- Mental health and life concerns
- Learning and academic skills challenges
- Career uncertainty
- Faculty/staff-student communication
SCS has two locations, Minneapolis east bank and St. Paul campus. SCS is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) with a doctoral level internship training program accredited by the American Psychological Association. More information on SCS can be found at counseling.umn.edu.
The Office for Student Affairs (OSA) provides services, programs, and facilities that foster student development and well-being, promote an inclusive environment, inspire life-long positive contributions to society; and enrich the University of Minnesota community.
OSA supports the University of Minnesota’s goals to create and sustain a world-class student experience. The Director of Student Counseling Services reports to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.
Leadership and administration (60%)
Provide leadership and administrative management for Student Counseling Services (SCS) programs and services including: individual and group counseling, Student Academic Success Services (SASS), outreach and consultation, and professional psychology training programs
Manage the fiscal and human resources of SCS including: providing professional development opportunities for staff: designing and implementing an effective training program for employees, and devising strategies that foster the effective recruitment and retention of SCS talent
Administer and oversee SCS annual operating budget; skillfully manage SCS operations, programs and functions to attain financial goals
Oversee compliance with and implementation of SCS and University policies and procedures
Develop strategies for ensuring SCS effectively carries out is mission and vision
Oversee efforts to maintain International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) accreditation
Work in close collaboration with the Boynton Mental Health Clinic to maximize mental health services for University students and participate in mental health outreach efforts to the University of Minnesota campus community
Coordinate programming and initiatives with the Office for Student Affairs and other campus units/committees such as: Office of the Provost, Office for Equity and Diversity, Disability Resource Center, the Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education, International Student and Scholar Services
Serve on OSA leadership team; act as a liaison between OSA and SCS staff
Provide leadership and support for SCS and OSA strategic goals and priorities
Facilitate client satisfaction and assessment efforts for Student Counseling Services
Supervise staff psychologist and bargaining unit/civil service employee hiring, training, promotion, discipline, assignment of work, and annual performance appraisal process
Serve as policy and clinical consultant to staff
Supervise pre-doctoral interns as time allows
Direct service, consultation and University involvement (20%)
Provide individual and group counseling to students
Create and maintain patient records and documentation including mental health history and treatment plan; comply with standards required by the government, licensing board and code of ethics
Make patient referrals to other University or community providers to facilitate treatment plans and goals
Serve as a mental health consultant and liaison to University departments
Serve on multidisciplinary campus teams such as the Behavioral Consultation Team, University Community
Response Team, and the Provost’s Council on Student Mental Health
Serve on OSA and University committees/workgroups as needed
Other duties as assigned
This is a 100%, fulltime, 12-month position with benefits.
- University paid contribution (10% of your salary) to your retirement account – vested immediately.
- 22 paid vacation days per year, in addition to sick leave and 11 paid holidays.
- Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% – 100% of eligible tuition.
- Excellent and affordable health care benefits.
- Wellness program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates.
- Free disability insurance.
- Annual merit increase program.
Applications must be submitted online, see the full posting at https://z.umn.edu/3kl4.
This position will remain open until filled.