Director of Counseling Services

St. Edward's University
Austin, TX, USA

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  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time
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    Director of Counseling Services

    Health & Counseling Center

    St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of Director of Counseling Services. The Director of Counseling Services works collaboratively within the University community to provide leadership, vision, and strategic planning and management of operations for an integrated center that includes health and counseling services. Responsible for the day-to-day operations and services of the counseling program. Provides leadership to mental health and wellbeing initiatives within the Center and Division of Student Affairs in service of the broader University community.

    Essential Responsibilities Include:

    • Oversees the development and implementation of a variety of services, programs, and activities designed to address student emotional health needs that contribute to overall wellbeing.
    • Provides clinical management of counseling services.
    • Develops policies and procedures that are appropriate for counseling services.
    • Oversees the supervision of mental health counselors, doctoral trainees, and support staff.
    • Prepares and manages the budget for counseling services.
    • Develops a departmental strategic plan and assesses goals and objectives and the overall effectiveness of programs and services.
    • Oversees and participates in training, outreach, consultations.
    • Oversees a 24/7 crisis intervention system.
    • Provides individual clinical supervision to unlicensed counseling staff, trainees as needed.
    • Interfaces with the various areas of the Division of Student Affairs, participates as a team member on the divisional leadership team in advancing the work of the Division.
    • Participates and provides mental health oversight to the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT).
    • Collaborates with other campus partners as part of the Crisis Intervention Response Team.
    • Adheres to professional and ethical guidelines, and ensures that the department complies with university policies, as well as state and federal laws related to mental health services.
    • Collaborates with community partners and 3rd party vendors as needed to provide the necessary mental health services to the St. Edward's campus community.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    For consideration:


      Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology or other closely related disciplines from an APA accredited program with three years of post-doctoral clinical experience. State licensure within 18 months.
    • Successful experience providing counseling to young adults ages 17-26.
    • Experience in mental health case management, crisis intervention, and community programming.
    • Knowledge/training in multicultural issues.
    • Ability to work effectively in a brief, psychotherapy approach.
    • Ability to work collegiately in a diverse, multicultural community.
    • Ability to work congruently within the mission of the university, division, and department.
    • Working knowledge of HIPPA and FERPA.
    • Sensitivity to confidentiality, diversity, and multicultural issues.
    • Must possess the ability to successfully pass a criminal background check.

      Related experience in higher education and student development.Upper-level administrative leadership position experience. Spanish fluency.Specialization and/or experience with BIPOC communities strongly preferred

    For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

    The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

    United Healthcare Medical & Rx Coverage (HSA & FSA Available)

    Sun Life Financial Dental Plan

    Sun Life Financial Vision Plan

    Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

    Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

    Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Pet Insurance

    Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

    Retirement Plan (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

    Tuition Benefits

    Paid Holidays

    Services & Discounts


    Interested applicants should submit an online application at; For full consideration, please submit all application materials:

    1. A current resume or CV;
    2. A cover letter addressing the candidate's interest in and qualifications for the position;
    3. A statement on the candidate's ideas, contributions, and goals for advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion while serving in this position; and
    4. The contact information for three professional references


    St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,000 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning, and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;



    We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

    Background Checks:

    A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

    Reference #:J202122

    Posted: 06/25/2021


    Full Job Description St Edwards University


    St. Edward’s University: One of America’s Best Colleges

    St. Edward’s is a dynamic, nationally ranked, Catholic university where teaching, learning, leadership and service come together to contribute to a better world. For more than a decade, we’ve been named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the thriving city of Austin, Texas, with partner universities in 16 countries, our impact extends across the globe.

    An Education for Today and a Lifetime

    St. Edward’s offers an extraordinary educational environment that challenges, inspires and empowers students to make a difference in their world. Our academic community is dedicated to providing undergraduate, graduate and adult-learner degree programs that meet the demands of our times, preparing students to lead and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, our liberal arts education emphasizes critical thinking, ethical reasoning and multicultural understanding. Students enjoy the advantages of small classes and personal attention coupled with innovative facilities and advanced technology. And they benefit from valuable real-world experience through research, internships, service and study abroad. Through the abundant learning opportunities a St. Edward’s education provides, our students gain the knowledge and skills they need to pursue fulfilling careers and purposeful lives.

    Quick Facts About St. Edward’s

    • 13:1 Student-faculty Ratio
    • 18 Average class size
    • 50+ Undergraduate areas of study
    • 7 Graduate degree programs
    • 10 Adult undergraduate programs
    • 4,620 Students enrolled
    • 4,023 Undergraduate students
    • 54 Countries represented

    See more facts and figures.     

    Our Achievements Draw National Recognition

    A commitment to students, faculty and a stellar academic environment that’s second to none has placed St. Edward’s in the national spotlight

    • Since 2003, St. Edward’s has consistently been recognized in the top 25 of U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of “America’s Best Colleges.” Currently, we’re 13th among universities in the Western Region.
    • Forbes, Princeton Review and Washington Monthly include St. Edward’s on their lists of the best universities in the country.

    • We’ve recently been ranked one of the top 10 “Best Colleges in Texas” by two highly respected college assessment groups: College Factual (2015) and Niche (2016). 

    • St. Edward’s has been named the nation’s top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students among master’s-granting institutions in 2015–2016. For the last six years, St. Edward’s has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Students, with a record 13 finalists and 10 winners in 2015. Since 2004, our students have won 37 Fulbright grants.

    Strategic Planning Guides Our Success

    From 1999 to 2015, St. Edward’s increased overall enrollment by 25%. And our donors contributed more than $152 million during that time. This record generosity helped grow our endowment to more than $95 million and provided important funding for new buildings and capital improvements. See how we’re continuing the momentum of that success in the years ahead. Read about our strategic priorities for 2018.

    Learn more about St. Edward’s.

    We welcome your application. Apply now!

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