Chief Mental Health Director for Student Health and Well-Being

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Chief Mental Health Director for Student Health and Well-Being

Johns Hopkins University seeks an inaugural Chief Mental Health Director for Student Health and Well-Being to reimagine the delivery of mental health and wellness support to students and clinical trainees university-wide. Johns Hopkins’ global, diverse student population ranges from full-time undergraduates on the Homewood Campus to third-year medical residents on the East Baltimore medical school campus to graduate students at the University’s multiple professional school campuses in Baltimore and Washington, with two international campuses in addition to a larger on-line student population.  The Chief Mental Health Director will develop and execute a strategy for providing the highest quality mental health care as well as wellness support to all Johns Hopkins students and trainees regardless of their location, program affiliation, identity, or health status.

Currently, Johns Hopkins operates three mental health resources: 1) the University Health Services Mental Health clinic in East Baltimore serves 5,500 graduate students, postdoctoral fellow, clinical trainees, and residents in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, 2) The Homewood Counseling Center serves 8,000 undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral fellows at the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, Whiting School of Engineering, and the Peabody Music Conservatory and 3) Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program that serves 19,000 students from six of the graduate/professional schools and two large on-line programs.  The goal is to create one integrated and comprehensive mental health service model that has a range of offerings and specialties from training and education to short term developmental counseling to medical diagnosis and treatment to crisis intervention and management.  Part of the model will include a Behavioral Health Crisis Support Team that partners with Campus Security in responding to behavioral crisis issues 24/7 on and around the Hopkins campuses.  This program is one of the first in the country in a higher education setting. 

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Student Health and Well-Being, Kevin Shollenberger, the Chief Mental Health Director will serve as a critical member of a cross-university team dedicated to fostering a holistic climate of well-being for all Johns Hopkins students and clinical trainees. The Student Health & Well-Being functional area overseen by the Vice Provost includes over 100 staff dedicated to providing primary student health care, mental health support, disability services, health education and well-being promotion, and sexual violence prevention and resources.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced and licensed mental health clinician skilled in ensuring the delivery of consistent, high-quality care across multiple sites. A holistic approach to mental health support, an understanding of young adult and adult physical and mental health challenges, and a high degree of personal and professional commitment to issues of identity, inclusion, and equity are essential. Availability for after-hours consultation regarding emergencies or urgent matters is required. The Chief Mental Health Director must be a licensed clinician in good standing with a terminal degree – MD in Psychiatry or PHD in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Public Health/Mental Health.

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Sue May, Managing Director

Alyssa Perez, Senior Associate

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Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans. Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.