University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Position Title: Associate Director of Training
The University of Illinois Counseling Center
is seeking applications for the position of Associate Director of Training. The
successful candidate will join an energetic, diverse team of nearly 50 staff
including 31 clinicians, 4 pre-doctoral interns, master-level social work
interns, 7 counseling center professional staff, and 7 administrative staff as
well as a team of undergraduate paraprofessionals and master’s level practicum
counselors. The University of Illinois Counseling Center's mission is to
provide culturally competent services to a diverse clientele presenting with a
wide range of psychological, educational, social, and developmental concerns.
The Counseling Center is also an APA approved pre-doctoral internship site.
The University of Illinois is located in the
twin cities of Champaign and Urbana in central Illinois. The campus is situated
between the three major metropolitan areas of Chicago, Indianapolis, and St.
Louis and is considered one of the top comprehensive research public
universities in the nation. Our staff works on campus with an academically
talented and ethnically diverse student population, including 18 percent
international students, 16 percent Asian students, 11 percent Latino/a
students, and 6 percent African American students, for a total enrollment of
over 52,300 students. The University of Illinois is a traditional residential
campus with nearly 20 percent of the students living in campus housing.
University of Illinois Counseling Center
employees enjoy a high quality of life with excellent compensation; competitive
health, dental, retirement, and vision benefits; and education assistance programs.
Individuals with diverse backgrounds, experience and ideas who embrace and
value diversity and inclusivity are encouraged to apply.
The Associate Director of Training reports to the Director and has a senior
level administrative role along with two other Associate Directors (Director of
Clinical Services and Director of Outreach and Prevention Services) within the
Counseling Center. This position is multifaceted in scope and function and is
designed to assist the Director with the overall management of the Counseling
Center's training services. In addition, this individual will assist the
Director in providing vision and multicultural competent leadership in the
development, marketing, implementation, evaluation and assessment of
professional services designed to support undergraduate and graduate students
in their academic, personal, and social development.
The Associate Director will have demonstrated
expertise and knowledge in the provision of training guided by best practice
guidelines for diverse populations of students in a culturally competent
manner. Additionally, the successful candidate will also have experience and
knowledge in one or more administrative areas consistent with Counseling Center
services including: general administration, therapeutic services, outreach and
prevention, or educational programming.
The successful candidate will serve as a
clinician and senior administrator who will assist in our ongoing effort to
build a culturally competent staff capable of serving the needs of a large,
diverse student body. Flexibility, creativity and resourcefulness will be
necessary characteristics in managing the multiple roles as an administrator,
supervisor, clinician and consultant to the campus community. We are searching
for an individual who displays both a multiculturally competent, thoughtful,
self-reflective and collaborative management style and strong ethical
Specific Administrative duties and responsibilities for the Associate
Director may include, but are not limited to:
- Provides leadership in the maintenance and
development of policy and procedures related to innovative and efficacious
training services; provides administrative oversight for all training
services, monitors for adherence to American Psychological Association
accreditation standards, and develops and adjusts training schedules as
- Provides administrative supervision of staff.
- Provides oversight of training assessment and
evaluation data collection and analysis.
Counseling Center personnel in developing intervention strategies
appropriate for multiple levels of training.
and consults with University departments including the Office of the Dean
of Students, Academic Departments, McKinley Health Center, and other
Student Affairs units, as well as student communities and groups.
the Director with assessing service delivery in the many facets of
Counseling Center services.
as a member of the Counseling Center Administrative Team and participates
in activities affecting the functioning of the Center.
duties as assigned.
Specific clinical duties and
responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
- Provides direct clinical services, such as
assessment and time-limited counseling and psychotherapy for individuals,
group and/or couples.
- Provides supervision and training activities for
pre-doctoral interns, trainees, and paraprofessionals.
- Participates in psychological emergency and
- Assists in outreach and consultation services to
students, faculty and staff.
- Participates in various Student Affairs
activities and committees.
- Other duties as assigned.
Additionally, this position is a security sensitive position. The University
of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon
acceptance of a contingent offer.
The University of Illinois System requires candidates
selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or
sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers
regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more
information, visit “Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior
The University of
Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities,
women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For
more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the
University’s commitment to diversity, please visit