Reporting to the vice chancellor for student affairs and serving as one of seven senior-level positions on the division’s Senior Leadership Team, the associate vice chancellor for health and well-being (AVC) provides visionary, strategic, and operational leadership for developing a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to student health and well-being. The four Health and Well-Being units—Christine F. Price Counseling and Psychological Services Center, University Recreation, Student Health Center, and Center for Wellness Promotion—work cohesively, in partnership with the College of Health and Human Services, to set the standard for the mental and physical health and wellness of UNC Charlotte students, as well as to advance the mission of holistic student health and well-being across the University. The AVC promotes cohesion among the units and seamless collaboration around holistic health and wellness; facilitates equity mindedness and cultural competence among all employees within the Health and Well-Being units; ensures the delivery of service with an equity-minded focus that is tailored for and responsive to the variety of student populations who seek these services (i.e., students of color, veterans, LGBTQ students, first-generation students, etc.); and develops mechanisms to receive regular feedback from students on their mental and physical well-being and on the services provided. In partnership with Division and University budget management personnel, the AVC develops and monitors department budgets, identifies alternate revenue streams, and seeks opportunities for cost savings and reductions. The AVC collaborates with department leaders and University personnel on long-term facility maintenance, including renovation, expansion, replacement cycles, and ongoing maintenance; develops robust peer education programs in health and wellness education; ensures that Health and Well-Being units are proactive in their outreach efforts to directly engage students; nurtures a culture of assessment within each of the departments; and actively participates in or leads University and UNC System committees, including the food insecurity committee. The AVC develops and manages an annual operating budget of approximately $16 million and is responsible for 137 full-time staff, including five direct reports.
The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree (terminal degree preferred) in a field related to health and well-being, including, but not limited to, psychology, public health, counseling, social work, or health care administration, as well as eight or more years of full-time experience managing the physical or mental health of young (college-aged) adults. The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the intersection between diversity, equity, and inclusion and health and wellness outcomes, as well as how mental and physical well-being differs among diverse student populations. Additionally, supervisory experience, proficiency in budget management (with an emphasis on revenue generation), familiarity with current best practices for college student health and well-being, and experience with program assessment and evaluation are required. Preferred qualifications includeexperience managing mental or physical well-being on a college campus; an understanding of the holistic health and well-being needs of today’s college students; demonstrated leadership around diversity, equity, and inclusion; excellent written and oral communication skills; familiarity with best practices for college student health and well-being; experience with the development and execution of a strategic plan; a demonstrated ability to develop strong collaborative relationships, both internal and external to the Division of Student Affairs; and strong organizational skills which can develop the four departments into a cohesive health and well-being force on campus, while still maintaining their individual identities.
Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin April 2, 2021. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to J. Scott Derrick at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
ABOUT UNC CHARLOTTE
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) is the state’s urban research university and a driving force of growth, discovery, and innovation for the metro Carolinas, leveraging its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a pioneering learning experience that prepares graduates to become active citizens of the world. UNC Charlotte is home to more than 30,000 students, including approximately 6,000 masters and doctoral candidates, representing each of North Carolina’s 100 counties, 49 states, and 25 countries. Founded in 1946, the campus sits on 1,000 wooded acres just eight miles from Uptown Charlotte, rated the number one “Most Up and Coming City in America” by Yelp. The University is the largest institution of higher education in the Charlotte region and the second largest of 17 constituent members of the University of North Carolina System. UNC Charlotte is a Doctoral and Research Intensive institution and has the largest research library in the Southern Piedmont region, with more than one million volumes.
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