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University of Arizona Director of Campus Recreation

Exceptional opportunity for a dynamic and visionary recreation leader

With great excitement and anticipation, the University of Arizona announces a national search for its next Director of Campus Recreation. The Director will provide vision and dynamic leadership in overseeing a high-functioning department with exemplary facilities, programs and services to meet and exceed the needs of the campus community. As part of the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, Academic Initiatives and Student Success (SAEM/AISS), Campus Recreation plays an increasingly important role in supporting student wellbeing and success, and the Director will have the opportunity to expand these efforts through key partnerships throughout campus.
Keeling & Associates is pleased to be a partner in this search for a collaborative, innovative, experienced, and skilled professional who will assume ultimate responsibility for a department that is responsive, inclusive, and results-oriented. The current Student Recreation Center is a LEED Platinum building that provides many options for students and members, and demonstrates the University’s dedication to student success by including a tutoring center, computer lab, and health-focused eatery. This facility will be supplemented by two new projects to be completed in the next four years. The Director, as a key member of the University of Arizona Healthiest Campus Coalition, will be integral to identifying and implementing strategies around building a culture of wellness for students and other members of the campus community.


The University

The University of Arizona, a premier public research university and AAU member, serves over 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Founded in 1886, it was the state’s first land-grant university though it was almost 30 years later that Arizona became a state. It is an exciting time at the University as President Robbins is in his first year and has quickly gained a reputation for being a visible leader on campus. He recently launched a strategic planning effort that will be broadly inclusive and will identify the University’s future path.
The University is located in Tucson, a city of 750,000 residents in southern Arizona. The city is known for its climate, reasonable cost of living, many options for outdoor recreation, and, of course, as the home of the University of Arizona, its largest employer. Tucson has been recognized as the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the United States, was recognized by Business Insider as one of the 2017 top 10 most popular cities to live in, and is also among the sunniest cities in the country.


The Division

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Academic Initiatives and Student Success (SAEM/AISS) consists of programs and services that engage and support students through their entire experience from exploring college options through graduation. This holistic approach to student success encourages collaboration and innovation among the staff and recognizes the role that each department and every individual plays in meeting the needs of students so they are able to fulfill their goals. Within SAEM/AISS, Campus Recreation, the Student Union, and the Bookstore report to the AVP for Entrepreneurial Services and Business Development. This arrangement allows for current and future partnerships for programs and services.


Campus Recreation

The staff in Campus Recreation are dedicated to providing exemplary opportunities for participation and engagement. With 30 full- and part-time professional staff and approximately 300 student workers, the Department offers diverse programs for students, faculty, staff, and guests. Campus Recreation consists of ten major functional areas: Facilities Operations and Special Events; Membership and Retail Operations; Intramurals; Club Sports; Fitness and Wellness; Aquatics, Youth and Family; Outdoor Recreation, and Marketing, Outreach and Sponsorship. The Department boasts innovative and extensive facilities that span the UA campus, including three gymnasiums, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a 30,000 sq. ft. weight room, tennis courts, athletic fields and an award-winning expansion of the main recreational facility including newly designed and renovated all gender locker rooms. The budget for the Department is approximately $10 million and is funded through mandatory student fees, membership fees, and fees for some programs and services. The Student Recreation Center records over 1 million entries during an academic year with high levels of satisfaction among users. Research has demonstrated a positive link between student retention and participation in Campus Recreation.

Reflecting the goals of the Division and University, the staff in Campus Recreation take their commitment to student development seriously. The students who work in the Department receive leadership training, professional development opportunities, and work in significant positions that provide them with experiences that support their growth as professionals in their chosen fields. The students who participate in Campus Recreation programs and/or utilize the facilities learn skills that will support an active and engaged lifestyle.

The new Director will have the exciting opportunity to participate in the planning for and opening of two new facilities in the near future. In Fall 2019, a 50,000 sq ft Recreation and Wellness Center will open in the University’s new Honors Village. This facility will provide not only recreation facilities to all students, but will also include space for Student Health Services thereby supporting a holistic approach to wellness. The second project, slated to be completed in 2020, is a student success district that involves renovation of the historic Bear Down gym and incorporating two libraries that flank the structure to provide a comprehensive approach to provide a single experience that attends to intellectual, emotional, and physical well-being.


The Position

The Director of Campus Recreation is the chief administrative officer for the Department and is expected to lead the strong and committed staff in serving a campus community of over 50,000 individuals. The Department provides this diverse community of students, staff, and faculty with programs that cover the competitive, informal, social, cultural and instructional aspects of recreational activities. Campus Recreation also provides students a learning laboratory for personal growth and the development of life long skills through active experiences and a focus on well-being. Campus Recreation is part of a Division dedicated to student well-being which supports retention and success, and the Director will play a significant role in envisioning and implementing strategies to meet this commitment.

The Director is responsible for a wide variety of administrative and supervisory duties will utilize a broad range of programmatic, financial, personnel, and facility management skills while overseeing: facility design and construction; program and policy development; leadership development; program assessment; strategic planning; facility scheduling and coordination; retail operations; budget; personnel; maintenance; security; and risk management.


Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provide visionary leadership in hiring, directing, supervising, and evaluating a leadership team of five professional staff responsible for providing strategic direction in program area coordination; through direct reports, provide direction and supervision for staff of 30 full/part time staff and over 300 student managers and employees.
• Cultivate a culture of innovation and dedication to effective student development outcomes.
• Administer a $10 million budget and secure partnerships and other alternative sources of funds to enhance and expand programs and services.
• Direct the leadership team in strategic planning and ensure all program areas effectively develop long range planning that relates to the department’s overall strategic plan.
• Communicate information regularly to the University and external community regarding Campus Recreation and all programs and facilities.
• Develop, facilitate and promote effective collaborative relationships among faculty, staff and students; academic and student support units; community groups; and national, regional, and local professional recreational sports associations to build strong partnerships with Campus Recreation programs and services.
• Develop and direct research and assessment efforts regarding student satisfaction for Campus Recreation programs and services and other user groups, being mindful of the importance of campus recreation services to student recruitment and retention efforts.
• Oversee the Recreation Advisory Committee and co-lead the Health and Wellness Fee Advising Committee.
• Provide oversight and direction for all retail operations and develop corporate sponsorships in cooperation with the Division of Student Affairs.
• Consult and advise senior leadership regarding issues, needs and concerns for Campus Recreation programs and services.



The Director of Campus Recreation at the University of Arizona must be a skilled administrator with an understanding of personnel management, budget and finance, and facility planning and management. The Director must be able to contribute to the University’s efforts to support student well-being and possess an understanding of the role that Campus Recreation can play in these efforts beyond offering traditional programs. To be successful, the Director must be able to: communicate effectively and positively with all constituencies on campus; develop relationships that lead to collaborative efforts; work successfully in a diverse community and ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment for staff and patrons; develop and enforce performance standards for staff and facility policies for patrons, soliciting input from affected populations as necessary; and seek innovative solutions that are supported by data or research.


Minimum Qualifications:

• A master’s degree in Recreation, Health and Physical Education, Public Health, Sports Management, Higher Education, Business Administration, or a related field.
• A minimum of seven years of demonstrated experience in the development, administration, implementation and assessment of an innovative and comprehensive recreation program, or a program of similar breadth and complexity, with experience in managing and supervising professional staff.
• Be a highly motivated, energetic, self-starting team player with a proven record of success in administering a broad-based recreation or similar program with extensive facility management experience and expertise.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the value of and a commitment to building a culture of well-being for the entire campus community that extends beyond the programs offered in Campus Recreation.
• Possess effective communication skills, including strong consultative, collaborative and mediation skills; excellent presentation and writing skills; and proactive and responsive interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrate a commitment to professional development of self and staff members, including experience with professional associations.


Preferred Qualifications:

• A PhD, or equivalent, in Recreational Sports Administration, Public Health, Physical Education, Higher Education or a related field.
• Possess experience working in a campus recreation program or in another campus-based program of similar breadth and complexity.
• Retail and operational management experience within recreation facilities.
• Have experience in a program operating multiple facilities.

Position Profile

Click here to download the full position profile, including information about the University.


Application Process

The University of Arizona has partnered with Keeling & Associates, LLC for this search. Applications should include a letter of interest clearly addressing the position requirements, and a resume. Materials must be sent, preferably as PDFs, to with subject heading “UA Campus Recreation.”
For best consideration, please submit materials before January 26, 2018. Review will continue until the position is filled.

Confidential nominations and inquiries should be forwarded to Jeff Ewing, Senior Consultant for Executive Search, Keeling & Associates, at

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Michigan State University Director, Counseling and Psychiatric Services

Michigan State University invites applications and nominations for an innovative and experienced clinician and leader to serve as the Director of Counseling and Psychiatric Services, the mental and behavioral health component of the University’s newly merged Student Health and Wellness Services. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to build and shape comprehensive, University-wide counseling and psychiatric services for students.

The new integration of Counseling and Psychiatric Services reflects the University’s strong commitment to provide a better and more coordinated continuum of care to support students’ mental health and wellbeing. MSU is committed to developing a multi-disciplinary, holistic counseling and mental health unit within a public health and wellness framework that will serve a large and culturally diverse student population. Leading the team of counselors, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals, the director will establish strong collaborative relationships with other on- and off-campus psychological services to support and sustain an integrated service model—creating and implementing a dynamic and distinctive campus-wide vision for high quality, effective, and efficient programs and services for students. Recent renovations provide a new venue for the integration of the counseling and psychiatric services, now located in the same building with all Student Health and Wellness Services.

About Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

CAPS is the comprehensive mental and behavioral health component of Michigan State’s integrated Student Health and Wellness Services, which also includes Health Services (primary care, specialty services, ancillary services, and clinics in the University’s Neighborhoods), Wellness (health promotion, health education, student engagement, and health-related surveys and research), and the Sexual Assault Program. CAPS provides counseling, psychiatric services, and mental health outreach; offers services in the Neighborhood clinics; and includes a distinguished doctoral internship training program that is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Michigan State’s students are a culturally diverse population who come from 82 counties in Michigan, all 50 states, and 133 other countries. Just over half are women; nearly nineteen percent are students of color, and one in seven is an international student. CAPS emphasizes—and has a distinguished history and record of success in supporting–diversity and a multicultural approach in its programs, services, and internship program.

Position Summary

The Director of CAPS leads and directs all CAPS programs and services, provides oversight of all clinicians and staff, ensures the effective and efficient management of CAPS’ resources, and collaborates with directors of other components of Student Health and Wellness Services and with key campus colleagues to advance the health and wellbeing of students and the Michigan State community. This is a newly established and critically important position; the selected candidate will be the first Director of CAPS, which was created in early 2017 to strengthen comprehensive mental and behavioral health services. The CAPS director reports to the Executive Director of Student Health and Wellness Services (in the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs portfolio) and collaborates with Student Affairs and Services.

The Director is responsible for ensuring that the programs and services provided by CAPS meet the needs of the diversity of Michigan State’s students, are of consistently high quality, are fully aligned with the CAPS care and service model, and are delivered in a fully ethical and accountable manner. The Director leads the development and implementation of strategy for CAPS and ensures that rigorous assessment and quality improvement methods are utilized throughout the service, and that all policies, practices, and programs comply with applicable statutes, regulations, accreditation requirements, and professional standards. In addition, the Director and staff are responsible for the quality and effectiveness of health promotion and education programs that are an essential link to the clinical services. 

The Director supervises CAPS’ associate directors; oversees the hiring, evaluation, and professional development of all staff; provides diligent fiscal management and develops and implements the operational budget; and, in partnership with all members of the staff, ensures the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of comprehensive behavioral health initiatives that incorporate diversity, inclusivity, and social justice principles and commitments.

Collaborating with other departments within Student Health and Wellness Services, as well as campus partners, the Director serves as a key liaison to other University departments, including Student Affairs and Services and the academic colleges, administrators, faculty, and staff on mental health issues, policies and practices. Michigan State is developing a campus-wide, community- and public health-oriented approach to prevention, recognition, and response to students’ psychological and behavioral health concerns; the Director is expected to have a leadership role in ensuring the effectiveness and success of that model of mental health services, which depends on high levels of collaboration among multiple departments and student leadership on campus.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral level degree in psychology or other relevant clinical area.
  • Licensed or license-eligible in Michigan.
  • At least ten years’ clinical and administrative experience in either a college/university counseling or a similar mental health setting, including seven years of progressive supervisory/managerial experience.
  • Demonstrated ability as a leader and manager with an administrative style committed to excellence and a positive approach to problem solving.
  • Commitment to high quality professional and clinical standards, diligent attentiveness and dedication to professional ethics, and strong commitments to inclusion and full participation.
  • Experience and comfort in using electronic health records.
  • Well-developed, demonstrable skills in and affinity for team management, coalition building, and operation in interdisciplinary and inter-professional care environments.
  • Strong fiscal management/budget skills.
  • Experience working with a culturally diverse community with a commitment to the values of strong multicultural competence.
  • Excellent communication, public speaking, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop a broad institutional perspective and work collaboratively with other departments and campus partners.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in a college or university mental health setting; and experience in doctoral internship training programs.

About Michigan State University

Michigan State University (MSU) is one of the largest universities in the United States, with more than 50,000 students across more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and graduate-professional programs. MSU is part of the Big Ten Athletic Conference and the Big Ten Academic Alliance. It brings together the resources, commitments, and values of the nation’s prototype land-grant university, the distinction of membership in the Association of American Universities, and a diverse and vibrant campus community in East Lansing, Michigan.

The main campus occupies 5,200 contiguous acres near the state capital of Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State also encompasses a medical complex in Grand Rapids, a public health program in Flint, and two additional medical school campuses in the Detroit metropolitan area. MSU offers more than 275 study abroad programs in more than 60 countries and on all continents.

Application Procedure and Timeline

Michigan State University has partnered with Keeling and Associates, LLC (K&A) in this search process. Applications should include a letter of interest clearly addressing the position requirements, and a resume or curriculum vitae and must be sent, preferably as PDFs, to

A confidential review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be addressed to Dr. Jan Walbert, Vice President and Senior Consultant for Executive Search, Keeling & Associates,

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The university actively supports partner accommodations and encourages applications and/ or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Florida Atlantic University Director of Student Health Services

Exceptional Opportunity for Campus Health Leadership and Innovation

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications from and nominations of experienced, collaborative, patient-centered, and innovative healthcare leaders for the position of Director of Student Health Services. This is an outstanding opportunity to shape the future of a strong student health program located in a beautiful campus environment. The new director will provide leadership, vision, and administrative direction to a talented multidisciplinary staff committed to providing comprehensive and high-quality healthcare, education and public health services to a diverse student population of approximately 30,000 students. 

This position requires superior team-oriented leadership, communication, and financial and administrative management skills, and the experience and stature to inspire staff and students. With a student-centered approach informing all programs and services, the new Director will engage staff in seeking opportunities for innovation in program, service, and business models while enhancing quality in all aspects of care and operations.

Position Summary

The Director of Student Health Services (SHS) is responsible for strategic leadership, vision, and direction, effective management, supervision, and day-to-day administration of a talented, multidisciplinary team of health care professionals and support staff on all campuses that provide comprehensive college health programs and services. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Health & Wellness, the Director serves on the Student Affairs Vice President’s Council and collaborates closely with colleagues throughout the Division of Student Affairs, as well as with other campus and community stakeholders to ensure the delivery of high quality health care to students in alignment with University and divisional goals, purposes, and priorities.

The Director has responsibility for the oversight and operation of:

  • clinical/medical services for students,
  • dental and pharmacy services for the entire FAU community,
  • budget and financial administration (including insurance billing),
  • strategic planning,
  • policies and procedures, and
  • health care risk management to ensure all state, federal, and AAAHC standards are met.

This is a full-time, 12-month administrative position located on the Boca Raton campus with responsibilities for the Davie and Jupiter campus student health services. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. FAU offers a competitive fringe benefits package.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Lead, provide vision and direction for, and oversee a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals and support staff and administrative personnel.
  • Supervise and manage direct reports, including, but not limited to, the Medical Director; Operations Manger, Administrative Services, Pharmacy Manager; and Dentist.
  • Oversee professional development activities for SHS’ staff.
  • Oversee the operating budget and all other fiscal and administrative responsibilities and facilities management.
  • Direct SHS administrative operations, and establish, review, and update policies and procedures to support staff and student needs.
  • Organize and lead strategic planning efforts for SHS, including ongoing strategic assessment, gap analysis, and benchmarking to support implementation of SHS priorities and ensure alignment with Student Affairs’ strategic plan.
  • Direct the university domestic and international student health insurance program and the medical compliance program including immunization compliance, and insurance compliance for international students;
  • Ensure continuous quality management improvement in all SHS programs and services, including active peer review and maintenance of AAAHC accreditation.
  • Monitor compliance with federal, state, local and university regulations to ensure development and implementation of effective clinical and pharmacy services.
  • Coordinate departmental preparation for the response to critical incidents and public health threats on campus, including management of and effective communication about public health issues.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate liaisons with other University departments, federal, state, and community health agencies, and other health related resources.
  • Represent and promote health services through positive public relations within the University and represent the University and SHS within the local community.
  • When needed, provide direct clinical care for students according to departmental and Florida clinical practice guidelines and all other applicable regulations.
  • Serve on various departmental, divisional, university, state and/or national committees.


  • Candidates are required to have at least one of the following credentials: (1) a master’s degree in a health-related management field, including Business Administration, Health Administration, Public Health, Health Promotion, or a related discipline; or (2) an M.D./D.O. degree from an accredited and approved medical school, with a current unrestricted license to practice medicine in Florida, or eligibility for such license; or (3) M.S.N., Ph.D., or D.N.P. with certification in advanced practice nursing, with current unrestricted license to practice as a nurse in Florida, or eligibility for such license.
  • Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible supervisory, management, and administrative experience in health care services and administration, including the design, development, and direction of health-related programs and services and responsibility for quality of medical practice and outreach, fiscal management and budget development.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic objectives, motivate and develop medical and administrative staff, effectively manage resources, and cultivate strong collaborative relationships with multiple constituent groups.
  • Knowledge of local and national issues, trends, and best practice standards in primary health care, college health, health insurance, and managed care, as well as of national certification and accreditation requirements.
  • Proven record of success and commitment to working with issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, communications and critical thinking skills are essential.

Preferred qualifications include: (1) Knowledge of and/or direct experience in college health; (2) ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other medical professionals and support staff; (3) ability to work well with students and with individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds; (4) knowledge of/experience with AAAHC Accreditation (or similar) preferred; and (5) experience with healthcare technology.  

About the University

Florida Atlantic University offers students the best of everything — a world-class education in a beautiful sub-tropical setting. A comprehensive public university that is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, FAU is currently serving 29,000 students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida, with state-of-the-art student housing available on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses. The University’s 10 colleges offer more than 170 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Application Procedure and Timeline

The University has partnered with Keeling & Associates, LLC, in this search process. Application materials should include a resume/curriculum vitae and a letter of interest and must be sent to The subject line of the email should read “FAU – Director of SHS.”  A confidential review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017 and all materials submitted by December 22, 2017 will receive full consideration. Consideration of applicants will continue until the appointment is made.

Nominations, expressions of interest, and requests for confidential conversations about the position prior to application are welcome and should be directed to Dr. Jan Walbert (, the K&A senior consultant leading this search.

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

Texas A&M University-San Antonio Director of Admissions

Exciting Admissions Leadership Role at a Growing University

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA), a young and rapidly growing institution serving a diverse and non-traditional population, is seeking an experienced professional to serve as the Director of Admissions. The Director is expected to provide vision and guidance to the Admissions staff in their efforts to recruit and enroll undergraduate and graduate students. In order to be successful in this role, the Director will not only need to understand the operational aspects of recruitment and admissions, but also have a genuine commitment to customer service and to providing access to a diverse population.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Director of Admissions provides leadership, supervision, and training for the Admissions Processing and Recruiting staff. The priorities for the roles include: leading University recruitment efforts at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; guiding the recruiters through appropriate new student contact and territory management; working in conjunction with University Communications and the Director of Enrollment Management to update recruitment materials; maintenance of the University CRM; handling resolution of admissions and related issues; maintaining the transfer admissions processes, including coordination of the Procedures Manual regarding upgrades and new processes; monitoring and coordinating processes and issues related to legislative mandates; and ensuring accurate and timely management reporting. In addition, the Director communicates with Academic Advisors and serves as a liaison to the University and San Antonio communities.


  • Leads Admissions staff in the recruitment and processing area; manages daily operations of domestic and international Admissions ensuring professionalism and a customer service oriented approach.
  • Oversees the development and daily operation of communications between prospective students and Admissions.
  • Creates and maintains communication and marketing materials for prospective students. Determines promotional items and recruitment lists.
  • Responsible for hiring, training, and supervising support staff.
  • Monitors weekly processing reports for supervised areas. Creates and maintains internal and external report data. Maintains Apply Texas information to ensure everything is up to date, and ensures successful daily downloading and processing of Common Applications.
  • Manages the Recruiting staff to coordinate the interaction and contact of prospective new students.
  • Ensures the proper maintenance of recruiting schedules and contacts and guides the University recruiters through productive and efficient contact with potential new students and community constituents.
  • Develops, updates, and maintains Admissions policies and procedures as designated by System and State changes in processing. Develops, compiles and analyzes recruitment and enrollment statistics in support of the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management.
  • Chairs or serves on committees, contributes to special projects, serves as backup in other areas of Enrollment Management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of ten years of related experience in college admissions programs, budgets, and planning, including supervision of personnel.
  • Minimum of three years of management/supervisory work experience.
  • Experience with higher education student system software; experience with Banner preferred.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to implement a recruitment plan with a strong commitment to diversity. 
  • Appreciation of and the commitment to excellent customer service.
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

The University has partnered with Keeling and Associates, LLC (K&A) in this search process. Applicants must apply through the University website at Applications should include a letter of interest and a resume, preferably in PDF format, and use the reference for the Posting #0601082 for the Director of Admissions. A confidential review of applications will begin December 4, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Nominations, expressions of interest, and requests for confidential conversations about the positon prior to application are welcome and should be directed to Dr. Jan Walbert (, the K&A senior consultant leading this search.

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA) is a new comprehensive university in the established Texas A&M University System serving students from a culturally diverse and largely non-traditional population. The university was created to address the educational needs in South San Antonio and surrounding areas. The current enrollment is approximately 6,500. Texas A&M-San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Vanderbilt University Director of the University Counseling Center

Experienced Professional to Lead Transformational Change

With great anticipation, Vanderbilt University announces a national search for an experienced mental health leader to guide and manage the development and opening of the new University Counseling Center (UCC). The Director will have the unique opportunity to craft and implement the strategic vision for the newly established UCC, ensuring high quality psychological services within a developmental counseling model while working collaboratively with the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Keeling & Associates is proud to partner with the University in seeking an innovative and energetic professional with strong clinical, administrative, and communication skills to fill this vital role.

Position Summary

The Director of the University Counseling Center will be charged with direct oversight for counseling staff and services, as well as for facilitation of the institution’s clinical referral partnership with VUMC and other community partners. The Director will oversee UCC program design and assessment, policies and procedures, fiscal management, and staff professional development and training. In addition, the Director will develop and maintain strong relationships with campus wellness partners in order to facilitate campus wellbeing outreach, serve on university committees as an institutional mental health expert, and participate in crisis intervention and response in order to promote mental health throughout a culturally rich and diverse student population. 

The Director will be the chief mental health administrator for the undergraduate, graduate and professional, and postdoctoral student populations across Vanderbilt University’s ten colleges and schools, and will be the primary mental health consultant for the Associate Provost and Dean of Students. The Director of the UCC reports to the Associate Provost and Dean of Students.

Specific Responsibilities

Strategic Vision and Leadership

  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, and processes in order to successfully transition to and operationalize the new UCC model within the University, including facilitating the clinical referral partnership with VUMC and other community partners.
  • Provide ongoing strong leadership, vision, and strategic planning for the UCC in order to effectively address the current and emerging mental health needs of the student population.
  • Develop strong relationships with the leadership of the institution’s ten schools in order to ensure that the concerns of all students (undergraduate, graduate, professional) are included in the work of the UCC.

Personnel Management

  • Recruit, hire, supervise, evaluate, and oversee the training of the UCC staff.
  • Promote a healthy and productive work environment conducive to staff well-being.
  • Ensure robust professional development opportunities to maintain a high level of staff excellence and proficiency with industry standards and best practices.


  • Direct and oversee the overall operations of the UCC, including fiscal management and personnel (in conjunction with Vanderbilt Human Resources).
  • Develop and maintain proper protocols and program assessment systems that meet University expectations as well as appropriate accreditation standards.
  • Implement evaluation metrics for the UCC that allow for continuous quality improvement in systems and care outcomes, and to support the collection of data to facilitate reporting to accreditation and other appropriate organizationsLeverage advances in technology to create efficiencies and improve UCC operations.

Emergency and Crisis Response and Intervention

  • Coordinate the UCC’s crisis response efforts. The Director is expected to actively participate in crisis response efforts to ensure rapid, nimble, and high quality mental health intervention and support.

Mental Health Programming

  • In collaboration with the Center for Student Wellbeing, plan and implement preventative and educational programs and workshops related to mental health.

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Actively support and contribute to Vanderbilt University’s mission to create an inclusive and supportive campus culture for students of diverse identities.
  • Review UCC practices, policies and initiatives to ensure they meet the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Collaborate with administration and faculty to ensure that the specific needs of the students in the different schools and programs, as well as at the various levels of academic study, are addressed.


  • Collaborate with internal campus wellness partners to facilitate inclusive wellbeing outreach to all students.
  • Establish collaborative relationships with campus wellness partners to promote a synergistic mental health and wellness model.

University Service

  • Serve on university committees as an authority on mental health.


  • Support process to obtain approvals for training programs.
  • Upon approval, provide oversight of all training programs.
  • Assist the training director in the process of recruitment, & retention of a diverse pool of qualified trainees at all levels.
  • Provide assistance with the APA accreditation process for doctoral internship and APPIC membership for post-doctoral fellowship.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a clinical mental health discipline, or a related degree.
  • Licensed, or eligible for licensure, as a mental health care provider by the State of Tennessee. If not currently licensed in Tennessee, must obtain license within one year of appointment.
  • Minimum of five years of post-master’s degree experience as a licensed clinician, preferably in a university or college counseling environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the developmental counseling model and crisis response leadership.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a multidisciplinary team and collaborating with other professionals (for example, in this context, Student Affairs, Residential Life, health care providers, campus religious leaders) to support clients.
  • Seven to ten years of progressively responsible administrative experience, including supervisory and budgetary experience, in a leadership capacity, preferably some or all of that experience at a university or college counseling center.
  • Demonstrated experience designing assessment methods to evaluate ongoing programs and services.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in a clinical mental health field, or a related terminal degree.
  • Understanding of the culture of a largely residential college or university through work or other experience.
  • Understanding of the culture of a Research I institution, and the challenges faced by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in that environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the mental health concerns of university students, student development theory, and university or college counseling best practices on a residential college campus.

The University

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full-range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Created with an initial $1 million gift from Cornelius Vanderbilt, who envisioned a place that would “contribute to strengthening the ties that should exist between all sections of our common country,” Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving 12,000 students and employing more than 6,000 faculty and staff.

Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, and education and human development, as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees. The combination of cutting-edge research, strength in the liberal arts, and nationally-recognized programs of education, medicine, law, business, engineering, nursing, and divinity, creates an invigorating atmosphere where students tailor their educational experiences to meet their goals and researchers collaborate to solve complex questions affecting health, culture, and society.

Vanderbilt provides a gateway to greatness, drawing the best and brightest students from across the nation and around the world. Vanderbilt alumni can be found in Congress, on the judicial bench, among the list of Nobel laureates, heading corporations, conducting innovative medical research, writing for and appearing on the stage and screen, and playing in the NFL and major league baseball.

The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelors, masters, education specialists and doctoral degrees. Vanderbilt is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Applications, Nominations and Questions

Vanderbilt University has partnered with Keeling & Associates, LLC (K&A) in this search process. Application materials should include a resume or CV and a letter of interest, and must be sent, preferably as PDFs, to The subject line of the email should read “VU-UCC.” A confidential review of applications will begin on December 18, 2017, and will continue until the appointment is made.

Confidential inquiries and nominations prior to application may be addressed to Dr. Jan Walbert, Vice President and Senior Consultant for Executive Search, Keeling & Associates, at

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Tulane University Director, Public Health Initiatives & Assessment

Tulane University is pleased to invite applications and nominations for the position of Director, Public Health Initiatives & Assessment. This is an exciting opportunity to lead and oversee a team of committed health professionals focused on facilitating student health and 
wellbeing as a core institutional value through a holistic approach. Tulane seeks a visionary, experienced, and collaborative Director to be a visible campus spokesperson and leader on innovative health related initiatives in directing The Well for Health Promotion (The Well). The Well provides resources, programs and services that help Tulane students make healthy choices in support of their academic, personal and professional goals.

The Director will ensure that Tulane is on the cutting edge of effective health and wellness education, harm-reduction initiatives, and prevention and intervention strategies for college student populations. Successful candidates must combine visionary leadership and excellent communication skills with a strategic public health approach to leading and assessing a comprehensive institutional effort to mobilize the entire Tulane community to address and prevent high-risk areas such as alcohol and other drugs and sexual violence.

Position Summary

The Director, Public Health Initiatives & Assessment (1) leads campus-wide stakeholders in developing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to improving student health and well-being by forming cross-functional teams; (2) provides strategic direction and administrative oversight for The Well for Health Promotion; and (3) coordinates Campus Health’s continuous quality improvement (CQI), surveillance, and assessment efforts. The Director supervises The Well’s Assistant Directors and the Campus Health Services Data Analyst. This position serves as deputy to the AVP Campus Health, and is part of the leadership team for Campus Health. Campus Health is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and serves more than 13,000 students. 


  • Master’s degree in public health, health education, or related field.
  • Five years of work experience in health promotion program planning, implementation and evaluation in the higher education setting.
  • Five years of supervisory experience.
  • Certification or eligibility and intent to become certified in at least one of the following: Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), or Certified in Public Health (CPH).
  • Extensive knowledge of current and emerging college health issues, environmental management/prevention strategies, health behavior change theories and ecological framework, and evidence-informed practice, as well as demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge to college-age population through assessment, program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Extensive knowledge of research methods and continuous quality improvement processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize a variety of health communication strategies.
  • Proficiency in community needs assessment including survey design, environmental scans, and other qualitative/quantitative data collection methods and translating assessment results into action.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills that facilitate effective communication and interpersonal relationships with students, faculty, staff, and administration.
  • Ability to work successfully with a diverse community and provide services from a non-judgmental perspective.
  • High level of organizational skills and proven record of delivering quality results in a timely manner. Ability to manage projects and deliver results.
  • Demonstrated grant seeking and writing skills, grant administration experience.

Preferred Qualifications: (1) PhD in public health or related health field; (2) more than five years of experience in health promotion planning, implementation and evaluation in high education; and (3) more than five years of experience supervising professional staff.

About Tulane

Located in New Orleans, Tulane is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the nation and is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). Tulane has a student body of 13,500 and offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine, and public health and tropical medicine.

Application Procedure and Timeline

The University has partnered with Keeling and Associates, LLC (K&A), in this search process. Application materials, including a resume and cover letter addressing experience and interest in the position, should be submitted electronically to with the subject heading “Tulane-Director, Public Health Initiatives & Assessment.” Applications submitted to the Tulane jobs site will not be considered.

Review of materials has begun; materials submitted by November 6, 2017 will be assured full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Nominations, expressions of interest, and requests for confidential conversations about the position prior to application are welcome and should be directed to Dr. Jan Walbert (, the K&A senior consultant leading this search.

Tulane University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, military status, veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state or local law. This commitment to equality extends to all personnel actions, including recruitment, advertising for employment, selection for employment, compensation, performance evaluation, and selection for training or education, treatment during employment, promotion, transfer, demotion, discipline, layoff and termination. Discrimination on the basis of any protected classification will not be tolerated.

Tulane maintains a written affirmative action policy. Tulane invites qualified individuals with disabilities, special disabled veterans and Vietnam-era veterans to identify themselves if they wish to do so. Questions regarding Tulane’s equal employment opportunity policies or its affirmative action policy should be directed to the Office of Institutional Equity.

University of South Alabama Director, Counseling and Testing Services

Excellent Opportunity for a Visionary University Counseling Leader

The University of South Alabama is pleased to invite applications and nominations for the position of Director, Counseling and Testing Services. This position provides the opportunity for a collaborative leader to provide administrative leadership and strategic direction for a range of mental health support services at one of the fastest growing universities in the South.

The University is seeking a director with strong administrative, clinical, and management expertise, who can build on existing excellent relationships, motivate and inspire confidence among staff, introduce current trends and best practices, and work effectively as a member of the Student Affairs leadership team. The director will have the opportunity to identify strategies for strengthening Counseling and Testing Services and programs in alignment with the institutional mission and values. The successful candidate will have the training, credentials, licensure, and in-depth knowledge and experience with mental health issues affecting college students, as well as a strong foundation in programs and services required to lead and ensure excellence in the delivery of clinical services, outreach programs, and testing services.

Position Summary

The Director, Counseling and Testing Services serves as the chief mental health officer on campus and oversees the management of the Counseling and Testing Services (CTS) administrative, operational, and financial responsibilities. This position reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students and is responsible for the day-to-day administration of a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals, testing specialists, trainees, and support staff. The Director provides leadership and strategic direction to ensure that CTS provides high quality and timely clinical services, supportive testing/evaluative services, effective outreach programming, and consultation to faculty, staff, and the University community.

Other major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervising CTS staff, with responsibility for all aspects of staffing, accountability for the department, coordination, and oversight.
  • Providing crisis management oversight and monitoring CTS services in regard to professional and ethical service provision.
  • Providing direct clinical services to students.
  • Overseeing and supervising a master’s level Practicum and Internship Program for students in the University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S. program, as well as doctoral level practica for students in the University’s Combined Clinical and Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program.
  • Maintaining a training curriculum for practicum and intern students training at CTS.
  • Managing the operational budget and setting priorities for resource utilization.
  • Annually updating the CTS Policies and Procedures manual and CTS forms and assessments.
  • Maintaining a collaborative working relationship with Student Health Services to coordinate services as needed.
  • Facilitating referrals to the Student Health Center Psychiatry Clinic, Student Disability Services, the USA Psychological Clinic and other appropriate care providers; maintaining working relationships with regional agencies and resources.
  • Overseeing a 24 hour on-call counseling service with the University Police Department.
  • Serving on the University’s Behavioral Assessment Team.
  • Serving as a key liaison to other Division of Student Affairs departments, administrators, faculty, students, staff, and parents on mental health issues, policies and practices.
  • Ensuring compliance by center staff with patient confidentiality procedures including those required under HIPAA federal law
  • Following applicable university, state and federal regulations, licensing requirements, and accreditation standards.

Minimum Requirements

  • A doctoral degree in Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or a related field from an accredited institution as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama.
  • Five years of clinical and administrative supervision experience at a college/university counseling center or at least seven years of leadership and supervision experience in an organization focusing on issues common to college age students.
  • Active licensure or eligibility for licensure in Alabama at the time of hire with the appropriate mental health professional licensing board in the state of Alabama.
  • Strong diagnostic skills, knowledge of psychological crisis intervention and management.
  • Experience in budget management and long-range planning.
  • Comprehension of psychological trends on college campuses and familiarity with legal issues related to directing a college/university counseling center.
  • Knowledge of application of “best practices” in a college mental health setting and in evidenced-based approaches to therapy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a college/university counseling center.

  • Certification with the National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC) or the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

  • Experience or past participation with a clinical training program (i.e., master’s internship, postdoctoral fellowship, advanced practicum training program) within a college/university counseling center.

Application Procedure and Timeline

The University has partnered with Keeling and Associates, LLC (K&A), in this search process. Applications should include a letter of interest and a resume or curriculum vitae, preferably in PDF format, and must be sent to with a subject heading “USA-Director, Counseling and Testing Services.” A confidential review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Nominations, expressions of interest, and requests for confidential conversations about the position prior to application are welcome and should be directed to Dr. Jan Walbert (, the K&A senior consultant leading this search.

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Rutgers University Director of Student Health Services

Extraordinary opportunity for a dynamic, experienced, and collaborative physician leader

Rutgers University seeks nominations and applications for the position of Director of Student Health Services, a comprehensive primary care operation that serves all Rutgers students including a large and diverse residential population of approximately 41,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This is an exceptional opportunity for a collaborative, energetic, and experienced physician to contribute to campus-wide leadership on public and community health prevention and crisis management and to inspire a multidisciplinary clinical team in providing high quality healthcare services to Rutgers students.

The Director will provide confident and trustworthy clinical leadership; expert medical administration, including the supervision and management of professional health care providers; and direct patient care. The Director will be a key member of the Health and Wellness team, dedicated to offering holistic healthcare with outstanding programs, services, and initiatives that promote the well-being of the student community. The Director will work as a strategic partner with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness in realizing the vision of a student-centered and deeply integrated approach to health and wellness.

Position Summary

This position reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness in the Division of Student Affairs. The Director provides leadership and manages clinical medical operations for Rutgers Student Health Services. The Director will collaborate with others across the Division and campus on issues relating to community health and wellness, including public health and emergency/disaster planning. The Director will oversee and manage three health centers (Bush-Livingston, Hurtado, and Cook-Douglass), eight direct reports including the Associate Director of Medical Services, five Medical Physicians, a Nurse Supervisor and a Medical Office Lab Coordinator, a total staff of approximately 30 employees and a budget of over $4.9 million. The department sees approximately 39,000-40,000 visits per year.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide direct primary care for eligible patients, appropriate to the needs of college students, including diagnosis, treatment, referral for consultation or specialty services, follow-up care, evening urgent care call, and on-call emergency consultation.
  • Clinical Medical Services Planning and Delivery: Provide supervision of direct reports who support the day-to-day provision of clinical medical care and services; administer and oversee all medical service functions of the Health Center, including medical policies and procedures, medical staff call, vacation leave requests, meeting schedules, staff training; provide medical consultation and resolve concerns regarding medical care with parents, patients, and clinical staff; work with patient service management and appointment scheduling to ensure smooth and efficient operations to meet the needs of the student population; adjust scope of medical services to meet needs of students; review budget and advise on clinical needs; and suggest methods to enhance efficiency and revenue.
  • Clinical Quality Improvement: Provide clinical expertise in support of quality activities and accreditation standards for Student Health Services; develop and implement clinical medical quality initiatives and work closely with the Director of Quality and Compliance to support compliance and overall quality program; and oversight of committees responsible for professional staff credentialing, privileging, peer review, clinical guidelines and oversight of clinical staff training.

This is a full-time, 12-month position. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Rutgers offers an extensive fringe benefits package. Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Required Qualifications

  • The position requires the degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from an accredited medical school;
  • Eligibility for or possession of a current unrestricted medical license and DEA registration in the State of New Jersey;
  • Board certification in an appropriate primary care field or medical specialty discipline;
  • Qualifications needed to successfully complete credentialing and privileging;
  • Minimum 7 years of professional clinical experience exclusive of internship and residency in the practice of medicine;
  • Minimum 3 years of professional administrative experience in an ambulatory, medical group, healthcare setting;
  • Experience and comfort with use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and electronic patient management systems;
  • Experience working with a diverse population and demonstrated cultural competence; and
  • Collaborative leadership skills, excellent clinical judgment and interpersonal skills and a keen sense of the complex and multidimensional needs of students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the issues in delivery of healthcare to late adolescents and young adults (experience working with a college age population preferred);
  • Working knowledge of public and preventive health principles and practices;
  • Experience in overseeing office-based laboratory functions (CLIA waived and microscopy) or the ability to pursue training to acquire such skills; and
  • Knowledge of and experience in quality improvement and accreditation activities.

The successful candidate will possess personal qualities that include: (1) Passion for the student population, commitment to improving student health and a keen sense of the diverse needs of student patients. (2) A commitment to patient-centeredness and to improving the health of all students – individually and collectively. (3) Strong interpersonal, communication and human relations skills including excellent verbal and written skills. Director will be a highly effective communicator who expresses and disseminates relevant, accurate information in a timely manner, encourages open, two-way communication with staff and patients and follows up on issues and questions of staff and patients. The Director will present information clearly and concisely, and will have the ability to build and sustain consensus among staff. (4) Collaborative. The Director will work in partnership with the Assistant Vice Chancellor and others in the Health and Wellness area and Student Affairs. (5) Comfortable working both independently and in a team environment.

About Rutgers-New Brunswick

Rutgers-New Brunswick, the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Ranked among the world’s top 60 universities, with more than 41,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 10,000 faculty and staff members, diversity is one of the greatest strengths of the university experience at Rutgers. With one of the largest residence life programs in the nation, Rutgers-New Brunswick has 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students housed in 145 buildings on five campuses in New Brunswick/Piscataway. Residence Life programs and services strive to build community, support diversity, provide leadership opportunities, respond to individual community issues, and promote academic success. For more information, please visit:

Spanning New Brunswick, Piscataway, and adjacent towns in central New Jersey, Rutgers–New Brunswick is at the epicenter of America’s northeast corridor that runs from Boston to Washington, D.C.—with excellent air, rail, bus, and highway connections to all points. The vibrant city of New Brunswick, with its restaurants, theaters, parks, medical centers, and corporate headquarters, is the geographic midpoint of New Jersey—just 41 miles from New York City and 66 miles from Philadelphia. The Jersey shore, Appalachian mountain trails, and the pristine Pine Barrens biosphere are also only an hour away. Adjacent town, Franklin Township was recently ranked as one of the top 25 places to live in America.

Application Procedure and Timeline

Rutgers University has partnered with Keeling and Associates, LLC (K&A) in this search process. Candidates must submit an application (resume, cover letter and 3 references) through the Rutgers’ job applicant portal: Only online applications accepted.

A confidential review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be addressed to Dr. Jan Walbert, Vice President and Senior Consultant for Executive Search, Keeling & Associates,

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Gettysburg College Executive Director, Center for Career Development

Dynamic Leader Sought to Enhance Career Exploration for Students

In a new leader for the Center for Career Development, Gettysburg College seeks energy, creativity, passion, and experience. Keeling & Associates is pleased to join the College in announcing a renewed national search for the Executive Director of the Center for Career Development (CCD). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build upon a strong existing foundation and to lead a productive staff focused on student development while developing and actively sharing a vision for the Center that will engage both internal and external audiences. The CCD and the College are looking to this new leader to define the next level in career development, and to work toward reaching it.

The Executive Director will join Gettysburg College at an exciting time, with a newly constructed home for the CCD on the horizon in Fall 2018. The CCD will be in the center of student life on campus, and in close proximity to other student services and leadership programs. The Executive Director will be expected to take full advantage of this greater visibility for the CCD, and to develop creative and exciting opportunities for the staff to collaborate further with students, faculty, and staff.

The Executive Director oversees the design and implementation of a comprehensive plan of educational opportunities and experiences for students, beginning in the students’ first year and continuing through graduation, that prepare them for their educational or professional lives as Gettysburg alumni.  Gettysburg College’s Strategic Plan, The Unfinished Work, highlights the ongoing strategic importance of the Career Development process.

The Executive Director reports to the Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students and is expected to provide vision, strategic direction, and day-to-day management of the Center for Career Development. Key areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing leadership across campus to support students’ career preparation and professional aspirations by creating strong connections and partnerships with faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and employers;
  • Leading the staff and managing the operations of the Center for Career Development, and, through the effective use of technology and data, monitoring outcomes;
  • Developing and continually evaluating a vision for the future of the Center that takes into account changing demographics on campus, and trends and developments in the field; and
  • Ensuring that appropriate services and support are made available to alumni as they navigate their careers.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in an appropriate and related field; a comparable combination of academic preparation and experience will be considered
  • Minimum of seven years of related professional experience with a track record of progressive administrative responsibility, preferably in career development, including at least four years of experience supervising professional staff and managing the functions of an office or organization
  • Demonstrated broad understanding of career development and the expectations of today’s employers, including familiarity with current job search strategies, job market trends, and recruitment methodologies
  • Demonstrated commitment to a climate that welcomes and supports diversity
  • Ability to interact with students, faculty, and staff to build partnerships within the institution
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills and demonstrated ability to share the case for supporting the work of the Center with parents, alumni, and donors
  • Appreciation and understanding of the values and priorities of a residential liberal arts college

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with a college-age population
  • Experience managing a complex organization
  • Deep awareness of the culture of a residential liberal arts college through personal experience

The new Executive Director will inherit a culture of success. Gettysburg has recently been recognized by the Princeton Review among the top colleges and universities in the country that “pay you back,” ranking #11 for internship opportunities, and has been featured in their publication “50 Colleges that Create Futures.” The College is ranked #15 for the best alumni network. The CCD has successfully engaged over 2,000 volunteers (alumni, parents and friends of the College) to support career experiences for students.

The College has partnered with Keeling & Associates, LLC, in this search process. Application materials should include a resume and a cover letter that clearly addresses the candidate’s passion and qualifications for the role.  Application materials must be sent, preferably asPDFs, to The subject line of the email should read “Gettysburg – CCD.” A confidential review of applications will begin on September 20, 2017, and will continue until the appointment is made.

Nominations, expressions of interest, and requests for confidential conversations about the position prior to application are welcome and should be directed to Jeff Ewing, the K&A senior consultant leading this search, at

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.


Keeling & Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Glenn Egelman

Keeling & Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Glenn Egelman as Associate Dean for the Colonial Health Center at George Washington University. Read the full announcement of his appointment.