Company Name:



New Haven, Connecticut

Approximate Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:

Chiefs/Directors/Department Heads

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

5 - 10 years

Required Education:


Date Posted:

January 17, 2019

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Yale Health - Chief of Mental Health & Counseling

Yale Health seeks an innovative leader for the role of Chief of Mental Health & Counseling (MHC), overseeing a staff of more than 30 clinicians caring for Yale University’s diverse student population. The Chief of MHC will collaborate with leaders and medical providers within Yale Health as well as colleagues across Yale University to ensure outstanding mental health services to Yale students in a climate of rapid change and growth.

Reporting to the Director of Yale Health, the Chief of MHC assumes senior leadership for the 30+ clinician staff of MHC. The Chief of MHC champions a culture of mental health for Yale students, enhancing services and making them more accessible to the Yale student community, working in collaboration with clinician staff and university stakeholders in all academic schools and central administration. The Chief ensures that mental health services are delivered safely, consistently, and in alignment with accepted best practices. The Chief also coordinates care for selected students through the community network of mental health providers. The Chief is responsible for stewardship of the excellent clinical reputation of MHC within Yale University, the wider medical community, and across the country.

The ideal candidate for Chief of MHC will be a proven leader who exemplifies excellence in the Mental Health field and has a reputation as a strong role model and mentor to clinical staff. Candidates must have at least ten years of experience in the mental health field and demonstrated success in enhancing services and making them more accessible to a diverse student community. Candidates should be clinically active board-certified psychiatrists or clinical psychologists, eligible for a Yale School of Medicine clinical faculty appointment or equivalent status for Clinical Psychology, and licensure in the State of Connecticut.

Yale University has retained the services of ZurickDavis to assist in this search. A full description is available at the Current Engagements tab of We invite interested parties to send resume and cover letter to For nominations, questions, or suggestions, please contact Lida Junghans, PhD ( at (781) 938-1975. All contact with ZurickDavis will be confidential.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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