Director of Counseling Center
We have the following opening in the Lipscomb University Center Counseling Center:
Position: Director, Counseling Center
Reports to: Associate Dean of Campus Life
Primary Function: The Director will be responsible for the overall operation of the counseling center. Services provided should be adequate to meet the mental health needs of our students, faculty and staff. This position will also work in tandem with the Psychology department to meet the university’s academic objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Plan, organize, and direct all activities of the counseling center.
- Conduct individual and group counseling with students, faculty, and staff.
- Supervise other counselors, clinical interns, and staff.
- Develop innovative methods of delivering services based on student, faculty, and staff need.
- Review, evaluate, and communicate progress of the center to the administration.
- Monitor and control expenditures.
- Provide or coordinate appropriate staff training.
- Assist the Associate Dean as necessary.
Education: Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology preferred
Experience: Two years as a licensed clinician with supervisory status – required; Three to five years - preferred [or an equivalent combination of education and experience]; Preference will be given to licensed psychologists.
Job Related Skills:
The preferred candidate will demonstrate a record of visionary leadership and managerial experience; empowering supervision and team development; innovation and creativity; inclusive and transparent decision making; professional confidence and sound judgment; success in building relationships and working collaboratively with key stakeholders; effective written and oral communication; demonstrated use of statistical tools and surveys; experience navigating complex systems; strong commitment to student development; multicultural competence; and strong negotiation and advocacy skills. The successful candidate will also benefit from a clear understanding and knowledge of national trends and best practices in college student mental health. Experience in an IACS accredited counseling center is desirable.
Availability: The start date for this position will be June 1, 2013. The posting will remain open until filled.
Our aim is to make the application process as convenient as possible for you. The online application is the preferred way you can apply for employment. If it better suits your needs, an application can be accessed in PDF format and submitted in person, via U.S. mail or by fax (615-966-7003).
Lipscomb University is associated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ and governed by religious tenets held by the institution. Primary consideration is given to staff applicants who are active, faithful members of a congregation of the Church of Christ. Lipscomb University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its employment practices.