Director

Oxford College of Emory University,

Center for Counseling and Wellbeing
 
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Last Posted:

Wed, May 22nd, '24

Deadline:

Candidate review begins immediately, position open until filled.

Start Date:

August 1 (flexible)

Last Updated:

Mon, May 27th, '24

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

The Director of the Center for Counseling and Wellbeing (CCW) holds a critical administrative role at Oxford College, overseeing all the staff and procedures related to meeting the mental health and personal development needs of the Oxford student body. Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean of Campus Life, the Director collaborates with other department directors in Campus Life, Academic Affairs staff, Oxford faculty, and stakeholders seeking consultation on students' behaviors, mental health needs, and psychosocial functioning. Provides strategic direction, supervision, and clinical oversight to ensure the delivery of high-quality mental health services to students.

Engages with campus community members to implement clinical services, outreach, community-level interventions, consultations, and crisis intervention. Additionally, serves as Oxford College's representative on university issues concerning mental health policies, strategies, and legal matters.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership and Administration:

  • Provides leadership in the strategic visioning and implementation of campus-wide mental wellbeing initiatives, contributing to the strategic planning of the College.
  • Analyzes data on student mental health trends, utilization rates, and outcomes to allocate resources effectively and tailor services to student needs.
  • Directs and administers programs and services of the CCW department.
  • Maintains current knowledge and application of ethics, laws, and regulations governing mental health practices to include upholding professional standards in all aspects of counseling practice, including confidentiality, informed consent, and boundaries.
  • Develops an annual departmental budget and monitors expenditures.
  • Provides administrative oversight and supervision to Staff Clinicians and administrative staff shared with Student Health Service, co-located in the same suite of offices.
  • Develops, revises, and implements clinical service delivery and emergency protocols.

Campus Engagement and Collaboration:

  • Maintains involvement and engagement of CCW with campus partners to ensure a community-level approach to campus mental wellbeing.
  • Consults with parents, medical and mental health professionals, Campus Life and Academic Affairs staff, faculty, and other staff about student mental health and psychological functioning.
  • Partners with Academic Affairs staff to advise and structure withdrawals and academic adjustments for students impacted by mental health issues.
  • Participates as a consultant on committees reviewing students of concern or students returning from medical leaves of absence.
  • Serves on the campus life leadership team, collaborating with colleagues.
  • Provides training and programming to student leaders, campus partners, parents, faculty, and other constituents to promote student safety, wellbeing, and personal and professional development.
  • Guides overall programming and outreach efforts of the CCW.
  • Provides advising/consultation to student organizations aligned with the mission of CCW, supporting student leadership development while promoting mental health across campus.

Clinical Counseling and Crisis Response:

  • Provides psychological counseling and manages a clinical caseload, adhering to appropriate clinical documentation practices. Serves as the mental health contact person for Residential Education and Services (RES) on-call staff for consultation during mental health crises beyond their scope of response.
  • Culturally competent, sensitive to issues related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities.
  • Leads initiatives that promote mental well-being, reduce stigma, and create a supportive campus environment.
  • Remains familiar with technology for counseling and outreach and understands privacy and security considerations.
  • Performs other related responsibilities as required.
ABOUT OXFORD COLLEGE OF EMORY UNIVERSITY

Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on Emory‚Äôs original campus in Oxford, Georgia, Oxford College is a small campus of 1st and 2nd year undergraduates who are part of Emory University and will continue their undergraduate study on the Atlanta campus after completing their 2 years on Oxford's campus.  The campus has approximately 1000 students from diverse backgrounds, part of a highly selective Liberal Arts institution which places a high value in student leadership development and experiential learning.  

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • A doctoral degree in counseling psychology or clinical psychology, OR a master's degree in social work, counseling, or a related field.
  • Five years of counseling experience within an outpatient counseling agency setting, demonstrating increasing administrative responsibilities.
  • License to practice independently as a psychologist, counselor, or clinical social worker.
  • Knowledge of ethics, laws, and regulations governing mental health practices.
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision and oversight.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in mental health practice.
  • Capacity to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team and engage with diverse campus stakeholders.

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • a strong preference for candidates who have held positions within a college or university counseling center
  • expertise and experience treating survivors of trauma
  • experience/interest in sexual assault prevention
  • experience and expertise in providing services to students representing neurodiversity
  • experience in assessing substance abuse in a young adult population on a campus setting
 
COMPENSATION

Salary competitive with excellent benefits.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

To apply, complete application on the Human Resources platform, using the link below.  In addition to the info requested, include a cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for this role, 

Contact Gary Glass at gglass@emory.edu for questions about the position.