Director, Counseling and Psychological Services

San José State University,

Student Wellness Center
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Fri, Aug 4th, '23


August 27, 2023; Applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Start Date:

Start date is to be determined with the candidate and the organization.

Last Updated:

Fri, Aug 4th, '23


Within one of the nation’s most transformative universities, SJSU’s Student Wellness Center (SWC) fosters student opportunity in a revolutionary way by preparing students to maintain lifelong health and well-being. The Director of Counseling and Psychological Services for the Student Wellness Center leads the design, delivery, and quality enhancement of mental health services and crisis support to achieve this vision campus-wide. SJSU’s 37,000 diverse students include undergraduate, graduate, and continuing-education students in online and in-person programs. Under the direction of the Executive Director of the Student Wellness Center, this position provides administrative, operational leadership, direction of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and supports the overall mission, vision, and operation of the Student Wellness Center. Within a modern health, counseling, and wellness facility, Counseling and Psychological Services provides a range of therapeutic interventions, including brief individual and couples counseling, group therapy, crisis support, and outreach services to SJSU’s student population. The Director of CAPS leads and develops the performance of a growing team of 26 union employees, with 7 direct reports, to deliver these services. Counseling and Psychological Services is accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services, supports the provision of Survivor Advocacy services, and hosts American Psychological Association-accredited training programs for new psychologists.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Doctorate from an accredited program in psychology or related field
  • Licensed to practice as a mental health counselor
  • At least five (5) years of post-licensure experience  as a clinical counselor
  • At least one (1) year of clinical supervisory experience in the field
  • Licensed to practice as a mental health counselor in the State of California
  • At least two (2) years of clinical experience in a University Counseling Center
  • At least two (2) years of leadership/management experience in a clinical setting
  • Leadership/management experience in an integrated care facility

Classification: Administrator III

Anticipated Hiring Range: $13,000/month - $13,375/month

The final hiring salary will be commensurate with experience.


Apply through the SJSU Jobs portal to SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • License/Certification