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Executive Director, Center for Behavioral Health Professions and Workforce DevelopmentMISSION:
Center for Behavioral Health Professions and Workforce Development will unify
under one brand and recruitment strategy graduate programs in counseling,
school psychology, psychiatric mental health nursing, public health and healthcare
administration. Outreach will focus on communications, marketing, recruitment,
and organizational synergy to increase workforce relevance, enrollment, community
partnerships and grant funding opportunities. The Center will emphasize the impact
that Rivier’s academic programs can have in expanding a professional workforce
prepared to address behavioral health issues, especially substance use disorder
(SUD), through education, prevention and treatment.
Under the general supervision of the Vice President for
Enrollment Management, the Director of the Center for Behavioral Health
Professions and Workforce Development is responsible for collaborative
engagement with internal and external stakeholders to achieve enrollment goals
while expanding awareness and relevance of Rivier’s programs to the behavioral
health community, employers, government agencies, foundations and grantors.
Initiatives will focus on Rivier’s ability to expand the workforce pipeline
through the delivery of academic programs.
- Provide strategic leadership in achieving the
Center’s goals for the branding, recruitment, and enrollment growth.
- Partner with University’s enrollment and
marketing leadership to build targeted and effective recruitment and enrollment
campaigns through multi-channel marketing efforts.
- Map the current portfolio of Rivier’s
programs in behavioral health to the needs of regional employers.
- Develop and extend Rivier’s community and
employer relationships. Collaborate with University leadership and academic
- Develop informational and recruitment
events extending the reach of Rivier’s programs in behavioral health throughout
- Proactively leverage opportunities by
developing partnerships with external organizations that will enhance the pipelines
and pathways connecting employers and students committed to behavioral health
and related professions.
- Position and represent Rivier’s commitment
to workforce development in the area of behavioral health and addiction.
- Research and identify government and private
grant funding opportunities.
candidate will have a master’s degree and employment experience in the one of
the programs represented in the portfolio of Rivier’s behavioral health programs,
with a preference for experience in a counseling or mental health environment. Demonstrated
passion for connecting academic programs to students and employers. Experience supporting
professional or graduate educational programs and working with diverse
stakeholders. Working knowledge of state licensure and addiction certification requirements.
Additional Knowledge, Skills,
The Director will lead an
initial team including a graduate admissions counselor and administrative
assistant. Enrollment activities of the Center will be supported through the
existing Office of Graduate and Professional Studies Admissions.
energy and self-starter.
- Ability to
plan and implement a multi-channel communciations and engagement plan
consistent with the Center’s mission.
collaborating across academic divisions and programs.
leadership in a workforce development setting.
of academic programs relevant to regional employers.
interpersonal and written communication skills.
- Ability to
travel regionally to help establish and maintain relationships.
Interested individuals are invited to apply. And, while we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those under consideration will be contacted. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter stating pay expectations, resume and the names of 3 professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org or Office of Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main Street, Nashua NH 03060. No agencies please. EOE