Southwestern College Santa Fe, NM



Southwestern College (SWC) is a small, consciousness-centered graduate school located in Santa Fe, New Mexico offering Master’s degree programs in Counseling and Art Therapy/Counseling with an enrollment of approximately 175 students.

Current job opportunities are listed here. The details link for each position provides specific application instructions. Check back often.


Student and Career Services Director

Responsible for improving and/or coordinating services to support student retention, persistence and graduation including program plan and NEI certificate advisement, student success coaching, ADA services, new student orientation, student conduct, career services, and licensing/credentialing support for alumni and students. Serves as a member of Academic Council (AC), the Chair of the Student Success Team (SST), a sub-committee of AC.

A detailed job description can be accessed here.

Southwestern College welcomes applications from candidates seeking to work in a highly dynamic team-based environment in a position that provides direct student services to support academic success and career preparation for non-residential graduate students seeking degrees in Counseling, Art Therapy and related fields. The successful candidate will have a graduate degree and demonstrated success in higher education student and career services with experience providing responsive advisement and academic support to promote retention and graduation. We are looking for a collaborative leader who shares our vision, mission and core values. This position serves on key committees including the Academic Council and chairs the Student Success Team. Reports to the Dean of the College.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references by October 2 to Dean Virginia Padilla-Vigil vpvigil@swc.edu .


Southwestern College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. SWC38We offer a holistic, integrative approach to mental health, emphasizing experiential learning and the personal growth and consciousness of the student/therapist.

To view our courses, click here.

Adjunct Faculty for MA in Art Therapy/Counseling Program

Southwestern College’s MA in Art Therapy/Counseling is approved by the Capstone August 2014 -2American Art Therapy Association. It includes a lot of art-making, an experiential and holistic focus, and an emphasis on the personal growth and consciousness of the student/therapist. Our program allows graduates to sit for licensing in both Art Therapy and Counseling (this is unlike most Art Therapy programs.)

Please note that some Art Therapy/Counseling courses require instructors to have an ATR-BC, as required by AATA.

To view our courses, click here.

Adjunct Faculty for MA in Counseling Program

Southwestern College readily accepts letters of interest, curriculum vitae and teaching philosophy statements from licensed mental health professionals interested in teaching in our Higher Learning Commission accredited Counseling Program.  We prefer our faculty to have at least three years of post-graduate clinical experience in order to bring a hands-on perspective to our students.  Our faculty operate from a transformational model of teaching based on experiential methods of instruction that emphasize personal growth, reflective practice, and conscious awareness of biases and belief systems that effect interpersonal relationships.  We ask our faculty to serve as models for authenticity, congruence, and active participants in the learning process. 

For an overview of courses, click here.

For more information, or to communicate your interest, please email jobs@swc.edu. Feel free to include your resume and any specific interests you might have in courses.

Southwestern College makes continuous and systematic efforts to recruit, employ, and retain a diverse faculty to create and support an inclusive learning community.
back to top