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Executive Director for Wellness

Employer
San Francisco Bay University
Location
Fremont, California, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 18, 2024

Job Details



About San Francisco Bay University

San Francisco Bay University (SFBU) is a nonprofit, WASC-accredited, university situated in the heart of Silicon Valley in Fremont, California. SFBU is poised to redefine higher education with a variety of differentiating features (e.g., meaningful and comprehensive student support services; accessible and affordable education; faculty development; innovative CORE curriculum). SFBU’s mission is to offer inclusive, innovative, and inspirational education for lifelong careers and our vision is to set the standard as a national model of higher education in service of the common good.

At SFBU, students come first. We prioritize students’ needs by fostering personal engagement among students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to providing affordable quality education with a deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. Our professors are accomplished professionals who provide real-world experience in the classrooms to enhance the learning experience and prepare students for future careers. Our student body is reflective of the rich cultural diversity of the world, supported by a dynamic and inclusive learning environment. Moreover, our university captures the vibrancy of Silicon Valley. SFBU is in growth mode and we are looking to make a difference in our communities by enhancing access to affordable education for all students. We encourage you to learn more about SFBU by reviewing our strategic plan at https://www.sfbu.edu/strategic-plan .

Position Overview:

The Executive Director for Wellness provides leadership for student services that foster a holistic view of health and wellness on campus (e.g., mental, physical, nutritional, financial, spiritual). The Executive Director will play a foundational role in enhancing student success by working with the campus and surrounding community to bring a sense of vision and cohesion to wellness at SFBU. The ideal candidate will have a sharp focus on student needs and a deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop a campus mental health center, including the program structure and services.
  • Develop and oversee SFBU’s behavioral consultation team to identify and support community members experiencing mental health crises (using NABITA standards). Lead “after action” debrief to inform continuous improvement in resources and approach to mental health and other health-related crises.
  • Plan and develop wellness programs that extend beyond behavioral health, including services that enhance physical, nutritional, financial, and spiritual wellness.
  • Create a vision to support the development of a comprehensive wellness program that supports the unique needs of SFBU’s community and the university’s strategic plan.
  • Provide strategic and decisive leadership through the development and implementation of short- and long- range plans.
  • Align the roles and responsibilities of Wellness Counselors with academic advisors and other student support counselors to provide coordinated and meaningful support to students.
  • Develop, implement, and oversee budget and staffing plans to support SFBU’s wellness vision in alignment with broader university goals and priorities.
  • Develop criteria for and implement outcomes-based assessment tools using best practices and available technology.
  • Build community collaborations that benefit SFBU and its constituents in the surrounding area.
  • Serve as a visible university leader and resource on all aspects of wellness.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in one or more areas relevant to student health such as public or community health, mental health, medical services, or a related field.
  • At least three years of experience in a higher education wellness program, or health care management position.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in a higher education, health care management, or similar setting that demonstrates preparedness for the high-level administrative responsibilities of the role.
Preferred Qualifications
  • A terminal degree (Ed.D., Ph.D., J.D., PsyD., etc. in a related field) and experience including medical and mental health services is desirable.
  • Ability to speak a second language.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Demonstrated success in developing and leading a campus-wide, holistic wellness program that serves the needs of a diverse student community.
  • Demonstrated experience in administrative management, including budget oversight, staff supervision, and participation on a university-wide leadership team.
  • Proven capability as a thoughtful, empathic, and decisive leader
  • Demonstrated ability to hire, mentor, develop and support staff, particularly through large scale change in a dynamic environment.
  • A demonstrated commitment to enhancing the professional development of staff.
  • A demonstrated commitment to clarity and accountability.
  • A demonstrated track record of advancing diversity and enhancing inclusiveness; an ability to bring groups and individuals to common ground across lines of difference.
  • A deep understanding of the connection between health & wellness and student success.
  • Skill in planning and leading strategic initiatives.
  • Skill in developing policies and procedures.
  • Skills in interpersonal, written, and oral communication.
  • Ability to adopt an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset and take ownership of SFBU’s growth.
Work Environment & Physical Demands:
  • Physical demands include lifting limits, bending, sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Job duties typically performed in an office environment.
Salary Range: $160,000 - $185,000

Application Materials:

Please submit a letter of interest which describes your experiences based on the stated responsibilities, leadership approach, and your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. Also include a current CV/ resume and the names and contact information of 3 references. For full consideration please submit your completed application by June 15th, 2024.

This position description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

SFBU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer: SFBU is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment. SFBU does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Company

San Francisco Bay University.

San Francisco Bay University, formerly Northwestern Polytechnic University, is a private university in Fremont, California. Founded in 1984, the university awards bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science, engineering, technology and management programs.

San Francisco Bay University’s mission is to offer inclusive, innovative, and inspirational education for lifelong careers. At SFBU, students come first. We prioritize students’ needs by fostering personal engagement between faculty, staff, and students. We are committed to providing affordable quality education with a deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. Our professors are accomplished professionals who provide real-world experience in the classroom to enhance the learning experience and prepare our students for future careers.

In recruiting our faculty and staff, SFBU strives to identify, attract and retain highly competent employees who have a genuine commitment to academic excellence, improving the lives of our students, and creating an inclusive campus culture.

 

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