Director of Student Health and Counseling Services
Northeastern Illinois University - Chicago, IL

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The Division of Student Affairs at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) invites applications for the Director of Student Health and Counseling Services .

About Northeastern Illinois University:
Northeastern Illinois University is a fully accredited public university serving more than 11,000 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in the Chicago metropolitan area. NEIU engages its diverse campus community in a rich environment of teaching, learning and scholarship. The University offers more than 80 academic programs in the arts, sciences, education and business. Newsweek magazine has named Northeastern Illinois University the sixth best investment among all universities in the nation and number one in Illinois. The University also is recognized as one of the most diverse universities in the United States and is federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. For more information visit us at .

About Student Affairs:
The Division of Student Affairs at Northeastern Illinois University enhances student success through educationally-purposeful programs and services in an inclusive, multicultural learning community. Under the leadership of a new and energetic vice president, Student Affairs at NEIU is undergoing transformation and growth to strengthen our ability to support student retention. In building our team, we invite applications from innovative, dynamic professionals who are committed to advancing social justice and student success.

About Student Health and Counseling Services:
The Student Health and Counseling Services at Northeastern Illinois University is in the process of growth and transformation. The counseling and health services has recently integrated to form a comprehensive physical and mental health unit staffed with staff psychologists and health practitioners.

Position Responsibilities:
The Director of Student Health and Counseling Services reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, and is responsible for the design, implementation, strategic planning, vision and evaluation of comprehensive student health and counseling services for university students. The Director leads a department of staff psychologists, trainees and health practitioners who provide individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, clinical training, health care and prevention services, and educational outreach programming. The Director will provide clinical services to the university community and will focus on establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with and consultations to, university students, faculty, staff and other constituent groups in support of student success.

Minimum Requirements:
The successful candidate must possess a doctorate degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, and have extensive experience in public health practice (Master degree in Public Health preferred). Active licensure in the State of Illinois within three months of hire is required. Minimum of five years of experience in managing health/counseling services. Demonstrated experience in provision of counseling services and training and supervising counseling and health care staff. Active experience with emergency management and/or behavioral/healthcare intervention activities. Skills in organizing and administering a comprehensive health promotion program to meet the needs of a diverse university community. Strong organizational skills and experience coordinating and implementing health and counseling services is a must. Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are needed. Experience in an urban commuter college or university is preferred.

Salary for the position is competitive, and commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Send letter of interest, current vitae, graduate school transcripts, names and phone numbers of three professional references (including current supervisor) to the screening committee chair: Screening Committee Chair, Director of Student Health and Counseling Services position; Northeastern Illinois University Division of Student Affairs; Sachs Administration Building C, Room 322; 5500 N. St. Louis Ave; Chicago, IL 60625-4699 or via email preferably as a single pdf file to . Review of applications begins immediately. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by November 1, 2012. The position is available January 1, 2013.

NEIU values the inclusion of a broad spectrum of students, staff, and faculty in the life of the University. We celebrate and foster global perspectives. We encourage the open and respectful expression of ideas and differences in thoughts, experiences, and opinions.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and Invites Applications from Women and Minorities as well as Other Qualified Individuals.

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