Director of Clinical Services / Associate Director

University of Nevada, Reno,

Counseling Services
Last Posted:

Wed, Jul 15th, '20



Start Date:


Last Updated:

Wed, Jul 15th, '20

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  • Full Time

The University of Nevada, Reno Counseling Services department is recruiting for a full-time, 12-month Clinical Director/Associate Director. Under the general supervision of the Director of Counseling Services, the Clinical Director/Associate Director works closely with the Director to oversee CS operations, and shares responsibility with the Director to ensure the psychological health and well-being of the campus community. The Clinical Director/Associate Director represents CS to the University when the Director is unavailable by responding to issues of concern from the campus community and serving as the CS representative on university committees as appointed by the Director. In collaboration with other department leadership, the Clinical Director/Associate Director ensures that the department is fulfilling its responsibilities to provide high quality and timely psychological programs and services, collaborating effectively with other Student Services departments and university staff/faculty members, engaging in program evaluation, and contributing to the learning and development of university students.


The Clinical Director/Associate Director oversees front desk operations and works closely with administrative staff to develop and improve administrative systems related to clinical service delivery and other department activities. The ideal candidate heads the UNR CS Clinical Services committee, supervises the clinical responsibilities of staff and trainees, provides consultation to staff regarding clinical crises, provides direction regarding the management of all daily clinical issues, ensures quality control regarding clinical services, case disposition and service demand, and interfaces with the UNR community about CS clinical services.


The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves nearly 22,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world. Located where the Sierra Nevada meets the high desert of the Great Basin, the University’s verdant, 290-acre campus is a 45-minute drive from scenic Lake Tahoe. Today, the University delivers on its land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students’ cognitive growth and academic achievement — all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education, according to both Forbes and Money magazines (2018). The University is ranked in the top tier of National Universities by U.S. News & World Report and in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.


Master’s in Social Work and a minimum of four years’ experience in managerial or related professional experience or a Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited program and completion of an APA accredited doctoral internship and a minimum of three years’ experience in managerial or related professional experience. Related experience: Minimum of three years of post-licensure experience and clinic operations in a college or university student counseling center.

Certification and Licensure

Licensed as a Psychologist or Clinical Social Worker at the time of job application. Able to obtain a Nevada license preferably prior to the start of employment, but within three months at the latest.

Schedule or Travel Requirements

Except under extraordinary circumstances (e.g., quarantine), this position is required to be present on site 8am-5pm Mondays through Fridays. Evening and weekend hours may be required of this position.

  • Five to eight years’ post-licensure experience within a University Counseling Center.
  • Five years of managerial experience within a University Counseling Center.
  • Experience with personnel evaluation and/or direct reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of a multicultural organization and to effectively address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple disciplines (e.g., psychology, social work) as part of a leadership team and with all levels of clinical and administrative staff.
  • Demonstrated experience providing data driven decision-making and leadership in a college or mental health setting;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Strong multitasking skills and the ability to prioritize multiple activities and demands and be efficient;
  • Knowledge of professional ethics and standards for providers as stated by applicable professional organizations, e.g., the APA, as well as state and federal law
  • Knowledge of Training program standards, accreditation and reporting requirements
  • Skills in clinical supervision for multidisciplinary master’s/doctoral/postdoctoral trainees 
  • Ability to carry out complex administrative tasks to include decision making, planning, problem solving, negotiation, resource allocation and reallocation, and change management
  • Good empathic, interpersonal, communication skills, developed within the context of diversity and safety, not just for the students but also for faculty and other professionals within and without the university community

Compensation Grade


Salary Schedules


1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Reference contact information for Three Professional References

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

5) Proof of licensure