Cornell College
  • 12-Jul-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

benefits-eligible position

Applications are being accepted for a counselor within the Division of Academic & Student Affairs. The counselor will provide short-term individual counseling for students, coordinate group workshops and outreach programs on matters related to personal development and mental health enhancement, provide crisis intervention assistance, collaborate with staff and faculty about student concerns, and serve as a liaison between Student Affairs and campus committees and workgroups. This is a benefits-eligible position working 9.5 months (full-time during the academic year).

Because Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, the entire campus community is called upon to engage in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The college is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will excel at mentoring students who are broadly diverse. (See our diversity statement here.)

About Cornell College

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule. This combination encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on experience in learning. Academic immersion, Division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from across the U.S. and worldwide. We are located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community located in the heart of the ICR Iowa region.


Master's degree in counseling, clinical psychology, social work, or mental health counseling required. Must have or be eligible to obtain state license in Iowa. Counseling experience with college students and familiarity with the residential liberal arts college strongly preferred. Experience counseling individuals about eating disorders, substance abuse, self-harm, and sexual violence, as well as knowledge of the unique mental health issues of diverse clients, including first-generation college students, individuals from ethnically and racially diverse backgrounds, and individuals representing varying sexual orientations and gender identities, and individuals with learning disabilities is preferred.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and listing of three professional references through Cornell's online application system.

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smokefree Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

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