Counseling Center Office

Salary for Announcement

We anticipate the qualified candidate to be placed between $57,600 – $96,200. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

The Staff Psychologist position is a licensed psychologist position responsible for providing mental health services to currently enrolled students. This position works collaboratively with other departments in the Divisions of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs to enhance student retention and success.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver. Our student population consists of over 55% first generation students and over 45% students of color. Within the Division of Student Affairs, we strive to create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. Rather, it requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a foundation for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

The University is particularly interested in applicants with experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.



Clinical Duties (60%): Provides evidence-based and culturally competent services to students through individual, group, initial evaluation, and crisis intervention to a diverse student body in the University’s Counseling Center utilizing brief and short-term models of psychotherapy. Maintains a high case load of 20-25 clients weekly. Conducts evaluations of high-risk cases and participates in campus crisis activities following disruptive events. Conducts substance abuse assessments and interventions. Initiates mental health holds in keeping with Colorado Mental Health Statutes. Consults with faculty, staff, and student groups on a variety of mental health related issues. Evening, weekend, and holiday crisis coverage are not required.

Clinical Supervision (10%): Provides competency-based individual supervision to graduate student trainees in mental health that attracts advanced–level doctoral trainees from the local Denver community. Expresses familiarity with different theoretical supervision models and related areas of research. Is able to provide ethical guidance and support to supervisees for challenging situations and encourage professional growth and development. Is able to be organized in keeping up with supervisee caseload and is able to monitor high risk issues in keeping with the professional standards of care.

Coordinatorship and Outreach (30%): Provides coordinatorship for specific programming areas such as Outreach, Professional Development, Groups and Workshops, Academic and Student Services Liaison, and Practicum Training. Initiates and maintains professional liaison relationships with faculty and staff to enhance outreach efforts to the traditionally under-served students on campus. Conducts outreach presentations on mental health and diversity topics to classes and a variety of minority groups including lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender and queer/ questioning persons; the differently abled veteran students; and ethnically diverse populations. Serves on internal and university-wide committees in keeping with areas of expertise and interest.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Counseling/Clinical Psychology, or closely related field;
  • Previous professional counseling experience
  • Licensed or license-eligible as a Psychologist in Colorado, (if license-eligible; licensure must be completed within two years of hire;)
  • Previous experience with the supervision of mental health trainees
  • Previous clinical experience in assessing high-risk cases
  • Experience with brief and short-term models of psychotherapy;

Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet ALL required qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with substance abuse prevention and intervention;
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish; high proficiency and able to provide as much as 25% – 40% of their mental health clinical services in Spanish.
  • Experience in conducting outreach presentations;
  • Professional experience in treating individuals with eating disorders;
  • Professional experience in supporting individuals recovering from traumatic events, including sexual assault;
  • Previous experience in carrying a high case load of about 25 clients weekly on average
  • Previous experience and strong interest in working in a university/college counseling center environment;
  • Previous experience in utilizing an electronic health records system
  • Experience and training with the provision of Telebehavioral Health

Work Hours

  • 40 hour work week- 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • Hours may vary during peak periods
  • Hybrid schedule (on-campus and remote) available for this position. 

Instructions to Apply

For full consideration, please submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire. 

If you are an Internal applicant, please apply via the Career tab within the WorkDay Menu

​​Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet ALL required qualifications.

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Posting Representative

Carlos Alcala

Posting Representative Email


MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

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The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at

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