Exceptional Opportunity for Campus Health Leadership and Innovation

The University of Washington (UW) Hall Health Center, located on the Seattle campus, serves as the University’s student health service, providing primary care services to a diverse student population, as well as to employees and members of the surrounding community. The Executive Director of Hall Health Center (HHC) is an important contributor to the University’s commitment to the wellbeing of its students and to building a health promoting culture across the University. This is an outstanding opportunity to shape the future of a strong student health program located in a beautiful campus environment.

About the University of Washington

Founded in 1861, the University of Washington has been a hub for learning, innovation, problem solving and community building. Driven by a mission to serve the greater good, students, faculty, and staff tackle today’s most pressing challenges with courage and creativity, making a difference across Washington state—and around the world. Each year, UW inspires more than 60,000 students, on three different campuses, to learn from renowned experts in their field.  As a “best buy” public university, the goal is to make higher education accessible for all. Committed to excellence in training the next generation of health professionals and researchers, UW provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art, compassionate care by bringing together a top-rated medical school, an internationally recognized research organization, and a large network of providers and facilities across the region.

About the Role

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Life, the Executive Director is responsible for: managing the personnel, finances, and operations of HHC; providing direction and guidance that relies upon data and the expertise of the staff; developing a shared vision in a manner that is collaborative and inclusive of voices across the department and institution; identifying strategies to continue to fulfill the mission of HHC while looking ahead to the future; and supporting the broader educational mission of the University. As part of the Student Life Division, HHC, with the leadership of the Executive Director, strives to provide pathways for success for students and purposefully confronts and dismantles existing physical, social, and psychological barriers for minoritized students and communities, engaging in this work while learning and demonstrating cultural humility.

HHC provides direct patient care services and develops and implements programs to deliver services related to student life, public health, wellness, and control of communicable diseases on campus. As a clinical practice site of the UW School of Medicine, HHC contributes to the academic mission of the University by participating in clinical teaching and research activities as appropriate. HHC clinical providers hold concurrent appointments in one of the academic departments of the UW School of Medicine, with academic promotional pathways defined by the clinical tracks in the relevant departments. Clinical practice guidelines, standard of care, and quality monitoring are joint activities of the UW Medicine-affiliated clinical practice sites.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field (medicine, healthcare administration, public health, or other related field).
  • Minimum of five years, or equivalent, of successful work experience in healthcare administration in an organization of a similar size and level of complexity as Hall Health.
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of clinical practice, financial management, and healthcare administration.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High level of cultural competence.
  • Experience in college health administration or other higher education setting.
  • Clinical training and supervisory experience, such as an MD or DO or related credentials.
  • If a clinician, experience in clinical practice of primary care, medical specialty, or college health in the delivery of direct patient ambulatory care; and must be eligible to be licensed in the State of Washington.
  • Experience with online electronic medical records and medical billing operations
  • Experience in public relations/ diplomacy/ public speaking.

Benefits Overview

The anticipated hiring range is $200,000-$230,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience. The University of Washington offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package, including a variety of health option plans and generous retirement options.

Application Process

The University of Washington has partnered with Keeling & Associates in this search process. Application materials should include a resume/CV and a cover letter and must be sent, preferably as PDFs, to recruiting@keelingassociates.com. The subject line of the email should read “UW – Executive Director, HHC.” The review of applications will be ongoing with those materials received by May 26, 2023, receiving full consideration. The search will continue until the position is filled.

Confidential inquiries and nominations are welcome and should be directed to Dr. Liliana Rodríguez, Vice President and Senior Consultant, at lrodriguez@keelingassociates.com.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

The Division of Student Life acknowledges the Coast Salish people of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip, and Muckleshoot Nations.  Student Life is committed to developing and maintaining an inclusive climate that honors the diverse array of students, faculty, and staff. We strive to provide pathways for success and to purposefully confront and dismantle existing physical, social, and psychological barriers for minoritized students and communities. We engage in this work while learning and demonstrating cultural humility.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.