Employee Assistance Office Director


Employee Assistance Office, OHR
Last Posted:

Mon, Mar 29th, '21


April 14, 2021

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Mon, Mar 29th, '21

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  • Full Time

Employee Assistance Office Director
Office of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Position in Overview

The Employee Assistance Office (EAO) within the Office of Human Resources at UW-Madison is recruiting an innovative and forward-thinking professional for their EAO Director position. This key position is responsible for promoting and providing the services offered by the EAO, including workplace consultation, training, crisis, grief response, and providing confidential counseling and consultation for all employees dealing with problems that have, or may have, an impact on their health or well-being, and may impair their job performance. This is an exciting and challenging time to join UW?Madison, and we invite all qualified individuals to apply.

The EAO Director also serves as the UW-Madison account manager for the external EAP vendor and monitors both internal and external services' performance.

The EAO Director reports to the UW-Madison Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and manages the EAO.

The best-qualified candidates will have a Master's Degree in a mental health field or equivalent education or experience, and three or more years of experience working as a counselor.

UW-Madison has more than 22,000 faculty and staff located in 32 colleges, schools, and divisions. Employees work in a wide variety of occupations. This position is located in Madison, Wisconsin, and will be expected to work both on-site and remote until normal operations resume.


Work for a world-class educational and research institution located in one of America's best places to live! The University of Wisconsin?Madison is nationally ranked 42nd overall and 13th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report, 2021. Madison, Wisconsin, is consistently rated one of the best places to live and work and receives high rankings in many measures.

Human Resources at UW-Madison is undergoing transformational change to foster employee engagement; attract, develop, and retain talent through inclusive and equitable practices; and create an adaptable and diverse culture. The global pandemic and the national conversation around racial injustice have also had a profound impact on our policies and practices and will undoubtedly shape the workplace of the future at our university. 


Master's Degree in a mental health field, or equivalent education/experience required. Knowledge of mental health and substance abuse issues; EAP, and academic experience desired.

Must have three years experience working as a counselor and prefer two years experience managing and directing the work of counselors. Preference is given for employee assistance program (EAP) counseling and work in higher education.


Professional certifications/designations/licenses preferred in: LMFT, LPC, LCSW, Ph.D. Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP).


Negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience.


Please submit a cover letter referring to your related work experience and a resume detailing your educational and professional background.

Application materials should be submitted through the UW-Jobs website.