Careers

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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

Clinical Psychologist: Department of Neuropsychological Assessment

 

Operational Openings 

Financial Analyst

Counseling Core Faculty (a)

Counseling Core Faculty (b)

  


Clinical Psychologist: Department of Neuropsychological Assessment

The Family Institute (TFI) at Northwestern University, a leading behavioral health system that integrates clinical service, education, and research, has an opening for a clinical psychologist with specific focus in Neuropsychological Assessment. Our ideal candidate possesses substantial experience conducting neuropsychological assessments.  Primary responsibilities include effectively managing a caseload of assessment cases that will include administering, interpreting, and completing neuropsychological testing and reports, and providing feedback to the client system in a professional and sensitive manner.

Candidates are expected to be collaborative members of our Clinical Services team, demonstrate an ongoing investment in professional development, and a willingness to contribute to marketing effort on behalf of the Assessment Department. Clinicians who demonstrate cultural humility, passion for the work we do, and commitment to scientifically informed care, will be the best fit for our organization.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree, at least one year of post-graduate school experience, and be licensed in Illinois as a psychologist.

Opportunities are currently available at our office in downtown Chicago, with the potential of joining our Northbrook office as well. Full and part-time options available.

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..

 


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..



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