Assistant Vice President for Student Health and Wellness

University of Dayton
Dayton, Ohio
Not specified.
Oct 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Dayton (UD), founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top-ten Catholic research university located on a beautiful 388-acre campus in Dayton, Ohio. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. With more than 11,000 students, including approximately 8,700 undergraduates, and 3,000 faculty and staff, UD is Ohio’s largest private institution of higher education. More than 90 percent of the University’s first-year undergraduate students and 78 percent of all undergraduates live in residence halls, apartments, and approximately 400 University-owned porch-clad houses in the student neighborhood, making UD one of the most residential campuses in the country.

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Development, the Assistant Vice President for Student Health and Wellness provides visionary and strategic leadership for a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to student health and wellness, including administrative support and leadership for the Counseling Center, Student Health Center, Campus Recreation, Health Education and Wellness Promotion, and the Center for Alcohol and Other Drugs Resources and Education. The position is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion strategies, interventions, policies, programs, and services that address the needs of the student community; serves a critical role in student advocacy, leadership, staff development, strategic planning, student conduct, and campus culture; advances, and revises as appropriate, the Health and Wellness learning outcomes and unified annual theme; serves on the Vice President for Student Development’s cabinet and represents the division on university-wide committees. The Assistant Vice President for Student Health and Wellness manages a $4.5 million budget and is responsible for 36 full-time employees (including five direct reports), three part-time employees, and approximately 250 student employees.

Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in higher education, student affairs administration, public health administration, or a related field; five years of progressive experience in higher education leadership; proven leadership experience in one or more of the assigned areas of responsibility; broad understanding of student affairs; working knowledge of current risk management standards, confidentiality, and legal practices with regard to the respective areas; budget management experience; and a strong emphasis on student development theory. Preferred qualifications include a doctorate in a related field; seven to ten years of progressive experience in higher education leadership; effective communication and interpersonal skills; intercultural competence; and knowledge of and sensitivity to a Catholic and Marianist campus environment.

Application closing date is October 27, 2017. A resume and cover letter explaining how the applicant meets the qualifications specified in this announcement must be submitted by the closing date via the Spelman Johnson website at Confidential inquiries and nominations for this position may be emailed to James M. Norfleet at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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University of Dayton – Assistant Vice President for Student Health and Wellness

James M. Norfleet, Search Associate

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To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities or on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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