Job Details

College of the Holy Cross
  • Position Number: 3518402
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Position Type: Counseling

Staff Psychologist & Coordinator of Multicultural Counseling Services and Programming

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

Job Summary

Provides a broad range of direct psychological services to Holy Cross students including the following: diagnostic assessment and evaluation; individual psychotherapy; group therapy; crisis intervention; consultation; and outreach programming and training. Coordinates Multicultural Counseling Services & Programming.

Major Areas of Responsibility
  • Provides a broad range of direct psychological services to Holy Cross students including the following: diagnostic assessment and evaluation; individual psychotherapy; group therapy; crisis intervention; consultation; and outreach programming and training.
  • Provides consultative psychological services to members of the Holy Cross community including faculty members, staff members, deans, administrators, and parents.
  • Provides clinical supervision of doctoral level practicum students.
  • Coordinates programs for the Counseling Center as assigned by the Director.
  • Participates in the Counseling Center's evening and weekend on-call duties, and emergency and crisis response procedures.
  • Provides evidence-based, culturally responsive individual and group psychotherapy.
  • In addition to having a general expert knowledge of mental health and psychological functioning, the ideal candidate for the Staff Psychologist / Staff Clinician position will have specialized training in developing and implementing multicultural counseling services and programming.
  • Engages in targeted outreach efforts and provides psychoeducational programming to campus members.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited program or M.S.W. with a current L.I.C.S.W. in Massachusetts.
  • Completion of an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship if Ph.D. or Psy.D.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience with and proficiency in managing a student peer education program.
  • Experience in a college counseling center setting.
  • Strong clinical psychotherapeutic skills.
  • Licensed as a Psychologist/Health Service Provider in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts within one year of hire if Ph.D. or Psy.D.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Currently licensed as a Psychologist/Health Service Provider in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts if Ph.D. or Psy.D.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience with diversity and inclusion.
  • Appreciation for and an ability to engage positively with our Jesuit and Catholic heritage.
  • Experience providing crisis assessment and interventions with a wide range of clinical populations.
  • Experience providing clinical supervision to practicum students/interns.
  • Experience in the development and provision of mental health educational initiatives specific to the needs of a diverse university student population.

Core Competencies
  • Supervision
  • Dependability
  • Flexibility
  • Service Oriented
  • Excellent Written & Verbal Communication
  • Proficient Problem Solving
  • Understands Risk Management
  • Excellent Innovation/Creativity
  • Strong Teamwork & Team Facilitation
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Understands, values and respects diversity as an individual, in a team and within groups while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt-level level position . The College is committed to providing competitive market pay for its employees. The College also offers a competitive benefits package for full-time staff, including:
  • 10% College contribution to the 403(b) Retirement Plan (1 year wait waiver available)
  • Hybrid work
  • NEW - condensed summer 4-day work week
  • Tuition benefits
  • Wellness programs & ongoing Training and Development opportunities
  • Generous paid time off
  • Free parking and free use of the athletic/fitness facilities.
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College Description

The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.

Region Description

Worcester is a city of approximately 200,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities which you can read more about here.

The College of the Holy Cross is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

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Application Instructions:

Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.

In your cover letter please address how your work supports the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit

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The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts ( and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (

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