GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Center for Wellness and Counseling offers programs and services to support the health and well-being of Augsburg University students by embracing a holistic concept of health, with an emphasis on mental health. The Center offers culturally sensitive counseling and wellness programs that promote student development and academic success for an intentionally diverse student body. The Director provides visionary leadership in the administration and management of the Center.
Direct the planning, implementation, assessment, and evaluation of counseling services and wellness programs.
Hire, supervise, and evaluate counseling and administrative staff.
Provide short-term individual and group counseling to students on mental health and developmental concerns to enhance personal functioning and self-management skills, develop interpersonal skills, and increase academic success.
Conduct and engage community psychologists, psychiatrists, and other partners in professional consultation.
Collaborate with university staff and faculty, parents, students, and health providers to manage mental health crises. This includes providing crisis counseling, facilitation of hospitalization, and referrals to Augsburg and community resources.
Interpret assessment instruments to provide optimal therapeutic and academic support to students in consultation with colleagues and external consultants. This includes the Behavioral Health Measure, Student College Health Survey, etc.
Comply with ethical guidelines of the director's applicable state licensing board and applicable national professional organization. In addition, ensure that the operations of the Center are in compliance with the ethical and legal guidelines pertinent to the department and pertinent to the counseling staff holding different licenses (LP, LICSW, LMFT, LPC).
Manage the budget and other contracts held by the department such as the People's Center, the Aurora Center, ProtoCall, and TAO.
Coordinate mental health and wellness resources through educational programming and materials, and the departmental web page to educate the community and increase the use of resources.
Serve on the Campus Threat Assessment Committee.
Licensed or license-eligible in the state of Minnesota as an LP, LICSW, LMFT, or LPC.
Minimum of seven years of experience counseling young adults.
Minimum of seven years of experience working in a college or university counseling center preferred.
Excellent clinical skills.
Demonstrated intercultural competency.
Ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse, multicultural environment.
Ability to supervise, facilitate, and mentor others in individual and group settings, work effectively in a team environment, and work independently with little or no supervision.
Ability to reason/analyze, maintain confidentiality, and demonstrate patience and understanding.
Ability to show initiative, multi-task, organize workflow, manage multiple projects, and handle frequent interruptions.
ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
Represent the department at meetings to coordinate programs and services across campus and at professional meetings with various community agencies including statewide meetings of counseling center directors.
Provide training and consultation to Augsburg staff, faculty, students, and parents regarding student mental health issues.
Keep accurate, confidential records of counseling sessions to comply with professional standards and ethical requirements mandated by the Director's applicable state licensing board, and develop and monitor Center record-keeping systems to comply with professional standards and ethical requirements of all counseling staff licensing boards, and pertinent state statues.
Participate in training and professional development to maintain licensure and remain current in their field.
All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.