Director of Health & Wellness/Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Goshen College seeks to fill the position of Director of Health & Wellness. This position fosters well-being and success by identifying concerns and directing care support for students facing life events (personal, emotional, medical and/or others) that may interfere with their academic and personal goals.  They are a key member of  the Office of Student Life at Goshen College, and using a proactive, collaborative, and student-centered approach.

The Director of Health & Wellness supervises three campus counselors and offers clinical supervision. The director also supervises the student life services coordinator. Supervision responsibilities include coordination of services and staffing students that need care management, health records management, and health and mental health promotion initiatives. The director individually supports counselors in assessing each student’s needs and explores resources within Goshen College and/or the Goshen/Elkhart community to facilitate connections to the most appropriate support for crisis intervention and suicide prevention education. The director’s work requires regular contact with students and their parents, faculty, senior administration, campus partner staff, and the public for health and mental health coordination on or off campus. The director works with health systems and psychiatric units to return to campus after student hospitalization.

The director will collaborate with the Academic Success Center staff for supporting students that are identified in the early alert system. The director serves on the early intervention team and works alongside the retention team for support of student success in the classroom. Teaching opportunities are available based on the director’s qualifications for courses in Student Life, CORE, and other academic courses such as Identity, Community, and Culture, Wellness, and Student Leadership.

The director assists students in accessing on and off-campus resources, planning and setting goals related to their care, continuing with the appropriate level of care, as needed, and/or re-entering the College after a medical leave of absence. The director is the primary point of contact for the medical leave of absence and medical withdrawal. Additionally, this position will assist with outreach and education for the campus community (students, staff, and faculty) regarding identification and intervention for students of concern, and assist in the development of a network of community providers to supplement on campus services. The director will supervise the health services area and student life services coordinator for developing the student health services contract with the local health provider. The director will supervise peer wellness educators for developing health and wellness activities and workshops on campus.

The director will be knowledgeable on health care services and budget needs for the activities that will be developed. The director will possess intercultural awareness and responsiveness for all components of their health outreach-oriented work, and specific knowledge, experience, and skills working with all students.

The director will receive, assess, and respond to online, in person, and electronic student reports of potential discrimination and harassment violations. The director will meet with students to determine appropriate resolutions related to discrimination and harassment incidents and implement sanctions and remedies following a formal grievance process. This includes advising, informal resolutions, notification of sanctions, and offering supportive measures. As appropriate, the director will refer reports to the appropriate grievance process or receive reports that fall within the discrimination and harassment policy. The director oversees discrimination & harassment reports procedures and policy, including the formal grievance process. The director collaborates with the director of diversity, equity, and inclusion on programming to incorporate mental health and well-being content for students.

The director will serve as Title IX deputy coordinator, whose primary responsibility is coordinating the College’s response to reports of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, stalking, domestic and dating violence. The Title IX deputy coordinator conducts the intake of all Title IX reports, coordinates the implementation of safety and supportive measures, advises students filing formal complaints, oversees the informal resolution process, and implements sanctions and remedies following from a formal Title IX grievance process. As a member of the Title IX office, the Title IX deputy coordinator reports to and collaborates with the Title IX Coordinator on the Title IX policy, campus-wide training on reporting processes, data collection and annual reporting, and formal grievance processes.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in social work, counseling, registered nurse or related health or mental health field is preferred.
  • Possession of, or eligibility to obtain, an appropriate license (i.e., LSW, LCSW, LMHC, LPC, LMFT, RN) or case management certification is preferred.
  • Three years of experience in counseling, pastoral counseling, crisis interventions, or case management or the equivalent is preferred.
  • Knowledge of care management, intake/assessment and counseling techniques is preferred.
  • Experience in or knowledge of trauma-informed sexual violence response or knowledge of Title IX compliance as it relates to sexual harassment and discrimination
  • Experience working with students in crisis and creating behavioral intervention plans and/or care coordination is preferred.
  • Experience in working with discrimination and harassment situations in the work environment and college students
  • Ability to work effectively with students from diverse backgrounds attending highly selective institutions with a broad range of campus groups, departments, and organizations is preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures involved in risk assessment in a college or university setting is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with documenting and managing confidential records
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating meetings and helping groups and organizations to work and collaborate more effectively
  • Enlist others’ support in accomplishing objectives and/or to pursue a course of action

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or other health professional license
  • Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with students, staff, faculty, and community members from a diverse population
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Commitment to a student-oriented environment
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with internal campus community
  • Strong technology skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • Strong written communication and public speaking skills
  • Experience in institutional or organizational change

Essential Functions

Care Coordination and Education – 60%

  • Meet individually with students of concern or who may have acute needs (and their families, if necessary) to complete intake, coordinate and provide ongoing care management in an effort to ensure appropriate services are in place.
  • Provide supervision to campus counselors for case staffing and referrals to internal and external health and mental health resources
  • Facilitate medical leaves of absence with the dean of students and Office of Orientation, Retention, and Transfer and support students returning from medical leaves of absence to facilitate personal and academic success as they return to campus.
  • Establish care and safety plans with students for on-going support and well-being and in partnership with other care support network staff as needed.
  • Provide appropriate ongoing follow-up with students in person or by phone/email for continuity of care and accountability and to evaluate successes, barriers, and/or gaps in support.
  • Oversee the process for responding to discrimination & harassment incidents which includes receiving reports, advising students of options for support, informal resolutions, supportive measures, sanctions.
  • Oversee the procedure and policy, including the formal grievance process for discrimination and harassment incidents.
  • Work closely with campus partners to facilitate coordinated and holistic support measures for students, including risk and safety assessments, and supportive measures during grievance processes.
  • Collaborate with the director of diversity, equity, and inclusion on programming to incorporate mental health and well-being content for students.
  • Manage the Benevolence Fund that supports students with financial, housing, mental health bills, etc.
  • Provide services to a diverse campus community to support campus and individual mental health, wellness, and skill development. Specific knowledge, experience, and skills in providing services to a diverse student population including Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color and LGBTQI students is preferred.
  • Collaborate with residence life staff to create a system to respond to work hours and after hours or weekend emergencies to ensure continuous support for students.
  • Provide supervision to Master’s level students doing their graduate internship in counseling, social work or human services related fields.
  • Serve on the Retention Intervention team for early intervention meetings and responses to students that present high emotional and social needs.
  • Build relationships with and maintain a network of community providers and resources that meet the needs (medical, financial, and otherwise) of the student population so that off-campus referrals can be made intentionally and successfully.
  • Develop and facilitate the peer wellness educator program to assist students in supporting fellow students around wellness and mental health resourcing.
  • Collaborate with DEI, Athletics, Residence Life, Campus Safety, and Interpersonal Violence Prevention for understanding health and mental health needs of all students.
  • Serve on the CARE team and offer expertise in mental health care and referrals.
  • Assume other responsibilities as directed by the Vice President of Student Life, Hispanic Serving Initiatives, and Dean of Students in matters related to student well-being.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator – 25%

  • Receive, assess, and respond to online, in person, and electronic student reports of potential Title IX violations.
  • Collaborate with Student Life personnel for risk and safety assessment, care and safety planning, and implementation of appropriate supportive measures.
  • Meet with students to file a formal complaint and determine appropriate resolution options.
  • Coordinate and document informal resolution processes.
  • Consult with the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Director of Human Resources, the Athletic Director, and coordinator of student conduct, and other campus entities on reports that may intersect with Title IX issues. As appropriate, refer reports to the appropriate grievance process or receive reports that fall within the Title IX policy.
  • Refer formal grievance proceedings to the Title IX Coordinator.
  • Implement sanctions and remedies following a formal grievance process.
  • Document and manage report data from intake to referral or resolution, including Clery reporting by campus safety.
  • Lead campus education about Title IX reporting, the role of responsible employees, and sexual violence resources.
  • Collaborate with prevention education coordinator on campus-wide education and training.
  • Participate in annual Title IX training.
  • Meet regularly with the Title IX coordinator.
  • Support Title IX policy development and reporting implementation.
  • Serve as a member of the Title IX Advisory committee.
  • Collaborate with ITS, campus safety, and Human Resources on online training programs, case management processes, and data retention.

Administrative Responsibilities – 15%

  • Coordinate the scheduling system for counseling appointments with GC Counseling Services.
  • Health records data management in collaboration with the Student Services Coordinator (HIPAA,FERPA Retention, etc.).
  • Offer supervision to the student life services coordinator.
  • Is a member of the Retention Intervention Team.
  • Manage the Vector Solutions courses for students and monitor compliance.
  • Maintain confidential health and conduct records related to student counseling, Title IX processes, discrimination and harassment processes, and student care.
  • Participate in bi-monthly Student Life Department meetings.
  • Participate in the broader Student Life activities and programs
  • Participate in division wide events as needed (Move-In Day, Launch/Orientation, etc.) to support colleagues and ensure these events run smoothly.
  • Complete a health and wellness annual report.

Candidates must be committed to the community standards, mission and core values of Goshen College.

All of the essential job functions are subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform other job-related instructions as requested by the supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and may change at the option of the (supervisor or department head). Any major change will result in the position being reviewed for reclassification.

Benefits:

  1. Health insurance (employee premium 100% covered)
  2. Dental, vision, life and LTD insurance
  3. Relocation expenses reimbursed
  4. Retirement plans
  5. Tuition discounts
  6. Free employee membership to Recreation/Fitness Center
  7. Flexible Spending Account
  8. Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave

See our website for additional benefit information.

About Goshen College

Goshen College is a nationally-ranked college and Hispanic-Serving Institution in Indiana renowned for its distinctive hands-on, real-world educational opportunities, and its commitment to creating positive change in the community and the world. The college offers over 65 undergraduate areas of study as well as best-in-class graduate programs in nursing, business administration, social work, and environmental education. This caring, safe and diverse campus prides itself on providing excellent academic programs that connect arts with sciences, and theory with practice—exposing students to multiple perspectives and encouraging them to think deeply, live creatively, and lead purposefully.

The college is located in the City of Goshen in the heart of Elkhart County, within several hours of Chicago, Indianapolis, and Detroit. Residents of Goshen enjoy a culturally diverse small-town atmosphere with an active arts community, a vibrant and entrepreneurial downtown, the Maple City Greenway network of bicycle paths, and affordable housing prices. Learn more at goodofgoshen.com.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please be sure to provide all required materials noted below, as incomplete applications may not be considered. Application materials may be attached to the Administrative Faculty Application Form or sent electronically to hr@goshen.edu.

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Review of applications will begin January 3, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. With a commitment to building a diverse faculty and staff, underrepresented persons are encouraged to apply.

E-Verify Statement of Participation

Goshen College participates in E-Verify. If you are hired, we will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

Human Resources
Goshen College
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795

E-mail: hr@goshen.edu
Telephone: (574) 535-7111