Director of Counseling Services
Requisition ID req473
Department Counseling Services
Campus RC-Rock Creek Campus
Employment Type Administrative-Full Time
Best Consideration Date December 2, 2019
Portland Community College is seeking a district wide Director of Counseling Services. We are seeking a leader who brings a strong foundation in both clinical and administrative aspects of college counseling services. Under the direction of the Dean of Student Success, the Director will have overall responsibility and accountability for managing the delivery of high impact personal, career, urgent/crisis, and academic counseling services within four Counseling Centers located at each PCC campus.
The successful applicant will be prepared to continue creating a shared vision among Counseling faculty, staff, and key stakeholders during a period of reorganization for Counseling Services.
PCC serves nearly 75,000 full-time and part-time students across a large and diverse service area. We are committed to a culture which values human diversity and social justice. Mental health support, including crisis response, is viewed as integral to the college's services. A demonstrated commitment to culturally responsive and inclusive services designed to improve equitable educational outcomes for community college students is required for this position.
In this role, you will utilize your knowledge of clinical supervision and ethical/practical/legal guidelines for counseling practitioners. Responsibilities include establishing, evaluating and modifying Counseling Services' goals and objectives, as well as operational procedures and standards. We are seeking a collaborative and creative leader who values skill-building, relationships, team development, and strategic planning in support of a high impact service area for community college students.
See the classification description for additional information: https://www.pcc.edu/hr/employment/management-jobs/student-affairs-div-mgr/
These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.
Experience supervising/managing a college or university counseling center including experience with, and leadership in, crisis intervention and delivery of trauma-informed services
Supervision experience to include case consultation, case management, and supervision of treatment planning.
Demonstrated experience developing and/or implementing policies and procedures for a comprehensive counseling services program.
A thorough understanding of, and commitment to, the community college student population and needs based on the college mission.
Strong cultural competency and successful experience providing and guiding responsive services for individuals and communities with historically marginalized identities such as: first generation students, students of color, queer and trans students .
Demonstrated leadership skills in advocacy, relationship-building, strategic visioning, resource development, and team-building.
Board approved to provide clinical supervision.
To apply, please fill out a PCC application in detail, submit a resume, brief cover letter, and respond to the following prompts. We encourage you to provide enough detail to provide evidence of your qualifications, but ask that you keep within a 4-page total limit - single-spaced.
Describe your experience supervising/managing a college or university counseling center. Include your specific experience developing and/or implementing policies and procedures for a comprehensive counseling services program.
Describe your understanding of, and commitment to, the community college student population and needs based on the college mission.
Provide evidence of your cultural competency and successful experience providing and guiding responsive services for individuals and communities with marginalized identities.
Describe your leadership skills in advocacy, relationship-building, strategic visioning, resource development, and team-building.
Describe your experience with, and leadership in, crisis intervention and delivery of trauma-informed services.
To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).
Education / Licensure
Requires a master’s degree in Counselor Education, Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Social Work or comparable discipline with an ACA or APA accredited internship
Current mental health license to practice in Oregon (LPC, LCSW, Psychologist) or documented ability to obtain license within 6 months of employment
Five years post-licensure experience
Three years clinical supervision experience required
In addition, professional, internship, or practicum experience practicing within a college counseling center is required.
Position Grade N
Starting Salary Expectations Minimum $89,427 to range mid-point of $109,548. Placement generally will not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience and internal equity. (Full Range is $89,427 to $129,667)
Position Grade Salary Range $89427 to $129667 Annual Salary
PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.
PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. After one year of management or confidential service, PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management and confidential personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.
Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.
Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
14.67 hours of vacation leave per month
1 day of sick leave per month
3 additional personal leave days per year
View a complete list of PCC benefits.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. Learned physical skill is required for keyboarding. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily.
Background Check Required Yes
Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:
Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA
Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.