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CHWB Executive Director

University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

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Advertising/Posting Title:

CHWB Executive Director

Diversity Statement:

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are required to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Posting Summary:

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, the Director provides expert counsel and direction to campus leaders and partners, develops and leads comprehensive initiatives, and oversees campus operations advancing student health and wellbeing. The Director is responsible for strategic direction, administrative and managerial oversight, and visionary leadership of UVM’s Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHWB), which provides a range of student health services including mental health counseling and psychiatry; health promotion, prevention and education; primary care; and athletic medicine. In alignment with institutional priorities and the goals of the Division of Student Affairs (DOSA), the Director develops strategies to meet the evolving student health and wellbeing needs of a contemporary, diverse college campus; promotes a culture dedicated to excellence, community, and UVM’s Our Common Ground values; administratively oversees an annual operating budget of ~ $11 million; directly supervises 5-7 professional staff; and provides leadership, direction, and oversight to ~80 health care providers, clinicians, counselors, educators, and administrative personnel.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience):

  • Master’s degree in health administration, public health, health sciences, psychology, health promotion, or related field.
  • Six years of increasingly responsible leadership experience related to administration of student health or community health services.
  • Experience articulating and implementing best practices in integrated student health, counseling, wellness, and collaborative models of care.
  • Demonstrated experience in the supervision of health care professionals.
  • Ability to plan, direct, and evaluate a complex operation.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff and community partners.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment.
  • Understanding and ability to implement all statutory requirements, university/health center policies and contemporary health care standards.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations in an effective and timely manner.
  • Demonstrated support for and commitment to serving students and staff with diverse backgrounds, interests, goals, and abilities.
  • History of effective leadership, staff development, and fiscal management.

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience with contract negotiation, accreditation process, managed care, and insurance systems desirable.

Other Information:

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a resume, cover letter addressing the themes in this profile and a statement of contributions to diversity. In the statement of contributions to diversity applicants should describe in what ways they have demonstrated career commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
WittKieffer is assisting the University of Vermont in this search, which will remain open until an appointment is made.
Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Christy Pratt, Ben Haden, Diane Smith RN BSN and Jessica Cummings at:

Special Conditions:

A probationary period may be required, Occasional evening and/or weekends required (if non-exempt position, may result in overtime), A probationary period may be required for current UVM employees, This position is ineligible for telework due to the essential functions, Background Check required for this position



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Classified Executive

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Read our Diversity Profile UVM campus

The University of Vermont’s hilltop campus looks out across one of America’s most vibrant small cities to Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains beyond. Here, students’ educational experience and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and independent spirit of Vermont.

UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship. With a commitment to undergraduate education, UVM professors — world-class researchers, scholars, and artists — bring their discoveries into the classroom and their students into the field.

You’ll find UVM faculty and students studying the effects of climate change aboard the Melosira, a research vessel and floating lab; testing new vaccines at the on-campus medical center; launching local start-ups; and working with refugees at Burlington community centers.

UVM doctorsSince 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. The fifth oldest university in New England, UVM boasts a legacy of important firsts in education: the first college to declare public support of freedom of religion and the first to admit women and African-Americans to Phi Beta Kappa.

Today, the university continues to provide endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time.

At a glance:

  • Founded in 1791, became a Land Grant university in 1862
  • Home to seven undergraduate schools and colleges, the Honors College, Graduate College, Larner College of Medicine, and Division of Continuing and Distance Education
  • Enrollment: 10,267 undergraduates, 1,462 graduate students, 461 medical students, 23 post-baccalaureate certificates, 892 non-degree students
  • 1,556 full- and part-time faculty
  • Offering 100+ bachelor’s degree programs, 50 master’s programs, 29 accelerated master’s programs, and 22 doctoral programs
  • 18 Division I athletic teams
  • “UVM” stands for Universitas Viridis Montis, Latin for University of the Green MountainsUVM prof

Our vision

To be among the nation’s premier small research universities, preeminent in our comprehensive commitment to liberal education, environment, health and public service.

Our mission

To create, evaluate, share and apply knowledge and to prepare students to be accountable leaders who will bring to their work dedication to the global community, a grasp of complexity, effective problem-solving and communication skills, and an enduring commitment to learning and ethical conduct. 

About Burlington:

UVM BurlingtonUVM’s hometown perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene, rising identity as a technology and innovation hub, and its status as a top college town. City perks include an active pedestrian marketplace in the heart of downtown, 8 miles of waterfront along Lake Champlain featuring stunning sunsets over the Adirondacks beyond, and a 12-mile paved bike trail that runs along the lake. Burlington’s nickname, BTV, comes from the code for its airport, just 10 minutes from campus. With Montreal a 90-minute and Boston a 3.5-hour drive away, international and metropolitan culture are easily accessible for weekend adventures.

With a metro-area population of approximately 210,000, Burlington is Vermont’s largest city. In addition to UVM, large local employers include Global Foundries, GE Healthcare, Keurig Green Mountain,, Seventh Generation and Ben & Jerry’s Homemade. Vermont’s public K-12 schools are perennially ranked among the best in the nation.

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