Director of Training / Assoc. Director Counseling

Drexel University,

Counseling & Health / Student Life
Last Posted:

Fri, Oct 23rd, '20


December 15

Start Date:

No later than January 2021

Last Updated:

Fri, Oct 23rd, '20

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  • Full Time

Drexel University Counseling Center (DUCC) has an opening for the Director of Training /Associate Director of Counseling position.  This is a 12-month, full-time position.   The Director of Training / Associate Director of Counseling is responsible for providing oversight and management of all aspects of the Counseling Center’s APA accredited training programs, including, but not limited to: maintaining accreditation status with APA and APPIC (Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers), oversight of intern and extern selection, oversight and provision of culturally competent supervision of Trainees; and organizing on-going training opportunities for professional clinical staff as well as Trainees.  


In addition, the Director of Training/ Associate Director of Counseling functions as primary support to and collaborates with the Executive Director of Counseling Services in creating, assessing, and establishing best practices in the Counseling Center’s operation and service delivery.   This individual is expected to demonstrate excellent clinical skills, provide supervision to direct reports, and possess a solid commitment to ensuring a high quality of training for all staff, and trainees as they complete their clinical training.   The Director of Training / Assoc. Director reports directly to the Executive Director of Counseling and participates in programs and activities sponsored by Student Life.  


Institution Description

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 26,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities.  Drexel is a private coeducational university with domestic and international students from all over the world and located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The University is comprised of 3 campuses. University City Main Campus, where the main hub of the Office of Counseling & Health is located, is just west of Center City in the University City district of Philadelphia. University City Main Campus is Drexel’s largest and oldest campus and it is the center of its administrative offices, as well as the main academic center for students.


Region Description:

Drexel University's lively urban campus is located in one of America's most exciting cities — Philadelphia. In a world-class city for business, art, history and education, Philadelphia's skyscrapers are coupled with a blend of distinct and culturally diverse neighborhoods, creating a unique metropolitan yet intimate urban experience.  Surrounded by tree-lined residential blocks just minutes away from Philadelphia's downtown Center City district, Drexel makes its home in University City. Comprised of five additional universities and dotted by coffee shops, restaurants, shops, and farmers markets, University City is just one of the many reasons Philadelphia makes an ideal place for students to live, play, and learn.

Philadelphia, known as the City of Brotherly Love, is a large multicultural destination that brings art, history and culture together with its assorted selection of museums, theatres, restaurants, sports arenas, and music venues for year-round entertainment.  Visitors and locals alike can experience the city’s welcoming and diverse cultural communities, from one of the country’s oldest and largest “Gayborhoods” to thriving African American, Latino and Asian communities.  Convenient train and bus schedules with SEPTA make for easy commuting within the city and to neighboring towns. Philadelphia is a short drive to NYC, New Jersey shore towns, and Pocono mountains in Pennsylvania.


Diversity within Drexel University Counseling Center (DUCC)


Drexel embraces a philosophy respectful of diversity and inclusion and strives to build a diverse staff capable of meeting the needs of all our students. The staff at the DUCC value fostering an inclusive academic community because we understand that different life experiences and perspectives are critical to the development of new ideas, analytical problem-solving skills and overall student life satisfaction and achievement. We value providing services that are inclusive to all students.  To translate these values into action we have an Internal Diversity Committee (IDC) that meets regularly to plan professional development activities for staff.  These activities aim to guide our team toward the goal of increasing self-awareness regarding our own biases and privilege as well as systemic bias and privilege in order to provide appropriate and effective mental health services.  Additionally, we have a thriving group program comprised of workshops, interpersonal process groups, and topic specific groups (e.g., women’s trauma, queer student group, mindful eating).  We are dedicated to continued growth of our group program and welcome new staff to join us in this effort.  DUCC also runs a robust training program with an APA accredited internship and externship program.  All staff members participate in the training program via direct supervision, intern/extern selection, and/or leading specific trainings or seminars.

We transform these principles into practice by seeking individuals who have interest in working with students with multiple intersecting marginalized identities.  Because we seek to build a staff with a variety of backgrounds and experiences we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including (but not limited to) people of color, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans. We welcome applicants who will help us advance our diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives aimed at creating an academic environment that values community engagement around these issues.  

Application Process:  Applicants should apply directly to Dr. Tania Czarnicki, Exec. Dir of Counseling


Doctoral Degree in Psychology or Counseling required.  Five to seven years of counseling experience and professional license or certification are required.  Two or more years of counseling experience should be in a college or university setting where crisis intervention, personal counseling, group counseling, assessment and referral, consultation, outreach, and workshops are included.  Demonstrated competence in providing supervision leadership and maintaining APA accreditation standards of excellence.  Culturally informed counseling, crisis intervention, communication skills (both oral and written) and familiarity with computers (PC and Mac) are required


Significant supervisory experience with licensed psychologists / direct reports; experience managing or involvement with an APA accredited Internship program.


Salary: $71,997.00 - $108,047.00 Monthly


Resume and Letter of Interest sent to

Tania Czarnicki, Psy.D,
Executive Director of Counseling