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University of California Riverside, Bourns College Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health, Counseling & Wellness in Riverside, California

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health, Counseling & Wellness

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule

201904030301 Full Time
8AM - 5PM
$120,900 - $238,100

Position Information

The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health, Counseling & Wellness (AVCHCW) will report to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and have the responsibility of providing leadership and oversight for the administration, development and assessment of student health and wellness services on campus. This includes student success initiatives related to: psychological counseling; student health; disability services; recreational sports; fitness programs; and wellness activities.

The AVCHCW will provide strategic direction and leadership to the following departments in the Division of Student Affairs: Student Health; Counseling and Psychological Services; the Well; Case Management; Student Disability Resource Center and Student Recreation.

The AVCHCW will have an integral role in overseeing, organizing and integrating the staffing, programs, resources and initiatives of the departments that comprise the student health, counseling and wellness Cluster; and leading the university in creating a strong and active wellness culture on campus that enhances student success while facilitating the development of lifelong wellness self-management skills. This entails the establishment of a close collaboration with Academic Affairs and other key campus partners.

The salary range for this position is $120,900 to $238,100, however it is currently budgeted up to Midpoint, or $179,500, annually. Please note: Candidates may be recorded when interviewed for viewing by the interview panel. Candidates will be required to present a vision seminar.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement

Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required

Advanced degree. Preferred

A doctorate degree in health care administration, public administration, health systems management, medicine, clinical or counseling psychology, nursing, or other related field Preferred


Experience Requirement

10 - 15 years of related experience.


Previous supervisory/managerial experience.


Minimum Requirements

Ability to elicit cooperation, open productive communication, and involvement of others in the decision-making process to increase staff effectiveness to foster imaginative and creative solutions to solve problems.

Highly experienced and skilled at planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating activities appropriate to the advancement of organizational goals.

Demonstrated advanced oral and written communication skills.

Knowledge and practical experience with development and implementation of comprehensive student health and well-being programs in a university setting. Knowledge of the social, psychological, and physical development stages of students, and knowledge of or ability to acquire knowledge of student development and learning theory. Passion for and experience with an integrated approach to student health and well-being in a university or similarly decentralized setting.

Advanced knowledge of the principles and practice of supervision and management.

Ability to set specific, measurable, realistic goals for the division, each department, and individual staff members. Identify, define, and evaluate problems and plan and develop appropriate long-term and immediate strategies and solutions.

Advanced knowledge of business process reengineering, organizational planning and communications.

Must be computer literate.

Ability to prepare and manage a budget; make realistic and equitable fiscal decisions; and prepare cogent budgetary and annual reports. Analyzing short- and long-term fiscal needs and addressing them through systematic analysis and implementation of revenue-generating options including fees grants, and fund-raising efforts.

Skilled at managing workforce diversity issues.

Ability to manage multiple Student Services departments, in the areas of health, counseling and wellness, and to effectively direct and lead staff including the ability to manage a complex, multidisciplinary division and achieve the integration of services offered by separate units. Ability to conceptualize complex processes and to define the relationship among various parts.

Highly experienced with demonstrated leadership and team-building skills.

Must be able to collaborate with medical staff members and others across campus, both internal and external, at all levels in the organization on matters of significance.

Advanced knowledge of HR-related policies and procedures. Knowledge of union contracts and preparation of contract negotiations, in consultation with Human Resources.

Advanced knowledge of budget/fiscal related processes.

Must have project management and organizational leadership skills.

Preferred Qualifications

In-depth understanding of policy issues related to higher education health care programs.

Knowledge of strategic funding of health care programs and operations, public relations, and marketing, fundraising.

Advanced knowledge of health care administration and systems.

Advanced knowledge of student health care administration and systems.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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