Director of the University Mental Health and Wellness Center

  • University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • Apr 14, 2024
Full time Deans & Directors

Job Description


Director of the University Mental Health and Wellness Center

Hiring Department

The University of Texas Permian Basin's VP of Student Services Department welcomes applications for the position of Director of the University Mental Health and Wellness Center

Salary Range

$70,000.00 depending on qualifications

Essential Functions

The University of Texas Permian Basin welcomes applications for the position of Director, University Mental Health and Wellness Center. The Director of the University Mental Health and Wellness Center will manage the day-to-day operations of the Center and provide vision and leadership for the Center's operations, to include personnel and budget management, policy formation, logistics, and planning. The Director will oversee both Counseling and Medical Services operations and will partner with other groups on and off campus offering mental health services. The Director will work closely with the Office of the Dean of Students on wellness programs and services for students, and will provide individual and group counseling, outreach and consultation, supervision and training, and crisis management services to UTPB students. The Director will also develop, maintain, and implement policies, procedures, and clinical delivery systems and ensure that projects, department milestones/goals are met, and adhere to approved budgets.

1 Direct all programs and services of counseling and medical services
2 Hire, supervise, and evaluate counseling staff
3 Negotiate and manage medical services contracts
4 Oversee the Student Health Insurance Plan
5 Supervise budget operations, including planning the budget, allocating funds to categories, and management of all accounts' transactions and expenditures
6 Prepare annual and other reports as directed by the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
7 Perform general administrative duties, such as reading and responding to written communications
8 Assume responsibility for externally funded or UT System projects
9 Supervise and monitor all assessment and evaluation activities in the Center, including comparative studies, user demographic and pattern studies, customer satisfaction assessments, and outcome studies
10 Represent the Center and the University in community programs, projects, and professional organizations. Establish and maintain mental health service agreements with local public and private health agencies
11 Provide individual and group personal counseling, psychological assessment, crisis intervention, and consultation to students. Maintain records of clinical services according to legal, professional, and ethical requirements
12 Provide mental health education workshops to students, faculty, staff, and others in the UT Permian Basin community
13 Consult with faculty, staff, and parents regarding students with adjustment and psychological problems and regarding personal and professional issues
14 Direct and monitor referral of students for psychiatric services; arrange for psychiatric consultation to assist with complex cases
15 Conduct intake interviews with students; provide individual and group counseling on a scheduled basis or through crisis intervention
16 Provide clinical supervision to practicum students; maintain up to date clinical notes on clients and supervisees; promote counseling center to University faculty, staff and students; provide outreach workshops and lectures and assists with budgetary and financial records, as needed
17 Consult with supervisors and staff and represent the counseling center serving as liaison between the center, student affairs, and academic departments as well as committee service with Behavioral Intervention Team, CARE Team, and other committees, as assigned or required

Required Qualifications

1 Master's degree in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, professional counseling, social work, or closely related field
2 Experience providing supervision, training and consultation, crisis management, as well as providing individual and group counseling in a college/university setting
3 Licensed or license-eligible in Texas as a psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor, or Licensed Clinical Social Worker
4 Minimum of four (4) years of experience in a counseling center, preferably in a University setting

Preferred Qualifications

1 Experience in a university counseling center
2 Experience serving on a university behavior intervention team

Additional Information

Required Application Materials

1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. List of References
4. Transcripts (Preferred)
5. Letters of Recommendation (Preferred)

Conditions of Employment

1. The job description is not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor.
2. Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.
3. Once hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of the hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire. UTPB participates in e-Verify.
4. Employees must be able and willing to travel and perform duties away from campus as necessary and must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver's license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver's record.
5. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
6. UT Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Generally, the hours for this position are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 - 5:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with a one-hour lunch. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and on weekends to meet the needs of the department. Hours worked may differ with some departments.

Standard Working Conditions

1. Able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
2. Able to bend, crouch, and reach continuously.
3. Physically able remain seated, frequently to continuously.
4. Able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
5. Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform job duties including extensive keyboard work, operating office equipment, performing filing, and other job-related responsibilities that include extensive wrist and hand movement.
6. Standard working conditions may differ depending on department and occupation

University Benefits

1. UT Permian Basin offers an excellent compensation package including Heath, Retirement, & Fringe Benefits for employees.
2. Coverage includes Medical, Prescriptions, Life Insurance, AD&D, and matching retirement provided by UTPB for the employee.
3. You may also add Dental, Vision, Family, Spending Accounts, Additional Retirement, and a few other coverages as options too.
4. Fringe benefits include Tuition Reimbursement (after one year of service), Wellness Breaks, Employee Assistant Program (EAP), and meal deals, among other perks and discounts!
5. Our benefits package, along with an ample leave policy, make for a great total compensation package.

About the University

The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country - full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin - which every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S.

As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas.

Our vision is that the University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.
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