Under the supervision of the Director of Student Relations, the Coordinator of Student Relations is responsible for implementing the goals, policies, and procedures of the Office of Student Relations that support students in personal crisis, including medical, emotional, academic, financial and relationship situations. The position includes frequent contact with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and regular contact with outside social service, medical and mental health agencies. The Assistant Director of Student Relations coordinates the care of students with many departments, including Counseling Services, Services for Students with Disabilities, Health Center, Equity Issues, Residence Life, Student Financial Services, and the College Advising Center.
- Implement goals, policies and procedures for addressing issues related to student crisis; coordinate with the Director to develop appropriate intervention plans and referral mechanisms to respond to students in crisis.
- Serve as a member of the Columbia College Immediate Response Team to address urgent student crisis situations.
- Assist the Dean of Students, Associate Dean of Student Health & Support and the Director or Student Relations with student disciplinary issues as assigned.
- Consult with appropriate College officials in a range of departments, including Counseling Services, Health Center, Services for Students with Disabilities, Residence Life, Equity Issues, Student Financial Services and the College Advising Center.
- Assist with advising the College community on student crisis intervention.
- Maintain confidential intake and record-keeping files for highly sensitive student records.
- Serve on College committees as assigned.
- Assist with health education programming efforts.
- Perform other duties and/or responsibilities as assigned or required.
- Master of Social Work (MSW) or M.A./M.Ed. in Counseling required and 2-3 years in a college setting required. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) strongly preferred.
- Knowledge of community based social services and welfare agencies and their functions.
- Knowledge of techniques, principles and practices in counseling, particularly college students.
- Experience with administrative skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other administrators, faculty and staff.
- Ability to establish relationships with students from diverse backgrounds.
- Must possess a high degree of skill, discretion and confidentiality.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee and is subject to change based on the needs of the department and/or college.
At Columbia, we offer a rewarding work environment for our faculty and staff. We take pride in offering competitive benefits with affordable health, dental and vision coverage; flexible spending accounts; commuter benefit program, life and accidental, death & dismemberment coverage; paid and unpaid leave options; work/life benefits; educational assistance programs; and retirement and financial planning benefits.
We invite you to join our talented faculty and staff and become part of our collective aspiration to ensure Columbia prepares students for success in their creative fields through innovation, engagement and real-world experiences.
To ensure consideration, please include a cover letter, salary requirements, and three professional references in your submission.
Position subject to a background screening.
Qualified candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Columbia College Chicago is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations concerning civil rights. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.