Coastal Carolina University — Director of Counseling Services

Counseling Services at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for the position of Director of Counseling Services. The director will be responsible for ensuring that Counseling Services is providing mental health services that meet the needs of a diverse student body. As an integral part of the Division of Student Affairs, this position will supervise Counseling Services staff and operations, and serve as a campus expert and consultant on student mental health.

The Director will effectively manage campus partnerships for Counseling Services, oversee departmental budget and assessment processes, serve on campus committees, and collaborate with Student Health Services to ensure students are offered appropriate psychiatry services. In addition to the above responsibilities, the Director will manage Counseling Service’s 24/7 on-call process and 20% of the Director’s time will be spent directly seeing clients.  

Candidates must hold a Master’s degree in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, counselor education, social work, or a closely related field. Terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., Psy.D., DSW.) preferred. Successful candidates will have extensive experience as a clinician in a college/university counseling center or a multidisciplinary outpatient mental health center, experience in program development and assessment, extensive experience meeting the mental health needs of a diverse population, and supervisory experience, preferably in a campus setting.

Candidates must be currently licensed in South Carolina in a field directly related to their education or must be able to obtain their license within a year of employment. All candidates who are not currently licensed in South Carolina are encouraged to explore licensure requirements in South Carolina prior to submitting their application to determine what will be required to become licensed. 

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach.  Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations.  The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community.  The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.  We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Interested applicants should apply online at or online in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity at Coastal Carolina University between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, name and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Student Services Manager III (CB85/141841); full-time position with benefits.  SC State pay band: 08.  Normal work hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position requires frequent night and weekend hours.  Must be flexible to meet the special scheduling needs of the University.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA Employer.