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University of San Francisco
  • Position Number: 1568466
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Position Type: Health - Healthcare Administration

Associate Director of Clinical Training
University of San Francisco

USF Hilltop Campus

Job Title:
Associate Director of Clinical Training

Job Summary:
The Associate Director of Clinical Training (ADCT) for the Clinical Psychology PsyD Program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of San Francisco oversees all aspects of the clinical training experience for students in the Program. This position collaborates with the Directors of Clinical Training in other programs, departments, schools, and universities. The ADCT acts as a liaison between the academic program administration and faculty, training sites, and students.
Overall, the ADCT plays an important role in guiding the clinical program and in exploring procedures and options for providing rigorous and high quality clinical training for all students. The ADCT works in close cooperation with the Program Director and faculty in attaining these goals.

Full Job Description:


Acts as a champion for remote training of Health Service Psychology (HSP) through applied practice (practicum, externship, and internship) experiences and supervision

Contributes to curriculum design and course development related to professional development and clinical training

Orients and trains practicum instructors

Oversees the education and guidance of students through practicum/internship/postdoctoral search processes, site selection, application review, rank and match practices

Verifies students' practicum, internship, and postdoctoral eligibility and readiness and corresponds with agencies about placements and experiences

Reviews practicum/internship evaluations and monitors student learning outcomes and progress throughout clinical placements

Consults with students who are encountering issues related to their practicum/internship experience and, together with the faculty advisor, engages in remediation planning for students related to clinical training

Manages the flow of information regarding students' progress in clinical training, as well as problems, to academic department chairs, faculty, and/or practicum/internship sites

In collaboration with the Program Director and Program staff, manages the proper storage and/or dissemination of training data in accordance with ongoing program evaluation and accreditation standards

Provides support in writing the annual APA report and coordinated the periodic and ongoing evaluation of the program in accordance with the standards of accreditation

Makes contacts with university and non-university agencies (local, state, regional, federal) for research and training experiences and for funding arrangements that may support graduate clinical training; helps foster interagency contacts for practicum experiences

Provides guidance to students and recent graduates during their licensure application processes

Consults on the development of new initiatives and projects

Annually reviews and updates the Clinical Training Manualand other clinical training materials

In partnership with the Program Director and Associate Dean for Health Professions, responds to research questionnaires and communiques regarding various training issues received from APA, APPIC, etc., as well as numerous committee groups and individual researchers nationwide

Attends the meetings of the Bay Area Practicum Information Collaborative (BAPIC), the semi-annual meeting of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Council (APPIC), as well as the annual meeting for the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP)

Adheres to all confidentiality requirements

Acts in a way that embodies the mission, vision and values of the Program, the School of Nursing and Health Professions, and the University of San Francisco

Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Understanding of best practices related to clinical training

Familiarity with accreditation (e.g. WSCUC, APA)

Ability to manage multiple projects with multiple deadlines while meeting or exceeding expectations

Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintains them over time

Thinks critically to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Has the ability to adapt to changing circumstances, needs, and demands of students at varying levels of clinical and professional development

Communicates ideas and information effectively in both verbal and written form

Acts in a respectful and ethical manner and demonstrates professional comportment

Managing one's own time and the time of others effectively.

Maintains knowledge of local and national training and current licensing/certification requirements

Understands and has the ability to navigate multiple levels of program, departmental, university, and professional hierarchies

Computer proficiency - Microsoft Office

Position Qualifications:

2 -3 years of professional experience

Must be licensed in the state of California as a Psychologist or if currently licensed in another state as a Psychologist, must be license eligible and willing to seek licensure in California within the permitted timeframe

Must have doctoral degree in Psychology (PsyD degree in clinical psychology preferred)

Ability to travel for Program events or meetings and for professional conferences

Expertise across HSP education and training


25 to 30 hours per week (this is a part-time position with some flexibility in schedule)

Available to work year-round (not only during the academic year), with the exception of university holidays and breaks

Present in person on campus 2 to 3 days per week, including Tuesdays and Thursdays (when PsyD students are in classes) and for core faculty meetings

Available, if/when needed, by zoom or via telephone, to consult with students, faculty, Graduate Program Administrator, and/or Program Assistant

Full time

Pay Rate:

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