Director of Health and Counseling Services
The Director of Health and Counseling Services provides vision, leadership and direction for a comprehensive, integrated, inclusive
health and well-being approach to undergraduate students’ physical and mental health
needs. The Director supervises Arnold Health Services and Counseling and Consultation
Services. They serve as the Director for the daily programmatic and service operations
for both health and counseling services. This is a full time, benefits eligible, on-campus position.
- Direct service: Provides inclusive health and mental health advocacy, support, and direct care
to a diverse student population consistent with their disciplinary expertise. Provides
guidance for care providers. Successful services and outreach reflect knowledge of
diversity, equity and inclusion. Based on licensure, delivers direct services to
students (either counseling or healthcare) approximately 6-8 hours/week. Advocates
for and supports both individual students and the broad student experience by providing
intervention support as part of the Student Success Team and the University crisis
on-call response. Manages crises involving students as needed.
- Educational Outreach: Researches, develops and collaborates to implement a comprehensive health and well-being
outreach program for students, including health, mental health, sexual health, alcohol
and other drug education, sexual assault and other key campus health issues. Collaborative
partners include, but are not limited to, athletics, residence life, fraternity and
sorority life, student activities, diversity and inclusion, and wellness.
- Daily Operations: Provides leadership and direction for the daily operations of Counseling and Consultation
Services and Arnold Health Services (two collaborative departments), including pandemic
response. Maintains budget authority and oversight. Serves as a liaison to a consulting
physician regarding procedural changes or needs. Maintains all administrative compliance
reporting. Provides communication to students/families regarding student health insurance.
- Supervision: Recruits, selects, trains, mentors and evaluates a diverse professional staff in
health services and counseling services, with a critical eye to serving a diverse
student body. Hiring and professional development practices reflect a commitment
to diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DNP) with licensure in counseling, nursing or related
field (e.g., social work; psychology) preferred; a Master’s degree required with
significant experience. A minimum of eight years of progressive leadership experience
and related administrative responsibilities strongly preferred. Certification and
a minimum of five years’ experience on a college or university campus strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate a strong leadership vision for student health
and well-being and to inspire and engage in collaboration with a diverse student,
faculty and staff constituency.
- Must live within 30 miles to Bloomington, IL for on-call response.
Please submit a cover letter and resume including three professional references and
a one-page diversity statement describing your commitment to, and experience with, diversity
and inclusion. Within your cover letter, please indicate how you learned of this opening. The position is open until filled; early review of materials will begin February 4.
Illinois Wesleyan University
Human Resources, Holmes 209
1312 Park Street
Bloomington, Il 61701
The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation. Per the Governor's August 26, 2021 Executive Order regarding COVID-19 vaccination, personnel in the higher education setting will need
to either provide proof of vaccination, or apply for a medical/disability or religious
exemption. All those not fully vaccinated will be required to participate in weekly
COVID testing on our campus.
Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship
for this position. Candidates must reside and be legally authorized to work in the
United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment
Illinois Wesleyan University is 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 is an EEO Employer.
Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at www.iwu.edu/human-resources/SexualMisconductPolicy.html. Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity
and inclusive excellence; details at www.iwu.edu/diversity.