Associate Director, Clinical Services

The George Washington University,

Division of Student Affairs
Last Posted:

Thu, Jan 28th, '21


Open Until Filled

Start Date:

Determined at time of offer

Last Updated:

Thu, Jan 28th, '21

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  • Full Time

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the Colonial Health Center serves as the primary mental health agency for GW students and the entire campus community. Our mission is to support students’ mental health and personal development by collaborating directly with students to overcome difficulties and challenges that may interfere with their academic, emotional, and personal success.

Reporting to the Director, Counseling and Psychological Services, The Associate Director, Clinical Services assesses and provides appropriate counseling or referral services for students; Engages in appropriate professional practice as outlined by legal and ethical standards; and participates in the development and delivery of proactive, psycho-education programming initiatives, as needed. Additional duties include: Providing general and clinical supervision services, as needed; Developing and maintaining strong relationships with campus colleagues in order to provide services which meet the assessed needs of campus; and Providing consultation and training services for the campus community regarding social / emotional needs for students. Provides administrative duties as requested or assigned. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for the following:

  • Provide oversight for CAPS clinical services and related staff management and administrative duties
  • Supervise additional licensed professional staff.
  • Work within senior clinical team to assess, create, and establish best practices for center which meet presenting needs of the campus community and CAPS staff.
  • Assist director to develop priorities and goals for the counseling services office in support of student development objectives and the academic mission
  • Assists with the organization and integration of CAPS training, counseling, outreach and consulting activities; and manages evaluation and assessment of services and programs
  • Provide consultation and training services for the campus community regarding social / emotional needs for students
  • Provide personal counseling, crisis intervention, assessment, and referral services.
  • Provide consultation to administration, staff or faculty on student issues.
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with campus colleagues in order to provide services which meet the assessed needs of campus
  • General administration representing the Director and CAPS with internal and external partners when needed including liaisons, committees, consultations, etc.
  • Participate in general Division of Student Affairs sponsored programming, events, meetings, etc.

The position is based at GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.


The George Washington University, an independent academic institution chartered by the Congress of the United States in 1821, dedicates itself to furthering human well-being. The University values a dynamic, student-focused community stimulated by cultural and intellectual diversity and built upon a foundation of integrity, creativity, and openness to the exploration of new ideas. The George Washington University, centered in the national and international crossroads of Washington, D.C., commits itself to excellence in the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge. To promote the process of lifelong learning from both global and integrative perspectives, the University provides a stimulating intellectual environment for its diverse students and faculty. By fostering excellence in teaching, the University offers outstanding learning experiences for full-time and part-time students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in Washington, D.C., the nation, and abroad. As a center for intellectual inquiry and research, the University emphasizes the linkage between basic and applied scholarship, insisting that the practical be grounded in knowledge and theory. The University acts as a catalyst for creativity in the arts, the sciences, and professions by encouraging interaction among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the communities it serves. The George Washington University draws upon the rich array of resources from the National Capital Area to enhance its educational endeavors. In return, the University, through its students, faculty, staff, and alumni, contributes talent and knowledge to improve the quality of life in metropolitan Washington, D.C.


Qualified candidates will hold an advanced degree in a mental health discipline (psychology, social work, or counseling), plus five (5) years of professional experience, to include two (2) years of supervisory experience. Licensed in Washington, D.C. or eligibility for Washington, D.C. clinical license within six months of hire

  • Supervised internship or equivalent, to include clinical assessment, counseling and crisis intervention, with a diverse college-age population.
  • Three years or more of administrative experience including staff management and supervision is preferred.
  • Experience with an electronic records system and strong interpersonal, oral and writing skills.

$68,009 - $98,661 



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