Director of Counseling Services

Coastal Carolina University

Posting Summary

Classification Title Student Services Manager III
Classification Code CB85
Pay Band 8
Internal Title Director of Counseling Services
Department Counseling Services
Position Type PCLS - Slotted Classified
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Basis 12 mo.
Hours per week 37.5 hours per week
Normal work days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Normal work hours 8:30am - 5:00pm
Does this position require driving? No
Does this position require a credit check? No
Job Details
Director of Counseling Services

Counseling Services at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for the position of Director of Counseling Services. The director will be responsible for ensuring that Counseling Services is providing mental health services that meet the needs of a diverse student body. As an integral part of the Division of Student Affairs, this position will supervise Counseling Services staff and operations, and serve as a campus expert and consultant on student mental health.

The Director will effectively manage campus partnerships for Counseling Services, oversee departmental budget and assessment processes, serve on campus committees, and collaborate with Student Health Services to ensure students are offered appropriate psychiatry services. In addition to the above responsibilities, the Director will manage Counseling Service's 24/7 on-call process and 20% of the Director's time will be spent directly seeing clients.

Candidates must hold a Master's degree in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, counselor education, social work, or a closely related field. Terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., Psy.D., DSW .) preferred. Successful candidates will have extensive experience as a clinician in a college/university counseling center or a multidisciplinary outpatient mental health center, experience in program development and assessment, extensive experience meeting the mental health needs of a diverse population, and supervisory experience, preferably in a campus setting.

Candidates must be currently licensed in South Carolina in a field directly related to their education or must be able to obtain their license within a year of employment. All candidates who are not currently licensed in South Carolina are encouraged to explore licensure requirements in South Carolina prior to submitting their application to determine what will be required to become licensed.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master's degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Interested applicants should apply online at or online in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity at Coastal Carolina University between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, name and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Student Services Manager III (CB85/141841); full-time position with benefits. SC State pay band: 08. Normal work hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position requires frequent night and weekend hours. Must be flexible to meet the special scheduling needs of the University.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA Employer.

FTE -S00223P

Required Qualifications
Advanced degree in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, counselor education, or related field. Clinical/counseling experience in a college/university counseling center or a multidisciplinary outpatient mental health center; experience in program development, assessment and evaluation; demonstrated experience of meeting the mental health needs of a diverse population; supervisory experience preferably in a campus setting.

Preferred Qualifications
Terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., Psy.D.) in Counseling psychology, clinical psychology, counselor education or related field. Experience in a higher education setting. Demonstrated work in the area of higher education assessment and planning. Demonstrated expertise and leadership on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion to meet the needs of a diverse campus population.

Required Licensure and/or Certification
Licensure or demonstrated eligibility for licensure within one year of hire.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of basic principles/theories of student development and techniques of individual and group counseling for a range of student problems and concerns; knowledge of current ethical, legal, clinical, issues relevant to college mental health; demonstrated understanding of assessment practices for students with disabilities; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public served; ability to identify, ability to supervise professional and clerical personnel; commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; ability to develop and manage departmental budgets; and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Additional comments regarding this position
Must be able to work independently and make independent decisions regarding programs, personnel, and clients. The Director is responsible for assessing crisis situations and developing appropriate and immediate interventions. The Director also advises the University regarding policy related to Counseling Services and the mental health of students.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FTE-S00223P
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 06/01/2020
Position End Date (if temporary)
Job Open Date 01/10/2020
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Position remains open until filled. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply by February 20, 2020.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * How many years of experience do you have providing counseling on a college campus?
    • 0-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9+
  2. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD or other terminal degree
  3. * Describe your approach and experience providing counseling services from a diversity, equity, and inclusion perspective so as to consistently meet the needs of a diverse student population.
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * If not currently licensed in South Carolina, please explain what licensure requirements you need to be eligible for license in South Carolina within one year of employment.
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Other Document 1
  3. Other Document 2
  4. Other Document 3

To apply please click here! Posted: 02/27/2020