Director, Counseling Center

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution Northern State University
Working Title Director, Counseling Center
Posting Number NFE00082P
Department NSU-Counseling Center
Physical Location of Position (City) Aberdeen
Posting Text

Northern State University is accepting applications for the position of Director, Counseling Center.

The Director of the Counseling Center is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the Counseling Center, supervising staff, counseling students, and delivering programming on a variety of health and wellness issues to faculty, staff, and students. Serve as liaison to University Health Services.
• Provide leadership and vision for the Counseling Center.
• Provide effective personal counseling and group counseling for students.
• Supervise counselors, Program Manager, and administrative assistant.
• Oversee weekly case staffing with counseling staff.
• Provide leadership, supervision, training and evaluation for graduate interns.
• Provide presentations and workshops in classrooms and residence halls on a variety of topics.
• Plan, prepare, and administer operating budget for the Counseling Center.
• Consult with faculty, staff, and others as needed on students of concern.
• Chair the Behaviorial Intervention Group (BIG) and serve as a member of the Threat Assessment Team (TAT).
• Coordinate biennial review of university compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act.
• Maintain counseling records on students receiving services.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.

• A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Counseling Psychology, or related field
• South Dakota LPC (licensed professional counselor) or LPC-MH (licensed professional counselor mental health) licensure or transferable licensure from another state
• A minimum of five years experience in counseling

Posting Date 01/08/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 01/31/2018
Advertised Salary DOE
Duration of the Term 11 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours


Typical Hours Worked Per Week 40+
Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires Travel, Overnight stays
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

Start date is negotiable.

Affirmative Action Statement

Northern State University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Diversity Statement

Northern State University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At NSU, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation