Christopher Newport University invites applications to fill the position of Assistant Director in the Office of Counseling Services. Reporting to the Executive Director of Health and Counseling Services, the successful candidate will assist in the overall management of the counseling office. The Assistant Director will provide direct services to students including individual and group counseling; crisis intervention services; consultation with students, faculty, and staff; supervision of staff/trainees; provide outreach and other requested presentations; and when designated, serve on University committees. The Assistant Director will be the responsible administrator in the absence of the Executive Director.
Required qualifications include a Master's degree in clinical or counseling psychology, counseling, or a directly related field, including coursework and/or appropriate training in individual and group counseling, psychological assessment, theories of personality, abnormal psychology or psychopathology, legal issues in counseling/psychology, crisis intervention, and psychological theory. The successful candidate must have experience in providing individual or group counseling; experience in crisis counseling and intervention to include on-call and emergency response; and excellent oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate must be able to obtain psychologist or LPC licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia within a year of the date of hire. Preference will be given to candidates with an earned doctorate in clinical/counseling psychology or counseling; experience in providing individual and group counseling in a college/university setting; program management experience; participation in a university counseling center clinical training; supervision of trainees and staff counselors; training and experience with crisis response; commitment to the mission of student affairs; ability to contribute to student retention and engagement efforts; and knowledge of how to contribute to student development and success.
Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 376 Best Colleges: 2012 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience -- great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A "student-first, teaching-first" community, CNU is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia and enrolls 4,800 students. Academic programs at CNU encompass more than 80 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has recently completed over $650 million in capital construction on its 260-acre campus, generated nearly 9,000 applications for a freshmen class of 1,200 and has been named one of the top 10 "up and coming" liberal arts schools in U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges guide. For further details and information about Christopher Newport University, visit the University's web site at http://www.cnu.edu .
To apply, send a cover letter, current resume, and addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references to:
Director of Equal Opportunity and Faculty Recruitment
Assistant Director - Counseling Services Search
Christopher Newport University
1 University Place
Newport News, VA 23606-2998
Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2011.
Applications received after December 6, 2011, will be accepted but considered only if needed.
Criminal history background check required for finalists.
Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully committed to Access and Opportunity.