Executive Director, Wilkins Wellness Center & Behavioral Health Services

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Shenandoah University
Winchester, Virginia
Full-time, benefited position
Oct 16, 2019
Nov 20, 2019
Management, Nurse
Full Time

Shenandoah University is seeking qualified Advanced Practice RN's for the position of Executive Director, Wilkins Wellness Center & Behavioral Health Services. This is an 11-month benefited position located on our main campus in Winchester, Virginia. 

Wilkins Wellness Center (WWC) is an ambulatory, acute-care facility which provides health care services to Shenandoah University students and other members of the university community including staff, faculty and visitors. In addition, it operates a counseling center focused on behavioral counseling.

The executive director will be an advanced practice RN with ability to practice independently in the state of Virginia. The ideal candidate will have a deep level of knowledge in care across the age spectrum as well as all aspects of health and wellness.

The executive director of Wilkins Wellness Center (WWC) will direct and provide oversight and leadership of the Behavioral health programs including, daily operations of both centers, ensuring compliance with regulatory and professional standards. The executive director provides health education for SU students through the team of nurses and counselors on staff.  This may include individual counseling, workshops, and promotional materials in print and on the website.  The WWC executive director supervises the health services staff, provides direct patient care, and co-ordinates referrals as needed.  This employee develops departmental policies and procedures; coordinates university-wide health-related emergency response; and provides strategic planning, assessment and evaluation for the unit.

The executive director reports to the Vice President for Student Success and is a participating member of the Student Success Leadership Team, Critical care team, and coordination of care activities across the wellness spectrum. 

*Note: This is a full-time, 11-month position with some evenings and weekend work required. The month of July is the designated month off; but there will be the expectation of continuing skills development.  

Specific duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan, supervise, and provide day-to-day operation of the comprehensive student health services program by providing the clinical care and treatment after triage by the nurse
  • Direct, supervise and provide clinical guidance to the Health Services Team as well as the Behavioral team.
  • Provide consultation to students as appropriate; refer students to appropriate health care providers, agencies, and services.
  • Hire, train, evaluate and provide oversight for the assigned staff, volunteers and interns.
  • Oversee contracted service providers including vendors with assistance of the office manager to assure appropriate access to information, medications and other necessary treatment services.  Manage relationships with existing external resources.
  • Determine program needs and formulate action plans that guide budget development and implementation.  Manage budgets for Wellness Center as well as Behavioral services.
  • Develop and implement educational programming for SU students.  Design and teach health-related workshops, trainings, and classes in formal and informal settings.
  • Conduct program needs assessment and evaluation, formulating and implementing policy and protocols as needed to maintain effective operation.  Providing strategic planning for both units WWC and Behavioral
  • Ensure department compliance with OSHA, HIPAA, CLIA standards and other regulatory environments.
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with campus staff to maintain a student-centered environment
  • Supervise and direct the health-related testing and administer prescription medication according to established treatment guidelines.  Coordinate other health services programs, i.e., immunizations.  Provide oversight for health promotion and disease prevention efforts campus wide, including crisis management and CSID activities as needed
  • Participate, prepare and maintain records and reports with accuracy and confidentiality; complete health, safety, and other records and statistics with assistance from staff in both WWC and Behavioral
  • Supervise the distribution of compliance records as needed for students to meet academic requirement.
  • Serve as the coordinator for any public health incident on campus and act as the liaison to other University departments.
  • Provide health and safety consultations with campus personnel to plan and monitor health, safety, and disaster program.  Design and implement crisis intervention procedures for health-related emergencies as well as mental health emergencies.
  • Assist staff in maintaining a department in a safe, clean, and orderly condition; assure compliance with established safety procedures and regulations.  Maintain appropriate inventory of supplies and medications in both WWC and Behavioral service
  • Evaluate students for medical withdrawal from University courses and coordinate with academic administrators.
  • Provide guidance and coordination of health services for all off-campus sites.
  • Coordinate the use of this facility as a training center for student nurses, PA’s graduate counselors and others as appropriate in sub specialties (OT / PT)
  • Serve on university and community committees and councils that relates to the wellbeing of the university students, staff, and faculty.
  • Maintain current licensure and DEA number in the state of Virginia and comply with all rules and regulations governing the scope of practice of an independent APRN


  • Demonstrated ability to foster collaboration and effective communication across diverse groups of constituents;
  • Interest in, and ability for, problem-solving and long-term planning;
  • Ability to initiate and nurture collaborative partnerships;
  • Ability to meet deadlines within time constraints;
  • Ability to work with and proactively respond to an ethnically, culturally, and socially diverse students, staff, faculty, and other constituencies required.
  • Significant clinical experience (including public health and/or experience in general health, gynecology and urgent care/emergency);
  • Significant clinical experience with young adults;
  • Significant experience developing and administering department budget;
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining student health records and mandated health and privacy requirements;
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience over support staff and other staff as necessary;
  • Knowledge and experience in the care of patients, the administration of emergency/first aid treatment and triage practice method;
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with an ethnically diverse student and staff population.


  • Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority also known as an Advance Practice RN with licensure to practice independent of physician supervision in the state of Virginia is required. 
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice Preferred. Masters of Science in nursing mandatory
  • Administrative experience preferred
  • Public health experience preferred
  • Current practitioner in an urgent care setting with skills in GYN exams, suturing, etc.
  • License must be in good standing with no prior infractions or sanctions
  • 5+ years of experience in an emergency / urgent care setting and in-office experience a plus

Position requires a leader with a strong knowledge of health care issues regarding state and federal compliance and in dealing with health care privacy regulations.  Experience working with college-age students and willingness to function as a member of a team is desirable.

*Note: A pre-employment background check and drug screen will be required as a condition of employment. If the job requires driving for University business, a satisfactory driving record will also be required.

Complete application submissions will include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. All noted documents must be submitted in order to receive full consideration.

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