The Assistant Director of Wellness Programs reports to the Assistant Dean for Wellness and Residential Life and collaborates with other staff in the Division of Student Affairs in supporting overall goals and strategies of Harvey Mudd College. The primary purpose of the Assistant Director is to coordinate wellness promotion activities and organize campus outreach programming and awareness events related to wellness education. The Assistant Director conducts evaluation of student wellness programs and ensures that they are designed to enhance the well-being of and enrich the overall lives of Harvey Mudd College students. The Assistant Director must have excellent communication, planning and management skills. The Assistant Director is expected to live on campus in College-provided housing to facilitate student involvement within the residential community, and is expected to participate in the on-call duty schedule on a rotating basis and respond to crises when appropriate. The Assistant Director serves as a leadership figure and role model who provides direction and support to student leaders, which may require evening and weekend commitments.
About Harvey Mudd College:
Located in the heart of Claremont, California, 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college offering degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. HMC enrolls about 800 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges, which comprises five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. According to students, professors, and alumni, what makes Harvey Mudd distinctive is its collaborative, cross-disciplinary nature. The working environment is built on collaborative relationships between and among all members of the campus community and a deep commitment to the College’s mission to educate students “so that they may assume leadership in their fields with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society.”
SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate Wellness programming that focuses on educational topics that include but are not limited to: sexuality, alcohol and drug abuse education, tobacco use prevention, gender health, nutrition, eating disorders/body image, mental health, and stress management.
Use evidenced-based practices to develop comprehensive health promotion campaigns for campus including but not limited to topics such as substance use and abuse, injury prevention, immunization and infectious disease, nutrition and physical fitness, financial wellness, and mental health.
The Assistant Director will coordinate educational and collaborative efforts including tabling events for raising awareness, leading presentations for trainings, residence life talks, applied workshops, and other tasks.
Conduct literature reviews of effective programming on a variety of Health and Wellness topics; collect and analyze data from surveys to assess student wellness; create written reports and present findings and reviews of the psychological literature.
Evaluate programming efforts by collecting and analyzing participant feedback.
Case management of student cases and provide individual and group consultation sessions with students on wellness-related topics, e.g., time management, study habits, etc.
Act as a liaison between the Division of Student Affairs/Office of Wellness and the student population (including student leaders and groups), other campus departments and personnel, and other Claremont Consortium constituencies for collaborative programming efforts.
Conduct BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) assessment for students.
Promote and advocate for Wellness on campus via in-person interaction, informational handouts, and electronic communication including email, social networking platforms, and the Division of Student Affairs website.
Provide leadership in the hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of the Wellness Peers.
Perform administrative tasks for Wellness such as updating calendars, reserving event rooms, purchasing supplies, working with vendors, and managing student payroll.
Participate in the Division of Student Affairs on-call rotation and perform on-call duty coverage on a rotating basis and respond to student crises when appropriate. Coordinate transportation for students to and from the student health center, counseling center, and/or local off-campus medical facilities. The Assistant Director may interact with students at the hospital depending on the needs of the situation.
The Assistant Director serves as a Responsible Employee for Title IX and Campus Security Authority (CSA) for the Clery Act
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: A Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, public health, health education, student affairs or equivalent is required.
Experience: Two years of experience with wellness knowledge of current wellness and learning theories, methods, strategies and tactics. Demonstrated ability to supervise student staff. Demonstrated experience with fiscal management of a comprehensive program. Demonstrated ability for written and verbal communication. Work experience as a health education/promotion practitioner within a higher education setting which includes wellness programming and moderating group discussions, as well as conducting literature reviews, knowledge of and experience with survey research methods, survey software (Formstack, Survey Monkey, etc.), and statistical analyses (e.g., Excel, SPSS) are preferred.
Licenses/Certifications: Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable to the College’s automobile insurance carrier. Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) or similar designation preferred.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of psychology, wellness, higher education, and social science research to enhance programming and educational efforts by Wellness.
Knowledge of health and wellness promotion and prevention education theories.
Knowledge of American College Health Association’s Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education.
Demonstrated cultural competence; proven effectiveness in serving the needs of a diverse campus community.
Good management and organizational skills, ability to exercise independent discretion in decision-making, and self-motivation to coordinate multiple projects and balance various tasks simultaneously.
Ability and willingness to speak publicly during programming events.
General knowledge of privacy issues and regulations (FERPA).
Ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and off-campus personnel.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work some evenings and weekends periodically.
Hours: General office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Depending on the needs of the department and/or College, evening and weekend work may be required. Participating in the on-call rotation is required.
Housing: The Assistant Director of Wellness Programs is required to reside in College-provided onsite housing located in one of the residence halls which is offered in addition to salary and benefits.
Classification: This is an exempt, 12-month, full-time, benefits-eligible position.
Reporting: This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Wellness and Residential Life.
Please visit www.hmc.edu/employment to view a complete job description for this position and obtain information about how to submit an application. Information about HMC’s competitive benefits package is available at www.hmc.edu/hrbenefits.
Deadline to apply:
Position will remain open until filled.
This job description defines the essential job duties of the position. Harvey Mudd College expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of the job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time. Employment is at-will and employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.
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