Assistant Vice President/Executive Director of Counseling and Health Services

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Assistant Vice President/Executive Director of Counseling and Health Services

Student Affairs

The Assistant Vice President/Executive Director of Counseling and Health Services provides vision, leadership and direction for a comprehensive, integrated health and well-being approach to the health, mental health, and career needs.  The AVP/Executive Director supervises the Hart Career Center, Counseling and Consultation Services and the Arnold Health Service. He/she serves as the Executive Director for the daily programmatic and service operations for both health and counseling services.


  • Recruits, selects, trains, mentors and evaluates a diverse professional staff in career services, health services and counseling services.
  • 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 not limited to, athletics, residence life, fraternity and sorority life, student activities, diversity and inclusion and Wellness. Convenes a healthy campus advisory committee.
  • Provides leadership and direction for the daily operations of Counseling and Consultation Services. Maintains budget authority and oversight. Provides counseling support to students, both individually and groups as needed (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.
  • Provides leadership and direction for the daily operations of Arnold Health Services. Maintains budgetary authority and oversight. Serves as a liaison to our attending physician regarding procedural changes or needs. Maintains all administrative compliance reporting including state immunization reports, DHS reporting, etc. Provides communication to students/families regarding student health insurance.
  • Serves on a variety of division committees including Professional Development Committee (chair) and Senior Leadership Award selection committee (chair).


  • PhD in counseling and licensure with a minimum of five years progressive leadership experience and related administrative responsibilities on a college or university campus.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate a strong leadership vision for student health and well-being and inspire and engage in collaboration with a diverse student, faculty and staff constituency.
  • Must live within 30 miles to Bloomington for on-call response.

Application Information:

Please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to Human Resources.  Within your cover letter, please indicate how you learned of this opening. The University is committed to an environment of diversity and inclusion. Please feel free to share any opportunities you have had in collaborating in a diverse, multicultural and inclusive setting. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

Send to:

Illinois Wesleyan University

Human Resources, Holmes 209

1312 Park Street

Bloomington, Il  61701

Email:  [email protected]

Fax:  309-556-1710


The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation.

Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual harassment and sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at

Illinois Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Inclusive Excellence; details at




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Posted: 10/3/2019
Application Due: 12/2/2019
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