Assistant Director, Student Counseling

University of Central Florida,

Counseling & Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Fri, Apr 16th, '21


Open Until Filled

Start Date:

Job Posting Opens Friday, April 16, 2021

Last Updated:

Fri, Apr 16th, '21

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  • Full Time

The University of Central Florida Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) department is hiring an Assistant Director, Student Counseling. This position reports to the Director of CAPS, or appropriate administrator and may assume the Director duties/functions in absentia as required or needed. The Assistant Director, Student Counseling is responsible for the overall direction and management of a specific functional area.

The duties and responsibilities include:

  • Development and implementation of the outreach and prevention domain as well as supporting clinical and training domains
  • Supervising and evaluating a professional staff portfolio
  • Planning and implementing mental health outreach, prevention, and literacy programs on UCF campus as well as creating and implementing annual budget for such events.
  • Conducting psychological interviews and sessions with university students when psychological counseling and evaluation is indicated.
  • Supervising therapist-in-training in Psychology and Mental Health Counseling.
  • Coordinating and conducting program evaluation and research projects for institutional effectiveness plan.
  • Serving as a consultant to university faculty and staff, particularly those individuals who are working in a counseling or advising capacity with students.
  • Performs related duties as required or deemed appropriate to accomplish the responsibilities and functions of the counseling center.

The University of Central Florida is a metropolitan research university with an enrollment of over 63,000 students.  UCF is the second largest university in the United States, experiencing unprecedented growth in recent years.  Established in 1963, undergraduate and graduate academic programs are delivered through eleven colleges, including the recently established College of Medicine.  The main campus is located 13 miles east of downtown Orlando, with additional campuses all across the region.  The University and surrounding communities enjoy a rich mix of cultural, educational, business and recreational activities.  The successful candidate will join a vibrant, multidisciplinary team of professionals, including clinical staff who have backgrounds in psychology, social work, and mental health counseling.  CAPS has an active multidisciplinary training program involving masters and doctoral students from psychology, mental health counseling and social work.  Also including three psychology doctoral interns and two post-doctoral interns.  CAPS is housed in a very attractive and welcoming facility equipped with very ample technology supported by a full-time technology support team.  CAPS has an active program of prevention and outreach.  CAPS connects with other departments and professionals on campus who are concerned about health, wellness, and alcohol and other drug prevention, among others.  CAPS has an active program of in-house continuing education credit offerings.  The University of Central Florida is an Equal Opportunity; Equal Access, and Affirmative Action Employer.  Your assistance with the University of Central Florida’s Affirmative Action Plan implementation is appreciated.  The University collects voluntary declarations of ethnicity and gender and uses the information to compile statistics on recruitment success.  If you choose to assist, your demographic information will be used only for affirmative action.  The survey form is included as a part of the online application process. 

Region Description:

Central Florida is a vital region with a diverse population in a city, small town, and rural environments.  Recreation and entertainment opportunities are abundant, with cultural attractions, sports venues, nature areas, historic towns, beaches, lakes, theme parks and other areas of interest nearby.  Atlantic beaches to the east are easily accessible in less than an hour, and the Tampa Bay area and Florida Gulf Coast to the west are within a few hours dives as well. 


A doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA (American Psychological Association) accredited college or university, completion of an APA-accredited internship or closely related field and have equivalent internship, and have a minimum of 2 years of counseling center or related experience; or a master’s degree in clinical psychology, mental health counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy at an accredited college or university with a supervised internship experience; and have a minimum of 4 years of counseling center or related experience. Must possess a current clinical license in their current state jurisdiction of practice. Must be license eligible in Florida at time of hire, licensed by the State of Florida within 6 months of hire date, and must maintain license.

  • Experienced professional in the mental health field.
  • 8 years of experience working as a licensed clinician in the mental health field.
  • Experience in the leadership and/or coordination of counseling center administrative functions.
  • Experience with visionary systemic thinking in Counseling Center prevention, outreach and campus crisis emergency response systems delivery, and developing Center policies and procedures.
  • Experience in clinical and administrative supervision of staff.
  • Proficiency with program evaluation, analysis of data trends and outcomes and ability to transfer into report and graphs.
  • Team oriented with an ability to work within a large center system and administrative structure.
  • Professional demeanor, comfortable presenting programs to large audiences and comfortable with speaking to the media.
  • Experience in managing, organizing and marketing events and budget.
  • Excellent report writing skills and proficiency in using Excel, and Power Point, Titanium and social and multi-media platforms.
$75,809 - Negotiable

Candidates must complete the online application process at These positions have an A&P (Administrative and Professional) classification at UCF. Vitae/Resume and Cover letter must be attached electronically to the online application.

If you are selected as a final candidate for an employment opportunity with UCF CAPS, salary will be significantly based upon the information that you have provided in your application for employment. We urge you to please (1) take the time to complete the application in its entirety; (2) provide a resume; and (3) include current/most recent/former “professional” references.