Warren Wilson College invites applications for the Director of Counseling, a 12 month, exempt, and benefit eligible position. The Director of Counseling provides crisis management and behavioral health services through individual and group counseling, referrals, programming, training, and coaching; and assists students in coping with and clarifying the challenges inherent in the academic arena and the transition to adulthood. The Director utilizes their knowledge, values, and skills in supporting students’ paths to personal, emotional, academic, and spiritual wellness. This position also supervises one College Counselor and coordinates contract services for students. The Director also advises the Vice President for Student Life on all matters related to college counseling. This position requires on-call responsibilities.
If you are interested in this position, please read further to learn more about the qualifications and key responsibilities in the job description. The priority consideration date for applications is Monday, May 24, 2021 by 5PM EST. All applications must be submitted electronically. Please be aware there is no relocation assistance available for this position.
Warren Wilson College is committed to a culture of educational access and ensuring that students and employees from a diverse range of identities and experiences will thrive in this community. Warren Wilson College is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Crisis Management/Counseling Services
Provide appropriate behavioral health services for Warren Wilson students, including a full range of short-term individual and group counseling services to include assessment, counseling, referral, and crisis intervention. Acts as primary contact for student mental health crisis response, collaborating with Vice President for Student Life, Health Services, Chaplain, and the Residential Life staff in responding to individual and campus crisis
Consults with WWC Connect and Care committee, responds as needed to concerns shared through this early warning system for students.
Serve as a member of the College emergency response team.
Participate in on-call rotation; provide after-hours availability as needed.
Offer substance abuse screening and referrals to students who request assistance.
Maintain a current clinical license.
Serve on appropriate campus committees and task forces. Participate in Student Life Division meetings.
Programming and Education
Collaborate in developing and implementing effective, proactive, and holistic campus-wide responses to address the psycho-social needs of students and campus community members.
Assist in developing and implementing appropriate and effective campus wide wellness programming and training.
Collaborate in designing training for the Residence Life staff and Peer Orientation program.
Perform other related duties as requested.
Staff and Contractor Supervision
Ensure a continuity of services for students beyond WWC by maintaining an on-going professional relationship with the Pisgah Institute and the College Consortium, as well as with other community providers, agencies, and organizations.
Develop, nurture and maintain a current network of contract counseling providers concurrent with student needs; and provide ongoing assessment of those providers.
Ensure maintenance of licensure credentialing for all appropriate staff and encourage professional development opportunities.
Recommend personnel actions, including, but not limited to, hiring, transfer and performance evaluations.
Department and Resource Management
Leads the planning, development, and administration of Counseling Center activities, including priority setting, budgeting, and compiling annual reports, etc.
Develops, maintains, and works within budget parameters, with specific attention to contract work for special projects and ongoing department needs.
Collect and submit all departmental check requests to the office of Administration and Finance, utilize the purchase order system as appropriate.
Serve as building manager for the Health Center/Counseling Center.
Other duties as assigned.
Completed Master’s degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, or closely related discipline and must be license eligible in North Carolina.
Possess a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) licensure, or equivalent.
Three to five years of professional behavioral health experience.
One to three years of counseling experience in a higher education setting.
One to three years of supervisory experience.
Evidence of experience with and knowledge of intercultural competence, equity and inclusion.
Demonstrated experience providing educational behavioral health programs.
Demonstrated experience building partnerships and relating effectively with diverse constituents including students, faculty, staff and administrators.
Demonstrated expertise in practice of current therapeutic treatment modalities to include but not limited to cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic, solution focused, group counseling, psycho-educational, and family systems.
Two or more years of administrative or management experience that includes planning, budgeting, personnel selection, supervision, evaluation, and program development and assessment.
One to three years of clinical supervisory experience.
Substance abuse certification.
About Warren Wilson College
Welcome and thank you for your interest in a career at Warren Wilson College. Warren Wilson College is committed to ensuring that students from a diverse range of identities are able to access education. We recognize that to do so we need to ensure that our staff and faculty reflect a diverse range of identities, worldviews and backgrounds. As a college we particularly seek and welcome candidates from racial and ethnic minorities, women, and members of underrepresented groups. Warren Wilson College is the only national liberal arts college that fully integrates on-campus work and off-campus community engagement into its curriculum. In addition to its innovative experiential program, the College and its 750 students are known for their strong commitment to environmental sustainability, diversity and social justice. The college also features a top-ranked low-residency MFA Program for Writers and a summer-long Swannanoa Gathering of music and folk arts workshops. Recognized for dedication to inclusivity by the Princeton Review—No. 2 “most LGBTQ-friendly” in the nation—Warren Wilson College is a Fiske Guide “best buy” and among College Magazine’s “top 10 greenest campuses.” Undergradua...tes represent 46 states and 16 countries, and the College contributes more than 58,000 hours to the community through collaborations with 257 service partners. With sought-after majors in environmental studies, creative writing, global studies and outdoor leadership, Warren Wilson College is a community of scholars producing graduates ready to change the world.