Director of Clinical Services Evanston


Counseling and Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Tue, Apr 20th, '21


Applications accepted until position is filled.

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Tue, Apr 20th, '21

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  • Full Time

Full-time 12-month Director of Clinical Services Evanston (LCPC, LCSW, Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.)  position. Under the supervision of the Executive Director of CAPS, the Director of Clinical Services oversees efficient and high-quality delivery of mental health services on the Evanston campus. Provides administrative oversight to the day-to-day clinical operations, serves as a primary mental health consultant and support to the Evanston campus and community. Evaluates and provides psychological treatment (including Telemental Health), crisis intervention, consultation, referral, and programming to the Northwestern community. Provides administrative supervision for some staff and graduates students in psychology, oversees case management and group therapy service systems, and serves on CAPS committees and inter-departmental groups. The Director of Clinical Services Evanston assists in planning, facilitation, and coordination of resources to assure availability and accessibility of services, identifies key issues and service needs, assists in the development and monitoring of record-keeping standards, leads the development of ongoing review and compliance procedures, provides leadership for ongoing updates of policies and procedures, facilitates communication with staff about professional and service-delivery issues, and, along with the Director of Clinical Services Chicago, serves as Acting Executive Director, as assigned, in the absence of the Executive Director.

CAPS is a unit within the Division of Student Affairs at NU and is highly utilized by students and other campus community members seeking consultation. CAPS has offices on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses. NU has a total student population of approximately 21,000 students across both campuses, with approximately 18,500 of these students attending classes in the Evanston campus. The Chicago office serves primarily graduate and professional students while Evanston office serves both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to our clinical services, CAPS reaches over 10,000 NU community members through outreach and educational programming on both campuses. CAPS also has a training program, including an APA-accredited Doctoral Internship in Psychology at our Evanston office and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship on both campuses. CAPS is a learning organization, in that our strategic planning, priority setting, clinical services, and professional development are informed by local data collection as well as benchmarking with national trends and peer institutions. CAPS also identifies very closely with the vision, values and guiding principles of our umbrella organization, the Division of Student Affairs.


1. Holds a completed Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related field or a doctoral level degree (Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology.

2. For doctoral candidates, must have completed a pre-doctoral internship at an APA accredited site.
3. Licensed Clinical Psychologist, LCPC or LCSW or license-eligible: a) currently licensed in another State; b) or post-doctoral hours have been completed to sit for licensure exam; c) and/or successfully passed the required examination.

4. Has a minimum of 5 years (post-licensure) of experience as a licensed mental health provider.

5. Demonstrates administrative experience in a complex, cohesive, and interdisciplinary team.

6. Demonstrates outstanding clinical skills and a well-integrated understanding of short-term therapy, crisis intervention, consultation, and outreach/developmental programming.

7. Demonstrates experience in training and supervision. For doctoral candidates, experience with supervision of doctoral level psychology graduate students in an APA accredited site.

8. Direct and demonstrated experience with and commitment to working with diverse clients and staff, including individuals from ethnically/racially diverse backgrounds and individuals representing varying sexual orientations.

9. Strong commitment to an anti-racist workplace.

10. Direct evidence of incorporating cultural competencies and equity practices into training and development of a counseling and psychological services team.

11. Demonstrates understanding and experience with college student developmental theory from undergraduate through graduate/professional levels.

12. Demonstrates understanding and knowledge of collegiate mental health and higher education law and ethics.

13. Experience using an electronic medical record system (e.g. Titanium) and knowledge of computer word processing skills and comfort with information technology in general.

14. Demonstrates experience in data base management, analyses, and reports. 


1. A doctoral level degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology.

2. Demonstrates at least three years of experience in an administrative role in a university counseling center.

3. Demonstrates at least three years of direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional.

4. Have thorough knowledge of clinical applications for contemporary issues in psychology and student affairs, especially as related to individual and cultural diversity.

5. Strong consideration will be given to candidates who have experience/expertise in empirically validated treatment modalities, especially dialectical behavioral therapy and trauma informed care.

6. Strong creativity and problem-solving skills.

7. Highly organized and detailed oriented.

8. Demonstrates expertise in mental health and developmental issues of college students at a highly competitive university.

9. Demonstrates commitment to continued personal and professional development.

10. Experience providing and managing Telemental Health services.




To be considered for the 39575 position, applicants must submit the following materials electronically on the Northwestern University Human Resources at

* Cover letter outlining interest in the position and addressing how you meet the specific job requirements
* A current CV