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Director of Counseling Services

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Posting Details

Position Information

Title Director of Counseling Services
Hiring Range Grade 11 ($46,397 - $59,388 for 10 months)
Department Counseling
Posting Number S00306
Reports to VP for Student Affairs / Dean of Students
Full or Part Time Full Time
Number of Months 10 Months
Work Schedule

Regular business hours with some additional emergency and on-call response hours.

Position End Date (if temporary)

Position Summary Information

Basic Function

Under the general supervision of the VP for Student Affairs, the Director of Counseling Services manages all aspects of counseling, health, and wellness services, provides clinical mental health services to students, and provides consultation to the College regarding mental health issues.

Performs the duties and responsibilities of this role at all times in a fashion that supports the College’s commitment to creating an inclusive college of academic excellence where a variety of people and perspectives are welcome, and to providing an environment where people from all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, sexual orientations and backgrounds may succeed.

Duties and Responsibilities


• Provide clinical mental health services to students, both individually and in groups
• Respond as needed to mental health emergencies
• Manage relationship with consulting psychiatrist and consult with psychiatrist regularly regarding students
• Provide clinical supervision of cases to counseling staff and graduate student intern(s)
• Provide after-hours emergency coverage by telephone (through Student Affairs administrator on-duty)
• Provide consultation to faculty/staff, parents, and concerned students as requested regarding the mental health of student(s)
• Coordinate psychiatric hospitalizations of students (communicate with hospital, faculty, parents, Academic Dean’s office, etc.)
• Maintain appropriate legal and ethical boundaries regarding student information
• Maintain relationships with community providers for purposes of referral
• Consult with CCE staff regarding psychiatric emergencies of CCE students and referrals of CCE students to community providers
• Maintain professional licensure through the state of North Carolina
• Develop and provide trainings to various campus constituencies (i.e.: faculty, Public Safety staff, Residence Life staff, parents, first year students) regarding relevant mental health issues and/or referral to the Counseling Center


• Supervise all Counseling staff, Student Counseling and Health Administrative Assistant, and Sexual Assault Advocate position.
• Develop and evaluate Center’s provision of services on an ongoing basis
• Develop and maintain website and other promotional materials
• Coordinate with graduate program(s) to arrange for and maintain graduate student-intern
• Manage Counseling Center budget
• Maintain appropriate records
• Arrange for gathering and management of statistical data relevant to Counseling Center clients
• Track student satisfaction with services of Counseling Center through customer satisfaction survey
• Serve as member of Student Affairs Leadership Team
• Serve on CARE Team
• Serve on Disability Accommodations Committee
• Duties as needed and requested by the VP for Student Affairs

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of MA/MSW, licensed or certified by the State of North Carolina, supervised experience in psychotherapy along with a working knowledge of developmental theory and experience treating college age clients. Skills in assessing systems, individuals and groups. Some administrative experience.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who demonstrate success in recruiting, retaining, mentoring and / or actively engaging with under-represented and underserved populations both in the workplace and in the broader community.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 04/13/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information

In its active commitment to building a diverse community, Guilford College rejects discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin in admission, employment or access to programs and activities. The college also seeks to avoid discrimination in the administration of educational programs, admission policies, financial aid or any other college program or activity.If accommodation or assistance is needed in completing this application, contact Human Resources at 336-316-2436.

Guilford College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, visitors and others, and to protecting College assets. Well informed hiring decisions assist in this effort. To accomplish this goal, the College performs background checks on new employees.

About the College: *Founded in 1837 by the Religious Society of Friends
(Quakers), Guilford College is a selective four-year liberal arts college
located on a 335-acre campus in Greensboro, NC. Known for its challenging,
socially engaged programs in the arts, humanities, business, policy, and
sport studies, social sciences, natural science and mathematics, Guilford
is an intentionally diverse, inclusive community where students and faculty
collaborate critically and creatively to address complex issues and
problems with an emphasis on interdisciplinary perspectives.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3