Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Health and Wellness and Chief Wellbeing Officer
University of California Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Internal Number: 3420535
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Health and Wellness and Chief Wellbeing Officer
Location: Santa Cruz Job ID: 41841
JOB POSTING UC Santa Cruz has partnered with Keeling & Associates in this search process. Confidential inquiries, questions, and nominations should be addressed to Jeff Ewing, Senior Consultant for Executive Search, at [email protected]. Applications must be submitted by following the instructions on this posting. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible; all applications received by October 3, 2022, will receive full consideration. The search will continue until the position is filled.
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INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is: 10-03-2022
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
The AVC-SHW stewards student health services. This includes a primary care clinic, same day clinic, counseling, psychiatry, high complexity laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, optometry, and billing & insurance. The program also includes the student health education, outreach program, and the confidential advocacy support for survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking.
Under the general direction of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Success, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Health and Wellness and Chief Wellbeing Officer (AVC-SHW) provides leadership for a portfolio of departments and services that support student wellbeing and contribute to the campus goal of creating environments of student success and belonging for our students. The AVC-SHW provides senior strategic leadership in the design, development, implementation, coordination, assessment, and continuous improvement of health-related programs and services for students. The AVC-SHW 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 AVC-SHW will serve as the chief wellbeing officer, ensuring that all health and mental health services are developed within an equity framework that necessitates the removal of systemic barriers as described by the social determinants of health.
The position is responsible for providing campus health leadership on known and emerging issues relevant to the health, safety, and well-being of students and serves as the Santa Cruz campus HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Privacy Officer. The position 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 programs and services in accordance with the mission and goals of the Division of Student Affairs and Success and the academic mission of the University.
As a condition of the position, the AVC-SHW serves on the Executive Oversight Board of the University of California Student Health Insurance Plan. As designated by the UC Regents in January 2012, there is a direct reporting relationship between the AVC-SHW and the Senior Vice President of Health Sciences and Service at the UC Office of the President regarding operational oversight of Student Health and Counseling Services. The AVC-SHW is also responsible for the leadership, development, implementation, assessment, and continuous support of confidential advocacy services that are available to students, faculty, and staff.
Salary Information: Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Serves as the chief wellbeing officer for the campus, engaging an equity lens, an understanding of intersectional identities and related unique issues, and working collaboratively with key stakeholders on campus policy, procedures, and quality improvement and implementation of evidence based programs, practices, and support.
The AVC-SHW will serve as the health and wellness administrator on campus who is responsible for analysis and assessment of what is happening across all campus and divisional units to connect how the campus is serving students comprehensively - from student experience in the classroom, to co-curricular experiences, to student employment.
As the mental health crisis continues to escalate, the AVC-SHW will engage equity centered health practices in all aspects of student health operations.
Serves as a key adviser to leadership in matters of public health that impact students, faculty, and staff.
Provides leadership to funding strategies for health care programs and operations, public relations, health care policy, advocacy and campus / community collaboration efforts.
Provides strategic leadership in the design, development, implementation, assessment, coordination, and continuous improvement of health-related programs and services for students.
Reviews, assesses, and enhances University-wide health and wellness programs and services for students.
Organizes and restructures student health programs and services as required to improve their efficacy, collaboration, and cost-effectiveness.
Ensures consistency in best practices as defined by the University of California, California Department of Health, appropriate regulatory agencies, accreditation organizations, and relevant professional associations.
Collaborates with other departments, programs, and services in, Student Affairs and Success, Academic Affairs, Athletics and the Division of Finance, Operations and Administration to develop, implement, assess, and enhance programs that benefit students' learning and well-being.
Leads the development and maintenance of effective liaison relationships with University, City, and State health care providers and agencies and public health officers.
Serves as spokesperson for the University's student health programs and services.
30% - Operations and Programs
Oversees 1) the development of new programs, including needs identification, resource development, staffing patterns and recruitment of said programs, and, 2) the regular evaluation of existing programs to determine efficiencies, inadequacies, performance, staffing pattern changes and on-going needs of programs.
Oversees the financial, human resources, physical, and technological infrastructure through which the services are provided.
Manages daily activities through several subordinate managers to achieve objectives (operational and budget processes, staff FTE, finance, human resources and space planning).
Leads the individual and collaborative efforts of the health-related programs and services to improve the health status of students and support students' learning and achievement.
Ensures that routine operations, programs, and services of these services are professionally and efficiently organized, administered, delivered, and evaluated.
Develops and implements systems of assessing the quality and effectiveness of all student health programs and services; establish ongoing quality improvement methods. Creates systematic programs to improve quality and manage risk, including professional development programs, monitoring of clinical practices and standards, and regular assessments of the quality of care and levels of student satisfaction with services.
Oversees the development and approval of annual budgets and financial forecasts; monitor the fiscal performance of health-related services; ensure that the departments and services are managed in a fiscally responsible manner.
Establishes systems of communication and dissemination of information, policy, procedure, and protocol to department heads and personnel.
Responsible for maintaining Student Health Services Accreditation with the AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care).
Serves as the Santa Cruz campus HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Privacy Officer as designated by the UC Santa Cruz Chancellor as specified in University of California HIPAA Administrative Requirements.
Serves on the University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UCSHIP) Advisory Board which supports and advises the UCSHIP Executive Committee in the administration of the UC Student Health Insurance Plan regarding the administrative and financial management of the UCSHIP, and makes recommendations to the committee on key strategic decisions affecting the plan.
Provides strategic leadership in the development, implementation, coordination, and continuous improvement of CARE: Advocate Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Sexual Misconduct.
15% - Campus Outreach and Relations
Ensures that relationships with students, faculty, staff, donors, volunteers, and the community at large are handled in a manner consistent with UCSC values, mission, and strategic objectives.
Provides health leadership on known and emerging issues relevant to the health, safety, and well-being of students, faculty, and staff.
Partners with student service, administrative, and academic leaders to enhance health and well-being policies, environments, culture, practices, programs, and services for students, faculty, and staff, engaging a health equity lens in these partnerships.
Serves as the key point of contact for student and employee health-related news and information and is expected to lead health-related communication efforts and represent the University.
Facilitates discussion, planning and coordinated action among the various offices and programs concerned with the health and wellness of faculty, staff, students, dependents and retirees.
Links and integrates the wellness, prevention, health promotion, and health education programs in Student Affairs and Success with other campus and community health promotion efforts.
10% - Resource Allocation
Participates in the development of appropriate annual and long-term financial objectives, leading the organization in achievement of financial goals.
Allocates resources for student health programs and services in accordance with the mission and goals of the Division of Student Affairs and Success and the academic mission of the University.
Develops coordinated systems of strategic and resource planning and allocation among health-related programs and services.
5% - Student Health Insurance Program
Responsible for the management of the university- sponsored student health services, including the insurance plan (SHIP).
Serves on the Executive Oversight Board for the UC Student Health Insurance Plan.
Establishes and maintains student health care policy for the University.
Develops University-wide policies, procedures, and protocols for responding to student health-related emergencies.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Demonstrated track record of progressively responsible leadership, administrative, and supervisory experience in a health care setting.
Advanced knowledge of health care administration, systems, and policies, serving a youth population.
Ability to engage an equity lens, an understanding of intersectional identities and related unique issues, and collaborate with key stakeholders on campus policy, procedures, and quality improvement and implementation of evidence based programs, practices, and support that work to decrease the health disparities for students.
Highly experienced with demonstrated leadership and team-building skills.
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of strategic funding of health care programs and operations, public relations, and marketing, fundraising.
Highly experienced and skilled at planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating activities appropriate to the advancement of organizational goals.
Knowledge of quality assessment and improvement procedures and best practices in health care management, patient care, and prevention programs.
Proven ability to develop, implement, and direct business processes, policies, procedures, and strategic and organizational planning activities.
Excellent interpersonal, cultural competency and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to follow, model and maintain appropriate conduct that adheres to the UCSC Principles of Community.
Experience supervising, developing and motivating professional staff in a union environment, with an ability to conduct performance management when necessary.
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.
A doctorate or PhD degree in health care administration, public administration, health systems management, medicine, clinical or counseling psychology, nursing, or other related field.
Direct experience in college health or in a related area of clinical practice and administration. Additional college health or public health training, experience in clinical preventive services, and a campus or community health background is preferred.
Significant experience as a licensed healthcare professional or administrator.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Will be required to complete HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility) training within 30 days of hire.
Will need to possess or obtain a Cardiopulmonary (CPR) certificate within 90 days of hire, if medically licensed.
Will be required to comply with Title IX training and renewal as directed.
Will be required to comply with current Student Health Center employee health safety requirements for health care workers as defined by state and federal regulatory agencies; current health safety requirements to be discussed during the interview.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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