Director of Student Health Services

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

ID: 7061227
Posted: October 10, 2019
Application Deadline: November 7, 2019

Job Description

Old Dominion University (ODU) is seeking applications for the position of Director of Student Health services. ODU is located in Norfolk, Virginia, a vibrant metropolitan region of coastal Virginia. The institution is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution with a strong focus on student success and learning. The institution is proud of its rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,375 students form a diverse and multicultural community within seven academic colleges, 22 doctoral programs, and three hundred student organizations.

Reporting to the Senior Executive Director of Counseling Services, the Director oversees Student Health Services, a center with a staff of 19 and a budget of $2.6 million. Student Health Services is an auxiliary unit that provides healthcare services for students with an emphasis on holistic wellness and disease prevention and offers such services as lab work, immunizations, and ongoing care for chronic conditions. Health Services focuses on care that is coordinated and comprehensive, spans the health continuum, and considers cultural and social factors that impact health and support student academic success. The Director of Student Health Services engages in outreach activities across campus and collaborates closely with the offices of Health Promotion and the office of Counseling Services. Student Health Services is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

The successful candidate must possess a master’s degree in nursing or physician assistant and be licensed or eligible for licensure as an adult or family nurse practitioner or physician assistant in the State of Virginia. Also, the new Director must be certified or eligible for certification as an adult or family nurse practitioner through AACN or AANP, or certified or eligible for certification as a physician assistant through NCCPA. Additional licensure includes prescriptive authority in the State of Virginia and being eligible for DEA registration. Professionals with MD or DO degrees are also encouraged to consider this opportunity. The Director will have demonstrated progressively responsible and successful experience in the direction and administration of a health services program, urgent care or outpatient clinic, supervision of multi-disciplinary staff, budget management, and the ability to work with a diverse population.

Review of applications will begin November 7, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Laura Puckett-Boler at or Ellen Heffernan at . Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the Old Dominion University website at

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.


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