Cal Poly Pomona


Recruitment No. N/A
Administrative Grade Level MPP III
Collective Bargaining Unit N/A
College/Department Student Health and Counseling Services
Timebase Full-time
Type of Appointment Management Personnel Plan (MPP III)
Application Materials Required University Application, Letter of Interest , current Vitae or Resume, and References Required
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Recruitment Closing Date Opened until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications recieved by January 20, 2014


Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Our ethnically diverse student population of approximately 21,000 enrolls in 60 baccalaureate, 26 master’s degree programs and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,000 faculty. We recruit students increasingly from throughout California and beyond. The students are success and career focused and extremely diverse. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions in the country, and within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and deserts. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff, and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world.


The mission of Student Health & Counseling Services is to provide education and medical services, and enhance psychological development and emotional well-being. To provide cost effective care that will assist students with information and the skills necessary to develop a healthy lifestyle while emphasizing a developmental and holistic approach to mental, physical health and wellness designed to facilitate growth, retention and graduation of students. The unit strives for excellence in student services by adhering to the values adopted by the Division, i.e. A Student Centered Philosophy, Integrity, Interconnectedness, Passion, Quality, and Richness of Diversity.  In keeping with these values, this position oversees a variety of medical and mental health services, as well as education, and prevention services. The Executive Director will supervise the licensed healthcare providers and counselors and is responsible for the success of clinical programs and services provided to Cal Poly Pomona students. The medical services are divided into six major components: clinical staff, nursing, ancillary services (laboratory, x-ray and pharmacy), health promotion and wellness, administrative services (medical records, reception and computer support) and administration.  The counseling and psychological services include assessment of student counseling needs, outreach programs, crisis intervention, and supervision of graduate level interns.


Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Student Services in the Student Affairs Division, the incumbent provides overall management, leadership and program direction of the department. The Executive Director oversees financial, human, physical, knowledge sharing, and technology resources within an integrated counseling, health and wellness department. The executive director provides university-wide leadership in the development of campus wide policies and procedures and implementation of programs and services that promotes healthy student choices and life management strategies. The incumbent develops long range strategic planning for comprehensive counseling, health and wellness programs, services and facilities; provides a locus for cooperative action related to student health and well-being with other departments, programs and organizations on and off campus; facilitates the work of the Student Health Advisory Committee, and represents the campus on system wide committees and in regional and national professional organizations.

The primary purposes of the position are: the assessment of student health and counseling needs; the development of programs and policies to maintain a fully accredited program; ensuring quality and culturally competent services; the management of a complex budget; the supervision of  staff consisting of approximately 55 individuals in clinical services, psychological/mental health counseling, nursing, ancillary services, health promotion, administrative services and graduate level interns; the maintenance and operation of facilities; and ensuring compliance with policy, legal, ethical, regulatory and licensing requirements.

The Executive Director is responsible for a full range of personnel actions including recruitments, hire and release recommendations, evaluations, and attendance documents. Determines budget plan for $5 million mandatory fee budget, $100,000 pharmacy fund and $1 million facilities fund and makes decisions about all plans and expenditures. The incumbent signs credit card expenditures, all budget documents, clinic, pharmacy and lab licenses; is the only legal holder of pharmacy keys; and interprets the implementation of accreditation guidelines.


Candidates must possess a master's degree or doctorate in health care administration, public health, medicine, counseling, psychology, educational administration, health administration or a related field AND five (5) years of professional leadership and management experience in a comparable health, counseling services, or related university program; effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to facilitate open discussions, and write clear and concise reports; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate and respond to multiple constituencies and make meaningful connections within and outside the department; the ability to lead and manage a student services organization; ability to understand, articulate, integrate and implement the college health and counseling models and current standards of professional practice and licensure; strong ability to deliver quality, student-centered, culturally competent services; ability to plan, organize, lead and evaluate performance and outcome measures of student programs and services; ability to manage complex budgets; ability to contribute to and influence the interface between Student Health & Counseling and the campus community, University policies, and broader regulatory, licensing and accreditation requirements; and ability to oversee, providing sound judgment and guidance, to staff involved in crisis intervention for a broad range of presenting problems and constituencies.

Finalists for this position may be required to submit to and successfully pass a background check prior to being hired.


Experience supervising and evaluating employees, resolving conflicts, problem solving and encouraging a diverse staff to work well together; progressively responsible leadership experience in a counseling and/or health care organization; knowledge of nationally recognized accreditation standards, processes and counseling and/or health care models; research background and or experience related to medical and/or mental health services; and experience with data collection/analysis, and related report writing are preferred.


The position is open until filled.  First consideration will be given to complete application packages received no later than January 20, 2014.  Early response is encouraged. All candidates must submit a 1) completed formal application, 2) resume, 3) letter of interest that includes a narrative detailing how the candidate satisfies the position description, and 4) the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references who can provide current assessments of the candidate’s qualifications for the position.  A case study presentation will be part of the interview process.

Please send electronic copies of application materials to or mail to:

Elena Aleman, Administrative Analyst
Student Health & Counseling Services Executive Director Search Committee
c/o Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue, Bldg. 26-110
Pomona, CA  91768-4020
(909) 869-2262

Direct inquiries and nominations to:
Christi Chisler (Chair, Student Health & Counseling Services Executive Director Search Committee)
Associate Vice President, Student Affairs Administration
Email address:



Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.


Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

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The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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