Sunday, April 6, 2014

Siena College Paid Graduate Assistantship

Siena College Student Activities is in search of a Graduate Assistant for a paid position for the upcoming academic year.  For more information please contact:
John L. Bebb
Associate Dean of Students
Office Of Student Affairs
Siena College
(518) 783-2328

Siena College Residence Director Search


Siena College invites applications for the position of Residence Director.  We anticipate opening(s) for the 2014-2015 academic year with an anticipated August, 2014 start date.

The successful candidate is expected to strengthen the opportunities for intellectual and personal growth for the Siena residential community while supporting our Franciscan and Catholic traditions.
Some of the specific responsibilities for this 10 month, live – in position include administration of residence hall/facility housing 250 -600 students; selection, training and supervision of paraprofessional staff; planning educational and social programs; developing policy; adjudicating student conduct policy violations; serving as a member of an on-call duty rotation, and developing relationships with residents.  

A Master’s Degree in Student Personnel/ Counseling or related field and the ability to work effectively with men and women of diverse backgrounds is required.  Previous experience in residence life is preferred, particularly as a Residence Director.  Additional qualifications include commitment to social justice and diversity, leadership and organizational skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for teamwork.  A background check will be required. Salary is competitive with apartment/board for 10 months, comprehensive benefits package and professional development opportunities. 

Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to: Office of Human Resources, Siena College, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY  12211-1462, or email 

Siena’s student body is 3000 undergraduate students, 2500 of whom reside on campus in traditional residence hall and townhouse settings.   

Siena College is a Franciscan and Catholic institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Siena College is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Siena College surveys all job applicants in accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor’s affirmative action requirements.  Therefore, we request that in addition to your application, you complete the Equal Employment Opportunity Data Form located at  In order to complete the form, you will need the posting number for this position which is R1002.  Any information you choose to provide on the Equal Employment Opportunity Data Form will be treated as personal and confidential and will be kept separate from your application for employment.  Your cooperation is key to maintaining an effective equal opportunity program at Siena College and is greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Interactive Webinar: Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss

Hospice Foundation of America's Annual National Living with Grief Program,
The Community Hospice, and
Macedonia Baptist Church present

Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss
An Interactive Webinar

LIVE on APRIL 10, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m

Perhaps the only thing more heartbreaking than seeing an adolescent endure the pain of grief is being unable to help.  A new educational program, intended for clinicians but likely to benefit anyone who works with adolescents, addresses the challenge of how to help adolescents face the loss of friends, siblings, peers, parents and other loved ones.

Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss, the 21st annual program in Hospice Foundation of America's Living with Grief(r) series, will be streamed live via the internet from Howard University in Washington, DC on April 10 from 2-4:30 p.m. ET. This program includes a "live" panel discussion of experts, reacting to and commenting on videos that give the program's curriculum real-world application. Don't miss out on this new and exciting program!

This program focuses exclusively on the issues that adolescents face as they cope with loss. Adolescence, broadly defined, from middle school years to emerging adulthood, is a significant developmental period during which adolescents form identity, independence, and intimacy.  Illness and loss profoundly influences these processes.  Moreover, adolescent encounters with loss are likely to be traumatic-deaths by accident, suicide, and homicide.

This program explores the ways that healthcare workers, hospices, educators, social workers, counselors, clergy, funeral directors, and other professionals can assist adolescents as they cope with loss.

National Experts:
  • Tashel Bordere, PhD, MS
  • Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv
  • Pamela Gabbay, MA, FT
  • Stacy F Orloff, EdD, LCSW, ACHP-SW
  • Donna L. Schuurman, EdD, FT
  • Carol Wogrin, PsyD, RN
A panel of local experts will be on site for discussion after the presentation.

Be a part of the conversation! Ask your questions online at any time during the program.

The program is 2.5 hours, with an additional 30-minute local discussion (required for CE credits).

Continuing Education (CE) Credits: 3-hours of continuing education will be available, $15 per person.

Registration is required.  Please call 518-694-4967 or email

REGISTER TODAY directly online at

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mental Health First Aid Certification

Become Certified in Mental Health First Aid!
brought to you by Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.

 Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911.
Sometimes, first aid is YOU!
Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack
 Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course — first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens. Sometimes, the best first aid is you. Take the course, save a life,

 Join us on for ONE of the following sessions:

Session 1 - April 3 & 4, 2014*
Session 2 – May 15 & 16, 2014*
Session 3 – July 10 & 11, 2014*
* Each session comprises two days. Each day is from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Location: VA Network Learning Center
113 Holland Avenue, Building 67; Albany, NY 12208
Cost: $75

To register: Go to