Brown University invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director of Health and Wellness Services, leading all aspects of comprehensive and integrated health care for students. The new Executive Director will join Brown at a time of tremendous momentum and opportunity, strengthening the integration of Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Health Promotion programs throughout the University within a caring campus community with strong support and dedication to holistic, student-centered health.
In recruiting for the Executive Director, Brown seeks a visionary, collaborative, and experienced physician leader, with a demonstrated commitment to students’ health, wellbeing, learning, and personal and academic success. Equally essential is having a holistic and broad, systems perspective with regard to mental health, health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment of illness and injury; and the disposition to advocate effectively for students and partner with other Campus Life departments and programs, students and their leaders and organizations, academic departments and members of the faculty, the Warren Alpert Medical School, and the community of local health professionals. The Executive Director must be a capable, respected, highly visible, and influential University citizen whose priorities are aligned with the Brown University mission.
Reporting to the Vice President of Campus Life and Student Services, the Executive Director of Health and Wellness provides strategic, administrative and clinical leadership for medical and mental health services for students at Brown University. This position will facilitate collaboration among all health and wellness departments – BWell Health Promotion, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Health Services – to provide high quality, comprehensive and collaborative care for a high achieving and globally diverse student population. This responsibility extends from overseeing, directing and planning clinical services to managing financial, administrative and all other functions of the health care delivery system. The Executive Director will create and foster partnerships across other areas in Campus Life and Student Services and throughout the University to encourage student-centered practices that support the objectives of the Division of Campus Life, and the University at large.
The Executive Director is responsible for setting and communicating policy for Health Services and CAPS and interpreting the policies set by Brown University. In addition, the Executive Director will have expert knowledge concerning the clinical issues facing the college age population and seek to build upon existing integrated models of care based on assessments of physical, psychological, emotional and environmental needs of student, including those associated with mental health and educational initiatives. The Executive Director will prepare and implement strategic planning efforts for health and wellness to maximize comprehensive counseling, health, and wellness programs, services and facilities; and will formulate, implement, and evaluate plans of care utilizing sound clinical judgment, with the goal of providing confidential, compassionate and culturally responsive care that fulfills the holistic needs of health and wellbeing of all Brown students.
Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.
With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown’s vibrant, diverse community consists of about 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries.
Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.
Brown is a leading institution for education, discovery, and global intellectual progress as well as one of the largest employers in Rhode Island. Working at Brown brings more than just a paycheck and generous benefits; it offers an opportunity to contribute to a greater good. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge and individual growth that defines higher education and enriches our community.
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, preferably in PDF format, and must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of the email should read “Brown University – Executive Director Health and Wellness.” 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 at jwalbert@KeelingAssociates.com.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status