University of North Carolina Wilmington,

Counseling Center and University Testing Services
Last Posted:

Fri, Sep 8th, '17


Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 10/13/17; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Start Date:

The position is available as of January 2018

Last Updated:

Fri, Sep 8th, '17

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  • Full Time

UNCW is excited to invite applications and nominations for the position of Director of Counseling Center and Testing Services. UNCW seeks a team-oriented psychologist who wants to be an engaged campus partner and make a difference in the lives of students by leading a traditionally focused Counseling Center in new and exciting directions.

The Director will be a dynamic professional with strong clinical, management, interpersonal, and administrative expertise who can work effectively as a leader on the Student Affairs team, motivate and inspire staff, respond to current trends, and promote a vision for effective campus services and professional training. The Director will identify strategies to promote principles of efficiency, resilience, and collaboration. The successful candidate will bring an eagerness to engage with faculty, students, and staff concerning mental health outreach opportunities. Building from a strong clinical foundation, the Director will have the credentials, training, licensure, and experience with collegiate mental health issues, services, and training to lead and ensure excellence in delivering counseling services and consultation to a vibrant campus.

The Director of the Counseling Center and University Testing Services provides leadership and vision to support and enhance all Counseling Center services, including: general counseling (individual, couples, and group), development and delivery of outreach programs, consultation, crisis intervention, referral services, APA continuing education programs, and supervision of psychologists , counselors and trainees. This position is responsible for the overall supervision and administration of the Counseling Center and University Testing Service, including staff, budget, space, policy formation, programs, services, and adherence to ethical and legal standards.

The Director also leads University Testing Services and works in collaboration with the Testing Coordinator to provide the vision and direction for the department. The Director is the Master site administrator and by training and experience allows access to more specialized testing products requiring and advanced academic degree.

The Counseling Center is the main student mental health resource on campus and a key partner in the University’s efforts to advance health and well-being for all students. The Center is firmly rooted in a student affairs / developmental tradition and it is a strong collaborator with other student affairs and academic affairs departments. University Testing Services provides paper-based and computer based testing and proctoring services (high, medium, and low stakes testing) to the campus and regional community. The service operates a satellite testing center located aboard the Marine Corps Base-Camp Lejeune

The Director of the Counseling Center and University Testing Services reports directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs.


The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Region Description:

The campus is located 5 miles from the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern North Carolina.


Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology is required

Must be currently licensed or eligible for licensure as a psychologist in North Carolina

NC licensure must be maintained to remain eligible for employment

At least five years of recent, post-doctoral experience in a comprehensive traditional university counseling setting is required

At least two years of management or administrative responsibility at the Assistant or Associate Director level in a university counseling center is required

Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are required

Experience with administrative and clinical supervision of staff and trainees is required.
Demonstrated understanding and experience of assessing individuals, managing crises, and facilitating hospitalization is required

Experience using an electronic record management system is required

Understanding and appreciation of the needs of students of diverse populations and backgrounds is required


Seven years of recent experience in a comprehensive traditional university counseling center setting is strongly preferred

Four years of middle management or administrative responsibility in a university counseling setting is strongly preferred

Experience with managing budgets is strongly preferred

Experience developing and providing proactive, psycho-educational programming for a college campus is strongly preferred

Experience with paper based and computerized testing platforms is preferred

Management experience with testing programs and contracts is strongly preferred

Experience and interests in areas such as cultural issues, mood management, crisis management, student development, resilience, clinical supervision, clinical training, legal compliance, and data / records management is highly desired

Previous experience as a test administrator or proctor is highly encouraged.
Professional association involvement is highly encouraged




1) A cover letter that addresses the fit of the applicant's training and experiences with the position announcement; 2) A vita detailing professional experiences; 3) a minimum of 3 professional references familiar with the applicant's clinical and administrative experience.