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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.

Adjunct Faculty - Applied Behavior Analysis Program

William James College has openings for adjunct faculty positions in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program beginning January 2017.

Responsibilities: Adjunct faculty members are involved in teaching and advising

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree (PhD preferred) and be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  Candidates must have prior teaching experience (3 years preferred) an exemplary professional experience.

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

Department Coordinator - Counseling Department

Reports to the Counseling Department Chair. Performs, coordinates and oversees technical and administrative support work within the department. May supervise work study students or other personnel. Acts independently and oversees well-defined projects providing assistance to management staff. Internal applicants will be given preference.  

Essential Functions

  • Provides administrative support and meets regularly with the Department Chair concerning management issues, status of projects, administrative functions and other operational issues.
  • Handles administrative and fiscal activities on behalf of the department.
  • Provides direction and follow-up to ensure all department functions comply with policies and procedures.
  • Prepares or assists in preparation of reports, grant applications, financials, or other documentation that may be required for accreditation or any other application.
  • Acts as a liaison between students and faculty.  Establishes relationships internally regarding recruitment and admissions, orientation, student advising and graduation, among others.
  • Identifies and pursues ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of administrative procedures used by students, faculty, staff and visitors.
  • Interprets new directives, policies, and procedures and communicates changes to appropriate staff. Performs related responsibilities as required.
  • Ensures the proper recording and storage of electronic and paper student records for the department.
  • Provide assistance to William James College students, other departments within the institution and field sites as necessary. Act as a point of contact to field questions for faculty and staff. May assist with some on-boarding logistics.
  • Assists with event planning and provides essential support for open houses, admission interview events and graduation activities, among others.
  • Schedules meetings and maintains the Department Chair’s calendar.
  • Assist on special projects as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and three years of job related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Competence with technology is essential including: Microsoft Office products (Word and Excel a must), Constant Contact (preferred), and database reporting tools (a plus). Ability to learn and become department expert on institution databases.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Customer-service oriented with excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure. Attention to detail is critical.
  • Ability to compose and edit written material.
  • Ability to organize and maintain departmental information in paper and electronic form.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Ellen Collins at HR@williamjames.edu.

Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

The Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving has a dual leadership role, in William James College’s (WJC) Institutional Advancement department, to develop and expand WJC’s Alumni Relations and Annual Giving programs, respectively. This position will work closely with his/her Advancement colleagues, reporting directly to the VP of Institutional Advancement, as well as the Marketing and Communications team. The position will also work collaboratively with other WJC colleagues to lead the development of a highly effective Alumni Relations program and productive Annual Giving program. Key to the position’s success will be developing and monitoring relevant measures of alumni engagement of which Annual Giving is but one – albeit an important one. As a visible and reliable point of contact and resource to WJC leadership, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, donors, and other stakeholders, this position is fundamental to helping WJC fulfill its mission and achieve its strategic goals. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with and support WJC colleagues (i.e. Career Services, Field Placement, Academic Departments, “Centers of Excellence,” and Continuing Education) to develop, expand, and manage an active alumni relations network;
  • Develop and implement creative ways to grow Annual Fund participation rates and total giving by alumni, other WJC stakeholders (trustees, friends, students/parents, faculty/staff, Continuing Education participants), and businesses;
  • Develop and manage available mechanisms (e.g. WJC Connect, Alumni eNewsletter, etc.) to facilitate increased Alumni and WJC stakeholder engagement;
  • Work closely with Marketing & Communications and other WJC colleagues, as needed, to support or help develop public relations and social media campaigns that advance and grow the Alumni Relations and Annual Giving programs, respectively;
  • Solicit Annual Fund gifts and support/enable interested WJC stakeholders in helping to secure Annual Fund gifts;
  • Develop, manage, and/or support programs (e.g. speaker series, admissions/recruitment activities, alumni mentor programs, class or academic program reunions, affinity groups, etc.) that meaningfully engage alumni and other WJC stakeholders;
  • Play an active role – in coordination with the Development Associate – in maintaining current alumni, prospect, and donor contact information in WJC’s relationship management database;
  • Make a persuasive verbal and written case for supporting the Annual Fund;
  • Develop Alumni Relations and Annual Giving materials to be used by the President, trustees, other institutional leaders, and WJC stakeholders for meetings, visits, or individual contacts;
  • Participate in the planning and execution of advancement-related events;
  • Submit timely and detailed contact reports for prospect and donor visits;
  • Attend relevant advisory committees;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, Master’s preferred, and three-plus years of successful experience with Alumni Relations and/or Annual Giving, preferably in higher education. Five-plus years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of direct experience with Alumni Relations and/or Annual Giving;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, both written and oral, as well as a high level of sophistication and maturity in social and professional settings;
  • Proven track record of successful solicitation and securing philanthropic gifts (or relevant experience);
  • Proven ability to set goals and to develop strategies and timelines to complete projects and reach goals;
  • Excellent oral communication and writing skills with the ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources;
  • Discretion and an ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality;
  • Ability to be an effective advocate for the college, actively listen, and be proactive;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, scheduling, presentation and database software;
  • Ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively with staff and colleagues; 
  • Knowledge of Raiser's Edge highly desirable; 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and work evenings or weekends as needed;
  • A valid driver's license.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Monica Davis, Human Resources Assistant, at HR@williamjames.edu.

INTERFACE Resource and Referral Counselor - Full-Time

Position Summary

Provide resource and referral guidance and therapeutic matching to callers of the INTERFACE helpline as well as serve as an ambassador for the service to all callers and stakeholders. This is a full-time (35 hours/week) position.

Essential Functions

  • Serve as INTERFACE intake coordinator as scheduled and assigned;
  • Provide basic counseling and psycho-education to callers who are seeking coordinated therapeutic matches for mental health and wellness services, following the well- established protocols of the service;
  • Provide follow-up services and case management to assigned cases;
  • Research and identify resources and providers for the INTERFACE website and database and coordinate with IT and other staff to include on site;
  • Recruit clinicians for inclusion on the database in coordination with Recruitment team;
  • Attend trainings and staff meetings for best practice resource and referral;
  • Serve as role model for best practice resource and referral;
  • Ability to work occasional evening or weekend hours;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree or above in clinical psychology or social work, licensed clinician within the Commonwealth of MA preferred;
  • 3-5 years of experience in clinical services;
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Experience with phone triage in a clinical setting.

Work Environment

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and cabinets.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Monica Davis, Human Resources Assistant, at HR@williamjames.edu.