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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Director, Counseling and Psychological Services ( CAPS) provides vision, planning, and assessment to ensure the delivery of a full range of counseling services in support of a diverse student population and inclusive campus community at the University of Michigan-Flint . The Director administers Center protocols and procedures, and maintains awareness of current research and best practices in university counseling centers. Through staff supervision and campus/community partners, the Director provides consultation, education, training, prevention and outreach services to faculty, staff, and students on a variety of issues related to mental health and wellness.

In collaboration with the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Director will develop a plan to build capacity in the Center through strategic planning, resource management and innovative practices.


  • Oversee all administrative operations of the Center including, but not limited to, staffing, budget, technology, records management, and marketing and resource materials.
  • Ensure high quality mental health care through the effective delivery of counseling to individual students, couples and groups, and related services/activities to the campus community.
  • Provide clinical supervision of Center staff and graduate practicum/intern students.
  • Insure the Center's compliance with all ethical, legal and policy issues related to providing mental health services.
  • Develop and administer Center protocols in keeping with current best practices, including case management and emergency/crisis response procedures.
  • Consult as needed with all members of the academic community on psychological and wellness issues.
  • Collaborate with Disability and Accessibility Support Services to provide documentation necessary to support reasonable accommodations for students (as appropriate).
  • Facilitate partnerships to ensure the provision of high-quality services in support of student development and mental health and wellness, both within the division and across campus.
  • Provide educational programming to students/student groups and advance wellness goals on campus in collaboration with the Student Health Committee and the AOD Committee.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local and regional mental health and medical professionals.
  • Maintain a commitment to ongoing professional development engagement, including membership in the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD).
  • Participate as a member of the campus behavior intervention team.
  • Participate in division and university wide efforts to support student success.
  • Provide and coordinate consultation, education, prevention and outreach services to faculty, staff, and students on developmental, mental health concerns, crisis intervention, harm-reduction and healthy/wellness development issues.
  • Provide training and presentations to students and campus community on issues related to mental health.
  • Maintain awareness of current research and best practices in university counseling centers. 
  • Ensure the quality, security, and confidentiality of student counseling records.
  • Serve as a mandatory reporter (Clery Act) and responsible employee (Title IX) and immediately report related incidents according to federal mandates and university policies when disclosed in non-clinical settings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • PhD/PsyD in Clinical Psychology/Counseling/Social Work or related field; or MSW with appropriate supervisory licensure in the State of Michigan (see below)

  • Must possess appropriate credentials/licensure to supervise other mental health providers in the State of Michigan or have the ability to meet licensure requirements in the State of Michigan (this includes supervising graduate practicum/intern students) (per LARA guidelines)

  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience in a clinical environment

  • Demonstrated administrative, managerial and counseling competencies

  • Experience and commitment working with diverse populations under minimal supervision

  • Excellent oral,written and interpersonal skills with ability to relate well to students, staff and faculty

  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Earned PhD or PsyD with existing licensure to supervise other mental health providers in the State of Michigan
  • Experience supervising graduate practicum/intern students in a clinical setting
  • Experience establishing a college counseling center as a clinical site for graduate students
  • Demonstrated ability to provide clinical services in a multi-culturally competent framework.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Suite and Titanium Scheduler
  • Experience in a college/university counseling center or higher education environment
  • Some post-licensing clinical experience in a university/college counseling center
  • Training and experience in how to complete psychological and psychoeducation assessments.

Additional Information

This position requires a flexible schedule with participation in a 24/7 crisis response system that may require the person to respond to campus, or a hospital/mental health facility after hours. 

Additional Information

The University of Michigan-Flint affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply and we are seeking candidates from a diverse background to lead the department during a transformative time.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

This position has a posted end date but it will remain open until filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.