Senior Associate Director, Counseling and Psychological Services (60 views)

Fairfax, VA
January 16, 2018

Senior Associate Director, Counseling and Psychological Services

George Mason University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) seeks a Senior Associate Director to work in collaboration with the Executive Director and Leadership Team in administering and leading an International Association of Counseling Services-accredited counseling center and an American Psychological Association-accredited internship training program. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


  • Serve as an administrator and liaison to key campus stakeholders in the absence of the Executive Director;
  • Assist with the oversight of daily operations (e.g., budget, space, equipment), data reporting (e.g., accountability, utilization, outcome/impact), and technology needs to ensure consistency across unit, division, and institutional goals;
  • Work with unit Leadership Team on strategic planning and implementation of identified goals and initiatives;
  • Serve as a consultant to campus teams aimed at addressing critical incidents, security threats, and other health and safety concerns;
  • Assist in the recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of a multidisciplinary staff;
  • Provide community education and direct clinical service (daytime/after hours);
  • Provide leadership over unit research initiatives and collaborate with other institutional departments; and
  • Ensure adherence and compliance with legal, ethical, and professional standards in all areas of service delivery.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D in Clinical or Counseling Psychology;
  • Licensed as a psychologist in Virginia or license-eligible within one year of appointment; and
  • Progressive professional and supervisory experience in clinical and/or a counseling setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated supervisory experience for a minimum of four years in a clinical and/or counseling setting;
  • Strong consultation skills with campus and/or key stakeholders; and
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Experience in crisis response, critical incident management, and clinical risk assessments;
  • Knowledge of ethical and legal issues related to college student mental health;
  • Multicultural competency and familiarity with needs of diverse populations;
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Interest and skills in data analysis and research initiatives;
  • Experience applying and using technology to enhance delivery of programs and services; and
  • Experience with multidisciplinary teams, practices and approaches.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must apply for position number FA493z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter that identifies your interest and qualifications for this position, a resume/CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information. This position will remain open until filled. For questions, candidates may contact Nina Joshi, Office Manager, at 703-993-2380.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.