Executive Director, Hamre Center For Health & Wellness

Job Locations US-MN-St. Paul
Posted Date 1 month ago(11/1/2021 1:58 PM)
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Macalester College seeks to hire an Executive Director for the Hamre Center for Health &  Wellness (Hamre Center). The Executive Director is responsible for the vision, leadership,  budgetary, and administrative oversight of the Hamre Center, centering social justice, access,  anti-racism, and equity. The Executive Director will be responsible for continuing the integration of Disability Services into the Hamre Center to facilitate access and equity for students who  identify as disabled and promote universal design approaches. The Executive Director will engage leadership and advocacy across campus through policy development, advising with senior college leadership, outreach to faculty and other stakeholders, and through collaboration with student leaders.  The Executive Director serves as  the lead campus resource providing guidance and direction in the College’s efforts to prioritize  health, wellbeing, and campus accessibility as a foundation for lifelong success and resilience  while delivering quality service that meets the evolving needs of our student population. 


About the Hamre Center: 

The Laurie Hamre Center for Health & Wellness offers integrated medical, counseling, disability, health promotion, and sexual violence prevention services and programs for all students and serves as a resource supporting the entire Macalester community’s effort to build a healthy campus. We are dedicated to providing care, support, and connection to resources for students of all identities.


The mission of the Laurie Hamre Center for Health & Wellness is to create a healthy community by working with students to achieve physical, emotional and social well-being while promoting the value of life-long learning and health.


  • Provide vision, strategic planning, leadership and budget oversight for the Hamre Center  to advance the college and divisional mission, centering social justice, accessibility, anti-racism, and equity. 
  • Lead Hamre Center efforts in implementing social and environmental strategies that  enhance student health and well-being at the community level. Serve as the primary voice  of the college on health and wellbeing. Partnering with leadership at the college, faculty and staff development programs, and other initiatives to cultivate a sense of shared responsibility amongst staff, faculty, and students for centering wellness and universal design in curricula and programs/services. 
  • Collaborate with Institutional Research, Office of Student Affairs, and other relevant entities to leverage institutional data and resources in the advancement of population health initiatives, policy development, faculty development and outreach. 
  • Elevate the LHCHW as a clearinghouse of public health, wellness, inclusivity and accessibility. Engage staff in the LHCHW in advancing these priorities through all elements of the center’s activities and functions. 
  • Directly supervise 5 professional staff members who serve as directors and operations  manager of the Hamre Center (Medical Director, Director of Counseling, Director of  Health Promotion and Sexual Respect, Director of Disability Services, Operations  Manager). Additionally, indirectly supervise approximately 23 staff members who report  to the aforementioned directors and operations manager, as well as various seasonal and  contracted professionals, graduate interns, student staff and volunteers. 
  • Lead staff professional development initiatives; oversight and completion of staff  performance evaluations; participate in and supervise human resources decisions  including recruitment, hiring, training and retention of personnel. 
  • Advocate for the resources necessary for the department leadership to develop strategies for primary prevention, harm-reduction, intervention and postvention  of student health concerns (physical, behavioral, psychological) and a shared  responsibility of student well-being across the campus community. 
  • Prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. Participate in planning for and  coordinating campus responses and providing as needed support to students in the event  of public health and/or campus emergency/crisis.  
  • Manage and ensure that all necessary compliance metrics are reached and maintained.  Staying well-informed of practice standards set by ACHA, IACS, and other organizations  relevant to the practice of college health and ensuring that current Hamre Center practices  are aligned with industry standards.



  • Advanced degree in public health, healthcare administration, higher education, social work, psychology, business, health care provider, mental health/counseling, population-level health, or related field. Licensed clinicians are encouraged/welcomed to apply but no licensing is required for this position.
  • Five or more years of administrative/management experience, preferably in a college  health, college counseling, or college wellbeing environment.  
  • Five or more years supervisory experience, preferably of a multidisciplinary staff
  • Demonstrated experience in operational and strategic planning, fiscal operations/budgeting, and  personnel management.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.  
  • An understanding of the diverse health and wellbeing issues facing college students.  
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing health and counseling initiatives to meet the  needs of a diverse student population as well as a commitment to supporting historically  under-served populations. Firm understanding of HIPAA, FERPA, The Clery Act, Title  IX, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  

Additionally, preferred candidates will have the following: 

  • Hands on experience in the public health field. A passion for staying up to date on issues, trends and best practice standards associated with primary health care, health promotion (including  AOD), disability services, and sexual violence prevention.  
  • Administrative experience in a higher education/college health environment or demonstrated understanding of the health and wellness priorities unique to a collegiate setting.
  • Experience in assessment tools and strategies to enhance services and make decisions. 
  • Experience managing acute public health issues, such as infectious disease outbreaks,  drug addiction/abuse, and increasing mental health crises.  
  • An understanding of the residential liberal arts college environment. 


Application Guidelines: 

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF through the  Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage by October 15, 2021.


Compensation & Benefits: 

The total compensation for this role includes an annual salary of 85-108k. This role is 1.0 FTE and offers full access to Macalester’s Benefits package. 

Macalester College - Institutional Overview

Institutional Overview

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.


Macalester is proud of its longstanding commitment to social justice and creating a safe environment for all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, gender, religion, age, or ability. Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities, and women.



Macalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none. Please visit http://www.macalester.edu/employmentservices/benefits/ for more information about benefits at Macalester College.


Our Commitment to Safety in response to COVID-19:

For the safety of our community, Macalester requires all employees to have received a COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Should a newly hired employee be unable to receive the vaccination for either medical or religious reasons we offer accommodations and assistance.


Questions or concerns about this process should be directed to Bob Graf, Director of Employment Services, at rgraf@macalester.edu