Staff Counselor/Coordinator of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Student Affairs / Services, Student Health / Counseling, Business Operations / Services
Division: University Health & Counseling Serv

Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence (SAIE) is the central student affairs division of the University of Denver.

SAIE supports students in their holistic development through advocacy, collaboration, and education, and we strive to be full partners in students’ learning experience. SAIE values student centricity; diversity, equity, and inclusion; collaboration; adaptability; and accountability. The Division’s strategic priorities are:

  • Enrich the holistic student experience
  • Elevate & Embed diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Engage purposeful partnerships
  • Enhance staff development, learning & wellbeing
  • Enact sustainable practices & operations

SAIE includes Housing and Residential Education; Student Engagement; Fraternity and Sorority Life; Health and Counseling Center; Inclusion & Equity Education; Disability Services Program; The Cultural Center; Access & Transitions; Learning Effectiveness Program; Veterans and Military Resources; Student Outreach and Support; Student Rights & Responsibilities; Budget, Operations, and Division Resources; New Student Programs; Parent & Family Engagement; and Community and Driscoll Commons.

The Health & Counseling Center (HCC) is a fully integrated, on-campus, accredited college health center that provides a wide range of medical and mental health services. The University of Denver is deeply committed to Inclusive Excellence and Equity and seeks a Staff Counselor/Coordinator of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives who possesses cultural humility and a strong understanding of systems of oppression and can integrate those perspective into all their work. This position works in the Counseling unit at the HCC.

The mission of the HCC is to enhance overall student well-being and success through inclusive physical and mental healthcare, prevention, education, advocacy, and recovery support services. Most shifts are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with occasional shifts from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Physicians, nurses, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health professional staff the HCC. All students enrolled for academic credit (full-time or part-time, undergraduate, or graduate) may use the HCC.

The University of Denver and the Health and Counseling Center are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will advance this commitment through their research, teaching and/or service.

Position Summary

This posting is for an in-person, full-time staff counselor/coordinator of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. The coordinator of diversity, equity and inclusion is a member of the Counseling Services senior staff at the University of Denver’s Health and Counseling Center (HCC) and is a clinician who provides direct counseling/psychotherapy, outreach/prevention, and crisis intervention to DU students. This position has a particular emphasis on increasing the quantity and quality of services provided by Counseling Services to historically underrepresented populations on campus, specifically those who identify as ethnic or racial minorities or who may otherwise belong to historically marginalized populations. This position is primarily clinically oriented and will also facilitate trainings and teach seminars 3-4x a month on culturally competent clinical services and power and privilege dynamics, as well as guide our consultation and outreach efforts to lower stigma and improve access for historically under-represented students. This position works within an integrated care model at the HCC including primary care, mental health, advocacy, a collegiate recovery program and health promotion. This is a full-time, benefited, 40 hour per week position and reports to the Director of Counseling Services. The position requires some evening clinic hours until 7 pm (one night a week, one to two quarters per year) and attendance at occasional evening outreach events.

Essential Functions

  • Provides direct clinical services including same-day access appointments, intakes, individual, couples, and group psychotherapy to DU students.
  • Develops and implements outreach and educational programs for the campus community that dovetail with the broader initiatives within Student Life and Inclusive Excellence related to inclusivity, diversity, and equity initiatives, with a focus on members of historically marginalized populations.
  • Develop partnerships with campus organizations and affinity groups that address the needs of underserved and minority populations.
  • Coordinates and teaches trainings and trainee seminars and provides consultation to the HCC staff around diversity and inclusion.
  • Provides back-up coverage for after-hours crisis services provider on a rotating basis.
  • Participates in Intern/Trainee recruitment.
  • Serve as one of the coordinators of HCC’s Equity and Social Justice Collective (ESJC).
  • Provides consultation and teaching services as assigned.
  • Assists with research activities within the Counseling Center as assigned.
  • Maintains client records in a timely manner and according to Counseling Center polices.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse and marginalized populations.
  • Experience providing clinical services (groups/individual counseling) to marginalized populations.
  • Demonstrated experience with supervision, crisis intervention, outreach/prevention, groups.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Inclusive Excellence.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW), Master’s degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (MA or MS in psychology).
  • Licensed or license-eligible within three months of hire in the State of Colorado as a licensed psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology.
  • Teaching/Facilitation experience.
  • Experience in working with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • 24 months of experience in university/college counseling center.
  • Bi-lingual or multilingual.

Working Environment

Standard office environment, unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high, noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time, occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., availability of evening hours until 7pm two days a week during academic quarters (shifted workday).

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) January 8, 2024.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 12.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $80,000-$90,000

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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