Assistant Director of Student Counseling Center, Director of Clinical Services

The University of Texas at Dallas,

Student Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Thu, Apr 29th, '21



Start Date:

Summer 2021

Last Updated:

Thu, Apr 29th, '21

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  • Full Time

The University of Texas at Dallas Student Counseling Center (SCC) is seeking a full-time Assistant Director of Student Counseling Center/Clinical Services Director to join our multidisciplinary team of dedicated mental health professionals. The Clinical Services Director oversees the management and operations of the SCC and works closely with the Director to ensure the delivery of high-quality, inclusive, and equitable services that support and address the needs of UTD’s diverse student population. 

UT Dallas and SCC are committed to diversity and inclusion as well as creating an environment which respects, embraces, and promotes social justice, cultural safety and humility, belonging, and the values and goals outlined in SCC’s Diversity statement As such, SCC counselors and leadership are expected to demonstrate and support an understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for health equity as well as contribute to efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with a diverse community of students and colleagues.

Primary responsibilities of this position include:

As an Assistant Director, this position participates as a member of the SCC leadership team and works closely with the Director and other assistant directors to oversee the operations of the SCC, ensuring the psychological health and wellbeing of campus community as well as committing and upholding to values around diversity, equity, and inclusion. Assistant directors assist in executive decision making as a member of the leadership team. Assistant directors may represent the SCC to the University in various roles, such as by participating in university committees/task force, or provide administrative direction for the center in the absence of the Director. All assistant directors serve in the leadership roles within each of their designated areas, providing professional supervision and support to senior staff coordinators, providing administrative and clinical supervision to not yet licensed staff clinicians, running weekly meetings, and overseeing the general operations and services of their area. As a member of the SCC leadership team, it is both encouraged and expected to be a leader and voice in social justice and advocacy initiatives of the SCC and UT Dallas as a whole. All assistant directors also participate in general counseling center services, including provision of supervision/trainings, intakes, individual/group/crisis counseling, outreach, and consultation.

The Assistant Director, Director of Clinical Services is an exciting role for a caring and collaborative clinician, leader, and trainer with a strong understanding of, and commitment to addressing, the mental health needs of university students.  


  • Contributes to strategic planning of the clinical and administrative functions of the SCC’s psychological, psychiatric, counseling, consultation, and training services/programs.
  • Collaborates with the Director in the development and implementation of all clinical operations.
  • Provides oversight to all clinical services, including ongoing assessment of the demand and needs for specific services and adjusts services and protocol accordingly.
  • Provides individual and group supervision and management to a multidisciplinary team that delivers direct clinical and support services to students. Services fall into a stepped-care model and include: intakes, brief individual counseling, group therapy, couple therapy, workshops, crisis services, identity-based support groups, psycho-educational services, and psychiatric care.
  • Communicates with staff regarding service needs, reports on clinical services in weekly staff meetings, coordinates scheduling for clinical services, and leads staff discussions in identifying and problem-solving areas that need modification or improvement.
  • Oversees the Clinical Team, including coordination of team meetings, and provides direct administrative supervision and annual evaluation to assigned clinical staff, including the Groups Coordinator, Clinical Workshops Coordinator, Crisis Coordinator, Referral Services Coordinator, and Sexual Assault/IPV Support Coordinator.
  • Takes a lead role with crisis or high-risk situations, including provision or management of the crisis services, collaboration with colleagues and campus community, and continued oversight of high risk cases or issues.
  • Oversees coordination of after-hours crisis response with ProtoCall and with campus offices with whom we most frequently coordinate crisis response (e.g., ResLife, University Police, Dean of Students’ office).
  • Develops and updates the departments policies and procedures around clinical services and ensures compliance with accreditation and legal and ethical guidelines.
  • Prepares required clinical records and case reports in a timely manner, including any necessary and related correspondence.
  • Prepares statistical reports and data of clinical activities for use in evaluation of UTD’s mental health services. Compiles data to analyze and identify trends, risks, and gaps in the program to ensure quality assurance and ongoing monitoring of services.
  • Provides training and compliance oversight regarding policies and procedures to clinical and front desk staff.
  • Ensures the provision of services and programming is consistent with university initiatives, mission, and values; supports continual enhancement practices that promote health equity for UTD students.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative partnerships with colleague and campus partners to best support the well-being of individuals and the campus community.
  • Keeps informed of national trends in counseling services delivery by participating in the Clinical Directors listserv and attending Association for the Coordination of Counseling Center Clinical Services conferences annually. 

The University of Texas at Dallas is located in Richardson, Texas 18 miles north of downtown Dallas. The university is situated in the heart of the Silicon Prairie, home to more than 600 telecommunications and advanced technology firms. The campus is located on approximately 500 acres; another 468 acres is devoted to Synergy Park, an industrial park adjacent to the campus.
UTD is an EEO/AA employer

The UTD Counseling Center serves a multicultural student body of approximately 27,000 students, 35% being graduate students with 24% international students. UTD is a part of the University of Texas System.

Region Description:

The DFW Metroplex is the nation’s 9th largest metropolitan area and is ranked the #2 metropolitan area in the United States (behind Silicon Valley) with the strongest high-tech economy. More than 600 advanced technology firms are located here - the highest concentration in of technology firms in the Western hemisphere.

  • Master’s degree or doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, or closely related field including one year of supervised internship
  • Licensed or license eligibility in the state of Texas
  • Four (4) years post-internship/associate experience, including substantial experience providing counseling and crisis services
  • Two (2) or more years experience providing clinical supervision to trainees or professional staff
  • Demonstrated experience providing services to members of marginalized populations
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Demonstrated understanding of ethical and legal issues in mental health practice
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a multidisciplinary team of professionals
  • Effective therapist with strong clinical skills and ability to maintain up to date and accurate documentation
  • Administrative experience in a university counseling center
  • Extensive experience (e.g., 5+ years) working in a university counseling center or comparable setting
  • Extensive experience in a supervisory or managerial role
  • Clear evidence of interest and experience working with a wide range of diverse student identities and needs; for example, international, historically underrepresented or underserved students, LGBTQ identified students, and student with disabilities

Commensurate with experience

Salary is commensurate with licensure status and experience level. The positions are associated with full health and other staff benefits, including sick and vacation days, professional development time, and professional funds. This a full-time, 12-month position with the start date as soon as possible, or at the latest, July 1, 2021.


To Apply Submit:
1. Cover letter that must include:
    a. How you see yourself contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion values within the SCC.
    b. How you see yourself contributing as a leader and director over your designated area at the UTD SCC.
2. Curriculum vitae (CV)/resume
3. Contact information for three professional references with at least one reference being a current or former manager/supervisor (only the three references listed in your Interview        Exchange application can be considered and contacted)

Questions about the position may be directed to:
Jenna Temkin, PsyD, Director
Student Counseling Service
University of Texas at Dallas