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Executive Director of University Wellness & Student Counseling Services

Position Information

WORKING TITLE: Executive Director of University Wellness & Student Counseling Services
UW SYSTEM OFFICIAL TITLE: Counseling Services Director
POSTING DATE: June 12, 2024

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Assistant Chancellor for Student Affairs and oversees and manages personnel, operations, policy, logistics, and strategic planning. Serves as the primary liaison from Counseling Services to the college and surrounding community. Oversees counseling and education services to students and consultation to students, faculty, and staff. Ensures staff and programs work collaboratively and effectively with other areas of the college.

This position will also support students via case management and the provision of health and wellness education. The Director will provide support to Prevea Health staff and oversight for all wellness-related needs on behalf of campus and the Universities of Wisconsin. This position will work to create a safe and equitable environment for all UW-Green Bay students, where all can feel a sense of place and pride.

What You'll Do

  • Develops and directs the strategic planning and operations for university counseling services.
  • Organizes student-focused programming and resources to promote new and on-going educational initiatives.
  • Provides supervision and strategic leadership for counselors and counseling services.
  • Develops, evaluates, and ensures compliance with counseling services policies and standards of practice.
  • Manages counseling personnel and budget.
  • Serves as a liaison to campus and community stakeholders.
  • Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees.
  • Represent the University at the state level among Counseling and Health Directors.
  • Serve as the institutional daily on-site liaison to Prevea Health to ensure an efficient operation for the delivery of a holistic student health program, and provide clinical supervision of the on-site counselors or create system in which this level of consultation may occur.
  • Serve as secondary support to the Deputy Coordinator of the Title IX response program.



  • Master’s degree in counseling, social work or related field AND 3 years’ experience as a licensed mental health professional OR PhD, or PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology or related field at time of application
  • A current Wisconsin license (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, or Psychologist) or ability to be licensed in the state of Wisconsin within the first 6 months of hire
  • Demonstrated progressive administrative and/or leadership experience
  • Strong clinical skills in counseling, assessment, and crisis intervention appropriate to the educational and personal needs of university students
  • Demonstrated experience supervising full-time professional staff


  • Doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) from an APA-accredited program
  • Experience working in a higher education institution
  • Significant experience with crisis intervention and risk assessment
  • Experience providing clinical supervision
  • Experience with electronic medical records
  • Public speaking and presentation skills

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions of Appointment

Travel is required for necessary meetings, events, etc. Occasional evening and and/or weekend work is expected. 

Position is a full-time Limited appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. 

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 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. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

Compensation and Benefits


Minimum salary of $88,500.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


The UW System provides an excellent benefits package to meet the diverse needs of its employees. This includes several health insurance options, with annual deductibles as low as $250/individual and $500/family. Our benefits package also includes dental, vision, several life insurance options, AD&D and Accident insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts. We participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), where employer contributions begin immediately and employees are fully vested after 5 years of service. The UW System also provides supplemental retirement savings programs including a 403(b) and Deferred Compensation.

In addition, employees receive several types of paid leave benefits, which are prorated for employees working less than 100%. This includes 9 legal holidays, 36 hours of personal holiday and between 96-130 hours of sick leave annually. Employees earn 13-27 days of vacation each year, depending on years of service and employment type.

For more details, please review the benefit quick guide linked below.


STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:
External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Search Jobs" screen:

  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Executive Director of University Wellness & Student Counseling Services"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references 
  • Certified proof of licensure(s)

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Gail Sims-Aubert
Phone:  (920) 465-2712

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, June 30, 2024.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.