Director of Counseling Services

Elon University,

Student Life
Last Posted:

Mon, Jan 4th, '21

Deadline:

Initial application screening target date of January 20, 2021. Search will continue until a successful candidate is chosen.

Start Date:

Start date is on or before June 1, 2021.

Last Updated:

Mon, Jan 4th, '21

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

The Director of Counseling Services provides visionary and instrumental leadership for mental health services at Elon and the provision of quality psychological interventions, outreach, and consultation services to address the emotional, social, and academic needs of Elon University students. Counseling Services is a dynamic unit located within the Ellington Center for Health and Wellness that is part of the Division of Student Life and an integral partner in the university’s wellness and wellbeing initiatives.

The director reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students and services as a member of the Student Life Divisional Leadership Team, the university-wide Council on Wellness and Well-Being, and the university Behavioral Intervention Team. The director plays a key leadership role in strengthening connections between Counseling Services and other departments across the university and the Division of Student Life through the coordination of services and activities that support the wellness and well-being of all Elon students. The Director supervises a diverse, multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals.

Counseling Services is a dynamic unit located within the Ellington Center for Health and Wellness that is part of the Division of Student Life and an integral partner in the university’s wellness and wellbeing initiatives.

The director reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students and services as a member of the Student Life Divisional Leadership Team, the university-wide Council on Wellness and Well-Being, and the university Behavioral Intervention Team. The director plays a key leadership role in strengthening connections between Counseling Services and other departments across the university and the Division of Student Life through the coordination of services and activities that support the wellness and well-being of all Elon students. The Director supervises a diverse, multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals.

Education Requirements

Completed master’s degree in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, clinical social work, counselor education, or other closely related discipline; earned doctorate from in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, clinical social work, counselor education, or other closely related discipline is highly preferred – APA- or CACREP-accredited programs preferred.

Degree/Majorcounseling psychology, clinical psychology, clinical social work, counselor education, or other closely related discipline; Licensure as an independent mental health provider (or immediately eligible) in North Carolina
Length of Experience

5-7 years of progressive post-master’s experience in college mental health services, at least three years of which were in an administrative/leadership capacity or role.

Supervisory ExperienceYes
Supervisory Experience Detail

Experience with direct clinical and administrative supervision of professional staff.

Special Skills or Experience

• Experience with direct clinical and administrative supervision of professional staff
• Demonstrated ability to support and successfully attain institutional goals and objectives with respect to wellness and wellbeing and clinical services
• Demonstrated transformational leadership skills
• Intercultural competence and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Ability to articulate a vision and take steps necessary to actualize organizational goals
• Strong skills with administrative writing, interpersonal communication, and presenting
• Demonstrated experience building partnerships and relating effectively with diverse constituents including students, faculty, senior staff, parents, alumni, trustees, and leaders in the profession
• Experience with staff supervision and development, strategic planning, assessment and evaluation, and data-driven decision making
• Effective crisis and risk management skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and electronic EMR.
Proficiency in Elon University approved computer system. Proficiency in ELM and FEEDS systems



ABOUT ELON UNIVERSITY

Elon University is a selective, independent university renowned as a national model for engaged learning, along with excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs. Elon's beautiful and historic campus in central North Carolina is designated as a botanical garden.   Elon is located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, east of Greensboro and northwest of Raleigh/Durham. 

Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.  

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education Requirements

Completed master’s degree in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, clinical social work, counselor education, or other closely related discipline; earned doctorate from in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, clinical social work, counselor education, or other closely related discipline is highly preferred – APA- or CACREP-accredited programs preferred.

Degree/Majorcounseling psychology, clinical psychology, clinical social work, counselor education, or other closely related discipline; Licensure as an independent mental health provider (or immediately eligible) in North Carolina
Length of Experience

5-7 years of progressive post-master’s experience in college mental health services, at least three years of which were in an administrative/leadership capacity or role.

Supervisory ExperienceYes
Supervisory Experience Detail

Experience with direct clinical and administrative supervision of professional staff.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS


Special Skills or Experience

• Experience with direct clinical and administrative supervision of professional staff
• Demonstrated ability to support and successfully attain institutional goals and objectives with respect to wellness and wellbeing and clinical services
• Demonstrated transformational leadership skills
• Intercultural competence and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Ability to articulate a vision and take steps necessary to actualize organizational goals
• Strong skills with administrative writing, interpersonal communication, and presenting
• Demonstrated experience building partnerships and relating effectively with diverse constituents including students, faculty, senior staff, parents, alumni, trustees, and leaders in the profession
• Experience with staff supervision and development, strategic planning, assessment and evaluation, and data-driven decision making
• Effective crisis and risk management skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and electronic EMR.
Proficiency in Elon University approved computer system. Proficiency in ELM and FEEDS systems

 
COMPENSATION

 Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications 

APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume or curriculum vita; cover letter