The mission of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), through its college and museum, is to educate students and the public in the creation and appreciation of works of art and design, to discover and transmit knowledge, and to make lasting contributions to a global society through critical thinking, scholarship, and innovation. Their immersive model of art and design education emphasizes robust liberal arts studies and conceptually driven studio-based learning in full-time bachelor’s and master’s degree programs across 19 majors. RISD’s exceptional faculty foster student growth and development in extensive specialized facilities, enabling students to become confident, cross-disciplinary thinkers and nimble problem-solvers ready to confront the complexities of global practice in the 21st century. Nearly 30,000 alumni worldwide testify to the impact of a RISD education, exemplifying the vital role artists and designers play in defining global innovation. Founded in 1877, RISD and the RISD Museum help make Providence, RI among the most culturally active and creative cities in the region.
The Position Reporting to the executive director of integrated health and wellness, the director of health services is responsible for the strategic vision and leadership of a comprehensive college medical health care system. Utilizing a public health based model, the director leads the day-to-day administrative medical responsibilities for the center including supervision of staff; intake, follow up, and referrals for patients; state and federal guidelines compliance; and 24 hour emergency care when needed.
The director is responsible for creating consistent operating principles and ensuring collaboration with others in achieving the strategic goals of health services and the division of student affairs. Collaborating with other departments within student affairs as well as other campus partners, the director advises on situations and policies having a physical, as well as public health and wellness component. The director also serves as one of the key directors in the division of student affairs and will be expected to ensure that all state and federal guidelines are upheld and best practices are followed, particularly as they pertain to immunization and insurance compliance for international students, complex laboratory standards, quality control, and record keeping.
The director of health services will be expected to actively engage other campus leaders, including the director of counseling and psychological services and other members of the division of Student Affairs to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive holistic health initiatives that incorporate multicultural diversity, inclusivity, and social justice concepts and principles. The director will serve as a key member of the student medical re-admit committee, which makes recommendations regarding a student’s readiness to return to a high stress college environment. Specifically, the director will be expected to:
provide direct primary care for eligible patients, appropriate to the needs of a diverse and multicultural college student population, including diagnosis, referral for consultation or specialty services, follow-up care, evening/urgent care, and on-call emergency consultation;
provide direct supervision, hiring, training, scheduling and evaluation of health services staff who support the day-to-day provision of the clinical medical care and services for matriculated, pre-college, and summer studies students. Ensure staff have appropriate credentials to provide required medical services. Develop and implement health services policies and procedures;
develop, evaluate and implement, as approved, short and long-term operational and budgetary plans which enhance efficiency and services for students and which are in alignment with the overall Student Affairs strategic plan for support of wellness for students.
Qualifications A master’s degree in nursing, public health, or equivalent combination of education and experience plus a minimum of seven (7) years in a health services environment with strong leadership experience are required. Prior experience as a nurse practitioner or health related clinician, preferably in a college health center, is preferred. Current valid Rhode Island nursing license or ability to obtain license within a six month orientation and review period will be expected of the new director. Solid understanding of HIPAA, FERPA, the Clery Act, and Title IX and sexual assault federal regulations are also expected of the director, along with a strong knowledge of holistic preventative health principles.
Application and Nomination Review of applications will begin October 30, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Kendra E. Dane at [email protected]. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
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RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.