Executive Director, Randall Lewis Center for Well-Being and Research

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University of La Verne

Executive Director, Randall Lewis Center for Well-Being and Research

Job Description Summary:
The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning, and Community and Civic Engagement.

If you're passionate about these values, join us at University of La Verne!

Reporting directly to the Provost, The Executive Director will have a commitment to the University of La Verne's mission of holistic student learning and community-engaged education, and be passionate about the Center's bold vision to position the University as a regional leader in wellness education, physical and mental health evaluation, and sustainability and well-being programming and research.
The Executive Director collaborates with constituencies across campus to develop, implement, and assess programs related to health, nutrition, food systems sustainability, and well-being with an emphasis on prevention and advocacy among students. The Executive Director will also collaborate with faculty to promote and prioritize health and food systems-related research projects. The incumbent will also provide strategic direction and administrative oversight over the center and expand and manage new and existing external community partnerships in ways that impact the greater surrounding region.

Specific Duties:

  • Work with faculty on research associated with the Center.
  • Responsible for grant writing to further the mission and programs of the Center.
  • Both on campus and in the surrounding communities, the Executive Director will function as the voice of wellness and well-being while working to build and maintain an effective network of community partnership.
  • Serve as Community Partner Liaison by maintaining relationship and agreements with community partners; connect partners with our faculty for external research opportunities.
  • Collaborate on ongoing program development for the Center with other University units.
  • Participate on the President’s Health Advisory Council (PHAC). Chair the Faculty Research Council to select and support proposals for research.
  • Participate in other University committees.
  • Supervise the Lewis Center Coordinator.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • A terminal degree in public health, nutrition, mental health, health education, or a related field.
  • Must have a record of research and scholarship appropriate to the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
  • Must have a proven track record of effective leadership, management, staff development, and coalition-building.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the health needs and access issues of underserved populations of Inland Southern California.
  • Possess extensive knowledge across disciplines on current health and food systems issues.
  • Must be a passionate and articulate voice on health, sustainability, and well-being topics.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have experience writing grants.


Preferred Qualifications:


Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation







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Posted: 3/19/2019
Application Due: 4/18/2019
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