Director of the Counseling Center; University of Maryland, College Park


University of Maryland, College Park

Director of the Counseling Center


The University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship university and one of the nation’s preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship, and innovation, the university is home to more than 41,000 students, 14,000 faculty and staff, and 352,000 alumni, all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., we discover and share new knowledge every day through our renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts, and athletics. And we are committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus.


The director provides the overall leadership, management, and supervision for the University of Maryland Counseling Center. The director ensures the provision of counseling, mental health, and educational skills, services, and programs that enable students to enhance their personal and psychological development, attain their learning goals, and overcome barriers to student success. This position leads strategic planning and visioning for the Counseling Center and stays abreast of new developments and trends in college student mental health. The director oversees four divisions which comprise the Counseling Center: Counseling Service, Accessibility and Disability Service, Research Unit, and Testing Office. The director supervises a diverse staff of over 65 employees, including licensed psychologists, administrative staff, contractual staff, graduate and research assistants, and trainees at the doctoral and master’s levels. As chief psychologist for the campus, the director reports to the assistant vice president for students affairs and serves as an advisor to the vice president for student affairs on mental health issues, advocates for the mental health needs of the campus community, and collaborates with other leaders and constituents across campus.


The director serves as a member of the Student Affairs leadership team, and on a variety of Student Affairs and University committees, including the Behavior Evaluation and Threat Assessment Team, and participates in local, regional, and national professional associations.  The director is a member of the Association of University and Counseling Center Directors and the Big Ten Counseling Center Directors Committee.


A PhD or PsyD from an accredited program in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology. Completion of psychology internship program accredited by the American Psychological Association. A minimum of seven years of post-doctoral experience providing mental health services with at least three years of experience in an administrative or leadership role. Candidate must be a licensed psychologist and eligible for licensure in the State of Maryland.


For best consideration, apply by May 31, 2019, Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Laura Puckett-Boler at


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The University of Maryland is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.