Director of Wellness Services (Administrator I)

Apr 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


This position, under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Student Health, Counseling, and Wellness, will provide direct oversight for wellness services for over 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Director of Wellness Services will provide overall leadership for the preparation, collaboration, advocacy, and administration of the student wellness program.

Success in this position will require a strong leader with a deep understanding and commitment to student wellness, proven experience and skills to work effectively with a diverse population, and a high-energy readiness to develop and enrich a talented group of health professionals. The Director is responsible for directing the programs and operations of the Health Promotion and Wellness Services, Victim Advocacy/ATOD, Food Security, and Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) special projects. The Director is responsible for establishing partnerships and collaborates with campus departments, consultants, organizations, and advocacy groups, to develop, support and coordinate student wellness services. In collaboration with other SHCC administrators, provides strategic leadership to ensure the delivery of high quality services and efficient management of staff in accordance with the Student Health and Counseling Center and university goals and objectives.


The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position with an attractive benefits package which includes but is not limited to: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; 12+ paid holidays; excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance; and retirement benefits.

Anticipated hiring salary range is $78,000 - $85,000,depending on qualifications and experience.

Position Summary:

Major duties of the job include:

  • Provides direct oversight to the SHCC Wellness programs and operations to include Health Promotion and Wellness Services, Victim Advocacy/ATOD, Food Security, and Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) special projects.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates SHCC wellness programs, activities, and services.
  • Provides short- and long- term planning activities of wellness services of students maximizing their potential, resulting in personal and academic success, including underrepresented populations.
  • Leads individuals and projects in a team effort, working collaboratively to foster and maintain an engaging and positive work environment for all staff.
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders across the University, within the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, and off campus, to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to address students' wellness needs.
  • Prepares and administers annual program reviews and budgets for Wellness Services, and assists with SHCC budget planning.
  • Develop systems for data collection, analysis, and continuous improvements as they relate to the wellness program.
  • Serve as a member of the SHCC Leadership Team to plan, develop, coordinate, assess and implement, as well as setting goals for strategic planning, and to accomplish institutional and divisional goals and objectives.
  • Directs and resolves human resource, labor relation and employee & department safety and risk management issues; also investigates student service complaints as needed.
  • Remains current on all accreditation standards developed by AAAHC; ensure SHCC maintains accreditation.
  • Conducts performance reviews on all staff under Wellness Services.

Secondary duties of the job include:

  • Active involvement with committees and professional organizations both internal and external to the Student Health and Counseling Center, in order to champion student wellness, advance the SHCC mission and support the mission of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
  • Serves on, participates in, and/or chairs various committees of SHCC, Division of Student Affairs, and University.
  • Performs other duties assigned


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and Procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with employees, faculty, staff and community groups.
  • Knowledge of relevant community and university wellness services and ability to stay up-to-date with current wellness issues and advocacy among college students.
  • Possess strong leadership skills that promote dedication, creativity, innovation and growth.
  • Possess strong skills in planning, analysis, human relations, and consultation.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess detail-oriented skills and ability to meet deadlines while engaging in self-initiated problem-solving activities.

Education and Experience

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college in an approved program in health education, social work, social sciences, or a similar field.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of health related educational programs to a diverse population.
  • A minimum of two years of administrative responsibilities, with the knowledge and experience applying the principles of effective supervision and management.

Specialized Skills:

  • Evidence of well-developed organizational and presentation skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Master's degree in Health Education, Public Health, Social Work, Social Sciences or related discipline.
  • Experience on a college/university campus.
  • Working knowledge of risk reduction strategies as it relates to high risk drinking and substance use/abuse.
  • Knowledge of social and macro influences on health behavior and ability to analyze high risk behaviors in a university population as they relate to health education, health promotion, wellness, and food insecurity.

Filing Deadline:

Applications received by May 20, 2017 will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or search committee. Qualified applicants received after that date will be forwarded upon request to the hiring manager and/or search committee.

Application Procedures:

Individuals interested in being considered for this position should submit an on-line application and attach the following supporting documents: 1) resume, 2) letter of interest which includes a narrative detailing how the candidate fulfills each of the required and preferred items listed under Qualifications, and 3) names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide current assessments of the candidate's qualifications for the position.

Pursuant to Executive Order 883, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.

How To Apply:

To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at:

Other Requirements:

Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be satisfactorily completed (as determined by the CSU) before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may be the basis for rescinding an offer of employment and/or affect the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive.

California State University, Fresno annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Police Department or by accessing the following web site:

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Other Applicant Information:

Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application materials via automatic email reply. In addition, qualified applicants will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

This is a full-time management position covered by the California State University Management Personnel Plan. Under this plan, employees are subject to management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President of that campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment, on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about these proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders.

Further, the California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.

General Information:

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to offer high-quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines, at the doctoral level. The current student enrollment is approximately 23,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno promotes student learning and community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with community organizations, educational institutions, industry, business and government. The University was one of the first U.S. Colleges and Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement Classification.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within easy driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, Lake Tahoe, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


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