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Newsletter Article | Jul 10, 2014

IOWA - DES MOINES UNIVERSITY - Director of Student Counseling Center

In existence for more than 100 years, Des Moines University has a proud history of motivating and educating today’s students to become tomorrow’s compassionate health care professionals.  Guided by institutional values of honesty, accountability, collaboration, inclusiveness and wellness, the DMU community is dedicated to assisting students in their development of professional and personal skills.  To support our commitment to fostering student success, we are inviting qualified candidates to apply for the position of Director of the Student Counseling Center.  We offer a very competitive salary and benefit package, including relocation reimbursement. 

 The Director provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for mental health and emotional wellness services, working collaboratively with Student Services, Deans, faculty,  Wellness Programs and Student Health to foster a model of wellness that is synergistic and holistic. The Director oversees and participates in the provision of all services provided by the Student Counseling Center, including multi-culturally competent  counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, referral services, and outreach programming. 

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology, five or more years of post-doctoral clinical experience,  experience working in a university counseling center, and be licensed in Iowa or able to obtain licensure in Iowa within six months of hiring.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in a health science university community. 

Please see the Des Moines University website for more information or to apply for this position at   Interested candidates are asked to  submit a CV, cover letter and contact information for three professional references at application. Candidates with questions specific to this position may contact Deborah Edelman-Blank, Psy.D., 515-271-1618. 

For more information on the Greater Des Moines  area, please visit

 Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

Des Moines University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, employees and students. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic informa­tion or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.


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