Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a
comprehensive global research university and a major engine for
economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students,
Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel
has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged
university, with community partnerships integrated into every
aspect of service and academics.
Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions has an
opening for an exciting new faculty position. This faculty role
engages in academic practice including teaching and scholarship as
well as administrative responsibilities as the Executive Director
at the Community Wellness HUB located in the Dornsife Center for
Neighborhood Partnerships at 3509 Spring Garden Street. The
Community Wellness HUB is a community-driven, health promotion
partnership between Drexel University and the residents of Mantua
and Powelton Village and the other 8 Promise Zone neighborhoods.
The HUB seeks to HEAL the community residents through preventative
care, UNITE the community around better health, and BRIDGE the
community to health services and health education programs, while
tackling the social determinants that underlie health disparities.
The HUB addresses the top health needs identified by the Mantua and
Powelton Village residents during the “We’re Here Because We Care
Building Healthy Communities Together" initiative. These health
issues are chronic diseases, behavioral/mental health, sexual
health, access to health foods, environmental health, access to
care, and access to safe physical fitness. The HUB brings Drexel's
academic expertise into the neighborhood, engaging faculty,
professional staff and students with community residents in
creative collaboration and shared problem solving, focused on
health and wellness. The HUB offers free health education
workshops, health screening, counseling, and referrals. The
Executive Director will be an integral member of the Dornsife
Center Team and help coordinate the Wellness HUB activities with
the other programming at the Dornsife Center.
Reports to the Associate Dean for Community-Centered Health
& Wellness and Academic Integration and will reside in a
relevant nursing department.
At the Community Wellness HUB this faculty will serve as
Executive Director to:
- Work closely with Associate Dean for Community-Centered Health
& Wellness and Academic Integration to learn about the
Community Wellness HUB’s, personnel, partnerships, community
efforts, and programs.
- Collaborate with Associate Dean and the Executive Advisory
Board on establishing and executing the Community Wellness HUB’s
- Oversee designated interprofessional programming initiatives,
their assessment, and evaluation.
- Attend and participate in management/leadership meetings at
- Collaborate with Associate Dean regarding interprofessional
initiatives that support community-defined needs.
- Engage in identified trauma-informed and antiracist
- Manage the Wellness HUB’s faculty, staff, and students, as they
integrate new services and programs into the Hub.
- Oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the HUB,
including the compliance, regulatory, and budget, while maintaining
the inventory of equipment and supplies.
- Identify, develop, and schedule cutting-edge programming that
addresses community stakeholders' voices, priorities, needs, and
- Collaborate with top management interdisciplinary teams, and
other stakeholders to develop, implement, and evaluate programs and
- Ensure that the Wellness HUB’s programming is coordinated with
other activities at the Dornsife Center, so there is a seamless
schedule for residents and Drexel stakeholders.
- Coordinate with the College of Nursing and Health Professions,
11th Street Clinic, Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnership
staff, Dornsife School of Public Health, College of Medicine, and
community partners to establish a full schedule of innovative
- Supervise community outreach and engagement of all stakeholders
and the recruitment of community residents to various programs and
initiatives at the HUB.
- Lead and nurtures collaborative relationships with stakeholders
including civic groups, faith-based organizations, clinical
partners, and university partners.
Within the Academic Practice, the faculty member will:
- Teach courses within nursing and health professions (12 credit
load maximum) within CNHP as applicable.
- Participate in student mentorship and development (e.g.,
dissertation, capstone projects).
- Develop and disseminate scholarly work through professional
organizations, community meetings and other outlets including
helping to develop manuscripts for publication; and
- Develop grant applications to support the efforts at 11th
- PhD or Doctorate, Nursing, or a related field
- Minimum of 3 years of experience
- Hold an active RN with licensure in the state of Pennsylvania
- Community and/or public health experience required (3-5
- Executive/leadership experience required (3-5 years)
- Knowledge of trauma- informed care preferred
- Prior experience in primary care and/or behavioral health
University City – Philadelphia, PA
Special Instructions to the Applicant
Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when
submitting your application.
Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool