Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Director of Counseling and Student Development

Utica College

Student Counseling

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Position Description
The person in this position is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the College related to counseling services for students, supervising the counseling staff, counseling students, coordinating student development programming, and facilitating student development theory throughout the College.

Administrative Responsibilities:

• Develops and articulates a vision for the future counseling needs of students and the services required to meet those needs.
• Provides leadership and direction to the College for providing counseling services to current and expanding student populations.
• Coordinates all administrative tasks related to the provision of counseling services on campus.
• Provides campus with information regarding the Office of Counseling and Student Development and the role of its staff members on campus (for example: brochure regarding services provided, informational letters to students and faculty, articles in the student newspaper and other publications as appropriate, etc.)
• Develops and implements general tracking system for students seen through Counseling and Student Development.
• Maintains, shares, and updates listings of referral services in the area.
• Maintains contact with directors/counselors from upstate New York college campuses through attending conferences/meetings, etc.
• Facilitate a culture of student development throughout the policies, practices, and programs of the College
• Prepares and ensures the implementation of short-range and long-range goals, objectives, and initiatives for the Office of Counseling and Student Development.
• Works with appropriate faculty and staff to develop, implement, and assess specific objectives related to Student Affairs divisional goals and the College’s strategic plan.
• Prepares budgets for the Office of Counseling and Student Development.
• Serves on College committees as needed and appropriate

Counseling/Advising Responsibilities:

• Coordinates all counseling services for students.
• Serves as primary referral source for faculty and staff seeking assistance for students.
• Provides personal counseling (or referrals) and academic advising to Utica College students in general (both individual and group as appropriate).
• Coordinates counseling services for students in crisis and works with other members of the UC community in providing such services to students (outlined in crisis management plan).
• Serves as referral person for individuals from the community looking for counseling services at UC or in the Utica area (for example, students or counselors from other colleges looking for local services).
• Serves as academic advisor for undeclared students, students on academic probation, and students deemed at risk on an as needed basis.
• Participates in on-call rotation with counseling staff.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

• Convenes counseling case conferences and provides individual supervision for counseling staff.
• Plans and implements staff development activities relevant to counseling (i.e. case conferences, networking with other campuses, attending off-campus workshops, etc.)
• Establishes his/her annual and long-term goals and objectives and key performance indicators consistent with the College’s strategic plan and related operational goals, consultatively develops the same for supervised staff, and administers annual performance evaluations using the College’s performance management system.

Programming Responsibilities:

• Plans, publicizes, and implements programs for students on student development issues (such as sexuality, communication skills, conflict management, cultural diversity, sexual assault, etc.) in conjunction with other offices on campus as appropriate.
• Works with faculty and staff to provide informational workshops, inservices, training, or discussion groups as requested.
• Provide Student Development programs and seminars for students, faculty, and staff.

Performs all other duties as assigned by the Dean for Student Success

Minimum Qualifications
Three to five years experience in clinical setting, preferably in higher education.

Desired Qualifications

University Description
Located in the heart of Central New York, Utica College is a comprehensive, independent, private institution founded in 1946. We offer many of the advantages of a large university, such as:
undergraduate and graduate degree options,
excellent academic programs,
outstanding faculty

...but with an intimacy and a high degree of personal attention more closely associated with smaller private colleges.

Utica College offers a broad range of opportunities to grow personally and intellectually, helping you to build a strong foundation for success in your professional life.

Students at UC often develop strong relationships with faculty and fellow students, forging bonds of friendship and academic affinity that can last a lifetime.

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Resume / Curriculum Vitae Cover Letter Three Professional References with Contact Information

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