St. Mary's University
  • 24-Jul-2018 to 31-Aug-2018 (CST)
  • Dean of Students
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • TBD
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Competitive Pay; Generous vacation, sick, & holiday benefits; Excellent health & welfare benefits with 100% tuition assistance available.

The Executive Director for Health & Counseling Services works collaboratively within the University community to provide leadership, vision and strategic management of operations to support an integration of Student Health, Counseling, Disability Support Services, testing, and general student wellness efforts. The Executive Director provides administrative leadership and clinical support that promotes the University mission and is grounded in the Marianist charism, leads initiatives facilitating and promoting student health and wellness, and assures equitable access for students to educational programs and services. The Executive Director reports to the Vice Provost for Student Development and provides administrative support for the advancement of the Center, the Division of Student Development, and the broader University community.


The ideal candidate will have significant experience working with students in a collegiate educational setting and will actively support the delivery of services and programs within the framework of the Marianist mission: educating for formation of faith; providing an integral, quality education; educating in family spirit; educating for service justice and peace; and educating for adaptation and change.



  • Oversees the development and implementation of a variety of services, programs and activities designed to address the physical and emotional health needs and overall well-being of St. Mary's students, to include maintaining a client case load;
  • Provides administrative oversight of the Student Health Center and clinical management of the Student Counseling Center and Disability Support Services, including proctored testing, psychoeducational assessment and comprehensive report writing;
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate medical and departmental staff, including the contracted physician and psychiatrist, mental health counselors, disability services staff, and support staff;
  • Prepares and manages departmental budgets and negotiates contracts for health service providers and the student health insurance plan;
  • Develops and implements a collaborative departmental strategic plan that supports promotes a culture of wellness and advances the University's Gateway Plan, to include regularly assessing goals, objectives and the overall effectiveness of programs and services;
  • Oversees training, outreach, and consultations on physical and mental health issues of a college-student population,
  • Directs the University's 24/7 crisis intervention system, to include assessing medical and psychological student emergencies and intervening as needed to ensure individual and campus community safety;
  • Interfaces with the various areas of the Division of Student Development, participates as a team member on the division's leadership team and works closely with the Vice Provost for Student Development in advancing the work of the Division; and
  • Adheres to professional and ethical guidelines, and ensures that the department complies with university policies, as well as state and federal laws related to health and mental health services, psychoeducational assessment, accommodating students with documented disabilities, and testing.


EDUCATION: Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology or other closely related discipline from an APA accredited program with three years of post-doctoral clinical experience or a terminal professional degree in a related field (M.D., D.O.) is required.



  • Three or more years of upper level administrative experience in health-related programs and services, such as physical health, mental health, and counseling required;
  • Three or more years post-doctoral clinical experience providing mental health services to a young adult population required;
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources;
  • Ability to understand and demonstrated experience with handling management of health records, maintaining systems and managing departmental resources, student records, programs, and services;
  • Sensitivity to health and wellness issues that affect a diverse college population, cultural differences and backgrounds, to include impact on staff providing support;
  • Demonstrated flexibility and organizational skills with ability to multi-task, prioritize high-volume workload, maintain concentration in a fast-paced environment under time pressures and with minimal supervision;
  • Work comfortably in an autonomous but collaborative environment;
  • Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, administrators, staff, and parents;
  • Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, with internal and external audiences. Spanish fluency is preferred;
  • Prior leadership and experience in supervising staff is strongly preferred;
  • Related experience in higher education and student development is preferred

Licenses and Clinical Requirements:

  • Licensure to practice medicine in the state of Texas is preferred or licensure as a psychologist or a professional counselor in the state of Texas is required. Qualified candidates with non-Texas licensure will be considered with requirement to obtain Texas licensure within 18 months of start date
  • Three years post-doctoral clinical experience and prior experience with delivery of counseling or medical services is required


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: Weekend, evening, and late hours are periodically necessary. Must be able to meet and balance multiple demands from various constituents and departments. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

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