Director of the Counseling Center

Stetson University,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Fri, Jun 16th, '17


August 2017

Start Date:

August 2017

Last Updated:

Fri, Jun 16th, '17

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  • Full Time

Stetson University is seeking a dynamic individual to provide leadership to the Campus Life and Student Success team as the Director of the Counseling Center.


Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Director will coordinate the Counseling Center department’s efforts, staffing and direction in an effort to provide appropriate mental health services to the student population as well as effective outreach to the campus community. Facilitates strategic direction and planning for the Counseling Center and dynamic collaborative supervision to staff. Serves as the lead student advocate for mental health needs on campus.


  • Coordinates Counseling Center’s efforts, staffing, planning and direction through supporting department’s vision and mission.
  • Is the voice for student mental health concerns throughout campus, while keeping in mind the holistic academic needs of college students.
  • Supervises three full time Counselors, an Outreach Coordinator/Counselor and an administrative specialist. Arranges for appropriate supervision of Graduate Counselors as needed. Provides support to counseling operations and one Counselor at Law Campus in Gulfport, Florida.
  • Manages department budget planning; balancing everyday needs and university goals.
  • Provides leadership to departmental assessment efforts, according to best practices based in learning outcomes and research.
  • Stays up to date on best practices in the fields of mental health overall and in college mental health specifically, through professional association affiliation and involvement.
  • Member of Campus Life and Student Success Leadership Team, working collaboratively across departments to best serve students.
  • Serves as spokesperson to campus community regarding mental health needs of campus. Develops reports and shares data regarding efforts of Counseling Center, while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Provides individual and group counseling and/or psychotherapy, assessment, crisis intervention, and on-call services in rotation with other Counseling staff.
  • Develops outreach programs and activities.
  • Provides consultation services to student groups, faculty, and staff within the university.
  • Participates in research and/or data collection in accordance with the rules of the University’s IRB.
  • Develops and uses electronic programs and other tools to enhance the efficacy of the Counseling Center’s work. These may include but are not limited to: Titanium Schedule, OQ Assessments, dictation programs and TAO (Therapist Assisted Online).
  • Supports and implements University and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Performs other assigned functions that contribute to the service offerings of the Counseling Center and the academic mission of the institution.

    BACKGROUND: Founded in 1883, Stetson University ( is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with 3,500 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 3,000 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1945, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves over 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the main campus and at Stetson University Center in Celebration include Business, Educational Leadership, Reading Education, and Counseling. Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

    YOUR TEAM: Campus Life and Student Success is a dynamic, evolving division driven by transformational leadership and continuous improvement. We are committed to being a community of inclusive excellence as we live out Stetson University’s values. We seek team members who are highly motivated, strategic thinkers and relationship builders who thrive on shared governance. Our high expectations are matched by a robust professional development curriculum which promotes achievement and significance through self-assessment, reflection, and holistic goal setting. We actualize a philosophy of “challenge and support” grounded in liberal learning and development as it relates to student persistence and success. We are committed to facilitating student discovery and exploration consistent with the aims of a broad liberal arts education; offering impactful learning opportunities based on current research and empirical data; cultivating the unique strengths and perspectives of individual students; fostering global awareness, social justice values, and civic engagement; and providing a healthy and vibrant educational environment conducive to holistic well-being.

    WORKING CONDITIONS: Requires some physical effort, i.e. some standing and walking and manual dexterity in the operation of office equipment; extended periods of time at a keyboard; extended periods of time sitting for counseling sessions with students; perceptual demands for color, sound, form, and depth; occasional and, at times, hours outside the normal University schedule; serving on-call rotation once per month 24 hours a day for one week; remaining within 40 minutes of campus during on-call week.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Please submit a cover letter and resume, with names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of three professional references to the Department of Human Resource at or send to Stetson University, Inc., Office of Human Resources, 421 N. Woodland Boulevard, Unit 8327, DeLand, FL 32723. FAX: 386.822.7562. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.

    Stetson University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, affirms the values and goals of diversity and strongly encourages the applications of all candidates, including women and candidates from historically under-represented groups.


    Minimum Education:  Masters Degree

    Required Skills


    • Have at the minimum a master’s degree in counseling or a closely related discipline.
    • Be licensed to practice according to the regulations of the State of Florida or be eligible to immediately become licensed.
    • Must have experience working with diverse client populations.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of principles of program development, consultation, outreach, developmental theories of the adolescent and adult, and be able to understand the person in the context of a diverse social and cultural milieu.
    • Have personal attributes that enable the Counselor to facilitate effective interpersonal relationships and to communicate with a wide range of students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
    • The successful candidate should possess a deep commitment to assist college students in their transition to adulthood and to work cooperatively with the Counseling  Center Staff and Campus Life and Student Success. We seek a colleague with a strong desire to work at a small, private institution committed to a liberal learning environment and inclusive excellence. A commitment and an ability to engage students in the learning process through programs and personal contact is essential.

    Required Experience


    • At least four years of experience counseling in the college setting.
    • Preference will be given to applicants who are or who are eligible to immediately become Qualified Supervisors for LMHC, LMFT or LCSW in the state of Florida.
    • Have had appropriate course work at the graduate level and demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities in psychological assessment, theories of personality, abnormal psychology or psychopathology, human development, learning theory, counseling there, and/or other appropriate subjects.
    • Must have experience working with diverse client populations.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of principles of program development, consultation, outreach, developmental theories of the adolescent and adult, and be able to understand the person in the context of a diverse social and cultural milieu.
    • Be willing to serve on call 24/7 at least once a month for one week, in which time individuals stays within 40 minutes of campus.
    • Acknowledge that while most of this positions time is in office during regular weekdays, that some evenings and weekend workshops and outreach will be necessary.

    Starting Salary is negotiable based on education and experience