Executive Director, Health Center
Position Number:S88310-20190409 Title:Executive Director, Health Center Department:Health Center Category:Professional/Managerial Job Family:Health Care Website:https://studentaffairs.lehigh.edu/content/health-wellness-center Posting Date:04/05/2019 Summary:
The Executive Director of the Health and Wellness Center provides the vision, administrative leadership and oversight of all medical care and wellness programming of the Health and Wellness Center serving both undergraduate and graduate students. Reporting to the Chief Student Affairs Officer, the Executive Director is a key member of the Student Affairs leadership team advancing a progressive agenda promoting student success and wellbeing.Accountabilities:
The executive director of the health and wellness center provides the vision, administrative leadership, and oversight of all medical care and wellness programming of the Health and Wellness Center (student health services) serving both undergraduate and graduate students. Reporting to the chief student affairs officer, the executive director is a key member of the Student Affairs leadership team advancing a progressive agenda promoting student success and wellbeing. The executive director leads a team currently comprised of seven clinicians, one medical assistant, and three administrative staff members. Responsibilities include policy development and review; work flow analysis and continuous improvement to advance best practice and enhance efficiency; budget management; and quality assurance for patient visits. The executive director serves as a University resource on health issues and promotes an institutional agenda to advance the health of Lehigh students. Providing counsel and guidance on student health issues to the university's Crisis Management Team, and serving as the point person for internal and external audiences (including media, through the Office of Communications and Public Affairs) on student health policies, practices, and protocols and on health crisis situations are also important priorities of the executive director. As a collaborative change agent, the executive director develops campus-wide health policies and actively promotes an integrative care model working in partnership with University Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Advancement and Prevention Strategies, Athletics, the newly designated College of Health, and external healthcare providers and related services. This coordination of efforts is inclusive of, but not limited to, education, programming, training, outreach efforts, and institutional messaging of Lehigh’s health and wellness-related priorities. Additionally, the executive director will be engaged in strategic planning initiatives to project and advance future health and wellness needs of an increasingly diverse and expanding student community, including the design of future facility requirements, development of an optimal staffing model, and the integration of technology as part of a comprehensive approach to the delivery of top quality university health and wellness services.Qualifications:
A master’s degree in a health-related discipline is required; doctorate or other terminal degree in an appropriate field preferred. A minimum of five years of progressive leadership experience in college health or in a closely related area of health care practice and administration, along with demonstrated analytical, decision making, problem solving, staff supervision, and management skills are also required. Additional capabilities and experience that will be important considerations in the selection of the executive director of the Health and Wellness Center include: knowledge of current trends and best practices in college and university health and wellness as well as public health; excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills; demonstrated computer facility using electronic health record.Special Considerations:
Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin May 3, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Valerie B. Szymkowicz at . Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.