The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) is seeking a well-qualified candidate to fill the newly created position of Director for Wellbeing. The Director for Wellbeing will advance the AAVMC’s strategic goal to promote a climate of wellbeing throughout academic veterinary medicine by developing and implementing programs to promote wellbeing at AAVMC member institutions.
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience at a senior executive level in association management or academia; excellent organizational and planning skills; the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; and outstanding written and oral communication skills.
Summary of Primary Responsibilities
Provide subject-matter expertise on the science and application of wellbeing
Develop programs that foster a culture of wellbeing as an institutional priority
Develop a wellbeing model for academic veterinary medicine
Work with mental health professionals at all member CVMs to develop outreach and other programs that enhance the wellbeing of faculty, staff, and students
Build relationships with interprofessional health colleagues to gather and share information
Serve as liaison to the AAVMC’s Veterinary Mental Health Practitioners
Develop and present content on mental health and wellbeing topics across the profession to drive positive change
Develop and manage annual budget for wellbeing initiatives and programs
Summary of Qualifications
Advanced degree required in a relevant field or discipline such as social work, psychology, medicine, public health
A minimum of seven years of full-time professional experience
Experience working in academia
Demonstrated knowledge of the science of wellbeing and evidence-based practices
Demonstrated experience in designing, facilitating, and evaluating wellbeing programs/projects
Knowledge of health policies and practices
Highly developed communications skills; strong writing skills; ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission and specific program-related objectives; ability to translate the knowledge of wellbeing to diverse audiences
Ability to travel on behalf of the AAVMC (5-7 times per year)
Telecommuting is allowed.
The member institutions of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) promote and protect the health and wellbeing of people, animals and the environment by advancing the profession of veterinary medicine and preparing new generations of veterinarians to meet the evolving needs of a changing world.
Founded in 1966, today the AAVMC represents the more than 20,000 faculty staff and students across the academic veterinary medical community. Our Member Institutions include veterinary medical colleges in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia as well as departments of veterinary science and departments of comparative medicine in the U.S.