Director of the Counseling Center - Bentley University in Waltham Massachusetts

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Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts

United States

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Detailed Job Description

As Bentley's chief mental health officer, the Director of the Counseling Center provides visionary, strategic, and operational leadership in the planning, implementation, coordination, assessment, and continuous improvement of programs and services that respond to the psychological and counseling needs of Bentley students and contribute to their emotional wellness, academic success, and personal growth. The Director is responsible for the overall administration of the Center and directs all clinical and consultative services, including crisis intervention, outreach, consultation with members of the campus community, and collaboration with local mental health care providers. The Director maintains a clinical caseload of eight to ten students, manages the Center's on-call system, and leads or serves on multidisciplinary teams and University committees.  

Additional Description of Duties:

The Director is responsible for the stewardship of the Center's resources, including its operational budget, as well as the supervision, professional development, and evaluation of all clinical and administrative staff. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Health and Wellness, the Director serves as a strategic partner in advancing a collaborative care model of health and wellness for all Bentley students.  

Position Qualifications

Requirements include a doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology, licensure or eligibility for licensure as a psychologist in Massachusetts, and five years of clinical experience. Supervisory experience in a higher education setting is preferred as is proven affinity for leading teams, fostering collaboration with campus units, and responding with equanimity to crisis, high risk, and stressful situations. The successful candidate will be familiar with the mental health needs of today's college students, able to develop programs and operating protocols based on data-driven assessment results and best practices in campus mental health, and deeply committed to helping students develop holistically and thrive in their educational pursuits. Strong leadership skills, excellent judgment, impeccable integrity, cultural competence, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and highly developed listening, speaking, writing, and presentation skills are essential.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

Bentley has retained The Spelman & Johnson Group, a nationally recognized executive search firm, to assist with this search. To apply, please visit:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by December 15, 2014 will be assured full consideration. To apply for this position please follow the link above then click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations and confidential inquiries may be directed to James M. Norfleet at

Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.  

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.  

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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