District Director - Student Wellness

Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

District Director - Student Wellness

District Office

City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), the largest community college system in Illinois, is made up of seven colleges and five satellite sites, providing more than 70,000 students each year access to a quality, affordable education.

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs actively supports and engages CCC’s diverse community of students, providing a broad range of services to assist students in achieving their academic and life goals.


Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Advising and Student Affairs, the District Director-Student Wellness provides leadership, managerial oversight and policy direction to managers overseeing Wellness Centers at the District’s seven colleges, creating and implementing basic needs services for students, working with community mental health and social services partners with the aim of providing holistic support services to assist students in achieving their academic and life goals.


  • Accountable for the strategic planning, implementation and evaluation of programs and services that support the behavioral health, wellness and specialized needs of students, and which promote student access and personal development, and contribute to student persistence and completion.
  • Creates and oversees a robust plan to implement an enterprise wellness model to support district-wide wellness services.
  • Collaboratively develops and implements policies and procedures to effectively guide the operations of the Wellness Centers at the colleges. Ensures compliance with all regulatory guidelines, legal requirements, and institutional policies.
  • Coordinates the Clinical Directors of the Wellness Centers at the colleges. Monitors operations to ensure that performance measures and objective are met in providing mental health and psycho –social services to students, including through individual counseling, crisis intervention, case management, community resource referrals, and wellness education and outreach.
  • Participates in the interviewing and hiring of staff. Establishes performance standards and conducts performance evaluations.
  • Develops and conducts professional development sessions on District-wide compliance and risk management issues relating to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), IL Campus Safety Act, and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), sexual assault prevention, Trauma-Informed Practices, etc. Plans and schedules professional development opportunities for staff to remain abreast of best practices in mental health and psycho-social services, behavioral threat assessment, disability access/ services, and veteran support services.
  • Serves as liaison with four-year partners to provide oversight of the mental health internship program.
  • Oversees CHA and makes sure the program is integrated into the district wide specialized student services.
  • Manages the implementation of Supportive Intervention Teams (SIT) at all colleges, developing policies and procedures, and providing teams with behavioral threat assessment training to enhance campus security.
  • Develops and updates policy and procedure documentation to address legal compliance issues and guides decision-making in the areas of behavioral health, wellness, campus security, disability access and services.
  • Leads strategy creation and monitors compliance for local, state and federal mental health legislation.
  • Develops community/campus partnerships to grow our food security, transportation and housing initiatives.
  • Manage ICJIA Grant program and staff. Ensures compliance with grantor through report submission and other program oversight.
  • Manages web-based resources and tools.
  • Serves as the district lead for emergency grant programs and services.
  • Tracks and analyzes data on wellness and social services
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Reports To AVC – Advising & Student Success

Direct Supervision Department Grant Program Staff, CHA Director

Indirect Supervision Clinical Directors-Wellness Centers


  • PhD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (Psy.D or Ph.D) or related field preferred. Master’s degree (M.A., M.S., M.Ed.) in Counseling Psychology or Social Work (M.S.W.) required.
  • Five years of work experience in a management or program administrator capacity in the areas of mental health, social services.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing counseling and behavioral intervention services.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with counseling practices and mental health services.
  • Knowledge of compliance issues relating to HIPPA.
  • Knowledge of community resources and social service agencies.
  • Experience working in an urban community college or urban university environment is highly desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated managerial and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to work with and relate to a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff.
  • Ability to promote collaboration among managers and departments/ work areas.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential issues in an appropriate manner.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago

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