Director of Wellness Center

SUNY Orange County Community College
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 14, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Wellness Center

About SUNY Orange:
Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange), located in the scenic Hudson Valley, is a multi-campus College with locations in the cities of Middletown and Newburgh, NY. We proudly claim the distinction of being the first county-sponsored New York State Community College. And, for over 70 years, SUNY Orange has been the primary workforce provider and educational resource for residents of Orange County and neighboring counties. 

Our students come from all walks of life and are committed to their education and career development. Our graduates speak highly of a curriculum that challenges them and prepares them upon graduation to be competitive and successful if they are directly entering the workforce or to thrive when they transfer to four-year institutions. SUNY Orange values diversity, has been certified as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS) and has been named a Military Friendly college.

The College seeks dynamic individuals eager to engage in thoughtful, energetic and impactful leadership, and to help shape the future of a College that is respected within its community. If you desire the opportunity to mold the members of our diverse student body into the accomplished professionals and leaders they wish to become, crave an administrative atmosphere where creativity and forward-thinking ideas are welcomed, and are willing to roll up your sleeves to make it all happen, we encourage you to consider joining our College community.

Job Description:
SUNY Orange seeks an accomplished leader with a holistic vision and passion for the mental health and wellness of students to serve as the Director of the Wellness Center.  The Wellness Center is comprised of a team of nurses, mental health professionals, and support personnel whose focus is on health, mental health and wellness promotion and education, crisis intervention, short-term counseling, and referral services.   Through events, workshops and community contacts, the Center staff responds to the needs of students, faculty and staff and actively engages them in fostering healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices.

The Director is responsible for the coordination, implementation and promotion of comprehensive health education, manage pandemic health, mental health and wellness programs for all members of the campus community, including students, staff, faculty and visitors.  The Director of the Wellness Center is a student-centered, culturally responsive individual who will lead our Wellness Center and manage the day-to-day operations and activities. Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Student Engagement and Completion, the incumbent provides leadership and program direction of the Center, implements, and assesses programs and initiatives focused on student wellness. The Director assists with providing mental health services to students, and is expected to have knowledge of local and national issues, trends, and best practice standards in college mental health. The Director works with community partners to ensure that students have referral sources beyond the scope of the Wellness Center. The Wellness Center serves students, faculty and staff at both Middletown and Newburgh campus locations.

Education Required: 
Master's degree or higher in a mental health field (i.e. counseling, psychology, social work) and NYS Licensure to provide counseling (LMHC or LCSW).

Experience Required: A minimum of three years mental health counseling and experience delivering culturally sensitive health and/or mental health services to a diverse client population; Must have experience in crisis management and response; two years of demonstrated supervisory experience; excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics: 

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Psychologist (PhD, PsyD)
  • Three or more years of experience delivering mental health and or health services to students in a higher education setting with a successful record of accomplishment of addressing issues of equity and inclusion with students, faculty, and administrators. 
  • Excellent managerial leadership skills including the ability to develop and implement strategic objectives, to motivate staff, and to effectively manage resources. 
  • Knowledge of local and national issues, trends, and best practice standards in college mental health.
  • Grants management experience. 
  • Experience with Titanium.
  • Fluency in Spanish.

Additional Information:
Deadline for Applying: July 27, 2021
Position begins ASAP

Salary: Commensurate with experience.  This is a 12 month Staff & Chair grade 70 position with a salary range of $56,176 to 74,433 per annum.  SUNY Orange offers a very competitive benefits package which includes excellent low cost health insurance as well as a generous leave policy.

Orange County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education. Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to: Iris Martinez-Davis, Civil Rights Compliance Officer, 115 South Street, Middletown NY 10940, (845) 341-4662, 

Application Instructions:
Please apply online at

Create a SUNY Orange Employment Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References: Include three (3) professional references (including names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses). References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.
  • Orange County Community College values a diverse and inclusive community. Please include in your cover letter an answer to the following questions:
    1. How has diversity and inclusion played a part in your career?
    2. How would you bring that insight into your position at the college?

After submitting your resume the subsequent pages will enable you to upload the additional documents.

Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Foreign transcripts which are not accompanied by an evaluation from an approved agency may not be reviewed. Applicants may contact NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluating Service) at to obtain a list of members providing this service. Any expenses incurred for this service must be borne by the applicant. Foreign transcript translations by applicant or educational institution are not acceptable.

All applicants must have the legal right to accept employment in the United States. SUNY Orange does not support visa applications.

Employment at the College may be subject to the favorable result of a background investigation.


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