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Director of Health and Counseling Services

Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, Illinois
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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.



Application Information:


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.



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.  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 term.


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  Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at



Illinois Wesleyan, founded in 1850, is a private co-educational university with an enrollment of 1,850 and a student/faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The University consists of the College of Liberal Arts, with 17 academic departments; the College of Fine Arts, comprising professional Schools of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts; and the School of Nursing.illinois_wesleyan_university1.jpg

Illinois Wesleyan's faculty is composed of active scholars who are devoted to teaching undergraduates and to including them in their research. Illinois Wesleyan's 76-acre campus has undergone remarkable growth in the past decade and features such new facilities as the five-story Ames Library, the Center for Natural Science, and the Shirk Center for Athletics and Recreation.



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