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We are delighted that you are interested in making SMU your professional home. Located in the vibrant Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, our campus has many opportunities waiting for you. At SMU and within the Division of Student Affairs, we truly appreciate and value your contributions.

As we actively pursue our strategic plan, Cultivating Courageous Change, we are seeking professionals who are dynamic, student-focused, innovative, and open to collaboration with campus partners to bring this ambitious plan to life.

Within the framework of Cultivating Courageous Change, achieving professional excellence is one of our primary objectives. As such, we are eager to attract and retain exceptional professionals. We are seeking individuals who are dedicated to nurturing student leaders while as well as their own talents and skills to make a positive impact within the Division of Student Affairs and the broader profession.

 

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Here are the current job openings in the Division of Student Affairs. To apply, candidates must apply through the SMU Human Resources online portal to be considered. Please click the button below to access the postings on the HR website. 

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This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

The Associate Director of Social Change and Intercultural Engagement provides training, development, advice, and support for student success, leadership development, diversity, and social justice education. This position also supports the office's mission by developing and implementing programs that increase awareness, knowledge, and skills with regard to creating diverse and inclusive environments in addition to experiential learning. The Associate Director supports initiatives that benefit the entire campus community including large-scale retreats, trainings, and programs. 

Essential Functions:

  • Supervision and leadership: Provide supervision and leadership to the Community Engagement Coordinator including regular meetings and performance appraisal 
  • Program Development: Develop, implement and coordinate the student development programs. These include the CONNECT Student Success Program including and program assessment. Implement leadership, diversity, and social justice education programs. 
  • Serve as a Co-Initiator working with Engage Dallas in managing the Core team.  Will oversee the Offsite and Risk Team, and the Education and Training. Take on project teams as necessary.
  • Partnerships: In partnership with the the SCIE team, develop and maintain collaborative relationships and work closely with campus and community partners  to implement programs that facilitate a diverse, and inclusive learning environment for all students.
  • Serve as the departmental assessment contact with responsibility for attending assessment training and completing requested and annual assessment reporting. 
  • Teamwork: Serve as a member of the SCIE team contributing to staff meetings and other department-wide initiatives as assigned. Serves as a member of the Student Development team. Support the implementation and realization of the goals and learning domains in the student affairs strategic plan.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Occasional evening/weekend hours may be required for programs, advising groups, and department/office retreats. 

Education and Experience:

A Master's degree is required.

A minimum of five years of experience is required. Experience in program development and student leadership development is strongly preferred. Experience facilitating leadership and diversity workshops and trainings is strongly preferred. Experience managing multiple projects with competing priorities is strongly preferred. Three years of experience working with diverse student populations is required.

Deadline to Apply:

Priority consideration may be given to submissions received by February 2, 2024. 

Application deadline: February 16, 2024

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

Southern Methodist University (SMU) is seeking a temporary Counselor at our state-of-the-art campus facility, the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center. The Counselor provides mental health services to enrolled SMU students.

This is not a benefits eligible position, it will be a temporary position. The Dr. Bob Smith Health Center is open 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Work hours: 20-29 hours a week; some flexibility in schedule.

Essential Functions:

  • Direct psychological services for students (individual, and group) crisis intervention, referrals) and consultations regarding students.

Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree required. Those with a Doctoral degree are encouraged to apply.
  • Licensed in the state of Texas (or license eligible) in psychology, counseling, social work or related field, is required.
  • A minimum of two years of counseling work experience is required.
  • Work experience in a college or university counseling center is preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience with administration and interpretation of psychological tests is preferred.
  • Solid experience with crisis intervention is required.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite is required. Experience with Electronic Medical Records is required.

Deadline to Apply:

This position is open until filled.

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

The Director of Wellbeing Education works as a member of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students leadership team in assessing, developing, managing, and promoting a holistic health and wellness culture at Southern Methodist University (SMU). This position will develop and implement a vision for the newly-created Office of Wellbeing Education and work collaboratively with offices and departments across campus to promote wellbeing, specifically those within the Division of Student Affairs. The Director of Wellbeing Education supervises staff members, including the recovery program coordinator.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide leadership for the newly-created Office of Wellbeing Education using evidence-based health promotion approaches to develop a vision, strategies, and programs that advance a culture of holistic health and wellbeing and address critical priority areas for student wellness at SMU. This includes supervising the recovery program coordinator.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across campus and within the Division of Student Affairs in planning and implementing large- and small-scale programming and presentations for the campus that promote health and wellbeing.
  • Conduct health needs assessments and other public health surveys to drive program planning. Produce comprehensive reports to educate stakeholders and inform strategic planning and decision-making. Complete the biannual Drug Free Campus-Act reports.
  • Support the ongoing work of the Student Recovery Program and oversee the substance use prevention efforts on campus.
  • Maintain and oversee department budgets in partnership with the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students and the Senior Financial Budget Officer for the Division of Student Affairs. Pursue additional funding for program and office support through collaboration with the Division of Development and External Affairs' fundraising efforts and through grant writing.
  • Provide direction and leadership for a core group of students to promote awareness and effective delivery of health-related information and programs. Recruit, train, and supervise 10-15 Wellbeing Education Team members (WESTies) each year.
  • Serve as a member of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Leadership Team.
  • The position requires some evening and weekend work depending upon training requests and student needs.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree is required.  Field of study for degree in public health, higher education or other closely related field, is required.
  • A minimum of five years of work experience in the field of health education or health promotion is required. College health and wellbeing experience or experience with corporate wellbeing initiatives is required.  
  • Experience with developing and utilizing student/peer leaders is preferred. Experience with quantitative and qualitative data analysis is preferred. 
  • Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) credential is preferred.

Deadline to apply:

This position is open until filled. 

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

Under the supervision of the Director of Counseling Services, the Clinical Case Manager provides mental health referral coordination and follow-up for SMU students who may wish to seek treatment off-campus or whose needs are beyond Counseling Services’ scope of care.  

This is not a benefits eligible position, it will be a temporary position. The Dr. Bob Smith Health Center is open 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Work hours: 29 hours a week; some flexibility in schedule.

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitates off-campus referrals for long-term, specialized/complex care and substance abuse.
  • Develops partnerships with agencies to help students access and utilize needed services. 
  • Provides crisis assessment/intervention and assists staff during business hours in responding to students w/urgent needs. 
  • Assists students with internal procedures related to requesting withdrawals for medical or mental health reasons.

Education and Experience:

  • A Master's Degree is required. 
  • Two years' experience providing case management, crisis intervention, counseling, and care coordination to young adults and/or college students is required; 3 years of experience is preferred. Experience working in a university counseling center is preferred. 

Deadline to Apply:

This position is open until filled.

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

Under general physician supervision, the Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing primary health care to the students at Southern Methodist University. The nurse practitioner functions in collaboration with the clinic's physicians, mid-level providers, pharmacists, psychiatrists, psychologists/counselors, and nurses/medical technologists to provide optimal patient care. The nurse practitioner engages in the overall health and wellness objectives of the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center, serving on committees, participating in peer review activities, medical staff meetings, case reviews and in-house clinical training sessions. In addition the nurse practitioner works in partnership within the Division of Student Affairs to integrate the work of Dr. Bob Smith Health Center into the overall mission, vision and core values of the University.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides primary health care by performing routine histories/physical examinations. Orders appropriate lab tests, x-rays, and diagnostic studies, evaluates findings and prescribes medications or treatments. Seeks consultation of the collaborative physician, or other services (i.e. mental health, pharmacy) when the situation warrants. Arranges referrals as necessary and performs periodic (wellness) physicals.
  • Provides counseling or patient education on health maintenance, disease/ and injury prevention, and healthy lifestyles.
  • Completes legible, accurate and appropriate documentation of the patient's encounter in the electronic medical record in a timely manner.
  • Provides consultative, advisory, or educational services to the greater community when requested. Engages the health and wellness objectives of the Health Center, participating in peer review activities, medical staff meetings, the accreditation process and in-house training sessions.  Maintains competency through continuing education.  

Education and Experience:

A Master's degree is required. 

A minimum of two years of experience is required. Experience working in a college health clinic preferred. Familiarity in working in an integrated behavioral health clinic setting preferred.  Experience in primary care as a Family Nurse Practitioner is highly preferred.

Current, valid, unrestricted NP license in TX, DEA license or eligibility, CPR/BLS certification is required.

Deadline to Apply:

This position is open until filled. 

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

Southern Methodist University (SMU), a private university in Dallas, Texas, seeks a Residential Community Director. The Residential Community Director provides leadership in developing and sustaining positive academically focused residential communities and in successfully accomplishing administrative functions required in managing a university residence community. Position is live-in and reports to an Associate Director for Residential Life. The position serves in an on-call rotation.

Essential Functions:

  • Train, supervise, and evaluate the job performance of student staff; conduct regularly scheduled individual and group staff meetings.
  • Coordinate with Faculty in Residence, Faculty Affiliates, and other community partners.
  • Assess needs of residents and provide programming as needed to promote a positive living and learning environment that fosters a sense of belonging; advise commons council and student leaders.
  • Develop a personal knowledge of individual residents to better provide assistance and related support as needed.  Assist with retention efforts.
  • Lead and/or serve on one or more RLSH (and potentially Student Affairs) committees.  Meet regularly with supervisor and other RLSH staff.
  • Perform related duties as assigned or required to meet RLSH and University goals.
  • Serve as Conduct Officer for student conduct cases occurring in residential areas.
  • Coordinate building operations: Assist with occupancy management as scheduled or requested, including but not limited to managing room and hall changes, check-in and check-out activity, roster verifications, etc.; Monitor physical condition of assigned areas and report work requests and desired facility improvements per established procedures.
  • Manage budget and financial paperwork including purchasing and expense reports.
  • Assist in major annual processes; e.g., staff selection, assessments, and serve on the on-call rotation to manage student and facilities emergencies, etc.

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor's degree is required. A Master’s degree obtained by the start of the position is strongly preferred. Field of study in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, Counseling in Higher Education, or related field, is preferred.
  • Previous Residence Life experience (full time, or graduate) is strongly preferred. 
  • Work experience in related areas of Student Affairs is required.
  • Experience working in a Residential College setting or experience working with academic and faculty partners, is preferred.
  • Experience supervising student staff is preferred.
  • Microsoft Office skills are required (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

Deadline to apply:

Submissions received by February 9, 2024, may receive priority consideration. 

This position is open until filled. 

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

The Staff Psychologist is responsible for providing mental health services to currently enrolled students at SMU. Reporting to the Director of Counseling Services, this position provides direct and indirect clinical services, including initial assessments, individual and group therapy, drop in and crisis intervention, outreach education/programming, and consultation to faculty/staff, students, family members, and others. This position also provides supervision of graduate student trainees. The staff psychologist works collaboratively with professional colleagues and departments in the Divisions of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs to provide culturally competent, evidence-based care.

Essential Functions:

  • Clinical Duties - Direct Care: Provides assessment, individual and group counseling, drop-in and crisis intervention, and referrals during business hours. Utilizes goal-oriented approaches to treatment that are culturally competent and evidence-based. Creates a warm/welcoming clinical environment where clients feel supported and respected. Provides both virtual and in-person therapy.
  • Outreach: Provides outreach education to the university community on focused on topics related to mental health and self-care. Collaborates with campus partners to provide programming for support of students outside the clinic, such as participation in orientation or population-specific skills trainings.
  • Committee Involvement: Participates on relevant committees and/or teams that have the mission of promoting health and wellness in regards to mental health, substance abuse, and/or sexual assault and relationship violence. Serves on internal and university-wide committees in keeping with areas of expertise and interest. Participates in departmental meetings and activities.
  • Professional Development: Demonstrates commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in clinical work and all professional activities. Works to remain up to date in the literature on the needs of college and professional students, fellows and trainees; researches and executes evidence-based strategies and interventions targeted toward this population.
  • Clinical Duties - Indirect Care: Consults regarding mental health issues and students of concern with faculty/staff, students, and family/friends. Collaborates/coordinates care with treating psychiatrists. Completes appropriate/timely clinical documentation, case management, coordination of support services and care with other Health and Wellness offices and offices throughout the University.
  • Clinical Supervision (for licensed applicants only): Provides supervision and training for doctoral interns, practicum student trainees, and graduate assistants. Monitors client welfare while providing observation, feedback and support to enhance the supervisee's clinical skills and encourage their professional growth and development. Provides ethical guidance and support to supervisee(s) for challenging situations.
    Occasional evening/weekend hours may be required for outreach events. 

Education and Experience:

  • A PhD or PsyD in Psychology is required. 
  • A minimum of two years of experience is required. 
  • Experience with crisis intervention and providing clinical services to culturally diverse client population is required. 
  • Experience providing services to college students in a college setting is strongly preferred. 
  • Experience with brief and short-term models of psychotherapy is also preferred.
  • Experience supervising graduate student mental health trainees is preferred.
  • Licensed or license-eligible in the state of Texas is required.

Deadline to Apply:

This position is open until filled.

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

Southern Methodist University (SMU) is seeking a temporary Counselor at our state-of-the-art campus facility, the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center. The Counselor provides mental health services to enrolled SMU students.

This is not a benefits eligible position. Temporary position. The Dr. Bob Smith Health Center is open 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work hours: 20-29 hours a week; some flexibility in schedule.

Essential Functions:

Direct psychological services for students (individual, and group) crisis intervention, referrals and consultations regarding students.
Education and Experience:

Master's degree required.  Those with a Doctoral degree are encouraged to apply.

Licensed in the state of Texas (or license eligible) in psychology, counseling, social work or related field, is required.

A minimum of two years of counseling work experience is required.

Work experience in a college or university counseling center is preferred.

Thorough knowledge of and experience with administration and interpretation of psychological tests is preferred.

Solid experience with crisis intervention is required.

Experience using Microsoft Office Suite is required.  Experience with Electronic Medical Records is required.

Deadline to apply:

This position is open until filled. 

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