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Cal Poly Humboldt
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 6, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Job no: 524201
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Humboldt
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Executive Director, Student Health & Wellbeing Services

Student Medical Services
Job #524201

(Internal Only)
Close Date: Monday, April 3, 2023

At Cal Poly Humboldt, bold hearts and open minds shape the future.

Founded in 1913, Cal Poly Humboldt began as a small college for teachers. Today Humboldt has grown into a comprehensive university with rigorous science and liberal arts programs. Designated a polytechnic in 2022, Cal Poly Humboldt provides hands-on, impactful educational opportunities that lead to meaningful, measurable outcomes for the individual, for the state, and the world.

Cal Poly Humboldt is proud to have nearly 6,000 students of all backgrounds spread across 61 majors, 13 graduate programs, and 4 credential programs — all of whom contribute passion and creativity within their fields and set the stage for a future grounded in equity and sustainability. Hands-on learning, inspired teaching, ground-breaking research, and thought-provoking creative activity happen daily at Humboldt.

Finding a better future is a task for the bold and open, the down-to-earth and visionary. Cal Poly Humboldt strives to cultivate these qualities in leaders, innovators, and scholars in every field.

(Job #524201), Administrator III, Executive Director, Student Medical Services, Salary Range: $6,250 - $20,063/monthly. Hiring Range: $14,624/monthly. This is a full-time, benefited, exempt, 12-month pay plan permanent position with a one-year probationary period in Student Health & Wellbeing Services. This position is an Administrator III in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP). Under this plan, incumbents are subject to normal management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President. Additional information can be found at: This position comes with a premium benefits package that includes outstanding vacation, medical, dental, and vision plans, life insurance, voluntary pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, a fee waiver education program, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and 14 paid holidays per year. Additional benefits information can be found at Please note that this is an internal recruitment open only to active, stateside, staff Humboldt State University Employees.

Position Summary: Position is responsible for strategic leadership, vision and direction, effective management, supervision, and day-to-day administration of the University's Student Health & Wellbeing Services (SHWS), an accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) - accredited outpatient primary care medical and mental health facility which serves a diverse and growing population of approximately 7,000 students. Under the direction of, and in partnership with, the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success, the Executive Director collaborates closely with colleagues throughout the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success, as well as with other campus and community stakeholders, and in alignment with pertinent executive orders of the Chancellor's Office. The position represents the campus on appropriate system-wide committees and in regional and national professional organizations. The Executive Director's most important responsibility is to ensure the delivery of high-quality physical and mental health care to students in alignment with institutional and divisional goals, purposes, and priorities.

The primary priorities of this position are (1) assessing student health and counseling needs; (2) advising university-wide leadership in the development of campus-wide policies and procedures and implementation of programs and services that promote a strong learning environment and healthy campus community; (3) ensuring high quality, culturally competent services, including active peer review and maintenance of accreditation of all eligible Student Health, Counseling, and Wellness Service functions; (4) managing a complex budget with full fiscal accountability; (5) providing leadership, vision and direction for, and overseeing a multidisciplinary staff in clinical (medical and counseling) services, nursing, ancillary services, health education, and administrative services; (6) organizing and leading strategic planning efforts for Student Health and Wellbeing Services to support implementation of priorities and ensure alignment with the University's and the Division's strategic plans; (8) ensuring compliance with policy, legal, regulatory, and licensing requirements; and (9) providing leadership for health-related campus emergency preparedness and response, including management of and effective communication about public health issues.

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership and Supervisory (35%)

Administrative (30%)

Programmatic (25%)

Emergency Response Planning (5%)

Other Duties (5%)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Associated with this Position Include:
  • MD/DO degree from an accredited and approved medical school, with a current unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery in California, or eligibility for such license; or PH.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology, with current unrestricted license as a psychologist in California, or eligibility for such license; or MSN, PH.D. in nursing or DNP with certification in advanced practice nursing, with current
  • unrestricted license to practice as a nurse in California, or eligibility for such license.
  • Experience in a student health care setting or primary care with similar aged populations, or in a related area of primary care practice and administration.
  • Knowledge of and experience in crisis management/emergency preparedness procedures.
  • Experience in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with a diverse group of staff, students, and faculty.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in a health-related management field, including Business Administration, Health Administration, Public Health, or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of eight years of progressively responsible health care management experience, including five years of supervisory/ managerial experience that includes the design, development and direction of health-related programs and services, and responsibility for quality of medical practice and outreach, fiscal management, budget development, and contractor/vendor relationships.
  • Ability and experience in overseeing major facets of a busy clinical health center, including quality management and improvement, infection control and safety, and clinical records.
  • Ability and experience to provide leadership to direct reports and services in diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, laboratory, and other professional services.
  • Successful management style characterized by a commitment to collaboration and creativity with the ability to lead and manage a student services organization.
  • Thorough knowledge and demonstrated success in developing and implementing strategic plans; ability to remain flexible as long-term and short-term priorities evolve. Familiarity with, or ability to operate within a collective bargaining environment
  • Proven ability to ensure the consistent delivery of quality, student-centered, culturally competent services. Familiarity with, or ability to quickly learn and manage, accreditation and/or compliance processes, including governmental regulations, quality improvement and university policies and procedures.
  • Ability to contribute to, and influence, the interface between health services and the campus and regulatory licensing and accreditation requirements.
  • Superior communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing.

Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials by clicking the Apply Now button:
  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for at least three professional references

  • Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials for first review is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2023.

    Any inquiries about this recruitment can be directed to or Cal Poly Humboldt's Human Resources Office at (707) 826-3626.

    Cal Poly Humboldt sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). Cal Poly Humboldt was the first campus in the California State University system to offer a stand-alone major in Native American Studies.

    Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

    Working in the state of California is a condition of employment for this position. Even if part or all of an employee's assignment can be performed remotely, the employee must maintain a permanent residence in the state of California. The employee must be able to accept on-campus work assignment, as assigned, and come to campus when needed.

    CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

    Cal Poly Humboldt hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. This position may be considered a “Campus Security Authority”, pursuant to the Clery Act, and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1107 a condition of employment.


    Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) is required prior to the appointment date. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) is required for employment. Cal Poly Humboldt will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or if it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Failure to satisfactorily complete or adverse findings from a background check may affect the employment status of candidates or continued employment of current CSU employees who are being considered for the position.

    This position is a “designated position” in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.” In reference to the full disclosure letter, please refer to HR 2010-08.

    Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Cal Poly Humboldt can be found at

    Cal Poly Humboldt is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

    Class Code: 3306
    Publication Date: March 3, 2023

    Advertised: 03 Mar 2023 Pacific Daylight Time
    Application Closes: 03 Apr 2023 Pacific Daylight Time

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