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Position Title
Executive Director, Counseling & Student Development Center

Northern Illinois University

Counseling & Student Development Center

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Position Description
The Executive Director of Counseling & Student Development Center (CSDC) is responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive counseling, psychiatric, and student development program for university students. The Executive Director represents the department and the mental health needs of students to the NIU community, establishes departmental goals and objectives, supervises and evaluates departmental staff, and has fiscal responsibility for the department. The Executive Director must be able to exercise excellent judgment and have an ability to analyze complex scenarios when dealing with multifaceted mental health and emergency situations, and serves as the chief mental health officer for the institution. The NIU counseling center hosts an APA approved internship program and maintains full IACS accreditation. The Executive Director leads a department that provides psychiatry, crisis intervention, individual and group therapy, consultation, training, educational programming, outreach, and research. The department consists of 15 mental health professionals and 9 graduate level trainees. The Executive Director will focus on establishing collaborative relationships with, and consultations to, university faculty and staff, students, and other constituent groups. The Executive Director will work under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Student Services, in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management. This is a full-time, 12-month position.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate is required to possess a doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.); completed internship in an APA-approved program; licensed or fully eligible for licensure in Illinois as a Clinical Psychologist; experience with human resources, budget management and risk management practices; strong experience in professional consultation, crisis intervention, and development of collaborative relationships; demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to work in a multicultural environment; excellent demonstrated written and verbal communication skills; minimum of five years of supervisory experience; and demonstrative administrative leadership.

Desired Qualifications

University Description
NIU is located in DeKalb, IL. It has an enrollment of roughly 24,000 students, including a graduate student body of over 6,400.

Region Description
DeKalb (population 44,09); 65 miles west of Chicago.

Required Application Materials
Send letter of application, resume/vita, list of three current professional references and their contact information to: Office of the Assistant Vice President for Student Services, Attn: Jay Monteiro, Altgeld 208, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115. Contact Name: Jay Monteiro; jmonteiro@niu.edu ; (815)753-1585 Fax: (815) 753-5100. For electronic submission send to jmonteiro@niu.edu with the subject line, “Executive Director, Counseling and Student Development Center.”

Application Deadline
Preference will be given to complete applications received by January 4, 2013, however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Start date will be July 1, 2013.

Starting Date

Send Applications To:
Office of the Assistant Vice President for Student Services, Attn: Jay Monteiro

Mailing Address
Northern Illinois University, Altgeld Hall AL208
DeKalb, IL 60115

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