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Assistant Vice President for Student Health and Wellness

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Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located in the University District, just steps from the beach and the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at


This is an in-person on campus, non-remote position.

Successful candidates will be required to show proof of being “up-to-date” with their COVID-19 vaccine status prior to their start date. Religious or Medical waivers may be requested at the time of employment offer.

Stockton University, Division of Student Affairs seeks an Assistant Vice President for Student Health and Wellness to lead its strategies to create a safe and healthy learning environment for students to thrive and succeed.

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Assistant Vice President for Student Health and Wellness serves as a member of the Vice President’s Executive Leadership Team, chief student wellness advisor and liaison to campus and community partners regarding student well-being.

The Assistant Vice President provides strategic leadership for a comprehensive portfolio of services that support student wellbeing: Alcohol and Drug Education; Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS); Learning Access Program (LAP); Health Outreach, Promotion and Education (HOPE); and Student Health Services (SHS).

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by February 1, 2022 will receive full consideration.

Only electronic documents will be accepted. Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents. All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward. You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF

  1. A letter of interest describing qualifications and accomplishments
  2. A current resume
  3. A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email Address and Telephone
  4. Unofficial Graduate transcripts

Please note:

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check, which may include social intelligence from a consumer reporting agency.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources (Main Campus, J-115) at 609-652-4384, Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is available at The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.


  • Serve as a member of the Vice President for Student Affairs’ Executive Leadership Team, chief student wellness advisor and liaison to campus and community partners regarding student wellbeing
  • Lead and oversee student public health education strategies and crisis responses with university partners
  • Synthesize, integrate, align, and lead Student Health and Wellness staff and services areas: Alcohol and Drug Education; Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Learning Access Program (LAP), Health Outreach, Promotion and Education (HOPE) and Student Health Services (SHS)
  • Identify and implement strategies to ensure that student health and wellness services and programs meet the needs of diverse student communities (e.g., racially minoritized communities, LGBTQ+, first-generation, non-traditional, military-affiliated, etc.)
  • Lead and align Student Health and Wellness strategies and resources with Division and University priorities and national best practices
  • Recommend and monitor the usage of budget, personnel, and facilities to ensure compliance with regulations and optimal health and wellness service delivery to students. Coordinate and execute contracting for student health and wellness services.
  • Collaborate with academic partners to expand and integrate student wellness education in the curriculum and co-curriculum
  • Remain current in state and national college student health and wellness trends. Direct Student Health and Wellness departments’ participation in national college student wellbeing research and assessment initiatives (e.g., Healthy Minds Study; ACHA National Collegiate Health Assessment, etc.) and leverage data to effectively plan and communicate the impacts of strategies on student wellbeing and success
  • Collaborate with the Dean of Students and the Executive Director for Residential Life to integrate student health, wellness, and support strategies for students of concern.
  • Partner with the Director of Athletics and Recreation to integrate campus recreation programs with health education, mental and physical health services
  • Review, revise, implement and monitor procedures and policies related to Student Health and Wellness to ensure compliance with FERPA, HIPAA, Title IX, Clery Act, and other state and federal guidelines that govern the safety and wellness of students on college campuses
  • Collaborate with University partners to identify and cultivate external funding opportunities (e.g., state, and federal grants, donors, etc.) to support student health and wellness
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Doctorate in health care administration, public health, social work, counseling, higher education, or related field. Appropriate terminal degree, or evidence of probable completion of any of the previous qualifications by May 2022
  • Evidence of understanding of FERPA, HIPAA, Title IX, Clery Act, and trends in legal liability within student health and college counseling center operations and awareness of federal and state guidelines that govern safety and wellness of students on college campuses
  • Experience serving at the director level or above of a college/university health and wellness service area or relevant health care setting
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills, including the ability to convey information to a variety of audiences and develop recommendations to resolve challenges

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of eight years of progressively responsible leadership experience in a college, university, or healthcare setting
  • State licensure/certification or eligibility in the State of New Jersey within one year in health care related field (e.g., Counseling, Medicine, Social Work, Public Health, etc.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of national issues, trends, and best practices impacting student health, wellness, and success
  • Knowledge of licensure, certification requirements and professional development organizations for health care professionals
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead, develop and manage professional staff in a collective bargaining environment
  • Demonstrated success in strategic planning, assessment, and communications and the ability to use data for decision-making
  • Active involvement or leadership in college/university student health and wellness professional organizations (e.g., ACHA, AUCCCD, NASPA, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience implementing equity and inclusion-based health and wellness strategies
  • Strong knowledge of best practices in college student counseling and psychological services
  • Previous experience partnering with local healthcare providers to support student health and wellness
  • Previous success cultivating student learning opportunities with academic partners in a college or university setting
  • Prior experience cultivating and managing external financial resources (e.g., state, and federal grants, fundraising and development, etc.)



Working at Stockton University 

Stockton University is one of America’s most distinctive public universities, consistently ranking among the nation’s finest educational institutions. This distinguished college of arts, sciences and professional studies is noted for exceptional program offerings and an interdisciplinary approach to learning, while also providing students with a diverse, high-quality student, faculty and staff population.

The main campus is located on nearly 2,000 acres of the beautiful Pinelands National Reserve, with additional instructional sites in Atlantic City, Hammonton and Manahawkin.

Although young, founded in 1969, Stockton already has a tradition of anticipating and leading changes that other universities and colleges follow. Stockton offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, and a doctoral degree program, all designed to challenge the best and the brightest: our students. We also offer many of the academic, technological and cultural advantages of a large university, but with the community spirit typical of smaller colleges.

Students (Fall 2012)

  • 8,400 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students
  • 1,003 first-time freshmen
  • 1,067 transfer  students


  • Noted for our distinguished faculty, including Stephen Dunn, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Wendel A. White, awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003
  • 95% of our professors hold the highest degree in their field

Special Recognition

  • Ranked once again among the Best Universities/Master's in the North (2013) by U.S. News and World Report, Stockton was named among this category's Top 50 (47th) and is among the Top-15 public institutions (11th).
  • Classified as a "highly selective college" by the Princeton Review.
  • Environmental Studies and Marine Science programs were selected by Peterson's Guides and the Alliance for Environmental Education for inclusion in Education for the Earth: A Guide to Top Environmental Studies Programs.
  • The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Research Center fosters research in holocaust studies to honor victims and survivors of the Holocaust, and to educate present and future generations in understanding racism, anti-Semitism, hatred and oppression.
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