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Counselor/ AODA Coordinator

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh, Fox Cities, and Fond du Lac Campuses
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Working Title: Counselor/ AODA Coordinator
Official Title: Counselor
Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $55,000
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: 12-month, Annual, Fixed-Term Renewable
Position Summary:

The UWO Counseling Center is looking for a dynamic, skilled, positive psychology focused Counselor who coordinates the Center's AODA program. This position's primary role is a clinical counselor. It also provides oversight to our AODA intervention and prevention services for our campus. Our students are an amazing population to work along side and our team is dedicated to our individual and collective well-being. We are committed to our work and environment being one that values diversity, equity and justice.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.


30% AODA Program Coordination

  • Coordinate all aspects of the AODA intervention programs.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise bachelor level practicum students and master’s level counselor trainees to lead AODA group and individual sessions.
  • Maintain appropriate scheduling of intervention programs.
  • Provide ongoing review and updating of intervention programs
  • Complete an annual review of intervention programs to ensure best practice standards are being met
  • Facilitate groups and meet with students as needed.
  • Provide specialized training to Residence Life on AODA intervention programs.
  • Provide specialized training across campuses on AODA topics.
  • Develop and nurture collaborative relationships across campuses and the community.
  • Provide leadership, strategic development and implementation of goals with the UW Oshkosh AODA Task Force.
  • Responsibility for ensuring that the Center is providing best practices and innovative AODA programming. This includes being fluent in up to date research in the area.
  • Providing robust prevention campaigns to campuses.
  • Providing ongoing outreach campaigns that have a meaningful impact on AODA prevention on campus.
  • Maintain updated information on social media and webpage.
  • Coordinate and write the biennial UWS AODA review. Write annual report for AODA program.
  • Ensure that direct services and outreach programs are based on best practices and multicultural competence and equity and justice understanding.
  • Conduct the UW System AODA Survey on campus: coordinate with the UW System AODA Committee on system-wide effort and prepare and present the results to constituents on campus.
  • Participate in the UW System AODA Committee and participate in the UW System AODA Coordinator’s Group.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of outreach, training, and sanctioning program outcomes and satisfaction.  

60% Clinical Duties

  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Crisis Management
  • Adjunctive Services
  • Consultation Outreach
  • Training  

5% Other

  • Staff Meetings
  • Involvement in campus committees, groups
  • Professional Development 

5% Other Duties as Assigned.


Masters in mental health related field.

Individual must be fully licensed in their mental health related field of study within 2 years of hire.

Experience with AODA counseling and treatment.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Previous experience in the provision of mental health services in a college setting.

Experience with short term treatment.

Understanding of positive psychology approaches.

Well versed in best practices in the field of AODA services in a college setting.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Letter of interest


Contact information for 3 professional references


For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by September 1, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 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.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or