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Director, Student Counseling & Health Center

Western Oregon University

Student Affairs

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Position Description
Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of the Student Counseling & Health Center enhances the educational process at the University by modifying or removing barriers to learning, promoting an optimal level of wellness, enabling students to make informed decisions about health-related concerns, and empowering students to be self-directed and well-informed consumers of health care services.

The Director, in conjunction with the Counseling Director, Medical Director, and Assistant Director of Wellness Education, provides leadership, supervision, professional development, and performance reviews for nurse practitioners, medical assistants, mental health counselors, wellness educators, and clerical/support staff. The Director provides vision and guidance in planning preventative health education activities and responding to a wide array of physical and mental health issues and emergencies. The Director has fiscal oversight for the three programs and authorizes programs, materials, supplies, medications, special equipment, and other expenditures for the unit. As an integral part of the University community, the Director is connected to numerous campus offices, faculty, staff and senior administrators, and serves on a wide variety of committees, including the Counseling/Health Center advisory committee. The department provides in-service training programs for other campus staff and is a general resource to the University community regarding mental and physical health issues. The Director serves as a member of the Universityís CARE team and works with other campus staff in crisis management scenarios. Administratively, the Director annually reviews and revises administrative policies and procedures, prepares and updates forms and educational brochures, and oversees the management of medical records, student health insurance, and healthcare grants. The position is responsible for ensuring compliance with State of Oregon and federal laws (SLIA, Board of Pharmacy, and OSHA) that deal with the health care facilities, as well as for maintaining compliance with client confidentiality under FERPA and HIPAA. The Director supervises 19 classified and unclassified staff, 27 students and 2-3 counseling interns, and has an annual operating budget of approximately $1.8 million. Some evening and weekend hours are required.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum requirements include a Masterís degree and certification as a licensed counselor/psychologist or a mental health nurse practitioner, and demonstrated ability to successfully work with students and an understanding of mental and physical health related issues of a college-age population. Successful candidates will also demonstrate excellent communication and customer service skills; the ability to perform responsibilities in a potentially high-stress environment; a commitment to diversity with the ability to create a department which is inclusive and accessible; experience in personnel management including supervision, professional development, and evaluation of staff; experience with fiscal management including budget preparation and resource allocation; strong organizational skills including the ability to think and plan strategically; and the ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.

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University Description
Western Oregon University (WOU) is Oregonís mid-sized public liberal arts university, enrolling approximately 5400 undergraduate and 800 graduate students in a vibrant and close-knit intellectual community. The University values its increasing diversity, and Educational Trust recently named Western Oregon best in the nation for the smallest white-Hispanic graduation rate gap. Western Oregon also serves a large number of Oregonís first generation college students. Located about an hour south of Portland, the Monmouth-Independence area is in the heart of Oregonís lush Willamette Valley, is 20 minutes from the state capitol in Salem, and is a short drive from Pacific coast beaches, the Cascade mountain range, and other scenic areas. Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

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Required Application Materials
Review of applications begin on April 19, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the SJG website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com under the link Open Positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Peter Rosenberg at pwr@sjgsearch.com. If you are unable to submit materials electronically, please call SJG at 413-529-2895.

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April 19, 2013

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Peter W. Rosenberg

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