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Chief Well-being Officer

Clemson University

Clemson University invites applications for the Office of Institutional Excellence’s Chief Well-Being Officer position. The Chief Well-Being Officer (CWO) is a newly created, senior leadership position that will provide institutional expertise and vision to the development and implementation of a comprehensive and holistic enterprise-wide well-being strategy.

Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Excellence, the CWO provides leadership and oversight to support the development of knowledge, skills, and confidence of students and employees to invest in lifelong health.

In partnership with on- and off-campus stakeholders, the CWO will be responsible for aligning, promoting, and expanding well-being initiatives, building stronger coalitions, and enhancing impact and service to the Clemson community.


STRATEGIC PLANNING and EXECUTION: Coordinate and collaborate effectively with all sectors of the University (students, staff, faculty, administration, and organizations) and its community. Lead a strategic planning process, which will culminate in the adoption and execution of a comprehensive long-range Well-Being Plan and accompanying infrastructure aligned with Clemson’s land-grant mission and institutional strategic priorities.

Coordinate planning and execution in partnership with the Office of Institutional Excellence ensuring integration and alignment with ClemsonElevate’s pillars of Student Experience, Research Ascension, and Transforming Lives. Cultivate effective collaborative practices with internal and external partners (e.g., civic, corporate, philanthropic) and stakeholders to support strategic objectives. Maximize accessibility to well-being education, tools, and services for all students, faculty, and staff at main and innovation campuses and enrolled online.

Develop and recommend appropriate policy and procedure revisions related to student and employee well-being with support from institutional stakeholders and content experts. Actively seek to influence, build effective relationships, and gain alignment with peers, functional partners, and/or external stakeholders to accomplish strategic objectives. 

LEADERSHIP, ADVOCACY and COMMUNICATION: Provide transformational/visionary leadership for all stakeholders that ensures an enterprise-wide approach to faculty, staff, student, and community well-being. Serve as a key advisor to the president, the Executive Leadership Team, and other officers/ leaders on matters of well-being impacting the enterprise, partners, and affiliates.

Create and lead a cross-functional advisory group of current and future subject-matter experts to create and promote a culture and infrastructure of well-being, focusing on a proactive and preventative approach, that illustrates Clemson’s commitment to the well-being of its increasingly diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and community. Engage key communication leaders and execute widespread promotion of the enterprise-wide well-being strategy. Serve on and engage relevant university, community and professional committees and task forces.

Identify and develop key strategic partnerships with external organizations interested in health promotion and well-being programming and/or research support. Serve as a strategic leader and advocate helping empower stakeholders across the enterprise to remove barriers and execute initiatives that will have positive outcomes for all students, faculty, and staff including first-generation, under-resources schools, rural communities, and geographic diversity, and have a lasting impact on the state and Clemson’s culture and environment of well-being.

MEASUREMENT, ASSESMENT and REPORTING: Analyze data to identify trends and gaps within and across populations, and translate data into knowledge that promotes well-being for all Clemson students, faculty, and staff online and at the main and innovation campuses and differing communities across the state.

Identify, implement, monitor, and report on key metrics and performance indicators to communicate accountability, measure the success of strategic initiatives and promote continuous improvement. Assess, both qualitatively and quantitatively, productivity and success of programs, policies, and services. Leverage data from organizational health and well-being assessments and research to achieve the desired future state outcomes. 


Minimum Education: A Masters Degree in health promotion, higher education, or related field

Preferred Education: A Doctoral Degree or equivalent in health promotion, higher education administration, or related field.

Experience: 10+ years in health promotion or related fields.

The ideal candidate should have proven ability to effectively engage with large and diverse audiences, drive strategy and results, and demonstrated record of collaborative leadership in a complex organization.

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Date Posted
June 15, 2023
Job Type
Clemson, SC

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