1+ months

Associate Dean for Wellness and Well-Being

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Associate Dean for Wellness and Well-Being
Requisition Number FE02852
Working Title Associate Dean for Wellness and Well-Being
Department Name 7H000:COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education
Terminal degree preferred (MD, DO, PhD, EdD, LCSW, etc.)
Required Related Experience
  • Must be in good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards and agencies and with the University.
  • Strong administrative and management skills.
  • Working knowledge of health care, education, and research activities and interdependencies with accurate understanding of the development trends and stressors associated with each area.
  • Three to five years’ experience, post terminal training in health care working with faculty, staff, and learners.
  • Three to five years’ experience in wellness.
  • Possesses role-model excellence in attitude, compassion, professionalism, and personal behavior.
  • Strong collaborative, organizational, negotiation, time management, and communication skills.
Required License/Registration/Certification
Job Summary
Reporting to the dean of the College of Medicine, this position defines the professional, academic, and administrative activities of a wellness and well-being administrator. This position is responsible for clinical and biomedical areas in the college. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Provide strategic vision, planning, and direction to the development, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives to improve health and well-being outcomes that build upon current strengths and addresses opportunities to improve wellness, integrating efforts with other key strategic themes.
  • Monitor and report outcomes regularly, including measures of engagement, professional fulfillment, health, and well-being, return on investment, value on investment, and track outcome changes with the introduction of interventions to serve the five area models of well-being (mental/spiritual/emotional; career; financial; physical; community well-being).
  • Assess current policies and procedures and how they relate to wellness with the ability to work with the College of Medicine leadership to update policies and procedures that are contradictory to promote wellness; work with college leadership to develop new policies and procedures as needed to ensure effective and compliant programs.
  • Collaborate with the College of Medicine Human Resources Business Partner and the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion to ensure inclusion of wellness for all College of Medicine stakeholders.
  • Raise awareness and provide education related to the impact of professional burnout and the benefit of building resiliency and coping skills.
  • Work closely with communications team to ensure that community-wide messaging is supportive of the well-being for the community served.
  • Implement effective evidence-based individual- and group-level interventions, and system-wide interventions.
  • Partner with mental health leaders to decrease stigma and improve access to, and awareness of, mental health services.
  • Create, promote, facilitate, and model a culture of wellness to improve organizational health and well-being at the system level.
  • Oversee the business plan development for implementation and delivery of programs and services to support well-being.
  • Conduct evidence-based quality improvement efforts that support well-being of all employees and learners in the College of Medicine.
  • Collaborate with available wellness resources and programs in the College of Medicine, UK HealthCare, UK Campus, and community and elevate awareness of such resources and programs.
  • Develop a model to address the causes of burnout.
  • Promote an organizational culture that fosters engagement and personal fulfillment.
  • Represent the dean on wellness-related strategic issues or administrative committees where appropriate.
  • Represent the operations of the College of Medicine as they pertain to wellness to external partners, affiliates, contractors, and accrediting bodies, where appropriate.
  • Assist and promote departmental and institutional applications for external funding on projects targeting aspects of wellness, independently and/or in collaboration with colleagues.
  • Work collaboratively with the senior leadership of the University and hospital partners, faculty, and staff regarding policies, procedures, and issues.
  • Advance the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and interact using civility and respect regardless of one’s rank or status, both within the university and in external organizations.

Leadership, Strategic Planning, and Policy/Program Implementation

  • Assist in the refinement and implementation of the college’s wellness strategic plan by increasing and/or developing key metrics with a focus on innovation.
  • Provide leadership in planning and implementation of strategies to advance and maintain LCME accreditation.
  • Serve as a wellness resource, advocate, and representative for appropriate faculty-, staff-, and learner-based groups.
  • Provide guidance on College of Medicine wellness website to ensure accuracy of information.

The position is open until filled; however, review of applications will begin on January 14, 2022. Please submit by this date to ensure full consideration.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated. 
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience
Terminal degree preferred (MD, DO, PhD, EdD, LCSW, etc.)
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2022-03-16 Expires: 2022-07-17

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