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Program Director of Counseling and Wellness at UVA Women's Center in Charlottesville, VA

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The University of Virginia Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center seeks a Program Director of Counseling and Wellness Services. At the Women’s Center, counseling services are an integral

c­­­omponent of the Women’s Center mission. We provide empowerment-based, trauma-informed counseling services (without charge) to students, faculty, staff, and members of the Charlottesville community. Our primary clients are students.


This position supervises the counseling team (4 counselors) and oversees its contributions to the Women’s Center engaged scholarship offerings. She/he will carry a small caseload and/or contribute to the team’s case management work (to be determined in consultation with the Director of the Women’s Center). This position also provides oversight for the Body Positive program, an evidence-based educational initiative that envisions a body positive community in which everyone enjoys a healthy relationship with food, exercise, and body image. The Program Director of Counseling and Wellness Services is part of the senior management team and serves as a liaison between the Women’s Center and the Office of the Dean of Students and between the Women’s Center and other mental health providers at UVA and in the community.


We seek a candidate who has significant experience providing counseling and supervision of early-mid career counselors. Because students are our primary client base, significant experience working in a university setting and/or with this population is desired; experience working with a diverse client population is also desired. The counseling team works within the Women’s Center, and the Director of Counseling and Wellness Services ensures that the counselors are integrated members of the Women’s Center staff. Master’s degree is required with at least 5 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor. For more information about the Women’s Center, please visit: http://womenscenter.virginia.edu/


To apply please submit a letter of interest that addresses the role of counseling in a Women’s Center, a resume/CV, and three references, to https://jobs.virginia.edu (search posting number 0622133 under the University Staff category). For priority consideration all materials must be received by December 15, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.


The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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