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Director of Counseling

University of South Florida

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The University of South Florida (USF) is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.3 percent of all universities. It is ranked 44th in total research expenditures and 34th in federal research expenditures for public universities by the National Science Foundation. The USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion, an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion, and serves 47,000 students in Tampa, with satellite campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Wellness, the Director of Counseling is responsible for the leadership, direction, and effective operation of the USF Counseling Center to include overall program direction, supervision of a staff of 24, oversight of a $2.7 million budget through health fee allocations, and ensuring the compliance of the Center with regulatory agencies, State laws, and professional accrediting agencies. The Director serves as a critical member of Students of Concern Assistance Team and Emergency Preparedness and Response Team and as the senior mental health officer on campus for ensuring the mental health and wellbeing of the student body. The Director also represents the Counseling Center throughout the USF community and develops strong collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, departments, and key administrators to support student mental health on campus. Fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services and the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association, the Counseling Center supervises two post-doctoral residents and three pre-doctoral interns.

The successful candidate will possess a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology, or a mental health discipline, from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association. The new Director will be required to be licensed in the State of Florida (or eligible for licensure within one year of appointment) and possess at least five years of progressive clinical and administrative experience in a college or university counseling center or a higher education mental health setting. Knowledge of psychology and related processes, professional guidelines for the operation of counseling centers, the training of psychology interns and practica, and the role of meeting the emotional and career needs of students are all important in the selection of the new Director. The Director will possess the ability to promote positive relations between the University and its students, communicate the importance of student emotional stability and career planning to University faculty and administrators, and demonstrate initiative in designing and enhancing student-focused, service-driven educational and counseling programs.

Review of applications begins October 12, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the SJG website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com under the link Open Positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Ellen Heffernan at eth@sjgsearch.com. If you are unable to submit materials electronically, please call SJG at 413-529-2895.

SJG The Spelman & Johnson Group
USF Director of Counseling
Ellen Heffernan, Partner

Visit the USF website at www.usf.edu

According to Florida law, search records, including applications and search committee meetings, are open to the public. The University of South Florida is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access institution.

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