Associate Director of Counseling Center

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Feb 12, 2021
Full time Advising/Counseling/Support

Job Description


Associate Director of Counseling Center

Job ID: 222714
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

Department Information
0410301 - Counseling Center

Job Summary
Monitor the provision of direct mental health services at the University Counseling Center based on Counseling Center policies and procedures Ensure adherence to best standards and practice for university counseling centers based on Counseling Center Model, ethical codes, IACS accreditation standards, American Psychological Association accreditation standards, applicable State and Federal statutes, local health and safety laws and regulations and Georgia Southern University risk management policies and procedures. Provide administrative and counseling supervision to counseling staff members, as assigned by Executive Director. Provide direct mental health services to students, outreach programming and professional training to the Georgia Southern community on a variety of mental health issues, mental health training and supervision to counseling center trainees, and consultations to faculty and staff regarding college student mental health.


  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Provide crisis on-call service in rotation with other clinical staff
  • Provide crisis/triage assessment and response to students as needed
  • Participate in various training programs housed within the Counseling Center
  • Provide clinical supervision to practicum students and Doctoral Interns
  • Provide outreach programming and consultations to campus community
  • Maintain all relevant ethical, legal, and professional standards of practice for Licensed Psychologists in the state of Georgia.
  • Coordinate one or more areas of Counseling Center service as requested by Executive Director
  • Maintain compliance with Counseling Center policies and procedures
  • Assist in maintenance of relevant center accreditations
  • Compile, monitor, and report to the Executive Director data regarding services provided by the Counseling Center staff
  • In the absence of the Executive Director have oversight and responsibility for Statesboro campus counseling center services and report to the Director of Counseling Center - Armstrong Campus
  • Serve as Direct report for Counseling Center staff, as assigned by Executive Director
  • Provide supervision toward licensure for new counseling center staff, as assigned by Executive Director
  • Maintain clinical databases
  • Oversee center research
  • Provide individual, couples, and group therapy to Georgia Southern students

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology

Other Required Qualifications

  • Licensure as a Psychologist and ability to obtain Licensure as a Psychologist in Georgia within three (3) months of start date

Required Experience

  • Three (3) or more years of post-licensure related work experience
  • Experience providing clinical and administrative supervision

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Electronic Medical Record systems
  • Familiarity with principles and practice of using statistical analyses
  • Familiarity with APA and IACS accreditation standards

Preferred Experience

  • Experience working in a university counseling center
  • Experience with data presentation
  • Experience with public speaking
  • Experience with crisis intervention

Proposed Salary
$62,100 - $80,700

Required Documents to Attach

  • Please attach three (3) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section of your application

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Navigate web access and email with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
  • Ability to analyze and interpret clinical data and statistical analyses
  • Ability to demonstrate superior clinical and therapeutic skills and to foster positive therapeutic relationships with a diverse population of students
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of an interdisciplinary team in a cooperative and respectful manner
  • Ability to manage a caseload of individual, couples, and group therapy clients
  • Ability to document clinical interactions via Electronic Medical Record system
  • Ability and willingness to develop knowledge of College Counseling Center Service Models


  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
  • Strong working knowledge of APA Ethical Codes, Georgia legal statutes pertaining to provision of mental health services, APA accreditation standards and IACS accreditation standards
  • Comprehensive knowledge of clinical theories, diagnoses, interventions, treatment planning and therapeutic outcomes
  • Rich understanding of social, developmental, and psychological issues and challenges faced by diverse populations of students within a higher education setting


  • Demonstrate commitment to inclusiveness by working well with diverse populations
  • Use effective communication and human relations skills
  • Demonstrate appropriate organizational skills as required for specific position
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Demonstrated experience in provision of clinical and administrative supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively present outreach programming on mental health topics
  • Experience and comfort with public speaking
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity

Apply Before Date
March 4, 2021

Contact Information
For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment

  • Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.
  • Successful completion of background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicant for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information

  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be flexible and able/willing to work beyond the 40-hour work week, including nights and weekends
  • Ability to respond on the Georgia Southern University campus within one (1) hour when scheduled as the on-call clinician
  • Ability to be contacted by phone immediately when scheduled as the back-up on-call clinician and when Executive Director is unavailable
  • Work generally performed in an office environment

Background Check
Standard + Education

Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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