Iowa State University Director II - 1021 in Ames, Iowa

Classification Information

University Title Director II - 1021

Pay Grade 39

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Base of Employment P - P&S

Job Category Professional and Scientific

Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 80517P

Working Title Director, Student Counseling Services

Advertised Employing Department Student Health & Wellness

Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Continuous

Proposed Start Date January 2019

Proposed End Date or Length of Term

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Student Counseling Services (“SCS”) will report to the Assistant Vice President for Student Health & Wellness within the Division of Student Affairs. The Director serves as a member of the Health & Wellness leadership team and works collaboratively and cooperatively with the directors and deans within the Division of Student Affairs to serve students’ needs. The Director will provide strategic, clinical, fiscal and administrative vision and leadership regarding the provision of counseling services on campus, including assessment, crisis intervention, short-term individual therapy, referral services, outreach programming and student support groups for a variety of different topics. The director will oversee and direct all services provided by SCS and will be responsible for ensuring that services meet the needs of a diverse student body and that SCS is in strict compliance with Iowa law, HIPAA law, and American Psychological Association professional ethics. The Director serves as one of the key liaisons to University departments, administrators, faculty, and staff on student mental health issues, policies and practices; provides supervision, professional development, and evaluation of professional and support staff; manages the operational budget and setting of priorities for resource utilization; directs clinical and consultative services, including crisis intervention and outreach; and leads SCS in the strategic planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and continual improvement of comprehensive behavioral health initiatives that incorporate multicultural diversity, inclusivity and social justice concepts and principles to support overall student wellness. This position is responsible for the management of a budget of approximately $2.1 million and a staff of 19 professional staff, 2 support staff, 4 interns, 3 post docs, and 10 graduate students.

The successful candidate will be an experienced, strategic, and interpersonally strong leader with an excellent record of progressive operational, administrative and management experience; possess an in-depth understanding of the psychological challenges and mental health needs of a globally diverse university student body; have an understanding of a systems perspective with regard to strategic outreach and providing holistic and integrated health and counseling services to students; and have demonstrated expertise in crisis intervention and management. Communication skills are critical and the successful candidate must have a good understanding of cross-cultural communications and possess strong writing skills and the ability to represent the University at the highest level.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 6 years of related experience; OR a Ph.D. or other professional degree and 3 years of related experience unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Ph.D., PsyD, LISW, LMHC, LMFT
  • Experience working in a university counseling center which has an APA-accredited doctoral internship program.
  • Experience working with diverse client populations.
  • Experience leading a university counseling center.
  • Experience supervising professional psychologists and mental health clinicians.
  • Experience in crisis management.

Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

Department Contact Name Rosalie Wilbanks

Department Contact Phone 515-294-1909

Department Contact Email rwilbank@iastate.edu

Department/Unit Website http://www.counseling.iastate.edu/

Application Instructions

Iowa State University has partnered with Spelman Johnson on this search.

A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Heather J. Larabee at hjl@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Review of applications will begin October 16, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Special Instructions Summary

This posting does not accept on-line applications. Please see the application instructions.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 10/16/2018

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Quick Link http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/36031

EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

• Must currently hold independent licensure as a PhD psychologist, PsyD, LISW, LMHC, or LMFT in any state or Canada. • Must obtain Iowa licensure within six months of start date and maintain license throughout duration of employment.