Assistant Director/Training Director, University Counseling Center

WFU Counseling Center,

University Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Fri, Apr 30th, '21


open until filled

Start Date:

August 1, 2021

Last Updated:

Fri, Apr 30th, '21

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  • Full Time

Job Description Summary

The Assistant Director/Training Director (AD/TD) is responsible for overseeing both the day to day operations of and strategic planning for all elements of the University Counseling Center (UCC) training program. The training program includes an APA-accredited psychology internship and master’s level counseling internship/doctoral practicum. The AD/TD is a member of the UCC Leadership Team and assists with leadership of the UCC and its offices both in collaboration with, and in the absence of the Director. The AD/TD also provides administrative and clinical supervision and consultation to UCC staff. The AD/TD provides culturally sensitive short-term counseling/therapy and crisis services to students, and consultation and outreach to all members of the Wake Forest University community. The University Counseling Center (UCC) is focused on providing equitable and inclusive services to the campus community.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Provides leadership for, and administrative oversight of the entire UCC training program, including organizing and leading relevant committees and work groups.

  • Coordinates all functions of the training program, including the annual selection process, orientation, individual clinical supervision, and weekly seminars/supervision meetings for master’s and doctoral interns.

  • Provides individual and group counseling/therapy, crisis intervention (including participating in on-call rotation), and consultation for WFU students. 

  • Makes decisions regarding referral of clients to outside agencies.

  • Provides consultation and professional advice to all members of the University community.

  • Provides clinical and administrative supervision to clinical staff as needed.

  • Provides seminars, workshops, and trainings for the WFU community. 

  • Keeps timely, accurate, and ethical records consistent with UCC policy.

  • Partners with UCC Leadership Team to assess the utilization, efficacy, and impact of the training program through quantitative and qualitative methods.

  • Coordinates and oversees clinical supervision of psychology interns within the scope of the training program, including assigning supervisors.

  • Coordinates the evaluation of all interns and monitors intern progress during the training year.

  • Coordinates continuing education for staff related to clinical supervision.

  • Responsible for maintaining APA accreditation and APPIC membership of the psychology internship program.

  • Works collaboratively both within the Health & Wellbeing team and across other departments as members of the Division of Campus Life to ensure delivery of integrated professional services consistent with the mission and strategic directions of Campus Life.


About WFU:

Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.

Wake Forest University is a community of men and women that seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. The community shares a tradition that embraces freedom and integrity and acknowledges the worth of the individual. The heritage, established by the school's founders and nurtured by succeeding generations, promotes a democratic spirit arising from open-mindedness and discourse. Wake Forest fosters compassion and caring for others. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.?

The University is comprised of:  the undergraduate college, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Law, and School of Medicine (located on the Bowman Gray campus with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center) and today enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus.  Students at Wake Forest University enjoy a great deal of access to and interaction with world-class faculty both in and out of the classroom setting with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.  Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff.

Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the fifteen-team Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).  Since its founding, the university has adopted the motto “pro humanitate,” which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. Wake Forest has a strong commitment to holistic, eight-dimensional well-being for students, faculty and staff as evidenced in the Thrive initiative.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts scene.

Winston-Salem residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family.  Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town.


Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology from APA-accredited program and internship.

  • Licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist in the state of North Carolina. 

  • Adherence to ethical standards of APA and relevant state law.

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional (post-graduate) experience as a psychologist providing counseling/psychotherapy.

  • Knowledge of clinical training program functioning.

  • Knowledge of a broad range of psychotherapy and counseling methods.

  • Experience providing clinical supervision to trainees and mental health professionals.

  • Knowledge of and ability to use crisis intervention skills.

  • Ability to use independent judgment and manage confidential information. 

  • Ability to practice good consultation skills both within and outside of the University.

  • Ability to effectively facilitate workshops, trainings, and seminars.

  • Excellent communication skills, both (oral and written); strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to organize and manage projects.

  • Knowledge of relevant technology.

  • Ability to work in a leadership position with a high degree of autonomy, reliability, and ethical decision-making.


Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in a college/university counseling center.

  • Previous experience in University Counseling Center leadership positions

  • Experience with managing doctoral training program and related accreditation responsibilities.


  • UCC Clinical Staff (1-3)
  • Graduate trainees/interns

Additional Job Description

Time Type Requirement

Full time

Note to Applicant:

This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.