Associate Director of Operations and Training Manager

University of Colorado Boulder,

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Last Posted:

Thu, Apr 8th, '21


Please apply by May 5, 2021 for consideration.

Start Date:

To be determined.

Last Updated:

Thu, Apr 8th, '21

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  • Full Time

We are seeking an Associate Director of Operations and Training Manager to join our outstanding counseling team at CU Boulder! Reporting to the Director of Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), this position supports the director in coordinating the mission and daily operations of a large counseling center comprising over 60 staff members and assists in the development of action plans and goals.

The Associate Director leads CAPS’ five training programs (APA pre-doctorate internship, practicum, post-doctoral fellowship, post-masters social work training, and psychiatry training), 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 develops 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. 

This role 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.

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 of post-licensure professional experience providing psychotherapy in a mental health setting as a licensed clinician.
  • Two years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience providing group and individual supervision.
  • Experience with a range of clinical issues, ranging from developmental issues to more serious psychopathology.
  • Experience providing brief therapy.
  • Two years of progressive administrative responsibilities in mental health or college counseling setting.
  • Two years of program oversight, development, and staff supervision for one or more training programs.
  • Experience with budget management and program development.
  • Experience and specific training in threat assessments beyond clinical involuntary holds.
  • Experience and knowledge of APA doctoral internship accreditation standards.
  • Experience with data collection, analysis, and reports for service utilization and outcome measures. Utilize data analysis for program improvement and advocacy.
  • Experience in management of large (60+ staff) college counseling center or mental health clinic.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State standards regarding mental health.
  • Knowledge or experience working with accreditation standards (i.e. APA, AAAHC, IACS, JCAH, NCQA, etc.)
The salary range for this position is $104,000 - $125,000. Relocation is 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."

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by May 5, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.