The University of South Alabama is pleased to invite applications and nominations for the position of Director, Counseling and Testing Services. This position provides the opportunity for a collaborative leader to provide administrative leadership and strategic direction for a range of mental health support services at one of the fastest growing universities in the South.
The University is seeking a director with strong administrative, clinical, and management expertise, who can build on existing excellent relationships, motivate and inspire confidence among staff, introduce current trends and best practices, and work effectively as a member of the Student Affairs leadership team. The director will have the opportunity to identify strategies for strengthening Counseling and Testing Services and programs in alignment with the institutional mission and values. The successful candidate will have the training, credentials, licensure, and in-depth knowledge and experience with mental health issues affecting college students, as well as a strong foundation in programs and services required to lead and ensure excellence in the delivery of clinical services, outreach programs, and testing services.
The Director, Counseling and Testing Services serves as the chief mental health officer on campus and oversees the management of the Counseling and Testing Services (CTS) administrative, operational, and financial responsibilities. This position reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students and is responsible for the day-to-day administration of a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals, testing specialists, trainees, and support staff. The Director provides leadership and strategic direction to ensure that CTS provides high quality and timely clinical services, supportive testing/evaluative services, effective outreach programming, and consultation to faculty, staff, and the University community.
Other major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Certification with the National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC) or the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).
Experience or past participation with a clinical training program (i.e., master’s internship, postdoctoral fellowship, advanced practicum training program) within a college/university counseling center.
The University has partnered with Keeling and Associates, LLC (K&A), in this search process. Applications should include a letter of interest and a resume or curriculum vitae, preferably in PDF format, and must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject heading “USA-Director, Counseling and Testing Services.” A confidential review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Nominations, expressions of interest, and requests for confidential conversations about the position prior to application are welcome and should be directed to Dr. Jan Walbert (jwalbert@KeelingAssociates.com), the K&A senior consultant leading this search.
The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.