About University at Albany: Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.
Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.
Job Description: The Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs - Health and Wellbeing will provide leadership for Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Services, the Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research, and Campus Recreation. The incumbent will also provide clinical support in student health and/or counseling. S/he will be responsible for the comprehensive and seamless provision of services across physical, mental, and behavioral health and recreation with a focus on driving innovation through evidence-based practice as well as management of risk. As part of the leadership responsibilities, the incumbent will supervise New York State licensed health and mental health care providers and a Director of Training with responsibility for an American Psychological Association - accredited Doctoral Training Program in Health Service Psychology. The incumbent will be engaged in the delivery of assessment and psychological testing, individual and group psychotherapy, consultation services, and provide consultation and training to faculty, staff members, parents, and families. This position involves oversight of senior-level professional staff members responsible for the implementation of several nationally recognized grant-supported campus-wide evidence-based prevention and early intervention initiatives in the areas of alcohol and other drug misuse prevention and recovery, mental health, suicide prevention, and the promotion of health and well-being that are dynamic and responsive to increasingly complex campus needs and health disparities. The Assistant Vice President will be engaged in the translational research work of the Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research. S/he will assume leadership roles in the development, application, and implementation of local, state, and federal grants and contracts.
Oversight of 4 Departments which include the primary Health and Mental Health agencies on campus: Center for Behavioral Health and Applied Research, Campus Recreation, Counseling and Psychological Services and Student Health Services. Together these departments represent over 213,000 contacts for the 2018-19 year. This includes:
Budget oversight of multiple budgets inclusive of two campus fees: the Health Fee and the Campus recreation fee
Supervision of the following Directors:
Medical Director, Student Health Services
Clinical Director, CAPS
Director, Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research
Director, Campus Recreation
Director of Operations - Health and Wellbeing
Training Director, CAPS APA Accredited Doctoral Training Program in Health Service Psychology
Indirect Supervision of 53.130 FTE including Licensed Health and Mental Health professionals
Risk Management and Liability for Mental Health and physical health issues including University wide policy implementation, critical incident management Postvention for suicide and related risk behaviors
University and SUNY service - President Advisory Council on Alcohol and other High Risk Behaviors and Student Health Advisory Committee
Translational research, grants and service contract generation, implementation and evaluation including expertise in applied research, development of evidence-based practices and implementation of grant projects and services contracts e.g., SAMHSA and National Institutes of Health Grant, OASAS contract including SUNY POLY contract
Release time and in kind contribution for a SAMHSA grant
Public Health informed comprehensive prevention and health promotion program development and implementation to support student well-being under the University's Strategic Priority 1. This includes building programs such as the UAlbany WAY as well as development and oversight of two peer services organizations, with 6 associated academic courses - a concentration in the Human Development Major.
Clinical Service: provide Mental Health Services - depending on the time of year
Provide oversight of Psychological Testing program for the identification of conditions that interfere with academic functioning
Community Mental Health network building for mental and physical health service extension, e.g., developing an MOU with Capital District Psychiatric Center
Develop presentations and publications for promotion and provide oversight of professional development of staff
Provide Technical Assistance on the State and National level, e.g., three presentations on mental health services to the SUNY Board of Trustees
Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:
Doctoral degree from an American Psychological Association - accredited program in clinical or counseling psychology from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization and successful completion of a Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology
New York State license in Professional Psychology or eligible to transfer such license from another state upon hire
Minimum of five years of experience within a college or university counseling center
Minimum of two years of administrative leadership experience within a college or university counseling center
Strong diagnostic and clinical skills
Experience in working with a broad array of psychological, emotional, and developmental concerns and health disparities
Experience in working with a traditional college-aged population
Experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative research and/or the application of research to practice
Conceptual understanding of counseling center service delivery within a comprehensive public health framework
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse populations including students of color, international students, students with disabilities, LGBTQ students, and Veterans
Applicants must address in their cover letters their training and experience in working with individuals and populations representing individual and cultural diversity.
Expertise in organizational-level and systems intervention and public health-informed prevention and early intervention strategies
Experience in program development, prevention service delivery, teaching, and the training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students
Excellent networking and oral and written communication skills
Experience in survey administration, research methods, and data analysis
Demonstrated record of scholarship, including evidence of current refereed publications
Demonstrated leadership experience within local, state, and/or national professional associations
Fluency in or receptive skills for languages other than English will be regarded as a strength for this position.
Additional Information: Professional Rank and Salary Range: Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, MP3.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This search will remain open until the position is filled.
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