Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
- University of Richmond
- Administrative Jobs
- Institutional & Business Affairs, Health & Medical Services, Student Affairs, Counseling
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
The University of Richmond is pleased to invite applications and nominations for the position of Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). The University is seeking an experienced psychologist that can inspire and lead innovative solutions to meet the needs of a diverse student population. With unprecedented demand for college mental health services across the nation, the Director will join the University of Richmond at a time of great opportunity and as a part of a team committed to an integrated, multidisciplinary student health and well-being model. The community has designed a well-being strategic plan to better meet the needs of students today, while preparing for and anticipating future trends.
This position is expected to play a key role in developing strong, collaborative relationships between CAPS, other departments in the Division of Student Development, and the larger campus community to facilitate efforts that support students holistically. The Director will mentor, supervise, and oversee a dedicated team of mental health practitioners that provide direct service, outreach, consultation, and crisis intervention. A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential in this role; candidates must have a firm grasp of social identities, the intersectional nature of identities, and proactively seek to correct historical inequities in health and wellness services.
About the University of Richmond
Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University of Richmond combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With approximately 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students "to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a diverse world." In recent years, the University has made significant investments in the Health and Well-being unit, investing in additional professional staff and opening a state-of-the-art facility that is home to its programming.
The University of Richmond is located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Ranked No.3 as the "most beautiful campus" in Princeton Review's 2023 "The Best 388 Colleges" Guide, the campus is located on 350 acres in the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia minutes away from the city of Richmond. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is at the center of the state's business and government activity and has a little bit of everything. From the James River (the centerpiece of Richmond's thriving outdoor scene) to a vibrant arts and music culture—there's always something to explore. For Spiders, that means a hotbed of internship, research, and work opportunities. In addition, Richmond's location provides easy access to Washington D.C. and everything else that the region has to offer.
The Director reports to the Associate Vice President of Health and Well-being and is a member of the Health and Well-being Leadership Team. This position oversees the operation of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and serves as chief mental health officer for the University. The responsibilities of the Director include, but are not limited to:
Direct Psychological Services & Case Management (25%)
Consultation & Training (10%)
Assessment and Accountability (10%)
Other Duties (5%)
The University has partnered with Keeling & Associates, LLC for this search. Applications should include a resume and a cover letter addressing your interest in and qualifications for the position. Application materials must be sent, preferably as PDFs, to [email protected] with the subject heading "UR Director of CAPS." Candidates are encouraged to submit materials by April 17, 2023, to receive full consideration. The search will continue until an appointment is made. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be addressed to the K&A senior consultant leading this search, Dr. Lili Rodríguez, at [email protected].
The University has a policy of non-discrimination with regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, status as a veteran, or any classification protected by local, state or federal law. The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment.
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Working at University of Richmond
Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciences, business, leadership studies, law, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.
With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.
Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities
As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.
UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE
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