The University of Alabama invites applications and nominations for the newly created position of Associate Vice President for Student Health and Wellbeing. This is an extraordinary leadership opportunity for a visionary and student-centered administrator with superior leadership and management skills. The position requires strong understanding of and experience with the multidimensional aspects of health and wellbeing for college students. Competitive candidates will have the knowledge, skills and preparation to establish a leading integrated program with a goal of becoming one of the nation’s premier programs, supporting all aspects of students’ health and wellbeing. Building upon a strong foundation in all elements of student health and wellbeing, the Associate Vice President will provide a vision for the future, and be familiar with proven strategies to assure and position UA’s dynamic and integrated health and wellbeing focus as a national model of excellence.
Reporting to the Vice President, the Associate Vice President position provides leadership and supervision to the following departments within the Division of Student Life: Substance Abuse Intervention and Recovery, Counseling Center, Student Health Center and Pharmacy, and University Recreation.
The successful candidate will be an effective student advocate; will build strong bridges across campus; be committed to the values and benefits of multidisciplinary wellbeing for all students; and will possess a strong background of proven leadership experience in one or more of the assigned areas of responsibility.
The Associate Vice President will be an advocate for student success by creating and maintaining a healthy campus environment. The Associate Vice President will establish strong partnerships across campus; be committed to a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to health and wellbeing for a growing and diverse student population; lead with integrity, vision and humility, and understand and demonstrate effective team motivation and leadership skills. The Associate Vice President will have knowledge of student development theory; understand the diverse health and wellbeing issues facing college students; be well-informed of current topics facing higher education and student life; be an effective written and verbal communicator; use data in the process of decision making; have experience with crisis management and emergency response; and demonstrate commitment to diversity and inclusion, student success, student learning and development, as well as being an active member of the campus community.
This position requires a doctoral degree in higher education, student life administration, health science, or related field; a minimum of 10 years of pertinent, progressive experience as a Dean/Director or Assistant/Associate Dean/Director; and previous supervisory responsibility of professional staff and oversight of multiple departments. Candidates with a master’s degree and 12 or more years of experience in a student health environment, including substantial supervisory and management experience, will be considered.
Founded in 1831 as the state’s first university and the Capstone of Higher Education, The University of Alabama is a comprehensive, student centered research university. Dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service, UA provides a creative, nurturing campus environment where students can become the best individuals possible, learn from highly qualified faculty and make a positive difference in the community, the state, and
The University of Alabama has seen unprecedented growth in both quality and numbers since 2003, with enrollment topping 30,000 for the first time in fall 2010 and reaching 37,665 in fall 2016. Students come from every state in the nation and from more than 77 countries. UA is a leader among flagship universities nationwide in the enrollment of African Americans (12 percent).
Academically, students can choose from 72 fields of study at the undergraduate level and learn in a campus environment where the student / faculty ratio averages 24:1. Graduate programs, built on these strong undergraduate foundations, concentrate on the development of original scholarship, competence in research, and creative activities. Students many choose from 122 fields of study at the graduate level.
The University of Alabama’s stunning 1,128 acre campus is a proven recruitment tool. The University has made $2.18 billion in capital improvements in less than a decade with more than 90 buildings added to the campus since 2003, including 12 new residence halls.
The Division of Student Life maximizes each UA student’s learning experiences. Student Life is actively engaged in all aspects of students’ lives and collaborates with students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and others in the delivery of key services and intentional supports for students. Student Life comprises more than 20 departments and centers across campus and provides programs that support the holistic development of UA students. Student Life is a diverse division encompassing everything from residential communities, campus involvement, recreation, career services, student health and wellbeing, to community service and leadership programs.
The co-curricular programs within Student Life enhance the intellectual, social, cultural, and physical development of students and complement The University of Alabama’s academic mission by providing opportunities for students to experience education and explore interests beyond the classroom. Through the division’s four strategic priorities: inclusivity, retention, resource development, and student wellbeing, Student Life adds essential value to The University of Alabama student experience.
Interested individuals are encouraged to apply at http://staffjobs.ua.edu/. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by February 27, 2017. Application materials arriving after this date will be reviewed and considered until the position is filled.
UA is partnering with Keeling & Associates, LLC (K&A) in this search process. For a confidential discussion about this opportunity prior to applying or nominating, contact K&A Vice President and Senior Consultant Dr. Jan Walbert (email@example.com).
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.