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Associate Vice President for Student Health, Counseling, and Wellness

Company: California State University, Sacramento
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Associate Vice President for Student Health, Counseling, and Wellness

Job No: 520569
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Note to Applicants: Please do not apply via the "Apply Now" button on this page. Only submissions made with Keeling & Associates will be considered for this search. Please find the instructions to apply in the "Application Process" section below.

Working Title: Associate Vice President for Student Health, Counseling and Wellness

Classification Title: Administrator III

Posting Details

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): January 20, 2023

Hiring Preference
Not Applicable

Position Summary

The Associate Vice President for Student Health, Counseling, and Wellness Services (SHCWS) reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) and is responsible for providing overall strategic leadership, management, fiscal oversight, and programmatic direction of a comprehensive, fully-integrated model of health and wellness services for a campus of 31,000 plus students. The Associate Vice President of SHCWS (hereafter referred to as "AVP") oversees and manages the accredited, multifaceted healthcare program that includes medical services, mental health services, athletic training, administrative services, ancillary services, CARES, health education programs, and student health outreach programs.

The AVP leads a multi-disciplinary team comprised of physicians, psychiatrists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, radiology technicians, social workers, case managers, counseling psychologists, health educators, athletic trainers, peer educators, and administrative and non-clinical support staff. This position is responsible for providing the campus with health leadership on known and emerging issues relevant to the health and well-being of students and student-athletes, The AVP establishes and maintains student health and health care policy for the University, and is responsible for setting health-related priorities and allocating resources for student health and counseling programs and services in accordance with the mission and goals of the Division of Student Affairs and the academic mission of the University. The AVP also oversees athletic training for all Division 1 sports ensuring compliance with NCAA regulations and best practices in student-athlete health care.

FLSA: Exempt

CSU Classification Salary Range: $ 6,250.00 - $ 20,063.00 per month

Hiring Range: Anticipated hiring range will be commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.

Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Regular (At-Will)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months

Work Hours: Monday - Friday; 8am - 5pm. Hours will vary depending on need.

Department Information

The Mission of Student Health, Counseling, and Wellness Services (SHCWS) is to provide exceptional, cost-effective care that fosters the health and wellness of students to promote academic and personal success. The Student Health Center is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and is an institutional member of the American College Health Association. Additional information on SHCWS is available on the web at:

Required Qualifications


  • Seven (7) years of professional leadership and progressive management experience (at the director level or above) in health and/or counseling services, public health, health care and/ or counseling services, public health, health care administrations, and other wellness-related fields;
  • Experience delivering with high-quality, efficient, patient-centered, culturally competent services; Understanding of work associated with Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in a highly diverse environment;
  • Experience planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating performance and outcome measures of health and counseling-related programs & services, health education& wellness, basic needs, and related personnel;
  • Experience managing complex budgets, capital planning, and managing contracts with partner organizations;
  • Experience with nationally recognized accreditation standards in fields related to health care and/ or counseling.
  • Experience with nationally recognized accreditation standards in fields related to health care and/ or counseling.
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to understand, articulate, integrate, and implement the college health and counseling models and current standards of professional practice and licensure;
  • Ability to contribute to and influence the interface between assigned programs and the campus community, local/regional health care and counseling organizations, local non-profits working in the wellness and basic needs area, University/System policies, and broader regulatory, licensing, and accreditation requirements;
  • Ability to oversee, and provide sound judgment and guidance, to staff involved in crisis intervention for a broad range of presenting problems and constituencies;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to facilitate open discussions, and write clear and concise reports; strong leaderships and interpersonal skills, and the ability to collaborate and respond to multiple constituencies and make meaningful connections within and outside the department/ university.

  • Ability to pass background check
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience supervising and evaluating employees in a union environment ensuring compliance with bargaining unit requirements and facilitating the effective resolution of issues between management and staff;
  • Experience with data collection/ analysis, and related report writing in a health care and/ or counseling environment including experience with performance metrics and process improvement for patient care:
  • Experience with technology resources (e.g. medical health records) integrated within a counseling/health services department;
  • Experience with athletic training in a higher education setting and/or best practices in athletic training and sports medicine with populations with similar characteristics to college students;
  • Knowledge and understanding of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations related to athletic training, sports medicine, and student-athlete physical and mental health care;
  • Knowledge of Basic Needs and Case Management models of support (emergency housing, food pantries, etc) Application Process
    Keeling & Associates is supporting Sacramento State in this search. We welcome questions, requests for conversations in advance of applying, and/or nominations-all of which can be sent to Jeff Ewing, Senior Consultant for Executive Search, at . Communications regarding this position are considered confidential.

    Application materials should include a resume and a letter of interest and must be sent to . The subject line of the email should read "Sacramento State-AVP."

    The review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled; we encourage applicants to submit materials as soon as possible. All candidate materials received by January 20, 2023, will receive full consideration.

    About Sac State

    is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: "As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement." As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

    As evidenced by the values embedded in our , Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

    To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the ? page.

    Background Check Disclaimer

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:
    CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
    Out of State Employment Policy

    Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

    As of January 1, 2022 the prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

    It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit .

    The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

    Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
    The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.
    Eligibility Verification
    Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa).

    Note to Applicants:

    Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

    Advertised: December 06, 2022 (9:10 AM)
    Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

    To apply, visit


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