Executive Director, Biola Counseling Center (BCC) (61 views)

La Mirada
October 31, 2022

Rosemead School of Psychology is searching for an experienced clinician and visionary prepared to lead a dedicated team in meeting the needs of a rigorous clinical doctoral training program while designing innovative approaches to support the mental health and success of Biola University’s diverse student body. The BCC operates a doctoral level training program (approximately 75 trainees), including an APA-accredited doctoral internship and master’s and doctoral-level practica, all of whom serve both the university and clients from the broader Southern California community. This position reports to the Dean of Rosemead School of Psychology and oversees a staff that includes: an associate director of clinical services; a director of internship training; licensed and unlicensed clinicians including 4 staff psychologists/clinical supervisors, 1 or more part-time post-doctoral residents, 4 doctoral interns, advanced doctoral-level clinical psychology students serving as staff therapists; and three full-time administrative support staff. The Executive Director provides organizational and administrative oversight of staff, programs, services, planning, budget, space, and center operations. 

Biola University is located in Southern California, in the city of La Mirada. The diverse student population includes approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students, with a mix of residential and commuter students. As a private Christian University, Biola seeks to develop students in mind and character to influence the world for Christ. Candidates should be in full agreement with the Biola Doctrinal Statement and Standard of Conduct and communicate a compelling interest in relating psychological theory, research, and practice to Christian faith. 

Biola University affirms its value for and commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Rosemead School of Psychology is dedicated to hiring employees who will reflect the diversity of the Biola community and demonstrate intercultural competence and proficiency. We encourage qualified applicants in race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, class, generation, and ability to apply. Applicants who bring diverse racial/ethnic perspectives and lived experience (to their clinical work/supervision) are especially encouraged to apply. 

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Hire, on-board, develop, and mentor professional staff to provide culturally responsive care and maximize the number of students/clients served.
  2. Oversee the provision of supervision for clinical doctoral program students/interns.
  3. Interpret, implement and innovate data-driven, technologically advanced best practices, policies and procedures for client access and counseling services that ensure compliance with all applicable ethical standards, accreditation standards, and CA laws and regulations
  4. Provide consultation, education, and recommendations to campus constituents on student mental health prevention strategies, counseling and collaborative leadership for campus crises. e. Provide budgetary management and maintain fiscal accountability.
  5. Conduct regular team meetings for planning, communication and administration. 

Professional Experience and Qualifications

  1. PhD or PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program and licensed as a psychologist in CA. If not licensed in CA, must be license-eligible and able to initiate the CA licensing process immediately upon hire. 
  2. Experience working with culturally diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in clinical training and client care.
  3. Demonstrated expertise in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, program development/implementation/evaluation, staff development, coalition building, organizational culture, budget management and fiscal responsibility.
  4. Multiple years of post-licensure work experience including clinical/administrative supervision of mental health professionals and trainees or past participation with a clinical training program (i.e. doctoral graduate students, internship or post-doctoral internship program). e. Highly effective interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach to leadership, and the ability to provide a positive and engaging, public-facing focus on the importance of prevention and well-being.
  5. Experience fostering the psychological well-being of diverse college students (including international students) as well as the provision of intake/assessment services; individual and group counseling; clinical training, supervision, and consultation; suicide prevention and intervention; crisis intervention and community outreach.
  6. Desired candidates will demonstrate a robust appreciation for psychodynamic, depth-oriented, relational and integrative approaches to psychotherapy and have had significant exposure, education and training in psychodynamic theory and psychotherapy.
  7. Desired candidates will demonstrate a commitment to the integration of psychology and theology in the training of psychologists, and to the practical integration of Christian faith and psychotherapy, especially with clients seeking faith-informed integrated services.