Summary of Duties: The Student Counselor and Wellness Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the campus' student mental health services and resources. The Coordinator is accountable for leading, developing, and providing innovative services that expand and promote mental health and wellness resources to assist with student success, persistence and retention.
The Coordinator specifically provides counseling services to students in individual and group sessions, responds to crisis situations, provides risk assessments, mental health evaluations and interventions. The position also develops and delivers mental health educational programming, training and consultations in addition to supervising graduate and/or undergraduate trainees. This position also works collaboratively with campus, WSU-system, and community partners to develop new programs and services. The coordinator is a member of the Student Support Services team in the Office of Student Affairs with attention to being responsive, innovative, and results-orientated, and reports to the Director of Campus Student Support Services.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree in a field relevant to area of specialization and three (3) years of experience directly related to the specialty area. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.