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Director, University Health Services

University of Notre Dame
Indiana, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 6, 2023

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Full Time

Director, University Health Services

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Director, University Health Services.

Applications will be accepted until 3/26/2023.


The Director of University Health Services (UHS) is responsible for the overall leadership and management of University Health Services. UHS, located in St. Liam Hall along with the University Counseling Center and McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). As one of the University's leaders charged with supporting student health and well-being, the Director of UHS will formulate and guide the department to meet a shared vision where exceptional college health care, infused with our Notre Dame values, will foster lifelong well-being for students across all levels of the University. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Health and Wellness, the Director has overall responsibility for UHS strategic, administrative and financial oversight of the clinical operations, outreach services, risk management as well as collaborating on public health initiatives and healthcare risk management for the entire campus and with the local community. As a key member of the Student Health and Wellness Unit, the Director will collaborate with stakeholders within the Unit, Division of Student Affairs, throughout our campus and within the local community. Through collaboration, the Director will be instrumental in promoting a strategic and holistic vision for health and wellness for students at Notre Dame as well as support and sustain a healthy campus community grounded in our Holy Cross values and Catholic mission.


  • Departmental Management: Establishes and executes all strategic oversight for the office in terms of staffing, budget and health care initiatives by setting annual goals and priorities. Provides leadership in organizing, managing, and ensuring the quality of all services provided (ambulatory care, travel, sports medicine, behavioral health medication management, allergy and immunizations, ancillary services, student health insurance, and outreach education). Accounts for the overall UHS clinical operations and coordinates with the Assistant Director of Clinical Operations (ADCO) and Medical Director to manage workflow and schedules; oversees the annual operating budget by appropriately allocating resources to ensure fiscal responsibility; tracks expenditures and monitors operational funds on a monthly/annual basis; utilizes assessment data to determine student needs, examine emerging trends, identify gaps and benchmark best practices for implementation; works with vendors related to laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy and X-ray services; collaborates on public health initiatives, and healthcare risk management; along with the Medical Director and ADCO, ensures medical services are in compliance with college health standards of care, applicable regulatory and licensing requirements (all state, federal and AAAHC standards), the mission of the University, etc.; and tracks the advancement of the department through annual reports, data driven decision making and continuous improvement strategies.

  • Personnel Management: Assigns and supervises all work of the department; has responsibilty for making decisions on hiring, pay including merit, performance and development of employees; supervising Management Team members including two providers (Medical Director and Program Director for Sports Medicine), the Assistant Director for Clinical Operations, Assistant Director for Business Operations, Health Information Technology Specialist and Office Coordinator. Responsibilities for supervision include regular meetings, weekly Management Team meetings, all staff meetings, and the calibration of performance evaluations for all UHS staff; works with members of the Management Team to provide oversight of licensing, continuing medical education and/or professional development as well as ensures performance evaluations for the entire UHS staff.

  • Professional Collaboration: Serves as the external presence, decision-maker and chief collaborator with other Directors within the Division of Student Affairs, particularly colleagues in the Student Health and Wellness Unit (University Counseling Center, Center for Student Support and Care, and McDonald Center for Student Well-Being) and in Residential Life as well as with campus partners (such as Athletics and the Academy); serves as the public health prevention and response leader and forges strong relationships with the larger Michiana community on public health initiatives. Ensures the continuous care and support of students through participation on and/or collaboration with the Care Team, Psychiatry Services, Eating Disorder Services and other partnerships addressing the complex care of student. Chairs the Student Health Insurance Committee which negotiates the University-sponsored student health insurance and oversees the management of the plan with the Assistant Director of Business Operations and the Division of Student Affairs Finance Director. Develop and maintain intentional relationships that promote teamwork, provide collaborative care and advance the Unit, Division and University priorities. Serve as a member of the campus-wide emergency response committee/team and assist with development activities as requested.

  • Professional Activities: Oversees accreditation-supporting activities, including but not limited to AAAHC committee participation and performance-improvement activities, as assigned; addresses students' requests for specialized medical support or services on campus; serves in peer-review activities, as assigned; serves on University task groups, boards, committees; participates in special projects or committee appointments, as assigned; serves as liaison with other Catholic college/universities, peer institutions and local organizations; benchmarks and shares best practices to serve as a flagship for other Catholic college health services; pursues professional development and maintains professional accreditation and licensure.

  • Other duties assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • The position requires a master’s degree in health care administration, public administration, health systems management, nursing, public health, health education OR demonstrated extensive administrative experience in one of these fields required.
  • At least five to seven years of supervisory and management experience in health care services and administration
  • A master’s degree in Public Health is strongly preferred.
  • A Medical Degree or Doctorate in one of these fields is appreciated but not required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least five to seven years of supervisory and management experience in health care services and administration, including documented experience with (1) designing, developing, and directing health‐related programs and services; (2) overseeing clinical staff and ensuring the quality of medical practice and outreach activities performed by members of the Health Services staff; (3) fiscal management, budget development, and contractor/vendor relationships; and (4) health services technology, including the ability to use technology creatively to advance the organization to the next level of excellence.
  • An understanding and appreciation for the intersection between clinical health services, behavioral health services and health promotion.
  • A commitment to the University’s Catholic identity and the ability to implement policies, programs, services and best practices that are consistent with the University’s Catholic mission, values, and teachings.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, team-building, communication and critical thinking skills are essential.
  • Ability to practice within the Ethical and Religious Guidelines for Catholic Health Care.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse, young adult population.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with coworkers with a variety of skill levels.
  • The successful candidate will have a commitment to the University’s Catholic identity and be able to implement policies, programs, services and best practices that are consistent with the University’s Catholic mission, values and teachings.

The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Please apply online at to Job # S23799. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.


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