Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Emory University Student Health and Counseling Services
Emory University invites applications and nominations for an innovative, energetic, collaborative and visionary leader to serve as Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). CAPS is a part of Emory Student Health and Counseling Services and the Division of Campus Life. The new Director will succeed Mark McLeod, PhD, who will be retiring in August 2015 after over 35 years of exemplary service to Emory University. This is an outstanding opportunity to provide clinical and administrative leadership to a nationally-recognized university student counseling center that has a strong interest in continuing to grow and improve.
The Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) reports to the Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of Student Health and Counseling Services (EUSHCS) and is a member of the EUSHCS Executive Committee. The Director supervises 12 CAPS professional counseling staff, 3 administrative staff, and interns/post-graduate trainees; oversees the delivery of individual, group and couples counseling services to over 14,500 diverse students (7,800 undergraduate, 6,700 graduate and professional), including 2,469 international students; oversees CAPS financial resources and budget, including the $1.4 million Emory Student Mental Health Fee; works cooperatively with Student Health Services, Student Health Psychiatry, the Office of Health Promotion, other Campus Life offices, and academic departments and dean’s offices to deliver high quality clinical and support services to students; collaborates with Oxford College Student Health and Counseling Services to facilitate a seamless transition of continuing students to the Atlanta campus; works with colleagues in the Faculty/Staff Assistance Program, the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Human Resources and Emory Healthcare to further the mental health of the entire Emory community; oversees community outreach and efforts to reduce the stigma of seeking mental health services; encourages student engagement, including Active Minds and Helpline; and participates in the University response to crises and in threat assessments.
Emory University is known for its demanding academics, nationally recognized research and scholarship, exceptional undergraduate and graduate education, highly-ranked professional schools, and state-of-the-art facilities. Emory has been a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU, an association of 62 leading research institutions in the US and Canada) since 1995.
Division of Campus Life Vision Statement
Emory University’s Division of Campus Life, a community recognized internationally for advancing education into action and delivering world-class programs and services, promotes a healthy and sustainable environment where students live what they learn and learn what they live for self and society. The Division of Campus Life catalyzes a distinctive, caring, inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, polycultural, and socially just community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, families, and visitors that imagine and lead positive transformation in the world.
Division of Campus Life Mission Statement
Emory University’s Division of Campus Life cultivates a welcoming and dynamic community that is committed to modeling and teaching holistic wellbeing, ethical leadership, civic engagement, cultural humility, and global citizenship by providing a supportive and responsive foundation for an evolving campus community to develop skills necessary for lifelong success and positive transformation in the world.
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Qualifications and Preferred Competencies Set
Qualified applicants must possess a doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology; Georgia licensure or eligibility for Georgia licensure; and leadership and clinical services experience in a university/college counseling setting, including supervising professional staff.
Preferred candidates will have: vision and energy; an ability to innovate and lead change; an understanding of best practices in college mental health and the changing needs of students and college communities; a collaborative leadership style; an ability to build consensus among diverse stakeholders and inspire others; an ability to effectively manage a counseling organization and its personnel; effective communication skills, including public speaking; program development skills; a strong clinical background and an interest in providing evidence-based individual and group care as well as community-based outreach and prevention efforts; a passion about the importance of diversity, cultural humility and social justice; a commitment to the personal growth and development of staff; and high professional and ethical standards.
Application Procedure and Timeline
Applications should consist of a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and a list of 3 professional references with full contact information (none of the references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate). All application materials must be submitted electronically to:
Emory University Human Resources, Division of Campus Life
Questions about this position should be addressed to:
Michael Huey, MD
Assistant Vice President and Executive Director
Emory University Student Health and Counseling Services
Nadine J Kaslow, PhD, ABPP
Professor and Vice Chair
Emory University Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Search Committee Co-Chair
Preference will be given to applications received on or before January 15, 2015. Anticipated starting date for this position is August 2015.
Emory University is an EEO/AA/Individuals with Disabilities/Veteran Employer.