NCU is currently seeking a dynamic individual to become part of our School of Social & Behavioral Science team as the Director of Clinical Training. The Director of Clinical Training works in collaboration with the Director of Clinical Field Placements to provide a comprehensive and high-quality clinical training program for School of Social & Behavioral Science students. The Director of Clinical Training’s primary responsibility is working directly with students, faculty, and supervisors involved in the practicum and internship phases of the program. The Director will work with the Director of Curriculum to ensure students are adequately prepared to succeed in the clinical training program and to ensure that the clinical training meets both programmatic and local requirements. The Director also oversees the clinical readiness process for the SSBS programs.
Assists the SSBS Program Directors in administration of SSBS clinical training programs at NCU.
Maintain professional communication with local sites and supervisors.
Develops and implements policies and procedures for all levels of clinical work.
Responds to student questions and concerns about clinical work requirements.
Oversee the Clinical Readiness Evaluations.
Maintain program level Clinical Manuals
Serve as a director and resource for faculty who provide individual and group supervision.
Works with doctoral students to complete the pre-internship process and internship plans.
Reviews syllabi for all clinical experience requirement courses and ensures compliance with AAMFT standards for clinical experience, supervision, etc.
Recruits new faculty members to serve as practicum/internship supervisors as needed per program growth.
Participate in Admin Team meetings projects as needed.
Conduct and participate in applicant interviews and student case presentations as needed.
Teach SSBS course(s) as needed including but not limited to practicum and internship groups.
Maintains professional involvement through state, regional, and national associations
Promote a graduate culture of scholarship, teaching, service, and practice.
Complete all required professional development activities as defined in the Faculty Handbook
Complete all other tasks and/or projects as assigned by the Dean or NCU administrators.
Reasonable and consistent attendance to fulfill requirements of the position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Skill in verbal and written communication.
Skill in operating equipment, such as personal computer, fax, copier, phone system.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
Ability to use and facilitate online communication using email and/or other technology-based communication media.
Ability to solve complex problems and create win-win situations.
Ability to work well in teams.
Excellent organizational and communication skills, with a proven ability to provide timely, accurate information on a variety of academically oriented subjects to both internal and external constituents.
Excellent time management skills.
Excellent computer literacy skills.
Proficient with Microsoft Word and other application in the Microsoft Office suite.
Education and Experience
Doctoral degree with a focus in marriage and family therapy or a closely related profession from a regionally accredited institution required
COAMFTE accreditation strongly preferred
Clinically active and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist required
AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor required
Excellent networking and professional communication skills required
Experience as a clinical director or in facilitating clinical placements preferred
Experience with conducting and publishing research in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy or a closely related profession preferred
Experience in graduate level coursework and clinical training and administration preferred
Experience with online education preferred
Curriculum development experience preferred
Experience in higher education, preferred.
Experience working in a technology-driven enterprise, preferred.
All skills, abilities and education will be considered for minimum qualifications
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. The physical requirements for performing the essential functions of this position require the team member to be able to:
Able to sit, stand, kneel, walk, and reach.
Able to lift, push, pull, and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Hear well enough to communicate with others.
Read a computer screen and written material.
Write, type, and use phone system.
This position operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines
Good working environment with the absence of disagreeable conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Regular and reliable attendance is required.
Who We Are
Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally-relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university. As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business and technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy. NCU utilizes a one-to-one learning model—one student is paired with a professor in each course—to create a more personalized, individual experience for students enhanced by their professors’ real-world experience. NCU professors all hold doctoral degrees, and none of our programs have residency requirements, allowing access to students no matter where they live.
Additionally, with the exception of the Department of Marriage and Family Sciences, within the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, all of NCU’s programs are delivered 100% online.
With administrative offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and San Diego, California, as well as students, alumni and faculty in more than 50 countries, NCU is an excellent choice for professionals around the world who share our passion for excellence. We envision growth trends to continue, and eagerly seek highly-credentialed and enthusiastic individuals to join our team.
Are you ready to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join a growing team of passionate individuals who work together to help others fulfill their dreams through higher education?
At Northcentral University, we strongly believe that our University is only as good as our team of staff, faculty and students around the world united by a commitment to excellence, innovation, diversity and accountability.
We celebrate personal and professional growth and desire to see our team members fully realize and reach their potential. When you join the Northcentral team, you will enjoy... a challenging, but positive and fun work environment that promotes productivity, achievement and fulfillment.
If you are passionate about making a difference and are ready to be challenged and inspired in your daily work as part of a growing, success-oriented company, then we want to hear from you!