Part-Time Counselor

Posted On: September 13, 2019

Hours: Part Time


The Counselor is a part-time, 20 hours per week, 10-month position in the Office of Student Affairs under the supervision of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. Responsibilities include providing short-term scheduled individual therapy and walk-in sessions, crisis intervention, after-hours emergency consultations, and general consultation to the Cooper Union community.  The Counselor must be comfortable working independently as a clinician as well as collaborating with other student affairs staff regarding student care. Clinical supervision and hours towards licensure are not available in this position.

Position Duties:

  • Conduct intake interviews with students in order to develop appropriate treatment plans.
  • Provide limited-term individual therapy to students and/or make referrals to the network of affiliated off-campus counselors, as appropriate.
  • Hold set walk-in counseling hours on a weekly basis.
  • Conduct crisis intervention – including suicide risk evaluations – and follow-up care; and provide emergency consultations to students, faculty, staff, and parents as appropriate.
  • Support outreach and training coordinated by the Student Care Coordinator and Counselor.
  • Maintain accurate records in a timely fashion.
  • Participates in data collection and analysis of Counseling program.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned within the scope of this position.


Education:   Master's degree, or higher, in a mental health discipline (e.g., clinical or counseling psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or counselor education).

License:  A license to practice in the State of New York.

Experience:   Minimum of 2- years full-time, clinical experience.  Prior psychotherapy experience with college-age students in settings such as community mental health, inpatient/outpatient psychiatry, and/or University/College counseling centers strongly preferred.


  • Demonstrated ability in crisis intervention, including with students at risk for self-harm.
  • Experience in any of the following areas of specialization is desirable: eating disorders, women’s/men’s issues, LGBTQ issues, substance abuse, and anxiety.

This is a non-union position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources
30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

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  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

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  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.