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Counseling/Student Development Center

Director of the Counseling/Student Development Center

Summary of Duties

The Director of the Counseling/Student Development Center (CSDC) is the primary administrator of a comprehensive counseling services and student development program. The Director coordinates the planning, policy formulation and management of all counseling services and related educational programs. A doctoral-level Pennsylvania licensed psychologist (within 6-months of hire), the Director also is a Clinical member of the faculty, Professor of Practice of the Counseling & Psychology Department (With Academic Rank/Non-tenure - approximately 33% during academic year).

The Director is appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Executive Director of Student Services after consultation with the University community.



Required: Doctoral Degree (PsyD, PhD) and License as a Psychologist in Pennsylvania (within 6 months of hire).

Preferred: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with training and experience in clinical supervision.

Special Qualifications

  • A doctoral-level Pennsylvania licensed psychologist (within 6-months of hire)
  • Board Certification by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Clinical Psychology or a closely related discipline --- preferred.

Essential Elements

  • Plan, supervise and evaluate the Counseling/Student Development Center CSDC services and programs consistent with the University mission and core values and the ethics and standard of care of the counseling professions.
  • Provide individual and group emotional, mental health, personal and academic counseling, psychological assessment, consultation and educational outreach programs and services for the student body.
  • Supervise the 24-hour on-call emergency coverage system; manage emergency and crisis mental health services and intervention; and, participate in the Behavioral Intervention Team response to traumatic events.
  • Select, train and supervise professional and support staff;
  • In collaboration with the faculty of the graduate Art Therapy, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work and other disciplines, supervise graduate students-in-training
  • Teach/Supervise one course/clinical community practicum, as related to the interests of the candidate and the needs of the department.
  • Develop and provide programs in collaboration with academic administrators and faculty to assist students in academic difficulty, students with motivation and class attendance concerns and other issues related to academic success and retention.
  • Develop and administer the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) assessment, treatment, education and referral programs in collaboration with the Dean of Students and Directors of Student Health Services and of Housing and Residence Life Behavioral Intervention Team.
  • Serve the project director for grants through the CSDC (DOJ/It’s On Us, other grants).
  • Attend case conferences coordinated by the Dean of Students, the Behavioral Intervention Team and collaborate with staff across the University to assess needs and develop interventions and new counseling and student development services and programs.
  • Enhance health/wellness educational programming; and, support and assist with training residence directors, resident assistants and peer educators to increase the community’s awareness and understanding of developmental issues of young adults.
  • Collaborate with the University’s consulting psychiatrist to assess and treat students with serious psychological needs and to coordinate services provided by the psychiatrist and continued care.
  • Conduct research and evaluation related to counseling and student development issues and serve as the team leader committed to staff and campus community development activities.
  • Manage budget and personnel policies; prepare brochures and publications; and, compile activity reports and an annual report of accomplishments, challenges and steps proposed to achieve the goals of the Center, the Division and the University.
  • Serve on committees, prepare necessary reports and correspondence and collaborate with other Student Life and related academic support areas.
  • Participate in New Student Orientation, Family Weekend, and end-of-year and related activities as requested.
  • Represent the University through active participation and leadership roles as in state/regional/national professional associations (Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors, AUCCCD, etc.).

Other Elements

Supervisory Responsibilities (List of Titles of Direct Reports):

Executive Director, Student Services and/or Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services

Required Documents

A completed Marywood application, cover letter, resume, and names & contact information for three (3) references.

Marywood University is committed to being an equitable and inclusive workplace, and we encourage applicants who share our vision to apply. EEO/AA employer.
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