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Assistant Dean for Students for Health & Wellness

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Posting Details

Title Details

FLSA Exempt

Position Summary Information

PositionTitle Assistant Dean for Students for Health & Wellness
Job Description Summary

The Assistant Dean of Students for Health & Wellness is a key Student Affairs leadership position overseeing the departments of Student Counseling, Student Health, & Campus Recreation. The director or administrator of each of these departments reports to the Dean. The Assistant Dean of Students for Health & Wellness is responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring and assessing health and wellness activities throughout the Division of Student Affairs. This position requires excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and problem-solving skills; demonstrated knowledge of student development and best practices in providing academic, professional, and behavioral support services in a dynamic university setting.

This is a full-time 12-month position. The Assistant Dean of Students for Health & Wellness reports directly to the Dean of Students and serves on the Student Affairs senior leadership team.

Required Qualification Summary

Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, Student Affairs, Student Development, Psychology, Educational Psychology, or a related discipline.

Demonstrated experience providing direct support for students at risk.

At least five to seven years of professional experience in a college or university health, counseling, or related wellness programs.

Experience working with database software or other cloud based product (Maxient).

Working knowledge of FERPA, Title IX, Clery.

Demonstrated supervisory skills leading professional and administrative staff.

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to serve the needs of a culturally diverse student population.

Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

Strong organizational skills with an emphasis on detail.

Strong analytical skills including data gathering, analysis, assessment and evaluation, and evidence based planning.

Proficient in computer software applications, including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Access, Datatel or other related software packages.

Preferred Qualification Summary

Doctorate or other terminal degree preferred.

Physical Demands

No or very limited physical effort required.

Essential Duties

Leadership & Management:

Supervise and support the directors or administrators of the departments/offices of Campus Recreation, Student Health, & Student Counseling.

Lead the University’s efforts activities focusing on health and wellness.

Serve as primary support for Dean of Students in the management of student caseload including medical leave of absences, student mental health crises, SEIRT interventions, implementation of the University substance abuse policy, and student consultations.

Liaise with faculty and administrators regarding implementation of student wellness initiatives.

Assess the effectiveness of retention activities and services provided through the departments of Student Health, Student Counseling, and Campus Recreation.

Serve on the Student Affairs Senior Leadership Team.

Serve on the Student Affairs Deans and Directors Team.

Serve as Chair of the Student Early Intervention Response Team (SEIRT).

Serve on other Student Affairs and University committees as assigned.

Solve problems associated with the implementation of support services with minimal supervision.

Participate in an “on-call” rotation providing coverage and assistance for University emergencies as needed.

Student Case Management:

Assist Dean in managing student cases leveraging University resources (academic and non-academic) to support student retention and success.

Respond and coordinate with the Dean of Student Office student emergencies and crisis.

Review existing policies and protocols for assessment and intervention, leave of absences, returns from leaves, and related topics.

Assist students with leave of absences and coordinate with appropriate procedures and resources/requirements for return after leave.


Assist the Dean of Student Affairs in preparing/managing emergency response for the Division.

Provide fiscal and budgetary oversight for reporting offices/departments.

Participate in integrated planning process within Student Affairs to promote student retention, academic success, engagement, and wellness.

Develop and implement campus policies relating to overall student wellness (ie. Peer Health Educators).

Liaise with the Associate Provost for Inter-Professional Education to develop a holistic wellness program including integration into clinical settings.

Utilize best practices and frameworks (ie Healthy Campus 2020) in development of initiatives.


Staff and provide oversight, in coordination with the Directors of Student Counseling, Student Health, and Campus Recreation including major events and programming. Examples include peer health educators, mental and physical campus wellness programming, intermural sports, facilitate discussion with identified constituencies on select topics (ie. body image, sexual health, AOD).


Serve on other Student Affairs and University committees as assigned.

Provide coverage and assistance for after hours University emergencies as needed.

Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students.

Licenses and/or Certifications


Work Setting Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Job Status Full Time
Percent Duty Time 100

Position Details

Posting Number S00235
Reports to (Title) Dean of Students
Work Schedule Standard
Position End Date (if temporary)

Posting Details Information

University of the Sciences EEO Statement

The University of the Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Employer.

Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents