Director, Counseling Center

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

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Georgia State University, an enterprising public research university in Atlanta, is a national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds. The university provides its world-class staff, faculty, and more than 50,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities.    

Working at Georgia State is an amazing opportunity to make a difference.  The Counseling Center is well established, supported, and provides a range of services in a stepped-care model including same-day consultations for students at no cost. 

The Director of Counseling Services will provide comprehensive leadership for student mental health services on all six campuses of Georgia State University. This position will perform the following duties: 


    Provide comprehensive leadership for counseling services on all campuses of GSU. Supervise the provision of counseling services including counseling, assessment, and emergency on-call. Facilitate case disposition meetings for the purpose of consultation and referral of all students who request services. Oversee the electronic records database and centralized scheduling system. Provide follow up for any students, parents, or faculty regarding concerns about counseling services. Prepare reports of counseling services data as required, including provision of assessment data as required institutionally. Provide oversight of budget and contracts for counseling services area on all campuses under the supervision of AVP.
Campus consultation:

    Provide consultation for university partners and faculty with regard to counseling services and mental health emergencies. Serve on university committees to represent mental health.Supervise and evaluate professional staff (Assistant Director, Counseling Services, Senior Coordinator Advocacy, Administrative Specialist- Administrative, and Administrative Coordinators) and contracted counseling staff on all campuses. Provide administrative supervision of the front office operations and scheduling function. Provide administrative supervision of APA accredited pre-doctoral internship program. Provide administrative supervision of APPIC accredited post-doctoral fellowship.
Direct Service: 

    Conduct risk screenings for students of concern. Provide administrative coverage for campus emergencies in rotation with Director for Integrated Health Services. Provide individual counseling, assessment, and consultation services. Serve as the AVP's designee for mental health services. Serve as the AVP's designee for attendance at university and divisional meetings. 
Other Duties 

    Coordinate assessment of counseling services on all campuses of GSU. Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Hiring Qualifications:

PhD. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology and five years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

Preferred Hiring Qualifications: 

Have a PhD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology and be licensed or license eligible as a psychologist in Georgia 

Have five years or more of leadership experience in diverse mental health settings, including university counseling centers 

Have a demonstrated commitment to providing accessible and culturally relevant mental health services  

Have skills with making data driven leadership decisions 

College/Business Unit
04/20/23, 10:59:00 PM

College/Business Unit: Student Services
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 04/21/23, 10:41:58 AM


Founded in 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia State University is the second-largest and one of four research institutions in the University System of Georgia. The University serves one-fourth of the graduate students in the university system; it is within a one-hour commute of more than one-third of the state’s population. Approximately 80 percent of all Georgia State alumni live and work in Georgia.georgia_state_university1.jpg

Georgia State’s main campus is located on 34 acres in downtown Atlanta. University centers in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Henry County offer students convenient suburban locations for graduate courses in business and education.

More than 50,000 students annually attend Georgia State University. While 90 percent of the students are from Georgia, students also come from all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,400 international students attend Georgia State and graduate students comprise 31 percent of the student population.

georgia_state_university2.jpgThe University offers more than 52 degree programs in more than 250 fields of study – from public policy and African-American studies to biology and health sciences. Degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through six units: the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In addition to the numerous degree programs, Georgia State offers full- and part-time programs and day, evening and weekend classes.

Students have many choices in extracurricular activities including more than 22 fraternities and sororities; and some 250 chartered student groups, including 60 degree-related student groups, seven religious, 24 law-oriented and 22 multicultural/international groups; and 10 honor societies. There is also an active student government association which includes the student senate and the judicial board.

The Georgia State Panthers are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and compete in 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and volleyball. The university announced in April 2008 that is will begin Division I-AA football in 2010.

The university’s innovative Touch the Earth program brings outdoor recreation ranging from backpacking, rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, rafting and water-skiing to out-of-state snow-skiing and snorkeling trips. And WRAS, Georgia State’s popular 100,000-watt radio voice, is the most powerful student-run radio station in the United States.


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