Director, Center for Counseling and Personal Well-Being

Universities at Shady Grove/University of Maryland,

Division of Student Affairs
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Last Posted:

Thu, Jul 20th, '23


Best consideration date: 10/3 or until filled

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Wed, Sep 6th, '23

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  • Full Time

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Located in Rockville, MD at The Universities at Shady Grove (USG).

The Director provides overall leadership and coordination of the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) Center for Counseling and Personal Well-Being (CCPW). This is an exciting opportunity to not only oversee the ongoing viability of the Center for Counseling and Consultation, but to realize the vision of incorporating the USG campus recreation center, and the establishment and development of other well-being services (including nutrition counseling, massage therapy, and spiritual growth).    


Job Risks

Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands

General office work requiring long hours sitting, communicating verbally, active listening

Posting Date:



Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Master’s in psychology, counseling or a mental health discipline is required
  • Must be a licensed mental health professional in Maryland or licensed in another state and must attain Maryland license within six (6) months of hire.



  • A minimum of 10 years of post-licensure experience in a college or university counseling center or other relevant setting.
  • 4-5 years of supervisory experience.
  • A successful record of providing clinical services, including work with the emerging adult population, experience with diverse populations including international, minority, and individuals with disabilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to establish objectives for the CCPW based on the strategic goals of USG;
  • Skill in identifying problems and analyzing causes;
  • Ability to forge relationships with others (internal and external) in carrying out programs and services for members of the campus community;
  • Knowledge and understanding of cultural and individual differences, and the ability to work successfully with others.
  • Skills as a broad-based generalist mental health provider trained in: (1) methods of observation, assessment, and program evaluation; (2) counseling theory; (3) group interaction, consultation, organizational development, and mediation; (4) advocacy and decision-making skills; (5) remedial, preventive, developmental and crisis intervention approaches; (6) psycho-educational models based on knowledge of the biological, cognitive and social basis of behavior, and (7) cultural and individual differences


  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology; Clinical Psychology; or Counselor Education
  • 6 or more years of clinical supervisory experience in a clinical setting including supervision of clinical trainees, knowledge and relevant experience in the areas of clinical training and supervision
  • Experience in a university or college counseling center or in a higher education environment.
  • Experience in, and an understanding of, career development and the provision of career counseling services
  • Membership in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology is desirable.

Additional Certifications:

Must be a licensed mental health professional in Maryland or licensed in another state and must attain Maryland license within six (6) months of hire.

Additional Information:

  • This position is located in Rockville, MD
  • Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

 Director, Counseling & Well-being:
Best consideration date: 10/3 



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