Director of Counseling - A00045

Arkansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 23, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary:

The Director of Counseling works under the general direction of the Dean of students and is responsible for the direction of the Counseling Center activities at the University. This is a non-classified position governed by institutional policy.

Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Administrates and coordinates the resources and activities of the center including strategic planning and goal setting, identification and attainment of service objectives, resource allocation, program and/or services evaluation and research, career counseling, psychotherapy, outreach, consultation, and preventive mental health activities
  • With the staff the director develops and implements philosophy, policies and procedures for counseling service operations
  • Coordinator, recruitment, training, supervision, development, and evaluation of professional, nonprofessional, and support staff
  • Preparation and administration of counseling center budget, the development of annual reports, and other reports and documents representing and advocating for the needs of the counseling center and the psychological and developmental needs of the university community
  • Provides crisis intervention, career counseling and/or therapy , clinical supervision, outreach, and consultation services to the university community, as defined by administrative policies and procedures
  • Participates in university or college policy formation and program development, providing consultation and education to the university community regarding psychological and developmental issues
  • Serves on college or university committees
  • Provides administration of procedures that monitor the quality of counseling and/or clinical services rendered by the center
  • Takes leadership in representing the center and in developing cooperative relationships and mutual agreements with other campus units
  • Other duties as assigned



Abilities and attributes that enable effective representation of mental health, career counseling, substance abuse and gender related issues in the university or college community

Skills that enable effective interaction with staff, colleagues, administrators, faculty and students

Ability to supervise a professional and semi-professional staff

Ability to develop, recommend and implement university policies and procedures Germaine to the functional areas assigned to the position

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date

Participation and leadership in local, state, and national organizations is encouraged

Travel to conferences and training sessions is required

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned Doctorate from a regionally accredited university in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, counselor education, or other closely related discipline

Two thousand (2000) hour internship, or equivalent, in which supervision for counseling and psychotherapy activities

Three (3) years experience as a staff member in a clinical and/or counseling setting at least one (1) of which should be in a clinical and/or administrative supervisory capacity

Appropriate state licensure within a one year period of appointment