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Assistant Vice President of Health and Wellbeing

University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 12, 2024

Position Information

Posting Number

Position Title
Assistant Vice President of Health and Wellbeing

VP for Student Affairs


Job Family
Student Success

Position Status

Work Hours

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm.

Open to
External and Internal

Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience.

Funding expected to continue

Pay Basis

Benefits Eligible

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University Information

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution ( HSI ) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution ( AANAPISI ), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at . The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary

The University of Texas Arlington ( UTA ) is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Vice President of Health and Wellbeing ( AVP -H&W). This is an extraordinary leadership opportunity for an innovative and collaborative leader with a holistic vision and deep commitment to student success. The next AVP -H&W will oversee an integrated health and wellness operation providing primary medical care (Health Services), Counseling and Psychological Services ( CAPS ), recreational services (Campus Recreation), Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention ( RVSP ), Student Accessibility and Resource Center ( SARC ) and health promotion programs to the UT Arlington campus community. The position will assure that organizational structures effectively support growth and successful operations, promoting coordinated and complementary programs across units and with campus partners.

The successful candidate will be a passionate champion for campus health and wellbeing programs and be able to effectively recruit and retain clinical and non-clinical staff, as well as attract the support and resources needed to sustain an integrated vision. This is a position that requires strong supervisory and communication skills; a commitment to students and their development; and well-developed business, diplomatic, and political acumen. The University is looking for an individual who can genuinely connect and engage with staff. The AVP -H&W must be an inspirational leader, who will facilitate the delivery of the highest quality clinical services and wellbeing programs while advocating for a highly skilled and dedicated team.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Assistant Vice President of Health and Wellbeing provides vision, leadership, strategic, and operational direction for an integrated and holistic approach to wellness through medical, health, wellness, and recreational programs, services, and initiatives that directly benefit the University, engage the greater campus and regional community, and serve to provide preventative, proactive, and responsive support to the student body.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Directly supervises four directors and several cross-departmental management teams including mental health, medical, health promotion, recreation, and administrative operations for the units.
  • Manages budgets.
  • Serves on the Vice President for Student Affairs Leadership Team.
  • Effectively recruits and retains clinical and non-clinical staff, maintains a strong organizational culture, and attracts the support and resources needed to sustain Health and Wellbeing’s work.
  • Ensures that organizational structures are effectively supporting growth and successful functioning as well as promoting coordinated and complementary work across units.
  • Sets the priorities and strategic plan of the unit (in alignment with the Student Affairs Strategic Plan and campus priorities) and serves as the Chief Wellness Officer, partnering with stakeholders and leaders across campus.
  • Partners with other divisional, campus, and community leaders related to student wellness and wellbeing and employee health functions and promotes strategies that incorporate health and wellbeing into all aspects of campus policies and programs.
  • Critically assesses and champions comprehensive and accessible campus health and wellbeing programs along with campus partners.
  • Provides oversight of operational and management practices and policies in a highly regulated environment (e.g., federal and state laws, systemwide policies, national accreditations).
  • Makes decisions on Health Care Administration matters, mitigates risk and liability, and ensures achievement of objectives.
Minimum Qualifications
  • This position requires an advanced degree in Public Health, Healthcare Administration, Health Sciences, Medicine, or related fields along with at least 5 years of relevant experience in a leadership role.
Preferred Qualifications
  • In-depth understanding of policy issues related to higher education health care programs.
  • Advanced knowledge of administration, systems and clinical operations, health care management methods, financial management practices, and general health care market trends.
  • Highly experienced with demonstrated leadership and team-building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a comprehensive health organization that effectively responds to constituents’ needs and promotes a healthy community environment through prevention strategies and health promotion programs.
  • Possesses strong emotional intelligence, political and organizational acumen.
  • Highly experienced in the development and stewardship of strong relationships and partnerships across the University including divisional and campus leaders, and student and community stakeholders.
  • Highly experienced and skilled at planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating activities appropriate to the advancement of organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated success in program development, strategic planning, vision setting, and administration, including management of both medical and mental health service delivery and public/community health programs.
  • Advanced experience managing, delegating, and training staff, and setting culture within a complex organization.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA Privacy Rules, FERPA, Texas state laws, and rules regulating privacy and confidentiality of health and student information and practices.
  • Experience mitigating risk and liability.
  • Experience in setting and implementing business development strategy and revenue generation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Working knowledge of all relevant regulatory compliance and national accreditation standards
  • Experience in a college health care setting with a working knowledge of student health care trends, public health including environmental and occupational health, and the ability to work collaboratively and collegially with campus and community partners to improve student population health.
  • Ability to work within a large university system serving a multitude of constituents.
Other Requirements

Working Conditions

Special Conditions for Eligibility

CBC Requirement

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington ( UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies

Open Until Filled

Minimum Number of References Required

Maximum Number of References Accepted

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
Requirement Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PhD or equivalent
  2. How many years of relevant work experience do you have in Higher Education, Industry, or Research?
    • None
    • One year
    • 2-3 years
    • 4-5 years
    • 6-10 years
    • Over 10 years
  3. How many years of supervisory experience do you have?
    • None/less than 2 years
    • 3 to 4 years
    • 4 to 5 years
    • 6 or more years
Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover/Interest Letter
Optional Documents

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