Florida State University: Director, University Counseling Center (reposting)

Florida State University: Director, University Counseling Center (reposting)

Florida State University

Director, University Counseling Center (UCC)

Job ID # 36254

The Florida State University’s Division of Student Affairs is seeking an enthusiastic and collaborative professional to provide leadership, coordination, and direction of the University Counseling Center (UCC) serving a student body of over 41,000 students. 

We are looking for candidates who enjoy working in a collaborative and collegial environment to plan and implement a comprehensive psychological counseling program. The Director provides oversight for all counseling services, crisis-management, and wellness and special outreach programs; maintains communication links with academic departments and administrators across campus; and provides consultation to campus constituents in mental health matters. The Director provides direction for the Center’s research initiatives which seek to gain better understanding of student needs and assess effectiveness of UCC programs. Responsibilities include developing University policy regarding the scope of psychological counseling services to be accorded to students; interpreting policies of Federal, State, County and City governments, Board of Trustees, and other state agencies regarding mental health related matters; and adhering to the policies of the UCC accrediting boards including the International Association of Counseling Services and the American Psychological Association. 

The University Counseling Center (UCC) provides a full range of counseling and psychological services and has a very robust group therapy program, an active outreach agenda, and a dynamic peer educator student organization.  We are a diverse, multidisciplinary staff representing many theoretical orientations and disciplines (psychology, counseling, social work, and art therapy). Collaboration with other Student Affairs and Academic units to provide mental health and wellness programming is a hallmark of our center.  All staff members are encouraged to contribute to the training and supervision of graduate interns.  The UCC enjoys the strong support of University administrators.


Candidates must have a Doctorate degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited program, a valid Psychologist license in the State of Florida (or licensed in another state and able to obtain FL licensure within one year of employment in this position), six years of professional experience working in clinical and/or a counseling setting, and experience supervising professional staff in a college or university setting.

University Description
Florida State University (FSU) is one of the largest universities in Florida with a diverse student population of approximately 41,000 from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. One of the nation’s elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation’s highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, a welcoming campus, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are among the Top 10 best in the nation for Hispanic students.

Region Description
FSU is located in Tallahassee, home to the state capital, two major universities, and a growing metropolitan community of 270,000, known for its natural beauty and proximity to the gulf coast beaches. Tallahassee shares a deep-rooted history and culture with unparalleled nature and outdoor recreation. A fusion of cosmopolitan flair and charming personality defines the spirit of Florida’s Capital City. Stretching along the Florida Panhandle, Tallahassee is a place where college town meets cultural center, politics meets performing arts, and history meets nature–a place where the vibrancy of what to do is matched only by the city’s inviting hospitality. Tallahassee offers many opportunities for recreational and cultural activities, and is within a half-day drive to Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and Atlanta.

Salary Range
Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Application deadline
Open until filled. Review of applications will begin 4/14/14.

How to Apply
FSU accepts only online applications. To access this job opening please go to jobs.fsu.edu and advance search for job opening ID# 36254. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. A resume/vita, cover letter, and three professional letters of recommendation must be attached to the online application.  Applications must include work history and all education details even if attaching a resume.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.