Associate Director of Diversity Engagement, Advocacy, and Counseling Services

University of North Texas
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 14, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Counseling & Testing Services consists of two inter-related parts: The Counseling Center and Testing Services. We exist to serve the students and community of UNT in support of the mission of the University. Through our Counseling Center services, we strive to support the academic success and general well-being of UNT students through professional counseling, career counseling, consultation, mental-health screenings, educational programs and self-help resources as well as referral services. We offer to consult with Students, Parents, Faculty and Staff who may be concerned about a UNT student (while still respecting the confidentiality of our clients). With client permission, we often work closely with Physicians and psychiatrists, the Career Center, Office of Disability Accommodations, and many other helpful resources in order to provide the best overall care. Our Testing Services provides a wide range of services including traditional admissions testing, computer-based testing, career testing, and many other tests.

Counseling and Testing Services (CTS) at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire an Associate Director of Diversity Engagement, Advocacy, and Counseling Services to join our team. CTS is seeking to expand services for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and to provide even more specialized counseling and wellness programs for these students. CTS is also looking to increase collaboration with academic programs within the University of North Texas to measure effectiveness and contribute to best practices for culturally competent counseling in higher education. The new Associate Director position will focus on the safety and wellness of BIPOC students of UNT through counseling, crisis intervention, training, and community engagement (i.e. programming, relationship building and liaison-ships).

Lead and supervise clinicians leading open identity-based discussion groups supporting the mental health needs of individuals from historically oppressed communities.

Supervises and/or collaborates to provide open consultation hours for students interested in mental health services provided in confidential spaces in their respective offices (i.e. the Multicultural Center, Pride Alliance, and International Student and Scholar Services)

Provide trauma informed brief individual and group counseling sessions

Supervise Inclusion Diversity Engagement Access (IDEA) specialists

Provides consultation to staff

Supervises and/or collaborates to develop Outreach Training and Consultation (OTC) programs to include:

o Building awareness of mental health and self-care
o Support during campus community events
o Peer Support Programs
o Working with faculty on research
o Black Mental Health Matters program initiative to de-stigmatize mental health and uplift Black students
o Expand use of expressive arts therapies created to enhance trauma informed care approach
o Programs that address intersectionality of identities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, clinical or educational psychology or related field from an accredited program and 8-10 years of experience supervising or coordinating programs for students that identify as BIPOC
  • Minimum of 5 years of post-graduate clinical experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical supervision of trainees
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of programs and presentations to campus community that address the unique treatment needs of diverse individuals and groups.
  • Evidence of outstanding skills in clinical assessment, psychotherapy, crisis management, and psychoeducation
  • Experience providing services to clients who identify as BIPOC
  • Research experience related to the mental health of individuals from historically oppressed populations
  • Knowledge of professional counseling practices, policies, and procedures
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Interest in engaging in the typical work of a university counseling center, including short-term counseling, group counseling, crisis work, outreach, consultation, and training
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Ability to problem-solve, handle sensitive information and nuanced situations

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD. or Psy.D. in counseling, psychology, social work, clinical or educational psychology or related field from an accredited program

Experience providing outreach/group therapy programs

Experience providing short-term individual therapy

Experience in empowering and addressing the treatment needs of individuals from historically oppressed populations

Proficiency in addressing aspects of students’ intersecting identities within the context of psychotherapy

Experience and interest in providing group counseling, including both process oriented and skill building groups

Minimum of 2 years of clinical supervision of staff

Prior experience in college counseling center

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.