Senior Manager, Counselling and Student Wellbeing

Land Acknowledgement

George Brown College is located on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and other Indigenous peoples who have lived here over time. We are grateful to share this land as treaty people who learn, work, and live in the community with each other.

At George Brown College, we have established a reputation for equipping our students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. As employees, we are committed to creating an enriching learning community for our students, delivering excellence in what we do, holding ourselves accountable for our work and demonstrating diversity and respect for one another.

George Brown College seeks a student-focused and culture-shifting leader for the position of Senior Manager, Counselling and Student Wellbeing. Continually recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers, George Brown offers a wonderful environment for an experienced leader to play a key role across the College in contributing to the growth of a healthy campus community where all students have the opportunity and support to succeed.

The Senior Manager, Counselling and Student Wellbeing must be passionate about making a difference in the lives of students and taking care of their mental health; be a champion for innovation of service delivery, maximizing resources effectively and efficiently; lead with a solution focused approach; and have the empathy and resilience of character required to work in a multifaceted organization.

Reporting to the Director, Student Engagement & Career Success, the Senior Manager, Counselling and Student Success will bring management experience and clinical acumen to the organization with both online and in-person care models and will have a style of leadership that encourages meaningful dialogue and collaboration cross departmentally.  They must have in-depth understanding of anti-oppressive frameworks as applied to college counselling; advanced understanding of social justice; social determinants of health; strong orientation toward valuing diversity; the will to address issues in access; and the resolve to prioritize inclusion. The incumbent will have experience with community partners (e.g., community health agencies).

The individual most likely to realize success in this role will have extensive experience as a mental health worker, therapist and/or counsellor, ideally in a variety of contexts including community-based and educational settings in a managerial role. The incumbent will have highly effective interpersonal skills, communication, creative problem-solving, strategic planning, and partnership development competencies. A graduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in the areas of Counselling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or Social Work is required; candidates must also be registered to practice psychotherapy in the province of Ontario (e.g., registered social worker, registered psychologist, or psychotherapist).

George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from people of all genders, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities, and Indigenous peoples; the College is also committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). George Brown College is partnering with BIPOC Executive Search to ensure an applicant list that includes Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, thereby reflecting Canada’s diverse population. Applicants can send their expression of interest to Helen Mekonen at

We thank everyone for their expression of interest—and are truly appreciative of the time individuals put into applying—but with the limitations of time only those selected for an interview will be contacted.