Assistant Director

University of Texas at Dallas - Richardson, TX4.4

Full-timeEstimated: $47,000 - $63,000 a year
EducationSkills
The Assistant Director participates as a member of the Student Counseling Center (SCC) leadership team, works closely with the Director and other department leadership to oversee operations of the Counseling Center and to ensure the psychological health and well-being of the campus community. The Assistant Director may represent the SCC to the University when the Director is unavailable by responding to issues of concern from the campus community and serving as an SCC representative on university committees as appointed by the Director.
The person in this position is responsible for providing leadership, vision, and administrative management over all community engagement activities of the SCC, including outreach, liaisonship/consultation with other university offices and departments, connections with community-based resources, and social media. Professional staff who coordinate areas under the community engagement umbrella, including the outreach and liaisonship coordinators, report directly to the Assistant Director/Director of Community Engagement.
Demonstrated leadership and managerial abilities, strong organizational and communication skills, and passion for community engagement from a multicultural, social justice perspective are necessary qualities for the person in this position. The Assistant Director/Director of Community Engagement reports to the Director.

Minimum Education and Experience

Doctoral degree in behavioral science or related area; major coursework in counseling or clinical psychology; minimum three years counseling or related experience; knowledge of theory, technique, assessment, diagnosis, psychotherapeutic interventions, presentation and supervision skills; Texas license or eligibility for a Texas license within one year.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program.
  • Licensed as a psychologist for a minimum of three years. If not licensed in Texas, licensed in another state with the ability to be licensed in Texas within 6 months of hire.
  • A minimum of two years of experience coordinating a major program (e.g. Outreach Coordinator, Liaisonship Coordinator, Groups Coordinator, Diversity Training Coordinator) in a college or university mental health setting.
  • Extensive previous experience providing outreach and liaison/consultation within a university setting and collaborating with campus partners.
  • 1 1/2-3 years of experience as a staff member providing supervision within a doctoral internship program.
  • Experience with range of clinical issues, including more serious mental health issues.
  • Experience providing brief therapy.
  • Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a leadership team and with all levels of clinical and administrative staff.
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving, and decision making skills.
  • Strong multitasking skills and the ability to prioritize multiple activities and demands.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Director provides mental health services and mental health programming to a diverse college student population, assumes administrative responsibility for center as determined by and in collaboration with the Director, and contributes to the training and education of graduate students as future helping professionals.
The Assistant Director assumes administrative in the Director’s absence.
The person in this position is responsible for providing leadership, vision, and administrative management over all community engagement activities of the SCC, including outreach, liaisonship/consultation with other university offices and departments, connections with community-based resources, and social media. Professional staff who coordinate areas under the community engagement umbrella, including the outreach and liaisonship coordinators, report directly to the Assistant Director/Director of Community Engagement.
Provides psychological services and programs to the university community and assists department leadership in responding to student and campus crisis situations. Experience with developmental and serious mental health issues relevant to university students is required.
Provides supervision/training to graduate-level trainees within the APA-accredited doctoral internship and practicum programs. Responsible for coordinating suicide prevention efforts and/or mental health gatekeeping training.

Physical Activities Working Conditions Additional Information

May involve nights and weekends.

Special Instructions Summary