Director, Counseling and Personal Development Center

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Director, Counseling and Personal Development Center – Requisition # 16000001RI

The Director of the Counseling and Personal Development Center (CPDC) manages the clinical team that provides counseling to UTC students and consultation/educational outreach to UTC staff and faculty in the areas of career, academic and personal concerns, provides mental health crisis intervention, emergency services and stabilization services to the campus at large. The Director of Counseling provides supervision to other clinicians when they are working with individuals in crisis and makes final decisions regarding dispositions and course of action in emergent situations.  The director determines when a student has met the threshold for breaking confidentiality, demonstrating SI/HI and diminished capacity and seeks to inform relevant university services in order to maintain campus safety and ensure students' continued success.

In addition to this, the Director holds a 25% joint appointment in CHEPS in the academic department that professionally fits their credentials. This appointment allows the Director to serve as a liaison between the service unit and academic unit.


Ph. D. in Counselor Education/Supervision or Psychology or Related Field License or License eligible in the State of Tennessee required. Experience in a University Counseling Center, supervising staff, and providing clinical supervision is required. Experience in budgeting and managing fiscal, personnel, and other resources required. Experience in teaching and supervision commensurate with academic rank is required.

Excellent interpersonal communication skills are expected. Ability to build and maintain a team from a diverse selection of staff. Ability to make decisions in emergency and crisis situations. Knowledge and experience in the area of counseling/psychological services on a college campus. Ability to engage with and maintain relationships with state and local mental health agencies/systems. Experience in managing budgeting and fiscal responsibilities. Ability to engage in research, teaching and service at appropriate rank and percent effort for position.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.