Assistant Director, Wellness & Prevention Services

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Full time

Overview: The Assistant Director, Wellness &amp; Prevention Services, leads health promotion efforts that address four primary focus areas: alcohol and other drugs, interpersonal violence, sexual health, and mental health/emotional well-being. Specifically responsible for managing health communications for all the health and wellness departments within the Student Success Portfolio (Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Religious &amp; Spiritual Life, and Wellness &amp; Prevention Services).
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Responsible for hiring, training, and supervising peer health educators (POWs).</li> <li>Provides leadership and strategic direction for the College&rsquo;s substance abuse prevention efforts, including educational programs, intervention services, and policy initiatives.</li> <li>Serves as a Brief Alcohol Screening &amp; Intervention for College Students (BASICS) provider.</li> <li>Manages BASICS software program (Qualtrics &amp; IMPACT), making any necessary updates or customizations throughout the year to meet student and departmental needs.</li> <li>Builds a community-based support network for students in recovery, and sustains the Creative Outlet partnership (in collaboration with Olin College of Engineering and Wellesley College).</li> <li>Provides leadership and vision for a comprehensive empowerment-based and trauma-informed violence prevention program to include community engagement, educational programs and trainings, policy development, and environmental strategies.</li> <li>Leads bystander intervention education efforts through the development, implementation, and evaluation of trainings/workshops that address a variety of situations that may benefit from intervention.</li> <li>Serves as an advocate on the 24/7 SAFE Hotline for students who have been impacted by interpersonal violence, rape, sexual assault, harassment, and stalking.</li> <li>Chairs the Fresh Check Day (FCD) &amp; Love Yourself Wellness Fair Committees, annual events designed to promote emotional well-being and to reduce stigma associated with mental health, to include students, faculty, and staff in the planning and execution of this campus-wide event.</li> <li>Manages regular assessments of student health behaviors, experience, and satisfaction, including data collection, analysis, and interpretation; tracks trends, measures program effectiveness, and reports on findings.</li> <li>Participates in departmental and institutional diversity and inclusion initiatives; ensures the delivery of culturally competent care for a diverse student body.</li> <li>Assumes additional responsibilities as required.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>YOUR TEAM WILL INCLUDE</strong></p> <p>Graduate Assistants</p> <p>Interns</p> <p>Peer Educators</p>
Requirements: <ul> <li><strong>Master's degree in Public Health, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Social Work, or related field.</strong></li> <li>A <strong>minimum of 4-6 years of related experience; experience as a graduate assistant/intern, AOD Coordinator, or Health Educator in a college or university setting is strongly preferred.</strong></li> <li>Must be knowledgeable in health content areas relevant to college students, including but not limited to alcohol and other drug use and abuse, sexual health, sexual/relationship violence, sleep, mental health, and emotional well-being.</li> <li><strong>Demonstrates</strong><strong> flexibility, adaptability and creativity, with the ability to function within a highly collaborative team environment</strong> to provide population-level prevention, harm reduction strategies, and well-being programming through an environmental, community-oriented, strategic prevention portfolio that is grounded in harm reduction, health promotion, peer education, and direct services.</li> <li>Must have experience developing and supervising peer education groups.</li> <li>Must have <strong>strong verbal, writing, and presentation skills.</strong></li> <li>Ability to engage positively with multiple groups and various stakeholders.</li> <li>Must have <strong>experience collecting and analyzing data, generating reports, and sharing findings with various stakeholders.</strong></li> <li>Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment and interact with culturally diverse individuals at all levels of the organization.</li> <li>Must have experience working independently and as a collaborative team member.</li> <li>Must be able to <strong>maintain a high level of confidentiality.</strong></li> <li>Envisions and proposes new methods to perform tasks that support ET&amp;A; takes thoughtful risks; and accepts new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results.</li> <li><strong>Anticipates and embraces change</strong>; demonstrates willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.</li> <li>Must have a thorough knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc.).</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>HOW AND WHERE YOU WILL WORK</strong></p> <p>Requires weekend and evening commitments.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ADDITIONAL SKILLS YOU MAY HAVE</strong></p> <ul> <li>Training and experience as a BASICS Provider.</li> <li>Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred.</li> <li>Case Management experience preferred, but not required.</li> </ul>