Associate Director, Counseling Services
The University of Wisconsin-Stout Counseling Center is seeking a qualified individual to apply for an Associate Director position. This position will also be responsible for coordinating equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts in the Counseling Center. This position is a 100% appointment with full benefits. The individual hired will join a positive, energetic work environment with staff who are committed to promoting the mental health of our students and to ongoing cultural self-awareness and improvement.
We seek a candidate who demonstrates a clear interest in and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion practices within their clinical practice and supervision work. As a staff we are committed to ongoing reflection, learning, and incorporation of a multicultural perspective into all areas of our work. This position will be responsible for providing culturally informed services, including using best practices and evidenced-based care, to ensure a high quality of care for all students.
The Associate Director assists with key administrative responsibilities for the Counseling Center and functions as the backup administrator to the Director; assisting with policy development, budget, overseeing staff, and leading and managing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) efforts within the center for students and staff. This individual will also be responsible for a clinical caseload (individual, couples, and group counseling and crisis services), providing clinical supervision, outreach and prevention programming, and consultation to campus and community constituents. These services may be provided both in-person and through telecounseling.
The primary coordinator role for the Associate Director will be managing and organizing EDI efforts within the Counseling center for students and staff. This role will collaborate with the EDI Unit, Associate Dean of Students for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, as well as various offices on campus (e.g. Multicultural Student Services, Disability Services, The Qube, Veterans Services, Student Support Services, etc) to develop collaborative relationships and programming with various campus partners that are serving our historically marginalized populations. The Associate Director will also assist with the development and implementation of a short- and long-term EDI action plan for the center.
ANTICIPATED START DATE: As soon as possible
Minimum / Required
- Master’s degree completed in Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology, or related degree which meets educational requirements for Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
- Two years of leadership, including increased supervisory and administrative responsibilities.
- Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion practices within an organization, team, and/or campus environment.
- Minimum of one year experience working in a college or university counseling center.
Preferred/Highly Desired Qualifications
- Doctoral degree of Philosophy (PhD), Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD), or Doctorate of Education (EdD)
- Licensed psychologist or licensed for at least five years as a LPC, LMFT, or LCSW
- Experience/expertise in the following:
- Crisis assessment and response.
- Assessing and treating serious mental health issues.
- Demonstrated experience initiating and leading EDI efforts within an organization.
- Clinical experience working with traditionally underserved or marginalized populations.
- Demonstrated knowledge and skills in providing clinical services, outreach, and training for diverse populations.
- Clinical supervision.
- Facilitation of groups, particularly interpersonal process groups.
- Psychological testing.
- Providing telehealth services.
The Counseling Center at UW-Stout is located at 410 Bowman Hall. Please see our website at https://www.uwstout.edu/counseling.
University of Wisconsin-Stout prepares lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens in an equitable, inclusive, and sustainable environment through collaborative career-focused programs that integrate applied learning, theory and research. UW-Stout is committed to developing an inclusive community that fosters a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow, celebrating the diversity of individual perspectives and experiences.
A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 47 undergraduate and 23 graduate degrees, including 21 masters and 2 advanced degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students.
UW-Stout is committed to investing in and ensuring access to equitable, diverse, and inclusive learning, student living, and work environments that reflect our regional and global connections.
The UW-Stout campus community enjoys opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry and encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions.
The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community
Facts and data about the university: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/meet-our-leadership/institutional-accreditation/fact-book
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
- Benefit Details: http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/fasl.pdf
- Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.
Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.
Official transcripts required at time of hire.
Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149.
In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information
Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.
Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Required application materials:
- Cover letter *
- Curriculum vitae / Resume
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.
To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by Sunday, January 16, 2022. Will accept applications until positions are filled.
Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Amy McGovern, Search Chair
If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Doreen Johnson, Human Resources
Job Family: Supervisory