Michigan Technological University,

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being
Last Posted:

Thu, Jan 21st, '21


February 15, 2021

Start Date:

Advertised: 15 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time

Last Updated:

Thu, Jan 21st, '21



Department: Center Student Mental Health Wellbeing
Work Type: Staff Full-time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional

Department: Dean of Stu/VP Student Affairs

Sub Department:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

The Director of Student Mental Health & Well-being provides strategic leadership and administrative responsibilities for the Center for Student Mental Health & Well-being (CSMHW). As a director within the Division of Student Affairs, this position works collaboratively with other areas in Student Affairs and throughout campus to create and promote an inclusive and welcoming culture of well-being. The Center integrates clinical services with case management and prevention/promotion activities to offer a holistic approach that meets the needs of all students. The Director oversees all areas of mental health and well-being service to both undergraduate and graduate students and reports directly to the Associate Dean for Student Development.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Provide leadership and management for department, including policy and program development and implementation.
2. Administer and coordinate the resources and activities of the CSMHW, including strategic planning, resource allocation, services and evaluation.
3. Provide direct/indirect supervision and leadership for the assistant director, clinical staff, case manager, nurse practitioner, Student Health & Well-being staff, and administrative staff to monitor and ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and legal standards for ethical counseling and case management.
4. Conduct employee evaluations and performance reviews, as needed.
5. Maintain internal and external networks of consultation and referral to enhance the services.
6. Prepare CSMHW budget and write annual reports as required.
7. Schedule and share in the responsibility of “on-call” services to ensure 24-hour crisis/emergency response and effective and timely intervention.
8. Participate on appropriate university committees and provide education to the university community regarding issues such as eating disorders, grief counseling, depression, anxiety, and other mental health related topics.
9. Serve on the Early Intervention Team, the Scholastic Standards Committee, the ADA Committee, and other committees as assigned.
10. Provide leadership, supervision and consultation with partner universities to provide graduate student placements.
11. Hire and oversee any necessary contract positions, such as part-time or temporary counselors.
12. Ensure that all documentation of student records is kept in a confidential manner.
13. Oversee/write grants appropriate for the department.
14. Devote approximately 25% of time to maintaining clinical caseload of individual and group clients.

15.Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives. 

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work or closely related field.
Licensed (or license eligible) as a mental health clinician in the state of Michigan at time of hire.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Two to five years of clinical and direct supervisory experience in a counseling center.
Experience with crisis/risk management.
Experience effectively managing competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Experience with assessment and evaluation of services and data-driven decision making.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

Demonstrated intercultural competence and commitment to enhancement and promotion of diversity and inclusion.
Demonstrated exemplary communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills.
Demonstrated teambuilding and conflict resolution skills.
Demonstrated willingness to work in emergency situations and occasionally on evenings and weekends.
Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software, preferably Microsoft Office or Google Suite.


Desirable Education and/or Experience

Doctorate in psychology, counseling, social work or closely related field.
Experience in a leadership role within a university counseling center.
Two or more years of experience working in higher education.
Experience and philosophy compatible with a stepped care service model.
Experience utilizing brief therapy techniques.
Experience organizing and conducting group therapy.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Familiarity with Titanium or other EMR system.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands:
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.


Appointment Term:  12 months

Pay Rate/Salary:  Negotiable Based on Experience and Qualifications

Title of Position Supervisor:  Associate Dean for Student Development

Posting Type:  Internal & External