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Director of Financial Wellness

Job Description

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Director of Financial Wellness

Anticipated Hiring Range

$100,000 - $108,000 (commensurate with education & experience)

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Job Location

Raleigh, NC

About the Department

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at North Carolina State University is a dynamic, progressive community dedicated to enhancing the career and life success of students, faculty, and veterinary professionals through initiatives in curriculum and lifelong learning, development of leadership and entrepreneurial skills, and partnerships with the community. The College interacts with the greater community through programs in animal health and wellness that serve to improve animal and human health and well being and contribute to the economy of North Carolina and beyond.

Established in 1979, the college graduated its first class of students in 1985. Despite being one of the newest colleges of veterinary medicine in the US, NC State CVM has a strong national reputation for excellence in teaching, research and community outreach. U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 Annual Guide to America’s Best Veterinary Medicine Programs ranks NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine as number 3 in the nation.

The Office of Student Services is part of the Academic Affairs unit and is dedicated to the recruitment, support, and development of students in our veterinary professional program. The addition of financial planning and literacy services complements existing programs in career counseling, wellness, business, diversity and inclusion, and communication to ensure that NC State CVM graduates are ready to take on all aspects of their future careers.

The college is committed to practicing inclusivity, making community a priority and promoting innovation. We embrace effective leadership and we champion personal and professional growth.

Essential Job Duties

The selected individual for the Director of Financial Wellness position will be responsible for establishing resources for personal financial planning and debt management. Services are expected to include curricular and para-curricular programs to educate students on basic financial literacy, student loan servicing and repayment options, and individual consultation services. The selected individual will work closely with the director of the business and practice management curriculum and the Director of Career Services to develop resources.

The selected individual will support the college’s veterinary students, graduate students and house officers (veterinarians participating in clinical training programs). Currently, the 4-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program is composed of 4 classes of 100-120 students each. The CVM currently employs approximately 100 house officers and 80 graduate students.

The Director of Financial Wellness position’s essential responsibilities will include:
  • Providing individual, confidential fiduciary financial planning for CVM students and house officers;
  • Assisting with the evaluation of salary and benefits packages associated with employment contracts of our students, graduate students, or house officers;
  • Provide financial literacy lectures in DVM curriculum;
  • Provide financial literacy lectures for CVM community;
  • Compile and interpret information on student loan information to Dean and Dean’s Cabinet;
  • Liaison with Foundations Unit and Scholarship Committee.

Other Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned to support the CVM and Student Services Unit.

Minimum Education and Experience

Post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor’s degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Strong presentation, interpersonal, networking, and organizational skills;
  • Ability to take initiative;
  • Ability to contribute in a team environment;
  • Strong coaching and mentoring skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years’ experience in fiduciary financial planning with in-person consultations.
  • Bachelor of Science with advanced training in finance (e.g. Master’s Degree, Certified Financial Planner (CFP)).
  • Familiarity with student loan repayment and servicing, employment contracts, and retirement planning.

Required License(s) or Certification(s)

Board certification as a Certified Financial Planner (as conferred by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards)

Valid NC Driver's License required


Commercial Driver's License required


Job Open Date


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a Resume/CV, cover letter, and contact information for at least three (3) professional references.

Position Number


Position Type

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?


Department ID

190108 - CVM-ACADEMIC Affairs


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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