Director of Counseling and Consultation Services

Illinois Wesleyan University invites applicants for Director of Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS).  This position provides vision and leadership for the mental health services and policies consistent with the University’s residential mission.  This is a full time (10.5 months/year), on-campus position.  Generous benefits include health, retirement, considerable time off and access to multiple tuition programs for self and dependents.



  • Provides direct professional mental health counseling to college students; assesses mental health status and provides quality short-term interventions that address a wide range of clinical issues; provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and management, consultation and referral; makes director level decisions regarding student mental health, in consultation with individual counselors
  • Clinical supervision and administrative management; recruits, selects, trains, mentors and evaluates a diverse professional staff in CCS with a critical eye to serving a diverse student body, provides clinical supervision regarding individual student issues and response; maintains budgetary authority and oversight; leads departmental assessment efforts; provides annual reports, use and outcomes data; participates in on-call crisis response; models and supports cultural competence in counseling, supervision and outreach programs.
  • Provides leadership and direction of CCS on campus; researches, develops, collaborates, and advocates for a strong mental health outreach program that reflects knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion; supports both individual students and the broad student experience regarding mental health; collaborates with academic, athletics, fraternity and sorority life, diversity and inclusion, student affairs and other colleagues regarding mental health policies, protocols and programs.  


  • Master’s degree in related field (counseling, psychology, social work, or related field that allows for clinical supervision) required; PhD preferred.  
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) Illinois, Licensed Professional Counselor (LCP) Illinois, or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Illinois upon hire
  • A minimum of eight years of related experience; experience serving college aged students is strongly preferred.
  • Must live within 30 miles to Bloomington, IL for on-call emergency response (approximately 4-6 weeks/year).


Application Information:

Please submit the following materials to

  • A cover letter outlining your interest in the position, your experience and skills, which clearly details your understanding of DEI issues and how your experiences have prepared you to contribute to the IWU commitment of building a diverse and inclusive environment. In your cover letter, please address the duties, requirements, and qualities mentioned above.
  • A resume.
  • Contact information for three professional references. 


Illinois Wesleyan University
Human Resources, Holmes 209
1312 N. Park Street
Bloomington, IL  61701

Phone: (309) 556-3536
Fax:  (309) 556-1710 


Review of complete applicant materials will begin immediately; position is open until filled.  The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation.


Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

Illinois Wesleyan University is strongly committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions.  Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at  Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at