Students entering into Murray Student Center

Office of Human Resources

Contact Us


PageUp Header

Explore Careers

Thank you for your interest in a career with Marist College. For assistance and to follow up on an application, please contact the Office of Human Resources at



e.g. "Software Engineer, Poughkeepsie"

Filter results

Type of Position



Clinical Counselor, Multicultural Focus

Apply now Posting Number: 493548
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Clinical Counselor, Multicultural Focus


Counseling Center

Salary/Pay Rate:

$65,000 - $80,000

Note: Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Candidates with higher levels of education typically begin at the mid-point of the salary range.

Job Summary:

Marist College Office of Counseling Services is seeking a full-time clinical counselor with demonstrated passion, commitment, and expertise in working with students from marginalized communities including Black/African American, Latinx/Latine, Undocumented, Indigenous/First Nations, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Multi-racial, and other students of color.

The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge about the specific developmental, academic, and mental health concerns of students from marginalized backgrounds. This 10-month position involves the provision of a range of services to a diverse student population, including intakes; individual counseling; group counseling; consultations; crisis intervention; on-call rotation; and innovative outreach programming. Counseling Services is committed to enhancing student mental health through accessible, culturally-informed, and affirming care, contributing to a campus culture of inclusiveness, equity, and wellness.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program OR Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work or Mental Health Counseling.
  • Must be licensed or license-eligible in New York State, e.g. Licensed Psychologist, LCSW, or LMHC. Candidates seeking supervised post-doctoral experience are also welcome to apply.
  • Demonstrated experience providing clinical services and community outreach to college-aged individuals of color and marginalized identities related to wellness and/or mental health.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide intakes, individual and group counseling within a culturally responsive and inclusive lens
  • Conduct risk assessments and crisis interventions including facilitating referrals for hospital psychiatric evaluations; consult with involved professionals, college staff, and families when indicated.
  • Develop and implement culturally- and trauma-informed prevention and outreach programs on an array of mental health-related concerns.
  • Collaborate and liaison with campus partners, including participation in campus-wide committees.
  • Participate in emergency on-call rotation after-hours and weekends
  • Provide consultations to faculty, staff, students, administration, and families on student behavioral and mental health concerns through phone and in-person communications.
  • Maintain current, accurate, and timely clinical documentation in accordance with legal, ethical, and professional guidelines and Counseling Services policies using Titanium Schedule electronic records.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated dedication and attentiveness to social justice issues and intersectionality in serving historically marginalized students as well as a commitment to the ongoing development of cultural competencies.
  • Committed self-care practice to maintain resilience.
  • Strong generalist skills with specialization and/or expertise in interpersonal psychotherapy, DBT, ACT, and/or other evidence-based practices.
  • Interest, experience, and commitment to facilitating groups.
  • Effective at designing/presenting training and outreach programs to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Flexibility in responding to high demand for services and changing program needs.
  • Familiarity with Titanium electronic medical record.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, & Contact Information of 3 Professional References 


The position includes a comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • 3 weeks of paid vacation. 4 weeks of paid vacation beginning in the 6th year of employment.
  • Unlimited paid sick time.
  • 14+ paid holidays per year.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15% employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
  • Life insurance.
  • Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and workers compensation.
  • 403(b) defined contribution plan:
    • First 6 years College contributes 7.5%, Employee contributes a mandatory 4%.
    • College contribution increases to 10.5% in year 7, and 12% after 15 years.
    • Employee contribution decreases to 1% in year 7. Remains 1% thereafter.
  • 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary, up to IRS maximum contribution.
  • Tuition Benefits:
    • Up to 16 undergraduate credits per semester. Up to 18 graduate credit per academic calendar. Eligibility extends to employee, spouse, and dependent children under age 26.
    • College pays 100% tuition only.
    • Eligible dependents may be Reimbursed up to $2,000 per semester towards tuition at another accredited institution.

*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or employee probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the College.

About the Department/School:

Counseling Services is a thriving center providing culturally- and trauma-informed services to undergraduate and graduate students while supporting the greater Marist community. Services include individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, psychiatric services and campus-wide psychoeducational programs/outreach. Our multidisciplinary staff consists of psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, graduate interns, and psychiatrist. We strive for holistic wellness through our working relationships with other campus constituents, such as Health Services, Housing, Accommodations, and Academic Affairs.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #1 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit 

Type of Position:



Administrative (Exempt)

Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm; Occasional evenings/weekends for Outreach and Student Affairs programming.

Hours per Week:



Marist College Main Campus

Number of Position Openings:


Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.





Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend