Central Michigan University

United States

May 15, 2023


Position Information Position Title Counselor

College/Unit Student Affairs / Residence Life Home Department Counseling Center Employee Group Fixed-Term Faculty - 12 month Employment Status Full-Time Position Type 12 month Position Classification Fixed-Term Faculty Position Begin Date 10/18/2021 Position End Date 05/15/2023 Position Summary

Central Michigan University Counseling Center is seeking a generalist counselor for a non-teaching, full time, 12-month fixed term faculty position beginning October 2021.

The Counseling Center provides counseling services to currently enrolled students on CMU's main campus and via telemental health services. Counselors assist students with a wide range of behavioral, developmental and mental health concerns in support of personal growth and academic success.

• Provide individual, couples, and group counseling services • Provide campus outreach and prevention services • Provide consultation to colleagues, faculty, staff, and parents • Provide crisis intervention services during office hours • Provide after hours on call services as part of a rotating schedule during the academic year • Participate in professional development within and outside of the center • Maintain compliance with Counseling Center procedures • Maintain all professional, ethical, and legal standards in the State of Michigan • Maintain licensure in Michigan

Required Qualifications

• Masters or doctoral degree in counseling, clinical psychology, social work or related field • Eligibility for licensure in Michigan within one month of start date • Rich understanding of developmental, social, and psychological issues and challenges faced by a diverse population of students at the university level • Demonstrated competence in working with multicultural or other diverse populations • Demonstrated clinical skills related to short term counseling, crisis intervention • Demonstrated ability to effectively present outreach programming on mental health topics • Experience working as part of a collaborative and team-based approach to clinical services in a fast-paced work setting • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and collaboratively, strong communication skills, as well as commitment to workplace integrity and professional ethics • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations

Preferred Qualifications

• Full Michigan licensure • Experience and commitment to providing group counseling services and outreach programming

Message to Applicants

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered an applicant for this position. Position open until filled.

About the Department

To learn more about the department, visit the department website.

Posting Begins 09/10/2021 Posting Ends Open Until Filled Yes Type of Recruitment External About CMU

Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 19,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 men's and women's Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid- American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small- town living with big-city amenities. It's part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state's largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city's central location in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

EEO Statement

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CMU's Title IX Coordinator can be reached at: Phone: 989-774-3253 Office: 103 E. Preston St. Bovee University Center, suite 306 Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 Email:

Supplemental Questions

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  • How did you learn of this vacancy? Please indicate the specific source by title (i.e., CMU website,, Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, The Chronicle, specific professional association, specific list serv, etc.):
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Are you currently licensed in Michigan as a counselor, psychologist, or social worker or will you be eligible at the time of hire?
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Optional & Required Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • List of References
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Transcript Copies
  • Other Document (1)
  • Recommendation Letters