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Director of Wellness

Company:
Olin College of Engineering
Job Location:
Needham, Massachusetts
Category:
Student Affairs and Services

Summary

Olin College of Engineering is a small college with an outsized impact. Founded in 1997 and located in Needham Massachusetts, Olin was recently named the #1 engineering education innovator in a report commissioned by MIT. The Olin curriculum emphasizes design, teamwork, real-world problems and pedagogies, while encouraging students to become partners in their own learning. At Olin, students ask questions about the impact of their work on society, and, over four years, students develop into explorers and creators who design their own educational path forward. Olin College is not just a leading engineering college, but it has a dual mission to lead transformation in engineering education around the world. As Olin evolves under the leadership of our new president, Dr. Gilda Barabino, we seek to more explicitly center equity and access in our educational efforts. Olin College of Engineering seeks employees who are passionate about working collaboratively within the Olin community to support the College’s mission and vision for the future.

The office of Health and Wellness is part of the Student Affairs and Resources (StAR) group, which includes most extracurricular student-facing functions of the College (residential life, health and wellness, student equity and inclusion, international student support, study away, student activities, academic support, disability services, post-graduate planning). The StAR team works together to coordinate student support and opportunities.

The Director of Wellness plays a lead role in supporting holistic student development, fostering a strong and positive sense of self and community amongst students, and advancing Olin’s mission in this small (~360 students), residential, close-knit community. This role is responsible for the development and implementation of evidence-based wellness education, prevention, promotion, and support for students. The Director will lead outreach efforts, events, and workshops in the areas of alcohol and drug education, sexual heath, mental health, stress management, and other wellness related areas; in this capacity, they coordinate closely with Residence Life, the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access, and the Director of Non-Discrimination Initiatives. As part of this coordination, this position serves on the Student C.A.R.E. Team and coordinates emergency response management for those resident students needing additional follow-up and support. They are also responsible for management of multiple relationships and systems including student health and mental health services. As a department of one with authority over and responsibility for many key aspects of student health and wellness, the Director must be able to effectively manage competing priorities.

If this position sounds like it might be right for you, we invite you to submit your resume and cover letter to this Position of Interest form.

Duties:

Health and Wellness

  • Manage relationship with Health Services (located within adjacent Babson College)
  • Support student access to Health Services through education and acting as a liaison between students and Health Services as needed
  • Oversee student health insurance program; coordinate with Student Account as needed on health insurance information and billing.
  • Design and implement evidence-based programs for alcohol and other drug education; implement relevant education-based sanctions; coordinate with Associate Director of Residence Life on drug and alcohol training for Orientation
  • Design and implement inclusive and equitable educational programming on topics such as Mindfulness, Healthy relationships, Sexual Health, Body Image, General wellbeing, Sleep, Nutrition, etc.
  • Manage Project Connect program including training, coordinating, and running regular groups to help promote connection

Mental Health

  • Student education and outreach about mental health support and resources available; act as liaison with resources as needed
  • Oversee the College’s relationships with external mental health care providers including billing, contracts, and coordination of care as needed
  • Oversee third-party services (24/7 response line, app-based resources, and external telehealth options) through relationship maintenance, billing management, contract negotiations, and making decisions about programming offered
  • In consultation and collaboration with the College’s mental health care providers, manage emergency and crisis situations, including case management following crises and inpatient hospitalizations.
  • Triage student concerns and serve as advocate and support, or refer appropriately to the College’s mental health services, student health services, or other support systems
  • Coordinate emergency response management for resident students needing additional follow-up and support.
  • Initiate and coordinate delivery of mental health programming (i.e. passive and active programs related to management of stress, anxiety, and crisis) in cooperation with counseling contractors and local resources/service agencies.

Sexual Violence Prevention and Education

  • Provide trauma informed support and advocacy for students
  • Mentor and support for student Peer Advocates (PAs), a group of students who provide peer support for building healthy relationships, learning about consent, and survivors of sexual assault and partner abuse
  • Providing ongoing training and support for PAs
  • Acts as a Confidential Resource Provider (as defined by Massachusetts’ Campus Safety Act) to support students who have experienced sexual misconduct with resources
  • Works closely with the Director of Non-Discrimination Initiatives – Title IX and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator and the Dean of the College to create and share communications about resources.
  • Support and collaborate with the Title IX and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator on training and education for the campus community around sexual misconduct, positive relationships, and bystander intervention

Other Responsibilities

  • Serve on the student support team (behavior intervention team)
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Student Affairs and other campus stakeholders and serve as an active member of the Student Affairs team
  • Member of the C.A.R.E. team
  • Manage the Health and Wellness Budget
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

The qualified applicant will have a minimum of a master’s degree in counseling, health education, higher education, or a related field and 5 to 7 years of relevant experience in wellness /health education, but other combinations of education, experience and skills will be considered; experience with crisis management; excellent project management skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to influence and motivate; ability to work with all constituencies; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as the student affairs profession.

Experience in mental health case management is valuable, although this is not a clinical position.

Occasional evening and weekend work required.

TO APPLY: 
Please upload your resume and cover letter to this Position of Interest form. Please include your reason for your interest in working at Olin College of Engineering.

Olin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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