Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Director of the Health and Counseling Center

St. Edward’s University

Health and Counseling Center

Salary Range

Position Description
The Director of the Health & Counseling Center works collaboratively within the University community to provide leadership, vision, and strategic planning and management of operations for an integrated Center that includes Health, Counseling, and Wellness Services. The Director reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and provides administrative support for the advancement of the Center, Division of Student Affairs, and the broader University community.

Oversees the development and implementation of a variety of services, programs and activities designed to address student medical and emotional health needs and overall well-being
Provides administrative oversight of Health Services and clinical management of Counseling Services
Oversees supervision of medical staff, mental health counselors, doctoral trainees, an outreach health and wellness coordinator and support staff
Prepares and manages the budget and negotiates contracts for health service providers and the student health insurance plan
Develops a departmental strategic plan and assesses goals and objectives and the overall effectiveness of programs and services
Oversees training, outreach, consultations and a 24/7 crises intervention system
Interfaces with the various areas of the Division of Student Affairs, participates as a team member on the divisional leadership team and works closely with the Vice President for Student Affairs in advancing the work of the Division
Adheres to professional and ethical guidelines, and ensures that the department complies with university policies, as well as state and federal laws related to health and mental health services

Minimum Qualifications
Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology or other closely related discipline from an APA accredited program with three years of post-doctoral clinical experience and in an upper level administrative leadership position. State licensure as required within 18 months. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check is required.

Desired Qualifications
Related experience in higher education and student development, five years post-doctoral clinical experience, and prior experience/familiarity with delivery of medical services.

University Description
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward’s University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 5,300 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward’s emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the more than 900 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward’s community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world.

Region Description
Austin is the capital of Texas and is situated in Central Texas. Although it is the fourth-largest city in Texas it is a big city with a small-town feel. It’s relaxed yet bustling, rich in tradition yet eclectic. You’ll find a lot of everything — natural beauty, vibrant nightlife, big business and a casual atmosphere.

Required Application Materials
You must apply electronically through the St. Edward’s University Human Resources website: www.stedwards.applicantpro.com. Please attach a letter of interest, a vita, and a list of three references (include name and contact information of: your current supervisor, a past supervisor, and a colleague/ peer in the field). No phone calls or mailed/emailed application materials.

Application Deadline
Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Human Resources electronically

Mailing Address
3001 S. Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

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