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Jobs at the Women's Center

Full-time Staff Positions

Program Director of Counseling and Wellness Services 
Counseling services are an integral c­­­omponent of the Women’s Center mission. We provide empowerment-based, trauma-informed counseling services (without charge) to students, faculty, staff, and members of the Charlottesville community. Our primary clients are students.
This position supervises the counseling team (4 counselors) and oversees its contributions to the Women’s Center engaged scholarship offerings. She/he will carry a small caseload and/or contribute to the team’s case management work (to be determined in consultation with the Director of the Women’s Center). This position also provides oversight for the Body Positive program, an evidence-based educational initiative that envisions a body positive community in which everyone enjoys a healthy relationship with food, exercise, and body image. The Program Director of Counseling and Wellness Services is part of the senior management team and serves as a liaison between the Women’s Center and the Office of the Dean of Students and between the Women’s Center and other mental health providers at UVA and in the community.
We seek a candidate who has significant experience providing counseling and supervision of early-mid career counselors. Because students are our primary client base, significant experience working in a university setting and/or with this population is desired; experience working with a diverse client population is also desired. The counseling team works within the Women’s Center, and the Director of Counseling and Wellness Services ensures that the counselors are integrated members of the Women’s Center staff. Master’s degree is required with at least 5 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor. 
To apply please submit a letter of interest that addresses the role of counseling in a Women’s Center, a resume/CV, and three references, to (search posting number 0622133 under the University Staff category). For priority consideration all materials must be received by December 15, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Preferred date for selected candidate to begin in this position is May 14, 2018.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

These part-time positions are offered annually for graduate and undergraduate students at the University. All of these positions have been filled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Graduate Student Staff

We consider serving as a paid internship site for graduate students to be part of our mission as a center for engaged scholarship. 

  • Graduate Fellowships:  Each year, two graduate assistants support the staff at the Women's Center in providing our engaged scholarship experiences for undergraduate students. We award the Odela D. Casscells Fellowship and the Elizabeth Taylor Greer Fellowship annually to outstanding graduate students at UVA. Candidates interested in applying for these fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year should plan to apply in the spring of 2018.
  • Counseling Intern:  In each year that space and staffing arrangements permit, we host one counseling intern who is completing a graduate program in counseling at a select institution.
  • Research Positions:  Additional support for research on the effectiveness of our programs may be provided by graduate students in particular years as determined by program needs and availability of funding. 

Undergraduate Staff

Each academic year we employ undergraduate students in these positions:

  • Front desk assistant:  This student supports the operations of our front office.
  • Iris Assistant Editor:  This position is offered to an outstanding intern from our Iris writing team who returns to the team for a subsequent year to edit and manage the publication along with the member of our staff who serves as the editor of Iris
  • Iris Multimedia Contributor: This student contributes visual content for the Iris site to enhance the articles written by the Iris interns.