Utica College — Counselor

Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for a Counselor to be responsible for providing individual mental health counseling services to students and making referrals for specialized care in the community if appropriate. Through personal contact and coordination with other faculty and staff, the Counselor assists students in attaining their educational goals through addressing mental health, interpersonal, and developmental problems in living.

In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Provides individual and group counseling for students concerning personal, educational, and career issues.
  • Provides referrals for specialized mental health treatment in the community as appropriate.
  • Assists in maintaining a current list of local mental health providers to utilize as referral sources.
  • Actively participates in all counseling meetings, case conferences, and supervision.
  • Provides consultation services for faculty and staff who present with concerns/and or questions regarding specific students or questions regarding counseling center services.
  • Provides crisis intervention services and provides coverage as the counselor-on-call for after-hours emergencies on a rotating basis.
  • Maintains current and accurate clinical records of all counseling interventions and consultations.
  • Maintains confidentiality of student records.
  • Assists in developing and coordinating psycho-educational outreach for the campus community (e.g. Mental Health Awareness Week events, Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness Day events, Depression Screening Day events, and Suicide Prevention programming).
  • Collects and reports data necessary to assess effectiveness of counseling interactions as well as outreach efforts and educational programs.
  • Attends and participates in Student Affairs staff meetings.
  • Works cooperatively with other College departments.
  • Facilitates access to counseling support for students concerning personal, educational, and career issues.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the objectives and the goals of the Health and Wellness Center and Student Affairs.
  • Attends Utica College functions, including convocation and commencement and is supportive of College-sponsored events and programs.
  • Projects a positive attitude toward the position, the department, and the College.
  • Takes an active role in the development of the department’s strategic and operational plans as required by department leadership. Works closely with department supervisor to develop and implement operational goals that support departmental success.
  • Responsible for working with supervisor and other team members to achieve successful results on all established individual and departmental goals and key performance indicators.
  • Completes other duties as assigned by the Director of the Health and Wellness Center or Senior Clinical Counselor(s).


  • Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related field is required.
  • Experience in higher education counseling centers preferred.
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor preferred.

Utica College:

Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.

A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.

Application Information:

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a diversity statement. All positions at Utica College support the College’s mission and values in part by being active members of an inclusive environment. Please describe in your diversity statement how you would see yourself incorporating this into this role.

In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf

All application materials must be submitted online at the following link: https://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/3111

Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus.

Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.