University of Florida,

University of FL Counseling & Wellness Center
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Last Posted:

Mon, Aug 28th, '23



Start Date:

Spring 2024

Last Updated:

Mon, Aug 28th, '23

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  • Full Time

The Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) at the University of Florida is seeking an Assistant Director for Group Counseling Services with experience in collegiate mental health. The Assistant Director of Group Counseling Services is a key administrative role at the CWC, as they are responsible for supervising, planning, and maintaining a strong culture for group counseling services both within the CWC and across the larger campus community. The person in this role reports to the director of the CWC and will also serve as a clinical faculty member of the CWC. The ideal candidate will thrive in an environment that values collaboration and support among team members and will work with us as we seek to embrace differences and help nurture a healthy and healing campus environment for all. Our team’s mission is to assist UF students cultivate their mental health and well-being in support of their personal, educational, and career development.  

This role entails extensive administrative responsibilities in addition to some direct and indirect clinical services. 


Administrative service responsibilities include: 

  • Develop and implement short- and long-term vision for the group counseling services program
  • Provide updates on program goals and implementation efforts to staff
    • Collaborate with outreach and consultation team to develop and maintain a proactive strategy for the promotion of group counseling services 
    • Serve as a group counseling resource to CWC staff and campus community 
    • Collaborate with campus partners and stakeholders to develop innovative group counseling programming and address student needs 
    • Collaborate and consult with external group counseling professionals (e.g., other UCC group program administrators)  
  • Maintain and analyze data related to the operations of the program
  • Manage program budget 
  • Submit an annual report for the program
  • Serve as a member of the training committee
  • Assist in the recruitment and selection of group counseling trainees
  • Serve as lead link for Group Program Circle
  • Provide onboarding trainings for new staff and trainees 
  • Delegate assignments to coordinator of group program services when needed 

UF is a Top 5 major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university with membership in the Association of American Universities. It is the state’s oldest university, among the nation’s most academically diverse public schools, with 55,000 students and a 2,000-acre campus. The Counseling and Wellness Center, part of the Division of Student Life, is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). The campus is located in Gainesville, a community usually ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States. Gainesville has its own urban forest with canopy coverage for 60% of the city. The city of Gainesville is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Nearby are many recreational lakes and rivers; the north Florida beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean are just a short drive away. UF consistently attracts world-class performing arts. Sports fans can enjoy Gator athletics, with UF ranking among the nation’s 10 best athletic programs in both men’s and women’s sports.

About the Counseling and Wellness Center
Mental health services at the University of Florida have historically held a strong importance and distinction in the campus community. The CWC is one of the oldest counseling centers in the country, established in 1931. The CWC is a vibrant, multidisciplinary, multicultural, and creative center, actively engaged in the furtherance and betterment of compassionate psychological services, outreach, and training. The CWC is a dynamic part of the Division of Student Life and is highly utilized by students and other campus constituents seeking a variety of mental health services. 

Our staff consists of 57 clinicians in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, and counselor education. CWC is home to a large training program for graduate students in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education and a doctoral psychology internship accredited by the American Psychological Association. Members of our staff are cohesive, collegial, engaged, and share a passion for working in collegiate mental health. The CWC is a learning organization as clinical service, training, outreach, and professional development are informed by research, local data, and benchmarking with national trends and peer institutions.  The CWC identifies closely with the vision, values, and guiding principles of the Division of Student Life.

CWC Faculty and staff are part of several affinity networking groups across our campus, including the Association of Black faculty and Staff , UF Latinx Staff and Faculty Association , and UF LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Affinity Group, among others.


The CWC provides:

·         Group, individual, and couples counseling for students with psychological, emotional, academic and/or relationship concerns

·         Crisis intervention for students experiencing a personal crisis or emergency

·         Stress management and biofeedback services

·         Outreach, prevention, and educational programs for students, faculty, and staff

·         Consultation services for students, faculty, staff, families, and friends of students

·         Training and supervision to counseling, psychology, and graduate students from pre-practicum through post-doctoral residency

·         Assessment and referral services

·         Teaching, research, and scholarship


Doctoral degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology or counseling from an APA accredited or CACREP accredited doctoral program; (2) two years clinical/counseling experience in a college counseling center or a university – based clinic; (3) five years of experience providing group counseling services; (4) two years of experience providing clinical supervision; and (5) licensed in their current jurisdiction of practice and must be license eligible in Florida.  Employment with the University of Florida is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.  

  • Two (or more) years of experience providing clinical supervision for group counseling services
  • Previous administrative experience in a university or college counseling center
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, critical thinking and organizational skills required to develop and maintain policies & procedures.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to multicultural issues/social justice and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups
  • Demonstrated skill in working well under pressure to prioritize and manage multiple group therapy situations and to coordinate these efforts as a part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Energy to flexibly manage the professional demands of a challenging workload while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships
  • Strong program development and evaluation skills required for group therapy service tracking; outcome assessment, quality assurance and utilization review
  • Self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals, standards and ethics

 $85,000 commensurate with leadership experience


Persons interested in applying for this position should apply online at Electronic applications are required, along with submission of cover letter, vita, and letters of recommendation from three professional references. Anyone requiring special accommodations to complete an application should contact the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Analesa Clarke at