Job Opening: Director of Counseling Services

Department: Student Life
Reports To: Vice President for Student Life/ Dean of Students 
Status: This is a 10-month full-time position, benefitted (+ 3-5 hours remote per week during summer)

Position Summary

Within the scope of the counseling license, this position will provide counseling for individual students and or couples/groups as needed. 


A qualified candidate will have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ, and affirm and support the vision, mission, statement of faith, and community life covenant of Montreat College found here:

Education / Experience

  • Masters degree in counseling, social work, or related degree; License with state of North Carolina preferred.  
  • 2 years of counseling experience preferred.
  • Experience in higher education is preferred.
  • Experience with disability services support is strongly preferred.


  • Provide intake/initial assessments, crisis intervention and individual, couple or group counseling for  students as needed.  Make referrals as necessary.
  • Provide crisis intervention during office hours and after office hours when available.
  • Actively manage the counseling budget.
  • Attend professional development activities. 
  • Review and update college policies relating to issues of mental/emotional health of college students, and ensure policies and procedures are in compliance with state and/or federal regulations.
  • Provide education about topics related to emotional/mental health through workshops, class visits, emails and resident hall visits.
  • Provide training for all Residence Life staff to help prevent and prepare for crisis situations.
  • Participate in New Student orientation as requested.
  • Participate with and/or work alongside Title IX Coordinator to update and maintain Title IX.
  • Provide education to students and staff/faculty regarding Title IX including sexual assault/harassment prevention and response protocols.
  • Review, update, and support college policies related to accommodations for disabilities 
  • Review students’ documentation and work with Academic Affairs, Residence Life, Health Services, and others to support students with accommodations.
  • Serves on various committees including Disability Services Resources Committee, Safety Net, and others as needed. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other Desired Qualifications include

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of counseling within a college setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and analyze a situation correctly and adopt an effective course of  action.
  • Demonstrated ability to counsel current and prospective students effectively in individual/group settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish relationships with students, faculty, staff and the community at large.
  • Demonstrated ability to make persuasive and effective presentations before groups whether in a training session or a conference setting.
  • Demonstrated multicultural competence and commitment to multicultural organizational development.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to cultural diversity. 
  • Familiarity with alcohol and drug programs.
  • Strong written and oral communication.
  • Understanding of how to support students with disabilities.

Application Requirements and Process

  1. Completed application
  2. Cover letter reflecting the candidate’s ability to perform the job as detailed in the job description.
  3. An updated resume
  4. Personal statement of Christian faith
  5. Three professional references

Send materials by email to:
Megan Golden at 
Administrative Assistant for Student Life
Montreat College

About Montreat College

Montreat College is a Christian liberal arts college accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer masters, bachelors, and associates degrees. The main campus is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains fifteen miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, a region recognized as one of the most attractive living environments in the United States. Satellite campuses in Asheville, Charlotte, and other sites supplement the main campus. The College is committed to Christ-centered teaching and learning, and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.


Job Opening: Director of Counseling Services – Montreat College

Within the scope of the counseling license, this position will provide counseling for individual students and or couples/groups as needed. 

Salary Currency: USD

Payroll: MONTH

Date Posted: 2023-08-16

Employment Type : FULL_TIME

Hiring Organization : Montreat College

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Location: PostalAddress, 310 Gaither Circle, Montreat, NC, 28757, United States

Education Required:

  • Postgraduate Degree

Experience Required: 24 Months