Program Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

South University Richmond, VA, 2151 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen, Virginia, United States of America
Aug 27, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Apply Now Program Director, Clinical Mental Health CounselingSouth University Richmond, VA, 2151 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen, Virginia, United States of AmericaReq #142 Monday, September 30, 2019 Established in 1899, South University ( is a private, non-profit academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees.

The University traces its heritage to 1899, when Dr. John Draughon established Draughon’s Practical Business College in Savannah, Georgia. Over the past century-plus, South University has experienced continued growth transforming from a two-year college into a university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. South University’s approach to higher education, and the resulting varied academic experiences, provides students with the pragmatic approach necessary to create the foundation for personal and professional fulfillment.

South University provides a learning environment, both on-campus and online, that helps students identify goals and the means to achieve them. With this philosophy in mind, students can learn by interacting with a community of faculty, staff and administration dedicated to South University’s academic purpose. South University offers more than 50 academic programs across its nine campuses and through online programs.

The University’s academics are organized across five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Health Professions, Nursing and Public Health, Theology – and a School of Pharmacy. With the introduction of South University, Online Programs, students can pursue both undergraduate degree and master’s degree programs ranging from the areas of Criminal Justice to Business – giving South University students more opportunities to make a difference, both personally and professionally.


The Program Director is a member of the faculty (rank commensurate with experience) who also holds an administrative appointment related to managing a specific program or programs.Responsibilities include: classroom instruction, day-to-day program operations, assisting students toward successful program completion and staffing the classroom with instructors who support the mission of the University. The Program Director is co-responsible with the Campus Dean of Academic Affairs for the fiscal well being of the program as it relates to education and helping to maintain/grow enrollment.

The Program Director also participates in activities that promote the stature of the department and the campus and abides by the mandates set by Education Management Corporation, the South University Board of Trustees, University Chancellor, University Vice President – Academic Affairs, Campus President, and the local Executive Committee.


  • Perform instructional duties as assigned as outlined in the Faculty

  • job description and in accordance with the provisions of Faculty Supplement to the South University Employee Handbook.

  • Select and develop Program Advisory Council (PAC) that meets at least one time per year

  • Participates in faculty development each year as required.

  • Select, train, develop, manage, and lead regular and adjunct faculty according to the guidelines provided by the Campus Dean of Academic Affairs, the Program Chair and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the University/Campus.

  • Effectively administer and grow your assigned academic program including curriculum development, student registration/advisement, community relations and campus relations.

  • Support college programs designed to achieve student completion rates as outlined in the five year strategic plan.

  • Collaborate with other Academic Program Directors within own school and across schools and with the Department Chair re: scheduling, sharing faculty, curriculum and other.

  • Maintain the integrity and identity of the counseling profession.

  • Other responsibilities as determined by the Campus Dean of Academic Affairs.


  • Education: Earned terminal degree in Counseling from a CACREP approved program and a regionally accredited university

  • A minimum of 5 years of post-doctoral experience

  • Practical experience in the discipline of the program and knowledge of current clinical best practices.

  • Evidence of management experience or potential

  • Significant teaching experience at the college level with online teaching experience a plus

  • Current state licensure

  • Experience with computerized administrative systems. Proficient with the use of standard office applications on personal computers.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret accreditation criteria, state agency regulations, and academic journals. Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees, students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic or business community. Ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic and campus leaders, corporate leaders, and public groups.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.


    The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

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