DIRECTOR OF COUNSELING
Director of Counseling
Student Affairs, Division of
Counseling and Wellness Services
Staff & Administration
Mid - High $120's
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The director provides administrative and professional leadership
for the Louise M. Conley Counseling and Wellness Services including
the Counseling Center, Health Promotion, and Prevention Education.
The director serves in a senior leadership role leading and
managing the counseling and wellness programs in order to advance
the University’s efforts to support student success and
development. The director is responsible for a comprehensive
program of counseling and psychological services for a largely
undergraduate population on a residential campus.
Functional and Supervisory Relationships
- Responsible for the recruitment, selection, supervision,
evaluation and professional development of all departmental staff
- Provide oversight for the operation of a comprehensive
counseling center with services including but not limited to:
individual and group therapy; crisis intervention; consultation;
training; educational programming and outreach; and research.
- Responsible for risk management policies and procedures.
- Develops and implements Counseling Center policies and
procedures, and updates policies regularly.
- Provide individual and group counseling, crisis assessment and
intervention, consultation, follow-up and referral.
- Oversee and participate in outreach programming including
programs offered through Health Promotion and Prevention
- Work closely with other departments and offices in responding
to student crises and in supporting students who are experiencing
significant difficulties navigating college life.
- Coordinate and provide mandated student assessments to address
student preparedness to function in a college setting.
- Coordinate the center’s emergency and crisis response
procedures and participates in crisis intervention.
- Serve as a liaison with other departments on campus.
- Participate in divisional and campus-wide committees such as
the Care Team, VP Student Affairs Directors’ Cabinet meetings,
Student Well-being Committee, President’s Council on Inclusive
Excellence, the Student Health Advisory Council, Academic Standing
Committee, Middle States review, and the Strategic Planning
- Coordinate and provide oversight for the provision of
Psychiatric services in the Counseling Center. Includes supervising
Counseling Center any psychiatric provider, as well as serving as
liaison to Upstate Medical Center Department of Psychiatry as
- Serve as a consultant to College administration, faculty and
staff for student problems.
- Serve as a liaison with community agencies and the Guthrie
Cortland Regional Medical Center regarding mental health
- Oversee the continuing accreditation of the counseling center
through IACS (International Accreditation for Counseling
- Responsible for overseeing regular updates to in-house
scheduling/database program while assuring accurate data entry and
documentation of services by staff.
- Develop and oversee administrative processes within office
including Medical Leave of Absence ( MLOA ), record requests and
- Responsible for writing CWS annual report, including providing
up-to-date and accurate data related to service provision, students
seen, and programs offered.
- Review and update CWS website regularly to assure accuracy of
content as well as relevance to student concerns.
Reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.
Supervises the full staff (10 members) of the Louise M. Conley
Counseling and Wellness Services including one administrative
assistant, one office assistant, six senior counselors, health
educator, and prevention educator.
Licensure as a psychologist in New York State , or
eligible to obtain licensure as a psychologist in New York State
within one year of appointment to the position. (
- Clinical and supervisory experience;
- Strong oral and written communication skills, including
demonstrated ability to make effective oral presentations,
facilitate an open exchange of ideas, and write clear and concise
notes, documents, and reports;
- Knowledge of the clinical, legal and ethical aspects of
treating mental health clients;
- Knowledge of the laws and regulations pertaining to the field
of mental health;
- Clinical and supervisory experience in a university counseling
- Understanding of developmental issues facing college
- Experience meeting the needs of clients from diverse
The State University of New York College at Cortland is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with
Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The university actively
seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a
disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would
enrich the diversity of the university.
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- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- Cover Letter
- Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)