Associate Director of Training

University of Utah,

University Counseling Center
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Last Posted:

Sat, Aug 26th, '23


Application review will begin immediately with a priority review date of September 22, 2023. Position may close any time after that date.

Start Date:

November 2023 - negotiable

Last Updated:

Sat, Aug 26th, '23

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  • Full Time

The Associate Director of Training at the University of Utah University Counseling Center (UCC) is a leadership position in a large dynamic multidisciplinary center. The Associate Director assists the Director for Training, Programming and Outreach in the oversight and coordination of the UCC’s training programs, with primary responsibility for the Social Work training program. The UCC’s training programs include an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited Doctoral Internship Program in Health Service Psychology as well as training programs in Social Work, Counseling Psychology, and an Undergraduate Peer Educator program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the coordination, quality assurance and policy development for UCC training programs.
  • Primary oversight of the UCC Social Work training program, which includes Social Work Interns and Practicum students.
  • Serve as primary liaison with the College of Social Work, including effective timely communication regarding internship expectations and building an effective working relationship with applicable faculty.
  • Plan, implement, and coordinate the Social Work trainee selection process, onboarding and orientation.
  • Provide ongoing training seminar(s) for Social Work trainees.
  • Attend regular planning and support meetings with the Director of Training, Programming, and Outreach, including serving on the UCC Training Committee.
  • Provide direct clinical services and individual clinical supervision as applicable.
  • Assist in development and assessment of departmental strategic initiatives.
  • Direct administrative supervision of a subset of UCC permanent clinical staff, including providing annual performance review and performance management in collaboration with the Director for Training, Programming and Outreach.
  • Preparing and submitting SW training program evaluation and reports to the UCC Executive Team, as applicable.
  • Serve on the UCC Leadership Team; collaborate with leadership in overall administration and management functions of the UCC.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
  • This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Located in Salt Lake City, UT and founded in 1850, the University of Utah is the state's public flagship institution and top-tier research university. The U is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the 137 research universities with the 'highest research activity" in the nation and is a member of the Association of American Universities.  The U also operates the Utah Asia Campus located in Incheon, South Korea.

Student Affairs is comprised of over 20 departments and is focused on supporting student well-being and success with the ultimate goal of assisting students in discovering their passion, people, and purpose. To that end, we aim to foster an environment that encourages employees to embrace innovative service delivery methods to best meet the needs of our students. As a result, students have the opportunity to participate in the creation of campus culture, collaboratively working alongside professional staff, student leaders, and academic partners.

Student Affairs is committed to grounding our programs, procedures, and policies in the tenets of anti-racism and inclusion. We recognize the continued importance of education and accountability that promote equity and social justice. Our expectation is that all employees are engaged in this work to create a welcoming environment that supports the success of both students and staff and ensures they have the opportunity to be fully incorporated into university life. 

An excellent benefits package is included (see here for a full description of the benefits package):
  • 14.2% employer retirement contribution in addition to employee contributions (automatic and immediately vested)
  • Paid parental leave (in addition to FMLA)
  • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation accruals each month
  • Excellent health insurance options that are both affordable and allow access to care through the University of Utah health system
  • Tuition reduction for employees and family members
  • Options for short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and HSA/FSA savings plans are available
  • Free public transportation pass (see here for more information)
The ideal candidate will have direct experience providing clinical services to college students and have a record of involvement with a training program. Demonstration of strong applied clinical skills, techniques, and expertise working with diverse populations, along with an anti-racist multicultural orientation, is essential.

Licensed as a mental health therapist (LCSW, Psychologist, CMHCLMFT) in the state of Utah. For Masters level, completed appropriate Masters degree and obtained licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). For Psychology, have completed an APA- accredited pre-doctoral internship in counseling or clinical psychology and obtained licensure as a Psychologist.

A minimum of three to five years previous university counseling center or comparable experience preferred. Progressive leadership and management experience preferred. Experience with a Social Work training program.


$87,000 - $93,000, depending on experience


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