Assistant Director Counseling Center Diversity

University of Cincinnati,

Counseling and Psychological Services
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Wed, May 22nd, '24



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Wed, May 22nd, '24

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The University of Cincinnati Counseling and Psychological Services (UC-CAPS) is looking for qualified individuals to apply for Assistant Director – Training position and join o· Responsible for the overall direction of the Training Program of the Counseling Center

Summary: It is a very exciting time at UC-CAPS! We have a culture focused on organized teamwork, work-life balance, and respect in all our relationships. We are a multidisciplinary team of dedicated culturally responsive mental health professionals serving the needs of our diverse student population. Over the past year, UC-CAPS has expanded services within the embedded counselor model, increased access to students through innovation, and achieved APA accreditation for our psychology internship. Other positives about the position are competitive salary and benefits, optional partial remote work, and tuition remission for self and dependents.

The Assistant Director of the Training Program at University of Cincinnati - Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) within the Division of Student Affairs reports directly to the Director of CAPS. The Assistant Director serves on the CAPS Leadership Team with Associate Directors of Community Engagement and Clinical Services. Additional CAPS staff members include senior staff psychologists, clinical counselors, social workers, support staff members, clinical fellows, psychology doctoral interns, doctoral graduate assistants, and doctoral practicum students in counseling psychology

Manage the day-to-day administration of the Counseling Center whose primary function is two-fold: training for the field of professional psychology and providing psychological services to students at the University of Cincinnati.

· Prepare, submit, and administer the program annual budget, as well as authorize and approve expenditures, allocation of funds, and hiring process.

· Provide support of the American Psychological Association (APA) Accredited Internship Training Program, including Self-study documentation.

· Develop and maintain strong communication with coordinators of the CAPS Associate Directors, Testing, Outreach, Directors of Student Life, and the Associate Vice President.

· Provide clinical supervision for graduate trainees.

· May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).

· Perform related duties based on departmental need.

· Provides direct clinical and outreach services to students, individual and group counseling, and urgent intervention when necessary.ur energetic, multidisciplinary, culturally informed collaborative team of mental health professionals.

 Provide leadership in the organization and operation of the training program to include creating supervision plans and training of trainees. Managing all documentation to academic programs regarding evaluation of student trainees.

· Create and organize all levels of operation (e.g., selection of trainees, presentations and seminars, clinical supervision, and evaluation).

· Active in Association of Counseling Training Directors and build relationships with Training Directors at other universities, as a representative of CAPS - UC.

· Confer and consult with Director to ensure compliance with departmental and university policies and procedures to make critical decisions.


The University of Cincinnati is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 44,000 students, offering over 300 programs of study.  The university was founded in 1819 as Cincinnati College.  It is the oldest institution of higher education in Cincinnati, the second largest university in Ohio, and one of the largest universities in the United States.  UC is made up of the Uptown campus (main campus and Medical campus) and 3 regional campuses.  In 2010, UC was ranked in the top 100 universities in North America and as one of the top 200 in the world.  Beginning with the 2011 edition of US News and World Report Best Colleges rankings, the University of Cincinnati has been ranked as a Tier One university.  UC also has been designated as one of the most beautiful campuses and has been named a “green university.”  Among the many academic offerings, UC has an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program in the Department of Psychology.  The university competes in 19 Division I (NCAA) sports and its athletics teams are known as the "Bearcats," competing in the American Athletic Conference.  Additionally, UC is the largest employer in the Cincinnati region, with an economic impact of more than $3 billion.  You can learn more about the University of Cincinnati by visiting the UC website:

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


Required Education

Doctoral Degree of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) or Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.).

Required Trainings/Certifications

Current licensure or licensure eligible as a psychologist, social worker or clinical counselor in the State of Ohio (achieve licensure within six (6) months of hire).

Required Experience

· Three (3) years of clinical experience in an administrative capacity in student personnel or counseling.

· Ability to supervise in their discipline.

  • Completion of an APA Doctoral Program in Psychology 
  • Completion of an APA Internship in Psychology 

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.