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Kansas State University
Posted: 06/28/2021
Morrison Family Associate Vice President for Student Well-being
Salary: $108,446 - $143,693

Morrison Family Associate Vice President for Student Well-being

Department: 3670009010 VP Student Life

Job no: 510905

Employment type: Executive

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Administrative / Professional, Executive / Director / Management, Student Affairs / Services

Pay Grade: 15A

About This Role:

The Morrison Family Associate Vice President for Student Well-being (MFAVP for Student Well-being) provides strategic leadership for initiatives that enhance the K-State student experience through the promotion of well-being. The position oversees and provides leadership for a dynamic portfolio encompassing: Lafene Health Center, Recreational Services, Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), Cats' Cupboard, Powercat Financial, Student Access Center, and the Morrison Family Center for Student Well-being. The MFAVP for Student Well-Being collaborates with Student Life and other university partners to develop and deliver programs and services to enhance the university student body's academic, social, emotional, and overall success. The position promotes holistic student well-being, ensuring the unit's mission, vision, and values align to divisional and institutional priorities. In addition, the MFAVP serves as a university advocate championing well-being as a critical component of social, academic, and intellectual life on campus and promoting a university culture of overall health and wellness. A key responsibility for this position is to cultivate a strategic vision for the Morrison Family Center for Student Well-being group and lead the implementation of strategies to achieve that vision in partnership with campus constituencies.

The MFAVP for Student Well-being reports directly to the Vice President for Student Life, advises university leadership on student issues related to student health and well-being. In addition, this individual will serve as a member of the Division of Student Life executive council.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University educates more than 22,000 of tomorrow's potential leaders each year and provides some of the best global food systems and bio-security research in the world. In fact, the university is progressing toward its goal of becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025.

When you offer an exceptional student experience complete with a wide variety of academic choices, hands-on research opportunities and extracurricular activities that foster friendship, involvement and community, you're bound to get noticed both regionally and nationally. The Princeton Review ranked Kansas State University in multiple categories in "The Best 386 Colleges: 2021 Edition," which include No. 1 for happiest students, No. 2 for students love these colleges, No. 3 for best health services, and No. 7 for best counseling services. To learn more about recent K-State accolades, please visit:

K-State has long maintained a demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion. Since 1863, as the nation's first operational land-grant university, K-State has heralded "full educational privileges" with open enrollment to all students regardless of gender, race or creed. From the very beginning, our commitment to access, opportunity and success has remained unchanged. To learn more about K-State's commitment to diversity and diversity-related accolades, please visit:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master's degree

• Five or more years of relevant experience in higher education, preferably directing programs focused on health and wellness

Preferred Qualifications:

• Terminal degree or doctorate degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution

• Previous experience working in college health and wellness programs

• Be adept at facilitating difficult discussion, shepherding change, creating and strengthening partnerships, and aligning an array of efforts across the university

• Demonstrated success as a collaborator and relationship builder, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build collaborative working relationships with a broad range of diverse individuals and groups, including senior executives, to achieve results

• Strong track record in managing change and proven record as an organizational leader and program builder, particularly around initiatives that promote health, wellness, and overall student well-being

• Demonstrated well-being awareness and agility and the ability to build trust, credibility and navigate a complex landscape

• Demonstrated cultural competency with the proven ability to work effectively with people regardless of differences of culture and circumstances, including race, ethnicity, religion, language, gender identity, age, marital and family status, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, diverse physical and learning abilities/disabilities, and other identities

• Applied knowledge of current best practices in the field of student development and emerging issues in higher education, including social justice, cultural competency, retention and persistence, at-risk student factors, community building, student learning, and student health

• Proven record of leadership for student well-being, student success, curricular and co-curricular programs, creating and fostering a positive campus climate

• Effective ability to understand, communicate, and implement regulations, codes, policies, procedures, and guidelines

• Excellent oral and written communication skills using multiple communication modes, including social media and websites

• Demonstrated ability to source necessary and relevant information to conduct accurate and factual research

• Demonstrated administrative skills, including planning, financial management, and personnel management

• Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, and discretion and maintain integrity with sensitive and confidential information, and demonstrate the highest level of service and response

• Demonstrated record of ethical practice

• Commitment to a health, wellness, and well-being philosophy to support all university students, faculty, and staff and an appreciation for the relationship between academic and co-curricular programs

• Strong cross-cultural communication and conflict resolution skills are needed to navigate complex situations to resolve problems, build consensus, and reconcile competing interests

• Experience serving on committees and/or workgroups

• Facility management/Capital project experience

Other Requirements:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted online via the applicant tracking system for review; please do not email applications. In your application materials, please include a single file pdf containing the following:

• A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position

• Curriculum vitae/Resume

• Three professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address

Application queries or nominations can be sent to:

Executive Recruiter, Lindsey Fouquette at

Search committee chair, Kerri Keller at

Screening of Applications Begins:

The search committee will accept applications and nominations until July 26, 2021, at 11:55 PM. That same week, the committee will begin identifying candidates to interview, and initial interviews will take place the week of August 2, 2021.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$108,446 - $143,693 annually

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Advertised: Jun 28, 2021

Application Closes: Jul 26, 2021

To apply, visit

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