Associate Director - Community Engagement and Operations, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

University of Cincinnati,

Counseling & Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Mon, Oct 12th, '20



Start Date:


Last Updated:

Mon, Oct 12th, '20

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Associate Director - Community Engagement and Operations, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

The University of Cincinnati Counseling and Psychological Services (UC-CAPS) is looking for qualified individuals to apply for Associate Director Position and join our energetic, multidisciplinary, culturally-informed collaborative team of mental health professionals.

Essential Function: Under general supervision from a designated administrator, manage the day-to-day administration of the Counseling Center whose primary function is Training for the field of professional psychology, providing psychological services to students of the University of Cincinnati, and building a supportive community for the well-being of students.

This position carries key administrative responsibilities for the department and functions as the back-up administrator to the Director. In the role of Associate Director, this administrator creates position descriptions, makes hiring decisions, and prepares/delivers annual performance reviews to assigned CAPS staff. 

This Associate Director uniquely works closely with the Director to provide leadership in setting agency policy, allocating resources, planning for future short/long-term needs, coordinating with campus partners and managing the efficient operation of CAPS and satellite services as a whole. This position will also manage community engagement with student affairs offices and partnerships, including University Health Services, Colleges, and Branch Campuses. This position will manage technology and systems concerns such as administering the electronic medical records (EMR) program, maintaining a liaison relationship with UC Information Technology (IT), Baseline assessment, website updates, and Online Platforms, such as Therapy Assistance On-line (TAO). This role serves as the security and privacy officer for CAPS, maintains regular consultation with University Counsel regarding issues of legal concern. All activities are made in strict compliance with Ohio law, FERPA Regulations, HIPAA law, and American Psychological Association (APA) professional ethics. Additionally, this position provides direct counseling/psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and outreach/prevention services to UC students.

This position works with the Director and Associate Director of Clinical Services and Assistant Director of Training in developing and implementing policy consistent with institutional need and ethical professional practice. 


The University of Cincinnati is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 44,000 students, offering over 300 programs of study.  The university was founded in 1819 as Cincinnati College.  It is the oldest institution of higher education in Cincinnati, the second largest university in Ohio, and one of the largest universities in the United States.  UC is made up of the Uptown campus (main campus and Medical campus) and 3 regional campuses.  In 2010, UC was ranked in the top 100 universities in North America and as one of the top 200 in the world.  Beginning with the 2011 edition of US News and World Report Best Colleges rankings, the University of Cincinnati has been ranked as a Tier One university.  UC also has been designated as one of the most beautiful campuses and has been named a “green university.”  Among the many academic offerings, UC has an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program in the Department of Psychology.  The university competes in 19 Division I (NCAA) sports and its athletics teams are known as the "Bearcats," competing in the American Athletic Conference.  Additionally, UC is the largest employer in the Cincinnati region, with an economic impact of more than $3 billion.  You can learn more about the University of Cincinnati by visiting the UC website:


Minimum Requirements

1. Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) or Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) is required.

2. Must be licensed or licensed eligible as a psychologist, social worker, or clinical counselor in the State of Ohio. License must be achieved within 6 months of date of employment.

3. Experience must include Five (5) years of clinical experience, with two (2) years in college counseling, with demonstrated two (2) years evidence of increasing supervisory and administrative responsibilities over time. 


Preferred Qualifications

· Earned doctorate from an accredited university 

· Earned doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program, and Completed APA Accredited internship.

· Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity within an organization, team, and/or campus environment

· Knowledge of some electronic health record programs

· Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Support for Diversity at UC CAPS

UC CAPS strives to provide an environment in which individuals of diverse backgrounds, identities, and roles feel supported and embraced.  We believe that when we as a staff are more

diverse, we are stronger, more creative and flexible in our thinking, and provide better clinical care and training within our center.  

UC CAPS creates many opportunities for staff members to participate in events, committees, and programming connected to diversity at the University of Cincinnati.  Staff members are required and provided time to complete the 3-part ROOTEd training at the University of Cincinnati, which is a training for Student Affairs professionals to ensure their ability to recognize their own intersectionality of identities and prepare them to work with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff on campus.  UC CAPS also periodically hosts speakers or trainings on topics of diversity.  Similarly, staff members are eligible and provided time to participate in Student Affairs committees, such as the Equity and Inclusion committee, which plans the Equity and Inclusion Conference and hosts other events on campus throughout the year.

In addition to the supports provided by UC CAPS, the University of Cincinnati, as a whole, also provides supports for faculty and staff of diverse identities and backgrounds.

 CAPS are welcome to join one of the UC employee resource groups, including the African American/Black Male Staff, the Asian American Pacific Islander Staff and Faculty Affinity Group, the Black Faculty Association, Black Women on the Move, Latino Faculty Association, and the LGBTQ Faculty & Staff Association. 

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


$ 85,000- 90,000