Job Details

Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 1989530
  • Location: University Park, PA
  • Position Type: Health and Medical Services

Senior Director, University Health Services

WE Are
Searching to fill the role of Senior Director for University Health Services (UHS) at the Pennsylvania State University. UHS attends to the physical health needs of 45,000 students on the University Park campus by providing high quality care with pharmacy, laboratory, physical therapy, x-ray, student health insurance, and emergency medical services. UHS also provides central advice and oversight for student health services and issues on 19 other Penn State undergraduate campuses.

What YOU Will Do
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, you will provide institutional, strategic, and management leadership and direction for student health services, comprised of a nationally accredited ambulatory healthcare center on the University Park campus, and will be responsible for a $40 Million budget.

What YOU Need to be Successful
Education: An advanced degree in a relevant field (medicine, healthcare administration, public health, or other related field) or MD or DO with Board certification or Board eligibility in primary care.

Required experience/skills include:
  • A thorough understanding and knowledge of clinical practices and health care administration
  • Proven success in a management/leadership role
  • Clear understanding of the direction and future of health services

    Preferred experience/skills include:
  • At least eight years of experience in health care administration, most notably college health administration
  • Experience directing the operations of a student health organization in a college or university environment
  • Knowledge and experience in the oversight of clinical services, pharmacy, laboratory, physical therapy, and emergency medical services
  • Experience efficiently managing fiscal, human resources, and risk management issues
  • Strategic planning, budgeting, and financial management experience
  • A high level of cultural competence in working with diverse populations
  • Involvement in professional organizations at the regional or national level

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    Employment at Penn State University includes many benefits and rewards, including:

  • Comprehensive relocation package
  • Professional development
  • 75% Tuition discount for you and your family
  • Safe and diverse community
  • College sporting event mecca
  • World-Class entertainment facilities and events
  • Cultural events
  • Good public education system
  • Activities for all stages of your life

    Penn State and University Health Services are committed to, and accountable for, advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. University Health Services is committed to the development of a safe and inclusive community that fosters academic, social, cultural, and personal growth. We strive to enable students to develop respect and responsibility for themselves and their community.

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