CSUSM Recruitment

CSUSM Recruitment

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Post-Doctoral Clinical Counselor – Black Student Community Focus

Apply now Job no: 533590
Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: San Marcos
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Counselor (Non-instructional Faculty), On-site (work in-person at business location)

Post-Doctoral Clinical Counselor - Black Student Community Focus

  • Position: Student Services Professional, Academic Related I - 12 Month
  • Term: FY 2024-2025
  • Time Basis/Appointment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
  • Workplace Type: On-site (work in-person at business location)
  • Division: Student Affairs
  • Department: Student Health & Counseling Services

Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) at California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM) serves to support the academic mission of the University aimed at student success and retention, and works toward the maintenance of an inclusive and healthy living and learning environment for individuals to flourish as they pursue their academic and career goals. SHCS is accredited by AAAHC and its Psychology Internship is accredited by the American Psychological Association. SHCS is fully committed to self-examination, peer review, and quality improvement through the utilization of data, outcome, and client experience measurements. 

CSUSM SHCS is seeking a skilled Post-Doctoral level, Student Services Professional – Academic Related 1, who is experienced in reducing barriers to student mental health care in a multicultural university environment, to provide counseling and clinical services for a diverse student population. This position will be Full-Time 1.0 FTE, on a 12-month contract and may be renewable pending budget, campus need and satisfactory evaluations. Under the general direction of the Director of Counseling and Psychology Services in SHCS, among the primary responsibilities for this position are addressing the mental health needs, especially the social/ecological and psychological experiences and dynamics affecting the University’s Black student populations, to foster their academic success and wellness at CSUSM. This position requires proven training, expertise, commitment, and sustained engagement in working with African American students, other students of color, and diverse student populations towards their personal development, well-being, and academic success, through culturally proficient individual, group and community interventions. 

The candidate should have experience in, and will be expected to, provide the following services: short term psychotherapy, intake assessments, triage, crisis intervention, leading focused skills-based groups, psychotherapy groups or support groups, participating in a multidisciplinary treatment team, and providing referrals when appropriate to medical, mental health, social services, or other assistance in the community. The candidate provides consultation to faculty, staff and administration, including but not limited to the Black Student Center, engages in mental health promotion and education to a diverse college population, and delivers preventive outreach including psycho-educational programming and evaluation including directed programming with an emphasis on Black Mental Health.  

In the California State University system, Student Service Professionals – Academic Related are in the faculty bargaining unit.  SHCS strives to advance student success by promoting wellness, removing psychological barriers, facilitating self-awareness, and cultivating the personal strengths of our students. SHCS has a focus on diversity that is thematic throughout all programs and values a leadership structure that is respectful, cohesive, and team oriented. SHCS seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a commitment to serve our University’s student body and to recruit and retain faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all our students, students of various racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, diverse socio-economic backgrounds, diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions 

Minimum qualifications:

  • Possession of a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-Accredited Doctoral Program by August 1st, 2024  
  • Sustained knowledge and experience working with a culturally diverse college populations including ability and expertise with traditionally under-served student groups 
  • Demonstrated generalist clinical skills including time-limited, evidence-based practice individual modalities  
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct group counseling and psychotherapy, as well as forums and psycho-educational workshops 
  • Proven ability to develop and implement effective outreach programs and provide consultation, mental health promotion, and preventative psycho-educational outreach services. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member in a stressful environment.  
  • Ability to independently organize, manage, and prioritize tasks, including clinical caseload   
  • Ability to actively contribute to a positive working environment by exhibiting solution-focused, positive, cooperative, flexible behavior  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; thorough knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling  
  • Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment

Preferred qualifications:

  • Expertise and commitment to enthusiastically working with Black/African-American students, other students of color, and diverse student populations, including proven success addressing their social/ecological and psychological experiences and dynamics on campus to foster their matriculation and academic achievements. 
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to teaching

Salary commensurate with degree level and experience: This is a full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12-month exempt position and is benefits eligible.

  • Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $6,417 per full-time month
  • CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,190 - $11,584 per full-time month


To apply, please complete the following: 

  • Your completed faculty application
  • Curriculum Vitae (uploaded)
  • Contact information for three current references
  • Letter of interest (uploaded) 
    • Please document the date of anticipated or conferred doctorate and the number of pre and post-doctoral hours (if applicable) completed. 
  • If presently in internship, a letter from current training director attesting to candidate’s good standing status at the internship with progress on track to complete internship successfully.  

Timeline: A review of applications will begin on November 20, 2023; however, the position will remain open until filled.

This position requires the incumbent to participate in the Exposure Control protocols for Student Health and Counseling Services under the CSUSM Medical Monitoring Program. Incumbents shall be required to receive an annual influenza vaccination or wear a mask while working in “patient care areas” as outlined on the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency website sdiz.org/HealthcarePros/Hot_Topics/Mandatory-Vaccination-or-Masking1516.html  

The University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form. Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy, can be found at CSU Covid Policy. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at hr@csusm.edu.

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