Director of the Counseling Center
General Statement of Duties:
The Director of the Counseling Center manages the daily operation of the Counseling Center, provides psychological services to students, consults with faculty and staff, clinically supervises counseling staff and interns, and works collaboratively within the college community. The incumbent reports directly to the Dean of Students and additionally to the Vice President for Student Life and Enrollment Management.
Distinguishing Features of the Class:
The Director must possess excellent judgment; demonstrated sensitivity, vision, and effectiveness in responding to challenging student and college community issues; proven leadership ability, including the ability to recruit, develop, and lead a diverse team. The incumbent will demonstrate the ability to develop collegial working relationships with students, faculty, and staff and ensure that the ideals of equity and inclusion are considered in decision-making.
The Director is responsible for the departmental budget, and will serve on various college committees. Evening and weekend hours may be required when the college is in session to manage workload and attend meetings and College functions.
Examples of Duties: (illustrative only)
- Provide administration, direction, strategic vision, and advocacy for the Counseling Center.
- Coordinate, manage and evaluate counseling services and programs consistent with the college mission while maintaining ethics and standard of care within the counseling profession.
- Provide direct clinical services, including personal counseling, assessment, consultation, referrals and educational outreach programs and services to the college community.
- Maintain confidential client records.
- Select, train, and supervise professional staff, support staff and interns.
- Participate on the interdepartmental Student of Concern Committee, and collaborate with appropriate personnel to assess needs, develop interventions, and ensure an integrated institutional response to student crises, critical incidents and student behaviors of concern.
- Coordinate services with the Director of the Health Center for Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) assessment, treatment, education, and referral programs.
- Support and assist with training residence life staff.
- Prepare and administer the Counseling Center budget.
- Create necessary reports and literature supporting the mission of the Counseling Center.
- Participate in new student orientations, related and appropriate activities as requested.
- Engage in on-going professional development.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated experience supervising Counseling.
- Strong cross-cultural, interpersonal, and writing skills necessary, including the ability to represent the College in a positive way to diverse populations.
- Possess a demonstrated ability to develop linkages with other college community partners through outreach efforts to support student retention, persistence, and graduation rates.
- Ability to work with a wide variety of individuals on campus and in all areas of the community to accomplish student life objectives.
- Ability to make sound professional judgments, often under deadline pressure, when dealing with student related issues.
- Understanding of higher education organizational structures and the ability to effectively navigate those systems to solve complex problems.
- A proven ability to identify and address problems, exhibit competence in identifying and interpreting needed areas of assessment, and participate effectively in short and long-range planning.
- A strong commitment to the college’s mission to honor the catholic heritage and the spirit of St. Marguerite d’Youville working with students from across diverse cultures, backgrounds and faith traditions that promotes leadership and service.
Acceptable Training and Experience:
- Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling
- New York State Licensure in Mental Health Counseling, required; National Board certification, preferred
- At least three (3) years of supervisory experience in Mental Health Counseling
- Strong preference for candidates with a background working with diverse traditional and non-traditional students in a residential setting.
Information and Application Process Instructions
About D’Youville College:
Founded in 1908, D’Youville College is an independent institution of higher education that offers baccalaureate and graduate programs to students of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds. D’Youville College honors its Catholic heritage and the spirit of Marguerite d’Youville by providing academic, spiritual, social, and professional development opportunities for all students. D’Youville offers its 3,000 students preeminent education in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in allied health professions, business and liberal arts. D’Youville’s success is built on the commitment that our students learn how to think critically, work with others, be a leader and communicate effectively – all skills employers look for people they hire. D’Youville is an exceptionally collegial and exciting place to work and learn and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with a motivating plan for the future and expanded outreach to the region, state, nation and global community.
Additional information about D’Youville College can be found at www.dyc.edu.
D’Youville College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence in education and employment through diversity. The College embraces diversity and defines it to include race, gender, national origin, ethnicity, religion, social class, age, sexual orientation, and physical and learning ability. D’Youville College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
In an effort to accurately represent D’Youville’s student population, candidates of racial and/or ethnic minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
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