Northern Illinois University (NIU) Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) is seeking qualified candidates for a 12-month Associate Director position. This position has primary responsibility for coordinating clinical services, managing daily clinical service delivery of staff, and collaborating with the Director and Assistant/Training Director to provide general oversight for the department. The Associate Director reports to the Director as part of the departmental management team.
About CCS and the Division of Student Affairs CCS is part of the Division of Student Affairs and contributes to the mission to support the academic and personal success of NIU students as we promote their welfare and persistence through the college experience in preparation for their lives after graduation. Staff in the Division of Student Affairs are committed to serving students as they implement core values of student-centered service, collaborative partnerships focused on student success, inclusive communities striving for equity and social justice, professional growth and competency development, and ethical and efficient stewardship of resources.
CCS is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) and we offer an APA accredited doctoral internship program with three internship positions. We also offer a practicum training program for 3-5 students each year. CCS staff embrace all aspects of diversity and promote awareness, sensitivity, cultural competence, and advocacy across all services as well as in our work with campus and community partners. CCS is a collaborative and team-oriented work environment that values self-care, work/life balance, and having fun while doing this important and challenging work. About NIU Northern Illinois University is located in DeKalb, IL, 65 miles west of Chicago and 30-40 miles from many west suburban communities. With a current enrollment of more than 16,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, the mission of NIU is to is to empower students through educational excellence and experiential learning as we pursue knowledge, share our research and artistry, and engage communities for the benefit of the region, state, nation and world. A hallmark of NIU is the diversity of the students we serve. In fall 2021, more than 50% of students identified as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC), and those who identified as Latinx or Black comprised more than 35% of students. Also in fall 2021, 743 international students attended NIU from 111 different countries. More than 50% of undergraduate students identify as first-generation students and half of graduating classes are transfer students. CCS clients reflect this diversity and the percentages above closely match the percentages of clients seen for mental health support.
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