Senior Counselor, Athletics Specialist

Binghamton University Binghamton , NY 13901

Posted 3 months ago

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Senior Counselor (SL-4)

Salary: $55,600-$59,000

Binghamton University's Athletics Department and University Counseling Center seek a full-time, 12-month renewable position with benefits for a Senior Counselor, Athletics Specialist providing mental health counseling and outreach services to Division I student-athletes. This is a generalist position with strong preference for candidates who have experience in a collegiate athletics setting. Duties of the position include short-term, individual and group counseling, crisis work, clinical assessment, consultation, liaison/consultant relationship, and psychoeducation. The focus will be on generalist mental health issues such as substance use, stress and anxiety, personal or relationship concerns, mild to moderate mental health issues, and development or academic concerns. There will also be clinical and outreach focus on student athlete specific issues such as sport performance, injury rehabilitation, and student-athlete identity development. While the position is primarily clinical, this position will provide some outreach and psycho-educational workshops to student-athletes and athletics staff. This position will report directly to the University Counseling Center with a dotted line reporting to the Director of Athletics. All clinical staff positions involve some administrative duties and roles. Binghamton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


  • Master's degree (or higher) in mental health or related field, licensure or eligibility for licensure to practice in New York.

  • Broad "generalist" clinical competence in assessing and intervening with a wide range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology. Experience or willingness to use a brief therapy model of care.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the unique needs and challenges of the college student-athlete population.

  • Ability to handle a busy caseload in a dynamic environment, demonstrating a strong work ethic and a willingness to collaborate.

  • Multicultural awareness, knowledge, understanding, responsiveness, and skills to work with culturally diverse populations.

  • Willingness to work within a brief therapy model.

  • Proficiency in oral and written communication skills, public speaking, and leading group discussions.

  • Ability to handle spontaneous work demands while undertaking projects that require advance planning.

  • Commitment to a proactive student development perspective involving an active relationship with the campus community.

  • Team-oriented, "user-friendly" to students and university staff.

  • Availability and willingness to participate in occasional evening or weekend activities

Preferred Qualifications:

Please articulate preferred qualifications in your cover letter:

  • LCSW credential, LMHC, or Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or related field. ABD's will be considered; post-doctoral supervision for licensure can be provided.

  • Experience as a collegiate student-athlete or coach.

  • Expertise in psychological issues related to student athletes such as performance enhancement, athletics consultations, student athlete identity development, and/or injury and rehabilitation in competitive athletics.

  • Experience in a higher education counseling center and/or with young adults in a clinical setting.

  • NY state CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor) credential, or eligibility for this credential based on qualifications in another state.

  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: stress management, depression and/or emotion regulation, anxiety, grief, or identity crisis.

  • Active participation in relevant professional organizations.

  • Knowledge of NCAA rules, including adherence to professional, legal, ethical and professional standards endorsed by licensing organizations.

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: July 8, 2019

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

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  • Cover letter, and

  • Contact information for three professional references

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Senior Counselor, Athletics Specialist

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