Associate Director of Clinical Services, Student Counseling & Psychological Services, Student Wellness [R0132162]

University of Nevada, Las Vegas   Las Vegas, NV   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 29, 2022
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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Associate Director of Clinical Services, Student Counseling & Psychological Services, Student Wellness [R0132162].


Student Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of Nevada Las Vegas is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Associate Director of Clinical Services. CAPS is an IACS-accredited center within the Student Wellness unit that includes the departments of health center, behavioral health, CARE center, wellness education and health promotion, disability resource center, and office of student conduct. This is a unique opportunity to work within a dynamic and integrated service delivery model that offers comprehensive wellness services to a diverse student population. CAPS also has an APA-Accredited Doctoral Psychology Internship Program. This is a full-time, 12-month position.


The Associate Director (AD) of Clinical Services, under the direction of the Student Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) Director assists in the leadership and management of CAPS. The AD of Clinical Services collaborates effectively with other members of the CAPS leadership team including the Associate Director of Administrative Services and the Assistant Director of Training. CAPS exists to assist students to enhance their psychological health and personal effectiveness, thus empowering them to maximize their academic accomplishment, university involvement, and personal adjustment. The AD participates in planning, coordination, and implementation of CAPS processes and organizational design. The AD has as a primary responsibility in the management and supervision of the clinical services of CAPS to ensure that policies and practices are in accordance with safe, effective and professional conduct, state and federal laws and mandates, licensure requirements, accreditation standards, and UNLV/ Nevada System of Higher Education mandates. The AD supervises administrative and clinical staff members with an emphasis on staff responsible for coordination of clinical services including group therapy, the Eating Disorders Treatment Team, and couples therapy.


Additionally, the AD is responsible to ensure that the CAPS, Student Wellness Unit, Division of Student Affairs and University philosophies and standards are universally disseminated and adhered to. In the absence of the CAPS Director, the AD of Clinical Services along with the Associate Director of Administrative Services may act on behalf of the CAPS Director. The AD assists with data collection, quality improvement, report writing, creation and revision of policies and procedures, and serves on various committees as a representative for the department. The AD also provides direct clinical services such as individual therapy, group therapy, psychological assessment, crisis intervention, educational programming, and consultation with the university community. The AD participates in CAPS training programs through the provision of seminars and supervision as needed. The AD completes accurate and timely documentation and acknowledges the unique characteristics of each client and provides respectful, professional clinical care to our diverse UNLV population.



This position requires a Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology that is from a regionally accredited college or university with a preference for applicants from an APA-Accredited program and doctoral internship. Candidates are required to be licensed as a Psychologist and attain licensure as a Psychologist within Nevada within 6 months from the date of hire. A minimum of one year of supervisory experience and one year of managerial experience is required.  However, three years of supervisory and managerial experience are preferred as is supervisory and managerial experience in a university counseling center setting.


The successful candidate will have strong clinical assessment and crisis intervention skills, competency in working with a diverse student population, demonstrated skills in supervision and management, and flexibility to manage multiple, competing demands.  All candidates must pass a background screening.


Preferences for this leadership position include (1) clinical and training experience with progressive administrative/supervisory responsibilities; (2) knowledge of and experience working in an integrated service delivery model (3) demonstrated experience with telehealth, brief therapy and step-care treatment (4) demonstrated multicultural competence in all areas of service delivery including supervision and training; (4) success in working with a multidisciplinary treatment team; (5) strong clinical assessment and crisis intervention experience, and (6) excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.  


This position is considered a healthcare worker and must follow the federal COVID-19 vaccine requirement by providing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver on file with Human Resources before their start date. Questions regarding the federal requirement may be sent to


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.


  • Generous compensation packages, up to 48 days of paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
  • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
  • No state income tax
  • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
  • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
  • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents





Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on August 22, 2022.

Materials should be addressed to Mary Gauthier, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or


UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, “R0132162” in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

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