The Counseling Services Center at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time Director of Counseling Services.
Posting Date: October 17, 2022
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Compensation: Minimum Salary-$90,000 (salary commensurate with experience) plus full New York State benefits package.
Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here for more information or click here for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff benefits summary.
Date of Appointment: As soon as possible
Description of Responsibilities:
Serve as a champion for the student experience working to advance mental health services, resources, and systems at SUNY Oswego to support student success.
Provide leadership, coordination, strategic planning, and day-to-day administration of a large, dynamic, and student-centered organization that includes 9 clinical team members, 7 interns, 2 graduate assistants, and 1.5 FTE administrative support staff.
Supervise the departmental operations of Counseling Services, including the selection, training and evaluation of staff, policy development and program evaluation.
Coordinate supervision for professional and classified staff, graduate assistants, interns, and undergraduate staff.
Provide clinical supervision of staff seeking licensure as warranted.
Lead an interdisciplinary team with a deep and broad understanding of and commitment to serving a globally diverse student body.
Develop policies and procedures as needed, to reflect the changing needs of students, legal guidelines, and best practices. Ensure execution of general policies and procedures.
Manage crisis situations arising on campus and work weekend and/or evening hours as necessary in response to crises.
Facilitate highly sensitive and challenging conversations with community members, families, and students that require thorough familiarity of ethical and legal procedures. Work to resolve and de-escalate highly complex student situations in a manner that best supports both the student and institutional needs.
Oversee all training programs in the CS to provide a strong training program for new clinicians.
Collaborate with the CS staff to establish the annual goals and priorities to ensure appropriate alignment with Division of Student Affairs strategic planning and initiatives.
Lead strategic planning and assessment activities to both guide and inform capital planning, counseling and educational program, and services development.
Direct CS administrative operations and establish appropriate policies and procedures to support student needs with counseling and student development services.
Develop and administer an annual operating budget totaling approximately $700,000.
Maintain active membership on the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT), providing consultation and planning for student cases.
Serve as a departmental representative on various campus and community as determined in consultation with supervisor.
Advise the administration and faculty on student mental health and developmental issues. Provide counseling and human development training programs designed to enhance the helping skills of professionals and paraprofessionals at the University.
Maintain records of counseling service statistics and educational programs, program summaries and evaluations, annual and end-of-semester reports, and correspondence for the department. Complete an annual report at the completion of each academic year summarizing efforts and results of CS's clinical, training and outreach programs. This should highlight clinical utilization, new initiatives, and future goals for CS.
Provide individual student risk assessments when appropriate and as needed.
Assist in the referral of students to university and community agencies for mental health care not available at the CS (e.g., academic advising, career planning, physical health, psychiatric diagnosis and medication, and long-term psychotherapy).
Perform the duties of a therapist and provide professional leadership to other mental health professionals on- and off-campus. Serve as an active participant in the Association of University College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD).
Other duties, as assigned.
SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. As such, the incumbent is expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.
Master's degree in counseling, counseling/clinical psychology, social work or closely related field
Licensed in New York State, or licensed in another state and license-eligible in New York State (must become licensed in the State of New York within 12 months of employment)
5 years (post Master's degree) counseling experience in a clinical setting
Demonstrated administrative and supervisory leadership in counseling or counseling related setting
Ability to analyze and provide leadership in complex scenarios when dealing with multi-faceted mental health and emergency situations
Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative relationships
Experience working with diverse clients
Demonstrated experience of legal, clinical, and administrative challenges in counseling
Demonstrated experience in professional consultation and crisis intervention
Ph.D. in counseling/clinical psychology, counseling, or equivalent
Previous experience in a college/university counseling center
2 or more years in a supervisory/management role
Knowledge and experience working with staff teams
Advanced coursework or certification in clinical supervision
Knowledge of counseling ethics, laws and rules as set forth by national boards and awareness of State licensure requirements across disciplines.
Strong counseling skills and experience in group development and facilitation.
Experience with crisis management and risk assessment
At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan.
As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)
With a student body of 8,000 students, the State University of New York at Oswego is large enough to offer more than 110 programs of study yet small enough for students to form lifelong bonds with each other and their professors and mentors. Learning-centeredness is Oswego's organizing principle for decisions about responsibilities, activities, resources, and academic and physical environments as the college addresses the widening missions of public higher education in the 21st century and continues to advance the public good. Students study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education as well as innovative interdisciplinary programs that cross traditional boundaries. Oswego opens doors for students with highly rated experiential learning and study-abroad opportunities.The state has invested more than $800 million in campus renewal at Oswego since 2000, bringing new luster and technologies to old buildings and adding wholly new state-of-the-art facilities. The college's new construction is all designed to meet the LEED Gold standard of the U.S. Green Building Council.Inspired by a shared commit...ment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher-education boundaries, SUNY Oswego strives to be a premier institution that provides a transformative experience to a diverse body of students, empowering them to live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world. Strong traditionThe college was founded in 1861 as a teacher training school by Edward Austin Sheldon, who embraced and popularized some of the most innovative teaching methods of his day. Oswego became one of the State University of New York's founding members in 1948 and evolved into a full-fledged arts and sciences university college in the SUNY system by 1962, when it entered a period of rapid growth: as enrollment soared, 29 new buildings opened in the 1960s alone.The legacy of 19th century founder Edward Austin Sheldon still underpins the college's identity and invigorates its vision. Sheldon built a powerful public asset to meet the needs of rising populations and was one of the original adopters of experiential learning as a compelling pedagogy. LocationThe college's 690-acre campus, featuring nearly a mile of Great Lake shorefront, is scenic every season of the year. Lake Ontario with its connected waterways and natural beauty is the focal point for world-class sports fishing, outstanding opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, community parks, living history through maritime museums and Fort Ontario, and festivals like Oswego's Harborfest as well as a thriving port. To the north are the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence Seaway, to the south the vineyards of the Finger Lakes. Syracuse is the metropolitan cultural hub for Central New York, a 45-minute drive from Oswego. Its international airport is closer still. SUNY Oswego also has a branch campus in Syracuse, where it offers degree completion programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Welcome Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaPSio0v2JYFast Facts http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts.htmlAccreditations http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts/accreditations.htmlInteractive Map http://www.oswego.edu/about/visit/maps/campus/index.html#placemarks//zoom/16/lat/undefined/lon/undefinedFollowing State University of New York at Oswego on Twitter https://twitter.com/sunyoswego