Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Director & Campus Counselor

Goshen College seeks applicants for a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Director & Campus Counselor. This position serves as a key mental health provider and promoter on-campus through providing direct care to students, assessing safety and risk, and providing on-going follow-up. The EDI Coordinator & Campus Counselor also participates in training across campus for staff members related to mental health.

The DEI Coordinator & Campus Director partners with Student Life members by supporting students from marginalized identities (students who identify as students of color, students with disabilities, commuter students, and/or LGBTQ+) through direct student engagement, event planning, and psychosocial interventions and support.

The DEI Director & Campus Counselor will serve on the Committee on DEI to represent student needs.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in social work or counseling, registered nurse or related health or mental health field is required.
  • Possession of, or eligibility to obtain, an appropriate license (i.e., LSW, LCSW, LMHC, LPC, LMFT,) is highly required.
  • One year of experience in counseling, pastoral counseling, crisis interventions, or case management or the equivalent is required.
  • Knowledge of care management, intake/assessment trauma-informed care, and counseling techniques is preferred.
  • Experience working with students in crisis and creating behavioral intervention plans and/or care coordination is preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively with students from diverse backgrounds is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with documenting and managing confidential records.
  • Understands and is able to articulate in verbal and written form the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Has understanding of how programming can be used to enhance the culture and climate around diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Capable of working effectively with diverse constituencies of students, faculty, staff and administration.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years of experience in counseling is preferred.
  • Experience in student affairs and program development preferred.
  • Commitment to a student-oriented environment
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with internal campus community
  • Strong technology skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently

Essential Functions:

  • DEI Student Support – 50%
    • Oversite of bias response process including intake, assessment, and coordination of conduct process
    • Serves on the Committee on DEI to represent student needs
    • Serves as advisor to the Intercultural Student Advisors (advisors for Black Student Union, Latino Student Union, Advocates, Asian Student Association, and International Student Club). Recruitment of student advisors, ongoing support, and logistics.
    • Develops, implements, and coordinates (directly and/or by engaging outside expertise) anti-racism and diversity-related programs for Student Life.
    • Engages students in relevant, courageous and respectful campus dialogue that fosters awareness and appreciation of the value of diversity, equity and inclusion
    • Collaborates with the Academic Success Center on retention-related issues with students of color
    • Provides oversight and support for bias-related education for students
    • Works to engage students on learning opportunities in DEI at conferences/events
    • Develops, coordinates, and implements Martin Luther King Day in partnership with College Mennonite Church and other community partners. Chairs the MLK committee.
    • Identifies student support needs and proposes initiatives to meet said needs
  • Clinical Counseling & Care Coordination – 40%
    • Short-term therapy for approximately 16 students per week.
    • Complete intake and psychosocial assessment with students to fully understand their needs and concerns
    • Safety planning and suicide risk assessment with students for on-going support and well-being; referral to Goshen Emergency Room
    • Core member of the Behavioral Intervention (BIT) team and carries about behavioral interventions for students identified as high-risk.
    • Provide appropriate ongoing follow up with students in person or by phone/email for continuity of care and accountability and to evaluate successes, barriers, and/or gaps in support.
    • Ongoing care coordination with outside providers
    • Consultation with campus partners including the Director of Health and Wellness, Academic Success Center, Campus Safety, and Residence Life.
    • Be available after hours and on weekends on a limited basis to ensure continuous support for students.
  • Mental Health Programming & Training – 5%
    • Assist in the design of programs and conduct training to educate students on mental health and identifying and responding to students in distress.
    • In collaboration with the Director of Health and Wellness, facilitates wellness peer educators to assist students in supporting fellow students around wellness and mental health resourcing.
    • Collaborates with Athletics, Student Involvement, Residence Life for understanding health and mental health needs of all students.
  • Administrative Responsibilities – 5%
    • Is a member of the Early Intervention Team
    • Core member of the Behavioral Intervention Team
    • Participate in bi-monthly Student Life Department meetings
    • Participate in the broader Student Life activities and programs
    • Completes annual report for respective area

About Goshen College

Goshen College is a Christian liberal arts institution that prepares students to thrive in life, leadership and service. We rank nationally in the top five of liberal arts colleges for international education, with 71% of the student body studying abroad. We strive to model an inclusive community committed to transformative justice, peace, and sustainability.

The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County, within several hours of Chicago, Indianapolis, and Detroit. Residents of Goshen enjoy a culturally diverse small-town atmosphere with an active arts community, a vibrant and entrepreneurial downtown, the Maple City Greenway network of bicycle paths, and affordable housing prices.  


Please be sure to provide all required materials noted below, as incomplete applications may not be considered. Application materials may be attached to the Faculty Information Form or sent electronically to hr@goshen.edu.


  • Complete and submit the online Faculty Information Form
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • List of three professional references with contact information

Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

Human Resources
Goshen College
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795

E-mail: hr@goshen.edu
Telephone: (574) 535-7111