Mental Health Counselor

University of Minnesota Rochester,

Student Success, Engagement, and Equity (SSEE)
Last Posted:

Fri, May 8th, '20


Active review of applications will begin May 22, 2020.

Start Date:

Fall 2020

Last Updated:

Fri, May 8th, '20

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  • Full Time

The University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) is seeking an equity-minded and culturally attentive licensed Mental Health Counselor with proven experience working with college students. This professional is expected to pursue relational and solution-focused methods that attend to the developmental, identity-related, learning and mental health concerns of students. UMR is committed to fostering a community of wellbeing and providing services that help students meet their physical and mental health needs from a holistic perspective, with a focus on education for lifelong learning and optimum health. As a campus with 43%  first-generation students and 35%  students of color, this campus leader will model UMR values of respect, diversity and inclusivity, community, evidence-based decision making, and human potential. 

The Mental Health Counselor is a crucial member of our UMR Student Success Team and reports directly to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success, Engagement, and Equity.  This position also represents UMR at University of Minnesota system-wide meetings for student mental health professionals, leveraging resources, sharing innovations, and ensuring campus awareness and compliance with System policies.


Our Vision is to transform higher education through innovations that empower graduates to solve the grand health challenges of the 21st-century. We are a campus of care and innovation, with students at the center of all we do – including faculty research focused on the efficacy of educational innovation. We are a diverse learning community empowering undergraduate and graduate students to be accountable for their own learning and provide appropriate assistance to prepare them to succeed in a global and multicultural society ( With a diverse student body, we aspire to sustain our key outcome of equity in educational attainment and to serve as a demonstration case for other higher education innovators. Through creative partnerships, UMN Rochester aims to grow in size and influence with an approved plan in progress that includes three distinct phases of expansion. For additional information, see recent features of this campus in The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Hechinger Report.

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling/Clinical Psychology or related field with appropriate licensure 
  • 4 years of experience in a mental health setting
  • Experience with college counseling services 

  • Generalist skills in working with  depression, anxiety, identity development and family of origin issues

  • A student-centered leader with a deep passion for student life and associated best practices in the context of higher education.

  • Experience working with students experiencing eating disorders and substance abuse

  • Experience with culturally diverse student populations and familiarity with cultural identity development theories

  • Demonstrated strong dedication to the University’s goal of creating a community of wellbeing and inclusive campus climate

  • Experience with mental health diagnostic testing

  • Experience working with resources available within diverse communities

Please go to for a full position description.

 Key Leadership Competencies

  1. Finds joy and purpose in supporting employee growth. 

  2. Models respect for all and operates with recognized integrity.

  3. Has a visible and positive presence.

  4. Is reflective, curious, empathetic, and approachable.

  5. Thinks strategically, and is willing to be hands on. 

  6. Works collaboratively.; listens well and builds relationships.

  7. Interested in education and committed to an environment of learning.


Our benefits include:

  1. University paid contribution (10% of your salary) to your retirement account - vested immediately
  2. 22 paid vacation days per year, in addition to sick leave and 11 paid holidays
    • Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% - 100% of eligible tuition
      • Excellent and affordable health care benefits
        • Wellness program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates
          • Free disability insurance

            Applications must be submitted online at Search postings for Job Requisition #336265 for application instructions and links. Applicants must attach to the online application (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) diversity statement. To add required/additional documents click on My Job Applications, then My Cover Letters and Attachments. For more information, contact

            The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.