Open executive Job in Academic & University Assistant Vice President Health & Wellness


Department: VP of Student Affairs

Division: Student Affairs

Posting Date: 11/15/2017

Job Category: Staff

Position Group: Unclassified

Job Description Summary:

Job ID: 5015 – FT – Unclassified (salaried)

Miami University invites applications and
nominations for the newly created position of Assistant Vice President for Health and Wellness (AVP). The AVP will provide essential insight
as a member of the Student Affairs leadership team. This is an outstanding opportunity for a visionary and student-centered administrator
with a passion for student wellness and excellent leadership and management skills. The position requires a strong understanding of and
experience with the multidimensional aspects of health and well-being for college students. The successful candidate will be an outstanding
student advocate; will establish strong, collaborative relationships across campus; be committed to the total health and well-being of a
diverse and growing student population; and will understand and demonstrate team leadership in Student Affairs.

Nationally recognized
as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions in the nation, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio.
With an undergraduate student body of 17,000 and a total student body of nearly 20,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong
academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

Miami is distinguished by a faculty
and staff who love to teach and mentor students. The 2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings recognize Miami as the highest ranked public
university in the United States in the category of “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching.” Only 19 national universities are noted
for such commitment. Miami has appeared on this short, elite list since the inaugural year of the rankings in 2009 and has been in the top
three among public universities for six years in a row. We are a campus that prides itself on a providing a holistic education, and aspires
to be one of the healthiest campuses in the nation. Those efforts will require strong collaborations across campus, and the AVP will have
the charge to lead that work.

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Assistant Vice President for Health and
Wellness will provide strategic leadership and visionary direction to the following departments within the Division of Student Affairs:
Student Health Services, Student Wellness (including sexual and interpersonal violence [SIV] prevention and education), the Student
Counseling Service, and the soon to be created Healthy Miami Collaborative. The Collaborative is a new initiative, scheduled begin its work
under an executive director in Summer 2018, that will focus on a strategic approach to addressing cultural change in the areas of high-risk
alcohol use, SIV, and student mental health.

The position provides campus leadership on efforts related to health and wellness;
creates and supports programs and services to meet students’ needs; provides vision regarding the overall experience of students; and
carries out other duties vital to achieving the Student Affairs mission as directed by the Vice President for Student Affairs.


Miami University is located in Oxford, Ohio. Many consider Miami’s campus one of the most beautiful in
America. Oxford has been rated by Forbes as the “Best College Town” in the United States and poet Robert Frost once said Miami University
was “the most beautiful campus that ever there was.” Uptown Oxford is a pleasant walk from campus and home to boutiques, coffee houses and
unique restaurants.

Diversity and Inclusion

The university is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative
action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender
identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or
protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment
practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

Miami University’s
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background
check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • Serve as a
    member of the leadership team for the Division of Student Affairs. Provide leadership in strategic planning, implementation, coordination,
    and review of health and wellness-related Student Affairs programs at Miami University.
  • Carry out a lead role in planning and
    executing strategic initiatives related to health and wellness, including setting priorities for related offices and managing specific
  • Supervise and manage the following departments within the Division of Student Affairs: Student Health Services, Student
    Wellness, and the Student Counseling Center. Assist in setting priorities for resource allocation, facility needs, and service utilization;
    provide oversight of the formulation and management of budgets. Continually measure and assess progress toward well-conceived and regularly
    updated strategic goals.
  • Serve as the University’s primary contact with Miami’s student health provider (currently Tri-Health), and
    work with the Director of Student Health Services, and the Miami Budget Office on all aspects of our student health partnership, including
    planning, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Work with the VPSA to establish the newly envisioned Healthy Miami Collaborative. The
    Collaborative is intended to connect existing or new strategy committees and a wide range of concerned stakeholders, including student
    groups, community resources, and faculty with related research, to address the individual and overlapping issues of high-risk alcohol use,
    sexual and interpersonal violence, and student mental health.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships within Student Affairs as
    well as with senior officers of the university, faculty, other university departments (including recreation and intercollegiate athletics),
    and a range of associated stakeholders. Lead the discussion and planning related to the role of health and wellness in academic
  • Represent units under supervision to internal and external constituencies; build relationships in the community,
    contributing to the positive image of the university and creating connections to local resources and partnerships. Create reports and
    presentations as needed.
  • Maintain high visibility within the campus community, particularly with students.
  • Other duties as

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree or equivalent in higher education administration, a
    health profession, or related field.
  • Eight or more years of pertinent experience in higher education with increasingly advanced and
    more responsible administrative and supervisory roles. Demonstrated leadership experience with one or more areas of responsibility.
  • Excellent communication, strategic planning, assessment, and budgeting skills. Strong interpersonal skills, and a commitment to
    collaboration with a variety of partners on and off campus.
  • A demonstrated passion for students focusing on their well-being,
    development and learning, and a personal track record of continuous learning to stay current on new ideas and technologies relevant to the
  • Demonstrated understand of diverse student populations and best practices to support and serve the breadth of students at
    Miami University.
  • Ability and willingness to serve in a 24/7 on-call capacity related to emergency response, as needed.
  • A
    desire to work in a complex environment that values both data-driven decision making and innovation.
  • Knowledge of local, regional
    and national issues, trends, and best practice standards in primary health care, health promotion and prevention, and mental health.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with health insurance, health related technologies, and managed care,
    as well as knowledge of national certification and accreditation requirements.
  • Experience in dealing with public health issues,
    crisis management, and emergency response.
  • Experience with behavioral intervention teams.
  • Experience with developing
    opportunities for grant proposals related to health and wellness areas.

Duration: 12 Months

Temporary: No

Benefit Eligible: Yes

Required Documents: Cover Letter, List of Three References, Resume

Application Types Accepted: Unclassified

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is firmly committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University does not permit and takes action to prevent harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. Miami University immediately investigates and takes disciplinary and/or remedial action when appropriate. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities should be directed to Ms. Mary Jane Leveline at (513) 529-2027. Miami University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

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