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Classification:Administrative Management 5
Grade:Grade 84
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Health Profession, Other, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

If you desire an exciting leadership position in a college counseling center located in Alaska, we invite you to consider the University of Alaska Fairbanks Student Health and Counseling Center. This position offers creative opportunities to expand services, develop programs, and promote campus-wide health and wellness.


10CAMPUS HEALTH AND WELLNESS - CRISIS INTERVENTION, CONSULTATION, PREVENTION AND OUTREACH Consult and collaborate with Vice Chancellor, Associate Vice Chancellors, directors of student service programs and other campus personnel regarding campus medical, mental health and overall wellness. Intervene personally in critical situations involving health and mental health issues and risks on campus Maintain communication network for handling crises and participate in policy development regarding campus crises Provide information and guidance as needed to other departments regarding health and wellness counseling, mental health, alcohol, and substance use other prevention information as needed. Facilitate the expansion of outreach and prevention services for health and wellness, and assist with building strength and resilience across campus Assist in the assessment of campus risks and barriers, and collaborate on the development of intervention strategies Participate in faculty, staff and student activities/events related to the above responsibilitiesEssential
10FISCAL MANAGEMENT Prepare Student Health and Counseling Budget of approximately $1,400,000 and supervise the management of fiscal resources and expenditures Oversee the development and implementation of policy and procedures for operations Anticipate future budget needs and make recommendations regarding health center fees Plan and implement capital improvement programs/expenses as neededEssential
20CLINICAL SERVICES Provide direct patient care services (including diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care). Possess a knowledge base of alcohol and substance use/abuse issues, and how these impact campus. Network and collaborate with resources in the community and assist with referrals for speciality services as appropriate.Essential
20STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP Responsible for developing and implementing an innovative, strategic, fiscally responsible, and student-driven mission shaping individual and group counseling and educational outreach programming and services, forming and supporting a high functioning team and, ensuring the quality of counseling and medical services. Incorporate culturally competent practices and support diversity within the campus community. Participate in Student Affairs Leadership Team Coordinate health and wellness through integrated care efforts that which support processes and reduce barriers to mental health. Provide leadership and support across the campus community. Communicate effectively with parents, the media and the publicEssential
40PROGRAM MANAGEMENT FOR STUDENT HEALTH AND COUNSELING Provide leadership, planning and oversight of the clinic to support efficient and effective care, and optimal functioning. Recruit and hire clinical and administrative staff. Supervise staff and administer performance evaluations. Provide professional development opportunities in order to maintain licensure and to ensure the most current delivery of quality care. Establish policies and procedures as needed that are consistent with federal and state law as well as university policies and procedures. Oversee, directly or through working supervisors, the competent and ethical practice of professional and support staff that which is in compliance with ethical guidelines, university policies and procedures, and legal requirements. Assure compliance with federal and state codes, professional ethical standards and Board of Regents Policy. Stay current on issues of confidentiality, abuse reporting laws, OSHA, CLIA, ADA, HIPAA, FERPA and other legal and public policy issues affecting health and wellness, mental health counseling and substance use/abuse Report on the status of the department through appropriate channels of the Division of Student AffairsEssential


The Director position requires a highly trained health clinician, mental health clinician or health care management professional- preferably a clinician with substantial experience in providing a wide range of clinical services in a college setting. The director position also requires substantial knowledge of clinical supervision and the ability to effectively provide it across disciplines within an interdisciplinary, integrated care model.  In addition, this position requires a working knowledge and ability to carry out program evaluation of services delivered as well as effectiveness in using this data to drive program development in the areas of health promotion and campus community wellness.  The ability and interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively in a multicultural setting are required.  The knowledge, skills, and abilities to maintain client confidentiality and oversee the ability of staff to do so as well is necessary.

Required Experience:

Typically, a candidate for the director position will have a minimum of 6 years of professional training and experience before entering this type of position. The director at UAF requires a terminal degree in an appropriate profession as well as demonstrated experience supervising licensed professionals from various health and mental health care professions. Leadership experience in developing innovative, culturally attuned programs and services to meet diverse and previously unmet needs is required.  Experience with a variety of electronic health record systems, telehealth technology, and medical billing processes is preferred.  In addition, previous experience working in a college counseling center is preferred.

Typical Education or Training:

Typically, a doctoral level, or its equivalent, education is necessary. In addition, experience with Indigenous and other diverse populations in the form of service delivery and program development is typical.

Special instructions to applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) references.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact UAF Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7700.

This is a Grade 84; minimum starting pay $42.45.

Application Review Date:

This position is open until filled, applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on December 11, 2018 to be considered. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus.  For more information, please go to:

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at




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