Director of Student Wellness Promotions and Education

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Counseling/Health Professions

Position Title: Director of Student Wellness Promotions and Education
Job Description:

The Director of Student Wellness Promotion and Education is responsible for oversight, development, coordination, and delivery of prevention programming/campaigns for the campus community. The Director is responsible for prevention and education efforts, which are based on evidence-based best practice and current research, that address issues of community health and wellness. The Director is responsible for developing and implementing health education programs, leading outreach efforts, and creating events and workshops to promote student well-being.  Efforts will focus primarily on the areas of alcohol/drug education and prevention, stress management, sleep, eating disorders, sexual health, mental health, physical exercise, and nutrition.

Evening and weekend work, as well as occasional travel to training and conferences will be required of this position. 

Responsibilities:

Implement and maintain comprehensive, evidenced and theory-based prevention and education efforts that achieve positive measurable outcomes. This will include the following:

  • Develop, plan, and present campus-wide wellness and health promotion/education activities (workshops, programs, and training sessions) in a wide variety of formats; includes coordinating locations, dates, communicating with external speakers, and related arrangements. 
  • Develop a comprehensive peer education program to assist the Director with delivery of health and well-being activities 
  • Hire, train, and supervise student employees in peer education positions 
  • Deliver on-line prevention and education courses for incoming students 
  • Track participation with activities; coordinate data collection/survey administration;implement program assessment 
  • Provide individual wellness/well-being coaching to students to help them develop skills and set goals; includes making referrals to other campus services
  • Chair the Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) Team
  • Collaborate with Health Center, Counseling Center, Title IX Office, Athletics, Recreational Sports, Residence Life, and other campus partners on campus programming and to facilitate connections to services for students
  • Serve as a member of the BeWell Committee
  • Collaborate with the Dean of Student and other conduct administrators on educational referrals for alcohol and drug violations
  • Complete bi-annual report for the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act
  • Provide oversight of departmental budget and seek external funding sources
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year institution of higher education
  • Prior experience in health and wellness promotion and education
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to discuss sensitive health related topics in non-threatening ways
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Health Education Health Promotion, Public Health, or related field
  • Prior experience working with college-aged students
  • Prior experience with administration of peer education program
  • Demonstrated ability and experience with managing budgets
  • Demonstrated ability and experience with student supervision and recruitment
Department Description: The Campus Life and Student Success division works in partnership with the campus community to inspire students to climb to new heights, empower authentic leadership, and strengthen pride in Mines. The division currently includes twelve departments: Residence Life, Student Activities, Health Center, Counseling Center, New Student Transition Services, Academic Services and Advising, Multicultural Engineering Program, Career Center, Disability Support Services, Campus Events, BlasterCard Program, and Student Center Operations.
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required).
Compensation: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit: family.mines.edu
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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