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Kansas State University
Posted: 08/29/2022
Executive Director of Student Health & Well-being Services

Executive Director of Student Health & Well-being Services


About This Role:

Kansas State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director of Student Health & Well-being Services. The executive director provides the vision and strategic leadership for a comprehensive and nationally accredited outpatient healthcare facility and a wide array of mental and physical health services and well-being programs. This role serves as the lead champion and administrative officer for a broad portfolio including Lafene Health Center, Counseling & Psychological Services, Morrison Family Student Well-being Center, and the Cats' Cupboard.


Reporting to the Morrison Family Associate Vice President for Student Well-being, the executive director plays a critical role leading the system's comprehensive outpatient healthcare facility, including mental and physical health services and other well-being programs. This individual is a key member of the Student Well-being Collaborative and a university leader to advise on student health and well-being matters.


In this role, the executive director will:


• Oversee the Infectious Disease Advisory Committee (IDAC) and Lafene Health Center's response to infections disease threats. Enforce privacy practices, ensuring all regulatory and licensing requirements are being met.

• Develop, plan, and manage annual budgets for all health and well-being services in the portfolio. Develop sound policies for any services that charge fees and ensure that such policies are administered and controlled appropriately.

• Lead and provide oversight of recruitment, training, supervising, developing, and evaluating all staff.

• Work closely with Kansas State University Facilities to ensure a safe, efficient, and effective environment in all physical spaces assigned and occupied by Lafene Health Center, Counseling & Psychological Services, Morrison Family Center for Student Well-being and Cats' Cupboard.

• Represent the department within Student Life and the broader university community; contribute and serve on key university and Student Life committees; assist in the cultivation of advancement opportunities.


Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:


Learn more about the Manhattan community at


We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the


What You'll Need to Succeed:



• Graduate degree with a concentration in public health, healthcare administration, public administration, or any related field required.


Knowledge and Work Experience:


• Eight to ten years of relevant experience in a field such as health care services and administration.

• Demonstrated effectiveness and ability to manage resources and develop financial plans.

• Experience with efficiently managing and deploying fiscal, human, physical, and technology resources, including managing unit and institutional risk.

• Must be able to convey clinical information in understandable terms and in accessible methods to a variety of audiences, including students, parents, staff, faculty, and university leadership.

• Experience in university health care services with the ability to inspire, train, manage, and effectively supervise staff consistent with university policies in a fair and equitable manner, including the ability to take corrective action.

• A systems thinker with a strategic mindset that aligns with the direction of an integrated student health, counseling, and well-being office. Knowledge of local and national issues and trends in primary health care including best practices for university health care services and healthy campus initiatives.

• Demonstrated commitment and leadership to foster a progressive and diverse work environment. Commitment to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated, and equity is a core value.

• Ability to achieve goals; establish unit priorities; develop, plan, and implement short and longrange unit goals, formulate policy, and organize and allocate resources consistent with Wellbeing, Student Life, and University priorities and strategies.

• Demonstrate an understanding of the value of and a commitment to building a culture of holistic well-being for the entire campus community. Personal attributes and qualities of tact, discretion, and creativity.

• Possess effective interpersonal and communication skills - to include strong consultative and collaborative skills, excellent presentation and writing skills, and proactive and responsive interpersonal skills. Must also possess strong negotiating skills, as well as the ability to analyze complex problems and implement creative solutions, including data-informed decision-making.

• Demonstrate a knowledge of and commitment to gender affirming care. Commitment to understanding the ways in which a patient's needs differ across populations and how a patient's identity/identities may affect their care or their experience within the healthcare system.

• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and Electronic Health Records.


Other Requirements:


• Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.


How to Apply:

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited.


Candidates should provide a resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile.


WittKieffer is assisting Kansas State University in this search.


Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's


Please direct all nominations and resumes to Eleanor Vogelsang, preferably via e-mail, to


Screening of Applications Begins:

For best consideration, apply by October 7, 2022.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.


Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


Advertised: 29 Aug 2022


Application Closes: Open until filled


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