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Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
The University of Richmond is pleased to invite applications and nominations for the position of Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). The University is seeking an experienced psychologist that can inspire and lead innovative solutions to meet the needs of a diverse student population. With unprecedented demand for college mental health services across the nation, the Director will join the University of Richmond at a time of great opportunity and as a part of a team committed to an integrated, multidisciplinary student health and well-being model. The community has designed a well-being strategic plan to better meet the needs of students today, while preparing for and anticipating future trends.
This position is expected to play a key role in developing strong, collaborative relationships between CAPS, other departments in the Division of Student Development, and the larger campus community to facilitate efforts that support students holistically. The Director will mentor, supervise, and oversee a dedicated team of mental health practitioners that provide direct service, outreach, consultation, and crisis intervention. A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential in this role; candidates must have a firm grasp of social identities, the intersectional nature of identities, and proactively seek to correct historical inequities in health and wellness services.
About the University of Richmond
Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University of Richmond combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With approximately 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students "to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a diverse world." In recent years, the University has made significant investments in the Health and Well-being unit, investing in additional professional staff and opening a state-of-the-art facility that is home to its programming.
The University of Richmond is located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Ranked No.3 as the "most beautiful campus" in Princeton Review's 2023 "The Best 388 Colleges" Guide, the campus is located on 350 acres in the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia minutes away from the city of Richmond. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is at the center of the state's business and government activity and has a little bit of everything. From the James River (the centerpiece of Richmond's thriving outdoor scene) to a vibrant arts and music culture—there's always something to explore. For Spiders, that means a hotbed of internship, research, and work opportunities. In addition, Richmond's location provides easy access to Washington D.C. and everything else that the region has to offer.
The Director reports to the Associate Vice President of Health and Well-being and is a member of the Health and Well-being Leadership Team. This position oversees the operation of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and serves as chief mental health officer for the University. The responsibilities of the Director include, but are not limited to:
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