Director of Counseling Services

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
11 Feb 2018
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11 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The CSU Health Network at Colorado State University provides a full range of cost effective, on-campus, mental health and primary care medical services, referral for community specialty care and comprehensive health education and prevention services’ programming. Services such as physical therapy, dentistry and optometry, are available. The CSU Health Network is active in creating a healthy campus environment to support learning and success. For more information about the CSU Health Network at Colorado State University, see

Counseling Services at the CSU Health Network provides clinical services, outreach and consultation, and training services. Our professional staff includes licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed professional counselors, as well as graduate student staff from each of these disciplines. Our staff provides high quality mental health and substance use services that are easily accessible and support student success. We are dedicated to affirming respect, compassion, and acceptance for all, and we celebrate diversity with regard to all backgrounds and identities. Counseling Services supports the education and prevention mission of the CSU Health Network through presentations and training on mental health topics. Through outreach and consultation, we create collaborative relationships with offices serving students typically underrepresented in higher education and mental health services. Our training program provides post degree fellowship, internship, and practicum training to graduate students in psychology, social work, counseling, and student affairs. We recognize the importance of quality supervision and training in the education of future mental health professionals. For more information about CSU Health Network and Counseling Services, go to:

Position Summary

As a member of the CSU Health Network, the Director of Counseling Services is committed to providing leadership for integrative, innovative, and comprehensive care of the highest quality. This is an administrative leadership position that reports to the Executive Director of the CSU Health Network. The Director of Counseling Services is a member of the Health Network Leadership Team and the Division of Student Affairs Directors’ group. The position is a 12 month, exempt, Administrative Professional Position.

The Director of Counseling Services and the Director of Specialty Counseling Services work collaboratively to provide leadership and oversight of the full array of counseling services at the CSU Health Network. Together they:

  • Ensure the effective planning, delivery, and evaluation of comprehensive counseling services provided to CSU students.
  • Ensure that all counseling services reflect a commitment to diversity, the inclusion of all students, and the CSU Principles of Community.
  • Oversee the hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of all Counseling Services Staff.
  • Ensure that Counseling Services meets legal, ethical and accrediting body standards.
  • Provide leadership, consultation, and outreach regarding mental health and substance use issues to the CSU community.
  • Routinely collaborates with Medical and Health, Education and Prevention Services

CSU offers full benefits which include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement programs and more. The University’s Commitment to Campus benefits program offers a wide range of programs, discounts and special benefits available to eligible faculty and staff. For more detailed information about CSU benefits, visit and

Required Job Qualifications


  • Terminal degree in discipline (e.g. Ph.D/Ed.D- psychologist; LCSW- social work; MS-Marriage and Family Therapy; MS- Licensed Professional Counselor)


  • Licensed as a psychologist, clinical social worker, professional counselor, or marriage and family therapist for a minimum of 5 years in Colorado or another State (must meet qualifications for Colorado licensure and obtain license before assuming position)


  • Five years of recent or continuing experience in a university counseling center
  • Three years of administrative and supervisory experience in a university counseling center

Preferred Job Qualifications


  • Demonstrated experience with collaborative leadership, personnel management and supervision, budget development, and program management within a large college or university counseling center
  • Experience providing clinical services, clinical supervision and training, and outreach in a large college or university counseling center
  • Demonstrated commitment to, knowledge of, and experience with providing services to and collaborating with individuals and communities with marginalized identities
  • Experience with/commitment to working collaboratively in a fully integrated, multidisciplinary healthcare setting serving students who are seeking services voluntarily or through a University mandate

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills, including experience with electronic health records

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Administration Duty/Responsibility

Counseling Services Leadership and Management

  • Responsible for the planning, delivery, and evaluation of counseling services and training provided by the General Services staff (approximately 50 FTE)
    • Individual and Couple Counseling
    • Group Treatment
    • On-call Services
    • Behavioral Health Services within the Health Network Medical Clinic
    • Mental Health Emergency Services
    • Outreach to Campus Community
    • Graduate Student/Fellows Training Program
    • Academic Year Staff Services
  • Responsible for the hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of Associate Director/Clinical Services, Associate Director/Training, Assistant Director/Group Services, Assistant Director/Academic Year Staff Services, and General Services clinicians; shared responsibility for the hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of the Counseling Services Office Manager
  • Provides oversight and consultation for the recruitment, hiring, and training of Graduate Student Trainees/Fellows, Academic Year Staff and General Services Administrative Staff
  • Co-chairs Counseling Services Leadership Team with the Director of Specialty Counseling Services
  • Maintains personal professional memberships necessary to remain current with U.S. and Colorado mental health laws and regulations (e.g., American Psychological Association, Colorado Psychological Association)
  • Serves as the institutional representative to the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD)

Counseling Services Budget

  • Develops annual Counseling Services budget with Associate Executive Director and Director of Specialty Counseling Services
  • Monitors spending and makes necessary adjustments during the fiscal year
  • Oversees service agreement with ProtoCall (after hours emergency services contractor)

Counseling Services Statistics

  • Develops utilization, client satisfaction, and outcome data reports
  • Develops Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement reports required for AAAHC compliance

Committee Service

  • Member of CSU Health Network Leadership Team
  • Member of CSU Health Network Professional Development Team
  • Member of CSU Health Network Quality Improvement Committee
  • Member of CSU Health Network Health Education and Prevention Services’ Mental Health Initiatives and Substance Use Advisory Committees
  • Represents CSU Health Network on the University’s Student Consultation Team, which addresses the needs of at risk and disruptive students
  • Member of Division of Student Affairs Directors’ group
  • Member of Student Resolution Center’s Pre-Admission Review Committee
  • Coordinates Semester at Sea CSU voyage counselor selection
  • Serves as Chair, Equal Opportunity representative, or member of Division of Student Affairs Search Committees
  • Other committees and task groups as assigned

Percentage Of Time 75% Job Duty Category Clinical Service Duty/Responsibility

Direct Service

  • Provides consultation to ProtoCall and required follow up for all calls received
  • Provides On-call/Behavioral Health, Individual/Couple, and Group services to students
  • Responds to campus crisis situations as needed

Clinical Supervision and Training

  • Provides clinical supervision and training to unlicensed Senior Staff, Graduate Trainees/Fellows, and Academic Year Staff
  • Provides orientation and training seminars as requested

Clinical Consultation

  • Consults with all Counseling Services staff members regarding clinical concerns and ethical dilemmas
  • Consults with faculty, staff, and family members about services available to students and resolves any problems that arise
  • Provides clinical consultation to the Student Consultation Team at weekly meetings and during urgent/emergent situations

Outreach and Teaching

  • Supervises Counseling Services’ clinical outreach to Division of Student Affairs units and Academic Departments following a campus emergency
  • Provides outreach programming on CSU Health Network services and mental health topics as requested
  • Participates in Division of Student Affairs orientation and outreach events
  • May serve on graduate thesis and dissertation committees with a faculty appointment

Percentage Of Time 25%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration please apply by 03/05/2018, 11:59 pm (MT).

Complete Applications must include:

  • A cover letter addressing all Required Job Qualifications, Preferred Job Qualifications and Essential Job Duties
  • Resume
  • 3 Professional References

Applicants needing assistance to submit application materials may contact Karen Fox,

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Karen Fox, 970.491.4693,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.