Director of Psychological Services

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Health Professionals, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Director of Psychological Services

Classification Title: Administrator II

Posting Details 

Posting Details 

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Monday, July 15, 2024 @ 11:55pm PDT

Hiring Preference

Not Applicable

Position Summary

This position reports to the Senior Associate Vice President for Student Health Counseling Wellness Services (SHCWS) and is an active member of Student Affairs Division. The Director provides administrative leadership for Psychological Services, including the development of program and service goals, objectives and strategic plans. The Director develops policies, procedures, clinical protocols, identifies personnel needs and resources, and evaluates program outcomes. Serves on the Student Health, Counseling & Wellness Services Leaderships Team and represents Psychological Services to the other units within SHCWS, the university administration, faculty, student government and organizations, professional organizations and the public. Required on-call hours to cover emergencies and crisis intervention. Serves as member of university Behavioral Intervention Team in Student Affairs.

FLSA:Exempt (Not eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $10,500 per month - $12,500 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,812 per month - $15,449 per month

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Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Regular (At-Will)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan:12 months 

Work Hours: Hours will vary depending on operational needs. Standard operating hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Department Information 

Student Health, Counseling & Wellness Services (SHCWS) embraces a holistic and collaborative approach to healthcare by offering urgent care, primary care, preventative services, wellness education, violence support services, and mental health, services to the Sacramento State campus community.  SHCWS is committed to providing quality care and service delivery and is accredited through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Minimum Qualifications 

Must be Licensed or immediately license-eligible in California as a Psychologist.  Position requires minimum 7 to 10 years' experience in a progressive leadership capacity in a psychological center, mental health center, or integrated medical and mental health or university setting.  Five to seven years' experience providing direct care in an outpatient setting. Candidates must possess a thorough knowledge of administration, organizational development, personnel management, accreditation, strategic planning, budgeting, and facilities management in a healthcare setting.

Required Qualifications 

  1. Licensed, or immediately license-eligible, in California as a Psychologist.
  2. Minimum of seven to ten years’ experience in a progressive leadership capacity in a psychological center, mental health center, or integrated medical mental health or university clinic.
  3. Five to seven years’ experience providing direct care in an outpatient setting.
  4. Experience in providing oversight of services provided for students and all aspects of policy development, quality improvement functions, staff, personnel, clinical and administrative supervision, staff training, crisis response, fiscal responsibility, supervising licensed and unlicensed clinical staff and ensure all compliance and regulatory accreditation standards.
  5. This position requires representation through active participation with both internal and external partners, serving on committees, and being engaged in all aspects of mental health issues on campus.
  6. Will maintain a positive work environment that supports students and staff by reducing barriers to care.
  7. Primarily have management responsibilities but will have the ability for a small caseload. The Director will work collaboratively with the leadership providing support as necessary.
  8. Advanced knowledge and skills in applying evidenced-based practice approaches that address contemporary mental health concerns in a college population.
  9. Experience with budgets and daily operations of a clinic. Ability to provide consultation to staff, SHCWS staff, and greater campus community.
  10. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community

Conditions of Employment

  • Ability to pass a background check

 Preferred Qualifications 

  1. Doctorate degree in Psychology, Counseling, Clinical Psychology. PhD or PsyD from APA accredited program.
  2. Experience in overseeing an APA Internship program.

Required Licenses/Certifications 

  • California Psychologist Licensure

Documents Needed to Apply

  • Resume (CV) and Cover Letter
  • Copy of Licensure (California Psychologist Licensure)

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning. 

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. 

Out of State Employment

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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