The State University of New York at New Paltz seeks an effective, visionary leader to serve as Assistant Vice President for Student Wellbeing in the Division of Student Affairs. The Assistant Vice President for Student Wellbeing (AVP) plays an integral role in shaping the services and support that allow our students to thrive.
This key leadership position develops the overall vision and manages the continual improvement of holistic student wellbeing. The AVP works to promote a culture of care and wellness for students by partnering across the institution and by leading a cohesive team of dedicated professionals within:
The Disability Resource Center
Psychological Counseling Center
Student Health Services
Student Conduct and Community Standards
The Coordinator for Wellbeing Initiatives and Outreach.
The AVP also oversees Holistic Hawks, a group of faculty, staff and students whose mission to provide resources, programming, and modeling in order to empower campus community members to develop holistically. The AVP oversees the university-wide CARE (Consult, Assess, Respond, Educate) Team and collaborates with associate deans, faculty and student services for early intervention. The AVP serves as a liaison to students and their families to offer direct support in response to significant student issues. The AVP chairs the Student Crisis Fund allocation committee, providing resources to students who have experienced unpredictable financial challenges. The successful candidate must have working knowledge of compliance with federal and state laws and regulations related to functional and service areas within this portfolio and will be expected to consult with campus partners and SUNY Office of General Counsel to effectively carry out the responsibilities of the position.
Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the AVP contributes to the leadership to the 130 member staff of the Division of Student Affairs. The AVP will uphold the mission and values of the Division to achieve our student learning objectives: https://www.newpaltz.edu/studentaffairs/. The AVP serves as a representative of student wellbeing needs at the university level. Candidates should specifically address a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in their cover letter.
We are a nationally recognized public comprehensive institution located in the heart of a dynamic college town, ninety minutes from New York City. A highly selective and diverse university, we enroll over 6,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. New Paltz's
The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.
New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply. The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.