Graduate Assistant: Community Counseling Center

Updated: about 14 hours ago
Location: Colorado Springs, COLORADO


About the Job

The graduate assistant will provide administrative and client support to The Community Counseling Center at Colorado Christian University. Successful candidates will hold an accredited undergraduate degree and be enrolled in a graduate program. 

About CCU

Colorado Christian University is the premier interdenominational Christian university in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, delivering world class education to thousands of students. The fully accredited, nonprofit University is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.

Colorado Christian University was founded in 1914.  CCU’s motto is--grace and truth. This motto comes from John 1.14: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (ESV)

CCU's mission is Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth.

Colorado Christian University cultivates knowledge and love of God in a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars, with an enduring commitment to the integration of exemplary academics, spiritual formation, and engagement with the world. We envision graduates who think critically and creatively, lead with high ethical and professional standards, embody the character and compassion of Jesus Christ, treasure the gospel, and who thereby are prepared to impact the world in their callings.

CCU embraces an educational model that was present at the foundation of many of the great western and American universities. It is made up of three pillars—competence, character and Christ-centered faith. Secular universities have abandoned two of those pillars. We think this is a major oversight that eventually undermines education. Furthermore, we believe this classical educational model is both life-giving and greatly needed in our time.

A leader in higher education, CCU has been consistently ranked in the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide for its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. CCU has had ten consecutive years of enrollment growth and has been named one of the five fastest-growing master’s granting universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

CCU offers more than 100 degree program options for traditional and adult students through its two colleges--the College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies. More than 8,000 students attend the University on the main campus, in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online.

What is most appealing about working at CCU?

  • Faith-friendly: CCU’s culture is unique to higher education. Where else can you pursue academic excellence yet read the Holy Bible, pray with teammates and students at work, and work to impact our culture in support of Christian values?
  • Convictionally Christian: As a university, we have an enduring commitment to Christ, his kingdom and the truth of God’s Word.
  • Live out your calling: We are a traditional evangelical university where you can invest your God-given talents and abilities alongside coworkers and teammates, while having a profound influence on students as they deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Equip students for kingdom work: You can be a part of helping students discover their callings and preparing them for positions of significant leadership in the church, business, government, education, and other professions, as a key part of our University's Strategic Priorities.
  • We’re looking for students who have:

  • A bachelor’s degree and acceptance into one of CCU's graduate programs is required. Master's of Counseling program students preferred. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all interactions related to the agency, i.e., any records or client-related information.
  • Work respectfully with people from various backgrounds and dispositions.
  • Key Job Duties

  • Contribute to CCU’s mission: CCU’s mission is Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. In this role, the Community Counseling Center Graduate Assistant contributes to the mission of engaging the world by supporting the Community Counseling Center’s efforts to transform the Colorado Springs community through effective and ethical clinical mental health services.
  • Coordinate routine correspondence and communications, entering data and/or preparing correspondence, reports, etc.
  • Greet, screen, and schedule clients according to need and assignment, and in accordance with the identified process in the office, to include the assessment and collection of fees and explanation of applicable agency policies. Act as receptionist according to need.
  • Prepare receipts for payments, performing all accounts receivable functions related to client accounts. Ensure accuracy and timeliness of billing and insurance claims as/if needed.
  • Prepare and submit data, reports, deposits and vouchers according to established schedules and deadlines.
  • Establish and maintain clinical records, including the appropriate closing of files. Conduct Completeness Reviews as directed, entering data on designated statistical report.
  • Assist, as directed, in inventory and ordering of office and program supplies and equipment as approved by the immediate supervisor. Monitor routine maintenance for building and property and present needs to the immediate supervisor.
  • Respond to minor client requests and complaints and report all complaints to the immediate supervisor. Respond to basic inquiries from community agencies and the general public.
  • Monitor security practices, timely flow of data, and destruction of files.
  • Participate in staff meetings and other meetings as directed.
  • Perform specialized and other duties and projects as assigned.
  • Work Environment       

    While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Must be able to drive a vehicle, fly by plane, or other modes of transportation within assigned territory. You may be required to work occasional irregular hours, including some nights and weekends, and travel occasionally to meet with students, parents, and schools.

    Graduate Assistant Program Details
    The Graduate Assistant position is a minimum of a two year commitment and coincides with the entrance into and completion of a graduate program at CCU. Students may take 2-3 years to complete their academic program, depending on the program selected. Graduate Assistants are expected to complete a minimum of two years of service, and to stay in their role through the end of the fiscal year (June 30) in which they complete their graduate program.
    The Graduate Assistant must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university and be accepted and enrolled in one of CCU’s graduate programs. A complete listing of degree opportunities and admissions requirements is posted at The standard workweek is 25 hours per week and will not exceed an average of 29 hours per week during the year.
    Compensation includes a monthly stipend of $583 and tuition waiver for completion of a master's degree through Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies. The recipient is responsible for student fees each semester.

    Spiritual Requirements

  • Committed follower of Jesus Christ, who believes there is no salvation apart from faith in his atonement on the cross, by grace alone becoming "born again" thus beginning a personal relationship with Christ, the Son of God.
  • Able to effectively communicate personal faith and apply biblical principles and convictions in the workplace. Must have a strong sense of calling to the ministry of Colorado Christian University.
  • Regularly attend and be engaged in meaningful involvement in a Bible-believing evangelical local church. Knowledgeable about the Word of God and passionate about Christian education.
  • Must be a traditional evangelical Christian whose lifestyle is in consonance with sound Christian principles, is compatible with CCU’s Statement of Faith, and is in agreement with the Strategic Priorities promulgated by the University.
  • Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Colorado Christian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status. CCU is committed to an environment free from discrimination and harassment and calls on every member of the university community to be vigilant in deterring and reporting all violations. CCU does reserve the right to exercise preference on the basis of religion in all of its employment practices. All employees who work at CCU must demonstrate a spiritual testimony consistent with our evangelical mission and follow our lifestyle expectations.

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