Director, Counseling Center

Salisbury University,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Thu, Sep 9th, '21


October 6, 2021

Start Date:

Not specified

Last Updated:

Thu, Sep 9th, '21


Salisbury University invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of director, Counseling Center.

Salisbury University (SU) is a premier comprehensive Maryland public university offering excellent, affordable education in undergraduate liberal arts, sciences, business, nursing, health sciences, social work, and education and applied master’s and doctoral programs. The highest purpose is to empower students with the knowledge, skills, and core values that contribute to active citizenship, gainful employment, and life-long learning in a democratic society and interdependent world.

Today, over 8,700 students from more than 30 states and 60 foreign countries study over 40 undergraduate and nearly 20 graduate degree programs on a campus with over 90 buildings and more than 200 acres. SU consistently is ranked among the top universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and others. Salisbury University, a Maryland University of National Distinction, has served as a resource for the Eastern Shore and beyond since 1925.

Salisbury University is seeking an innovative and visionary leader and strong clinician to serve as the director, Counseling Center. Reporting to the vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, the director will provide leadership to a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative University Counseling Center through the oversight of all operational, administrative, personnel, budgetary, planning, and assessment activities. With a focus on prevention, education, treatment, and care, the Counseling Center’s mission is to make a positive impact on the mental health, wellbeing, and academic success of all students through services that promote resiliency, capacity building, and optimal student development and growth.

The director will provide leadership, vision, financial management, policy formation, and assessment and strategic planning to enhance the delivery of comprehensive mental health initiatives and psychological services. In addition, the director serves as a primary point of contact on issues that pertain to student emotional health including referrals, crisis intervention and emergency response, triage of services, community partnerships, and linkages across campus. The director supervises all clinical, psychological, and outreach services with a strong understanding of and commitment to serving a diverse student population. The successful candidate must be dedicated to reducing barriers to care that exist for communities of color, the LGBTQ community, and other marginalized groups.

The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, or Social Work from an accredited program and have a demonstrated track record of five or more years of practice as a mental health provider. Must be licensed or license eligible within the state of Maryland at time of hire (with the ability to secure a license within six months of start date).

Preferred qualifications include a PhD or PsyD in Counseling, Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Social Work or related field; experience administering mental health services in a college or university counseling center or comparable mental health setting; experience with crisis intervention and emergency management in a university setting; competency with assessment and evaluation of mental health services; securing grants to support services, operations, and activities; strategic planning development, implementation, or assessment experience; and a track record for hiring multi-racial/ethnic or other diverse staff.

Review of applications will begin October 6, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Anne-Marie Kenney at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our institution, today and in the future.  To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

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