Maryland Institute College of Art,

Student Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Tue, Apr 13th, '21


July 12, 2021

Start Date:

April 13, 2021

Last Updated:

Tue, Apr 13th, '21

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  • Full Time

Position Summary: Leads and provides day to day management for the delivery of high-quality clinical services and educational programs; provides leadership to a staff of an administrative assistant, one full-time clinician, two part-time clinicians, a consulting nurse practitioner, and psychology student trainees; oversees operations including strategic planning, budget management, assessment, and personnel consistent with MICA's mission. 

General-purpose: The Student Counseling Center offers therapeutic and developmental services to individuals and groups including brief counseling, crisis counseling, and counseling services for students with acute psychological problems; provides outreach programs and consultation services as well as alcohol and other drug education. 

Summary of Essential Functions

  • Serves as the chief administrator and provides direct counseling services, as well as full participation in the emergency response system which will necessitate some after-hours and weekend work.

  • Maintains extensive cooperative and collaborative relationships with students, faculty, and staff within MICA. 

  • Maintains active involvement in professional organizations and contributes to the field through presentations at national and regional conferences and/or research scholarship.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct training's and provides support when necessary for residential life and other staff and faculty across campus

  • Plan and conduct research and prepare operational reports and analyses

  • Identify trends and student needs and recommend appropriate programs and solutions

  • Establish long and short-range departmental goals and objectives and devises methods to improve the overall effectiveness of counseling programs

  • Serve as a member of the Student Affairs Leadership team and participate in monthly Directors’ meetings and  planning retreats

  • Serve on Student Affairs committees to plan orientation, parents' weekend, leadership retreats, and other programs and events

  • Participate on the College’s Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

  • Provide consultation to faculty, staff, students, and parents on mental health issues (within limits defined by  confidentiality)

  • Works closely with the Manager of Student Health and the Health Promotion Educator in order to provide coordinated efforts in areas that relate to mental health, physical health, and other areas of wellness

  • Works closely with the Associate Vice President for Student Health and Wellness

  • Supervises and manages time and payment of consulting psychiatric nurse practitioner

  • Conduct programs in residence halls and elsewhere on campus as requested

  • Maintain a high standard of professional ethics consistent with the guidelines of the state licensing board that regulates the practice of clinical social work or psychology depending on the Director’s professional degree 

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Reporting to this position: Administrative Assistant, Associate Director, 2 part-time clinicians, consulting psychiatric nurse practitioner, doctoral level student trainees 


Acknowledged nationally as a premier leader in art and design education, MICA is deliberately cultivating a new generation of artist – one that is capable of seamlessly integrating innovation, entrepreneurship and creative citizenship with contemporary approaches to art, design and media.

MICA is redefining the role of the artists and designers as creative, solutions-oriented makers and thinkers who will drive social, cultural, and economic advancement for our future.

As the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation, MICA is located in Baltimore, deeply connected to the community. It is a leading contributor to the creative economy regionally and a top producer of nationally and internationally recognized professional artists and designers.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, clinical social work, or a related discipline 

  • Licensure in the State of Maryland

  • Demonstrated years of work experience in a university or college counseling center setting

  • Demonstrated years in a supervisory role

  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience with diverse populations

  • Ability to make difficult decisions under pressure and experience with crisis response management

  • Must submit a cover letter


Preferred qualifications: 

  • Sensitivity to and interest in the unique concerns of students involved in artistic pursuits in a highly specialized and demanding educational environment

  • Proficiency in the use of HIPAA-compliant electronic medical records, specifically Titanium

  • Familiarity, sensitivity, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion with the proven ability to interact with diverse members of racial and ethnic communities as well as the LGBTQIA+ community, particularly in the areas of gender fluidity and the gender spectrum.


Commensurate with experience.