College of Charleston — Director, Counseling Center

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Faculty / Non-Faculty / Administration

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Job Purpose
The Director is accountable for the overall administration and coordination of the resources and functions of the Counseling Center. The position is responsible for budgeting, organizing, planning, managing, supervising and evaluating a comprehensive counseling and substance abuse prevention service and health education support program. Additionally, the Director is a provider of care. The Director utilizes the Center’s personnel and budgetary resources to meet goals of the Division of Student Affairs and the College of Charleston. The Director advocates for the psychological and mental health developmental perspectives which need to be considered within the College community. The Director collaborates closely with the team of professionals in Student Health Services. 

Minimum Requirements
A doctorate in applied psychology or related field from an accredited college or university, and experience in the practice of applied psychology is required. Experience in a college/university counseling center in an administrative, supervisory capacity with evidence of financial management is required. Candidates must be eligible for clinical licensure in SC. Candidates should be able to maintain license by engaging in professional growth and development conferences. Demonstrated expertise in crisis intervention and management. In- depth understanding of the changing demographics and the psychological challenges, and mental and behavioral health needs of college students is highly preferred. 

Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply. 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Leadership qualities with the ability to self-direct and drive growth in areas of student mental and behavioral health and wellness. Administrative, clinical training and supervisory skills obtained through documented professional experience. Experience developing clinical and operational protocols in a behavioral health setting. Knowledge of current ethical guidelines and legal issues within the field of psychology and mental and behavioral health as applied in a clinical environment within an institution of higher education. Demonstrated understanding and strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Knowledge of psychological evaluation and assessment techniques and community psychological resources. Can utilize a trauma-informed approach to provide student, individual, couples, and group counseling, as well as case management and crisis intervention for high need students. Ability to supervise, train and evaluate professional staff members. Ability to coordinate research activities and evaluate research findings. Ability to communicate effectively with student-clients, program directors, agencies, concerned family members and the public as needed. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and technology skills. 

Additional Comments Regarding Position
Position requires participation in on-call rotations and crisis management which may prompt after-hours responses to emergencies. 

Special Instructions to Applicants
*Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements. 

Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check. All applications must be submitted online 

*$73,094 – $110,000 

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

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EEO Statement
The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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