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Director of Counseling

Wingate University
Wingate, North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 28, 2024

Founded in 1896, Wingate is one of the fastest-growing independent universities in the state,

serving more than 3,600 students on three campuses. We emphasize faith, knowledge, and a

spirit of service in all our programs regardless of the field of study. At Wingate, we are committed

to an inclusive and welcoming environment for working, learning, and living. As an equal

employment opportunity employer, we respect each individual and support the diverse cultures,

perspectives, skills, and experiences within our workforce. Wingate’s main campus is located on

400 acres of beautiful landscape and is only 25 minutes from the Charlotte metropolitan area.

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Position Title: Director of Counseling Services, Office of Counseling Position Location: Wingate Main Campus

Position Summary: The Director of Counseling Services provides vision and leadership to a department that serves students in multiple ways: through supervision of a Counseling Center that provides individual and group therapy to students, through crisis management leadership, and through continual programmatic endeavors designed to improve the health and well-being of students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels on the Wingate Campus. The Director supervises two Clinical Counselors and Counseling interns. This is a full-time, 12- month administrative staff position. Duties and Responsibilities:

● Provide intakes, individual and group therapy to students in accordance with ACA’s ethical standards in person and/or virtually.

● Possess and demonstrate knowledge of both efficacious and best practices treatment protocol in response to a diverse variety of presenting issues and concerns.

● Provide outreach and consultation services to faculty, staff, parents, and students regarding student well-being and encouraging early referrals and emergency consultations or assessments as needed; participate in after hours on-call rotation.

● Provide consultation to the university community on mental health issues, working to educate on warning signs of difficulty and encourage early referrals.

● Offer direct service to the campus community – research, design, and teach workshops as needed.

● Assist in the outreach and education efforts of the Wellness Task Force in implementing comprehensive prevention, wellness and health education programming through educational seminars, print materials, speakers and interactive and passive programs.

● Maintain current wellness literature and resources making information available to University constituents.

● Collaborate with other departments to enhance programmatic efforts and an ethos of shared responsibility and develop relationships with local agencies to enhance referral

Wingate University Open Position Description

services; refer students to community resources as needed. ● Supervise clinical and intern staff members. ● Assure high quality internship experiences for graduate-level interns, including

maintaining a positive relationship with internship program directors and faculty. ● Ensure counseling records are accurately and confidentially maintained, including

the use of files and software databases. ● Provide leadership and guidance in the understanding of the ethical and legal issues

involved in the provision of clinical services, and oversee adherence to the ethical and legal tenets of the profession.

● Pursue available internal and external funding to help support outreach and education efforts.

● Possess understanding of mental health-related issues that are common to this setting and population (e.g., stress, depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationship challenges, etc.)

● Evaluate and assess the effectiveness of programs and services. ● Maintain and oversee establishment and implementation of mental health crisis

management plan. ● Serve as mental health resource in times of crisis or emergency. ● Assist in training opportunities for faculty, staff, and student groups dealing with

mental health needs. ● Advertise crisis assistance agencies and numbers in residential and

academic facilities. ● Set, articulate, and implement the vision for the Office of Counseling

Services. ● Regular, predictable attendance on campus

● Alignment with University mission, vision, and strategic roadmap

● Other job duties/responsibilities may be assigned

Qualifications and Experience:

● Master’s degree in Counseling or a related field is required. ● Full licensure in North Carolina is preferred. ● Leadership and/or supervisory experience preferred. ● Experience working with diverse communities. ● Minimum of two years’ experience in counseling services. ● Commitment to actively support and advance DEI initiatives.


• Comprehensive medical, vision, dental, and disability coverage

• Retirement Savings Plan

• Company contributions to your health savings account for those enrolled in a high deductible plan

• Company paid life insurance

• Paid vacation and sick leave

• Paid Holiday’s

• Paid parental leave

• Professional development opportunities

• Employee and dependent tuition benefits

How to apply: Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references to Human Resources at Recruitment ( In the letter of interest, please address the opportunities this role has to support Wingate University’s dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Wingate University abides by all federal and state laws prohibiting employment

discrimination solely on the basis of a person’s race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age (over 40), sex,

marital status or physical handicap, except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.

Wingate University is committed to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments.

Wingate University expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender,

sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran


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