Executive Director, Student Wellness Services

Queen's University - Kingston, ON (30+ days ago)

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Queen’s University is embarking on a search for an Executive Director, Student Wellness Services – a key member of the university’s student services team who leads the delivery of quality services and supports that play a critical role in promoting student health, wellbeing and success.

The Role of the Executive Director, Student Wellness Services

The Executive Director will champion the mission of Student Wellness Services (SWS), which is to provide welcoming, confidential, and integrated services that are responsive to the needs of the university’s increasingly diverse student population. The Executive Director will demonstrate a commitment to supporting the personal, academic and social wellbeing of students by providing a broad range of responsive health, wellness, and accessibility-related programs and services. Reporting to the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, the Executive Director, Student Wellness Services will lead a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of medical, mental health and accessibility services, health promotion programming, and the Regional Assessment and Resource Centre. The Executive Director will oversee the new Côté Sharp Student Wellness Centre and the Neil Rossy and Gregory David Health Promotion Hub, located at the heart of campus in Mitchell Hall. The co-located spaces offer integrated health and wellness services in a modern, centralized space.

The Executive Director will develop and implement long-range strategic plans that ensure financial and operational sustainability, and that maximize students’ awareness of and access to the full range of SWS services. This position is responsible for maximizing the capacity of an integrated inter-professional model - developing programs, policies and processes that support highly sensitive and often urgent circumstances and provide excellent services that compassionately respond to the evolving needs of the student population. Success in the role will involve supporting the SWS staff, developing positive relationships and collaborations with staff and faculty members and partners across the University, and ensuring the appropriate development, maintenance and communication of policies and procedures to address current and anticipated future student needs. This position will play a key role in improving and expanding student services to enhance the student experience. The Executive Director will also develop positive external relationships and collaborations through participation in sector-wide networks and committees.

To be considered for this role, you must hold a post-secondary degree and a tenure of successful senior leadership experience. You will have experience leading multi-disciplinary teams in delivering front line services. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to resolve crisis situations within highly complex and sensitive environments, and bring creativity and problem-solving skills to address existing issues and anticipate future challenges. Successful candidates will also have a demonstrated commitment to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion and Indigenous initiatives. Experience championing advocacy and building partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to improve and expand service delivery will be critical in this role. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, collaborator, and strategic planner, with deep empathy and a strong understanding of diversity, cross-cultural issues, and building an inclusive environment for students and staff. The successful candidate will possess the ability to effectively support staff within SWS, demonstrate respect, dignity and integrity in interpersonal relationships, and to demonstrate positive personal coping and wellness strategies.

About Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario

Queen’s is located on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples.

Ne Yonterihwayenhstahkwa’kó: wa nene Yonontí: yo akáowenk tká: yen tsi niyohwentsyà: ke tsi nón: we ne Rotinonhsyón: ni táhnon ne Ratirón: taks thatinákere

Gichii Ogiimaa Ikwe gichii-gakina’amaadii’igamig owedi ayaamagad Anishinaabeg idash Naadaweg gaa dan’akiyaad

One of Canada’s leading universities, Queen’s has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence, research, student experience and leadership, and engaged alumni. Home to over 24,000 students, Queen’s boasts an undergraduate graduation rate of 93 per cent, diverse learning opportunities, a broad range of students services and supports, unmistakable school spirit, and a tight-knit global network of 159,000 alumni in 153 countries. Graduates from Queen’s University are part of an international community of lifelong learners and accomplished leaders.

Queen’s University is highly-ranked in Canada for student experience, taking an inclusive approach, and offering learning beyond the classroom; this experience includes a wealth of student clubs, as well as a robust international exchange program with more than 220 partners. Queen’s research-intensive environment and interdisciplinary program offerings provide students with the comprehensive and nimble skills required in today’s competitive and evolving workforce with 91 per cent of Queen’s graduates employed within six months after graduation.

Student Wellness Services

The Division of Student Affairs at Queen’s University strives to offer diverse opportunities that engage students, support their unique needs and well-being, and help them prepare for future success. Situated within Student Affairs, Student Wellness Services provide a broad range of health, wellness, and accessibility-related programs and front-line services that support the personal, academic and social accomplishments of students. The mission of Student Wellness Services is to provide welcoming, confidential, and integrated services that are responsive to the needs of students.

To explore this key leadership position at Queen’s further, please contact Jane Griffith or Dania Zargaran at dania.zargaran@odgersberndtson.com or submit your resume and related information in confidence online at https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/16055.

Queen’s University is an equal opportunity employer. The university invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities/racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Queen’s University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.
Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at hradmin@queensu.ca .