Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is pleased to announce the national search for the newly created position of Associate Vice President for Community Health and Well-Being (AVP). Keeling & Associates is supporting CMU in its search for an experienced professional who can provide vision and strong leadership in the University’s expanding efforts to prioritize health and well-being as a foundation for lifelong success and happiness. Building on the expertise of Counseling & Psychological Services (CaPS), University Health Services (UHS), and Wellness Initiatives (WI), the AVP will establish a framework for developing a visionary, forward-thinking approach to providing integrated holistic health and well-being that engenders a common responsibility for individual and community health that will be a cornerstone of the CMU experience.
The AVP is responsible for the strategic leadership and visionary direction of a multidisciplinary team and will champion the directors of CaPS, UHS, and WI in their successful management of operations and the advancement of programs and services. The AVP reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students and serves as a member of the Student Affairs senior leadership team. The recently-convened Task Force on the CMU Experience will offer the AVP a meaningful opportunity to engage directly with those who are working to positively influence campus culture.
The AVP will take a leadership role in all facets of design, construction, opening and managing a new health and wellness center anticipated to open in 2020. The center is intended to integrate with athletics and recreation programs in a visionary new state-of-the-art complex that supports an active mind, body and spirit.
The AVP will capitalize on the University’s forward progress and share Carnegie Mellon’s core values of dedication, collaboration, and creativity, supporting a campus climate known for an intensive and engaged approach to human development, problem solving, and real world impact.
Carnegie Mellon is a highly selective global research university with more than 13,900 students, over 106,000 living alumni, and nearly 6,000 faculty and staff. Recognized for its world-class arts and technology programs, collaboration across
disciplines, and innovative leadership of education in the fields of Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Public Policy & Information Systems, and Science, Carnegie Mellon isconsistently ranked among the top 25 universities in the United States. With a main campus in Pittsburgh, the University also has campuses in Silicon Valley and in Qatar, and programs in Australia, Portugal, Rwanda and other locations throughout the world.
Carnegie Mellon University is situated in the heart of Pittsburgh, a city that has reinvented itself as a hub of innovation and information and life sciences technology. The city boasts nine colleges and universities, museums, opera, a world-class symphony, and several professional sports teams. Pittsburgh is known for its diverse neighborhoods, top schools and hospitals, affordable housing, eclectic restaurant scene, lively arts and music communities, and recreation opportunities that abound in the city’s more than 2000 acres of city parks and on its three rivers. Pittsburgh offers a quality of life that has been internationally recognized, prompting the city’s ranking as America’s most livable city in recent years.
A detailed position description is available here and potential candidates are encouraged to review it.
Carnegie Mellon University has partnered with Keeling & Associates, LLC for this search. The search process is underway and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit materials before August 28, 2017. Applications should include a letter of interest clearly addressing the position requirements, and a resume or curriculum vitae. Materials must be sent, preferably as PDFs, to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject heading “CMU AVP.”
Confidential nominations and inquiries should be forwarded to Dr. Jan Walbert, Vice President and Senior Consultant for Executive Search, Keeling & Associates, at email@example.com.
Carnegie Mellon University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Qualified candidates who can contribute through their work/life experiences to the diversity and excellence of the academic community are encouraged to apply.