Associate Director of Operations and Clinical Training Director

Purdue University,

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
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Tue, Apr 16th, '24


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Last Updated:

Tue, Apr 16th, '24

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  • Full Time

The Associate Director of Operations and Clinical Training Director, as a strong generalist therapist, responsible for providing vision and leadership for the Clinical Training Program. Responsible to provide vision for, ongoing administration of, and leadership in the area of Training, which includes CAPS’ APA-approved doctoral internship, the practicum program, and the Psychology Resident. Works in conjunction with the Director to facilitate data collection and reporting, creating the departmental budget, workforce and other future planning needs, related to Clinical Services Training.  Works with Director and CAPS’ leadership team to conduct staff performance reviews and coordinate services provided out of all of CAPS' areas of functioning.  Provides a variety of modalities of clinical services; participates in supervision of therapists in training; develops, provides and evaluates outreach programming and consultation for the campus community; and assists as needed in other administrative activities.

Who We Are

At Purdue Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), our mission is to help Purdue University students maximize the value of their life experiences. As we develop collaborative relationships in a safe and respectful environment, the unique value and dignity of each individual and group are held paramount. CAPS has an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited internship and has a strong history of training. For more information about our team and services, please visit: 

What Sets Us Apart:

  • Our benefits start your first day of employment
  • Professional development funds
  • Recent market adjustments for competitive pay
  • No after hours on call and standard business hours with flex options
  • Career Development: We have career paths and many opportunities for you to develop to your next Giant Leap
  • We serve a large international and diverse campus and student body
  • This role will offer you the opportunity to join a team to assist in aligning CAPS with our Steps to Leaps initiatives


Purdue University is a coeducational, state-assisted system in Indiana. Founded in 1869 and named after benefactor John Purdue, we are one of the nation’s leading research institutions with a reputation for excellent and affordable education.

We are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Our West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, we have 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations.

Region Description:

Purdue University is located in Northwest Indiana, about mid-way between Indianapolis and Chicago. By car one can get to Indianapolis in one hour, Chicago in two hours, and either Cincinnati or Louisville in 3 hours.


What We Are Looking For

Education and Experience:

  • Doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-approved program, with successful completion of a one (1) year doctoral internship, preferably from an APA-approved internship program; or Master’s degree (MA/MS or MSW) from an accredited program, plus five (5) years of professional experience, preferably with progressive responsibilities accrued during that five year period
  • Must be certified or licensed, or immediately license eligible, in the State of Indiana
  • Three (3) years of experience as a generalist therapist
    • Doctoral psychology internship may be considered in lieu of one year of experience
  • Experience in outreach and consultation
  • Experience managing others


  • Demonstrated strong general therapy skills with clear interest and experience in the college population, as well as experience and skill in a variety of clinical service modalities
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in issues of diversity, social justice and advocacy
  • Knowledge of, and adherence to, ethical, legal and professional standards of practice
  • Independent judgement and discretion 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to function well as part of a collaborative team
  • Strong organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to provide positive leadership and administrative leadership
  • Ability to relate well to students, staff colleagues in other departments, faculty, and other members of the University community
  • Ability to effectively coach and lead a group of psychological service providers



  • Five (5) years of progressive experience as a generalist therapist
  • Clinical experience in a university counseling center with young adults
  • Experience in all facets of work as a counseling center mental health professional
  • Experience leading a group


Please submit online application and vitae to   Requisition ID: 31165