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[C18-041] - Student Affairs: Director Of Student Wellness Services

Position Information

Administrative Faculty


Contact Person:
Dr. Carolyn Fallahi
Phone: 860-832-3114

Job Description

Central Connecticut State University’s Department of Student Wellness Services invites applications for a Director of Student Wellness Services. The successful candidate will plan, develop and provide oversight for (1) the total student health care activities of the University, and (2) the preventive and support services in various forms of individual and group counseling including but not limited to psychotherapy, stress reduction, substance abuse preventive outreach programs, and crisis intervention services. The Director also provides consultation and training and coordinates all wellness programs and activities within Student Affairs, and supervises professional and/or support staff. The successful candidate will also contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service, and scholarship.

The Director will provide direct counseling/psychotherapy or medical services for both individuals and groups as university physician, counselor or social worker per licensure. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates are required to have at least one of the following two credentials:
  1. M.D./D.O. degree from an accredited and approved medical school, with a current unrestricted license to practice medicine in Connecticutor eligibility for such a license
  2. Doctorate in psychology, social work or counseling, with a current unrestricted license in Connecticut or eligibility for such a license
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in psychology/counseling, health, or related programs including an appropriate supervised internship experience.
  • Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse communities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.D./D.O. degree from an accredited and approved medical school, with a current unrestricted license to practice medicine in Connecticut or eligibility for such a license
  • Professional work experience in higher education, including progressive administrative responsibility
  • Knowledge of local and national issues, trends, and best practice standards in primary health care, college health, sports medicine, health insurance, and managed care
  • Demonstrated clinical, outreach, consultation and crisis intervention skills
  • Strong leadership, supervisory, interpersonal, communications and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and develop staff, effectively manage resources, and cultivate strong collaborative relationships with a variety of constituent groups

Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

The University: CCSU is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. CCSU is richly diverse: more than 30 percent of students are from communities of color. Visit our web site at

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city with a population of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital of culture-rich Hartford. CCSU is currently in a large-scale community engagement initiative, designed to more effectively embrace our communities as the “steward of central Connecticut.” Pursuing a range of partnership arrangements with area businesses, schools, agencies, and more, this initiative will create significant new opportunities for student internships, faculty research, as well as an expanding array of cultural collaborations with the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, city theatres, the world-renowned New Britain Museum of American Art, and other area attractions.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by May 4, 2018. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button and electronically submit the following in a single file:

  • Letter of interest addressing all the qualifications for the position
  • Current resume
  • Names of three current professional references (one must be a current or former supervisor) with addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, and relationship to the candidate, e.g., supervisor, colleague

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e. SSN, DOB, marital status) from any documents submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Emailed or mailed copies will not be accepted.

For more information contact Dr. Carolyn Fallahi at 860-832-3114 or

Central Connecticut State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.