Assistant Director Diversity

Northern Illinois University,

Counseling and Consultation Services
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Last Posted:

Thu, Aug 17th, '23


This position will be open until filled

Start Date:

Starting date will be mutually agreed upon based on the candidate's location and schedule.

Last Updated:

Thu, Aug 17th, '23

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  • Full Time

Northern Illinois University (NIU) Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time, 12-month Assistant Director position. This position provides counseling, consultation, and outreach services within the scope of CCS operations. The position is also responsible for the administration of the American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral internship program as well as coordination of the practicum training program. The Assistant Director serves as a member of the CCS administrative team, collaborating with Director and Associate Director to provide general oversight for the department.


Northern Illinois University is located in DeKalb, IL, 65 miles west of Chicago and 30-40 miles from many west suburban communities. With a current enrollment of more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, the mission of NIU is to empower students through educational excellence and experiential learning as we pursue knowledge, share our research and artistry, and engage communities for the benefit of the region, state, nation, and world. More than 50% of undergraduate students in fall 2022 identified as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC), and those who identified as Latinx or Black comprised nearly 38% of students. More than 50% of undergraduate students identify as first-generation students and half of graduating classes are transfer students. CCS clients reflect this diversity and the percentages above closely match the percentages of clients seen for mental health support.


CCS is part of the Division of Student Affairs and contributes to the mission to support the academic and personal success of NIU students as we promote their welfare and persistence through the college experience in preparation for their lives after graduation. Staff in the Division of Student Affairs are committed to serving students as they implement core values of student-centered service, collaborative partnerships focused on student success, inclusive communities striving for equity and social justice, professional growth and competency development, and ethical and efficient stewardship of resources.  

CCS is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) and we offer an APA accredited doctoral internship program with three internship positions. We also offer a practicum training program for 3-5 students each year. CCS staff embrace all aspects of diversity and promote awareness, sensitivity, cultural competence, and advocacy across all services as well as in our work with campus and community partners. CCS is a collaborative and team-oriented work environment that values self-care, work/life balance, and having fun while doing this important and challenging work. 


1. Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology

2. At least three years of experience providing clinical services

3. Previous experience providing supervision to doctoral interns and/or other psychology trainees

4. Currently licensed or eligible for licensure as a Clinical Psychologist in Illinois

5. Experience providing services to diverse clients and a demonstrated commitment to multicultural counseling competencies

6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills


1. Experience working in a university counseling center

2. Prior and/or current administrative/coordination responsibilities


The salary range for the Assistant Director position is $86,000-$90,000 and commensurate with qualifications to meet the position requirements and preferred experience. NIU also offers generous benefits, including comprehensive insurance coverage, vacation and sick leave, floating holidays, and administrative closures.


A letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and list of three professional references with contact information should be uploaded to  The position will be open until filled. Questions or inquiries can be directed to Anna Forba, Administrative Aide at