Missouri S&T invites the campus community to attend and engage in a virtual open forum for the director of counseling services search.
Candidate materials will be posted here two business days prior to each candidate’s visit.
The forum will include a 15-minute candidate presentation on the role of counseling services in supporting student mental well-being within higher education followed by 30-minutes of questions, answers, and dialogue. The session will be facilitated by the search chair.
Missouri University of Science and Technology is seeking an experienced mental health professional and leader to serve as Director of Counseling Services. The director will be a team leader who provides direct service to students along with a dedicated staff of licensed mental health professionals.
Counseling Services utilizes a short-term model, where services are goal-focused and brief, providing resources, solutions and strategies to deal with individual concerns. Services include individual and group counseling, intake assessments, consultations, crisis intervention, and outreach programs. Services are provided in person and via teleservice modalities.
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Director is responsible for management of staff, departmental operations, assessment, and strategic planning. The Director provides vision and leadership in establishing and monitoring departmental services, ensuring operations are consistent with national standards of practice, professional ethics, and best practices in college counseling services.
The Director is expected to establish strong, collaborative working relationships with Student Health Services, Care Management, and Miner Wellness to promote student wellbeing and success. The Director must be a visible and engaged member of Counseling Services and the campus community. The Director plays a key role in the mental health of the campus community.
A Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 7 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.