Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout
Full/Part Time


Director of Counseling Center

Anticipated start date: July 1, 2021

The Director of the Counseling Center is responsible for providing exemplary leadership and overseeing all operations and staff of the Counseling Center, including supervision of licensed therapists, university services associates, student workers, and graduate interns. The Director is responsible for the coordination of clinical mental health services; managing various coordinator roles in the center; developing and implementing outreach programs; responding to crisis situations; developing and maintaining strong relationships within and outside of the campus; managing the annual budget and providing counseling services to Stout students. The Director ensures that the Center adheres to state and federal law, accreditation standards, and professional codes of ethics applicable to the provision of mental health services. The Director monitors local and national trends and implements innovations in clinical service and outreach programming to respond to the diverse and changing needs of students. The Director of the Counseling Center reports directly to the Associate Dean of Students. Evening and weekend work will occasionally be required in this position.


Minimum / Required

  • Master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work or other related field.
  • Licensed or license eligible in Wisconsin.
  • Five years post-degree experience in a mental health setting, with at least two years of experience as a clinical and/or administrative supervisor.
  • Experience managing student crisis situations and complex mental health presentations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology, or closely related field, from an accredited institution.
  • Experience in a university counseling center, including service as either Director, Interim Director, Associate or Assistant Director
  • Demonstrated intercultural competence and the ability to effectively understand the impact of culturally competent counseling on retention and student success.
  • Administrative experience including budget management.
  • Demonstrated skills in assessment with the ability to analyze data to inform decisions.
  • Demonstrated competence in providing quality training programs for various levels of staff and students, especially as it relates to student behavioral health, classroom management and crisis response.
  • Well-developed communication and public relations skills including the ability to engage effectively with faculty, students, families, and their representatives.


The University Counseling Center at UW-Stout is located at 410 Bowman Hall. Please see our website at


The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the 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 a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy 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 faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

More information about the UW-Stout community and region: Facts and data about the university:


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and 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.

A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment

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).

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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:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
  2. Resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
  4. Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by *May 20, 2021. Screening of applications may continue until the position is filled.

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:

Search Chair: Ann Murphy, Director of Disability Services

Phone: (715) 232-2995


If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Tamara Giljohann

Phone: (715) 232-2995


Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

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The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: