The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) Division of Student Affairs invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS). This leadership opportunity requires an experienced, innovative and visionary administrator with exceptional leadership and management skills.
Counseling and Psychiatric Services provides a diverse and multidisciplinary staff committed to the mission of providing student learning and development through high quality psychological services, outreach, and training that foster the productive mental health and success of students while contributing to a safe, welcoming, and multi-culturally aware campus community.
The director provides oversight of the clinical, outreach, educational, fiscal and administrative services of CAPS. This positions plays a vital role in strengthening connections and collaborations with other departments in the Division of Student Affairs and the larger campus community. In addition, this position coordinates on-campus mental health services and activities to support the success and retention of CU-Boulder students.
Our ideal candidate will be a strong leader with an extensive administrative background, who can view the above duties through a lens of diversity and inclusion and act as an ambassador and spokesperson for mental health at CU-Boulder. This position reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Support and Auxiliary Services, and will work with the Executive Director of Wardenburg Health Services (WHS) toward developing an integrated health care model on campus.
Who we are:
CAPS staff are currently located at the Center for Community (C4C) and at the WHS on campus. Our staff understand and is committed to the unique health concerns of our student population, making us an unparalleled source of advocacy for student wellness at CU-Boulder. Our CAPS department offers confidential mental health and psychiatric services for a variety of concerns such as academics, ADHD, anxiety, eating disorders, depression, relationships, substance use and more. Services include individual, couples, and group counseling, medication management, psychological testing, outreach and consultations, as well as professional training opportunities.
What your key responsibilities will be:
In addition to providing leadership, vision and oversight of the CAPS department, this position provides guidance in addressing mental health issues that can impede student success and retention, and conceives, develops, implements, and evaluates services and programs to meet the needs of students and the broader CU-Boulder community. This position provides direct clinical service to students which may include walk-in and intake sessions, individual, couples, and group therapy, crisis intervention, outreach (including to faculty and staff), medication management (if licensed and privileged to prescribe), and after-hours coverage as well as consultation to faculty, staff, students, and parents. The director provides administrative oversight and, when appropriate, direct clinical supervision of the CAPS staff and trainees, and collaborates with the WHS executive administrative team and clinical department managers to achieve established goals.
What we can offer:
Annual salary starting at $115,000, commensurate with skills and experience.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.
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