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Position Title
Staff Psychologist - Outreach Coordinator

James Madison University

Counseling and Student Development Center

Salary Range
Competitive and commensurate with experience

Position Description
One new 12-month continuing position that provides short-term individual, group, and crisis counseling, consultation services and outreach programming, and training and supervision of graduate students and doctoral interns. This position will involve the further development and coordination of the Center’s psychoeducational outreach efforts to the general campus community.

Minimum Qualifications
Successful candidate must (1) have a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology or closely related field and (2) be licensed or license eligible as a mental health professional in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Employment with James Madison University is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Desired Qualifications
Previous training and experience in a college or university counseling center desirable. Preferred qualities of the candidate include: (1) well-developed counseling and clinical supervision skills, (2) a collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect, and trust towards colleagues, (3) the energy to flexibly manage the professional demands of a challenging caseload while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships, (4) a self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals, (5) a demonstrated commitment to multicultural competency, (6) excellent oral and written communication skills, and (7) licensure as a mental health professional.

JMU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access employer, and the CSDC has a commitment to diversity. Multi-culturally competent professionals with the awareness, knowledge, and skills required to work effectively with a diverse clientele and to enhance the CSDC’s diversity mission are strongly encouraged to apply. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.

University Description
Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, James Madison University is a
selective, regional, comprehensive, student-oriented public institution with an enrollment of approximately 20,000 students. For 19 consecutive years JMU has been ranked as the top public, master’s level university in the South by the annual poll on academic quality conducted by U.S. News and World Report for its guidebook, America’s Best Colleges. The CSDC is staffed by thirteen full-time professionals, including licensed clinical psychologists, licensed counselors, a psychiatrist, and a case manager. We are a multicultural, multidisciplinary, and multi-theoretical staff striving to provide culturally competent clinical services, outreach programming, and training opportunities. In addition to our APA-Accredited Doctoral Internship Program, the CSDC staff also trains master’s level externs, practicum students from the JMU’s doctoral and community counseling programs, and post-doctoral and psychiatry residents. The Center is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Centers and resides in the Division of Student Affairs. The mission of the Division is to “prepare students to be educated and enlightened citizens,” and individual departments strive to provide the best possible programs and services to assist students in realizing success in all areas of life.

Region Description
Money Magazine’s money.com identified the Shenandoah Valley as one of the twelve best places to spend a summer vacation. That list also included the Virgin Islands, San Diego, and Vancouver. The natural scenic beauty of the area is accompanied by a variety of recreational opportunities and historic sites. The University is located approximately two hours from both the Washington, D.C. and Richmond metropolitan areas.

Required Application Materials
The following materials must be submitted online on JMU’s JobLink: joblink.jmu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59595 • A completed online application form • A letter of application expressing interest in and goodness of fit with the position • A resume/vita • Three letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors or individuals familiar with your clinical skills and ability to work with a collaborative team (include contact information for references). To receive full consideration, these letters should include information about both the applicant’s strengths and growth edges. • To be mailed directly: Official copies of all graduate transcripts. Please have official graduate transcripts mailed to: Melinda Morgan, Chair, Search Committee James Madison University Counseling & Student Development Center 800 S. Main Street Varner House, MSC 0801 Harrisonburg, VA 22807 Email applications will NOT be accepted. Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to Melinda Morgan, 540-568-6552, email: morganma@jmu.edu

Application Deadline
Applications must be received no later than Friday, February 15, 2013, to be given full consideration. Review of applications will begin Monday, February 18, 2013. Phone interviews and in person interviews will be scheduled for select candidates. Applicants invited for interviews will be notified by phone or email. Please indicate preferred method of contact in cover letter.

Starting Date
July 1, 2013 (negotiable)

Send Applications To:
Melinda Morgan, Chair, Search Committee

Mailing Address
James Madison University, Counseling & Student Development Center, 800 S. Main Street, Varner House, MSC 0801
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

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