Health and Wellbeing, comprised of University Health Services (UHS) and Recreation and Wellbeing (RecWell) is conducting a recruitment for a Chief of Staff to the Associate Vice Chancellor over Health and Wellbeing within Student Affairs.
The Chief of Staff will serve as a senior advisor to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs over Health and Wellbeing.
Duties include: Provides oversight and guidance to projects of high importance Manages daily operations in a unit, department, or functional area of executive leadership Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives Propose, develop and manage policies developed within various sub-functions, departments, and work groups Collaborate with campus and community partners
This position requires collaboration with RecWell, UHS, other Student Affairs Departments, and campus leadership. Health and Wellbeing is looking for someone with experience in higher education, health and wellbeing, student affairs, or related field.
40%-Serves a chief advisor and main point of contact between university leadership and other stakeholders 25%-Provides oversight and guidance to projects of high importance 15%-Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives 10%-May manage executive support staff 10%-Manages reporting requirements and requests
Plans and directs all administrative, financial, and operational activities for a leadership position with institutional influence and oversight (Vice Chancellor, Associate Vice Chancellor, Dean, Provost, Vice Provost, Associate Vice Provost, Institutional Director/Chief). Organizes and prioritizes critical issues and required information for the executive to facilitate efficient decision-making.
40% Serves a chief advisor and main point of contact between university leadership and other stakeholders
25% Provides oversight and guidance to projects of high importance
15% Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives
10% May manage executive support staff
10% Manages reporting requirements and requests
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
1. At least six years of professional and progressively more responsible experience in the field of higher education, health and wellbeing, student affairs or related field with responsibilities requiring discretion, sound judgement, management, and policy-making. 2. Experience supervising professional staff
1. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. 2. Understanding of higher education policies and procedures. 3. A collaborator who regularly reaches out to others and forms productive partnerships. 4. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 5. Exceptional ability to coalesce groups of people around progressive missions, visions and initiatives. 6. Demonstrated achievements/outcomes working in college health and wellbeing settings with strong shared governance traditions. 7. Demonstrated communication skills. 8. Demonstrated organization and project management skills. 9. A positive attitude and ability to achieve goals with compassion and even-handedness.
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Negotiable ANNUAL (12 months) Salary will be based on candidate experience/qualifications.
Health and Wellbeing is a theme area within Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by the vice chancellor for student affairs. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes departments led by the dean of students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and leadership resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing.
Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
How to Apply:
Click the Apply Online link above or below to apply. You will be required to create an account or login to an existing account. Please upload a cover letter and resume or CV to apply. You will be required to provide three references, additional references may be requested later.
The deadline for assured consideration is September 28, 2023. However, this position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.