Associate Director for Community Based Intervention Diversity


Counseling and Psychological Services
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Wed, Jul 26th, '23


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Under the direction of the Executive Director of CAPS, the Associate Director of CAPS ensures efficient and high-quality delivery, data collection and evaluation of a specific functional area of the department. The Associate Director of CAPS provides direct clinical services including initial assessment, individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, case management, referral, clinical training, and psychoeducational programming to the Northwestern community. This position requires some evening hours and occasional weekend duties.

Community-Based Intervention is the collection of programs and services at CAPS that is focused on. The Associate Director of Community-Based Intervention is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a variety of prevention and psychoeducational programming for the department on both campuses. In collaboration with other members of the CAPS Leadership Team, the Associate Director will establish annual focus areas for the department’s prevention and programming efforts informed by clinical trends, and the unique developmental needs of NU students on each campus.

The Associate Director of Community-Based Intervention is a key member of the CAPS leadership team managing all aspects of Community-Based Intervention programs for CAPS and provides the necessary training and education to support other clinicians in their Community-Based Intervention roles. This position serves as a primary liaison to campus partners engaged in supporting the well-being of NU students. The Associate Director oversees the management and maintenance of the CAPS Community-Based Intervention Request portal. This position will convene a Community-Based Intervention committee within CAPS and participate on a variety of other internal and inter-departmental committees/working groups as assigned. This position may also be called upon to serve as administrator in charge in the absence of the Executive Director and other members of the leadership team. The Associate Director is responsible for the administrative supervision of other CAPS’ professionals including staff therapists/identity-based liaisons and the Evanston Staff Therapist/Coordinator of Community-Based Intervention. This position will have indirect supervision responsibility for the Chicago Staff Therapist/Coordinator of Community-Based Intervention.

This position requires some evening hours and occasional weekend duties. After-hours duties typically include 1-2 weeks of on-call duties (as back up to the primary on-call counselor) per quarter. The Associate Director will also generally provide 2-3 evening or weekend community-based intervention events per quarter. This position will spend time in office on both campuses regularly.


CAPS is a unit within the Division of Student Affairs at NU and is highly utilized by students and other campus community members seeking consultation. CAPS has offices on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses. NU has a total student population of approximately 21,000 students across both campuses, with approximately 18,500 of these students attending classes in the Evanston campus. The Chicago office serves primarily graduate and professional students while Evanston office serves both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to our clinical services, CAPS reaches over 10,000 NU community members through outreach and educational programming on both campuses. CAPS also has a training program, including an APA-accredited Doctoral Internship in Psychology at our Evanston office and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship on both campuses. CAPS is a learning organization, in that our strategic planning, priority setting, clinical services, and professional development are informed by local data collection as well as benchmarking with national trends and peer institutions. We have made a commitment to engaging in ongoing anti-racism work. This commitment is realized through our efforts to identify and disrupt aspects of white dominant culture embedded in our practices, processes, and structures. CAPS also identifies very closely with the vision, values and guiding principles of our umbrella organization, the Division of Student Affairs.

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  • Holds a completed Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related field or a doctoral level degree (Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology.
  • Currently licensed or eligible to be licensed as an independent mental health provider (e.g., psychologist, licensed clinical professional counselor, or licensed clinical social worker) by the State of Illinois (i.e., at time of application, must have completed all licensure requirements including successfully passing any examinations and completing any clinical supervision hours required for licensure by the State of Illinois). Illinois license must be obtained no later than 12 months after hire date.
  • Minimum of three years (post-licensure) professional experience as a licensed mental health provider.
  • Two years of experience in the provision of outreach and/or prevention services.
  • One year of experience in the provision of clinical supervision and other clinical training activities.


  • Experience in the provision of mental health services at a college or university setting
  • Previous administrative/managerial experience in a university counseling center or other mental health agency.
  • Knowledge and experience in public health approaches to promote mental health wellness.
  • Demonstrated involvement with appropriate professional organizations.
  • Experience and facility with an electronic records management system, databases, and other technology to aid in the provision and administration of Community-Based Intervention services.


The expected salary range for this position is $105,000 to $110,000 with additional consideration for candidates with substantial previous experience and/or expertise.

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