Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership and engagement. Located in a sprawling metropolis, our premier Tier One campus provides students with cutting edge programs including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, distance and continuing education. Ranked among the best colleges in America, UH is home to award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, has one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, and alumni who have become international leaders.

The Position
Reporting to the assistant vice president for student affairs – health and well-being, the director provides departmental leadership and maintains primary responsibility including program direction for UH Wellness, including planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion and prevention strategies, policies, programs, and services campus-wide as well as plans, administers, and manages operating budgets. This position is a key leader within a strong health and well-being portfolio in student affairs and enrollment services, focusing on fostering the holistic well-being of all students through coordinated, intentional, and strategic services and programs. This is an opportunity to help create an integrated healthy campus vision with the new AVP of health and well-being, while supporting the mission and vision of the university. This position will collectively promote, nurture and enrich streamlined comprehensive multidisciplinary student health and well-being initiatives and strategies around several dimension of well-being such as physical, emotional, spiritual, professional, and social to include current programs of alcohol and other drugs, sexual health and violence prevention, and mental health, expanding an “upstream” approach with new initiative on life skills such as resiliency, courageous conversations, sleep, purpose, values, and financial literacy. The director provides leadership, supervision and training for professional staff, graduate assistants and interns, peer educators and student assistants.

Minimum requirements include a master’s degree and five years of managerial or related professional experience. A doctorate is preferred. Other qualifications include: experience with supervision and managing resources; visionary thinking and planning skills; the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff in a complex and diverse environment; the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with key partners, with emphasis on dynamic communication and collaboration; demonstrated ability to create a strategic vision and motivate others; and a demonstrated personal and professional commitment to health and well-being.

Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin February 3 and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Confidential inquiries and nominations for this position may be emailed to Laura Puckett Boler at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.