Executive Director of the Wellness Center, Emmanuel College

Emmanuel College

Boston, MA

Executive Director of the Wellness Center

Emmanuel College is a Catholic, coeducational, residential, liberal arts and sciences college in Boston, MA. Founded in 1919 with a 17-acre campus in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, the College enrolls nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Emmanuel offers more than 70 programs in the arts, humanities, education, natural sciences, business, and nursing, and is committed to educating the whole person and preparing students for inspiring careers as tomorrow’s leaders.

The Wellness Center is an integrated health services and counseling services unit located in a new facility on campus. Health Services is staffed by nurse practitioners who provide diagnosis and treatment for acute illnesses and injury as well as screening tests and routine exams for students. The Counseling Center offers time-limited mental health services for a variety of student concerns, including personal issues, relationship issues, developmental issues, and emergency care and consultation for any student in crisis. The Counseling Center is staffed by licensed clinicians and offers a training program for doctoral interns.

Reporting to the associate dean of students, the executive director of the wellness center will create the mission and vision for the Counseling Center and Health Services in collaboration with Student Affairs and college leaders and colleagues. This newly-created role will be responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive counseling and health services program that represents a commitment to students’ physical and mental health needs in the Emmanuel community. The executive director will supervise, mentor, and evaluate staff in the Counseling Center and Health Services, including the office manager, the assistant director of health services, the assistant director of counseling, and will meet regularly with the physician who serves as the medical director under a part-time contract with the College. As a licensed mental health provider, the executive director will provide individual and group counseling, intake assessments, and crisis intervention and will provide clinical leadership and guidance to staff within a holistic model of wellness. In addition, the executive director will represent the Wellness Center on institution-wide committees, projects, and initiatives, and will provide consultation to Student Affairs and other college personnel on concerns and issues related to student well-being.

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in counseling or a related field and seven years of experience in a counseling setting. A doctoral degree is preferred. Experience working with students in a higher education setting with a strong background in an integrated medical and mental health model is desired. An orientation toward wellness and college student well-being, with experience with case management and crisis intervention, is essential. The successful candidate will possess a current LICSW or be a licensed Psychologist.

Review of applications will begin February 3, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website atwww.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Heather Larabee at hjl@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.


Visit the Emmanuel College website at www.emmanuel.edu.

Emmanuel College is committed to providing its students, faculty, and staff with a working and learning environment in which all people are treated with respect and dignity. No person will be denied employment, admission, or educational opportunity, or otherwise be discriminated against or harassed based on race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran or active military status, genetic information or any other legally protected status. Emmanuel College commits itself to diversity and encourages its hiring supervisors to review, recruit, and consider qualified minority, female, disabled and Vietnam era veteran candidates, and encourages such candidates to apply for work at the College.