Simpson College invites applications for the position of Director of Counseling. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Development and Planning this position is responsible for coordinating and overseeing mental health, gender-based violence prevention, and wellnesses and leadership education. The anticipated start date for this position is August 1, 2021.
Principal duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide counseling and mental health services to students; maintain appropriate documentation.
Supervise counseling services staff.
Oversee counseling services operations, including budget management, goal development, and assessment.
Advise the Sexual Assault Response Advocates (SARA) program.
Provide outreach and consultation to members of the campus community.
Participate in divisional and institutional initiatives.
Professional degree in counseling or related field required.
Must hold an Iowa license or be license eligible.
Experience with college/young adult populations strongly desired.
Minimum 3-5 years of prior, related experience required.
Skills in strategic thinking, relationship building, communication, and organization.
About Simpson College
Simpson’s 85-acre campus Indianola campus is a beautiful space and where the majority of classes are offered to their students. Located in south-central Iowa, just 12 miles south of Des Moines, Simpson’s main location gives students the best of both worlds: the friendly atmosphere of a college town with the benefit of living near an exciting metropolitan area. Indianola is host to many nationally known events, including the Des Moines Metro Opera and the National Balloon Classic, which features hot air balloons, balloon rides, competitions and family entertainment. The vibrant, small-town community also has a multitude of choices for entertainment including state parks and trails for recreation, a golf course and many unique restaurants, shops and movie theatres within walking distance of campus.Greater Des Moines, IowaSimpson’s second campus is located in West Des Moines, Iowa, which is a part of the Greater Des Moines metro area, and serves adult and graduate students. The West Des Moines campus is easy to access, has efficient classrooms, and an environment devoted to learning for students who likely are balancing work and family life as they return to school. Classes offered at... the West Des Moines campus are targeted towards Simpson’s continuing and graduate students who are looking to take classes at night or closer to home.