Associate Director of Training Programs Diversity

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor,

Counseling and Psychological Services
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Last Posted:

Mon, Aug 7th, '23


Priority review given to applications received by August 27, 2023. Positions are open until filled.

Start Date:

Starting date is negotiable.

Last Updated:

Mon, Aug 7th, '23

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  • Full Time

Job Summary

To participate in the administration, with the director and the CAPS Leadership Team, of all functions of CAPS including clinical delivery systems, education and outreach activities, and the training programs for psychology and social work trainees. Participate in campus wide activities that promote healthy psychological functioning of the UM student community. To work with the director to develop and implement vision and long term planning for CAPS that is consistent with high quality and multiculturally competent health care service delivery systems. The role also includes some degree of the duties of all professional staff (i.e., clinical care, supervision, educational programming, teaching in seminars, etc.). This job is one of 4 total associate directors and is focused on the overall leadership of six training programs. 


Administrative- 55%

General Associate Director duties include:

  • Recruit, train, supervise, and conduct periodic evaluations for professional staff
  • Meet regularly with direct reports (e.g., coaching, evaluation, check-in’s, etc.)
  • Actively participate in Student Life and University Wide activities
  • Engage in data collection and analysis and/or research projects/studies involving the CAPS trainees which promote the understanding of college student mental health training programs
  • Manage large scale projects for the whole agency such as implementing a new approach to work plans for professional staff, revising a continuity of operations plan, developing a new approach to in-house professional development offerings, etc.
  • Actively engage in national training organizations in areas of speciality such as the National Association of Social Workers, the American Psychological Association, ACCTA, APPIC, etc.
  • Support the director and other leadership team members in the overall functioning of the agency
  • Manage budget within area of responsibility and ensure financial stewardship of university resources
  • Weekly staff meetings, agency meetings as needed, Divisional/University meetings as needed, etc. 
  • Duties specific to the Associate Director of Training Programs include::
  • Support and supervise the assistant directors of psychology and social work training
  • Lead and facilitate the CAPS Training Committee
  • Lead the Post Degree Clinical Fellowship program
  • Oversee the supervisor-supervisee matching process each semester
  • Ensure the adherence to high quality standards of practice for each training program (i.e., from APA, APPIC, NASW, etc.)
  • Ensure adherence to the Michigan Mental Health Code in the areas of training and supervision

Direct Clinical Care - 25%

  • Provide psychological individual and group therapy to UM students
  • Provide initial consultation appointments (triage, assessment)
  • Provide crisis appointments as needed

Outreach Activities-10%

  • Provide educational workshops/activities that promote healthy psychological functioning of the UM student community via facilitation and and being involved in faculty workshops, campus-wide initiatives, standard CAPS outreach presentations, suicide prevention workshops, etc.

Staff Training Activities - 10%

  • Supervise social work interns, post MSW fellows, pre-doctoral psychology interns, post-doctoral fellows, and limited licensed staff, as needed/applicable
  • Conduct seminars as needed/applicable

The University of Michigan's CAPS is a multidisciplinary, multicultural, and multi-theoretical university counseling center that provides a wide range of mental health services for a diverse student body of over 50,000 students. CAPS provides culturally sensitive clinical services, outreach programming, and training opportunities. CAPS is a highly collaborative unit with close working relationships with many units on campus, especially University Health Service (UHS), Wolverine Wellness, Michigan Medicine, Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC), Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), Spectrum Center, and the Dean of Students office.

Other Information:

Within the context of our multicultural, multidisciplinary, and multi-theoretical setting, our aim is to support entry-level professionals as they get ready for licensure, and to prepare them to move with competence, creativity and flexibility into professional positions in a range of settings, with a focus on counseling center practice. Experiential learning is supported by a variety of supervisory, mentoring, and educational experiences. 

About the Ann Arbor Community

Ann Arbor is a culturally diverse community with all the amenities of a large city in a small town setting. Detroit Metropolitan International Airport is 30 minutes away. The Great Lakes and numerous inland lakes offer a variety of recreational opportunities in a four-season climate. For further information about Ann Arbor, please visit


Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology; or, Masters in clinical social work
  • 8-10 years of experience in college student mental health, including 3-5 years of progressive responsibility in administrative functioning
  • Must be fully licensed in current state of residence. Must obtain full license in the State of Michigan by start date.
  • Experience in budget management duties
  • Experience with electronic health record system (preferably Titanium)
  • At least 2 years of experience in supervising professional staff

Clinical expertise

  • Proficiency in common clinical treatment modalities, e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and humanistic approaches.
  • Experience with diagnosis and treatment of common mental health disorders occurring in a student population

Position Criteria:

  • A clear vision of how to sustain clinical services that reach and reflect the many diverse communities within the context of Student Life
  • Demonstrated abilities in translating vision into action in assigned areas
  • Demonstrated ethical principles and standards in leading others
  • An ability to relate well to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body (with respect to nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, differential abilities, class and cultural differences)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience; excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to collaboration and proven ability to work effectively as a team leader in a culture of openness and trust among staff members
  • Multidisciplinary, multicultural and collaborative approach to supporting student mental health
  • An ability to achieve results with a talented and diverse staff, developing their skills, delegating appropriate work, and holding others accountable
  • Administrative and supervisory experience in organizational management and resource stewardship
  • Proven record of good relationships with staff in the unit and with outside constituencies (faculty, staff, students, parents, administration, etc.)

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Paid time off for vacations (24 days), holidays (10 days), and sick time (15 days)
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions after 12 months
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • License application and renewal fees, licensure exam fees (one time)
  • Professional development funds

This position can accommodate a candidate that requires a H1-B visa to be employed in the United States.


To apply, please upload ONE file that contains the following: 

  1. Cover letter which outlines interest and experience  
  2. Curriculum vitae 
  3. A list of three professional references (one being a current/past supervisor)

 Priority review given to applications received by August 27, 2023. Positions are open until filled.

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The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.  BIPOC, persons with disabilities, and persons of all genders and sexual orientations are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact:

Amanda Rico

Administrative Assistant

Counseling and Psychological Services

4079 Michigan Union

530 S. State St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

(734) 764-8312