Director of the Counseling Center

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Application deadline: December 2, 2019

Senior Consultant: Stacey Morgan Foster

Consultant: Shally Wise

Director of the Counseling Center

Western Washington University invites nominations and applications for a new Director of the Counseling Center. Reporting to the Executive Director for Counseling, Health, and Wellness, the Director provides leadership and management to the Counseling Center, as well as coordinates the integration of the Counseling Center’s efforts and services with those of Prevention and Wellness Services and the Student Health Center.

As the third largest university in the State of Washington, Western enrolls approximately 16,000 students, 95 percent of whom are undergraduates, in more than 160 academic programs at the Bellingham campus and eight satellite locations around the Puget Sound area. The Western community is committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement, and encourages applications from candidates with diverse identities and experiences who share this commitment.

This position is housed within Western’s Division of Enrollment and Student Services (ESS), which has a mission to engage students to promote healthy development of the whole self and our communities. Overall services in the Division support and shape the enrollment and persistence of students. ESS includes 18 program areas with more than 300 permanent employees.

Within the Division, the Counseling Center operates as one of three departments in the Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services area. The Center’s mission is to facilitate student success and psychological well-being through culturally sensitive clinical services, outreach, and consultation. In addition to providing clinical and outreach services for all Western students, the Center contributes to the development of the mental health professions by serving as a training site for graduate students in psychology and counseling. A chief task for the incoming Director is to help shepherd the internship training program through the American Psychological Association’s (APA) accreditation process. The Counseling Center is accredited through the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).

Full information on the position and the procedures for nomination or application are available at Western Washington University Director of the Counseling Center Profile. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by Dec. 2, 2019 can be assured full consideration. Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion about this opportunity with Stacey Foster at Application materials (include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references-who will not be contacted without permission) must be submitted electronically to:

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.