Assistant Director, Outreach & Consultation

Purdue University,

Counseling & Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Tue, Jun 30th, '20


Applications taken until position has been filled

Start Date:

July 6, 2020

Last Updated:

Tue, Aug 25th, '20

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  • Full Time

The Assistant Director, Outreach and Consultation has three overarching areas of responsibility.  The first is responsibility to provide vision for, ongoing administration of, and leadership in the area of Outreach and Consultation.  This includes all CAPS’ activities that relate to community engagement, prevention and intervention at a system/community level. The second is responsibility for administrative supervision and oversight for a subgroup of CAPS’ therapists.  This includes serving as a core member of the agency’s Leadership Team.  The third general area of responsibility is to provide services to students, certainly in the realm of Clinical Services, also in Outreach and Consultation, and via the provision of clinical supervision (to trainees or unlicensed staff), if/as needed.


Purdue University is a coeducational, state-assisted system in Indiana. Founded in 1869 and named after benefactor John Purdue, we are one of the nation’s leading research institutions with a reputation for excellent and affordable education.

We are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Our West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, we have 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations.

Region Description:

Purdue University is located in Northwest Indiana, about mid-way between Indianapolis and Chicago. By car one can get to Indianapolis in one hour, Chicago in two hours, and either Cincinnati or Louisville in 3 hours.



  • Master’s degree (MA/MS or MSW) from an accredited program, licensed as a LCSW or LMHC
  • Four years of experience as a generalist therapist 
  • Doctoral psychology internship may be considered in lieu of one year of experience
  • Must be certified or licensed, or immediately license eligible, in the State of Indiana
  • Experience in outreach and consultation 
  • Strong general therapy skills with clear interest and experience in the college population, as well as experience and skill in a variety of clinical service modalities
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in issues of diversity, social justice and advocacy
  • Knowledge of, and adherence to, ethical, legal and professional standards of practice
  • Independent judgement and discretion are essential in all aspects of this job 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to function well as part of a collaborative team
  • Strong organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to provide positive leadership and administrative leadership
  • Ability to relate well to students, staff colleagues in other departments, faculty, and other members of the University community
  • Specific interest in one or more of the following clinical areas and communities: interest and experience serving diverse clients and communities: group therapy; substance use, abuse, and dependence issues; eating disorders; international students; and/or working with underserved populations, in general



  • Doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-approved program, with successful completion of a one year doctoral internship, preferably from an APA-approved internship program
  • Experience in all facets of work as a counseling center mental health professional 
  • Clinical experience in a university counseling center with young adults
  • progressive responsibilities accrued during four year period
  • Interest in and experience serving underserved communities (including racial/ethnic underserved communities, such as our African-American, Latinx, Asian-American, Native American students, and those defined by other dimensions of identity)

Additional Information: 

  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions immediately
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply


Please submit your application online along with a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Requisition ID 9724: . In addition to your online submission, we ask that you also submit your application materials to Kyle Kittleson, Psy. D., HSPP, search chair at