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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.

Academic Administrative Assistant

Provides administrative support to the Clinical Psychology Department (2.5 days), and temporary administrative support the School Psychology Department (2.5 days) through August 2019. After August 2019, the position will continue to provide administrative support for the Clinical Psychology Department and for one other department of the College (TBD).

Essential functions:

  • Provide general administrative support for both departments
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of departmental files, (including proper recording, storage and maintenance of electronic student and faculty records)
  • Key point of contact for initial faculty and student inquiries, triage questions and follow-up as needed
  • Schedule calendar invites and meetings for various faculty and staff
  • Book rooms and coordinate overall event logistics (for new faculty and potential student interviews, faculty meetings, etc.)
  • Plan and execute departmental events (APA interns’ dinner, etc.)
  • Assign, monitor and process change of academic advisors for incoming and current students
  • Assist with onboarding of new faculty
  • Prepare, process and record documentation for current students, licensure forms for alumni, reimbursement for faculty and student professional development expenses, etc.
  • Regularly update departmental webpages to ensure accuracy of information, audit email distribution lists
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and three years of job-related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Strong administrative skills with prior experience in an administrative setting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Customer-service oriented with excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
  • Strong attention to detail is critical
  • Familiarity with technology is essential including: Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Ability to compose and edit written material

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Ellen Collins, Director of Human Resources at HR@williamjames.edu.

Adjunct Faculty - Clinical and School Psychology Departments

William James College is seeking an Adjunct faculty member to teach Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior for students in the School and Clinical Psychology PsyD Programs for the Fall 2019 semester.

The Adjunct faculty member will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of historic and current trends in cognitive and affective psychology, and to provide a foundational knowledge in how cognition and affect/emotion are integrated in human experience and behavior. The syllabus for this course has already been developed.

The ideal candidate will hold a doctoral degree in cognitive psychology/cognitive science, or in clinical psychology with a cognitive specialty area. The course will meet on Wednesdays from 4:00-7:00 pm, August 26-December 16, 2019.

Application Procedure:
Please send cover letter and CV to, Ellen Collins, Director of Human Resources, at HR@williamjames.edu. Applications will be reviewed when submitted, and considered until the position is filled. 

Clinical Social Worker - LICSW - Juvenile Court Clinic

William James College is currently seeking a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) to join our Forensic Services/Juvenile Court Clinic team in Norfolk County. William James College is a non-profit graduate school of professional psychology educating clinicians and providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Massachusetts since the 1970s.  These Juvenile Court Clinics provide court-ordered evaluations in Care and Protection, Child Requiring Assistance (CRA), Delinquency and Youthful Offender cases, and emergency and civil commitment proceedings for psychiatric hospitalization or substance abuse commitment proceedings.  

Duties Include:

  • Perform court-ordered evaluations for the Massachusetts Juvenile Courts in juvenile delinquency and Youthful Offender cases, and status matters (Child Requiring Assistance), child abuse and neglect cases (Care and Protection), civil commitment and other evaluations according to Massachusetts General Laws according to practice guidelines established by the Division of Forensic Mental Health of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH).  The Juvenile Court Clinics are operated as a collaboration between the Administrative Office of the Juvenile Court and DMH.
  • Conduct psychological and diagnostic screenings and assessments of youth and families involved with the Juvenile Court and referred by the Juvenile Court.
  • Provide reports and, as needed, testimony to the Juvenile Court
  • Consult with judges, probation officers, and (as appropriate) others regarding court-involved youth and families.
  • Provide consultation and training as may be requested by the Juvenile Court to  judges, probation officers, other court personnel and others (e.g. community behavioral health providers, attorneys)
  • Provide evidence-based short-term therapeutic services and psychoeducational services to individuals and/or in groups
  • Supervise work-study students, trainees, and interns
  • Provide referrals to court-involved youth and their families for behavioral health services in their communities, and other supports or services as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job requirements:

  • Social Work Degree at the Master’s Degree.
  • Licensed or license-eligible to practice social work in MA
  • Experience in forensic mental health, forensic and/or clinical assessment.
  • Strong writing, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Certification as a Certified Juvenile Court Clinician (CJCC) is a plus, but not required. If not currently certified, the social worker will need to be eligible to be a CJCC I candidate. We will provide supervision and training for CJCC certification.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Ellen Collins, Director of Human Resources, at HR@williamjames.edu

Director of Diversity and Employee Development

The Director of Diversity and Employee Development has overall institutional responsibility to provide leadership in designing and executing policies and programs that foster an inclusive environment and will also be responsible for creating an executing an organizational learning strategy. The Director of Diversity will also be the College’s designated Title IX Coordinator.

Essential Functions:


  • Develop and execute a cohesive strategy for realizing diversity training and education objectives based on an analysis of college needs; insure it complies with college priorities and compares favorably to efforts at peer institutions.
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive menu of trainings with clear objectives for faculty and staff that specifically address diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Provide a rubric to faculty pertaining to how diversity should be incorporated into curriculum and give ongoing support in this regard.
  • Regular assessment and evaluation of the campus climate along with the development of metrics to support this effort.
  • Ongoing updating and implementation of the College’s strategic plan for diversity and inclusion, in collaboration with the College’s Diversity Committee as well as other administrative/academic departments (i.e., the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students; marketing initiatives related to the College’s diversity and inclusion efforts, etc.).
  • Serve as a liaison and consultant to a wide variety of stakeholders throughout the College as it pertains to diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Ensures the College’s compliance efforts under Title IX
  • Other duties as assigned.

Employee Development

  • Creates and executes an organizational learning strategy. Manages and supports the assessment of organizational needs; and the design implementation and evaluation of programs that foster professional development and the continuous learning of staff and faculty.
  • Works cross functionally to conduct training and development needs assessment; designs and implements trainings and programs that enhance employee knowledge and skills and creates path for continuous learning and career progression.
  • Evaluates program outcomes through the collection of stakeholder feedback and data obtained from focus groups, surveys, one-on-one interviews and other methodologies.  Conducts regular analysis of data and recommends new and improved programs and tools to support the learning needs of staff and faculty.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in cultural diversity, education, counseling; human resources or other related areas of specialization.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in a similar role.
  • A track record for creating effective diversity and inclusion and training initiatives for faculty and staff.
  • Expertise in current diversity, equity, inclusion and multiculturalism concepts and issues.
  • Demonstrated experience with researching, identifying and implementing best practices of diversity and inclusion.
  • Working knowledge of performance management, training platforms, and experience in a variety of delivery tactics, leadership development training, learning management systems, data analytics and change management.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to think strategically.
  • Proven ability to work independently, take ideas from concept to execution – strong project management skills required.
  • Excellent communication skills with colleagues of all levels, with demonstrated leadership skills to be able to guide teams.
  • High-level facilitation and presentation skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an understanding of the importance of confidentiality as it relates to many different levels of diversity and inclusion matters.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Ellen Collins, Director of Human Resources, at HR@williamjames.edu.

Director and Faculty Member - Military and Veterans Psychology Program

The Director of the Military and Veterans Psychology Program is responsible for the leadership and supervision of twin innovative programs at William James College (WJC) that bring qualified veterans into careers in behavioral health.  The Director will serve as the academic leader of a specialized academic concentration in Military and Veterans Psychology that currently serves approximately 40 students in the clinical and counseling programs. This program is designed to offer professional education and training to a strong cohort of veterans in order to best address and serve the mental health needs of active duty military, veterans and their families.  The Director will also have primary oversight over the signature WJC program Train Vets to Treat Vets (TVTV), a long-standing WJC collaboration with the Massachusetts legislature that spotlights, through research and community initiatives, the critical roles that military veterans can fulfill as behavioral health leaders.  To maintain the quality and viability of training, the Director will likewise work closely with the Field Education Department to develop and support MVP-specific practicum and advanced practicum training sites throughout greater Boston. In addition, to preserve and foster an already well-established campus awareness of military culture and the higher education needs of veterans, the Director will develop and monitor the quality of extracurricular small-group experiential learning groups for students, learning opportunities for faculty and staff (to better understand the needs of veteran students), and community-based initiatives to sustain our highly supportive military and veterans community at the College. The Director will also work to sustain and expand collaborative partnerships with veterans’ services leaders throughout the New England area, and will participate in college-based advancement and research funding efforts. 

Depending on academic discipline and credentials, the Director will have an appointment in one of the College’s academic departments, Clinical Psychology, Counseling, School Psychology or Organizational & Leadership Psychology, and assume teaching and advising duties and other responsibilities as assigned.  Psychologists and Counselor Educators with prior military service and/or a clearly established program of research in military and veterans psychology are highly encouraged to apply.  Current MVP courses include Military Psychology and Culture; Military Families and the Cycle of Deployment; Trauma and the Military; Psychoactive Substance Abuse in Military and Veteran Communities. The Director will teach one or more of these courses.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Develop strong relationships with veteran and military organizations and other veteran groups to create partnerships and to generate enrollment for WJC’s academic programs.
  • Exercise oversight of military student services, including admissions, registration and advising in coordination with department chairs.
  • Serve as an effective and engaged graduate school teacher and advisor.
  • Lead the faculty participating in the MVP and TVTV programs.
  • Actively work on building and sustaining a supportive environment and activities for the College’s military and veterans student community.
  • Oversee communications and compliance with state and federal agencies.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff on campus events related to veterans’ concerns.
  • Actively seek new opportunities to develop strategic partnerships with military friendly businesses and organizations. Coordinate partnerships that advance the strategic program goals at the College.
  • Design and implement a strategy and process for sponsorship solicitation that aligns with the College’s advancement approach.
  • Research potential corporate sponsors and prepare periodic reports in consultation with the Vice President for Advancement and the College President.
  • Develop requests based on short, intermediate and long-term funding goals of the College.
  • Responsible for the creation and submittal of appropriate grants and contracts.
  • Work with the College’s Admissions and Marketing departments to increase enrollment and build articulation agreements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in Psychology, Counselor Education, School Psychology or Organizational and Leadership Psychology;
  • Licensure preferred - if candidate’s degree is in a licensable discipline;
  • Military experience;
  • 2 to 5 years’ experience in a leadership position;
  • Excellent time management and problem solving skills;
  • Sound judgment in complex and sensitive situations;
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks and responsibilities;
  • A strong value and commitment to diversity and working in a multicultural world;
  • Supervisory skills and effectiveness;
  • Capacity to solve problems, identify alternative solutions and consequences of proposed actions, articulate possibilities, and implement plans and then evaluate success of plans;
  • Critical, creative and reflective thinking skills;

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with distance education;
  • Fundraising experience;
  • Demonstrated educational leadership experience;
  • Experience in mental health and/or applied psychology;
  • A history of succeeding as a teacher and educator.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Ms. Ellen Collins, Director of Human Resources, at HR@williamjames.edu.

Director of Foundation and Government Grants

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 and seeks a strategic-minded grants professional to help sustain this growth.

Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and working with other College leaders, this position is responsible for identifying, capturing, and securing institutional grants and cultivating other grant making and sponsoring entities. As the person responsible for all grant-seeking activities at William James College, this position will serve as the lead relationship manager for foundations, government agencies, and corporate grant makers. 

Proposal Development and Submission

  • Design and manage a grant development program that sustains and grows annual grant revenues based on William James College’s strategic priorities.
  • Coordinate and facilitate internal and external working groups involved in proposal/program design (external groups may include representatives from schools, state and community agencies, employers, and workforce development agencies).
  • Keep abreast and notify senior leadership of changing state, federal and private foundation grant standards and proposal guidelines.
  • Write, edit, and submit competitive grant proposals that include needs analysis, goals, objectives, activities, evaluation strategies, timelines, a project budget, and supporting data.
  • Manage and assemble all materials for grant submissions including, but not limited to, proposal forms, concept papers, budgets, letters of support, and memorandum of agreement.
  • Develop in conjunction with the budget office, accurate budgets and financial plans/documentation.
  • Coordinate the timely execution of grant submissions.
  • Ensure each project or program meets all proposal conditions and grant requirements.
  • Design and implement regular workshops for faculty, staff, and other relevant stakeholders on identifying grant opportunities and writing grants. 
  • Develop and maintain a library of grant opportunities relevant to the work of William James College Faculty/staff.
  • Provide ongoing departmental support. Some evening and weekend work required.


  • Identify new institutional funding opportunities that will help to advance William James College’s mission, strategic plan, and/or fundraising priorities.
  • Maintain proactive communication with public and private grantmakers to monitor and keep the College information about relevant trends, issues, and opportunities.
  • Monitor on a regular various databases and available resources to identify calls for proposals from viable public and private grantmakers; create and manage a grant opportunity calendar.

Grant Stewardship and Management

  • Facilitate the transition from the grant development/award phase to the implementation phase in collaboration with the project leader, appropriate College leader, participating faculty and staff, the associate vice president of research, and the vice president of administration and finance.
  • Assist with development of implementation policies and practices.
  • Maintain record of pending, funded, and declined proposals in Raisers Edge as well as ongoing relationship development activities with funding sources and their representatives.
  • Steward grantmakers throughout the grant period, including extending appropriate invitations for site visits and/or attendance at special events and continuing education programs as appropriate.
  • In collaboration with the VP of Advancement and relevant college leaders ensure that grant-funded projects and reports are in compliance with all state, federal, foundation and other regulatory policies, procedures, and statutory authority.
  • Prepare, provide assistance with, and/or edit reports submitted to funding agencies as part of funding requirements


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience from an accredited college or university (Master’s preferred).
  • Substantial years as a primary writer and editor in development of federal, state, and private grant applications for higher education or community-based organizations as evidenced by writing portfolio and history of funding success.

Skills/Experience/Training Required

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; must possess excellent editing skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced and confidential work environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple high-priority tasks and responsibilities to meet established deadlines.
  • Knowledge of and ability to research grants electronically and through print sources.
  • Excellent computer skills including, but not limited to, MS Excel, MS Office Suite, Powerpoint, database management and data search tools.
  • Understanding and experience with grant management/administration support.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with the external community, including governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations relating to higher education and grant-funded projects.
  • Experience and proficiency in leading diverse work teams comprised of internal and external representatives and in facilitating meetings.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or understanding working with individuals of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.
  • Proven ability to apply a strategic mindset to the task of identifying and pursuing new funding sources.
  • Experience and/or the ambition to exponentially grow a grants program.

Interested candidates should apply to HR@williamjames.edu. Cover letters and resumes can be directed to Ellen Collins.

INTERFACE Resource and Referral Counselor

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.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or above in clinical psychology or social work, LMHC 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 apply to HR@williamjames.edu. Cover letters and resumes can be directed to Ellen Collins.

Part-Time Clinical Supervisor - Freedman Center

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Clinical Supervisor will be responsible for the overall intake and case management services within the INTERFACE program at the Freedman Center in collaboration with other INTERFACE leadership. This is a 24 hour per week, part-time position. This includes supervisory guidance of staff and the delivery of resource and referral services and community outreach.

Essential Functions

  • Provide clinical support to the resource and referral counselors of the INTERFACE service as assigned, including student supervision
  • Provide leadership to ensure quality control in the service delivery of INTERFACE model
  • Share the management of case assignment, work schedules for staff, and technical assistance projects
  • Participate in outreach efforts to all subscribers to INTERFACE, making recommendations for best practice service delivery for mental health and wellness resource and referral through newsletters, trainings and presentations
  • Provide input and contribute to website content in collaboration with INTERFACE leadership
  • Serve as Resource and Referral counselor as necessary
  • As necessary serve as the representative for the crisis management consultation team at WJC


  • Master’s degree  or above in a mental health field and licensed within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts;
  • Excellent organizational skills, including record keeping and time management;
  • Demonstrated client service orientation with emphasis on best mental health practice; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform phone triage and counseling and
  • Ability to work some weekend and evening hours for community events

Work Environment

  • Driving is required in order to attend trainings, meetings and sessions or to fulfill other responsibilities defined.
  • Ability to effectively perform job responsibilities in a high stress environment.
  • Manual dexterity and gross motor skills sufficient to operate a computer or manually complete required documentation in a legible and timely manner.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to Ellen Collins, Director of Human Resource, at HR@williamjames.edu

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child and Family Forensic Psychology - Juvenile Court Training

Juvenile Court Clinic Operations of William James College in the Boston area — Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child and Family Forensic Psychology (Juvenile Court Training).

William James College is pleased to announce two postdoctoral training opportunities in child and family forensic psychology in Juvenile Court Clinics. There is one fellowship position available in the Suffolk County Juvenile Court Clinic and one fellowship position in the Norfolk County Juvenile Court Clinic. The one-year Fellowship position begins in September of 2019. Juvenile Court Clinic Operations (JCCO) provides forensic evaluations and other services for court-ordered juveniles and families before the Juvenile Court in Care and Protection cases (child protection from abuse/neglect), Juvenile Delinquency and Youthful Offender Cases, Child Requiring Services (CRA status offenders), emergency commitments for substance abuse treatment or inpatient psychiatric care, and other court-ordered evaluations. Divorce cases are not heard by Juvenile Courts in Massachusetts. The Fellowship offers supervised training and experience in forensic assessment and consultation at the Boston Juvenile Court Clinic under the direction of JCCO Program Director Pooja Khialani, PsyD and Co-Director of Training Celine Crespi-Hunt, PsyD. Each Fellowship is full-time and carries a stipend of $45,000. 

To provide broad exposure to the various  ways in which children and families come before Courts, relevant law, and the complex issues found a range of cases involving children and families, the Fellow will participate in five William James Blended Learning classes that are dedicated to the relevant case law, legal statutes, and professional “best practices” in areas including divorce child custody, child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and behavioral health issues in juvenile justice.  Completion of these classes leads to a Certificate in Child and Family Forensic issues. In addition, the Fellow will participate in various seminars and other learning activities offered through Boston Juvenile Court Clinic, MA Department of Mental Health, and William James College. The Fellow will have completed 2,100 training hours by the end of the Fellowship year.

Applicants must have a PhD/PsyD in psychology with an APA-accredited predoctoral internship. Child and family training and experience is required.  Interested applicants should electronically send the following materials no later than January 15, 2019: curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, a clinical writing sample (e.g., a redacted report), and three (3) current letters of recommendation. To apply for the Fellowship in Suffolk County, applicants should send materials to Celine Crespi-Hunt, PsyD, (ccrespihunt@jccwjc.org). To apply for the Fellowship in Norfolk County, applicants should send materials to Pooja Khialani, PsyD (pkhialani@jccwjc.org).

Senior Technical Support Specialist

The Senior Technical Support Specialist will work as a member of William James College’s (WJC) Information Technology (IT) department, reporting directly to the Director of IT, to provide frontline technical customer service to WJC’s students, faculty, and administrative staff. 

Essential Functions

  • Interact and communicate with the College’s entire population (students, faculty, and administrative staff) on a wide spectrum of technical issues on a daily basis, and troubleshoot, solve and train accordingly;
  • Serve as the technical advocate of the College’s community by improving and building upon the area of technical support – in collaboration with the rest of the IT team;
  • Create sources (i.e., online instructions and FAQ articles, etc.) to grow the IT department’s self-service/self-help efforts;
  • Develop a series of workshops and training guides for distribution to the entire WJC community in order to share best practices and introduce new technology;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 1 – 2 years of IT training experience, or 3 years of IT training experience with industry supported certifications;
  • Above average level of IT proficiency (including Microsoft Office Suite) – prior experience with ITSM platforms/ticket management and/or Office 365 applications is preferred;
  • Customer service oriented with a positive attitude and superior listening skills;
  • A high level of emotional intelligence and willingness to work with and train an audience with a wide range of IT competencies;
  • A fast learner, self-starter, and eagerness to learn and share IT knowledge;
  • Superb problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, particularly in translating technical terms/processes into layman terms – prior experience with technical training and writing is preferred;
  • Discretion and ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality;
  • Ability to sit, stand, kneel, and walk frequently and for long periods of time;
  • Abilities to lift at least 30 lbs and work on a computer monitor for an extended period of time;
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends, and travel occasionally;
  • Experience in a higher education setting is highly desirable; 
  • May be tested on appropriate computer skills as required.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Ellen Collins, Director of Human Resources at HR@williamjames.edu.