Clinical Director/Associate Director

University of Nevada, Reno,

Counseling Services
Last Posted:

Wed, Jan 27th, '21


This posting is open until filled.

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Wed, Jan 27th, '21

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  • Full Time

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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno Counseling Services department is recruiting for a Clinical Director/Associate Director. The Clinical Director/Associate Director works closely with the Director, Counseling Services to oversee CS operations, and shares responsibility with the Director to ensure the psychological health and well-being of the campus community. The Clinical Director/Associate Director represents CS to the University when the Director is unavailable by responding to issues of concern from the campus community and serving as the CS representative on university committees as appointed by the Director. In collaboration with other department leadership, the Clinical Director/Associate Director ensures the department is fulfilling its responsibilities to provide high quality and timely mental health programs and services, collaborating effectively with other Student Services departments and university staff/faculty members, engaging in program evaluation, and contributing to the learning and development of university students.

The Clinical Director/Associate Director oversees front desk operations and works closely with administrative staff to develop and improve administrative systems related to clinical service delivery and other department activities. The Clinical Director/Associate Director heads the UNR CS Clinical Services committee, supervises the clinical responsibilities of clinical staff and trainees, provides consultation to clinical staff regarding clinical crises, provides direction regarding the management of all daily clinical issues, ensures quality control regarding clinical services, case disposition and service demand, and interfaces with the UNR community about CS clinical services.


Schedule or Travel Requirements

This position is required to be present on site 8am-5pm Mondays through Fridays. Evening and weekend hours may be required of this position, on occasion.

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Program

Our Center

The University of Nevada Counseling Services is a growing university counseling center that provides individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, psychological assessment, outreach, general, sport, and eating disorder consultations, and referrals to community health care providers.  These services are undertaken in accordance with the following mission – to provide mental health services to University of Nevada Reno students in order to support and facilitate their personal and academic success and development. 

We invite you to take a moment to see a short video about our center here

Also, please check out our website:

The professional staff currently consists primarily of licensed psychologists and licensed clinical social workers as well as other mental health disciplines. Counseling Services provides education and training in multicultural competency to practicum students, doctoral interns, postdoctoral fellows, and our professional staff.  We have completed a site visit with the American Psychological Association and are awaiting a decision.   The University of Nevada, Reno Counseling Services acknowledges, accepts, and embraces diversity in its multiple forms, including but not limited to ability, age, cultural identity, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, race, and religion.  We are committed to providing a safe, affirming, accepting, and empowering environment in our relationships amongst our staff and trainees as well as our clients, the university, and the community as a whole. 

Given the unpredictability of the pandemic, the university has developed a spectrum of plans for operations. Currently, our services are being provided through teletherapy with faculty/staff working partly on-site and partly remotely. Plans for center operations for the Summer and beyond will be contingent on the Governor’s and institutional mandates. 



Full-Time Equivalent


Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.


HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.


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For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.


Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves nearly 22,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world.

Located where the Sierra Nevada meets the high desert of the Great Basin, the University’s verdant, 290-acre campus is a 45-minute drive from scenic Lake Tahoe. Today, the University delivers on its land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students’ cognitive growth and academic achievement — all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education, according to both Forbes and Money magazines (2018). The University is ranked in the top tier of National Universities by U.S. News & World Report and in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

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Required Qualifications

Masters in Social Work AND

  • Four (4) years of post-licensure experience and clinic operations in a college or university student counseling center AND

  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience required AND

  • Licensed as a Psychologist or Clinical Social Worker at the time of job application AND

  • Able to obtain a Nevada license preferably prior to the start of employment, but within three (3) months at the latest.


Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited program AND

  • Completion of an APA accredited doctoral internship AND

  • Three (3) years post-licensure experience and clinic operations in a college or university student counseling center AND

  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience required AND

  • Licensed as a Psychologist or Clinical Social Worker at the time of job application AND

  • Able to obtain a Nevada license preferably prior to the start of employment, but within three (3) months at the latest.


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience in providing direct mental health supervision to doctoral and MSW level clinicians.

  • Advanced diagnostic and clinical skills, particularly with respect to crisis intervention.

  • Experience working within a multidisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrated commitment to, and skills in, equity and inclusiveness in working with BIPOC.

  • Demonstrated skill in working well under pressure to prioritize and manage multiple clinical situations and to coordinate these efforts as a part of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Four to seven years' post-licensure experience within a University Counseling Center.

  • Experience with personnel evaluation and/or direct reports.

  • Demonstrated experience providing data driven decision-making and leadership in a college or mental health setting.

  • Knowledge of Training program standards, accreditation and reporting requirements

  • Ability to carry out complex administrative tasks to include decision making, planning, problem solving, negotiation, resource allocation and reallocation, and change management.


Compensation Grade

D; Q1 – Q2 Range

Salary Schedules

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.  For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits


Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at


Attach the following attachments to your application

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Reference contact information for Three Professional References

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

5) Proof of licensure