Executive Mgtmt Director-Exec Mgt

Michigan State University
August 17, 2025
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Executive Mgtmt Director-Exec Mgt

Apply now Job no: 889523 Work type: Executive Management Major Administrative Unit / College: University Health And Wellbeing Department: University Health And Wellbeing Admin 40001259 Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience Location: East Lansing Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Education/Training, Research/Scientific, Student Services/Student Affairs, Advising/Counseling, Executive Management, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Working/Functional Title

Ex. Dir. Mental Health & Trauma Support Services

Position Summary

Under general supervision of the Assistant Provost/Executive Director of University Health and Wellbeing (UHW), serves as administrator and the UHW senior leadership team. Gives strategic, programmatic, and operational oversight to the department responsible for providing mental health and trauma treatment services to the MSU community (students, faculty, and staff). In collaboration with university colleges, campus departments, and external partners, establishes integrated services and manages an annual budget of approximately 8 million dollars.

This position would oversee the Mental Health and Trauma Support Services (MHTSS) Pillar of University Health and Wellbeing. The MHTSS is made up of units that provide mental health and trauma supportive services to students, staff, faculty, and retirees. The Executive Director supports and guides the development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of the various units in order to 1) increase the potential for academic/professional/social success and maximize quality of life, 2) decrease incidence of morbidity and mortality for individuals and the collective MSU community, and 3) improve the overall health of the campus community environment. Achievement of the job purpose it to be accomplished collaboratively with other UHW departments in a manner congruent with UHW mission, vision, and values.

Job Functions:

  • Unit Leadership:

  • Provides leadership and directs administrative, budget, logistical and other related functions for Mental Health and Trauma Support Services.
  • Allocates personnel and fiscal resources to maximize program accomplishments.
  • Establishes strategic partnerships to align and accomplish mutual program goals.
  • Strategizes and implements efforts to achieve integrated mental health and trauma response services across the campus and community.
  • Identifies and maintains knowledge of evidence-informed and theory-based initiatives; responds to emerging national mental health trends to promote student, employee, and community wellbeing.
  • Identifies industry “best practices” and develops programs that meet or exceed industry standards.
  • Manages department budget; identifies and pursues opportunities for funding, such as development and grants.
  • Works with campus partners to ensure MSU is setting and meeting mental health and wellbeing standards.
  • Researches and evaluates national initiatives to assess applicability to MSU.
  • Provides direction, supervision, and training. Responsible for recruitment, hiring and corrective/disciplinary action. Set performance standards, evaluate performance and provide staff opportunity for growth.
  • Strategic Planning and Program Implementation:

  • Partners with Office of Student Support & Accountability (OSSA), Undergraduate Education and the Graduate School, Human Resources, Faculty and Administrative Staff Affairs, and other stakeholders across campus and the East Lansing community to support community wellness initiatives such as implementation of the Okanagan Charter.
  • Collaborates with Campus Health Services & Health Promotion and Engagement to develop holistic approaches to health and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Plans and facilitates departmental strategic planning process including extensive literature reviews.
  • Works closely with University Health and Wellbeing and University Communications staff to promote program accomplishments, respond to emerging or sensitive issues and interact effectively with local & national media outlets.
  • Provides consultation to the UHW Executive Committee regarding division & department wellness goals.
  • Uses data to drive outcomes and decisions regarding continuation, re-design &/or elimination of activities.
  • Develops and implements programmatic and service enhancements as required by changing environments, including regulatory changes, technological advances, and effective service and delivery strategies.
  • Provides client/patient-centered services and solutions, including active engagement of the service populations.
  • Coordination of health equity initiatives and policies:

  • Develops policies and practices that promote the elimination of health disparities between student and employee populations and the achievement of optimal wellness of historically underserved and marginalized communities and those that have experienced historical and contemporary injustices.
  • Proactively recommends changes to established procedures and practices, programs, services, or communication strategies based on trends and observation to mitigate mental health and healthcare access disparities.
  • Provides consultation, guidance, and direction about policies and best practices for effective and inclusive communications to students, faculty, staff, and constituents.
  • Establishes dashboards to monitor student, faculty, and staff health outcomes and satisfaction within UHW, responding to disparities between student, faculty, and staff populations.
  • Collaborates with Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Office of Civil Rights, other Student Life and Engagement Division, and other community partners to support shared goals.
  • Develops programs and cultivates an environment that supports the mission of the university, the sustainable health plan and UHW strategic plans.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

    Required Degree

    Masters - Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatry, Public Health, or related field

    Desired Degree

    Doctorate - Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatry, Public Health, or related field

    Minimum Requirements

    At least 10 years' experience leading Mental Health and/or Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Services and Initiatives (including experience serving all three of the service populations – students, faculty, and staff).

    Experience managing resources within defined budgetary guidelines and ability to diversify funding sources.

    Experience conceptualizing, planning, implementing, and evaluating interventions and programming that is responsive to the needs and interests of a diverse populations, including students, faculty and staff and peer programs. Experience working with concepts and theories of multicultural education, student development, socio-ecological model-based approaches and health behavior change.

    Leadership experience and problem-solving skills in analyzing health promotion and wellbeing needs of emerging adults, especially college students. Experience conducting needs assessments and using results to guide programmatic decisions and budget allocations that require analytical skills. Experience planning and implementing effective policy/environmental change strategies.

    Experience as a supervisor recruiting, selecting, training, coaching, evaluating, retaining and mentoring employees. Specific experience and knowledge of work-life issues and best practices for work-life support and services are necessary.

    Experience with large complex organizations, such as universities, and demonstrated ability to work across unit lines, including experience with developing and facilitating the work of collaborative teams.

    Experience leading and facilitating group discussions and small group training sessions. Able to lead engaging and inclusive conversations and presentations that require advanced communication skills.

    Experience working collaboratively across a broad range of stakeholders, partners, and peers within the university. Must be able to use collaboration to achieve shared goals and objectives while building relationships and trust within one's department.

    Demonstrated commitment to ethical leadership and evidence-based best practices in management.

    Desired Qualifications

    Experience working with federal grant funding, specifically Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) funds.

    Required Application Materials
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Statement of leadership philosophy.
  • Special Instructions

    Hybrid position, East Lansing/ Remote. Three (3) days per week in office, with remote option up to two (2) days per week.

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    Remote Work Statement

    MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.



    Department Statement

    The University Health and Wellbeing (UHW) Division at Michigan State University (MSU) was established in 2022, bringing together 11 health and wellbeing promoting units together from across the university. UHW works to support all elements of physical, mental, and social health and wellbeing for students, faculty, and staff. The goal is to create a culture and environment which is supportive of all aspects of health and wellbeing. UHW, working with internal and external multi-disciplinary partners, will address the needs of the whole person through education, high quality programs, and services. In doing so, we will make the healthy choice the easy choice for all Spartans and provide access to needed resources to increase safety and stability, and prevent disease, injury, and mental health crises. The knowledge, skills, and behaviors learned and supported through MSU will improve health, well-being, and Spartan success across the lifespan.

    MSU Statement

    Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

    Advertised: Aug 17, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: Aug 17, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time

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