Director, Counseling, Health and Wellness Services

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University of Puget Sound

Director, Counseling, Health and Wellness Services

Appointment: Director of Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services; begins July 2018.

Responsibilities: University of Puget Sound seeks a next Director to lead a dynamic program of professional psychological and primary health care on our residential, liberal arts college campus of 2600 students. The Director of Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services (CHWS) also serves as Chief Psychologist.

Counseling, Health, & Wellness Services helps Puget Sound students achieve their intellectual, social, and emotional potential by offering care with a commitment to an inclusive environment in which we acknowledge individual differences and provide affirming healthcare to our diverse student body. CHWS services are integrated, individualized, and aspire to the highest standards. CHWS helps students develop skills that foster lifelong health: the knowledge and confidence to be one's own health care advocate and the ability to function effectively as a self-aware individual and community member.

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  • Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology or closely related field (from an APA accredited doctoral program and APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship, preferred)
  • Licensed (or license-eligible) to practice psychology in the State of Washington
  • Minimum of 7-10 years professional clinical experience
  • Minimum three years' experience in a college or university counseling center

    Compensation and Benefits:

    Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

    Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information,

    About Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities. For more information, visit:

    Diversity Statement
  • We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
  • We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
  • We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

    Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

    Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than February 16, 2018 to ensure consideration.

    Required Documents: Please submit curriculum vitae (CV) when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application before submission. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest
  • Diversity Statement (see details below)
  • Names of a minimum of three (3) professional references

    Candidate's Diversity Statement. Puget Sound is strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the candidate's diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound's current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at sound/diversity-strategic-plan/ prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways candidates can express their qualification:

  • Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to CHWS' and the university's commitment to inclusion and diversity;
  • Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities;
  • Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;
  • Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your provision of care, research, service, and/or
  • Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
  • Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus
    community to support the university's DSP;
  • Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one's effectiveness as a care provider, educator, and
    department/university colleague.

    All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

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    Posted: 1/17/2018
    Application Due: 3/19/2018
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