The University of Missouri is accepting applications for the
role of Director for the Mizzou Student Counseling Center.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Student Health and
Well-Being, the Director will provide strategic leadership and operational oversight
for a comprehensive counseling center.
The Director will be a member of the Division of Student Affairs
leadership team and work collaboratively with MU colleagues in support of
holistic health and well-being of Mizzou students.
Student Health and Well-Being (SHWB) is comprised of the Student
Counseling Center, Student Health Center and Wellness Resource Center. The Director will join the SHWB unit at an
exciting time to assist with the implementation of an integrated,
multidisciplinary model of care. It is
imperative that the Director supports a multidisciplinary and integrated
approach to services and programs across the continuum of care. This is an
exceptional opportunity for a transformational leader to work with leaders from
the Student Health Center and the Wellness Resource Center to identify
opportunities to increase the collaboration of care and improve health and well-being
services for students.
As a key member of the SHWB leadership team, the Director
will play a pivotal role in implementing a shared vision to promote a healthy
campus. This will include being able to articulate and appreciate the value of
prevention and health promotion to advance student health & well-being and to
enhance student learning. The Director will also be instrumental in helping
design a new facility, which will eventually house the Counseling Center, the
Student Health Center and the Wellness Resource Center.
During a time of great demand for mental health care on
college campuses, we are looking for a forward-thinking leader to help us shape
our campus mental health programs and services. Our ideal candidate understands
how integrated care, stepped-care models, and other cutting-edge strategies and
interventions may best serve the needs of our diverse student body. The
Director will also play a key role in the process of the University of Missouri
becoming a JED Foundation Campus.
In addition to possessing excellent clinical skills,
qualified candidates must display a strong, but compassionate leadership style embracing
the strengths and skills of the team as they work through challenges. The Director must demonstrate a deep
appreciation of diversity and inclusive practices, and provide a significant
and visible record of inspirational leadership and effective supervision and
the ability to create an atmosphere for a collaborative and action-oriented
team. Additionally, candidates must
present a proven history of establishing and maintaining effective work
relationships, professionally and clinically, including meaningful
collaboration with medical services and health promotion as well as the larger
The Director will provide leadership, vision, financial
management, policy formation, assessment and strategic planning to enhance the
delivery of comprehensive mental health initiatives.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Providing leadership and programmatic oversight for all
administration, budget, services and staff within the Counseling Center. Managing a $3M budget.
Overseeing the efforts of over 30 staff members, including
professional staff and trainees in the areas of hiring, training and work
performance and directly supervise two Associate Directors and approximately 25
professional clinical staff.
Managing administrative responsibilities, such as, the
development and implementation of Counseling Center policies and procedures and
leading the coordination of clinical services delivery, training programs and
Serving as a champion regarding mental health and wellness
issues within the context of diversity and inclusion, as well as the provision
of mental health and wellness services for underserved populations.
Leading the efforts of the Counseling
Center to further operationalize the integration of clinical services with the
Student Health Center. This includes
providing support for a multidisciplinary and integrated model of care, which
embedded Behavioral Health Consultant program managed by the Counseling Center.
Working closely with
the Director of the Student Health Center to provide coordinated
mental/behavioral health and psychiatric services.
Representing the Counseling Center and serving as a mental
health authority on campus for student mental health and well-being related
position is expected to play a key role in promoting mental health programs and
services and strengthening connections with other departments and individuals on
Supporting training and engagement within the campus
community to equip faculty, staff, parents, and students to effectively
intervene where assistance is needed and support awareness of program services.
Providing insight and consultation in the MU community on
matters related to mental health and wellness at all levels including clinical
and other direct services, crisis intervention, prevention, early intervention,
resilience efforts and research/data. Serving as a core member of the campus
“At Risk” committee.
Maintaining a minimal clinical caseload with a general range
of clinical activities including evaluation, crisis intervention, and brief
psychotherapy of a wide range of clients presenting to the center. Providing
consultation to other clinical staff on difficult cases as needed, and taking
the lead and sharing on-call responsibilities (ProtoCall) for a variety of
urgent and emergency situations including nights, weekends and holidays.
Understanding and committing to the principles and practices
of college health including: support for integrated clinical care; collaboration
with medical providers and health promotion colleagues; participation in
team-oriented leadership; working in partnership with fellow SHWB directors to
address multi-faceted challenges; and responding to the needs of various
Working closely with the Training Director to support and enhance the robust training program
consisting of post-doctoral residents, doctoral interns in the APA-accredited
internship program, and graduate assistants from MU’s departments of
Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology.
Contributing to the university community by serving on
committees and through active involvement with outreach and other campus-wide
Providing leadership for research activities and program
Performing other duties as assigned, including supporting
campus priority efforts outside of the normal work responsibilities of the
ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
The University of Missouri Counseling Center (MUCC) has a long-standing tradition of
excellence. Started as a departmental clinic of the MU Counseling
Psychology Department in the 1960s, the MUCC later moved to the Division of
Student Affairs where it currently resides. The MUCC has over thirty clinicians
including psychologists; licensed masters-level therapists; and trainees
including post-docs, doctoral interns, and advanced Ph.D. students in
counseling and clinical psychology. We are proud to host the second
oldest APA-accredited counseling center doctoral internship in health service
psychology (since 1970) and have trained and employed many national leaders in
the field. While our model and methods have evolved to keep up with
innovations and increased demand, core values of inclusion, collegiality, and
hard work within a warm and interpersonally laid-back work environment have
persisted over time.
About the Division of Student Affairs at Mizzou
of Student Affairs at the University of Missouri
is committed to designing exceptional out-of-classroom learning experiences and
to improving the quality and cost of our programs — ultimately helping Mizzou
students succeed on campus and after graduation.
The Division of Student Affairs
encompasses the departments of the Dean of Students, the Disability Center,
MizzouRec, Residential Life and Student Health & Well-Being, which includes
the Student Health Center, the Counseling Center and the Wellness Resource
Division of Student Affairs is led by Dr. William Stackman, Vice Chancellor for
Student Affairs. Dr. Stackman is fairly
new to Mizzou and has already made significant strides on campus and has
excited staff with his vision.
The University of Missouri (MU,
Mizzou), with approx. 30,000 students and more than 300 degree programs in 19
colleges and schools, has a reputation for excellence in scholarship, research
and student services. MU is a member of the prestigious Association of American
Universities (AAU), one of only 65-member universities. The campus is an
attractive environment, and the facilities and services available to students
are among the best. Mizzou is a member of the Southeastern Conference,
competing in a variety of sports at the 1A level. The following links provide
more information: https://missouri.edu/visit
Columbia, Missouri (https://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/) with
a population of approx. 122,000 offers a high quality of life with numerous
opportunities for outdoor activities, art, music, sports, shopping, and
community service. In addition to MU, Columbia College and Stephens College are
located in the city and five other colleges and universities are within 30
miles of Columbia. Columbia Public Schools are highly regarded and have a solid
reputation for quality: https://www.cpsk12.org/
Columbia as the 30th best place to live in the U.S. Columbia’s centralized location offers quick access to St. Louis and
Kansas City (each within a 2-hour drive), as well as the State Capitol,
Jefferson City, and the beautiful vacation getaway, Lake of the Ozarks.
Columbia is also minutes away from a host of historic towns and state parks
featuring boating, fishing, hiking, biking and more. Columbia Regional Airport
offers service via American Airlines and United Airlines with direct flights to
Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth and Denver.
Columbia is also a regional center for medical services (including the MU
Medical school and MU Hospitals and Clinics) and a home to several major
insurance companies and light industry.
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving
the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff
and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core
campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color,
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States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human
Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.