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Employment Opportunities

William James College is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, working and bringing psychological knowledge to the multi-cultural world community. We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alien age or citizenship, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other legally recognized, protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Candidates who possess personal characteristics that might be considered as diversifying elements among the faculty group are invited to identify themselves during the application process.

William James College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is a community that embraces multiculturalism. As such, persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Director - Addiction Psychology Program

Responsibilities
William James College is seeking a full time faculty member to serve as the Assistant Director of the Addiction Psychology program. The Assistant Director will spend half of their professional time in conducting research and in administration of the program, and half their time with the faculty duties of teaching, advising and supervising research as well as building opportunities for training, consulting and doing research in the community. The program provides coursework, field site training and research opportunities to students in all four of the college’s academic departments. 

Qualifications
Candidates must hold a PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology and be licensed or licensed eligible in Massachusetts. The candidate must have at least five years’ experience in higher education as a researcher and teacher and five years’ experience as a clinician working in the addictions field. Candidates with evidence of scholarly contributions through peer-reviewed publications, presentations at national and international conferences and a successful track record of grant-funded research are particularly desirable. Experience with historically underserved communities and with community based research are another strength to present to the search committee.

Application Procedure
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a C.V. to the search committee to the attention of Dan Brent at dan_brent@williamjames.edu or hard copies to William James College, 1 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459

Assistant to the Registrar - Part-Time

The Assistant to the Registrar will provide support for all areas of registrar services. This is a part-time position working 16 Hours a week.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Student records maintenance, including setting up new student academic files
  • Tracking, collecting, and entering data from: immunization, Demographic, SEVIS, Student Authentication, FERPA and E-Pedagogy forms
  • Completing degree verifications and loan deferments as necessary
  • Preparing official transcripts, upon request
  • Completing applications for licensure, upon request
  • Assisting as needed with preparation for June commencement
  • Completing periodic audit of student academic files
  • Other functions of the Registrar's Office as assigned

Requirements:

  • Minimum three years of professional experience working in an office setting; higher education experience preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of the team
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Application Instructions:
Please apply by submitting your resume, cover letter to Ellen Collins at HR@williamjames.edu.

Review of candidates will begin on a rolling basis; the position will be open until filled.

Communications Manager

Seeking a fast-paced, proactive, creative person with superior oral and written communication skills as well as excellent organizational skills. The Communications Manager is responsible for the creation and management of targeted communications for William James College for both the Marketing and Advancement departments.  A member of the Marketing and Communications Department, this position will report to the Director of Marketing and Communications, while maintaining a particular focus on writing and communications in support of the Advancement Department.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Implementing     and writing e- newsletters through our email software system, including     the weekly advancement newsletter to donors, monthly alumni newsletter,     grant newsletter for faculty/staff and weekly internal (staff, faculty and     students) newsletter.
  • Writing     the biannual magazine for the College (The Rapport).  Working closely with the Associate     Director of Marketing and Communications, who edits and manages the publication,     to generate story ideas. Responsible for interviewing 2-4 people per story     and producing the articles. Also responsible for assisting in the final     editing and proofing before the final layout goes to print.
  • Assisting     Advancement staff in promoting special events, including approximately 60     advancement events per year.
  • Assisting Advancement staff in text campaigns for     fundraising initiatives.
  • Assisting Advancement staff in launching of     crowdfunding campaigns around special initiatives.
  • Generating     content for the Development and Fundraising section of the website.  Manage the online giving portal.
  • Producing     video messaging for marketing and advancement needs for events, social     media, e-communications and the website.
  • Collaborating     with the marketing specialist to produce social media content.
  • Assisting     the Marketing and Communications Department with special projects as     needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s     degree and 2-4 years’ experience in a marketing, communications, or     fundraising position.
  • Attention     to detail;
  • Excellent     proofreading skills;
  • Excellent     grasp of grammar, punctuation and the importance of consistent style;
  • Ability     to actively listen;
  • Ability     to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment;
  • Ability     to be proactive;
  • Strong     oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong     interpersonal skills;
  • Strong     commitment to customer service;
  • Ability     to maintain a high level of confidentiality

Application Instructions: 
Please apply by submitting your resume, cover letter to Ellen Collins at HR@williamjames.edu.  

Review of candidates will begin on a rolling basis; the position will be open until filled.  

Director of Development - Institutional Advancement

William James College is in an exciting phase of growth.  With visions for growth beyond its 40+ years of roots in graduate education in psychology, the college is investing in a renewed approach to advancement to support initiatives outlined in the Campaign for William James College.  A major rebrand in 2015 was coupled with an early launch to the College’s first comprehensive capital campaign, of which $3 million is raised.

Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Director of Development will be responsible for developing, managing, implementing, and overseeing strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of approximately 200-250 prospective major donors. The Director of Development will create individualized solicitation plans leading to major outright and deferred gifts, integrating unrestricted and restricted annual fund, endowment and capital gifts in support of the college’s fundraising priorities. Responsibilities also include the identification of new prospects.  This is a unique opportunity for a talented professional to craft a successful approach to donor relations for the college.

The Director of Development will serve as a fundraiser for institution-wide targeted initiatives and will work closely with the senior leaders, trustees, faculty, and administrators in developing and implementing key fundraising strategies and activities. 

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Research identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit major gifts from a managed portfolio of 200-250 prospects and donors with capacity to make gifts of $5,000 and more. Generally, face-to-face solicitations are expected;
  • Advance individual relationships that result in philanthropic contributions;
  • Gather data, assess prospects, and develop strategies designed to realize the current and lifetime giving potential of individual prospects;
  • Ensure consistent and appropriate contact, facilitate or make solicitations, and ensure effective stewardship;
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the priorities of the college and make a persuasive verbal and written case for supporting key programs and projects, effectively matching the interests of prospects to specific college needs;
  • Articulate the mission of the college in a succinct and compelling manner;
  • Develop materials used by the president, trustees, and other institutional leaders for meetings, visits or individual contacts;
  • Coordinate specialized appeals targeted at constituent groups associated with a particular discipline, program or initiative;
  • Collaborate with senior administrators, deans, faculty and volunteers to develop ideas that translate the college's fundraising priorities into gift proposals and to advance major gift prospects;
  • Participate in the planning and execution of special events;
  • Visit 15 donors/prospects monthly;
  • Submit timely contact reports for each visit with detailed briefing papers;
  • Attend advisory committees;
  • Maintain a planned giving function (>5% of focus);
  • Gather, record and properly store information about prospects and donors utilizing the college’s donor software program;
  • Work with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement to provide general direction for the Campaign for William James College
  • Work with the leaders, faculty and staff throughout the college to develop funding opportunities, engage in relationship-building activities of many kinds with faculty, volunteers, and prospects;
  • Solicit gifts working with college leaders, trustees, faculty, staff and volunteers throughout the college.
  • Plan and implement focused campaigns for specific gift opportunities;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree, Master’s preferred, and three-plus years of successful experience in development and fundraising, which include major gift experience, preferably in higher education, with an understanding of major gift planning and prospect development is required. A valid driver's license is required. Strong interpersonal skills are required, both written and oral, as well as a high level of sophistication and maturity in social and professional settings. Ability to travel and work various hours, including nights and/or weekends. 
  • Discretion and an ability to interact with high-level donors and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality;
  • Proven track record of successful solicitation and securing personal major gifts;
  • Ability to be an effective advocate for the college;
  • Ability to actively listen;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment;
  • Ability to be proactive;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong commitment to customer service.

Application Instructions: 
Please apply by submitting your resume, cover letter, and list of three professional work references to Ellen Collins at HR@williamjames.edu

Review of candidates will begin on a rolling basis; the position will be open until filled.   

Event Coordinator

Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Event Coordinator will be responsible for providing special event planning and implementation for events. The Event Coordinator will execute high impact events that are consistently high quality and will coordinate the delivery of support services as they relate to facilities management, foodservice, media services, external vendors and security.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Works with Institutional Advancement to develop, implement, and evaluate events that support the college’s advancement goals and promote the college’s brand and image.  Examples of key events for which the Event Manager will be responsible for are:  Annual Gala, Donor Cultivation event, Alumni Speaker Series, Alumni Network events, Stewardship/impact events and visits, Advisory Committee meetings, Lucero 5k, Corporate Humanitarian Award, book signings
  • Work with Marketing/Communications to market events, including creativity in designing invitations, event signage, and other promotional materials.
  • Maintains the organization and coordination of event logistics, communication, and management of the event life-cycle.
  • Interfaces with Facilities Management, IT Department, and Office Manager in executing the timely delivery of support service requirements as requested by departments
  • Works in conjunction with Facilities and Scheduling to confirm all spaces and event details are properly documented and executed
  • Meets with Department Chairs/Directors to discuss event needs and develops event plans based on departmental goals
  • Manages the delivery and scheduling process of outside vendors for the event
  • Schedules and conducts planning meetings to ensure clear understanding of all arrangements and contract deliverables
  • Hires, supervises, and trains work study students
  • Have a familiarity of underlying insurance requirements which protect the college against risk management

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and 1-2 years’ progressive experience in a special events or higher education work environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated success with planning, coordinating and executing events related to fundraising
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Creativity
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with event management/scheduling software a plus
  • Basic knowledge of audio-visual equipment
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of the team
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines

Application Instructions: 
Please apply by submitting your resume, cover letter to Ellen Collins at HR@williamjames.edu

Review of candidates will begin on a rolling basis; the position will be open until filled.  

Full-Time Core Faculty Positions - Clinical Psychology Department

William James College has openings for full-time Core faculty positions in the Doctoral Clinical Psychology Department beginning August, 2016. Rank is commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities: Core faculty members are involved in teaching, advising, and clinical and research supervision. Additionally, there is the expectation of committee work and scholarly productivity. Applicants with expertise in assessment are especially sought.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology, have teaching experience, preferably be licensed or license-eligible in Massachusetts, and maintain some involvement in clinical practice or consultation. A demonstrated record of scholarly work is essential.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Interested candidates should submit

  1. a detailed letter of application responding to the stated qualifications
  2. a curriculum vitae, and
  3. a list of three professional references with complete contact information. (References will not be contacted without the candidate's prior permission.)

Materials should be submitted electronically to: Ms. Ellen Collins, Director of Human Resources at HR@williamjames.edu.

Human Resource Assistant

Position Summary
The Human Resource Assistant reports directly to the Director of Human Resources and Payroll. This position will be involved in a number of HR functions, with a focus on supporting the employment cycle, documentation, and reporting.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate the recruitment process for non-exempt and exempt positions, including job postings internally and externally, follow-up on status of jobs & compliance of hiring process, coordinating interviews and/or working with search committees, conduct background checks, track open positions through reporting
  • Support the process for post-doctoral appointments as needed
  • Assist in onboarding and exit processing of staff as needed
  • Maintain personnel files, including archiving and conducting audits to ensure employee files are accurate and in compliance, proper storage and destruction of data
  • Ensure I-9 documents are accurately maintained and complete in accordance with federal regulations
  • Prepare and maintain HR materials such as new hire packets, employee handbook, general HR forms
  • Support the yearly performance review process, review and track incoming performance appraisal forms
  • Provide customer service to faculty and staff by responding to phone calls and emails within 24-36 hours.
  • Serves as a resource on human resources issues, effectively communicates human resource policies, and explain human resource processes and procedures. Resolves basic issues as appropriate. Refer other issues to the Director of Human Resources.
  • Update and maintain job descriptions
  • Provide general administrative support for the Human Resource Department
  • Coordinate HR sponsored events
  • Eventually manage the time and attendance process and student payroll

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field and 2-4 years’ experience in Human Resources or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information professionally and discreetly
  • ADP familiarity a plus
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent oral, written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to serve as a liaison for HR department when interfacing with internal and external partners
  • High proficiency in MS Office
  • Prior experience in higher education preferred

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to Ellen Collins at HR@williamjames.edu or hard copies to Ellen Collins William James College, One Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459. Applications will be reviewed starting on April 13, 2016.

William James College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is a community that embraces multiculturalism. As such, persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply. 

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Child and Family Forensic Psychology

William James College is pleased to announce a postdoctoral training opportunity in child and family forensic psychology.  The fellowship is full-time and carries a stipend of $40,000.  The one-year Fellowship begins in September of 2016.  The Child and Family Evaluation Service (CAFES) is a consultation/evaluation unit within the William James College Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law.  It provides forensic evaluation and consultation services to courts, attorneys, and public and private agencies on issues in which children and families are involved in the legal system (divorce, custody, abuse, access, etc.).  The Fellowship offers supervised experience, under the direction of Robin Deutsch, Ph.D., ABPP and training in work for the Probate & Family Courts of Massachusetts, including opportunities to testify in court with guidance from an experienced psychologist and a retired judge.  Fellows may participate in ongoing research projects related to high conflict divorce.  

Fellows will also be involved in the direct provision of services, such as conducting groups for high- conflict parents and other intervention services.  Fellows will attend five William James Blended Learning classes that are dedicated to the relevant case law, legal statutes, and professional “best practices” in this area of expertise leading to a Certificate in Child and Family Forensic issues.  In addition fellows will participate in various seminars and other learning activities offered by William James College.  By the end of the Fellowship year, fellows will have completed 2,000 training hours.

Applicants must have a PhD/PsyD in psychology with APA-accredited predoctoral internship. Child training and experience is required.  Interested applicants can send curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, and three (3) current letters of recommendation to Christina Harms, Director of CAFES at the Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law, William James College, at  christina_harms@williamjames.edu

William James is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Psychological Assessment

William James College is pleased to announce four (4) postdoctoral training opportunities in psychological assessment in the Boston area.  The four (4) Fellowships are full-time and carry a stipend of $40,000 plus benefits.  The one-year Fellowships begin in September of 2016 and continue through August 2017.  The Brenner Center is an outpatient clinic offering psychological testing to clients aged 2-99.  The Fellowship offers supervised experience, under the direction of Kelly Casey, PhD. In addition fellows will participate in various seminars and other learning activities offered by William James College. Fellows are required to work a minimum of 40 hours per week and will be provided with supervision by experienced, licensed psychologists.  By the end of the Fellowship year, fellows will have completed 2,000 training hours.

The four doctoral fellowships currently being offered are as follows:

  1. Rapid Response Psychological Testing Service: The fellow is responsible for completing psycho-educational and psychological evaluations with a quick turn-around rate.  The population served is generally adolescents and young adults.
  2. Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service for Young Children: Fellow is responsible for completing developmental, neuropsychological, and psychological evaluations with children ages 2-8, including assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  3. General Evaluation Service: Fellow is responsible for conducting psychological evaluations on a broad range of underserved populations to address a variety of referral questions.
  4. SageMind and Memory Clinic Fellow:  Fellow is responsible for completing serial memory assessments, as well as psychological and memory diagnostic evaluations on older adults.

Applicants must have a PhD/PsyD in psychology with an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship or its equivalent. Prior testing experience and knowledge of the Rorschach Inkblot Method is required.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter along with their curriculum vitae, sample report, and three (3) current letters of recommendation to Kelly Casey, PhD, Executive Director of the Brenner Center at kelly_casey@williamjame.edu.  Application deadline is January 22, 2016.  More information is available here. 

William James is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.