Director, Student Counseling

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Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 2,000 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.

Job Description:

Wittenberg University seeks a talented and enthusiastic individual to serve as the Director of Student Counseling in the Division of Student Development. The successful candidate will have a broad clinical experience working with college students and young adults; history of effective collaboration with campus health services; and knowledge, experience and commitment to work with short term delivery systems for providing counseling and psychotherapy. This would include experience with the proactive utilization of off-campus referrals for students who require more extensive psychological support than a brief psychotherapy model can provide. Additionally, the candidate will have experience with supervision, operations management, strategic planning, and educational outreach.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide individual, group, and relationship therapy to students.
  • Provide emergency counseling, evaluation, and assessment for students in crisis.
  • Provide appropriate mental health assessments for students.
  • Provide academic support, skill-building, and study strategies counseling for students.
  • Provide consultation to administrators, faculty, and staff with respect to student issues and mental health concerns, within bounds of professional ethical principles regarding confidentiality.
  • Make appropriate academic, career, and mental health referrals to the campus and/or the community.
  • Provide professional development programming for administrators, faculty, and staff.
  • Provide outreach programming and training for student organizations, resident assistants, and other student leaders.
  • Participate in appropriate staff development opportunities, serve on campus, community and professional association committees, appropriately keep supervisors abreast of matters sensitive in nature. 
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.


A master's degree in clinical or counseling psychology, social work, or a closely related field (MA, MSW, MFT) is required.  Additionally, we require at least five years of clinical experience, licensure as a mental health provider, completion of an APA accredited internship, and licensure or license eligibility to practice independently in the state of Ohio.  An earned doctorate from an APA accredited graduation program in psychology (PsyD or PhD) is preferred.

Preference will be given to candidates with leadership experience within a college counseling center as well as experience with college counseling EMR software such as Titanium, and specialization in substance abuse prevention and treatment. 

Excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to form strong working/collaborative relationships with students, faculty, and staff members, and the ability to relate effectively with diverse members of the University community are also essential.

Additional Information:

Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. We believe it is educationally imperative to further our students' appreciation and understanding of a culturally diverse society, and we are committed to ensuring a diverse environment for all individuals, regardless of race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, or disability. In that spirit, we are especially interested in receiving applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please set-up an account in our online recruiting system and upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format.

1. Resume
2. Cover letter
3. Name, address, and phone number of three professional references.

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at 937.327.7517.




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Posted: 5/4/2017
Application Due: 5/4/2018
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