Niagara University
  • Niagara University, NY, USA
  • per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

OUTSTANDING BENEFITS UNLIKE ANY OTHER. Low-cost health benefits, 8% 403b contribution, free tuition at Niagara University for you and eligible immediate family members, tuition exchange at other designated universities for eligible dependent children, generous holidays (20 days annually), PTO, and ½ day Fridays throughout the summer. Campus life is vibrant and offers free parking, on-site dining options, and fresh coffee at Tim Horton's and Starbucks, all in a beautiful park-like setting.

Niagara University is a liberal arts university, steeped in the Vincentian and Catholic traditions, with a total enrollment of nearly 4,300 students. Located just a few miles away from one of the world's premier tourism destinations, Niagara Falls, the university occupies a lovely campus overlooking the Niagara River gorge. Its close proximity to major cultural and business centers in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Toronto as well as the award-winning Niagara Wine Trail and several nearby cultural destinations make Niagara University an ideal place to work and live. If you'd like to know more, be sure to check out all of the NU Facts.


As the primary campus resource on all matters of student health, the Director of Student Health is responsible for efficient operations of the Student Health Center, assuring medical staff compliance with training and licensing requirements, and providing quality health education programs. The Director of Student Health Services will play a strategic role in implementing an integrated model of physical and mental health care that aligns with a mission of student-centered holistic wellness.


  • Establish strategic vision, administrative policies, procedures, and controls to assure the provision of high-quality health care and mental health care services to university students.
  • Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of services and programs to ensure conformity to Niagara's commitment to providing quality healthcare and mental healthcare in a student-centered facility.
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate all clinical and wellness education staff.
  • Ensure adequate staffing of clinics for the provision of services.
  • Conduct needs and outcomes assessments when appropriate.
  • Maintain knowledge of external regulations affecting health service and mental health service operations and ensure timely compliance with all federal, state, and local government mandates related to health care.
  • Pursue continued education and professional development and implement changes as appropriate.
  • Serve on Crisis Response Team and obtain preparatory training.
  • Create and implement policies, procedures, and programs based on trends and best practices in higher education.
  • Direct all budget planning and preparation and resource management using sound medical and fiscal parameters.
  • Collaborate with appropriate university personnel in reviewing ADA accommodation requests.
  • Considered essential personnel which means that this position may be needed when the University is closed or in emergency situations as determined by the supervisor;
  • Implement student outreach programs that foster healthy behaviors and lifestyles.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information (including but not limited to: student and employee personal information, student grades, etc.), both during and after their employment with the University. Any questions regarding the confidentiality of material should be referred to the supervisor. Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
  • Assist and collaborate with other campus departments and community agencies on health-related matters.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. Strong leadership abilities.
  2. Proven skills in organizational planning, data collection, assessment, resource management, and innovation.
  3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral.
  4. Comprehensive knowledge of trends and current best practices in college student healthcare
  5. Ability to establish collaborative relationships with a wide range of internal and external constituencies.
  6. A clear understanding of factors that influence the health behavior of college-age students, as well as government mandates affecting service delivery and/or students' relationship with the university, such as OSHA/DEC regulations and student immunizations.
  7. Proven abilities in supervision, decision-making, and multitasking.
  8. Ability to form strong working/collaborative relationships with students, faculty, and staff members while maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards;
  9. Excellent crisis management skills;
  10. Ability to work with a diverse student population;
  11. Strong interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
  12. Ability to work flexible hours.
  13. Ability to read and comprehend various forms, documentation, files, and information.
  14. Basic mathematical skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to be able to verify the accuracy of purchase order items and costs and to prepare a departmental budget.
  15. Sufficient manual dexterity with proficiency to handle various medical procedures and office machines including but not limited to computer, keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, copy machine, and fax.
  16. Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries, and effectively communicate with others.
  17. Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries, and communicate with others with or without reasonable accommodations.
  18. Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university business on an occasional basis.


  1. Master's Degree in health sciences, counseling, business administration, or a closely related feel (such as health care management, public health, or social work). NYS Registered Professional Nurse or Nurse Practitioner preferred.

  • Minimum of three years of experience in a supervisory role in a health-related field (director, assistant, or associate director), which includes program planning, administrative management, and supervisory experience.

  • Current CPR certification is minimally at the Basic Life Support (BLS) level for healthcare practitioners.

  • Experience in a college/university setting is strongly preferred.

  • A valid New York State driver's license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. Must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.


This position has been identified as requiring a cell phone to fulfill job responsibilities and for other business purposes. Compliance with the University's Employee Cell Phone for Business Use Policy is required.

Niagara University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all employees an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, pregnancy-related condition, ex-offender status, military status, veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law.

The university also does not tolerate any actual or attempted reprisals or retaliation against an employee who raises a sincere and valid concern regarding harassment, and/or retaliation is, therefore, strictly prohibited. This statement protects and covers the conduct of all employees without regard to job title or status.

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