Director, Counseling, Health and Wellness Services

University of Puget Sound  |  Tacoma, WA

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Posted 4 weeks ago Full-Time

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Position Title:

Director, Counseling, Health and Wellness Services

Job Type: Counseling Services Health/Wellness/Drug and Alcohol
Location: Tacoma, WA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 16928


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Doctorate/J.D. Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
8-10 Years

Doctorate/J.D. Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
8-10 Years

Position Description

University of Puget Sound

Director, Counseling, Health and Wellness Services


Job ID: 3892

Location: Counseling Hlth & Wellness Svc

Full/Part Time: Full-Time



Position Description:
The Director of Counseling, Health & Wellness Services (CHWS) is responsible for leadership and management of multidisciplinary teams providing primary medical care and mental health services at a small, national, residential, liberal arts college. This position is full-time, 1.0 FTE.
  • Leadership -
    • Provides strategic leadership to CHWS
    • Assists in providing strategic leadership to the Division of Student Affairs
  • Supervision -
    • Supervises professional staff and professional trainees (13) and administrative support staff (2)
  • Assessment -
    • Supports division learning goals
    • Monitors department functioning to ensure the provision of the highest standards of ethical treatment
    • Ongoing evaluation of CHWS services
  • Administration -
    • Budget management and planning
    • Establish and monitor the scope and practice of multidisciplinary clinic
    • Ensure compliance with state, federal laws and professional standards
    • Coordinate CHWS emergency response readiness
    • Oversee implementation of electronic medical records
    • Develop and monitor referrals to community providers
    • Establish and monitor contracts with and services provided by external companies
  • Clinical -
    • Serves as Chief Psychologist
    • Provides clinical supervision and direct service consistent with license and training
    • Contributes to the doctoral psychology internship training program
    • Serves as custodian of health records
    • Assists students, including students in crisis and emergency situations
  • Other Functions -
    • Serves on Student Affairs Leadership Team (SALT)
    • Advises student groups and organizations
    • Leads or participates in searches, as needed
    • Participate in campus-wide committees, such as -
      • Self Harm Report Review
      • Critical Behaviors Review Team
      • Emergency Response Management
      • President's Leadership Group


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Medical Assistant
  • Part-time Physician
  • Part-time Psychiatrist
  • Part-time Dietician
  • CHWS Associate Director & Medical Coordinator
  • Two Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants
  • Registered Nurse
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Technologist Up to Fifteen Student Employees
  • Three full-time psychologists
  • Three full-time doctoral psychology interns
  • Two part-time Masters-level practicum students

Budget Responsibilities, directly manage or oversee
  • CHWS Operating budget
  • Substance Abuse budget
  • Health Services Fees budget
  • Alcohol Education budget

  • Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology or closely related field (from an APA accredited doctoral program and APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship, preferred)
  • Licensed (or license-eligible) to practice psychology in the State of Washington
  • Well-developed clinical and diagnostic skills
  • Minimum of 7-10 years professional clinical experience
  • Minimum three years' experience in a college or university counseling center
  • Administrative experience to prepare for leadership of multidisciplinary primary medical and mental health clinic
  • Excellent leadership and supervision skills
  • Proven commitment to providing highest standard of treatment to a diverse clientele
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the application of the highest standards of legal and ethical principles
  • Expert knowledge of mental health, college student development, and the student affairs field
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to liberal arts education
  • Commitment to equal opportunity/affirmative action
  • Commitment to creating and sustaining an environment supporting full inclusion for a diverse student population
  • Effective collaboration skills with faculty, staff, alumni and community members
  • Strong strategic planning skills

Diversity Statement:
  • We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
  • We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
  • We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:
Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.
This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:
Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than February 1, 2018 to ensure consideration.
Required Documents:
When prompted to upload required documents, please upload resume. All additional documents can be uploaded within the application before submission. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • List of three (3) professional references

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.
The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.


How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit:

About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA

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