University Health Center Director
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and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful
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ideas and the world.
Who We Are
Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the
city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington,
D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000,
Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public
institution with a growing national reputation for offering
experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive
environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body
includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate
students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.
JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and
technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate,
master’s and doctoral levels. The university is committed to
expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting
superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved
national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs,
focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and
innovative faculty research.
The Director of the University Health Center (UHC) is a
12-month, full-time Administrative and Professional Faculty
position. It is part of the Division of Student Affairs and reports
to an Associate Vice President for Student
Affairs. UHC serves a student population in excess of
22,000. UHC’s mission is to help students be well, stay well and do
well. Medical services include general medical care, urgent
care, GYN services, lab and pharmacy.
- Oversee long-range, strategic and annual planning activities
and ensure that plans are effectively communicated, pursued and
- Establish a shared vision, mission and values for the
department and ensure that decisions and behaviors are aligned with
- Ensure that the department has an enacted sustainable culture
that is consistent with university, divisional and departmental
- Identify, initiate, pursue and monitor organizational change
- Establish and sustain a positive, productive and professional
work climate in which staff are professionally and personally
- Manage financial resources by making accurate and responsible
budget requests, assuring that fiscal operations are consistent
with good practice and university/state policy, and carefully
accounting for allocated funds, revenues and external sources.
- Manage UHC facilities by overseeing space planning
and improvements, ensuring safety and cleanliness, and maximizing
continued efficient use of space.
- Oversee departmental acquisition and use of computer, video,
telecommunications, business, and clinical technologies.
- Ensure that UHC is aware of its legal
responsibilities and restrictions, and that we are compliant
with FERPA, HIPAA, Clery and other applicable laws.
- Structure the department in such a way that personnel resources
are maximized and assigned so as to fulfill our mission and meet
- Provide direct supervision to members of
the UHC senior leadership team.
- Oversee staffing functions, including hiring processes,
performance evaluation systems, separation processes, and pay
- Organize and make available professional development and
involvement opportunities for staff at all levels.
- Oversee program evaluation, including processes mandated by the
division or external agencies, and utilize evaluation findings to
improve departmental performance.
- Enact and oversee quality control systems that ensure effective
use of resources, best practices in medicine and health education,
and compliance with university, state and federal policies and
- Oversee resources and processes used to assess the impact
of UHC programs on student learning and development.
- Oversee the gathering and utilization of data about student
needs, usage of programs and services, and student
- Conduct research on student health issues, trends, programs and
- Ensure use of effective organizational communication
- Ensure that programs, services and resources are marketed to
- Conduct a variety of staff meetings, retreats and activities
that help staff be aware of departmental goals, provide
opportunities for staff input and discussion, and support
- Develop, disseminate and interpret formal reports about the
work of the department.
- Ensure that the department is an enthusiastic, willing and
effective partner with other units on campus by encouraging and
- Establish effective relationships with key personnel in other
- Serve as a direct liaison to other JMU departments
and external agencies whose work is, by its nature, connected to
- Reflect the institutional mission and values in policy
development and implementation, institutional relationships, and
- Serves on relevant University committees and task forces and
seeks out opportunities to ensure Student Affairs is represented
across campus and in our field
- Engage in scholarly activity, including teaching, research,
writing, and involvement in professional associations.
- Serve on divisional and university governance committees and
- Assist senior leadership in the division and complete other
duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in: Health Administration, Business
Administration, or an applicable health-related field OR
commensurate experience in direct healthcare management.
At least three (3) years of experience in administration and
supervision of a healthcare related setting.
Demonstrated leadership and administrative abilities related to
Ability to administer department budgets and oversee health
Ability to represent the University with external agencies
including local public health departments and community health
Ability to manage public health crises.
Demonstrated commitment to implementing best practices and
policies for health care.
Demonstrated commitment to implementing best practices and
policies in order to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to relate well to students and work effectively as part
of a team
A Bachelors or Advanced Healthcare Diploma (for
example BSN, MSN, DNP, MD, DO, etc.)
Terminal degree in an appropriate field
Understanding of college and university environments and
appreciation of college student development.
Understanding of legal liability issues and confidentiality
standards as they relate to college health care.
To apply go to https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/12077 or
visit JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1894. Pay
Range: $100,000 - $110,000
James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer
committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work
and educational community that is free of all forms of
discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination
or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender
identity or expression, genetic information, national origin,
parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual
orientation or veteran status.