Coastal Carolina University — Assistant Vice President for Student Wellness and Health Equity

The Division of Student Affairs at Coastal Carolina University seeks an innovative and experienced leader for the inaugural role of Assistant Vice President for Student Wellness and Health Equity. This senior-level administrator will report to the Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, serve on the Student Affairs Leadership team, and will be responsible for inspiring, leading, and supervising key functional areas that support student wellness including Counseling Services, LiveWell, and Student Health Services. 

As Coastal Carolina University takes bold steps to holistically support students’ wellbeing in innovative ways amid COVID-19 and beyond, the incumbent will collate and aggregate data from across their portfolio to identify ways Coastal Carolina University can be a national leader in student wellness and health equity and create a strategic plan to achieve their goals. The assistant vice president must be a diversity, equity, and inclusion-minded leader, and demonstrative proficiency in providing inclusive and holistic healthcare. This position will manage the newly implemented web-based array of contracted telehealth and counseling services for students, and oversee the student health and wellness fee. The assistant vice president will also take part in the Student Affairs on-call rotation for after-hour student emergencies. 

Requirements: A master’s degree in Public Health, Counseling, Health Administration, Educational Leadership, or relevant health or education-related discipline from an accredited institution is required. If a clinician, must be currently licensed and, if not already, be eligible to be licensed in South Carolina within a year of hire. Five (5) years of progressive leadership in Public Health, College Health and/or Student Affairs, and prior experience in a supervisor and/or leadership role in Counseling, Wellness, and/or a Health Center are required. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency and commitment to social justice, equity and access. A terminal degree in Public Health, Counseling, Health Administration, Educational Leadership, or relevant health or education-related discipline from an accredited institution and five (5) years in a supervisory or leadership role in Counseling, Wellness, and/or Health Center in a university setting are preferred. 

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, minutes from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 46 states and 53 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education. 

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply. 

Interested applicants may apply online at or online in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity at Coastal Carolina University, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted by August 10, 2021. 

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer. 

Assistant Vice President (UC63/140088), full-time position with benefits. Normal work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Must be flexible to meet the special scheduling needs of the university.