Assistant Director Counseling Center

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Job Title
Assistant Director Counseling Center

Posting Number

Position Type

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Salary Grades - Exempt
Level 13 Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Salary Grades - Non-Exempt
Not Applicable

Pay Type

Work Unit
Counseling Center Services

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary
Under the administrative supervision of the Director of the Counseling Center, the Assistant Director assists the Director with the clinical and administrative oversight of all Counseling Center staff and programs, designing and implementing campus initiatives related to mental health, engaging in consultation with members of the Furman community regarding mental health and providing direct clinical service to students. The successful candidate will have specific interest and demonstrated experience in managing and providing service to college students, and in particular students of color, who are experiencing personal and academic concerns. This is a 12-month position.

Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our recently-launched strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences.

Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.

The Furman student experience is supported by a rich network of centers and institutes that includes The Riley Institute, The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, The Herring Center for Continuing, Graduate, and Professional Education, The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education, The Cothran Center for Vocational Exploration, The Shucker Center for Leadership Development, The Malone Center for Career Engagement, and our newest addition, The Center for Inclusive Communities.

Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among “America's Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. The city also has excellent public and private schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named “one of America's coolest small towns.” The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches. The newly renovated Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. Greenville is 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina. It is an ideal place to live and work.

Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree in psychology, social work, professional counseling or other related field required.

Minimum of 3-5 years' experience in related field.

Experience in direct mental health service required, preferably in college environment.

Must be licensed or license-eligible for independent clinical practice in mental health in South Carolina.

Excellent organizational and communications skills.

Strong problem-solving, multi-tasking, and leadership skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Administration/management of mental health services preferred, with particular experience in serving diverse and inclusive communities.

Physical Demands
Work Environment
Work is performed under usual office conditions.

Availability for consultation or crisis intervention may occur after hours or on weekends.

Posting Detail Information

Open Until Filled

Employment Period:
12 Month

Special Instructions to Applicants
The diversity statement should include a description of how your experience, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.

Anticipated start date is August 1, 2018.

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Posted: 5/9/2018
Application Due: 7/8/2018
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