Full-Time Director, Student Health and Wellbeing
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Director, Student Health and Wellbeing
- Utilise your clinical expertise
- Deliver innovative services and initiatives that impact overall student wellbeing
- Permanent, full-time role based in Auckland’s CBD
Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is a vibrant, achievement-oriented and rewarding place to work. As one of the world’s top 30 millennial universities and New Zealand’s newest, AUT offers a stimulating teaching and research environment with strong connections to business and industry. We have over 29,000 students and 2,500 staff across our three teaching campuses.
AUT takes a proactive approach to helping students be better equipped to cope with the demands of higher education. We have Student Medical Centres and Counselling Services located across our City, North and South campuses offering a wide range of general practice services and free, confidential counselling and mental health support to our students.
This is an opportunity to lead in your field in an educational environment and directly contribute to the success of New Zealand’s future citizens. You’ll have the chance to maximise positive outcomes for our students overall success – whilst facilitating AUT’s reputation as a sector leader in the provision of student health initiatives as you:
- Provide high-level planning, overarching management in the on-going development and delivery of our medical and counselling/mental health support.
- Focus on how we can improve our holistic responses to student wellbeing, by providing peer-based programmes and proactivity in the space of resilience, mindfulness, and conversation that will be explored as projects.
- Drive these projects and see them through to implementation and completion, whilst achieving a working balance between quality student-centric services and legislative compliance.
What kind of person are we looking for?
Your previous clinical expertise will be critical to our integrated and cross-functional service delivery model. You will have a collaborative approach to leadership with four direct reports and oversight of large teams of professionally registered staff. Our services are busy and our teams do extraordinary work – hugely dedicated to student wellbeing, positive about embracing ideas and in tune with what is required to do their jobs well. They will be a fantastic group to lead as they continue to flourish.
You will have a passion and skill for the exploration, examination and assessment of future innovations and opportunities. Working with initiative and an inquisitive appetite for exploring external factors affecting student health services such as current markets, new technologies and societal/demographic trends will be important as you seek to optimise new opportunities for AUT. You may have already been making these kinds of proposals in your current role – or alternatively could have been part of a technology upgrade or deployment from a manual process to online. Key systems our role works with include MedTech, Dynamics CRM and our in-house student management system.
AUT is a fantastic place to work and has excellent staff benefits including free study, a personal fund for your continued professional development, free membership to AUT gyms and generous leave allowances.
Applications and Key Selection Criteria
Applicants must submit their CV as well as a cover letter addressing the following key selection criteria:
- Tertiary qualification in a health-related discipline and/or significant general or operational management experience in the health sector. A postgraduate qualification in psychology/ mental health is desirable.
- Minimum of seven years’ experience in a relevant senior management role, previous clinical expertise is required.
- Experience with management of multi-discipline teams in a community health context
- Experience collaborating with diverse and senior staff to drive change and business improvement
- Experience with development and implementation of technology solutions
- Demonstrable experience implementing successful change management initiatives
- Applicants are welcome to add further comments of their own, which they feel of relevance to the role and its requirements.
Closing date: Sunday, 19 May 2019
Note: The actual title of this role is Director, Student Health
Auckland University of Technology is an EEO employer, we are committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and to equity. AUT aspires to be the University of choice for Maori and Pacific communities.
Please note that all applications must be submitted through the online application process. For further information, please send us an enquiry here or call 921 9499. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email. You will need to apply through the standard registration process.
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