The person in this position is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the College related to health and counseling services for students, supervising the health and counseling staff, providing related education/programming, and coordinating psycho-educational outreach programming.
Develops and articulates a vision for the future health and counseling needs of students and the services required to meet those needs.
Merge Health and Wellness with Counseling services. Develop/update policies, procedures and an environment valuing team work.
Provides leadership and direction to the College for health and counseling services to current and expanding student populations.
Coordinates all tasks related to the provision of health and counseling services on campus.
Prepare and submit annual reports to NYSDOH as required by law.
Maintain policies and protocols required by NYS Public Health Law and NYSDOH.
Provides campus with information regarding the Health and Counseling Center and the role of its staff members on campus (for example: brochure regarding services provided, informational letters to students and faculty, presentations at orientation.)
Provide education and programming in areas of health and counseling maintenance, ensuring that services provided in the Student Health and Counseling Center comply with policies and procedures of the College.
Develops and implements general tracking system for students seen in the health and counseling Center.
Maintains, shares, and updates listings of referral services in the area.
Maintains relationship with health and counseling directors from upstate New York college campuses through off-campus conferences/meetings, etc.
Prepares and ensures the implementation of short-range and long-range goals, objectives, and initiatives for the Health and Counseling Center.
Works with appropriate faculty and staff to develop, implement, and assess specific objectives related to Student Affairs divisional goals and the College’s strategic plan.
Collaboratively prepares budgets for Health and Counseling Center.
Participate in continuing professional education to update skills and knowledge base.
Serves on College committees as needed and appropriate
Serves as primary referral source for faculty, staff, and parents who are seeking assistance for students.
Provides limited personal counseling and consultation services to Utica College students
Coordinates health and counseling services for students in crisis and works with other members of the UC community in providing such services to students.
Consults and provides referrals to individuals from the community.
Coordinates Counseling Center on-call schedule, and participates in on-call rotation.
Works closely with supervisor to develop and implement strategic/operational goals that support departmental success.
Participate and engage in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives and programs, including but not limited to serving on DEI committees, serving as a diversity advocate or community liaison for a job search, advising a club, facilitating DEI-related training, and engagement in institutional cultural and celebratory events and programming
Performs all other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students.
Hire, supervise, and evaluate Health and Counseling Center staff, including administrative support staff, nursing/counseling staff, and contract staff to include physicians, psychiatric provider.
Plans and implements relevant staff development activities (e.g. attending off-campus conferences and workshops, webinars, and meetings with local providers and professional groups, etc.)
Establishes his/her annual and long-term goals and objectives and key performance indicators consistent with the College’s strategic plan and related operational goals, consultatively develops the same for supervised staff, and administers annual performance evaluations using the College’s performance management system.
Plans, publicizes, and implements health and psycho-educational and outreach programs for students (on topics such as mental health, stress reduction, suicide prevention, sexual assault prevention, alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, etc.) in conjunction with other offices on campus as appropriate.
Works with faculty and staff to provide informational workshops, trainings, or discussion groups as requested.
Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Education, Psychology or related field preferred. Masters degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or a related field required.
Current New York State License (as appropriate to field of practice).
Three to five years experience in clinical setting, preferably in higher education.
Skills and Abilities:
Must be self-directed with strong organizational and facilitation skills.
Must have strong counseling and therapeutic skills.
Must have prior clinical supervisory experience.
Requires effective interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and the ability to use those skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
A strong commitment to diversity and work continually to enhance diversity of our students, faculty, and staff.
Must possess demonstrated ability to identify, analyze, and resolve complex problems/challenges.
Must demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the complexity of effectively providing health/counseling and outreach/ psycho-educational programming to a culturally diverse campus community.
Strong computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel and student information systems desired
Founded in 1946, Utica University is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The University enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.
A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.