Assistant Director / Clinical Training Coordinator Diversity Premium

Whittier College,

Student Counseling Center
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Last Posted:

Mon, Jan 23rd, '23


Applications reviewed as received; position remains open until filled.

Start Date:

Discussed during initial interview; start date flexible.

Last Updated:

Mon, Jan 23rd, '23

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  • Full Time

Are you ready to jumpstart your career in UCC/College counseling? Have you completed a practicum and/or Post-Doc in UCC? Are you license-eligible or newly licensed in CA?  If you have a passion to serve college students, especially those with marginalized and diverse identities, this job is for you! This position offers you flexibility and support to become a strong candidate for leadership at any UCC/College Counseling Center. Reporting to the Director of the Student Counseling Center in the Division of Student Life, the Assistant Director/Clinical Training Coordinator will provide high quality identity-conscious clinical services to students in need, being available in on-call/crisis situations. The AD/CTC will represent the Counseling Center on campus committees including the CARE team and Wellness Initiatives with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, working to inform and educate all members of the community on mental health issues, challenges and resources. With a small staff and student population, you will have the opportunity to work closely with a variety of Student Life professionals, being integral to student success and retention programming.  The AD/CTC will supervise graduate trainees at the practicum and post-doctoral level. With support, they will plan, prepare and present the graduate training program in accord with the requirements of APA ethics and graduate school expectations, also being a part of the annual selection process for graduate staff. This position offers you the possibility of exploring and implementing programs in your areas of interest/research and room to grow these interests. If this position interests you-apply now.


Whittier College, one of the most diverse residential four-year liberal arts colleges in the country, prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Since being founded in 1887, Whittier College has been a place of academic innovation, where a community of learners pushes past constraints and “measured” ways of doing things, embracing the bold and the cutting edge. Located on 75 acres in the heart of Southern California between bustling Los Angeles and beautiful Orange County, Whittier is distinguished by its small size, pioneering faculty, and nationally recognized curriculum. Over 35% of Whittier College students compete in NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics. Currently, Whittier College holds the Hispanic Serving Institution (more than 50%) credential and is a minority-majority school with students of color representing nearly 70% of the student population. At the core of the new Whittier Innovates program is the College’s vision to deliver an engaging and individualized educational experience combined with high-impact experiential learning, set within a framework of social justice, equity, and inclusion. Whittier’s commitment to innovate Wellness extends this vision to promote an equitable model of health through services and programs that are proactive, preventative and responsive to individualized student need; incorporating student voice and utilization data to inform decision-making, implementing best practices such as peer health education to create a campus culture which values and practices wellness in a diverse and inclusive environment.


A Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an accredited graduate school or university. Completion of APA/APPIC or CAPIC approved internship. Completion of pre or post-doctoral hours in a UCC or college counseling setting. Knowledge of short-term counseling models; developmental challenges of young adults/college stressors; comprehensive crisis intervention skills; strong clinical and diagnostic assessment skills; diversity training and cultural humility. Experience in providing telehealth services.

California Licensed or License-eligible Psychologist in good standing with the Board of Psychology; one-year experience in consultation/supervision of graduate trainees on a college counseling setting;  lf licensed, provide documentation of required CE's in supervision. lf license-eligible, complete licensure within 6 months of hire and complete 6 credits of supervision CE within 2 months of licensure.


BIPOC clinicians and those with diverse identities are strongly encouraged to apply; Knowledge/experience in public speaking/professional presentations; experience in outreach program development, implementation and assessment. Experience/ability to make appropriate referrals to qualified professionals both on and off campus. Experience/knowledge of electronic record systems and telehealth platforms. Digital literacy. Experience/interest in working with donors, fundraising, grant implementation and tracking.


SALARY UPDATED: Full Time/Exempt: 11 month (off month TBD for June or July at Director’s discretion); Full benefits package. Salary Range: $64,480 - $72,000; Salary will be commensurate with experience, skills, knowledge and licensure. Free parking; library access and a variety of community benefits. Some hours remote/telehealth possibilities.


The position is based in Whittier, California.  For more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Romberger at To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter of interest and vita/resume to: or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/EOE. Apply now.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.