Outreach/AWARE Coordinator & Clinical AST/ASO Professor

University of Florida,

University of FL Counseling & Wellness Center
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Tue, Nov 21st, '23


March 16, 2024

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Last Updated:

Tue, Nov 21st, '23

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  • Full Time

The Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) at the University of Florida is seeking an outreach coordinator with experience in collegiate mental health. 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 foster human development in all of its diversity through compassion, empowerment, advocacy, and hope.


Reporting to the Assistant Director of Outreach and Consultation of the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC), the outreach coordinator is a clinical faculty member of the CWC and serves in a key role responsible for supporting the Center’s efforts in planning and providing leadership for all aspects of campus outreach, including both face-to-face and digital efforts. The outreach coordinator works collaboratively with Assistant Director of Outreach and Consultation assisting in policy drafting and planning. This person is responsible for supporting efforts in creating and maintaining relationships with other departments across campus to ensure that outreach and consultation efforts are compatible with other campus efforts and meeting the needs of the University of Florida (UF) students. The outreach coordinator provides timely responses to campus outreach requests by working with the outreach student assistant on a consistent basis. The outreach coordinator also supervises the AWARE graduate assistant and provides oversight to the AWARE Ambassadors program (for both the undergraduate and graduate level of the program), including recruiting, outreach efforts and budgeting needs.  In addition to these specific administrative duties, the job responsibilities include: providing individual, couples and group counseling, crisis intervention, campus consultation, outreach programs, case management, outreach/AWARE program administration, clinical supervision; professional training and teaching, scholarly activities (professional presentations, leadership, and publications) and performing administrative and committee responsibilities as required. 


UF is a 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 more than 50,000 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.


The successful candidate should (1) have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology or counseling from an APA accredited or CACREP accredited doctoral program;  (2) have three-to-five years of postdoctoral clinical/counseling experience in a college counseling center or a university – based clinic; and (3) should be 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.   


Preferred qualities of the candidate include: 

·         Previous administrative experience in a university or college counseling center

·         Ability to handle complex crises and/or clinical situations and to provide related supervision, training, and consultation to a large multidisciplinary staff and faculty on an as needed basis

·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills, critical thinking and organizational skills required to develop and maintain policies, procedures, and outreach delivery systems for the agency

·         Ability to work collaboratively, respectfully, and in a timely manner as 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 outreach and consultation service tracking, outcome assessment, quality assurance and utilization review

·         Demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to multicultural issues/social justice and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups

·         Self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals, standards and ethics

·         Strong interest and experience with training and supervising students from various disciplines at the master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral level 


Starting salary $70K and commensurate to years of experience in the field of mental health.


Persons interested in applying for this position should apply online at https://jobs.ufl.edu. Electronic applications are required, along with submission of cover letter, vita, three letters of recommendation as well as email contact information for three professional references.    Anyone requiring special accommodations to complete an application should contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Ebony Okafor at mailto:ebony01@ufl.edu.