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Director University Counseling Center


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  University Counseling Center (10001028)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Position Description


Current employees must apply internally via connectU >


The University Counseling Center is a department in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Mississippi. The Director provides leadership and vision for the Counseling Center while managing its day-to-day operations and is responsible for the overall administration of counseling center services  and  programs.  


Duties include, but are not limited to: development, implementation, and evaluation of services and programs; coordination of clinical care including Employee Assistance Program; provision of direct counseling services to students; consultation with the University community; policy development and interpretation; coordination of recruitment, training, supervision, development and evaluation of  staff;  budgeting and financial management; service as a member of the Student Intervention Team;  and participation as needed on divisional and University committees designed to enhance the quality of University life. The Director is accountable for staff maintaining appropriate licensure and complying with the legal obligations and limitations of their work with University clients. The director also provides consultation with families, faculty, staff, administration, and other professionals as well as crisis intervention involving University students. The director integrates services of the Counseling  Center with other University offices to provide a full spectrum of student services.

Minimum Qualifications


Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology or related academic field. Must be eligible for mental health licensure by the appropriate state board. Minimum of seven years of combined clinical and administrative experience in a multi-faceted college counseling center; or 10 years of experience as a licensed clinical counselor working in community-based organization or other healthcare setting is required. Experience with organizational development and outreach, crisis intervention, employee assistance programs and supervision of graduate students in training programs is required.

Only applicants who apply online will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an adequate applicant pool is established. 


Please include a cover letter addressing your related qualifications and work experience as well as your resume and a list of five references with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses (on the link entitled “Other 1”).
Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.
Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position,  prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.
Upon hire, an official transcript will be required.


All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi