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Executive Director of the Center for Student Health & Well-Being

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Categories: Staff
Department: Student Health & Well-Being

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Davidson College is seeking an Executive Director for the Center for Student Health & Well-Being.  This is a new position that will promote the further integration of center resources and services and partner with colleagues in Student Life and across campus to help build – and work toward – a shared vision for student holistic health.  Some new positions have been recently created and new staff will be joining the center team too, making this an exciting time to join a forward-looking, committed team.  The Executive Director will report to the Vice President for Student Life.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to the Center for Student Health & Well-Being, including the supervision of the Director of Counseling, Associate Director and Chief Nursing Officer, Dietician, Health Educator, and administrative staff.  Serve as a key point of contact for Atrium Health partners.
  • Support the Center staff in completing strategic goals and other important priorities, such as the implementation of a stepped care model, the further integration of Center services, the development of groups, and the onboarding of new staff.
  • Develop, administer, and assess the goals, policies, procedures, and activities of the Center for Student Health & Well-Being to effectively meet the needs of students at a residential liberal arts college.
  • In collaboration with the Center staff and Vice President for Student Life, identify short-term and long-term priorities and strategic goals for the Center, including but not limited to:  space, personnel, service-delivery and programming. 
  • Liaise with local doctors, hospitals, clinics, and other health and mental health treatment programs and agencies.
  • Liaise with campus offices such as the Chaplain’s Office and Physical Education, Recreation and Wellness, and others, to promote collaboration, align resources and achieve shared goals/vision. 
  • Provide campus-wide leadership on issues related to student mental and physical health and wellness.  Collaborate with students, staff, and faculty to cultivate and coordinate a comprehensive approach to student holistic well-being.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for the Center regarding budget, operations and facilities.  Effectively steward donor funds and assist with fundraising efforts. 
  • Participate in regular leadership team meetings for the division of Student Life.
  • Participate on working groups and task forces related to holistic student health and well-being.


  • First and foremost, we are seeking creative leaders with ideas and energy.  A terminal degree is not required.  Our minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in health care administration, public health, health sciences, medical administration, or related fields; a graduate degree in a health-related field is highly preferred. 
  • An understanding of policy issues related to higher education and health care programs. A sense of how the above services or specialties might be made available to students in a holistic, trans-disciplinary manner.
  • Understanding of college student mental health issues and a desire to work with students.
  • A commitment to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, particularly as they relate to student health and well-being.
  • Highly collaborative spirit, in addition to leadership and team-building skills; the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of constituents
  • Knowledge of budget/fiscal related processes.
  • Oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to practice and always comply with the regulations of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974).

Apply online at Please attach a resume and cover letter to your application.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.


At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.




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