Careers

We are very proud of our highly qualified professional staff.

Join our caring, professional, and committed team in providing the highest quality services and carrying out our mission of strengthening and healing individuals and families.

 

Clinical Professional Openings

Child and Anxiety Psychology Postgraduate Fellowship

Director of Couple Services 

Director of Child and Adolescent Services

 

Operational Openings

Online Program Coordinator 

Financial Analyst

Counseling Core Faculty (a)

Counseling Core Faculty (b)

 

  


Child and Anxiety Psychology Postgraduate Fellowship

The Family Institute at Northwestern University is accepting applications for a Postgraduate Fellowship at one of the premiere couple and family training centers in the country. The goal of the program is to develop the next generation of leaders and innovators in couple and family psychology. We are accepting one Postgraduate Fellow.

The ideal applicant will have a terminal Masters in Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy. The candidate will also have an interest anxiety in children and families and commitment to a career that includes maintaining a clinical practice. The Fellow will maintain a clinical practice including individual, couple, and family modalities of therapy with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. Hours accumulated during the fellowship can be used toward licensure hours in Illinois.

Requirements:

  • Possess a Master’s degree in MFT, Counseling, or MSW.
  • Experience with children and teens.
  • Experience with family therapy.
  • Experience with CBT and families preferred.
  • Meet clinical productivity requirements of 20 clients per week.

Educational opportunities include:

  • 1 hour of weekly individual supervision
  • 1 hour of weekly group supervision – will focus on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and family therapy for childhood anxiety disorders
  • 1 hour of weekly Child and Adolescent Consultation Team and/or CBT Consultation Team
  • Join additional consultation teams (e.g., CBT, Transition to Parenthood, Mindfulness)
  • 1 hour of bi-weekly Couple and Family Didactic Seminars
  • Monthly professional development meeting with Director
  • At the conclusion of the fellowship, many Fellows stay on to join The Family Institute at Northwestern University as full time staff members.

Although receiving excellent, advanced clinical training is at the heart of the Clinical fellowship, the Fellow will be able to customize their fellowship with opportunities to receive mentorship on marketing, professional development, and receive training in leadership and clinical administration.

Application process and stipend: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled. The fellowship has a flexible start date between November 2017 through January 2018, and the fellowship ends on August 31, 2018.  This is a paid fellowship, which includes health insurance. To apply, please send letter of interest and CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Director of Couple Services

The Family Institute (TFI) at Northwestern University, a leading behavioral health system that integrates clinical service, education, and research, is seeking a Director of Couple Services to lead a dynamic team of talented clinicians and become an integral part of the leadership structure of Clinical Services at The Family Institute.  

The Couple Service Director’s fundamental responsibility is to build a thriving, connected, well-functioning clinical team and programs. The Couple Services Director provides leadership with respect to:

Talent Management, which includes:

  • Identify staffing needs, develop and implement staff recruiting plan
  • Be a conduit for reciprocal communication that (1) supports TFI initiatives and polices (2) represents clinicians’ needs and concerns
  • Support and mentor young clinicians
  • Identify and facilitate professional development needs

Organizational and Financial Planning, which includes:

  • Works with CCO to establish and maintain annual financial plan
  • Make recommendations re: teams member’s annual plan and raises
  • Tracks and supports team to meet or exceed annual revenue targets
  • Lead priority projects to advance the strategic plan for the organization

Clinical effectiveness, which includes:

  • Support Coordinators & Program Directors to develop and improve clinical programs
  • Work with Director of marketing to evaluate & implement strategies to drive referrals
  • Interface with Operations re: administrative needs and to track and extract data for   continuous improvement
  • Conduct annual evaluations and guide clinicians to develop their skills
  • Maintains thriving clinical practice

External Relations, which includes:

  • Act as TFI Ambassadors to advance the mission, vision, and current initiatives
  • Represent TFI to external relations, outside stakeholders, referral sources, clinical partners, Board members, etc.
  • Work with Director of External relations to assess fund raising opportunities and/or external facing PR and brand advancement

Minimum Hiring Specifications: 

  • Doctoral or Master’s degree in a license-eligible discipline, with a valid professional license
  • Minimum 8 years post graduate experience (post doc internship & fellowship applies) or comparable experience in a relevant discipline
  • Experience as a psychotherapist with an established referral base, as well as experience mentoring and supervising clinical staff

Mission of The Family Institute:

The mission of The Family Institute is to strengthen and heal families and individuals from all walks of life through clinical service, education and research.

Vision for Clinical Services:

At The Family Institute at Northwestern University clinical service, research and academics are woven into a world class system of behavioral health care.  We respect and understand our clients in the context of their relationships, life stage, and community. Our highly-qualified clinicians are members of collaborative teams who embrace continuous learning, a commitment to training, and a compassionate world view.  We provide individuals, couples, and families from all walks of life treatment that is empirically informed, theoretically grounded, and culturally responsive.  We know that behavioral health is inextricably woven with whole health, and we are proud to be a partner with our clients on their path to greater well-being.

The Family Institute (TFI) at Northwestern University offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. To apply, please send letter of interest and CV to: Human Resources at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  


Director of Clinical Operations

Reports To: Chief Financial Officer

Position Overview:

The Director of Clinical Operations will be responsible for providing leadership, direction, and management of the practice’s operations including billing, registration, and reception teams. Responsible for managing metrics in those areas and reporting on results. The Director is responsible for translating the mission, vision, strategic goals, and program priorities of the organization into department operations.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Develop, maintain, and assure compliance with standards, policies and procedures in clinical operations area to ensure an effective and efficient client and clinician experience.
• Provide management, coordination, and oversight of the clinical operations staff to deliver a high-quality client and clinician experience in the most effective way.
• Collaborate with the Program Management Office to develop best practices and standardize workflows during implementation of new, integrated Practice Management and EHR system.
• Conduct ongoing performance management of staff including annual performance evaluations.
• Responsible for planning, recruitment, hiring, and, when appropriate, discharge of all clinical operations staff of the Institute.
• Generate and prepare appropriate reports to analyze, measure, and report on established metrics.
• Speak to current and prospective clients to answer questions about services offered by The Family Institute.
• Provide oversight of the development of statistical information as required by the Institute for clinical operations management or planning.
• Build collaborative relationships across the organization to develop and implement quality improvement initiatives within Operations.
• Create and maintain the Clinical Emergency On-Call Schedule.
• Develop and manage policies and procedure to optimize all facets of revenue cycle operations from beginning to end.
• Responsible for overall facilities management, including supervision of Operations Assistants
• Assist in the coordination of monthly Clinical Services meeting.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of 5 years of experience in healthcare environments.
• Previous experience with supervising personnel required.
• Demonstrated leadership ability and interpersonal effectiveness required to work collaboratively with multiple disciplines.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
• Experience with electronic medical records and quality improvement initiatives is a must.
• Direct knowledge of insurance and Medicare billing policies, procedures, and codes (CPT, ICD-10/DSM-5) is a plus.
• Demonstrated ability to recognize, establish, and deal with priorities promptly.
• Highly motivational communication skills.
• Ability to provide excellent customer service.
• Ability to commute to off-site locations.

The Family Institute at Northwestern University is committed to strengthening and healing families and individuals from all walks of life through clinical service, education and research. As an affiliate of Northwestern University, no other institution brings together such a concentration of knowledge, expertise and academic credentials to help improve the lives of people in Chicago and around the globe.

Please submit resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Subject: Job Posting #18010: Director of Clinical Operations

Attn: Chief Financial Officer 


Counseling Core Faculty (a) 

Faculty Position: Core Faculty; Master of Arts in Counseling, The Family Institute at Northwestern University

Overview
The Counseling Program at The Family Institute at Northwestern University is seeking an individual to join the department as a member of the Core Faculty. The Counseling Program is a collaborative endeavor between Northwestern University and The Family Institute at Northwestern University (TFI). Through this unique partnership, faculty members are employees of TFI and hold ranked clinical appointments in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern Univeristy. In addition to faculty duties described below, through TFI, faculty members also have active counseling practices, and are asked to carry a caseload of clients along with their faculty responsibilities. This is a 12-month full-time, non-tenured position.

The successful candidate will be one who meets the qualifications to teach in a program that is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and one who has demonstrated counselor identity though membership and participation in regional, national, and/or international professional associations and conferences. The ideal candidate should possess a pedagogical stance that demonstrates commitment to the theoretical and intellectual traditions of the counseling field, while simultaneously upholding the counseling program’s historical foundation in psychodynamic thinking and reflective practice.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, a clear research agenda, and potential for publication in key professional journals in the field. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong cultural competence, verbal communication and interpersonal skills necessary for effective collaboration with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff, clients, and stakeholders.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Academic AdvisingEach faculty member is assigned to a group of students to provide academic advising for curricular, academic, professional and personal concerns. During each formal academic advising meeting, the student and advisor discuss academic, professional, personal and career development related issues. In addition to formal advising meetings, the faculty member is available to address student concerns as needed, triage concerns to the appropriate program personnel as appropriate, and participate in program remediation plans as needed. The advisor follows the student from program entry to program exit and will be assigned student advisees from each cohort on a rolling basis. As such, advising meetings will take place quarterly.
  • Capstone Experience - Each faculty member will participate in annual student symposium immersion experience. Faculty will evaluate Capstone proposals; attend research symposium student presentations; evaluate presentation based on rubric; meet with students for face-to-face feedback and report results to program director.
  • Admissions Committee - Faculty members serve on the department admissions committee. Faculty members will read applications, and evaluate applications; attend all-day interview sessions; meet and make admission decision recommendations.
  • Program Evaluation - Faculty members will participate in the comprehensive assessment plan. Assessment tools will be administered on a quarterly basis. Faculty members will disseminate assessment tools to the appropriate constituents, collects data, analyze results, prepare aggregate reports, communicate results to program director in both written and verbal format. Faculty members will be present at program reviews to present results and assist with program modification. As needed, faculty members will work with academic advisors, faculty, supervisors, and program directors to initiate communication regarding need for problem remediation.
  • CommencementFaculty members will attend Northwestern University commencement ceremony. Faculty members will walk in academic regalia. Faculty members will participate in commencement rehearsal, graduation party, and network with graduates and their families and friends.
  • Prospective Student Open HouseFaculty members will participate in open houses. Will serve as facilitator of live open house sessions. Present on program mission, pillars, cornerstones, clinical training, academic training, and field questions during Q & A sessions. Faculty members will participate in evaluation of events through survey of attendees, analyzing data, and reporting aggregate results.
  • Research and Scholarship - Faculty member will participate in ongoing research projects, academic writing for peer reviewed journals or book chapters/books, submit proposals for presentations a professional conferences such as ACA, ICA, AMHCA, IMHCA, ACES, and a NCACES. Faculty will be encouraged to collaborate with each other on scholarly project. Faculty members are also encouraged to involve students in scholarly activities (e.g. co-present at a conference, co-author an article or book chapter).
  • Program OrientationFaculty members will participant in orientation sessions for incoming students. Faculty will provide an overview of the program including the mission, program pillars, cornerstones, curriculum, as well as events and activities. Faculty will field questions during a Q&A session at orientations at the beginning of each academic year.

Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision. ABD candidates will be considered. Involvement in the American Counseling Association (ACA) and its divisions is desired.
  • Substantial, demonstrated leadership and teaching experience. Ability to teach several courses in the core curriculum including Ethics and Legal Issues, Career Counseling, Human Growth and Development, Counseling Theories, and Advanced Topics in Mental Health Counseling.
  • Scholarly track record consistent with the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor at Northwestern University. Clinical Lecturer appointments will be considered.
  • Evidence of an established research agenda and ability to contribute to the research targets of the program and institute.
  • Licensed or license eligible as an LCPC in the state of Illinois.
  • Experience supervising graduate students in clinical settings.
  • Strong commitment to academic excellence, community service, and diversity/social justice. Cultural competence as evidenced by ability to effectively integrate culture into clinical and pedagogical practices.
  • Commitment to work in an interdisciplinary setting that contains psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and social workers. Successful experience in private practice is desired.

Application Process
Applications should include the following:

  1. Cover letter (the cover letter should include how applicant’s interest will be compatible with the perspective of the program).
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching and scholarly/research interests (this can be included in the cover letter)
  4. Finalist must pass the background check and provide documentation of educational background.

Please submit all application materials to The Family Institute at Northwestern University, C/O Human Resources Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Counseling Core Faculty (b) 

Faculty Position: Core Faculty; Master of Arts in Counseling, The Family Institute at Northwestern University

Overview
The Counseling Program at The Family Institute at Northwestern University is seeking an individual to join the department as a member of the Core Faculty. The Counseling Program is a collaborative endeavor between Northwestern University and The Family Institute at Northwestern University (TFI). Through this unique partnership, faculty members are employees of TFI and hold ranked clinical appointments in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern Univeristy. In addition to faculty duties described below, through TFI, faculty members also have active counseling practices, and are asked to carry a caseload of clients along with their faculty responsibilities. This is a 12-month full-time, non-tenured position.

The successful candidate will be one who meets the qualifications to teach in a program that is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and one who has demonstrated counselor identity though membership and participation in regional, national, and/or international professional associations and conferences. The ideal candidate should possess a pedagogical stance that demonstrates commitment to the theoretical and intellectual traditions of the counseling field, while simultaneously upholding the counseling program’s historical foundation in psychodynamic thinking and reflective practice.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, a clear research agenda, and potential for publication in key professional journals in the field. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong cultural competence, verbal communication and interpersonal skills necessary for effective collaboration with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff, clients, and stakeholders.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Academic AdvisingEach faculty member is assigned to a group of students to provide academic advising for curricular, academic, professional and personal concerns. During each formal academic advising meeting, the student and advisor discuss academic, professional, personal and career development related issues. In addition to formal advising meetings, the faculty member is available to address student concerns as needed, triage concerns to the appropriate program personnel as appropriate, and participate in program remediation plans as needed. The advisor follows the student from program entry to program exit and will be assigned student advisees from each cohort on a rolling basis. As such, advising meetings will take place quarterly.
  • Capstone Experience - Each faculty member will participate in annual student symposium immersion experience. Faculty will evaluate Capstone proposals; attend research symposium student presentations; evaluate presentation based on rubric; meet with students for face-to-face feedback and report results to program director.
  • Admissions CommitteeFaculty members serve on the department admissions committee. Faculty members will read applications, and evaluate applications; attend all-day interview sessions; meet and make admission decision recommendations.
  • Program EvaluationFaculty members will participate in the comprehensive assessment plan. Assessment tools will be administered on a quarterly basis. Faculty members will disseminate assessment tools to the appropriate constituents, collects data, analyze results, prepare aggregate reports, communicate results to program director in both written and verbal format. Faculty members will be present at program reviews to present results and assist with program modification. As needed, faculty members will work with academic advisors, faculty, supervisors, and program directors to initiate communication regarding need for problem remediation.
  • Commencement - Faculty members will attend Northwestern University commencement ceremony. Faculty members will walk in academic regalia. Faculty members will participate in commencement rehearsal, graduation party, and network with graduates and their families and friends.
  • Prospective Student Open HouseFaculty members will participate in open houses. Will serve as facilitator of live open house sessions. Present on program mission, pillars, cornerstones, clinical training, academic training, and field questions during Q & A sessions. Faculty members will participate in evaluation of events through survey of attendees, analyzing data, and reporting aggregate results.

  • Research and ScholarshipFaculty member will participate in ongoing research projects, academic writing for peer reviewed journals or book chapters/books, submit proposals for presentations a professional conferences such as ACA, ICA, AMHCA, IMHCA, ACES, and a NCACES. Faculty will be encouraged to collaborate with each other on scholarly project. Faculty members are also encouraged to involve students in scholarly activities (e.g. co-present at a conference, co-author an article or book chapter).
  • Program OrientationFaculty members will participant in orientation sessions for incoming students. Faculty will provide an overview of the program including the mission, program pillars, cornerstones, curriculum, as well as events and activities. Faculty will field questions during a Q&A session at orientations at the beginning of each academic year.

Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision, preferably a CACREP-accredited doctoral program. Involvement in the American Counseling Association (ACA) and its divisions is desired.
  • Substantial, demonstrated leadership and teaching experience in a CACREP-accredited Master’s degree program. Experience with technology is desired.
  • Scholarly track record consistent with the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor at Northwestern University. Clinical Lecturer appointments will be considered.
  • Evidence of an established research agenda and ability to contribute to the research targets of the program and institute. Record of publication in peer-reviewed journal, as well as, previous editorial experience is desired.
  • Licensed or license eligible as an LCPC in the state of Illinois.
  • Experience supervising graduate students in clinical settings. License or certification in counselor supervision is desired.
  • Strong commitment to academic excellence, community service, and diversity/social justice. Evidence of participation in advocacy is desired.
  • Cultural competence as evidenced by ability to integrate culture into clinical and pedagogical practices. Experience in working with international students and arranging international training experiences is desired.
  • Commitment to work in an interdisciplinary setting that includes psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and social workers. Successful experience in private practice is desired.

Application Process
Applications should include the following:

  1. Cover letter (the cover letter should include how applicant’s interest will be compatible with the perspective of the program).
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Statement of teaching and scholarly/research interests (this can be included in the cover letter).
  4. Finalist must pass the background check and provide documentation of educational background.

Please submit all application materials to The Family Institute at Northwestern University, C/O Human Resources Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Online Program Coordinator

Reports to: Program Director
Department: Counseling@Northwestern
FLSA Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Program Coordinator provides critical day-to-day operational support for Counseling@Northwestern, the online Counseling Program. The position requires a collaborative and supportive relationship with faculty, and the ability to work with a cross-functional team of professionals. This position is responsible for assisting in the operations of an online graduate degree program. The Program Coordinator oversees critical processes related to different departmental tasks, coordinates with faculty and staff to facilitate clinical training efforts, and executes a variety of tasks to ensure day-to-day success.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide operational and administrative support to the Program Director to ensure the ongoing success of the program
  2. Provide support to the Operations Manager to manage course rollout and registrar maintenance processes in accordance with each quarter’s enrollment
  3. Provide administrative support to the Clinical Training team to facilitate students’ successful progression through their Clinical Training experiences
  4. Coordinate event logistics for immersions, extracurricular activities, and other events
  5. Perform routine administration to support the Program  
  6. Perform other duties as assigned

Summary of Qualifications

Knowledge and Skills:

  1. Excellent organization skills
  2. Creative, innovative, and ability to work independently and within a team
  3. Ability to adapt to new and rapidly changing situations
  4. Strong time management and problem-solving skills
  5. Ability to successfully resolve issues from identification through resolution.
  6. Effectively work with multiple databases and student platforms.
  7. Skilled at connecting and building rapport with students and faculty
  8. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  9. Excellent oral and written communication skills

Minimum Hiring Specifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  2. 3-5 years of staff-level experience in a college or university
  3. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and presentation software
  4. Comfort with online webinar technology using audio, video, and shared desktop applications (i.e. Adobe Connect, WebEx, GoToMeeting, Skype)

THE FAMILY INSTITUTE AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY is committed to strengthening and healing families from all walks of life through clinical service, education, and research. As an affiliate of Northwestern University, we are a unique not-for-profit organization that is leading the way in all facets of marriage and family therapy. No other institution brings together such a concentration of knowledge, expertise, and academic credentials to help improve the lives of people in Chicago and around the globe. EOE

Please submit resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Subject: Job Posting: Online Program Coordinator Attn: Director of Online Program Development

 

 


 

Financial Analyst

Department:      Finance
FLSA Status:       Exempt
Reports To:        Director of Finance

 Purpose:

In support of the organization’s mission, the Financial Analyst is responsible for conducting precise complex analyses, modeling of financial data and operational performance to provide Leadership with documentation to support business operation decisions. Will generate reports and investigate discrepancies or variances in program forecasts. Will assist in various work processes to improve effectiveness and provide decision support, as well as create and analyze short and multi-year forecasts of Institute’s operations.

 Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in ongoing consultations with organization’s leadership to define information required to support business operation decisions; designs, prepares and presents reports and recommendations using financial modeling, scenario planning and advanced analytical tools. “Business operations” include both financial and non-financial aspects of operations.
  • Compile, develop and derive data and information to be used in various analyses of program operations, financial operations and service delivery statistics.
  • Review information to identify program and financial trends or deficiencies. Identify opportunities for improvement and makes recommendations based upon these forecasts and analyses.
  • Create and maintain spreadsheets for use in preparing and monitoring individual and overall program budgets, measuring program operation and service delivery.
  • Participate in the creation of annual budgets for individual programs and departments by compiling historical data, completing projections of operating costs and service delivery and collaborating with program directors, service line leaders and Senior Leadership.
  • Participate in special projects and analyses as directed, as an individual or team member. Participation typically involves compilation of data and information from diverse source documents, and preparing projections, forecasts and statistical analyses.
  • Serve as a resource to others in evaluating data, interpreting outcomes and devising appropriate responses.
  • Input, retrieve and analyze complex financial and accounting information to performs ad hoc financial analysis when requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Summary of Qualifications

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of financial and budget analyses, advanced communication skills and ability to conduct financial analyses and evaluations of program operations and outcomes.Knowledge of financial and budget analyses, advanced communication skills and ability to conduct financial analyses and evaluations of program operations and outcomes.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, with advanced skills in Excel and other financial and database programs.
  • Professional yet empathic interpersonal skills necessary to work cooperatively with all levels of management and across all departments to gather and exchange information and evaluate strategic, organization performance and program results.
  • Advanced communication skills necessary to prepare and present data, discuss reports and make recommendations to a diverse range of people.
  • Organizational and project management skills to coordinate and manage multiple projects and the ability to develop scopes of work and project plans as well as the ability to monitor progress relating to the budgeting process. 
  • Positive attitude, professionalism and integrity with the ability to keep sensitive information confidential.

Minimum Hiring Specifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related business degree.
  • Minimum five years’ progressive experience in finance, including similar experience in not-for-profit and/or health care organizations.

THE FAMILY INSTITUTE AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY is committed to strengthening and healing families and individuals from all walks of life through clinical service, education and research. As an affiliate of Northwestern University, no other institution brings together such a concentration of knowledge, expertise and academic credentials to help improve the lives of people in Chicago and around the globe. EOE

Please submit resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Subject: Financial Analyst
ATTN:  Director of Finance