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Position Details


Location UNH, Durham, NH
Department UNH Psychological & Counseling Services
Summary of Position

The University of New Hampshire seeks that rare colleague who wants to lead a newly assembled team of clinical mental health professionals at a research flagship University in New England. The University is searching for an architect of new ways of meeting the mental health needs of college students.

The new director of Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS) reports directly to the Senior Vice Provost of Student Life and Dean of Students in the Office of the Provost. Dynamism, imagination, strong leadership, a deeply-rooted understanding of the intersectionalities of identity, and a proven ability to work with senior leaders in academic life are necessary assets in a new director’s portfolio.

The University is embarking on a new model of service delivery, a comprehensive integrated model of health and wellness services and will work directly with the Provost Office, Health and Wellness to include Medical Services and Health Education and Promotion to develop a model campus program of health and wellness.

The new PACS Director will oversee a talented team of eleven licensed psychologists and clinical MSWs and three administrative staff located in core campus office space. Those who look for challenge, professional excitement, degrees of freedom to innovate, and collaborative partners are those who we actively seek as candidates.

Additional Job Information
Posting Number/Job Order # PS0279FY17
Acceptable minimum level of education Terminal Degree
Acceptable minimum years of experience 7-10 years
Other minimum qualifications

Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Seven years of administrative, clinical, consulting, and supervisory experience. Licensed as a psychologist in the State of NH.

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Quicklink for Posting
Percent Time Information (FTE) 100
Grade 33
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

A comprehensive land-, sea-, and space-grant university, UNH is the state’s flagship public university and is ideally located in the rural town of Durham, with ready access to the Maine and New Hampshire seacoasts, Boston, and the White Mountains. The University actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and shared spirit of inquiry. UNH has just under 13,000 undergraduate students and 2,200 graduate students.

Posting Details

Posting Date 05/09/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Job Category Salaried Staff (Exempt)
Appointment Type Regular
If TERM position provide projected end date
DOT Safety Information None applicable

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties


Responsible for development and implementation of comprehensive delivery of psychological services to 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students.


Provide leadership, coordination, and supervision of a staff of 20 employees.


Develop department budget and manage fiscal affairs.


Direct planning, evaluation, assessment and marketing of counseling services.


Interface with academic departments, other college offices, and student groups to assess program needs and develop appropriate responses.


Assist in the development of policy affecting the health and wellness environment of the university, as well as serving as a member of the Behavioral Intervention Team.


Provide individual and group counseling for students (includes emotional, developmental, and psychological).


Participate in on-call rotations for emergency counseling services.


Serve as professional consultant to faculty and staff members on matters related to the wellbeing of students.


Participate in student life programs to increase student success and retention.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate? Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. (3) Professional References Contact Info
Optional Documents