Wellness Education and Training Specialist

San Diego
May 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Title: Wellness Education and Training Specialist
University of San Diego
Department: Women's Center, Student Affairs/Wellness	
Job IRC#23597

Job Description:
The Education and Training Specialist will serve as a primary leader in educating and training our student community about healthy relationships, including direct support of CARE (Campus Assault Resources and Education) initiatives. The Education and Training Specialist will co-lead the implementation of the University's comprehensive sexual violence prevention and education initiatives which are tied to compliance with Title IX Amendment, Clery Act, and related laws and regulations; and coordinate, develop and facilitate institution-wide education related to Title IX and the Clery Act. This position will also facilitate and support education related to various other behavioral health initiatives such as problematic drinking, gender role socialization, healthy masculinities, life skills and healthy coping. In an effort to support the wellness of the overall student community, the University of San Diego recognizes that such concerns need to be viewed within the context of holistic development, the larger community, and a comprehensive prevention program.

Focusing on evidence-based and innovative strategies, the Wellness Education and Training Specialist will work collaboratively to maintain and institutionalize population based behavioral education initiatives for students. The Wellness and Education and Training Specialist will work in close collaboration with the Title IX Compliance and Education Specialist, who is a member of the Department of Human Resources to support the University's compliance with various violence prevention programs. The coordinator will also work with various Student Affairs units and other divisions that share the responsibility to address the intersections of various behavioral health concerns (i.e. problematic drinking, gender relations, and healthy masculinities).

This position provides support and guidance to the University's goal of creating a community of diversity and inclusive excellence and working to ensure the wellbeing of our community. This position receives receives direct supervision from, and reports to the Director of the Women's Center

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 			
∙ Planning, Program Development, Implementation, and Assessment
∙ Training and Supervision
∙ Administration

Minimum & Preferred Qualifications
∙ Masters or advanced degree required in social work, counseling, health promotion, higher education, or related field. Minimum of two years of related experience required. One additional year of directly related professional work experience may be substituted for advanced degree.
∙ Understanding of Catholic Higher Education, the mission and core values of USD, and an ability to enhance a strong culture of care among the USD community.
∙ Previous experience with violence prevention education, victim advocacy, and trauma informed care, health promotion, student development theories, and learning theories strongly preferred.
∙ Previous experience with creating, implementing, administering and assessing trainings.
∙ Professional experience working with behavioral health and social justice issues in a higher education setting is preferred.
∙ Knowledge of gender development theories and the ability to integrate knowledge into programming and initiatives.
∙ Clinical background and/or education preferred

Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
∙ Possess strong presentation, facilitation and training skills: ability to lead community dialogues and facilitate trainings.
∙ Experience in developing learning outcomes, designing and delivering education and training programs and assessing their effectiveness.
∙ Knowledge of Title IX legislation and regulations.
∙ Willingness to work collaboratively with the campus community, specifically faculty, staff, and administrators.
∙ Ability to work with student populations and a demonstrated sensitivity to the concerns and needs of diverse student populations.
∙ Experience successfully working with confidential and sensitive information.
∙ Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse constituencies.
∙ Possess knowledge of methods and techniques to facilitate student outreach activities.
∙ Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines with great attention to detail.
∙ Demonstrated professionalism and superior customer service skills.
∙ High level of organization and the ability to multi-task are essential.
∙ Ability to build relationships that balance the multiple, varying, and sometimes conflicting interests of diverse stakeholders around a politically charged subject matter are essential.
∙ Strong reporting and recordkeeping skills.
∙ Skills in collaboration, change management, conflict management and consensus building.
∙ Able to work flexible evening and weekend schedule as necessary; some evening and weekend work will be required to deliver presentations, conduct training, etc.
∙ Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
∙ Ability to gather, assemble, analyze, and evaluate facts, evidence, data and other information in order to draw reasonable and fair conclusions and make sound decisions.
∙ Must possess excellent judgment and have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.

Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Hours: 40 hours per week; Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Closing date: Review of applications will begin on May 10th and continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applications and supporting materials should be submitted by May 10, 2017.

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus.For more information, visitwww.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

Click here to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers' review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at hr@sandiego.edu


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