Executive Director of Student Health & Wellness

St. Mary's University
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 25, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Executive Director for Student Health & Wellness provides collaborative leadership, vision and strategic management to integrate support services provided by the Student Health, Student Counseling, and Student Accessibility Services departments to promote the University’s mission of educating the whole person, mind, body, and spirit. The position leads collaborative, cross-departmental initiatives to facilitate and promote lifelong student health and wellness; and to assure equitable access for students to educational programs and services. The position reports to the Vice Provost for Student Development and provides administrative support for the advancement of these integrated support services, the Division of Student Development, and the broader University community.


St. Mary’s is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest, and continues to advocate the Marianist mission of academic excellence and servant leadership. Founded in 1852 by the Society of Mary, Marianists, St. Mary’s is a comprehensive Catholic and Marianist university with a strong tradition of integrating liberal arts with professional studies. St. Mary’s enrolls 4,000 students in a diverse university with five schools, more than 40 academic programs including Ph.D. and J.D. programs, and numerous pre-professional programs.




Collaborative Leadership & Integration:

  • Develops and implements a collaborative, inter-departmental strategic plan to promote and support a culture of holistic health and wellness that aligns with the University’s Strategic Plan, including the establishment of relevant goals and regular assessment of program effectiveness;
  • Interfaces with the various areas of the Division of Student Development, participating in the division’s leadership team and working closely with the Vice Provost in advancing the work of the Division;
  • Provides administrative oversight of the Student Health Center, the Student Counseling Center, and Student Accessibility Services, including budget management, client caseload, contracts partner health service providers (e.g., physician and psychiatry services), and the student health insurance plan.
  • Works closely with department directors to recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate departmental staff, including mental health counselors, health center and student accessibility staff, support staff, and services provided by contracted medical and psychiatric service partners.

Outreach, Education, and Consultation:

  • Develops and implements health and wellness programs and activities designed to address the physical and mental health needs of students, as well as access to accessibility services to ensure equal access to educational opportunities;
  • Takes proactive initiative and is sensitive to health and wellness issues that affect a diverse college population, cultural differences and backgrounds, to include impact on staff providing support;
  • Provides consultation to faculty, staff, and administrators on health and wellness issues while maintaining adherence to ethical and legal guidelines related to students’ rights of confidentiality;
  • Develops and implements health and wellness program in support of University initiative to remain compliant and improve services related to the prevention, identification, and treatment of Students with alcohol or other drugs issues.
  • Oversees student and community testing services provided through the Student Counseling Center and Student Accessibility Services, including referral services for students needing comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations, proctored testing, career testing, and accommodated testing for students with documented disabilities.

Clinical Risk Management

  • Oversees and participates in the Student Counseling Center’s 24/7 crisis intervention (i.e., Counselor on Duty line), including management and referral of potential mental health emergencies to ensure individual and campus community safety;
  • Maintains a caseload of five students, typically comprised of higher-risk students referred by faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Adheres to professional and ethical guidelines, including relevant legislation related to access and security of confidential patient health records (e.g., HIPAA, FERPA legislation), and ensures departmental compliance with university policies and procedures;
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited program with three years of post-doctoral clinical experience is required
  • Current status as a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Texas required. Candidates with equivalent licensure status from other states or provisionally licensed psychologists in Texas will be considered with the requirement to obtain Texas licensure within 6 months of start date;
  • Spanish fluency (reading, writing, and speaking) is preferred


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St. Mary’s University

One Camino Santa Maria

San Antonio, TX 78228-8565