Executive Director of Health and Counseling Services

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Job Title: Executive Director of Health and Counseling Services
Location: Case Main Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 7474
How To Apply

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND TIMELINE

Case Western Reserve University has partnered with Keeling and Associates, LLC, in this search process. Applications should include a resume/ curriculum vitae and a letter of interest, and must be sent, preferably as PDFs, to K&A at: [email protected]. The subject line of the email should read “Case Western Reserve University – Executive Director.”

A confidential review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the appointment is made. All materials submitted by April 15, 2019 will be given full consideration. Nominations, expressions of interest, and requests for confidential conversations about the position prior to application are welcome and should be directed to Dr. Jan Walbert ([email protected]), the K&A senior consultant leading this search.

This excellent opportunity at CWRU offers a competitive salary and benefits package including tuition waiver for employees and dependents.


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POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Executive Director will be a strategic, collaborative, and visionary senior-level healthcare administrator with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding, student-centered healthcare in higher education. By creating and providing new and innovative approaches, the director will continue to elevate CWRU’s health-related programs and services as a national model of excellence. The Executive Director is required to be service-minded with superior administrative and management skills to lead a comprehensive and integrated program of health, mental health, counseling services, student wellness and disability services. This individual is responsible for maintaining a work environment that is respectful and provides open communication, innovation and teamwork. The Executive Director reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs and serves as a member of the student affairs executive leadership team and the student affairs leadership council.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Provide leadership, vision, direction, and management of administrative and development aspects of university health services, counseling services, student wellness and disability services. Supervise and manage direct reports, including, but not limited to, the clinical director of health; the director of university counseling services, associate director of wellness and health promotions, associate director of disability services, and the associate director of operations. Responsible for oversite of staff recruitment, hire and release recommendations, evaluations, and professional development. Oversee and facilitate collaboration among all staff. (25%)
  2. Ensure the delivery of excellent primary care, counseling, health promotion, and educational outreach programs and services to students. Uphold the highest ethical standards of the university. (15%)
  3. Identify new programs and services to elevate UCHS to the level of best practices and provide university administrators with leadership in the development of campus-wide policies and procedures that promote healthy student choices and life management strategies. (10% )
  4. Create a good community relations plan to make positive connections. Engage staff, faculty, students, and organizations on and off campus in programs and initiatives to promote and support UHCS. Work collaboratively with stakeholders and leaders from our affiliated institutions (Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine) to support and promote student health and wellness alliances. (10% )
  5. Prepare and implement long-range strategic planning efforts for UHCS to maximize comprehensive counseling, health, and wellness programs, services and facilities, ensure alignment with Student Affairs’ strategic plan and budget. (10%)
  6. Commitment and execution of an exceptional student-centered comprehensive integrated health and wellness plan. Following best practices to lead as a national health and wellness model. Create an environment that is respectful, innovative and promotes teamwork. Oversee finances to provide the best care possible within a balance budget. (10%)

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    Serve as a core member of the student affairs executive team and the leadership council; provide counsel on matters related to the health of students and the campus community to the senior leadership. (5%)Serve as a knowledgeable resource for best practices, regulatory and statutory requirements, licensing requirements and accreditation standards. (5%)Lead or support, as designated, negotiations for the university-sponsored CWRU student medical plan and oversee management of the plan. Participate as a member of the student medical plan advisory board and work with the office of General Counsel on insurance, risk management, and issues of compliance. (5%)
  1. Support the Vice President for Student Affairs in solicitation, cultivation, positioning, and public activities related to fundraising and grant development. (5%)

CONTACTS

Department: Daily contact with direct reports to review patient concerns. Frequent contact with vice president for student affairs, and senior leadership team, providing input into meeting the Division of Student Affairs priorities and mission. Serves as member of the Behavioral Intervention Team.

University: Contact with the president’s office, vice presidents, deans, trustees, alumni, director of administrative departments, faculty and staff as required to provide leadership for university wellness priorities. Serves as member of the university’s behavioral intervention team.

External: Daily contact with community organizers/advocates, corporate executives, leaders in the health care and counseling community, and federal, state, and local government officials. Contact with foreign visitors as required to perform essential functions.

Students: Contact with undergraduate, graduate and professional students for direct care, as well as for advocating and developing wellness programs that directly affect students.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Oversee approximately 40 staff members in clinical services, psychological/mental health counseling.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience: MBA or MPH and 15 years of experience in professional leadership and management experience in health and/or counseling services, including substantial supervisory and management experience. OR Doctorate degree (in medicine or health care administration, public health medicine, counseling, psychology, educational administration, health administration or law) and 8 years of experience in professional leadership and management experience in health and/or counseling services, including substantial supervisory and management experience.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  1. Proven progressive responsible leadership experience in a counseling and/or health care organization.
  2. Proven ability to create and successfully implement strategic plans.
  3. Proven ability to understand, articulate, integrate and implement the college health and counseling models and current standards of professional practice and licensure.
  4. Prefer knowledge of and direct experience in a college health setting or in a closely related area of health care practice and administration.
  5. Prefer knowledge of nationally recognized accreditation standards, processes and counseling and/or health care models.
  6. Ability to lead effectively in a team-oriented and multifaceted development program.
  7. Demonstrated development of entrepreneurial and resourceful solicitation strategies.
  8. Ability to multi-task (oversee, providing sound judgment and guidance to staff involved in crisis intervention) and work with an ever-changing schedule.
  9. Ability to interact successfully with a variety of constituents of diverse and interdisciplinary staff.
  10. Demonstrated ability to lead teams and manage complex projects.
  11. Proven ability to work in high stress, deadline driven environment required.
  12. High degree of energy, creativity, flexibility, organization and interpersonal skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  13. Working knowledge of website development and maintenance, database management, statistical data interpretation and application of state of the art information technology as applied to Health care and counseling operations.
  14. Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
  15. Ability to meet consistent attendance.
  16. Ability to effectively interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face to face.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Healthcare office environment. Some evening and weekend hours will be required.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND TIMELINE

Case Western Reserve University has partnered with Keeling and Associates, LLC, in this search process. Applications should include a resume/ curriculum vitae and a letter of interest, and must be sent, preferably as PDFs, to K&A at: [email protected]. The subject line of the email should read “Case Western Reserve University – Executive Director.”

A confidential review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the appointment is made. All materials submitted by April 15, 2019 will be given full consideration. Nominations, expressions of interest, and requests for confidential conversations about the position prior to application are welcome and should be directed to Dr. Jan Walbert ([email protected]), the K&A senior consultant leading this search.

This excellent opportunity at CWRU offers a competitive salary and benefits package including tuition waiver for employees and dependents.


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In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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