Director, Cox Health and Counseling Center

Gambier, Ohio
Mar 21, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Kenyon College seeks a qualified candidate to fill the position of Director, Cox Health and Counseling Center. The Director of the Cox Health and Counseling Center provides leadership and oversight of the two departments (Health and Counseling), as well as coordinates campus-wide initiatives that focus on student wellness. Specific duties for the position include, but are not limited to, budget oversight, personnel supervision, overall planning for the Cox Center to ensure a holistic, wellness-centered mission, coordination with colleagues in the Division of Student Affairs and elsewhere on health education, responsibility for evaluation and assessment, and development of policy and procedures. The position reports directly to the Dean of Students, and is an integral member of the Division of Student Affairs.

Essential functions

Specific responsibilities for this position include:

  • Directly supervise the Associate Director for Health Services, and the Associate Director for Counseling Services, and provide general supervision of all other health and counseling staff (hiring, payroll, performance appraisals, staff education and professional development, etc.).
  • Facilitate a seamless integration of the Health and Counseling Centers.
  • Convene regular meetings of the staff, and annual/bi-annual retreats to set the strategic direction for the Center.
  • Serve as primary contact for health-related communication with campus colleagues, as well as the point person for health needs and concerns with external constituencies.
  • Participate in regular meetings with the Dean of Students and as an active member of the Student Affairs staff.
  • Present to parents, faculty, staff and others on wellness initiatives and Center operations.
  • Coordinate and oversee contracts for part-time external medical staff.
  • Create and ensure execution of effective record-keeping as well as general policies and procedures related to student wellness.
  • Oversee student groups related to health and wellness.
  • Ensure that the technological needs and record keeping of the Center are met, including as liaison with Library and Information Services and external vendors.
  • Develop and convene the Kenyon Wellness Committee with representatives from Athletics, Human Resources, students and other areas of the College.
  • Develop and assess annual goals, and create reports for the Vice President for Student Affairs.
  • Oversee the College's student health insurance plan. Assess health plan on a periodic basis to ensure it is meeting student needs. Work with students to clarify questions about the policy and third-party billing as needed.
  • Assume administrative and legal responsibility for the Cox Health and Counseling Center, making certain the Center functions according to all appropriate legal and ethical standards.
  • Remain current in the field of health and wellness through active participation in professional organizations.
  • Maintain oversight of the Cox Health and Counseling Center building, to ensure that it meets the needs of the Center's mission.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Exceptional organizational and communication skills, administrative acumen, and a deep understanding of the wellness needs of a diverse college student population are required. Knowledge and understanding of electronic medical record keeping and student health insurance are critical to this position. Also essential to the day-to-day operations and overall success of the Director is the ability to work collaboratively with several different populations, including but not limited to students, members of the Division of Student Affairs, Campus Safety, faculty, and parents/family.  A sense of humor and the ability to multi-task and prioritize situations are also key attributes.

Working Conditions

This is a full-time, twelve month administrative position. Some evening and weekend work is required on an as needed, consultative basis.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be a licensed health or mental health professional, or a public health administrator. Advanced degree in a health related field and at least five years experience in a clinical facility are required, as well as superb organizational, fiscal and communication skills. Experience with a campus health center or in a higher education setting, as well as planning and implementing health education and outreach programs are greatly preferred.

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully on our website.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.