Western Illinois University,

University Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Fri, Feb 9th, '18


Screening will begin on March 10, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Start Date:

July, 2018

Last Updated:

Fri, Feb 9th, '18

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  • Full Time


RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Vice President for Student Services, the Director of the University Counseling Center has the primary responsibility for the delivery of counseling services, assessment services, consultation, training, public relations, and outreach activities to Western Illinois University students, and additional responsibilities include:

The professional development, training, and assignment of duties to personnel employed in the University Counseling Center (UCC)

Providing consultation and administrative supervision for UCC staff

Providing staff clinical supervision and/or supervision to an appointed clinical supervisor, practicum/intern supervisor, and Graduate Assistant supervisor to assure the ethical delivery of all counseling services in accordance with federal and state laws, guidelines and professional ethical codes

Providing primary responsibility for the provision of consultation services for students, family members, and/or any member of the WIU community faced with a mental health issue or general concern

Providing direct counseling services and/or assessment services to students/clients, as schedule permits

Providing primary responsibility in assuring that all approved UCC policies, procedures, ethical codes, and state and national guidelines are observed and followed

Providing primary responsibility for the management of the budget, accurate and timely accounting practices for the various accounts, and the approval of all expenditures for the UCC.

The evaluation of all employees in the UCC

The continued evaluation and development of all services provided by the UCC. 

To serve as a member of the student behavioral intervention team known as the Emergency Consultation Team (ECT). The director is expected to be in the rotation for the after-hours, on-call consultation service and to attend weekly ECT meetings.

To serve as a member of the Threat Assessment and Management Team (TAM Team) and carry out the duties of a TAM team member

To maintain and foster professional relationships with university and community entities to assure collaboration and the seamless delivery of services

To participate in departmental and university-wide committees

To be responsible for the production of the annual report and strategic plan

THE DEPARTMENT:  The University Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.  The staff currently consists of 9 master level clinicians and all are licensed in their respective disciplines.  The director reports to the Vice President for Student Services.  For additional information, visit


About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves nearly 10,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

 Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review for 14 consecutive years and as one of 37 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S. News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves nearly 10,000 students at its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

 The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental studies. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 566 full-time faculty members teach 96 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to eight pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 8,109): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

 WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,332): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A master's or doctoral degree in mental health counseling, psychology, or social work from an accredited program, with at least 3 years of recent clinical experience.  The successful candidate must have experience providing supervision, as well as mental health counseling services to traditional age college students. The candidate must have a current clinical license in any state, and be able to obtain an Illinois clinical license within the first year of employment.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Five or more years of clinical experience in a university counseling center.  Strong administrative, clinical, and assessment expertise with experience providing individual, couple, and group mental health counseling services within a college setting.  Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, budgetary, public relations, and leadership skills.  Ability to work collaboratively with and provide leadership for a multidisciplinary team.   Demonstrated ability to use data to make informed decisions.  The successful candidate will have a clear understanding of developmental issues facing college students and have experience meeting the needs of clients from diverse populations.  Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.  Experience administering a full battery of psychological and learning assessments is a plus.  Knowledge of electronic records and data management programs, specifically Titanium Schedule, is highly desirable. 

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).



RANK & SALARY: Administrative and Professional (A&P).  Salary competitive. Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:


APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the required and preferred qualifications.

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate

Please upload the requested documents by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

 **Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.