Job Opportunity: Part-Time Counselor

  • By Newmark J-School Staff

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Matthew Brown, associate director of student engagement and programs in the Office of Student Affairs, at

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY seeks a part-time counselor to provide evaluation, consultation, referral services, and time-limited counseling to students and other members of the J-School community. Reporting to the Director of Student Affairs, the counselor will also serve as a resource to faculty and staff through personal consultation and educational programming.

Candidates must be available to have a presence on campus.

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, founded in 2006, has become nationally recognized for its innovative programs. The only public graduate journalism school in the northeastern U.S., it prepares students from diverse economic, racial, and cultural backgrounds to produce high-quality journalism.

As the profession continues to reinvent itself for the digital age, the Newmark J-School is at the forefront of equipping the next generation of journalists with the reporting, writing, visual, audio, data, technological, and entrepreneurial skills they need to find stories and tell them effectively. The school offers a Master of Arts in Journalism, a unique bilingual M.A. in Journalism for students fluent in English and Spanish, and the nation’s first M.A. in Engagement Journalism.


The part-time counselor’s responsibilities include the following:

  • Perform intake and assessment
  • Provide mental health counseling services to diverse masters students
  • Provide assistance with referrals to the Graduate Center or additional service providers
  • Serve as contact for crisis intervention for students identified as at-risk
  • Conduct crisis interventions when necessary and collaborate with the Associate Director of Student Engagement and Programs to coordinate care for high-risk students
  • Coordinate, prepare, and present outreach initiatives and workshops
  • Be available for faculty and staff to consult about students’ mental health
  • Provide faculty and staff training on topics related to crisis management, burnout, and identifying and supporting students in distress
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law.


A master’s degree in an appropriate discipline for personal or psychological counseling and a New York State license as a mental health practitioner (social work, psychology, or mental health counseling). In addition, six years’ of related, post baccalaureate, professional experience.


  • A doctoral degree in psychology to include Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs.
  • A proactive individual with experience in working with diverse populations and competence in multicultural issues and their relation to counseling students in masters-level education.
  • Experience dealing with issues related to academic success and completion.
  • Knowledge and experience in time-limited therapy.
  • Competence in psycho-dynamic, cognitive behavioral and other treatment methods.
  • Ability to responsively integrate treatment modalities based on the individual client.
  • Experience and knowledge regarding referrals for mental health care in the NYC region.
  • Experience managing crises.
  • Basic level of competence with technology including Zoom, Outlook, medical record system, etc.

SALARY RANGE: $44,720 – $52,000, commensurate with experience.

This is a grant-funded position with no benefits that will be funded at this level for one year. Renewal will depend on your satisfactory performance of these duties and the availability of ongoing financial support.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Matthew Brown, associate director of student engagement and programs in the Office of Student Affairs, at

CLOSING DATE: The position will remain open until filled.


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.