The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10231
Directs the planning, development, and implementation of University-wide student-focused co-curricular and extra-curricular programs.
- Partnering with University and College personnel, oversees needs assessments, develops programs and services, and implements related policies and procedures
- Manages fiscal planning, allocations, marketing, and fundraising; oversees service agreements, partnerships, and relationships with vendors/contractors providing on-site services
- Evaluates cost, usage, and effectiveness of student programs supporting engagement, success, retention, and enrichment of student life and the college experience
- Ensures compliance with relevant laws, regulations, standards, and University policies
- Provides leadership of the department, managing professional and administrative staff
- Performs related duties as assigned.
Higher Education Officer
CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the City University of New York (CUNY) seeks an experienced higher education mental health and wellness professional for the vital role of University Director for Mental Health and Wellness to lead and improve the quality of programs, services, resources, and education for the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of our students across 24 college campuses. As a member of the Vice Chancellor's Senior Management Team, the University Director will support the development and implementation of minimum standards and best practices, plus policies and procedures affecting student mental health and wellness affecting campus-based health services and counseling center operations, and adaptation of CAS, IACS and other national standards. In addition, the University Director will manage three key wellness areas - Counseling Services, Health Services, and Health Promotion/Wellness - plus seek external funding to support related initiatives. Working in collaborative partnership with each college, its health and counseling centers, the Central Administrative Office, and external community health organizations, the University Director will promote and manage mental and general health care services, programs, targeted outreach and education, and assessment. The position reports to the Deputy to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
Other duties include, but will not be limited to the following:
- Consult to and support University and campus-based offices, departments, offices, and entities about various mental health and wellness issues (i.e. Office of the General Counsel with the use of the Medical Withdrawal Policy; campus mental health directors on clinical issues and crisis situations; campus Behavioral Intervention Teams on establishing guidelines and best practices for crisis response).
- Guide and direct campuses to develop and implement assessment measures, metrics, and quality indicators of health and mental health services.
- Conduct regular health, mental health, and public health needs assessments of CUNY students.
- Co-direct the Healthy CUNY initiative with various University and campus-based administrators and faculty members to research and evaluate students' health needs and implement allied policies (i.e. Tobacco Free).
- Develop strategic partnerships with City, State, and private institutions including the mental health and medical community in the city and state health departments to leverage resources.
- Partner with the New York Blood Center and the University community to coordinate blood drives.
- Negotiate with health insurance providers to procure optimal health insurance plans for all students, and oversee University-wide coordination with the Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access (OCHIA) and insurance carriers to ensure access to and promotion of low-cost insurance options.
- Oversee professional development training series for University Councils on Mental Health, plus regular workshops supporting Title IX compliance efforts addressing sexual misconduct, harassment, and assault.
- Administer the Clinical Psychology Fellows Program.
- Lead, facilitate, and/or participate on various standing and ad hoc department and inter-campus based planning and policy-making committees, sub-committees, councils, task forces and/or meetings (i.e. Risk Management; Health Services Directors; Counseling Center Directors; Chief Student Affairs Administrators).
- Represent the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs on the NYS Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Statewide College Consortia Steering Committee.
- Prepare long- and short- range plans, operating procedures, and budgets; monitor, evaluate, and report on programmatic and operational performance related to goals; and recommend improvements.
Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required.
The successful candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, abilities and experience:
- Advanced degree in psychology, mental health and wellness, personal or psychological counseling, or directly related discipline preferred
- Current NYS license or license eligible in a relevant discipline preferred (psychologist, social worker, mental health counselor, or practitioner)
- At least three years' experience as a director, assistant director, or administrator in a college or university health or counseling center preferred
- Experience managing public health and student health insurance concerns and developing, implementing, and promoting health and wellness programs for diverse urban college students
- Experience administering a college or university health center or similar medical or psychological practice, including supervisory and financial/budget management responsibilities
- Knowledge of nationally recognized professional, accreditation, or certification standards plus federal and state regulations relevant to health and mental health services
- Active membership or involvement in professional organizations for student or public health services
- Ability to respond empathetically to students and maintain the confidentiality of health information
- Conflict resolution, mediation, negotiation, presentation, and group facilitation skills
- Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with diverse members of the university community and external constituents in a large centralized public university system
- Detail oriented with strong analytical, evaluation, research, and writing skills
- Computer proficiency using administrative, financial, or academic programs, systems, or databases
$68,803 - $116,364; commensurate with qualifications and experience.
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
HOW TO APPLY
For full consideration, upload a position focused cover letter and rsum with your application. Your cover letter should clearly explain how your experience and credentials fulfill the duties and qualifications outlined.
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Open until filled; application reviews will begin 3/06/14.
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