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Executive Director of the Student Health Center

University of Houston - Downtown
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Aug 1, 2023

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
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Employment Type
Full Time

University of Houston
Executive Director of the Student Health Center

The University of Houston (UH), located in the nation's fourth-largest city, is a public, urban institution of higher education chartered by the State of Texas. Founded in 1927, UH is the flagship institution in the University of Houston System and the third-largest university in Texas with over 46,000 students and 2,800 faculty. A Tier One public research institution and one of the country's most vibrant and ethnically diverse universities, UH is a dynamic hub of creativity and progress with award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, and alumni who have become international leaders.

The Position
Reporting to the assistant vice president for student affairs - health and wellbeing, the executive director of the student health center directs the daily operations of the university's student health center and works as a member of the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) Health and Wellbeing leadership team, collaborating in support of a health-promoting campus. The executive director provides visionary leadership and management of services and programs designed to promote and enhance student health, wellness, and success while ensuring adherence to federal, state, and local health regulations, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1196 (HIPAA). The executive director administers an effective and efficient organization through short-and long-term planning and assessment; develops semi-annual and annual reports and long-term strategic plans. The executive director oversees operational, business, and financial services for the Health Center to include but not limited to budget and financial management, reporting, payroll and human resources processes, fiscal planning, negotiation, and management of contracts and purchasing agreements. Further, the executive director plans for potential crises and ensures business continuity in the event of building or system disruptions or a pandemic event. The executive director negotiates with insurance companies to provide comprehensive medical insurance for eligible students, monitors services provided, and oversees the administration of all aspects of student insurance programs. Moreover, the executive oversees strategic marketing and communication plans to advance the Health Center and coordinate outreach with other university departments, community health agencies, and other health-related resources. The executive director oversees and directs staff, including recruitment, evaluation, training, development, setting priorities, and allocating resources for student health programs and services in accordance with university policies.

A master's degree in a related field and a minimum of five years of directly job-related experience is required; a terminal degree is preferred. In addition, candidates must possess a minimum of three years of progressive management/administrative experience in a healthcare setting; experience in a higher education health clinic setting is preferred.

Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin Thursday, August 24, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Quincy Martin III at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email

The salary range is $145,000 - $150,000.

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The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


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