Director of Counseling

University of Missouri - Kansas City,

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Last Posted:

Thu, Nov 17th, '22


Application Review begins the week of November 28th, 2022. Position will remain open until filled

Start Date:

Desired start date: January 2023

Last Updated:

Thu, Nov 17th, '22

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  • Full Time

The Director of Counseling at University of Missouri, Kansas City is responsible for offering evidence-based programs and services to support the mental health and well-being of students by embracing a holistic concept of mental health. The responsibilities include development and implementation of campus counseling and wellness initiatives, supervision of clinic staff and trainees, delivery of clinical services, and ensuring administrative oversight of the APA accredited internship program in psychology.


Mission (What We Do)
As an urban research university, our mission at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is to promote learning through the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge of public value across a broad spectrum of disciplines and fields of study. UMKC celebrates the individual and embodies diversity and inclusion by intertwining these goals with innovation to enable transformational impact aimed at bringing cultural, social, health and economic prosperity to the metropolitan, regional and global communities we serve.

Vision (Why We Do What We Do)

UMKC aspires to be an exemplary public urban research university of the 21st Century, pursuing excellence as a human-centric learning and discovery community, fostering equity, diversity and inclusion to enrich the lives of the people and regions we serve.

We, the community members of UMKC, are proud to contribute to a student-centered urban university, serving our mission of learning, discovery, research and service, inspired by our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and respectful interaction.


A master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 7 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

  • A Ph.D/Psy.D in psychology;  Licensed Psychologist in MO or license eligible is strongly preferred. 
    • Minimum of three years’ experience working in a clinical counseling role, preferably in a university counseling center.
    • Experience and comfort with crisis intervention and risk assessment for suicide, violence, substance abuse, and other psychological/behavioral emergencies.
    • In-depth understanding of the changing demographics and the psychological challenges, and mental and behavioral health needs of college students is highly preferred.
    • Experience in a college/university counseling center in an administrative, supervisory capacity with evidence of financial management and data collection.
    • Possession of strong cultural competency and experience working with diverse populations (i.e. race, ethnicity, LGBT, international students, veterans, students with disabilities).
    • Experience implementing evidence-based clinical services.

Up to $110,000 annually commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity


Cover Letter& Resume

See application link or email Senior HR Specialist, Kayla Channell for details.