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SWIFT Intervention Response Director

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
30374859 Full Time 10AM - 7PM $96,700 - $162,250

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**Please be advised that applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume for full consideration. Candidates may be required to provide a work sample or conduct a presentation as a part of the interview process**

Student Well-being, Intervention, and Follow-up Team (SWIFT) is a newly created department in the Division of Health, Well-being, & Safety (HWS). The SWIFT Director is responsible for overseeing the response to students in crisis, after-hours, and connecting them to support and resources to positively impact their general well-being which is necessary for academic success. Based on organizational objectives, the Director leads and manages the SWIFT department by providing strategic vision and creative leadership in service design, program development, marketing, implementation, evaluation, and assessment of services designed to assist undergraduate and graduate students in their academic, personal, and social development. The Director is responsible for managing the departmental operating budget, which involves complex multiple fund sources. The Director also collaborates and provides leadership with ongoing campus cross-functional and organizational efforts to promote health and wellness to reduce, high-risk behaviors among students, and strengthen campus crisis intervention. This role will have a dual reporting line to the Associate Vice Chancellor - HWS (and/or designated HWS leader) and the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to address the required credentialing and privileges of licensed clinical practice on campus. This role will work closely with all departments within HWS, and all campus partners, but specifically: the UCR Police & Campus Safety department, Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and Student Affairs Case Management (SACM).

The salary range for the SWIFT Intervention Response Director is $93,400 - $177,200 annually. The expected pay scale for this position is up to $150,000 annually. We base placement within these ranges on the individual's qualifications as they relate to this position.

Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Advanced degree in related area. Required
Masters or Doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology, or other behavioral health discipline required. Preferred


License Requirement
Licensed in behavioral health discipline. Preferred
Current, valid license in California as a Psychologist, LMFT, or LCSW or ability to gain California Licensure prior to beginning work. Note: ongoing maintenance as a CA licensed clinician in good standing is a condition of ongoing employment. Required
Valid California Dirver's License. Required


Condition Requirement
Maintenance of appropriate continuing education as a licensed practitioner for California Required


Experience Requirement
5 years of leadership and management experience in a mental health organization and/or university center of comparable scale and complexity. Preferred
8 - 13 years of related experience. Required
Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred
Post-doctoral/post-masters related work experience is required. Required

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
Shift Work (hours outside standard Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM work hours) Required
Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours Required
Travel Required
Availability for occasional consultation outside typical work hours Required

Minimum Requirements

Advanced knowledge and applied background in behavioral health counseling methods and techniques, crisis intervention, treatment planning and case management.
Advanced skills associated with program management and evaluation.
Strong verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated active listening and counseling skills.
Skills associated with program management and evaluation.
In depth knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Ability to apply policy knowledge to improve work?ow and protocols
Effective interpersonal skills to create and maintain a climate for effective communication and collaborative decision making.
Ability to establish priorities, goals and objectives for center.
Ability to demonstrate cultural sensitivity and awareness and experience collaborating with diverse groups of students and staff.
Thorough knowledge of fiscal/budget processes. Advanced skill in managing HR and fiscal resources.
Proven ability to effectively manage, lead and motivate employees. Strong conflict resolution skills.
Advanced skills in successfully directing behavioral health programs including strategic planning, ?scal management and integrating programs and functions.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills to address critical, sensitive situations. Advanced active listening, persuasion and counseling skills.
Thorough knowledge of business software, specialized applications and systems used in behavioral health centers / clinics.
Knowledge of fiscal / budget processes. Ability to manage HR and fiscal resources effectively.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Ability to apply policy knowledge to suggest improvements to potential regulatory issues.
Excellent decision-making and organizational leadership skills.
Strong decision-making and organizational leadership skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced knowledge of county, and local social supports services and resources.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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