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Executive Director of Health, Recreation and Well-Being

Position Deleted on 8/26/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
DeLand, FL
Admin - Student Affairs and Services
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Division of Campus Life and Student Success
Executive Director, Health, Recreation and Well-Being

JOB DESCRIPTION: Stetson University is seeking a dynamic, student-centered individual to join the CLaSS team of the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students.

Reporting to the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Executive Director is a new, full-time position charged with leading an integrated unit of highly talented professionals. The Executive Director will provide strategic leadership to the departments of Wellness and Recreation, the Counseling Center and Student Health Services. Through a strong student affairs model, the Executive Director will;
  • Provide leadership to the development and integration of a comprehensive Wellnes initiative, through learning outcomes and best practices.
  • Manages the daily operations for the delivery of health services and student counseling.
  • Establishes and/or revises administrative, clinical and operational policies, procedures and protocols to comply with health regulations and to address students' routine and emergency health care needs.
  • Maintains a secure system of confidential medical records in accordance with applicable standards of practice, state and federal laws and HIPPA guidelines.
  • Promotes health awareness, healthy lifestyles and prevention topics to the campus community.
  • Prepares, manages and monitors the unit's budget allocation.
  • Supervises and develops the professional staff, facilitating professional opportunities to improve individual capability and managing performance against job accountabilities, departmental goals and established university, campus and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Provides counseling, including group therapy; oversee case management and referrals.
  • Manages and participates in rotating after-hours on-call emergency coverage, including telephone and on-site consultation when necessary.
  • Develop and maintain a referral network for therapeutic and emergency services with area clinicians, mental health clinics and hospitals.
  • Serve as a member of the Student of Concerns Team.
  • Knowledge, understanding of national research, organizations and professional organizations association with health, wellness and alcohol and other drug education.
  • Collaborate with other campus departments and offices, such as Housing and Residential Life, Athletics, Public Safety, and Student Engagement.
  • Work in collaboration with the Counseling Education Department in the supervision of interns.
  • Perform other intentional duties that contribute to the University mission as assigned.
YOUR TEAM: Campus Life and Student Success is a dynamic, evolving division driven by transformational leadership and continuous improvement. We seek team members who are highly motivated, strategic thinkers and relationship builders who thrive on shared governance. Our high expectations are matched by a robust professional development curriculum which promotes achievement and significance through self-assessment, reflection, and holistic goal setting. We actualize a philosophy of challenge and support grounded in liberal learning and development as it relates to student persistence and success. We are committed to facilitating student discovery and exploration consistent with the aims of a broad liberal arts education; offering impactful learning opportunities based on current research and empirical data; cultivating the unique strengths and perspectives of individual students; fostering global awareness, social justice values, and civic engagement; and providing a healthy and vibrant educational environment conducive to holistic well-being.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: The successful candidate should possess high energy, be a proven creative problem solver with strong written and verbal communication skills, a commitment to enhancing diversity, and a track record of high productivity and job performance in the fields of counseling, health and wellness. We seek a colleague with a strong desire to work at a small, private institution committed to a liberal learning environment. Interest in learning outcomes and assessment methodology required. A commitment and an ability to engage students in the learning process through programs and personal contact is a must. A Master's Degree in Counseling or Psychology with licensure in the state of Florida, a Doctorate preferred, and a minimum of 7-10 years of professional experience.

REMUNERATION: 12-month position with competitive salary. Retirement, health, dental, and vision benefits are available, as well as tuition remission for employee and dependents after specified period of employment.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Requires some physical effort, i.e. some standing and walking, frequent light lifting (5-10 lbs); and manual dexterity in the operation of office equipment; extended periods of time at a keyboard; perceptual demands for color, sound, form, and depth; occasional and, at times, frequent hours outside the normal University schedule.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Please submit a cover letter and resume, with names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of three professional references to the Department of Human Resource at or send to Stetson University, Inc., Office of Human Resources, 421 N. Woodland Boulevard, Unit 8327, DeLand, FL 32723. FAX: 386.822.7562. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Anticipated start date is early summer 2012.

BACKGROUND: Founded in 1883, Stetson University ( is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson's faculty works with 3,500 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University's historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 2,100 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida's first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1945, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves over 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the main campus and at Stetson University Center in Celebration include Business, Educational Leadership, Reading Education, and Counseling. Florida's oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
Stetson University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, affirms the values and goals of diversity and strongly encourages the applications of all candidates, including women and candidates from historically under-represented groups.
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