Coordinator of Wellness and Health Promotion
As a Catholic institution, Stonehill College is committed to the development of the whole person – intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and physically. By utilizing evidence-based strategies, the Coordinator of Health and Wellness Promotion will be responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of a comprehensive health promotion program. Reporting to the Director of Health Services, the Coordinator will establish collaborative relationships with personnel from Counseling Services, Community Standards, Athletics, Student Affairs, and other key campus offices. The Coordinator will be able to effectively work with students from diverse identity backgrounds and life experiences, maintaining a commitment to equity and inclusion that supports outreach to and help-seeking by students from historically underrepresented backgrounds.
This position is an 11-month, full-time benefited position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-informed health promotion strategies, policies, programs, and services on themes such as alcohol/other drug awareness, mental health awareness and suicide prevention, healthy relationships and preventing relationship violence, stress management, and healthy lifestyle habits and skills
• Plan activities, educational opportunities, and trainings that promote overall student wellness
• Serve as an active member in fostering a campus culture in which differences are embraced and work to advance the College’s mission of diversity and inclusion
• Practice cultural humility and incorporate social justice concepts and principles into health promotion processes
• Demonstrate an understanding of the College’s Catholic mission and identity and how Catholic traditions and values enhance the student experience
• Collaborate with key campus partners around topics including mental health awareness/suicide prevention, Title IX education and relationship violence prevention, alcohol/drug awareness, healthy lifestyle habits and skills, self-care, and illness prevention
• Work collaboratively with Athletics provide nutritional education and guidance to student athletes on all areas of physical wellbeing, including such topics as sleep, hydration, and recovery after competition
• Oversee collaborative campus initiatives such as Fresh Check Day, Alcohol Awareness Week, flu vaccination promotion, Body Awareness Week, and sexual assault prevention/relationship violence prevention events
• Facilitate wellness-related campus assessments/surveys; analyze, interpret, and report out on findings, assisting in the development of strategic priorities and measurable objectives for health and wellness promotion
• Provide individual educational consultation to students on health-related matters and make referrals as needed to appropriate on- or off-campus services
• Provide supervision and guidance to student employees and/or peer health educators to support their learning and ensure successful program outcomes and goals
• Participate in new student orientations, accepted students’ days, health fairs, and/or other campus events that highlight student resources and services
• Serve as a BASICS facilitator and collaborate with other Student Affairs’ offices around BASICS trainings
• Serve as a liaison for campus affiliations and subscriptions such as with online health/wellness platforms like eCheckup and external health/mental health organizations like the JED Foundation
• Provide consultation to faculty and staff around student health and wellness topics
• Oversee website, email, social media, and printed communications related to the Office of Health and Wellness Promotion; assist Health Services with communications as needed
• Lead and/or serve on several campus committees focusing on topics such as mental health awareness, suicide prevention, alcohol/other drug awareness, and sexual assault/relationship violence prevention
• Other duties as assigned
May provide supervision to student employees, graduate assistants, interns, and/or peer health educators
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
• Active, Empathic Listening
• Cultural Humility
• Inclusivity/Equity Minded
• Interpersonal Communication Skills
• Leadership and Management Skills
• Problem Solving
• Public Speaking/Presenting
Master’s degree in public health, health promotion, counseling, psychology, social work, nursing or other related field. Experience providing health and wellness related outreach programming within a higher educational setting, with demonstrated understanding of college student development. Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred.
Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations and the capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships. Established recognition of the effects that discrimination, prejudice, and systemic oppression has on marginalized individuals, and how these negative biases may negatively impact health, mental health, and access to resources required.