Director, Student Health and Counseling Center

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  • Job Number:519689
  • Classification:Administrative Management 5
  • Grade:Grade 84
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA VC Student Affairs
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Executive/Director/Management, Health Profession

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications for the Director of the Student Health and Counseling Center. The health center offers the UAA student community a valuable service through high quality, low cost, convenient, and accessible health care essential for academic success. This Director is a key decision-maker in the operation and strategic direction of this comprehensive college healthcare program. The position includes administrative supervision of dedicated physical and mental healthcare professionals, and a Health Promotion Team. The Director also provide some direct clinical services while maintaining effective oversight of day-to-day operations for HIPAA, security, health record, billing, and scheduling responsibilities. This position collaborates across the campus units to develop effective strategies to create and maintain healthy environments through prevention and intervention of health issues. The Director also works in collaboration with the Dean of Students to develop institutional policies, procedures, and guidelines that inform the University’s response to individual health needs as well as events that impact student health on campus. Specific skills important for the Director will include experience offering college physical and mental healthcare services, coordination and provision of direct client services, engagement in data-informed decision making, and knowledge of current trends in college physical and mental healthcare services. The Director will be called upon to regularly inform university leadership on health issues that impact UAA students and the services that are necessary to support the UAA community. This position is highly rewarding and an opportunity to positively impact the success of the UAA community.


10Conduct campus community health needs assessment and provide outreach to the UAA community. Coordinate and provide outreach projects to the campus community. Coordinate public health care services required by other departments on campus. Identify new services and opportunities for process improvement. Oversee the development of strategies for fostering student engagement in health promotion and prevention efforts through outreach and peer education.Essential
20Maintain compliance with state and federal codes, regulations, ethical standards and Board of Regents Policies and Regulations through interpretation and application. Implement policies, procedures and requirements of Federal Laboratory Regulation (CLIA). Supervises unit HIPAA Privacy Officer.Essential
20Serve as a spokesperson for SHCC. Coordinate with other student affairs departments and other university units to promote healthy environments on campus and in the community. Analyze and resolve significant problems, develop policies regarding students, professional referrals, provide problem solving, establish long-range, strategic goals. As a part of the Division of Student Development and Student Affairs leadership team, this position provides leadership, supervision, advocacy and administration of programs and services to assist students in being successful in the university setting. The Director reports to the Dean of Students and works collaboratively with Division of Student Development leadership to accomplish divisional and university goals. The Director partners with UAA staff, academic departments and faculty, and external agencies in service and program delivery. Ensure appropriate collaboration between SHCC and the UAA Care Team.Essential
25Clinical Oversight: Oversee the competent and ethical clinical practice of all SHCC health care providers. Provide resource information/treatment when necessary to primary providers and provide additional supervision. Supervise laboratory services and be the Clinical Director of the Laboratory. Manage the operation of SHCC Counselor on Call schedule (night/weekend/holiday coverage) to ensure program efficacy/stability.Essential
25Clinical Practice: Provide diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses.Essential


The Director of Student Health and Counseling Center will work in close collaboration with the other Directors within the sphere of the Dean of Student Office (Counseling, Disability Support Services, Student Conduct, Multicultural Affairs, Native Student Services, CARE Team, and Residence Life). The Director has primary responsibility for leadership of all aspects of the integrated healthcare services provided at the SHCC. Specific areas of responsibility include oversight and guidance of the physical and mental health programs and demonstrated ability to provide the following:

- Ability to treat and assess complex physical health cases.
- Clinical laboratory skills, including management of hazardous waste, laboratory procedures and management.
- Knowledge of appropriate medical/legal documentation.
- Presentation, public speaking and teaching skills.
- Knowledge and interpretation of a wide variety of health care related regulations: professional, state, and federal guidelines and/or mandates relating to health care and the confidentiality of records. Professional, ethical and legal codes of conduct.
- Skills in fiscal planning, budget management, goal setting and decision making).
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with health professional staff, including ability to supervise and lead a multi-disciplinary team.
- Knowledge of community health issues, including communicable disease surveillance, prevention and outbreak management and disaster preparedness.
- Ability to lead employees and create plans related to specialized area of expertise.
- Expert knowledge of general medicine.
- Ability to actively participate in long range strategic planning for a university unit and division.
- Ability to design, implement, assess and administer programs to support student needs in a higher education environment.
- Ability to actively participate in long range strategic planning for a university unit and division.- Experience working with diverse populations of students, parents, staff and university community members.
- Experience in organizational leadership, personnel management, decision-making, and conflict management.
- Experience in assessment of student services activities and proven knowledge of the use of information to improve functions, services, and programs.
- Demonstrated ability to perform and lead in a team environment, build consensus, and lead organizational change.
- Commitment to student-centered approach to healthcare.


- Significant experience providing integrated healthcare, preferably in a higher education environment.
- Experience in a supervisory position at a medical facility.
- Experience with fiscal management of a medical facility.
- The ability to function independently with minimum supervision.
- Significant experience in progressively responsible positions in the medical care field.
- Ability to work with traditional and non-traditional students in a diverse environment with a demonstrated record of service to diverse populations including active-duty and veteran students.


Candidates must possess a M.D.; D.O.; M.S.N.; or D.N.P., as a physical healthcare provider as well as a minimum of 7-10 years experience as well as Licensure, or the ability to obtain such, in the state of Alaska within 60 days of employment and the maintenance of said licensure for the duration of employment. Further, all candidates must demonstrate substantial experience in a clinical environment or similar practice, urgent care, or private practice as well as minimum of 5 years administrative experience including the supervision of healthcare providers. Candidates should possess a current federal controlled substance registration (DEA Certificate) and BLS certification or the ability to become BLS certified within 180 days of hire.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in a higher education setting.


This is a full-time, exempt, Grade 84, salary negotiable (DOE), position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. A complete application will include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.

A review of applications will begin on June 13, 2022.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

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

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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