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Assistant Dean for Student Health, Counseling, and Wellness

Gonzaga University
Spokane, Washington State
Posted Date
Apr 20, 2023

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Gonzaga University is a private liberal arts university established in 1887 in Spokane, Washington. The university is rooted in its unique identity grounded in a Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic tradition, where students, faculty, and staff seek to serve the common good. The Gonzaga mission encourages an experience that fosters a commitment to the dignity of the human person. The Jesuit-inspired, liberal arts-based tradition of reflection and action ensures the development of the whole person—mind, body, and spirit. Gonzaga offers 75 undergraduate majors and programs, 26 master’s degrees, and several PhD programs to over 7,200 enrolled students. Gonzaga calls students to live, learn, and explore, centering community as the cornerstone of the student experience.

Reporting to the dean for student wellbeing and a leader in the student wellbeing & flourishing community of practice (SWP CoP), the assistant dean provides vision, leadership, and management of student health, counseling, and wellness programs and services. The assistant dean sets strategic direction, develops high-impact practices, and innovative approaches informed by the Gonzaga University ethos of cura personalis (care of the whole person), and prioritizes student wellbeing as a foundation for student success. The assistant dean guides the department’s daily operations, assessment, service management, and partnerships in service to overall student wellbeing at Gonzaga University.

The assistant dean ensures that departmental initiatives incorporate inclusive approaches to best serve an increasingly diverse generation of Gonzaga students. The assistant dean oversees approximately 20 staff, providing programs and services to meet students’ health needs, support overall wellbeing, foster community, and align with the university’s mission. The assistant dean serves as a member of the student affairs leadership team.

A master’s degree in public health, hospital administration, higher education, or a related field; significant and progressive relevant and progressive leadership experience with a record of success are required. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to work with a complex and diverse student community, experience articulating and implementing best practices in student health, counseling, wellness, and collaborative models of care, and a strong commitment to creating equitable and inclusive campus environments, systems, programs, and policies.

Review of applications will begin May 25, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit their resume and cover letter via the Spelman Johnson website at Please email nominations for this position to Kara Kravetz Cupoli at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email

The salary for this position is $110,000 to $115,000.

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Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

Diversity affirms our faith-inspired commitment to an inclusive community where human differences thrive within our living, working and learning environment.

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