The Georgia Institute of Technology is seeking a highly collaborative and skilled psychologist to serve as the Director of the Counseling Center. Applications and nominations are being accepted for this excellent opportunity to provide leadership and direction to an experienced and dedicated staff providing high quality programs and mental health services to a culturally diverse student population. The Director will provide vision in the development, implementation and evaluation of all programs and services provided by the IACS accredited Counseling Center. Through innovation, creativity, and a collaborative spirit, the Director will provide campus-wide leadership on mental health-related issues and will advocate for and enable the optimal provision of services to the nearly 27,000 undergraduate and graduate students who attend Georgia Tech.
Georgia Tech is committed to the well-being of its students, and the Director will play a key role in advancing efforts to fulfill that commitment. In response to events in the Fall of 2017, a total of one million dollars has been dedicated toward mental health initiatives. Demonstrating a campus-wide approach, the Student Government Association provided $500,000 and the Office of the President matched that allocation. These funds are available to both administrative offices (Counseling Center, Psychiatry, and the Health and Well-Being Initiative) and student organizations for programs and new initiatives focused on mental health.
The Counseling Center offers a wide range of support programs and services for students, including short-term individual counseling, group and couples counseling, assessment, crisis intervention, outreach programming, and the Georgia Tech Campus Recovery Program. The Center also offers an APA accredited doctoral internship in Health Service Psychology. The Counseling Center is staffed by a talented and student-centered team of licensed psychologists, counselors, and marriage and family therapists, as well as doctoral interns, post-doctoral residents, and graduate practicum students. The Center enjoys strong partnerships with colleagues in the Division of Student Life, Health Services, and throughout the campus — all enthusiastic and supportive partners.
Georgia Tech is situated on a beautiful campus in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with excellent economic and cultural strengths. Ranked as the 7th best public university, Georgia Tech provides a technologically focused education to undergraduate and graduate students. Equipped with the extremely rich resources of an outstanding student body and faculty; strong partnerships with business, industry, and government; and support from alumni and friends, Georgia Tech is designing a future of global preeminence, leadership, and service. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities (AAU).
The Director of the Counseling Center has comprehensive responsibility for providing clinical, fiscal, and administrative vision in overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations and overall delivery of effective counseling services, while also providing direct clinical service to students as needed. The Director, leading an experienced team of mental health providers, serves as the key liaison to administrators, faculty, students, staff, and parents on mental health issues, policies and practices.
The Director reports to the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students and is a core member of the Student Life leadership team.
Keeling and Associates, LLC (K&A) is supporting Georgia Tech 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 “Georgia Tech-Director of the Counseling Center.” The position will remain open until filled, but applications received by February 9, 2018 will be assured full consideration. Previous applicants will not be considered.
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.
Georgia Tech is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its obligations under federal law, each company that is a federal contractor or subcontractor is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and other eligible veterans.