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Staff Psychologist & Associate Director of Training

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Job Location:
Denver, 80217-3362
Counseling and Psychological Services
Location: Denver, Colorado
Counseling Center Office

Position Summary

In addition to carrying a clinical caseload, the Associate Director of Training (ADT) serves as a collaborative leader within Metropolitan State University of Denver's Counseling Center. The ADT position calls for an outstanding clinical professional who models the way for a team of professional staff psychologists. The specific responsibilities of the ADT require a professional who is passionate about training, adept at developing and facilitating dynamic communication strategies with diverse individuals and groups, who is a creative and thoughtful administrator, and who has an unwavering commitment to equitable student success in both clinical and academic settings.

The ADT oversees the coordination of training at the Counseling Center, facilitates the Training Committee of staff who support training and professional development initiatives, maintains a robust practicum training program, provides administrative supervision to staff as needed, supports professional development opportunities for staff, and pursues development of a doctoral internship in health service psychology, as appropriate. 

The ADT understands trends, issues, and best practices in the counseling center training and supervision world.  The ADT understands trends and issues impacting students who are marginalized, underrepresented, and experience barriers to accessing mental health support. Additionally, the ADT plays a consultative role with faculty, administrators, and staff on a variety of matters related to students' mental health and access to support services.

The ADT works closely with the Counseling Center's Executive Director and the Associate Director- Clinical Operations (ADCO) on the inclusion of the University's strategic goals in the Center's work, as well as on new initiatives and strategies. The ADT also shares responsibilities as a point person for the Center and the University in the Executive Director's absence.



50% - Counseling/Psychotherapy/Crisis/Outreach/Training
  • Provide individual, couples, and group counseling, assessment, psychotherapy, walk-in, triage, initial screenings, and crisis interventions at the highest legal and ethical levels.
  • Provide stigma reduction/educational outreach programs to students and staff.
  • Provide clinical supervision and support training program as needed.
45% - Administrative oversight and leadership of Counseling Center training and professional development operations, policies, procedures, and record keeping.
  • High level oversight and leadership of the Counseling Center as part of Leadership Team with Executive Director and Associate Director of Clinical Services.
  • Leadership and oversight of the Center's Practicum Training program
  • Leadership and oversight of the Center's internship development, as appropriate.
  • Leadership and oversight of the Center's ongoing Professional Development (PD) programming and annual workshop presenters.
5% - Other Duties as Assigned

Required Qualifications
  • Earned Doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology.
  • Licensed as a psychologist in the U.S. with licensure in the State of Colorado as a psychologist within one year of start date.
  • Experience with crisis intervention
  • Experience providing individual/couples/group counseling in a university/college counseling center or similar clinical environment
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working at counseling centers.
  • Minimum of 10 years of Post-Doctoral clinical experience.
  • Experience providing leadership to training programs.
  • Experience designing and delivering psycho-educational activities
  • Knowledge about and experience with diverse, multicultural populations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with supervising and training graduate students.
  • Strong commitment to a team environment.
Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet ALL required qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience working at counseling centers.
  • Minimum of 15 years of Post-Doctoral clinical experience.
  • Prior leadership experience in a college counseling center.
  • Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Understanding of multiculturalism and demonstrated commitment to the principles of Inclusive Excellence. Concrete examples of actions taken towards this commitment.
  • Demonstrates willingness to challenge and change institutional practices that present barriers to different groups.
Work Hours
  • M-F, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Position is in-person. Some Alternative Work Arrangements (AWA) may be available.
Salary for Announcement

We anticipate the qualified candidate to be placed between $64,500 - $86,050. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Instructions to Apply

For full consideration, please submit the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position
Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire. 

If you are an Internal applicant, please apply via the Career tab within the WorkDay Menu

Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet ALL required qualifications.

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Posting Representative
Carlos Alcala

Posting Representative Email


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Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 58% first generation students and over 50% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.
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