Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean of Students, Community Standards & Care, the Director of Student Well-Being provides direction, supervision, and administrative oversight for student wellness programs and departments including: Counseling and Personal Development, Student Health Services, Wellness and Recreation, and Health Promotion Programs. Programs and services provided by these offices include: the University Fitness and Wellness Center, faculty/staff wellness initiatives, outdoor programs, intramural sports, club sports, group fitness; group, individual, and couples counseling, workshops and skill building; comprehensive medical care, immunizations, and medical billing; and health promotions education. The selected candidate will serve as the administrative manager for these areas providing leadership for strategic visioning, assessment, and resource allocation to ensure student wellness. The Director will be instrumental in pursuing the University’s strategic goals, promoting a safe and healthy campus, and supporting students’ physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, lease submit a resume, cover letter and list of references with your application at rucareers.regis.edu. Applications via Bluefish will not be considered.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The Director, Student-Well-Being will have responsibility for and/or participate in:
FACILITIES & OPERATIONS:
Liaison with University partnerships and cross-divisional colleagues as a representative of Student Affairs to ensure student health and well-being remains a central focus.
Oversee the administration of the annual budget.
Manage annual capital improvements and capital budget requests.
Develop and maintain policies for review and implementation that support holistic wellness and support for students.
Ensure that the department's day-to-day operations include efficient systems to meet professional standards in timely and sensitive response to students', families', and RU community members' questions, concerns and requests for information.
Oversee day-to-day management and operations of the University Fitness Center.
Ensure the implementation of assessment measures to inform priorities allocate resources in a data-informed manner.
Ensure the development and maintenance of accurate, timely, and accessible department publications and website.
Support campus emergency preparedness and response to public health issues.
HEALTH & WELLNESS:
Lead the university in assessing needs and implementing a culturally informed comprehensive health and wellness program to include clinical care, mental health and counseling, health promotion and education, outreach, and prevention.
Ensure the full integration of a holistic wellness approach integrating emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of wellness.
Work with the Associate Directors of Health, Counseling and Wellness to develop specific goals/objectives which reflect the mission and goals/objectives of the University and the Division.
Research and strategize ways to maximize service delivery for students across the higher education landscape to include administration of fees, policy implementation, use of technology, etc.
Provide training and consultation in concert with appropriate clinical staff for faculty, staff and administration on issues of behavior and medical health.
Work with behavioral health staff to develop strategies for early identification and intervention with students in need.
Work with medical health staff to ensure comprehensive service delivery that is cost effective, student focused, and centered in best practice.
Ensure that all health and wellness services are provided in a manner that is culturally sensitive and responsive.
Coordinate and collaborate with the Assistant Director for Victim Advocacy and Violence prevention to ensure health promotions education efforts support prevention strategies and initiatives.
Ensure staff's educational response and timely follow up to community issues related to health and Wellness.
Ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to legal guidelines for providing medical and mental healthcare.
Assist with developing assessment goals, measures, and collection of assessment data.
Recruit, train, evaluate and supervise staff direct reports. Hold regular meetings with direct reports, lead department staff meetings, and provide appropriate on-boarding and professional development opportunities for staff as needed.
Ensure the professional recruitment, training, and supervision of staff.
Work collaboratively with VPSA, AVP/Dean of Students (local authorities, medical facilities/personnel) as needed.
Attend all divisional meetings, trainings and developments as appropriate.
Serve as an Administrative/University Hearing Officer or member of the University conduct panel hearing board for high level judicial cases as needed.
Exercise leadership in the management, development, and long-term planning of college-wide activities and programs.
Serve in the Administrator On-Call rotation providing support, crisis, and emergency response as back-up to the Residence Life On-Call protocol system.
Be accessible, visible, and present for relevant and occasional campus events (i.e. athletics events, programs, traditions, etc.), attend staff/student-planned community development activities and educational events as appropriate.
Assist in leading task forces, presenting training topics, and executing divisional and University projects as needed.
Establish and maintain strong partnerships with colleagues within the division and across campus to support student well-being.
Represent the department on relevant University committees.
Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor or supervisor's designee.
Master's Degree in higher education, public health, counseling, student personnel services, student affairs administration, or a related field.
Minimum of 5 (five) years of experience in wellness and/or health administration and education in a college or higher education environment.
Knowledge of equity and inclusion issues and laws that impact higher education.
Demonstrated commitment to expand knowledge and awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion, understanding cultural differences, social identities, and historical inequalities, and strategies for interacting effectively with people different from oneself.
Involvement in local, regional, and national organizations supporting the mission of Student Affairs and college student health and wellness (such as NIRSA, ACHA, ACPA, and NASPA).
Doctorate in higher education, public health, counseling, student personnel services, student affairs administration, or a related field.
7+ years of experience in years of experience in wellness and/or health administration and education in a college or higher education environment.
Direct experience in Student Involvement & Engagement operations at the Director level or higher.
Experience working with a learning outcome based residential curriculum.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze and display information in ways that are easy to interpret and spot patterns, trends and correlations. Examples of these representations include charts, graphs, info-graphics and other pictorial diagrams.
Demonstrated skills in public speaking, facilitating conversations, and presenting to families, students, staff and other constituents.
Experience with student conduct, mediating student conflicts and restorative approaches to conflict resolution.
Experience administering programmatic and operational assessments that has led to department improvements.
8:30am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday
Nights and weekends as required to fulfill responsibilities of position. Schedule subject to change.
Internal Number: R000171
About Regis University
Since 1877, Regis University has been using our Jesuit background to provide an education for men and women of all ages and faiths and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola, the mission of Regis University is to educate men and women of all ages to make a positive impact in a rapidly-changing global society. We encourage our students to seek truth, live purposeful lives, and continually examine and attempt to answer the question: "How ought we to live?" Regis University's Northwest Campus is the main campus and administrative hub, located in Denver, Colorado. Regis University has three additional campuses in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thornton, Colorado and the Denver Tech Center, as well as distance learning initiatives.