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Assistant/Associate VP for Health & Wellness
College of William & Mary
Division of Student Affairs
Based on experience
The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia seeks a creative and visionary professional for the position of Assistant/Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness (AVP). As a senior administrator within the Division of Student Affairs, the AVP will play an active role in realizing the vision of the Student Affairs division: to create an engaging learning environment in which community is strengthened and individuals flourish. The AVP will report directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs and will have direct oversight of the division’s health and wellness departments, including the Student Health Center, the Counseling Center, and Campus Recreation. In addition, the AVP will supervise two full-time health promotion specialists. The ideal candidate will exhibit outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills; commitment to student and staff development; a spirit of collaboration; a strong sense of personal and professional integrity; and a good sense of humor.
• Work collaboratively with department directors and with other members of the division and university staff to deliver a well-coordinated response to the health and wellness needs of an increasingly diverse student population, both in daily operations and in crisis circumstances affecting individuals and/or the campus more generally;
• Develop, review, and implement policies and protocols related to student health and wellness in accordance with legal guidelines (e.g., FERPA, HIPAA), the missions of the institution and division, and best practices in the field;
• Manage student health insurance policies and contracts, and serve as the primary adviser to the Vice President on ever-changing state and national healthcare laws/policies and their implications for higher education;
• Provide broad budget oversight for the constituent departments; facilitate strategic planning, assessment, and program evaluation for those areas; coordinate or assist with the assessment of cross-departmental and division-wide wellness goals; and participate actively in donor stewardship and development efforts related to health and wellness;
• Serve on university and division committees, as appropriate.
• Master’s degree in a related field of study from an accredited institution, conferred by the time of appointment;
• Significant administrative experience in student affairs or in health and/or wellness;
• Experience providing leadership in a complex organization;
• Ability to work effectively with diverse colleagues, staff, and students;
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and supervisory skills.
• Earned terminal degree in a related field;
• Experience providing leadership in a university setting with an emphasis on consensus- and coalition-building;
• Experience with assessment using qualitative and/or quantitative methods;
• Progressively responsible experience and effectiveness in team-building, staff supervision & evaluation;
• Demonstrated success in development activities, including identifying and applying for grants and other potential sources of revenue, representing the university to alumni and external constituents, and communicating with donors and donor prospects.
William & Mary is unlike any other university in America.
We’re the second oldest college in the nation, but also a cutting-edge research university. We’re highly selective, but also public, offering a world-class education without the sticker shock.
Our students are not only some of the smartest in the world, but passionate about serving others and serious about having fun. Our professors are teachers, scholars and research mentors, the cornerstone of a thriving intellectual community that produces experienced, engaged, successful graduates.
We’re a “Public Ivy”—one of only eight in the nation. That means we offer a superior education that’s accessible to everyone. We love our hometown of Williamsburg and the amazing Commonwealth of Virginia and we’re proud to be one of the reasons for their economic success.
Required Application Materials
• Resume/CV; • Cover letter addressed to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Jodi Fisler, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs, College of William & Mary; • Names and contact information for at least three professional references
For complete information and application instructions, see the job posting online at http://jobs.wm.edu/postings/12712 (Position #FP331W). Applications must be submitted online. For full consideration, applicants must submit all materials by March 1, 2013. Applications received after this date will be accepted and reviewed as needed.
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