Associate Director of Operations and Training Manager

University of Colorado Boulder,

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Last Posted:

Wed, Dec 23rd, '20


Please apply by January 14, 2021 for consideration.

Start Date:

To be determined.

Last Updated:

Wed, Dec 23rd, '20

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  • Full Time

Join our outstanding counseling team at CU Boulder! We are seeking an Associate Director of Operations and Training Manager. Reporting to the Director of Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), this position supports the director in coordinating the mission and daily operations of the department, and assists in the development of action plans and goals.

The Associate Director is responsible for leading CAPS’ 5 training programs (APA pre-doctorate internship, practicum, post-doctoral fellowship, post-masters social work training, and psychiatry training), and ensuring the quality of the training programs and services provided by the trainees. This position also provides administrative supervision to the CAPS Training Team.

The Associate Director works with the CAPS Director in developing and updating the department’s policies to ensure compliance with accreditation, legal, and ethical guidelines, and assists in the accreditation/reaccreditation process for the department. This position is responsible for the development of assessment goals and outcome measures, and conducts regular data analyses and reports for the department. Based on the data, the Associate Director advises in making operational changes.

Clinically, this position provides direct mental health services to university students, including psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and clinical case management. The position ensures accurate and timely EHR documentation of the assessment, treatment and referral processes as they occur. 

The Associate Director collaborates with other Student Affairs and CU departments as is appropriate for the treatment of CAPS' patients and ensures that issues of diversity and social justice are considered in all assessment, treatment, referral, and training services provided.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Direct the operations of the clinical and supportive services in the department to ensure quality of services at all levels.
  • Assist the Director in the development and updates of department operational policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the development of departmental action plans and assessment goals.
  • Provide regular and timely data and statistical analyses on the outcomes on services and operational measures to the CAPS Director.
  • Assist in the accreditation and reaccreditation process for the department.
  • Continuously assess, develop and improves clinical programs within in response to the changing needs of students and the university. Work with the Associate Director of Clinical Services in implementing the best methodologies and innovative approaches for providing optimal college mental health services.
  • Prepare job descriptions and hires quality clinicians and leads. Provide supervision and annual performance evaluations.
  • Serve on the leadership team of CAPS, Department's Assessment Liaison to the Division of Students Affairs, and represent the department in other operation-related meetings/consultations/presentations.
  • Provide coverage for the duties of the CAPS' Director during any absence.
Clinical Services
  • Provide an array of direct mental health services to students, including individual sessions, groups, couples, or families.
  • Provide crisis assessment and interventions to clients and families.
  • Maintain detailed and timely treatment records on EHR.
  • Provide after-hours coverage for crisis.
Training Program
  • Oversee and ensure the quality of training program. Provide back-up supervision for trainees as needed.
  • Develop assessment tools and conduct data analyses on the training program and trainee's satisfaction.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to administer wellness programs and activities to improve health/well-being for students.

As one of 34 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—our goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff and students work with the broader community to establish unique connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world.

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree in Psychology. 
  • Licensed in the state of Colorado as a Psychologist by the date of hire.
  • Five years’ post-licensure professional experience providing psychotherapy in a mental health setting.
  • Two years of progressive supervisory responsibilities in a mental health or college counseling setting.
  • Eligible for clinical privileges as determined by the Credentialing and Privileging policies.
  • Experience and knowledge of APA doctoral internship accreditation standards.
  • Experience in program development in a mental health setting or a college counseling setting.
  • Experience in college counseling.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State standards regarding mental health.
  • Some knowledge or experience working with accreditation standards (i.e. AAAHC, IACS, JCAH, NCQA, etc.). 

Salary Range is $100,000 - $125,500. Relocation available.

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
  3.  A short essay (no more than 2 pages) that addresses the following statement: "Our department recognizes that our mission and ability to support a diverse student population is strengthened by contributions from diverse perspectives and life experiences. Describe what your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion looks like in practice, as well as how you apply this to your work."
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.