Oglethorpe University, a liberal arts university in Atlanta, GA, seeks an innovative Director of the University Counseling Center to build a 21st Century Center that progressively addresses our students' mental health and wellness needs and who understands how mental health and wellness are essential to educational advancement. Key responsibilities include providing visionary leadership and supervising and delivering mental health and wellness services. The Director’s work should be undergirded by a solid commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Oglethorpe University enrolls approximately 1,500 students; more than half identify as persons of color, and 40% identify as first-generation college students. The Director reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Provide visionary leadership to build a 21st Century Counseling Center that serves as a national model for a counseling center at a small liberal arts university.
Supervise and deliver mental health and wellness services (e.g., individual, group, outreach, virtual) to the campus community.
Offer counsel to university administrators and the campus community regarding mental health issues.
Serve on University committees including the Student Support Team (behavioral intervention team).
Build and supervise a counselor/therapist training area (e.g., graduate interns, practicum students).
Collaborate with the Advancement unit to secure external funding to support Center and University strategic priorities.
Provide crisis management in response to student mental health emergencies.
Maintain strict confidentiality of student records and adhere to ethical standards in the execution of mental health services.
Collect and analyze Center data, develop goals, and assess and report outcomes.
Develop and establish Center policies and procedures, and ensure compliance with FERPA, HIPAA, ADA, and state and federal regulations.
Establish and build relationships with local mental health professionals and training programs.
Manage the Center budget.
Perform other duties as required.
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or related field.
Licensed or Licensed-eligible as a psychologist in the State of Georgia.
3 to 5 years of experience in a university or college counseling center.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This is a full-time, 12-month position.
Working evenings or weekends may be required.
The position is an in-person position.
To ensure full consideration, please submit:
Letter of interest which describes your vision, experiences based on the stated responsibilities, and your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Current CV/ resume.
Names and contact information of three references.
Application screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is closed. To guarantee consideration, materials should be submitted by July 16, 2021.
Internal Number: 2021
About Oglethorpe University
Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe is a small, highly selective, independent, private university located on a beautiful, 100?acre campus in Atlanta. Our liberal arts mission serves a diverse student body of 1,450 undergraduates, representing 33 states and 38 countries. Renowned for its ground-breaking Core program, Oglethorpe is a member of the Annapolis Group, comprised of the nation’s most selective liberal arts institutions, and has been named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges, Forbes’ America’s Best Colleges, and Princeton Review’s Best Southeastern Colleges.