Director of Counseling (36 views)

Kansas City, Missouri
November 7, 2022

The Director of Counseling at University of Missouri, Kansas City is responsible for offering evidence-based programs and services to support the mental health and well-being of students by embracing a holistic concept of mental health. The responsibilities include development and implementation of campus counseling and wellness initiatives, supervision of clinic staff and trainees, delivery of clinical services, and ensuring administrative oversight of the APA accredited internship program in psychology.


Estimated Workload

  • Administration to include outreach services = 0.50 FTE
  • Clinical Supervision = 0.25 FTE
  • Clinical Services = 0.25 FTE

Counseling Operations/Support

  • Serves as an administrative leader of Counseling programs and fulfills various clinical responsibilities as a licensed psychologist.
  • Provides strategic leadership and planning, management, and assessment of the Center’s programs and services.
  • Identifies, recommends, and implements evidence-based holistic care strategies that support the goal of student retention.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains policies and procedures that are consistent with professional regulations and statutes, as well as best practices of evidence-based counseling and clinical service delivery.
  • Serves as a resource for legal and ethical issues.
  • Develops, administers, and analyzes continuous assessment of programs.
  • Prepares and evaluates statistical, analytical and narrative reports to be used for decision-making and program improvement.
  • Supervises full-time therapists, student practicum and internship trainees, and graduate assistants.
  • Provide consultation and education to faculty and staff regarding student behavioral and emotional issues, classroom concerns and current behavioral health issues.
  • Maintains and promotes the highest ethical and professional standards.
  • Serves on the Campus CARE team.
  • Cultivates and maintains collaborative working relationships with external providers of mental health services for the purpose of referrals and/or the coordination of a continuum of care for students.
  • Serves as the AUCCCD (Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors) institutional representative.

Clinical Services

  • Provides culturally sensitive and evidence-based individual and group counseling to students with a broad range of difficulties and diagnoses, including psychological, social, or other difficulties that interfere with students’ academic and personal success.
  • Provides walk-in crisis counseling for students in need.
  • Provides crisis intervention and response during campus emergencies.

Educational Outreach

  • Develop partnerships across campus in order to provide proactive educational outreach.
  • Serves on other campus committees and task groups as needed.
  • Provides consultation and education for campus constituents about counseling and wellness issues.
  • Participates in trainings and orientations for new students, faculty, and staff.

Business Operations

  • Oversees the operations of the Counseling Center including management of administrative, operational, personnel, and financial responsibilities.
  • Seeks out external funding sources (I.e. grants and gifts) to support outreach efforts.
  • Oversees Titanium database and electronic record-keeping.
  • Participates in the oversight of department budget, including making recommendations and requests.
  • Expected workload in this category 0.50 (administrative duties to include Outreach services)

Minimum Qualifications

A master’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 7 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Full Time/Part Time

Full time, benefit eligible 


$74,057 – $110,000 annually commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity. 

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