Director of the Center for Wellness and Counseling

Posted: February 22, 2021

Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN, is searching for a Director of the Center for Wellness and Counseling. CWC has a deep commitment to culturally sensitive counseling and wellness programs that promote student development/academic success for an intentionally diverse student body. Augsburg University is committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body (Fall 2020: 56% of undergraduate students of color; 43% first generation students). Candidates from diverse backgrounds and especially from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Major qualifications of the position: licensed or license-eligible in the state of MM - LP, LISCW, LMFT, OR LPC; minimum of 7 yrs of experience counseling young adults with a trauma-informed lens; (preferred) minimum of 7 yrs of experience working in a college counseling center; excellent clinical skills, supervision experience; and demonstrated intercultural competency.

Position - open until filled, special consideration given to applications received by March 8, 2021.

Full description below:

Job Description:


The Center for Wellness and Counseling offers programs and services to support the health and well-being of Augsburg University students by embracing a holistic concept of health, with an emphasis on mental health. The Center offers culturally sensitive counseling and wellness programs that promote student development and academic success for an intentionally diverse student body. The Director provides visionary leadership in the administration and management of the Center.


  • Direct the planning, implementation, assessment, and evaluation of counseling services and wellness programs.
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate counseling and administrative staff.
  • Provide short-term individual and group counseling to students on mental health and developmental concerns to enhance personal functioning and self-management skills, develop interpersonal skills, and increase academic success.
  • Conduct and engage community psychologists, psychiatrists, and other partners in professional consultation.
  • Collaborate with university staff and faculty, parents, students, and health providers to manage mental health crises. This includes providing crisis counseling, facilitation of hospitalization, and referrals to Augsburg and community resources.
  • Interpret assessment instruments to provide optimal therapeutic and academic support to students in consultation with colleagues and external consultants. This includes the Behavioral Health Measure, Student College Health Survey, etc.
  • Comply with ethical guidelines of the director's applicable state licensing board and applicable national professional organization. In addition, ensure that the operations of the Center are in compliance with the ethical and legal guidelines pertinent to the department and pertinent to the counseling staff holding different licenses (LP, LICSW, LMFT, LPC).
  • Manage the budget and other contracts held by the department such as the People's Center, the Aurora Center, ProtoCall, and TAO.
  • Coordinate mental health and wellness resources through educational programming and materials, and the departmental web page to educate the community and increase the use of resources.
  • Serve on the Campus Threat Assessment Committee.



  • Licensed or license-eligible in the state of Minnesota as an LP, LICSW, LMFT, or LPC.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience counseling young adults.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience working in a college or university counseling center preferred.
  • Excellent clinical skills.
  • Supervision experience.
  • Demonstrated intercultural competency.
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse, multicultural environment.
  • Ability to supervise, facilitate, and mentor others in individual and group settings, work effectively in a team environment, and work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to reason/analyze, maintain confidentiality, and demonstrate patience and understanding.
  • Ability to show initiative, multi-task, organize workflow, manage multiple projects, and handle frequent interruptions.

Additional Information:


  • Represent the department at meetings to coordinate programs and services across campus and at professional meetings with various community agencies including statewide meetings of counseling center directors.
  • Provide training and consultation to Augsburg staff, faculty, students, and parents regarding student mental health issues.
  • Keep accurate, confidential records of counseling sessions to comply with professional standards and ethical requirements mandated by the Director's applicable state licensing board, and develop and monitor Center record-keeping systems to comply with professional standards and ethical requirements of all counseling staff licensing boards, and pertinent state statues.
  • Participate in training and professional development to maintain licensure and remain current in their field.
  • All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor.



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