Associate Director, Clinical Services

Fairfax, VA
Salary range is $95k-100k; commensurate with education and experience
Oct 19, 2021
Dec 07, 2021
Full Time
Associate Director, Clinical Services

George Mason University's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) seeks a full-time, experienced clinician and administrator (1.0 FTE, with benefits) to serve as Associate Director, Clinical Services. 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.

About Counseling and Psychological Services:

CAPS supports students through ethical and responsive care and prevention. We foster the well-being of the diverse Mason community through psychological, learning, outreach, and consultation services. We provide high-quality training to emerging mental health professionals. We are committed to excellence in psychological and learning services by promoting student safety, enhancing emotional growth, and supporting academic success.

The successful candidate will understand the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education and the workplace. This will be combined with a comprehensive understanding of intersectionality and the lived experiences of diverse students.


Under administrative direction by the Director, the Associate Director, Clinical Services directs the planning, administration, and supervision of the Counseling and Psychological Services clinical service delivery system. As a senior level administrator within Counseling and Psychological Services, the Associate Director, Clinical Services, performs duties critical to the successful operation of the unit, to include, ensuring adherence with legal and ethical standards relevant to the provision of psychological services; supervising staff and agency response to mental health emergencies and critical incidents; contributing to the selection, recruitment, supervision, training and continuing education of unit staff and trainees; and assisting with coordination and management of designated aspects of Counseling and Psychological Services' operations. In addition, the Associate Director, Clinical Services provides community education and professional mental health services to students; serves as a member of the Counseling and Psychological Services Leadership team; and may represent the unit in the absence of the Director or designee.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, or Master's Degree in Counseling or Social Work;
  • Independently licensed as a Psychologist, Professional Counselor, or Social Worker in Virginia, or ability to obtain licensure prior to employment start date;
  • Minimum of 2 years of post-licensure clinical experience;
  • Prior experience providing clinical supervision;
  • Prior experience with administration or management in a clinical setting;
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, high-volume clinical setting with clients presenting in acute distress;
  • Experience providing clinical consultation with campus and/or key stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated knowledge, ability, and experience effectively working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a university counseling center.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA261Z 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.

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .

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