Department Chair, Health and Wellness Coaching

Published 10 days ago

Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) is one of the nation’s leading academic institutions for natural medicine and holistic approaches to health and wellness. For nearly 40 years, MUIH has educated and informed practitioners and leaders in health and wellness through transformative and relationship-centered programs that draw from contemporary science and traditional wisdom. Progressive graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines are offered both on campus and online. The on-site Natural Care Center offers compassionate and affordable healthcare provided by clinical student interns in University Teaching Clinics and from highly skilled faculty practitioners. For staff and faculty, MUIH offers a collaborative and vibrant work environment that is mission and values-driven.

Position Summary

The Health and Wellness Coaching Department Chair serves as both an administrative and academic leader for the current graduate degree(s) and future-related degrees and certificates in the Health and Wellness Coaching field. The Department chair oversees all aspects of the department, including programs, students, faculty, and staff, and is responsible for quality assurance in all domains of the department. Critical to the work and success of this position is a commitment to a collaborative and continuous improvement mindset; diverse perspectives and approaches; and MUIH’s core values of community, mindfulness, integrity, inquisitiveness, and discernment.

This is a full-time position that is primarily administrative but includes 9 credits of teaching per academic year. The Department Chair serves as a member of the University’s leadership team and contributes to the deliberations and implementation of University policies and practices. This position reports to the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Essential Functions

Responsibilities/duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead, manage and administer the certificate and master’s degrees including overall strategic planning, budget development, program planning, and review
  • Oversee current and new curriculum design, development, delivery, and assessment processes
  • Oversee the recruitment, hiring, selection, development, and evaluation processes for adjunct and salaried faculty
  • Supervise and manage departmental staff
  • Ensure that the Health and Wellness Coaching program/department meets the standards set by accrediting bodies and credentialing organizations
  • Represent the Health and Wellness Coaching program/department and MUIH to external audiences and constituents
  • Oversee the coordination and management of experiential learning, coaching supervisors and students to ensure an integrative experience for students
  • Participate in student recruitment efforts and collaborate with Marketing and Advancement
  • Build alumni relationships
  • Teach 9 credits each year
  • Serve as MUIH liaison to National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Experience Qualifications 


  • Master's degree in coaching or a related field
  • Credentialed/certified by either ICF or NBHWC
  • Experience with administration and management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Alignment with MUIH’s core values and mission


  • Doctoral degree in a coaching-related field
  • 3+ years of academic administrative experience in higher education and/or faculty experience in higher education
  • Experience with curriculum development and evaluation, and program development and deliver
  • Experience with budget management
  • Experience with online education
  • Credentialed/certified by both ICF and NBHWC

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively, strategically and critically
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and planning and organizational skills

Supervisory Responsibility

Supervise ranked faculty, adjunct faculty, experiential learning and credentialing manager, and department manager

Work Environment/Physical Requirements

This job operates in a professional office environment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.



DISCLAIMER:  This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) is one of the nation’s leading academic institutions for natural medicine and holistic approaches to health and wellness. For nearly 40 years, MUIH has educated and informed practitioners…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 1, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required


Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
7750 Montpelier Rd., Laurel, MD 20723

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