Assistant Vice President for Student Well-Being
Spelman Johnson

Kennesaw, Georgia

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University (KSU) is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to its more than 42,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only six percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Reporting to the vice president for student affairs, the assistant vice president for wellbeing (AVP) provides leadership for staff who support student success through mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. The AVP provides oversight and direction for the center for young adult addiction and recovery, counseling and psychological services, health promotion and wellness, and sports and recreation. The AVP is responsible for the overall vision, direction, leadership, and continued development of a student-centered team and program within the division and the university offering programs and services focused on wellbeing at KSU; and, through centralized communication with campus partners, oversees the coordination and collaborative efforts among the offices within the division of student affairs, auxiliary services, academic colleges, and other campus stakeholders.

A master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and at least seven years of progressive leadership experience in higher education are required. A terminal degree and experience in senior leadership in student affairs are preferred. The ideal candidate will possess management experience in staff development, budgeting, research, and customer service; experience and/or ability to support students and staff from a variety of diverse backgrounds and perspectives; and outstanding interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem-solving, independent judgment, organization, communication, time management, project management, and presentation skills.

Review of applications will begin March 10, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email

The anticipated salary range for this position is $120-$130,000. Student affairs staff members at KSU have the option to work remotely one day per week.

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Kennesaw State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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