Director of University Health and Psychological Service

Job Description

California State University, Fresno
University Health and Psych Services
Vacancy # 12078

Director of University Health and Psychological Service
(Administrator III )

General Information:
California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University’s mission is to offer high quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor’s and master’s levels, and in certain applied disciplines at the doctoral level. The current enrollment is approximately 20,000 students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno promotes student learning and community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with community organizations, education, industry, business and government. The university was one of the first US Colleges and Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its new Community Engagement Classification.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within easy driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, Lake Tahoe, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Salary Range $125,000 to 180,000, commensurate with experience and credentials.


The Director will report to the Vice President for Student Affairs and is responsible for the management of a comprehensive Student Health Program for a campus of 22,000 students which is housed in an attractive and up-to-date outpatient facility located near the center of the campus.

The Director leads and manages an accredited, multifaceted healthcare program of full-time physicians (and part-time physicians/consultants), nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, laboratory technicians, x-ray technicians, and support staff. In addition, the Director will provide supervision and oversight to Wellness Services Program and a Psychological Services clinical staff, who also supervise graduate student counseling interns. Total staffing in the agency is approximately 37.

The UHPS provides a broad range of primary medical care and mental health services, as well as prevention and wellness outreach services. The Director is responsible for providing overall administrative direction, budget oversight, and supervision as well as collaborating with other on and off campus department/agencies to ensure a high level of care and quality services are provided to students. The focus of the UHPS is both on the provision of direct medical care as well as providing students information/skills to develop a healthy lifestyle.

Position Summary:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities Include but are not limited to the following:

• Provide leadership, management and direction to a comprehensive student health care program.
• Ensure compliance with California State University Trustee policy, Collective Bargaining Agreements, privacy practices, federal, state and local laws, regulatory and licensing requirements.
• Directly supervise program managers (MPP), the Coordinator of the Counseling Program, department heads, the administrative office, and clinical staff. Indirectly supervise, Health Promotion and Wellness Program, In-house Clinical Laboratory, In-house x-ray, In-house pharmacy, student assistants, contracted personnel, and approximately 37 employees in accordance with University guidelines.
• Conduct program evaluations to ensure quality improvement and quality patient care.
• Manage a complex budget with multiple revenue sources. – Initiate and recommend all personnel actions.
• Formulate and implement policies and procedures.
• Formulate long-term strategic plans in concert with the mission of the University and the Division of Student Affairs.
• Support staff development opportunities.
• Facilitate the work of the Student Health Advisory Committee.
• Participate in coordinating campus responses to emergencies and disasters. – Participate on division and campus committees and serve as the health services liaison with the campus and the local community.
• Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Affairs.


Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree or higher in a health-related discipline (nursing, public health), in a business-related field like Business Administration or Health Care Administration, in education, or in a related field or a terminal degree in medicine (M.D. or D.O.).
• Individuals who are required to have a license to practice must possess pertinent California licensure and certifications (Board Certification, DEA, CPR, etc.).
• Five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a health care organization.
• Excellent business sense, strong strategic management skills, and experience conducting program evaluation.
• Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to facilitate open discussions and write clear and concise reports.
• Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with and respond to diverse constituencies in a cultural competent manner.
• Successful experience supervising and evaluating employees, resolving conflicts, problem solving and encouraging a diverse staff to work well together.
• Evidence of a strong personal commitment to diversity.

Preferred Qualifications

• Knowledge of nationally recognized accreditation standards, processes and health care models.
• Management experience in a collective bargaining environment.
• Experience in college health.

Filing Deadline:

Applications received by August 19, 2013 will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or search committee. Qualified applicants received after that date will be forwarded upon request to the hiring manager and/or search committee.

Application Procedures:

Individuals interested in being considered for this position should submit an on-line application and attach the following supporting documents: 1) resume, 2) letter of interest which includes a narrative detailing how the candidate fulfills each of the required and preferred items listed under Qualifications, and 3) names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide current assessments of the candidate’s qualifications for the position.

Pursuant to Executive Order 883, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual’s request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.

How To Apply:

To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at:

Other Requirements:

Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility to be employed in the United States.

Background investigations will be conducted, as required, depending upon the job requirements of a position. These could include, but are not limited to, processing of fingerprints through the Department of Justice and degree and license verifications. An offer of employment may or may not be extended based upon the results of these verifications.

California State University, Fresno annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Police Department or by accessing the following web site:

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

Other Applicant Information:

Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application materials via automatic email reply. In addition, qualified applicants will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

It is the policy of the California State University to fill vacant positions represented by the California State University Employees’ Union (CSUEU) with qualified applicants currently employed on the campus. Other applicants may be selected when it is necessary to meet the best interests of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from campus applicants.

This is a full-time management position covered by the California State University Management Personnel Plan. Under this plan, employees are subject to management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President of that campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment on the basis of protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders.

Further, California State University, Fresno’s statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires the University to inform you that we can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and authorization to accept employment.

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