Counseling Director Diversity

University of Chicago,

Student Wellness/Counseling
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Mon, Jul 24th, '23


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Mon, Jul 24th, '23

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The University of Chicago is searching for a Student Counseling Director to join the Student Wellness leadership team. The Student Wellness Center (SWC), houses Student Counseling, Student Health, Health Promotion, and Student Insurance. The Center allows for an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to the provision of health, counseling, and wellness services. Mental health services at University of Chicago have experienced growth in the past few years through increase in staffing, expanded leadership structure and addition of a third party service. This is a full-time, 12-month salaried position reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Wellness within the office of Campus and Student Life (CSL).

Some of the Counseling Director responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the overall operation of Student Counseling (SC) and ultimate clinical and leadership responsibility for ensuring that the mental health needs of students are addressed by the SC services provided.
  • Supervises the Associate Director of Clinical Operations, Chief Psychiatrist, and Administrative Director, and provides oversight of 25 clinical and administrative staff.
  • Serves as an inspirational and motivating leader, exemplifies excellence in the delivery of mental health services, and supports the professional growth of staff in SC.
  • Works with clinical and administrative leadership to set clear expectations for staff and conducts regular performance evaluations.
  •  Works closely with the Assistant Vice President for Student Wellness and serves as a member of the Student Wellness Center (SWC) senior leadership team.
  • Integral part of a collaborative team that views student wellness holistically and expected to be a thought-partner with this team.
  • Helps to identify ways in which health, counseling, and wellness services can be integrated and improved to better meet the current and future needs of the student body.  Some of the work of SC will necessitate being on campus some evenings and weekends.
  • Integral part of a collaborative team that views student wellness holistically and expected to be a thought-partner with this team. 

  • Trials new modalities and operational models designed to meet increasing demand, while matching patients with the most appropriate level of care. Conducts a review of internal and external group psychotherapy programs, psychoeducational workshops, and internet-based modalities, using a data driven approach, to determine the appropriate services to be offered by Student Counseling.
  • Incorporates sensitivity to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of providing clinical care and promoting SWC culture.
  • Performs other related work as needed.



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  • Education:  Doctorate in clinical psychology or a related field, or in Medicine. If in Medicine, must have current board certification in psychiatry and eligibility for a non-compensated clinical associate appointment in the Biological Sciences Division.

  • Experience:  At least eight years post-doctoral clinical experience; At least five years of pertinent administrative experience supervising multidisciplinary clinicians and managing a mental health clinical service.

  • Experience in a college mental health setting is strongly preferred.

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