The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Executive Director of the Wellness Center visibly leads and promotes the integration of physical, emotional and intellectual development of the college's student community. The position is responsible for administrative and financial management as well as the supervision and direction of all staff and services provided through the Wellness Center. The executive director participates in the provision of services consistent with clinical experience and licensure. Serves as the primary campus resource providing guidance to various constituents relating to topics/concerns that affect student health decisions.
Provide vision, strategic planning, and assessment leadership for the center to advance the college and divisional mission.
Direct the clinical and daily operations of the Wellness Center. Supervision, coaching and mentoring of staff; overseeing the development of staff scheduling; managing and completing performance evaluations of staff as required.
Managing and insuring that all necessary compliance metrics are reached. Including but not limited to conducting chart review of clinical files and ensuring that all clinical work is in keeping with current practice standards; reviewing practice standards set for by ACHA, IACS, AAHC, and other organizations relevant to the practice of college health and ensuring that current center practices are in line with industry standards; overseeing and ensuring compliance with all grant requirements (e.g., Family Health Council); monitoring for changes in relevant state or federal healthcare laws and ensuring that center practices adhere to current statues.
Provide and coordinate consultation, education, and outreach services to faculty, staff, and students on developmental, mental health, and harm-reduction issues.
Serve as the expert consultant to college officials when they need to consider factors related to health as part of their decision-making process, utilizing staff expertise when the health issues at hand are outside the scope of practice of the Executive Director.
Collaborate with colleagues across campus to develop strategies for the prevention and intervention of health concerns (physical, behavioral, psychological) and for optimizing student strengths and health development.
Coordinate the center's emergency and crisis response. Position serves on the campus emergency response team. Provide, as needed, support to students, staff and faculty in the event of a campus crisis.
This position is designated as
Internal Number: 5653
About Dickinson College
Known for its innovative curriculum, Dickinson is a highly selective, private liberal-arts college. One of the nation's oldest colleges, and named in honor of a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Dickinson became the first college chartered in the newly recognized United States in September 1783. As of 2020, Dickinson has just under 800 full-time employees - administrators, faculty and staff - and its 144-acre campus is populated by students from 38 U.S. states and territories and 49 foreign countries. More than half of students study abroad through the school's 40 programs in 24 countries on six continents, mainly in noncapital cities. Dickinson is known for its sustainability initiatives and is continually recognized by such groups as the Princeton Review (Green Honor Roll), the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE; Gold rating) and Sierra magazine ("Cool School" and one of America's greenest colleges). Dickinson's stunning campus - featuring beautiful landscaping and buildings made of limestone from Dickinson's own quarry - is located in the heart of the historic central Pennsylvania town of Carlisle, a key marker in Civil War activity. Foun...ded in 1751, Carlisle is a cosmopolitan town of 20,000 people, nestled between mountains that have long been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Appalachian Trail and several mountain lakes are within easy reach of the campus, as is Hershey Park and historic Gettysburg.The town is a transportation hub linked by highway, rail and air to prominent East Coast cities, with driving times that make these cities readily accessible: Harrisburg, 20 minutes; Gettysburg, 30 minutes; Baltimore, 90 minutes; Washington, D.C., two hours; Philadelphia, two hours; New York, three hours; Pittsburgh, four hours. Dickinson takes pride in its campus wellness and professional development programs, offering an array of opportunities to faculty and staff through its Holistic Health Incentive program. Dickinson continues to be recognized both nationally and locally for the college's commitment to a vibrant wellness culture on campus. Dickinson offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan, plus tuition remission and tuition assistance incentives. The college is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.