Director University Counseling Center

Director University Counseling Center


Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions

Department: Counseling Center

Locations: Macomb, IL

Posted: Feb 20, 2023

Closes: Open Until Filled

Type: FT - Continuous

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Job Description:


RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Vice President for Student Success, the Director of the University Counseling Center has the primary responsibility for the delivery of counseling services, assessment services, consultation, training, public relations, and outreach activities to Western Illinois University students, and additional responsibilities include:

• The professional development, training, and assignment of duties to personnel employed in the University Counseling Center (UCC)
• Providing consultation and administrative supervision for UCC staff
• Providing staff clinical supervision and/or supervision to an appointed clinical supervisor, practicum/intern supervisor, and Graduate Assistant supervisor to assure the ethical delivery of all counseling services in accordance with federal and state laws, guidelines and professional ethical codes
• Providing primary responsibility for the provision of consultation services for students, family members, and/or any member of the WIU community faced with a mental health issue or general concern
• Providing direct counseling services and/or assessment services to students/clients, as schedule permits
• Providing primary responsibility in assuring that all approved UCC policies, procedures, ethical codes, and state and national guidelines are observed and followed
• Providing primary responsibility for the management of the budget, accurate and timely accounting practices for the various accounts, and the approval of all expenditures for the UCC
• The evaluation of all employees in the UCC
• The continued evaluation and development of all services provided by the UCC
• To serve as a member of the student behavioral intervention team known as the Emergency Consultation Team (ECT). The director is expected to be in the rotation for the after-hours, on-call consultation service and to attend weekly ECT meetings
• To serve as a member of the Threat Assessment Team (TAT) and carry out the duties of a TAT member
• To maintain and foster professional relationships with university and community entities to assure collaboration and the seamless delivery of services
• To participate in departmental and university-wide committees
• To be responsible for the production of the annual report and strategic plan

RANK & SALARY: Administrative and Professional (A&P). Salary competitive. Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A master's or doctoral degree in mental health counseling, psychology, or social work from an accredited program, with at least 3 years of recent clinical experience. The successful candidate must have experience providing supervision, as well as mental health counseling services to traditional age college students. The candidate must have a current clinical license in any state, and be able to obtain an Illinois clinical license within the first year of employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Five or more years of clinical experience in a university counseling center. Strong administrative, clinical, and assessment expertise with experience providing individual, couple, and group mental health counseling services within a college setting. Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, budgetary, public relations, and leadership skills. Ability to work collaboratively with and provide leadership for a multidisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to use data to make informed decisions. The successful candidate will have a clear understanding of developmental issues facing college students and have experience meeting the needs of clients from diverse populations. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. Experience administering a full battery of psychological and learning assessments is a plus. Knowledge of electronic records and data management programs, specifically Titanium Schedule, is highly desirable.

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of appointment.

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The University Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. The staff currently consists of 9 master level clinicians and all are licensed in their respective disciplines. The director reports to the Vice President for Student Success. For additional information, visit

About WIU (

Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

WIU-Macomb, IL: Western's traditional, residential main campus offers a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, and post-baccalaureate certificates. A diverse community in west central Illinois, Macomb features a unique blend of agriculture, industry, service, retail, education, and culture. Macomb serves as the county seat, with connections across the state with Amtrak providing twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities: Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, the WIU-Quad Cities campus is the only public four-year regional university that serves the Quad Cities region. Designed as a metropolitan commuter campus, WIU-Quad Cities offers select undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Moline is located just 80 miles north of the Macomb campus and is centered within a diverse, bi-state community of 383,000 that offers a broad range of cultural, social, and entertainment amenities and experiences, as well as varied businesses and industries.

WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (

Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals.

At WIU, we will:

• Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities.
• Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates.
• Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding.
• Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services.
• Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices.
• Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
• Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.
• Create a University wide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity.

Academics (

More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 41 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 16 post-baccalaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation.

Student Resources

More than 200 student organizations at Western provide social, academic, recreation, athletics, service, academic, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more.

Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

WIU Intercollegiate Athletics (

The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

5) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on: March 6, 2023 and continue until position is filled.

Questions regarding this search may be directed to: Search Chair of the Committee: Heather Marshall, mailto:[email protected]

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

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