Assessment Director

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Work type: Faculty Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Student Health / Counseling, Faculty

At the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, our goal is to transform the way we think about and approach mental health and wellness. We do so through groundbreaking academic programs and experiential training that aims to ensure we can better meet the needs of the communities we serve. We are dedicated to developing exceptional practitioners and scholars by offering a well-rounded approach to education. Every single one of our programs blends valuable academic offerings, intensive field-based training, cutting-edge applied research, and constructive community engagement. Our academic programs are rooted in our history of service and have developed over time to meet the growing needs of society. For more information please visit 

In 1976, the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) became one of the first schools in the country to offer a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology. Since 1979, our inaugural degree has maintained accreditation by the American Psychological Association and has become one of the most competitive and comprehensive programs in the field of professional psychology. It is a dedicated, practice-focused clinical psychology program built on four pillars: rigorous academic coursework, in-house clinical work, community-based clinical work and departmental mentorship. This approach produces well-rounded professionals with the skills necessary to help transform communities and lives. 

GSPP seeks to train students to provide culturally competent services to clients and the community. GSPP is committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment and encourages applications from individuals with minoritized identities. GSPP endeavors to create an accessible, affirming, and safe climate by actively engaging in the process of systemic transformation and accountability. 

Position Summary:

This posting is for a part-time position as Assessment Director, beginning immediately. This is a non-benefited role with varying workload, averaging approximately 10-15 hours per week and not to exceed 1000 hours in a calendar year. This position reports to the PsyD program Director. Some work can be done remotely, but some work requires being on campus.

Essential Functions:

  1. Manage assessment cases for the Professional Psychology Clinic (PPC):
    1. Triage phone screens
    2. Assign cases to meet student requests
    3. Recruit case referral sources to the clinic as needed
  2. Arrange assessment supervision:
    1. Recruit supervisors in the community
      1. Small group supervisors
      2. Individual supervisors
    2. Meet regularly and consult with supervisors and adjunct faculty, including assessment seminar leaders, to ensure that supervisors are meeting expectations.
    3. Maintain open lines of communication about assessment issues.
  3. Provide supervision for assessment cases
  4. Train and manage student employees (assessment clinic assistants)
  5. Manage testing materials
    1. Manage budget and purchasing of assessment materials.
    2. Oversee organization and maintenance of materials.
    3. Oversee assessment material check out system.
    4. Communicate with alumni and supervisors about assessment materials.
    5. Serve as liaison for donations.
    6. Retire materials appropriately.
    7. Allocate and deallocate digital assessment materials.
    8. Monitor student online usage of materials.
    9. Work with staff to assign/remove subaccounts.
    10. Serve as go-to person for any problems (storage issues, publisher discounts, etc.)
  6. Provide leadership and consultation on assessment services
    1. Coordinate assessment activities across GSPP and collaborate with other GSPP clinics and faculty to address needs and opportunities.
    2. Keep up to date with developments in the assessment world, including online assessments.
    3. Coordinate development of new assessment services and processes to meet student training needs.
    4. Help students with their assessment challenges.
    5. Consult with alumni and others on general assessment questions and cases.
    6. Adjust/adapt clinic assessment procedures to shifting requirement and protocols, including related to COVID-19.
  7. Collaborate with PPC Director and other clinic personnel to:
    1. Ensure accurate billing for assessment.
    2. Develop a research database and to assess effectiveness of assessment services.

Required Education & Experience:

  • PsyD or PhD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
  • Licensed or license eligible to practice psychology in Colorado. 

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • Experience with cognitive and personality assessment.
  • Experience organizing materials.


This is a non-benefited position with an hourly rate of $45-$55 per hour. Current faculty may apply for this position and receive overload pay. GSPP faculty pay will be determined by the faculty workload framework.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Wednesday, September 15th, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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