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Assistant Director, Wellbeing

Apply now Job No: 501488
Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: University Staff
Department: Brook Center - 701080
Pay Grade: A - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Are you a passionate educator, committed to helping college students achieve holistic wellbeing? The Brook Center is hiring for an Assistant Director, Wellbeing, who will support students by managing the Food4Flyers food pantry, teach life skills courses, mentor student leaders, and ensure that students have the knowledge to stay well throughout their college experience. Join us!

The assistant director, wellbeing will serve as a member of the larger integrative team within the Brook Center, which houses health education, mental health education, LGBTQ+ education, and sexual violence prevention education. As a critical member of the team, the assistant director will provide wellbeing education and life skills education through presentations, student advising, oversight of the Food4Flyers food pantry, and more. Utilizing every level of the socio-ecological model, the assistant director will address health inequities that can lead to increase in student success by centering diversity, equity, and inclusion as a primary lens. The assistant director will also manage strategic communication initiatives within the Brook Center, advise and supervise Brook Center student leaders, and oversee management of the ArtStreet facility. All education will come from a perspective that is research-based, scientific, and applicable to college life.

Wellbeing Education/Services: 50%
- Provide daily oversight of the Food4Flyers food pantry, including creating smooth systems for easy use for students, training student staff, creating educational signage and resources for students who utilize this service, and managing inventory
- Serve as the primary manager of the Flyer Farmers Market, with assistance from the collaborative planning committee
- Create and oversee a Student Health Fair, in which students can receive preventative health screenings, including blood tests, blood pressure, etc.
- Work closely with the assistant dean of students and director, Brook Center, to coordinate the Wellbeing Education Certificate
- Create, implement, and assess comprehensive, evidence-based educational programming on health and wellbeing that have a high likelihood of achieving measurable improvements in health behaviors and/or student success, delivered through classroom presentations and partnering with student organizations. Education will be targeted to all students, with specific programs designed for specialty populations (specific student organizations, student groups with shared identities, etc). Education should include the valuable insights taken from theory and best practices, including student development theory, culturally responsive education strategies, inclusive pedagogies, social determinants, and the UD Step Care Model. Topics should include sleep, nutrition, food insecurity, physical health, anatomy and physiology, vaccinations, exercise, and infectious disease.
- Strategically collaborate with key constituents across campus to infuse wellbeing and life skills education into divisional initiatives and advance the overall goal of creating a culture of wellbeing and health equity throughout the institution
- Utilize findings from climate and wellbeing surveys to improve programming and target education toward topics that are most relevant for UD students and increase awareness of equity gaps in health and wellbeing across campus
- Stay up to date on national trends, best practices, and relevant research across disciplines (public health, psychology, sociology, education, etc)
- Articulate and enact a vision to the campus community of a healthy campus, working toward a culture of wellbeing amongst students
- Assess programming and maintain a commitment to constant improvement
- Manage a programming budget
- Work occasional nights and weekends, as needed

Teaching: 15%
- Serve as instructor for UDI 174: Health, Balance and Talents (one credit hour) and UDI 360: Adulting 101 (two credit hours), both life skills courses geared toward helping students integrate healthy routines into their life in college (UDI 174) and after college (UDI 360)

Advising/Supervision: 15%
- Supervise the Brook Center student staff (approximately ten students), who answer the Brook Center phone, staff the food pantry, and each take on a leadership project within the Brook Center each semester. Build community amongst the student staff team, provide individual support, and ensure that the student staff role is a meaningful, educational experience.
- Engage with the ArtStreet residents (approximately 50 upperclass students), living in a Brook Center living learning community, to build community amongst residents and support them in educational programming that they are creating

Communication and administrative strategies: 20%
- Maintain strategic communication for the Brook Center, including upkeep of the website, Brook Center social media posts, and Vector Solutions educational systems (SAPU)
- Oversee the ArtStreet reservation system and ensure that the facility is kept to high standards of service, with assistance from student staff
- Provide office management oversight, with assistance from student staff
- Participate as a full member of the Brook Center, contributing to shared initiatives, and supporting all members of the team to celebrate shared success
- Serve on relevant committees
- Perform other duties as assigned by the direct supervisor

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in related field with 2 years of experience designing, implementing, or assessing health education programs through internships, practicum, assistantships, or professional experience OR a Master's degree in related field
• Ability to plan, organize, and run educational programming both independently and through collaboration across departments
• High attention to detail
• Strong written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

• Masters degree in College Student Personnel, Student Affairs, Health Promotion, Public Health, Exercise Science, or related field
• 2 or more years of post-master professional experience designing, implementing, and assessing health education programs in a higher education setting
• A thorough understanding of student development, health promotion, behavior change, public health models, health equity, and population-based theories and models
• Ability to thrive in a team-based, educational environment that values high expectations, integrity, and leadership, while possessing positive attitude and enthusiasm
• Exceptional presentation skills and verbal communication skills
• Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), Certified in Public Health (CPH) designation, or interest in becoming certified
• Demonstrated experience in collaboration with diverse stakeholders (faculty, staff, students, local organizations)
• Demonstrated experience using health promotion models to provide services and supports to underrepresented and underserved student populations in an effort to work toward a campus community where all members have equitable health and wellbeing related outcomes
• Demonstrated experience conducting programming that captures the complexities that lead to health inequities, including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, first generation status, and veteran status
• Demonstrated experience in working with content related to mental health education, sexual violence prevention education, and/or LGBTQ+ student services
• Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a diverse student community and provide education from a non-judgmental perspective
• Demonstrated ability to inspire others to share a vision, such as building a health-conscious campus community
• Demonstrated experience with a traditional college age population for 1 or more years
• Demonstrated experience with learning outcome writing and learning design
• Supervision and/or advising experience
• Ability to handle confidential information, work independently, and work as part of a team
• Experience managing a financial budget
• Respect and appreciation for our Catholic and Marianist values

Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.
Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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