Assistant Vice President of Wellness & Support

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Position Title Assistant Vice President of Wellness & Support Department Student Affairs FTE 1.0 FLSA Job Type Full-Time Job EEO Category Executive/Administrative/Managerial UNC Background 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

Vision
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.

Mission
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

Overview
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.

Students
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.

Physical Demands This position requires daily use of a computer for work and online meetings. The position requires resilience, a high energy level, the ability to manage stress and multi-task. Frequently, there is a need to be available during non-traditional office hours Job Summary The Division of Student Affairs (DoSA) is a forward-thinking student success operation committed to its role as the leading custodial unit guiding the student experience at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). Staff members within the Division of Student Affairs are expected to positively contribute to our mission of supporting students in the co-curricular environment and provide an experience that inspires students academically, intellectually, personally, and emotionally.
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 Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree earned in clinical counseling, agency counseling, social work, clinical psychology, student affairs or related field
  • Experience in the supervision of other mental health professionals
  • Familiarity with the components of approved training associations, such as the American Psychological Association
  • Experience in the development and implementation of mental health agency policies
  • Ability to perform psychological evaluations
  • DSM-V experience and ability to diagnose and develop treatment plans
  • Knowledge of state and national legal and ethical codes dealing with the provision of mental health services; ability and knowledge to develop and deliver outreach programming
  • Excellent and demonstrated organizational, communication, and people skills
  • Ability to conduct program assessment/evaluation and develop strategies to meet the evolving needs of the higher education student community
  • Ability to lead, inspire, and motivate
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills, emotional intelligence, and independent judgement
  • Budget and fiscal resource management skills with a deep knowledge of issues, current trends, and best practices and the ability to understand the complexity of working with large budgets
  • Commitment to working with students and staff of diverse backgrounds
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, mainframe systems, and virtual meeting products
Preferred Qualifications
  • Seven years of full-time experience in university or college wellness, mental health support, and counseling
  • A seasoned mental health/wellness professional with generalist skills in assessment and time-limited solution focused individual, couples, and group counseling. Excellent case management skills, considerable knowledge and experience in consulting/crisis intervention, workshop presentations and training/supervision of professional and administrative staff
  • Have active licensure as a mental health professional in the state of Colorado or the ability to acquire a license in Colorado within six months of hiring.
Organizational Location University of Northern Colorado Posting Details Posting Detail Information

Posting Number E01478 Position Number E99023 Desired Start Date 07/01/2022 Open Date 04/22/2022 Close Date 05/06/2022 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Attach resume, cover letter, and a list of references electronically. Salary and Benefits Salary range is $120,000-$125,000. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position. Additional Requirements and Information Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.


Required Notice: In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online (https://www.unco.edu/police/clery/security-report.aspx) and a paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.


AAEO Employer Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Doctoral degree in clinical counseling, agency counseling, social work, clinical psychology, student affairs or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of References
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Posted
04/23/2022
Salary Range
$87,000.00 - $147,000.00
per Year
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Location
Greeley, CO, 80631, US