Associate Director/Clinical Director

Washington State University, Cougar Health Services,

Counseling and Psychological Services
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Last Posted:

Thu, Jun 20th, '24


July 7, 2024

Start Date:

To be determined

Last Updated:

Thu, Jun 20th, '24

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  • Full Time

The Associate Director/Clinical Director is a member of the Counseling and Psychological Services  (CAPS) Leadership Team, participating in visionary leadership and decision making at CAPS. The Associate Director/Clinical Director takes a lead role in the overall management of CAPS day-to-day operations, provides administrative supervision of professional staff, and assists the Director to develop priorities and goals for CAPS services and programs. In addition, the Associate Director/Clinical Director provides overall leadership, oversight, and management within the area of Clinical Services. The Associate Director/Clinical Director will act as the Director’s designee regarding administration, clinical services, crisis response, and consultation when the Director is absent or when designated by the Director to do so. This includes sharing on-call responsibility after hours. This position also includes providing counseling to a diverse student population with a broad range of clinical issues. Duties include clinical service delivery, supervision and training, and consultation and outreach.


Cougar Health Services (CHS) serves the WSU Pullman campus by providing AAAHC accredited primary care, behavioral health, counseling and psychological services, health promotion, and health insurance services to students.  Come be part of a team that promotes health, wellness, and safety at WSU.

Washington State University (WSU) is an R1 public university with five physical campuses across the state of Washington as well as an online campus. WSU is committed to its tradition of service to society and values inclusion and equity; WSU strives to uphold those values by providing education and support for traditionally underrepresented students including BIPOC students, first-generation students, undocumented students, immigrant and migrant students, and international students. WSU seeks to recruit and retain diverse faculty and staff to serve its students and support the university’s values.

WSU Pullman is a residential campus located in the beautiful Palouse Region of rural Eastern Washington. Pullman is a small college town located among rolling wheat fields. Pullman is six miles from Moscow, Idaho, another college town and the home of the University of Idaho. Both towns boast access to outdoor recreation and a sense of intimate community while also offering world-class cultural experiences and entertainment. The city of Spokane, Washington is 75 miles away and Seattle is either a five-hour drive or a 45-minute flight from Pullman’s airport.

Finally, WSU is also beloved for its world-famous Cougar Gold cheese (in a can!) and its enthusiastic and far-reaching “Coug Spirit“

  • A doctoral degree in Psychology, or equivalent including completion of pre-doctoral internship.

  • Doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program. 

  • Three years of post-doctoral clinical counseling experience with demonstrated experience in providing crisis intervention services. 

  • Licensed as a psychologist in the state of Washington or currently licensed in another state and able to become licensed in the state of Washington within 90 days of hire. 

  • Experience in a college/university counseling center. 

  • Experience working within a culturally diverse community. 

  • Experience providing clinical supervision to graduate students. 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Three years of post-doctoral clinical experiences in a college/university counseling center. 

  • Previous administrative and leadership experience in a university counseling center. 

  • Ability to manage complex crises and/or clinical situations and to provide related supervision, training, and consultation to a large multidisciplinary staff and faculty on an as needed basis.


$8,310.00 - $9,333.00 Monthly

In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range. For more information regarding Administrative Professional (AP) Compensation at Washington State University (WSU), please visit the following website:

WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.



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