates who are motivated to work directly and closely with students.
In person work is required, including some evening and weekend work.
We strongly encourage people of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability to apply. If you are passionate about student services and think you have what it takes to be successful in this role even if you don’t check all the boxes, please apply. We’d appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.
Terms of employment: Full-time, in person, exempt
Reports to: Milena Esherick, Director of the Counseling Program
Location: Berkeley, California
Benefits: In addition to your salary, your benefits package includes a fringe benefit in the amount of 15% of your salary. The fringe benefit may be taken in cash (in which case it would be fully taxable) or allocated among a choice of health insurance, a dental plan, and/or a 403(b) plan. In addition, we have a cafeteria plan that provides a pre-tax savings benefit for the above insurance plans and your other IRS defined medical and childcare expenses. The Institute provides those in full-time positions with group long-term disability coverage. There are 4 weeks paid vacation, accrued at 1.75 days/month; 12 paid sick days, accrued at 1 day per month; and 11 paid holidays.
Salary: $80,000 - $100,000 depending on experience and qualifications
Application: Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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