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University of Pittsburgh
The Associate Director position requires strong administrative and organizational skills, as well as proficiency in client/direct service provision. The successful candidate will have a generalist orientation, be multi-culturally competent, and will have experience providing time-limited treatment to college students. The Associate Director has specific responsibilities with the overall management, personnel, and operational functions of the center. These responsibilities include participating in departmental strategic planning and discussions about policy and budget, assisting with schedule planning, assisting with searches and other aspects of staff development, directing the daily operations of the University Counseling Center clinic in the Director’s absence, and maintaining flexibility as issues emerge.
Clinical responsibilities include group and individual counseling; outreach programming; crisis intervention, emergency on-call rotation; consultation; assessment; and other administrative duties, as assigned.
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or other mental health-related field and at least 2 years experience working in a university counseling center.
Previous experience as either an assistant director or coordinator at a university counseling center is preferred. Preference may be given to applicants with expertise/interest in at least one of the following areas: Group Psychotherapy, Men’s Issues, GLBTQ, Mindfulness, Sports Psychology, Body Image/Eating Disorders, Psychological Assessment, and Research.
The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded as Pittsburgh Academy in 1787 on what was then the American frontier, Pitt is one of the oldest continuously chartered institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt evolved into the Western University of Pennsylvania with an alteration to its charter in 1819, and upon relocating to its current campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh in 1908, the school received its current moniker, the University of Pittsburgh. For most of its history Pitt was a private institution, until it became part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education in 1966.
Pitt has consistently placed in the top cluster of U.S. public research universities and among the overall top 25 research universities according to the Center for Measuring University Performance, is listed as one of U.S. News & World Report’s top 20 public universities, and has been listed among the best colleges for the quality of life of its students. Pitt has also been named as a "best value" by various publications, and has appeared in multiple rankings of the world’s top universities.
Pitt is among the nation’s and world’s most active research institutions as evidenced by its $822 million in annual research expenditures, its standing among the top five schools in the amount of National Institutes of Health research allocations, and its election as one of the 61 North American members of the Association of American Universities. Pitt and its medical school are also closely affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers.
Pitt is popularly recognized for its centerpiece building, the Cathedral of Learning, for its central role in developing the first polio vaccine, and for fielding nationally competitive NCAA Division I athletic programs.
Pittsburgh is a port city in southwest Pennsylvania, at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers, which form the Ohio River. The city was settled around Fort Pitt in 1758 and developed rapidly with the discovery of iron deposits and one of the world’s richest coalfields. The city features 151 high-rise buildings, 446 bridges, two inclined railways, and a pre-revolutionary fortification. Pittsburgh is known as "the City of Bridges" and "the Steel City" for its many bridges and former steel manufacturing base.
It has also been referred to as “a city of immigrants” and is known for its cultural diversity within its various neighborhoods. People of Italian, Irish, Polish, Chinese, and Indian-heritage backgrounds (among countless others) comprise a significant proportion of the city’s 330,000+ population. The city is also racially-diverse, with 27% of people identifying as African-American and another 3% identifying as Asian.
Major publications often note Pittsburgh’s high livability compared to other American cities, with the city claiming the top overall spot in the United States in recent "most livable city" lists by Places Rated Almanac (2007), Forbes (2010), and The Economist (2011).
Required Application Materials
- Cover Letter - Curriculum Vitae - List of 3 References All applications must be submitted through University of Pittsburgh Employment Website: http://www.pittsource.com/postings/59152
Open until filled. First application review October 29, 2012.
Send Applications To:
Dr. Tevya Zukor, Director
334 William Pitt Union
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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