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Interim Health & Counseling Center Director

Health and Counseling

The Interim Health and Counseling Center (HCC) Director oversees the HCC staff and programs, with the goal of supporting the health and wellbeing of all Reed students. Specifically, the Director organizes, implements, and directs the student health services program including both health and counseling services. In this role, the Director will implement policies, procedures, and standards for the efficient, inclusive, safe, and effective operation of the center. This includes planning and organizing the HCC’s day-to-day operations, staff, schedules and special events, in pursuit of established goals and objectives. During the Director’s tenure, the HCC will undergo a comprehensive review as part of a campus-wide effort to enhance student success and equity, and the Director will be invited to participate directly in the process. This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to serve students in the process of leadership transition and future planning.  

The Interim Health and Counseling Center Director is a full-time, exempt position with an expected end date of August 31, 2019. The annual salary is $110,000. Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer and many other campus amenities, such as library borrowing privileges, membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse and discounted TriMet transit passes.

Who You Are

  • You have demonstrated leadership experience in a clinical setting
  • You clearly articulate your ideas and actively listen to others, always seeking to build collaborative working relationships
  • You have experience managing a multidisciplinary team of licensed professionals in a clinical setting
  • You enjoy working with and supporting college students from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds and experiences, primarily 18-23 years of age, who are engaged in a rigorous and transformative educational experience on a residential campus
  • You give thoughtful feedback and are equally comfortable receiving it
  • You are self-motivated and love solving complex problems
  • You bring a fresh perspective to our team
  • You are committed to equity and inclusion with a demonstrated ability to build and sustain a culture of collaboration and inclusion
  • You are familiar with relevant compliance requirements and risk mitigation
  • You are familiar with modern principles and practices of health and counseling management and supervision
  • You are known to exercise sound judgement and respond well to crises
  • You communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

What You’ll Do (Essential Duties)

  • Provide outstanding leadership and management to a staff of 20, including professional development, training, conflict resolution, and guidance toward department, division, and institutional goals
  • Collaborate with medical and counseling teams within the HCC
  • Collaborate with other Reed departments in and beyond the Student Services Division to advance student health and wellness promotion and overall student success
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with medical, psychiatric, and mental health services in the community
  • Oversee the department budget


  • Licensed as a Psychologist, Physician or Nurse Practitioner in the State of Oregon with two years’ management experience supervising others in a health clinic/facility; or any similar combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform the work
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge related to the medical and legal aspect of healthcare regulations and compliance

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required for submission. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • How would this position contribute to pursuit of your long-term professional goals?
  • Which professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

As you apply online, you will also be expected to provide an answer to the following:   

  • If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, June 1, 2018. This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.

Reed College’s goal is to reply to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.