Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Executive Director of Counseling and Psychological Services

University
George Mason University

Department
Counseling and Psychological Services

Salary Range
DOE

Position Description

George Mason University
Executive Director of Counseling and Psychological Services

George Mason University, a large public institution located in Fairfax, Va.,--in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area--seeks an Executive Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) with experience in providing exceptional services, educational resources, and training that are culturally sensitive and responsive to the needs of a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body, faculty and staff. Mason has been ranked number one on the 2013 U.S. News and World Report “Up-and-Coming” list, and is recognized for its diversity and cultural experiences. CAPS, an IACS (International Association of Counseling Services)-accredited center, works in close consultation and collaboration with campus stakeholders.

The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring the overall quality, timeliness and effectiveness of CAPS including psychological, learning and multicultural services.

Strategic Planning:
• Facilitate strategic planning to ensure quality, continuous improvements, efficiencies, and effective services;
• Use internal and external data derived from sound assessment, trends, and best and emerging practices to inform planning and decision-making; and
• Encourage innovation in services and delivery methods to advance new initiatives critical to the success of Mason students and in response to institutional growth and priorities, expansion of programs at distributed campuses, and changing needs of students and the community.

Supervision:
• Maintain oversight of a diverse staff who include professional counseling and clinical psychologists, psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, social worker, learning specialists, counselors, graduate interns, externs and assistants;
• Provide an open and safe environment in which diversity in views and perspectives is encouraged and respected;
• Support the training and professional development of staff members and graduate interns/externs;
• Supervise five direct reports as well as clinical supervision of an intern;
• Ensure provision of adequate crisis consultation and coverage within CAPS and the university at large; and
• Ensure compliance with applicable commonwealth and federal laws governing the provision of mental health services on Virginia campuses, and with professional ethics guiding the work of CAPS’ diverse staff.

Management:
• Competently manage fiscal resources (overall budget of $1,836,000), space and equipment;
• Expand utilization of technology to achieve efficiency, outreach and innovation in delivery of services; and
• Carry a small individual case load of clients.

Advancing the Organization:
• Educate and provide training to the Mason community and specific target groups where appropriate, on national and institutional issues and trends;
• Enhance relationships and foster partnerships with a broad base of campus and community stakeholders that result in improved delivery of services and programs to benefit students and university departments;
• Provide consultation to campus groups including participation in assessment and management of individuals of concern who may be a threat to self or others; and serving as a resource on crisis response, and health and safety concerns; and
• Seek outside funding in support of suicide prevention or other initiatives (CAPS received a three-year Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant in 2012).

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate in a mental health care discipline; be licensed, preferably as a psychologist, in Virginia (or eligible for licensure within one year of appointment); and possess progressive experience (minimum of seven years is preferred) in higher education mental health. A demonstrated record of organizational/strategic planning, assessment and data-informed decision-making, management and support of staff in a mental health organization, and stewardship of resources is also expected.

Additional knowledge and competencies considered in the candidate selection process include: a leadership style that is collaborative, empowering and transparent; understanding of contemporary professional practices in the delivery of counseling and psychological services; familiarity with the needs of diverse populations and with multicultural competency; knowledge of threat assessment and management of crisis response, and health and safety concerns within CAPS and the university at large; knowledge of relevant ethical and legal issues; familiarity with accredited training programs (American Psychological Association); effective communication and interpersonal skills; experience applying and using technology to enhance delivery of programs and services; and experience with multidisciplinary teams, practices and approaches.

Application and Nomination:
For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply by February 15, 2013, for position FA021z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online faculty application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information.

To visit the George Mason University Web site, go to www.gmu.edu/; and for the CAPS Web site, caps.gmu.edu/. AA/EOE



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University Description
George Mason University, a large public institution located in Fairfax, Va.,--in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area--seeks an Executive Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) with experience in providing exceptional services, educational resources, and training that are culturally sensitive and responsive to the needs of a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body, faculty and staff. Mason has been ranked number one on the 2013 U.S. News and World Report “Up-and-Coming” list, and is recognized for its diversity and cultural experiences. CAPS, an IACS (International Association of Counseling Services)-accredited center, works in close consultation and collaboration with campus stakeholders.

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Application Deadline
03/22/2013

Starting Date
12/22/2012

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