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The Executive Director (ED) provides strategic, financial and budgetary leadership and management of Health and Wellness and Counseling and Psychological Services (HWS/CAPS) by providing administrative oversight of services at the Pullman campus.
As a leader in the Division of Student Affairs, the ED will assess, evaluate, create, oversee, and administer the delivery of innovative and high-quality medical care, counseling and psychological services, behavioral health, and health promotion. This includes comprehensive outpatient medical and mental health services, health education programs, campus public health, student health insurance programs, and health services for intercollegiate athletics.
The ED oversees program quality management, risk management, HIPAA and ACA compliance, accreditation compliance, resource management, and professional development. The ED leads all HWS/CAPS staff, serves on University committees, and collaborates with Student Affairs departments and other University and community personnel in addressing student mental health and health care policies and public health issues.
Leading a talented integrated, multi-disciplinary team of mental health and healthcare professionals and support staff, the Executive Director ensures high-quality, cost-effective, student-oriented primary medical care, mental health and counseling services, health promotion, and educational outreach, and campus-based community health services to approximately 20,000 students on the Pullman campus.
The preferred candidate will have a history of inspirational leadership and exceptional administrative and management skills. The next Executive Director must bring a collaborative and strategic spirit, a strong disposition to partner and work closely with other Student Affairs and departments, academic departments, and members of faculty, students, community stakeholders, as well as local and regional health professionals. Equally essential is a thorough, comprehensive understanding of college campus healthcare, commitment to health and wellness, learning, and personal academic success, and retention of a diverse student community.
In addition, the ED will possess a thorough comprehension of the full spectrum of college mental health and healthcare; a detailed understanding of student development principles; and a detailed commitment to the health, wellness, learning, personal and academic success, persistence, and retention of a diverse student community. The Executive Director must be a capable, respected, and influential University citizen whose priorities are aligned with the WSU mission and goals.
Master’s degree or doctoral degree in Health Administration, Public or Community Health, Business or Public Administration, Psychology or related field; or Medical Degree.
Five years of relevant experience in a campus health or counseling center or comparable ambulatory health care facilities.
Four years of supervisory experience, of which two must be in a mental health or health care environment.
Demonstrated experience as an outstanding leader with conflict resolution, decision-making, and implementation skills.
Thorough understanding of accounting and budgetary procedures and personnel management in the health care environment.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated experience with the developmental needs of university/college students.
Knowledge of and direct experience in college health and mental health or closely related area of health care practice and administration.
Strong experience in community or public health training, preventive services, and quality management.
Demonstrated commitment to outstanding healthcare in higher education and record of innovation in healthcare delivery.
Understanding of disability issues and laws as they relate to accommodations in a higher education setting.
Strong organizational skills.
Knowledge of integrated care and openness to working within an integrated model.
Knowledge of health promotion practices in a University setting.
Two years of professional experience leading a college student health service or counseling center.
Five or more years of progressively responsible supervisory experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of applicable Washington State and federal laws and ethical guidelines pertinent to health care delivery and health promotion in a University setting.
Experience with assessment, program review, quality assurance, and accreditation issues pertinent to health and counseling centers.
Physicians are encouraged to apply.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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