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The University of Michigan-Flint is pleased to announce the search for a newly established role to serve as the campus leader focused on student mental health and holistic well-being. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (VCSA), the Senior Director of Student Health and Wellness will advance the University’s efforts of prioritizing health and wellness as a foundation for student success. The Sr. Director will provide leadership to enhance existing programs and services, promote student learning and development, and explore future initiatives to meet the changing needs of students while contributing to a campus culture of care and inclusion. In this role, the Sr. Director will oversee the following units: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Disability and Accessibility Services, and Recreation Services, including the Rec Center facility and operations. In consultation with the VCSA and others, the Sr. Director will identify opportunities to leverage synergies among these units and across campus to strengthen all aspects of the student experience related to health and wellness. In close collaboration with our colleagues at UM-Ann Arbor, the Sr. Director will manage existing relationships and cultivate new partnerships in support of student well-being.
Provide leadership in advancing a university vision that prioritizes student wellness in all its dimensions as a foundation for success and lifelong well-being.
Embed student wellness into all aspects of campus culture through culturally-responsive care, mental health and counseling, health promotion, advocacy, peer health education, and educational outreach services.
Develop and coordinate a strategic campus outreach and communication plan to convey priorities, resources and opportunities to support the university’s vision for student wellness.
Provide organizational direction, operational oversight, and supervision of staff in Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Disability and Accessibility Services, and Recreation Services (including Rec Center operations).
Manage and further develop UM-Flint’s partnerships with University Health Services and Student Legal Services housed at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Explore and develop additional health and wellness partnerships on campus, within the University of Michigan system and in the Flint and local communities.
Identify and cultivate health education/health promotion collaborations with academic units.
Develop outreach and training initiatives/materials for faculty and staff to promote appropriate help-seeking and referral service options in support of student wellness.
Oversee the administration, evaluation, and application of the ACHA/NCHA and the Healthy Minds Study on alternating years, along with other ongoing health and wellness assessment efforts.
Review, update and recommend policies and procedures in support of the university’s vision for student health and wellness.
Ensure compliance with University policy, and state and federal laws.
Serve as a member of the Division of Student Affairs Leadership Team.
Represent the university on the Greater Flint Health Coalition, Workplace Wellness Subcommittee.
Serve on additional committees and perform other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in health (public health, health education, health promotion), counseling/social work, student affairs administration, higher education, or an appropriately related field.
Minimum of 7 years of relevant, progressive leadership in the management and supervision of health, mental health, recreation, disability services, or closely related area of college student health
Demonstrated experience and a commitment to support a strong culture of equity and inclusion, including an ability to work well with diverse student populations
Comprehensive knowledge of issues, trends, and best practices in college student health
Understanding of the ADA and its practical application in a college setting
Experience with health and wellness assessment and evaluation
Strong leadership, interpersonal, communications, and critical thinking skills
Ability to relate well to students and work effectively as part of a team
Terminal degree in an appropriate field
Supervisory or work experience in a clinical or therapeutic setting with assessment, diagnosis and treatment of common mental health issues and developmental concerns in a college-aged student population
Licensed (counseling, social worker) in the State of Michigan or licensed in another venue with the ability to meet requirements for licensure in Michigan
Understanding of business operations and organizational systems, including facilities management, budgetary and financial processes, and fiscal planning
Experience cultivating and managing third-party partnerships and agreements
This position is open until filled with best consideration given to applications submitted by Friday, May 20, 2022.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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