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Colorado State University Counselor in Residence Supervisor in Fort Collins, Colorado

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Working TitleCounselor in Residence Supervisor

Position LocationFort Collins, CO

Work LocationPosition is fully in-office/in-person

Research Professional PositionNo

Posting Number202400956AP

Position TypeAdmin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification TitleProf/Indiv Contrib III

Number of Vacancies

Work Hours/Week40

Proposed Annual Salary Range$64,118 - $83,661; Salary is commensurate with licensure, experience, and qualifications.

Employee Benefits

Colorado State University is not just a workplace; it’s a thriving community that’s transforming lives and improving the human condition through world-class teaching, research, and service. With a robust benefits package, collaborative atmosphere, commitment todiversity, equity and inclusion (https://inclusiveexcellence.colostate.edu/about/) , and focus on work-life balance, CSU is where you can thrive, grow, and make a lasting impact.

  • Review our detailed benefits information here. (https://hr.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2021/01/benefits-summary-afap.pdf)

  • Explore the additional perks of working at CSU here.

  • For the total value of CSU benefits in addition to wages, use our compensation calculator (https://hr.colostate.edu/total-compensation-calculator/) .

  • Lastly, click here for more information about why Fort Collins is consistently ranked in the top cities to live in (https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-community/) !

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on06/23/2024

Description of Work Unit

Counseling Services

Counseling Services at the CSU Health Network provides clinical services, outreach and consultation and training services. Our professional staff includes licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed professional counselors, as well as graduate student staff from each of these disciplines. Our staff provides high quality mental health and substance use services that are easily accessible and support student success. We are dedicated to affirming respect, compassion, and acceptance for all, and we celebrate diversity with regard to all backgrounds and identities. Counseling Services supports the education and prevention mission of the CSU Health Network through presentations and training on mental health topics. Through outreach and consultation, we create collaborative relationships with offices serving students typically underrepresented in higher education and mental health services. Our training program provides post degree fellowship, internship, and practicum training to graduate students in psychology, social work, counseling, and student affairs. We recognize the importance of quality supervision and training in the education of future mental health professionals. For more information about CSU Health Network and Counseling Services, go to:http://health.colostate.edu/services/counseling-services/.

CSU Health Network

The CSU Health Network ( CSUHN ) at Colorado State University provides a full range of cost-effective mental health and primary care medical services on campus, referral for community specialty care, and comprehensive health education and prevention services programming. Services such as physical therapy, dentistry, and optometry are available. The CSU Health Network is active in creating a healthy campus environment to support learning and success. For more information about the CSU Health Network at Colorado State University, seehttps://health.colostate.edu/

Why work at Colorado State University?

CSU was recently ranked first among Colorado-based educational employers and fifth among all in-state employers in Forbes magazine’s “America’s Best Employers by State!”

We are looking to add individuals to our team who have the following characteristics:

  • Confidence – they expect success in what they do

  • Compassion – they have genuine care and concern for others

  • Commitment to Inclusive Excellence – they engage principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in all they do, valuing a supportive community where everyone’s contributions are valued, and all voices are heard

  • Empowerment – they use their knowledge and skills to adjust, change, and improve daily tasks/work for themselves and others

  • Integrity – they are honest, and others trust them

  • Responsibility – they take ownership of decisions and actions

Our Investment in You

Colorado State University ( CSU ) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits and well-being package that supports you, your health, and your family.

These CSU resources help with many aspects of your life – financial, physical, emotional, family, workplace wellness. These resources are part of our investment in you.

Employees are benefits eligible when working a minimum of 20 hours per week; benefits outlined below reflect full-time status of 40 hours per week; some benefits would be prorated for part-time status.

  • Attractive Monday-Friday work schedule

  • Inclusive leave programs and benefit options including:

  • Paid time off to include 24 vacation days, 15 sick days, 11 paid holidays, annually

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Parental Leave, work/life resources, and more

  • Robust Employee Assistance Program ( EAP ) for your overall well-being

  • Discounted staff memberships in campus recreation center

  • Employee Study Privilege (prepaid courses up to 9-semester credits per year)

  • Tuition Scholarships (up to 50% for eligible family members)

  • No cost employee growth opportunity through CSU Talent development

  • After-school programs and summer camps for kids

  • Community Discounts

  • No cost MAX transit use with CSU identification

For more detail about these and other Health and Welfare benefits and Commitment to Campus programs, visit our CSU Well-Being Hub athttps://hr.colostate.edu/well-being-hub/and our Benefits programs for Administrative Professional employees:https://hr.colostate.edu/current-employees/benefits/afap/.

Retirement Programs

While employees of CSU do not contribute to Social Security, the University and the state of Colorado offer competitive retirement plans. As a condition of employment and required by Colorado law, employees are required to participate in either the University’s Defined Contribution Plan ( DCP ) or the Public Employee’s Retirement Plan ( PERA ) of Colorado. Each plan offers a generous employer match between 10% – 21%. For more information, visit:https://hr.colostate.edu/current-employees/benefits/afap/retirement/.

Top Public Research University

Colorado State University is one of the nation’s top public research universities and an institution on the rise. In the last decade, CSU has:

  • Produced record enrollment

  • Built on all-time highs in student diversity and student success

  • Delivered groundbreaking research driven by a highly productive faculty

  • Revitalized campus through a transformational building campaign

  • Shaped an unrivaled learning environment where nine of 10 recent graduates say they would choose CSU again and rate their education as excellent

Campus Culture and Principles of Community

Colorado State University has a campus culture that is driven by a desire always to do better and a vision to be the best place to learn, work, and discover. Our Principles of Community – Inclusion, Integrity, Respect, Service, and Social Justice – reflect our core values and support CSU’s mission and vision of access, research, teaching, service, and engagement. Each member of our community has a responsibility to uphold these principles when engaging with one another and acting on behalf of the University. For more information visit:https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-people/.

Tobacco and Smoke-Free

Colorado State University is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. For the health of our university community, the use of smoking, vaping or tobacco products is prohibited on CSU grounds or in buildings.

Live in Fort Collins

Fort Collins has been home to CSU since the University’s inception in 1870. It is a vibrant, friendly city of 161,000 tucked against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Northern Colorado, 60 miles from Denver. The strong local economy is noted particularly for a broad range of outdoor activities and a thriving arts and entertainment industry.

Position Summary

The Counselor in Residence ( CIR ) Supervisor leads a team of on-call counselors living within CSU University Housing. The purpose of this team is to provide on-call mental health consultation to staff and emergency support for students. The CIR Supervisor will supervise and coordinate a team of clinicians who support the CSU University Housing Team.

The CIR Supervisor will be provided with a two bedroom apartment on the CSU campus. CSU Housing & Dining Services ( HDS ) will determine the location of the apartment. The CIR Supervisor will not be charged for the cost of rent, electricity, water/sewage, trash/recycling, or internet connectivity in the assigned apartment. If the CIR Supervisor owns a vehicle, they will be responsible for the cost of a permit to park on campus.

The CIR Supervisor reports to the Assistant Director of Training & Group Services.

Required Job Qualifications

Training, Education, and Licensure

  • Applicable mental health license ( LPC , LCSW , LMFT , Licensed Psychologist) acquired in Colorado, or has completed all state licensing requirements, with the ability to obtain licensure within three months of employment

Preferred Job Qualifications


  • Experience providing mental health counseling to individuals

  • Experience providing clinical services at a college/university counseling center

  • Experience facilitating therapy groups

  • Experience providing outreach and consultation

  • Experience providing crisis and triage screening

  • Experience providing clinical supervision and/or training

  • Experience developing and evaluating mental health programs

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and other Characteristics

  • Knowledge of Student Affairs principles and University Housing Programs

  • Demonstrates commitment to, knowledge of, and experience with treatment of individuals with marginalized identities

  • Demonstrates commitment to social justice advocacy at individual, group, and/or community level

  • Effective interpersonal, listening, verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to analyze policies, programs, and initiatives to make recommendations for quality improvement

  • A personal or professional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through active planning and purposeful effort

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty CategoryDirect Service


  • Provide counseling, consultation, and support to residents and HDS staff during emergency and crisis situations that occur after business hours and on weekends and holidays during the Fall and Spring semesters

  • Establish and maintain high visibility in residential community (e.g., attend hall staff orientation, resident orientation, special events, etc.) to facilitate referrals, consultations, and counseling contacts

  • Provide occasional consultation services to professional and graduate residential staff regarding communication with residents, group dynamics, and other topics as requested

  • Facilitate the referral of residential students to the CSU Health Network for ongoing counseling

  • Provide on-call screening/triage services within a University Residence Life setting after business hours

  • Respond to campus crises

  • Provide outreach, liaison, and consultation services consistent with the missions of Counseling Services & Residence Life

  • Provide supervision of assigned trainees in accordance with training policies and procedures

  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Percentage Of Time55%

Job Duty CategoryProfessional & Administrative Responsibilities


  • During fall and spring training, and once per semester in the fall and spring semesters, meet with each of the residential staff groups in the assigned region of campus to establish and maintain effective working relationships

  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of supportive interactions provided to residents and housing staff

  • Submit requested reports to CSU Health Network and/or HDS Leadership

  • Write annual summary of program development and clinical services provided

  • Develop and facilitate training for HDS staff at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters (Topics may include communication, crisis intervention, and team building)

  • Attend one staff meeting per semester in an assigned region of campus to discuss the mental health needs of the community and respond to questions and ideas from residential staff

  • Maintain occasional availability for professional and graduate live-in staff to consult on matters pertaining to mental health in the community

  • During the fall and spring semesters, hold drop-in hours or provide clinical support based on agency need and availability

  • Demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse populations and underrepresented students

  • Attend staff meetings

  • Serve on internal and external committees

  • Follow agency policies and procedures consistent with state mental health statutes, ethical guidelines, best practices, and HIPAA

  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Percentage Of Time25%

Job Duty CategorySupervision and Training


  • Provides clinical supervision and training to unlicensed staff and Graduate Trainees/Fellows

  • Consult with Counseling Services and Residence Life staff regarding clinical concerns and ethical dilemmas

  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Percentage Of Time20%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

CSU is committed to full inclusion of qualified individuals. Applicants needing assistance to submit application materials may contact Maddie Ramsey at Maddie.Ramsey@colostate.edu.

Complete applications must include:

  • Cover letter addressing Required Job Qualifications, Preferred Job Qualifications and Essential Job Duties

  • Resume

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by 11:59 pm Mountain Time on Sunday, June 23, 2024. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Application materials will be held in confidence by the Search Committee through semi-finalist interviews. Confidentiality of application materials detaches at the point where a candidate accepts participation in a finalist interview. At that time, redacted application materials are shared with campus stakeholders when invited to participate and give feedback to the Search Committee.

Conditions of EmploymentPre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Essential Services Designation - Ability and willingness to respond to campus crises after hours., On-call Status, Special Requirements/Other - Health Network follows CDC guidelines for Employee Health in a healthcare setting, including proof of vaccinations. Employees must show proof of compliance/willingness to comply by start date.

Search ContactMaddie Ramsey, maddie.ramsey@colostate.edu

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. TheOffice of Equal Opportunity (https://oeo.colostate.edu/) is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,titleix@colostate.edu.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,oeo@colostate.edu.

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,oeo@colostate.edu.

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to theOffice of Civil Rights, Department of Education (https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html) .

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested3

Maximum Requested3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • Do you have an applicable mental health license (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, Licensed Psychologist) acquired in Colorado, or have completed all state licensing requirements, with the ability to obtain licensure within three months of employment?
  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

Optional Documents