POSITION TITLE: Director of Student Health Services and Wellness Programming (10 month position)
DEPARTMENT: Student Health Services
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Vice President for Student Affairs
BASIC PURPOSE: Directs the department of Student Health Services for the delivery of high quality health and wellness care and education in support of the mission of the College. Manages all administrative aspects of the Student Health Services department including staffing, operations, immunization program, ordering supplies and equipment, and oversight of budget. . Is also responsible for coordinating a comprehensive health promotion program focusing on the health and well-being of undergraduate students. The Director of Student Health Services embraces Catholic moral teaching on the essential dignity of human life and helps students reflect on the moral implications of the health choices they make in the care of their bodies.
- Serve as campus expert and leader regarding quality health care and wellness services for students
- Understands, accepts, and adheres to Catholic moral teaching especially as it applies to reproductive health care.
- Manage all aspects of the Student Health Services department including; supervision of clinical and administrative staff, formulating and implementing policies and operational procedures consistent with Catholic teaching, resolution of complaints, evaluation of programming, and business planning.
- Prepare and maintain a variety of narrative and statistical records and reports related to department use and effectiveness
- Comply with confidentiality requirements as set by HIPAA, FERPA, federal, state and local regulations
- Manage administration of electronic health record software
- serve as liaison to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health regarding immunizations and communicable diseases
- Oversee the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of theory and evidence-based comprehensive health promotion strategies, policies, programs and services that educate and empower students to make healthy lifestyle choices. Topics can include but are not limited to alcohol and other drugs, sexual violence, sexual health, nutrition, stress management, sleep, eating disorders, etc.
- Promotes a wellness model of education for the student body in harmony with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, fostering Assumption College’s principles of student engagement: community, contemplation, longing for God, vocation and mission to serve
- Serves as advisor to a peer education program, Peers Advocating Wellness for Students, collaborating with other departments within the Division of Student Affairs as well as with other College constituents.
- Direct the development, implementation, and analysis of periodic health assessments that provide baseline and follow-up health data, identify departmental needs and priorities, evaluate effectiveness of interventions and track trends in student health status behavior. Including but not limited to the NCHA survey, Core (alcohol and drug use), campus climate (sexual assault), program evaluations, etc.
- Master’s Degree in public health, nursing, health education, higher education, health policy or a related field
- CHES or MCHES certification is preferred
- A minimum of five years of full-time professional health promotion work experience, preferably in a higher education setting
- A minimum of three years of full-time supervisory experience of professional staff
- Experience with using/ administering electronic health record software is preferable
- Experience conducting needs assessments and using results to guide programmatic decisions and budget allocations
- Must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the College as well as embrace the Catholic and Assumptionist identity the College.
- Ability to work limited flexible hours which may include occasional evenings and weekends.
- Interacts regularly with students, faculty, staff, parents, and off-campus health professionals.
- Acts as liaison to off-campus organizations such as the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
- Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
- Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
- Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
- Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Assumption College, a Catholic institution sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption and rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. We pursue these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and extending to the domain of professional studies. Enlivened by the Catholic affirmation of the harmony of faith and reason, we aim, by the pursuit of the truth, to transform the minds and hearts of students. Assumption favors diversity and ecumenically welcomes all who share its goals. Assumption College is part of Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts. Applicants from underrepresented racial minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Apply on line only: www.assumption.edu/hr