Associate Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness and Executive Director, Student Health Services

Associate Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness and Executive Director, Student Health Services

University of California, Santa Cruz

About UC Santa Cruz:

UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. Reputation for Excellence: Named to the 2017 US News & World report top 50 Best Global Universities, UC Santa Cruz has earned national and international recognition both for the impact of its research and for its long-established commitment to quality undergraduate instruction. Equity and inclusion, community engagement, and environmental stewardship are core values of UCSC, the Division of Student Success, and Student Health Services. A campus with one of the most visually spectacular settings in higher education, UC Santa Cruz provides unparalleled opportunities for students to learn through hands-on experience.

The Position:

Under the general direction of the Vice Provost for Student Success, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Health & Wellness/Executive Director, Student Health Services (AVC) provides leadership for a portfolio of departments and services. The AVC provides senior strategic leadership in the design, development, implementation, coordination, assessment, and continuous improvement of health-related programs and services for students. The AVC leads the collaborative efforts of the medical services, mental health services, administrative services, ancillary services, and Student Health Outreach & Promotion to improve the health status of students, provide effective healthcare services, and support students' learning and achievement. The position is responsible for providing campus health leadership on known and emerging issues relevant to the health, safety, and well-being of students.

Characteristics of the Successful Candidate:

Successful candidates will demonstrate at least 10 years significant, progressive health care administrative experience, including: the design, development, and direction of interdisciplinary health-related programs and services and responsibility for fiscal management, budget development, and human resources, along with an in-depth understanding of policy issues related to higher education health care programs. We seek candidates who are highly experienced with demonstrated leadership and team-building skills, possess demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, and exceptional analytical and strategic management skills. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent interpersonal, cultural fluency, and conflict resolution skills. For the full list of selection criteria, including the educational and licensure requirements, please visit:

Student Health Services Mission Statement: The UCSC Student Health Services mission is to provide high quality services which promote physical and emotional wellbeing focused on the diverse needs of students. We strive to create a caring and supportive environment to assist students in improving their physical and emotional wellbeing to aid in their academic success.

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