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Director of Student Counseling- UM Western

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 17, 2024

Job Details

Director of Student Counseling

Department: Student Affairs
Position: 10 Month position- with June and July on call, full benefits package
Wage: $56,000- $60,000 DOE
Union Affiliation: None
Posting Date: January 2024
Benefits Include:

· Insurance package,

· Mandatory retirement plan,

· Dependent partial tuition waiver,

· Faculty/staff tuition waiver

· Wellness program:


Under supervision of the Dean of Students, this position is responsible for care provided in Counseling Services and for consultation with after-hours services. This position also includes direct clinical service to students during and after regular business hours.

The primary responsibility of this position is counseling students and managing the counseling services on campus. This position includes personnel management, coordinate with off campus mental and physical health professionals, long range planning, delivery of mental health services, participation on campus committees, direction and involvement in campus outreach programs, staff development and training, and quality improvement efforts.

Must have leadership skills in mentoring and directing the counseling team, know and establish performance standards, practices, and employment relationship issues. Must have the ability to represent the University in a positive manner. Must have experience in counseling college students and student athletes in the area of mental health such as resilient skills, addiction, crisis intervention, and relationship violence. This position operates with considerable independence in providing oversight for counseling and behavioral health services and represents Student Affairs in campus and community activities.


• Must have a master’s degree in counseling or equivalent.

• LCPC and/or LCSW or equivalent

• Excellent organization skills and time management.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills and leadership skills.

• Resourcefulness, critical thinking, analytical skills, collaboration, and documentation skills.


• Three years of experience working on a college campus.

• Knowledge of HIPAA and FERPA rules.

The University and Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 70 full-time faculty and over 1,200 students. It is located in Dillon, Montana in the scenic Rocky Mountains and has been awarded numerous top national rankings for delivering high quality, affordable education.

Montana Western is the only public four-year college in the nation offering Experience One (X1), experiential learning delivered on the block schedule. Class sizes are small and students take a single course at a time, three hours each day for 18 days, before moving on to the next course. Each course is four credits and four blocks are offered each semester. The block schedule facilitates field and lab work, undergraduate research, study travel, and interdisciplinary teaching. Montana Western’s faculty strongly believe in mentoring and inspiring students, and assisting them in the transition from university life to professional careers.

The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon Community. With a population of 5,000 people, Dillon is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities, and an excellent quality of life.

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References : References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing : Individual hiring departments at UMW may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility : All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UMW, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).


Review of applications will begin immediately, but will remain open until the position is filled.

A complete application Includes:

1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.

2. Curriculum Vitae/Detailed Resume

3. Official or Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be required at time of hire)

4. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

* Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

** Applying through or easy apply through may result in submission of an incomplete application. Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not complete with materials listed above under the "How to Apply" section. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure complete application materials are submitted and received by the date listed above.

Job Location Dillon, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular
Salary 56,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD


University of Montana.

At UM, we approach everything with creativity because that’s what this evolving world needs. We are stewards of this place, its history and our future. We are driving forward together, affecting change that is right for our place and people. We know of no better place than Montana and its university to make a lasting impact on the common good.

As Montana’s flagship university, we set a high bar for academic studies, creative accomplishments and scientific exploration which benefit our students, our community and the world at large.

The University draws a diverse, global population to Missoula – our home and the state’s second-largest city with about 80,000 residents – and helps cultivate an educated, engaged and vibrant community. Our students receive a world-class education in a broad range of subjects that include the arts, sciences, trades, graduate and postdoctoral study and professional training.

Our main campus, nestled in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, spans 56 acres at the base of Mount Sentinel and along the Clark Fork River, and includes the park-like Oval at the center of campus, more than 60 architecturally unique buildings and a 25,200-seat football stadium. UM's 180-acre South Campus offers student housing, a golf course, soccer fields and an outdoor track facility. Missoula College occupies two sites, one just across the river from the main campus, and one on the southwest side of Missoula.

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