Assistant Director for Outreach and Public Engagement at UIUC Training Center

Aug 18, 2014

Assistant Director of the Psychological Services Center

Psychology Department

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The Psychology Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking an Assistant Director of the Psychological Services Center in the Department of Psychology. The Assistant Director provides overall leadership, expertise, and assistance in the development and implementation of community engagement efforts for the Clinical/Community Division/Psychological Services Center. Specifically, (a) act as a liaison between the Clinical/Community Division/Psychological Services Center and the campus and surrounding community, including, but not limited to the local African American community; (b) assist Clinical/Community faculty, graduate students and, the undergraduate students with whom they work, to develop/implement empirically supported services related to community engagement.


Provide leadership and expertise in the area of community engagement by developing and supporting relationships with established agencies, schools, the media, faith-based organizations, and local systems (e.g., education, child welfare, juvenile justice), as well as with informal neighborhood leaders and volunteers.

Depending on needs in a given year, responsibilities may involve

(a) coordinating and participating in community-based meetings (e.g., human service interagency teams or team-based service delivery);

(b) supervising graduate students;

(c) assisting with the development and implementation of training, policies and objectives related to community engagement; and/or

(d) developing, implementing, and evaluating a variety of psychological services related to community engagement (e.g., home visits, outreach programs, community-based and clinic-based therapeutic services).

Flexible working hours are required, as community engagement and outreach initiatives often occur outside the 9am - 5pm timeframe.

While the preponderance of work-related time will focus on community engagement and outreach initiatives, up to 25% may be spent on more traditional clinical services, especially those aimed at addressing the needs of underserved populations.


Required: A Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or other related field; Excellent interpersonal skills and awareness of social and psychological issues in mental health, education, criminal justice, and/or community health care delivery; Appreciation of and support for the Psychological Services Center's research, program evaluation, teaching, data-driven orientation and educational mission.

Preferred: Doctoral degree


This is a regular, full time, twelve month academic professional position.  Salary commensurate with qualifications.  Anticipated start date is as soon as possible after closing date. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.


Please create your candidate profile and upload a cover letter and CV/resume through For full consideration, all requested information including the names and contact information of three professional references must be submitted by September 5, 2014.

For information, contact Summer Curry, or 217-265-5259.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

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