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15 Apr 2022

Full-Time Assistant Vice President for Wellness and Support

University of Northern Colorado – Posted by UNC-DoSA Greeley, Colorado, United States

Job Description

The Division of Student Affairs (DoSA) at the University of Northern Colorado is active, intentional, and forward thinking in its approach to working with students while promoting social mobility. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are embedded in our work.
DoSA is committed to supporting students in their personal and academic success. To help students to thrive, DoSA provides resources, tools, and opportunities to create a student experience focused on learning, by creating a powerful sense of belonging and campus connection; promoting diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments; developing career readiness; supporting student well-being; and getting involved, giving back, and developing leadership talent. This is a transformational opportunity for a talented, ambitious leader to join a young division in the next stage of development and integration with the whole University — work that has immense potential to have a positive and far-reaching impact on the University and its students.
Student Affairs Guiding Principles
We will be a division that is unwavering in our creation of meaningful opportunities for student learning and development. We will be responsive to emerging student needs, while continuing to invest in staff so they can create a safe, engaged, holistically well, and innovative campus community.
We believe that every student has a right to full and equal participation in the university community. We identify and collaboratively eliminate institutional barriers to success and cultivate a student-centered co-curricular experience. We intentionally educate our students on self-awareness, well-being, equity, career readiness, and interpersonal engagement. We seek to understand who our students are and who they want to become. We shape supportive environments for students to grow and belong as they navigate higher education and beyond.

Opportunities and Expectations for Leadership
The Assistant Vice President (AVP) will bring energy, vision, entrepreneurial thinking, and coherence to the Division of Student Affairs. The Vice President will support a talented and committed staff who are deeply engaged in the work of the division as a learning organization with a curricular emphasis on learning outcomes. The student affairs staff works hard to enhance the student experience, support academic success, and elevate the profile of the student experience at UNC. The AVP will possess the intellectual vision and motivation necessary to lead as a member of a senior member of the Student Affairs leadership team committed to its guiding principles. This ambitious agenda requires that the student affairs leader be a person of stature and experience in the field with an ardent desire to join and fully engage in the strategic priorities of the University. This is an opportunity for a talented, ambitious leader to transform an institution by taking a newly-developed department to the next stage of progression and integration with the whole university—work that has the enormous potential to have a positive, transformational impact on the University and its students.
About University of Northern Colorado
Founded in 1889 and tucked between the Rocky Mountains and Colorado’s stunning high plains, UNC is a public doctoral research university committed to the success of its 11,500 students, with more than 100 undergraduate programs and 120 graduate programs. The University’s just-right size, expert faculty, and tradition of research and hands-on learning gives students exceptional opportunities and a personalized education.
UNC is Colorado’s leader in education. One of the major priorities of the campus is the implementation of the University strategic plan: Rowing not Drifting 2030. Rowing, Not Drifting 2030 guides our direction and aspirations for the next decade.
A diverse and inclusive state university located in Greeley, Colorado, UNC is preparing for its designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is committed to instilling passion in its students that will lead them to greater community engagement, fulfilling careers, and meaningful lives. This commitment has been a driving force as the University has expanded academic offerings and advanced new experiential learning opportunities.
There is no typical UNC student. UNC prides itself on being a university where students do not have to conform to belong. Whatever their unique talents may be, UNC helps students reach their fullest potential. The University prepares students not only to have successful careers but also to lead fulfilling lives, engage in intelligent public discourse, participate in government, and thrive in a changing, global world.
UNC has a long history of serving students who are often underrepresented at research universities. More than one-third of UNC undergraduates are the first in their family to go to college and more than one quarter are eligible for federal need-based financial aid. Of all UNC students, 30% identify as students of color.
UNC is the first-choice college for 70% of its incoming first-year students and the second choice for 23%. Their motivations for attending college are both pragmatic and intellectual. 90% say that getting training for a specific career was important in their decision to attend college, and 89% say learning about things that interest them was particularly important.
Academic Programs
UNC strives to cultivate the unique potential of each of its students and is positioned to advance knowledge through discovery because of its size, faculty members’ close connections with their students, and tradition of research and hands-on learning. By immersing students in innovative teaching and research methods in the classroom and in the field, UNC provides its students with an exceptional educational experience. UNC’s talented and dedicated faculty are housed in the University’s five colleges:
• Education and Behavioral Sciences
• Humanities and Social Sciences
• Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business
• Natural and Health Sciences
• Performing and Visual Arts
Acclaimed for its expertise in education, business, health sciences, and performing arts, UNC offers more than 100 undergraduate programs and 120 graduate programs in a broad array of academic disciplines on campus, off campus, and online. Undergraduate students’ study in a liberal arts tradition that supports them in exploring broadly, making connections, thinking critically, and using what they learn to make a difference in the world around them. More than 40% of UNC undergraduates earn a degree in the Natural and Health Sciences or the Humanities and Social Sciences. Graduate students work closely with faculty mentors whose expert guidance supports them in attaining professional competency. Over 60% of UNC graduate students earn a degree in Education and Behavioral Sciences and more than 20% earn a degree in the Natural and Health Sciences.
UNC also offers more than 60 extended campus programs throughout the state and online, meeting an increasing demand among adult learners and working students in industry-relevant disciplines. Of UNC’s 120 graduate programs, almost half are taught at satellite locations or online.
Position Overview and Responsibilities
The Assistant Vice President for Student Wellness and Support (AVPSW) will provide leadership and oversight for the university’s student wellness and support functions. The AVPSW will collaborate with other Student Affairs departments and campus stakeholders to promote overall student wellbeing, quality of life, empowerment, and the promotion of self-advocacy, to enhance student learning inside and outside the classroom, and to create services that will support students to persist and complete. The AVPSW will provide vision and strategic planning that supports the work of UNC and that fulfills the division’s mission and strategic objective of student success. The AVPSW will promote best student practices pertaining to counseling and mental health, campus recreation, disability resources, peer education, wellness, and advocacy programs.

Minimum requirements include a doctoral degree earned in clinical counseling, agency counseling, social work, clinical psychology, student affairs or related field; and at least 7 years of student affairs or related experience.

Preferred qualifications: seven years of full-time experience in university or college wellness, mental health support, and counseling.

Salary: $120,000 – $125,000

How to Apply

Visit: to apply Please Include: Resume, Cover Letter and List of References. Last day to apply April 27, 2022 Preferred Start Date July 1, 2022    

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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