Assistant Director of Student Affairs - Wellness Center
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Department: Student Affairs
Job Title: Assistant Director of Student Affairs – Wellness Center
Position Type: Full Time
Schedule: 35 Hours a week
Pay Range/ Status: $50,000 - $53,000/ Exempt
Location: Hampshire College Campus in Amherst, MA
Reports to: Director of Student Affairs-Student Wellness & Divisional Projects
Anticipated Start Date: July 10, 2023
Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is located on a beautiful rural campus in Amherst, Massachusetts. We provide residential undergraduate education to nearly 600 students. Each department at Hampshire College contributes to the collaborative culture of the organization and plays an important role in the success of the College. As part of the dean of students office, the Wellness Center’s mission is to promote holistic health and wellness through creating and sustaining an environment that supports, promotes, and enriches student wellness and involvement, increases access and awareness around student support resources and services, contributes to co-curricular learning, and fosters self-advocacy while emphasizing community care, individual well-being, and a sense of belonging. As a member of the student affairs team, you will be instrumental in the department, division, and College achieving its mission and goals!
DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The assistant director of student affairs – wellness center for the division of student affairs is a full time, 12-month staff member in the dean of students office, reporting to the director of student affairs. They assist with managing the Wellness Center, leading and coordinating student wellness education and support programs, initiatives, and services. The assistant director will approach their work utilizing the division’s holistic dimensions of wellness as a framework to guide the activities, resources and services they provide and oversee. The assistant director will assist the director of student affairs by collaborating, executing, and managing resources and staff related to the Wellness Center, focusing specifically on holistic wellness education and promotion and community and student development programming and services. Additionally, the position manages the College’s emergency medical technician program, which encompasses providing supervision to student emergency medical technicians. This position serves to create and sustain an environment that supports, promotes, and enriches student wellness and involvement, increases access and awareness around student support resources, contributes to co-curricular learning, and promotes self-advocacy while emphasizing both community and individual well-being and sense of belonging utilizing the division's holistic dimensions of wellness as a guiding principle.
The assistant director is a student development practitioner who is student centered, highly motivated, and cares deeply about forming strong relationships and engaging in meaningful and educational experiences with students. This position needs to be highly visible, maintain strong connections and work successfully with students, faculty, staff, parents, and external constituents focusing on student wellness and support, holistic wellness education, and student engagement and involvement. Additionally, the assistant director will assist the director of student affairs with the management of the student resource center and serve as a resource and advocate for students, faculty, and staff through providing training, education, consultation, and program support focused around student holistic wellness. The assistant director must have experience in program design and management and feel comfortable working in an evolving, fast-paced, organizational framework with shifting responsibilities. Flexibility is required to be in line with the College’s academic calendar, divisional priorities, and student needs.
The assistant director will work collaboratively with student affairs departments and leadership, and other campus constituents to build a community that will be open and honest with one another and act with integrity and civility at all times, treating one another with respect, care, and kindness as we work through conflicts and seek justice and understanding within and beyond the campus community. Centered in both restorative and transformative justice, this will aid in creating a campus culture that is more actively anti-racist, inclusive, and equitable.
The staff member contributes to campus-wide educational initiatives, for instance the ENGAGE Day of Learning, New and Transfer Student Orientation, Community Orientation, and Community Education Day that advances the College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and a vibrant, welcoming and safe community. Participates as a committed member of the student affairs team in college and divisional committee work, projects, meetings, retreats and overall community development and assists in the coordination and facilitation of academic courses, co-curricular activities and services for students. Availability to work evenings and weekends is required.
- Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
- Ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
- Supports and enhances a sense of belonging and success of students from traditionally marginalized populations.
- Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including students from underrepresented groups (e.g., BIPOC, LGBTQ+, students with disabilities, international students, etc.).
- Ability to flex communication style to multiple cultural environments; Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities.
- Ability to function independently and complete projects with limited supervision
- Excellent interpersonal and team building skills.
- Ability to analyze data, interpret results and make recommendations.
- Ability to develop and maintain positive, professional relationships.
- Highly organized and able to prioritize in a fast-paced, team- oriented environment.
- Ability to manage ambiguity as well as collaborative decision-making structures.
- Experience presenting to groups.
- Strong supervisory, problem-solving and collaborative skills.
- Knowledge of higher impact strategies that support students’ holistic growth and development, enhances and promotes community and individual wellbeing, and promotes persistence and degree completion.
- Understanding of Student Development Theory, knowledge of higher education trends and best practices, administration and governance
- Familiarity with computer programs: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, information management (Colleague), social media applications, student activities platforms, etc.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATION, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:
- Four-year college degree or equivalent
- Minimum of three years’ job related-experience
Alternatives to formal education and paid work experience may be considered as equivalent qualifications to include military service/training, volunteering, activism, and other non-traditional programs and experiences related to the position.
Hampshire College offers an excellent benefits program for eligible employees such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, generous retirement plan contributions, flexible leave plans, and many other fringe benefits. For information on Hampshire College, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at www.hampshire.edu.
WHO SHOULD APPLY:
Hampshire College is an equal opportunity employer and deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We’re particularly committed to revealing and combating the social and institutional structures that support racism and white supremacy in all phases of employment and college life. We believe that the educational and employment environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to work and grow. We encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, veterans, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. Hampshire College is committed to removing barriers to employment faced by equity-seeking groups and encourages (but does not require) members of these groups to self-identify in their application materials. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in the work environment are particularly encouraged to apply.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/
Review of applications will begin on May 22, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.