Director of Student Wellness

Bridgewater, Virginia
Sep 26, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Bridgewater College is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Student Wellness. The position is a full-time, 12-month position. The Director of Student Wellness reports to both the Associate Dean of Students and the Title IX Coordinator. 

Job Summary

The Director of Student Wellness collaborates with offices and partners across campus to create a broad, cohesive framework for health promotion. In that role, the Director of Student Wellness serves as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator, assisting the Title IX Coordinator with prevention of, and response to, sexual misconduct. The Director serves as a campus resource on a broad set of issues including community awareness, bystander intervention, and education and training to address a range of student wellness concerns, including but not limited to healthy relationships, alcohol and other drug use and abuse, nutrition and physical activity, mental health, sexuality, and sexual assault and violence.


  • Develop and maintain a mission and goals that are in alignment with the mission and strategic plan of Student Life and Bridgewater College
  • Employ best practices for health promotion and prevention in higher education that are evidence-based and assessed for effectiveness
  • Cultivate healthy attitudes and behaviors, foster a culture that values and supports a healthy community, and manage resources to assure a focus on prevention, awareness and early intervention and support
  • Engage students in health promotion, prevention, stigma reduction and communication activities and services
  • Recruit, select, train, and coordinate peer educators and/or peer leaders
  • Co-direct, advise, and train student groups focused on and engaged in different aspects of wellness and prevention
  • Collaborate with the Title IX Coordinator to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulation and guidance related to Title IX, sexual misconduct and sexual and gender-based discrimination and harassment
  • Work with Title IX Coordinator to plan and implement comprehensive response and resolution processes, as well as prevention programming and training regarding sexual harassment, sexual violence and bystander intervention
  • Assist the Title IX Coordinator in responding to reports of sexual harassment and violence, as well as gender-based or gender-identity-based discrimination or harassment from receipt to resolution, providing trauma-informed response and support services to students
  • Assist with Title IX case and data management
  • Work in collaboration with the Director of Student Conduct to administer BASICS and CASICS
  • Assist all campus constituents by connecting students to information, resources, and services
  • Represent the College, Student Life, and the Title IX Office at campus and community meetings, workshops, or similar events
  • Participate in conferences, workshops, and trainings to stay current in field
  • Serve on related committees and panels as requested
  • Occasional evening and weekend availability required, including some on-call responsibilities
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Master’s or terminal degree in public health, higher education, law, compliance or related field
  • Certified Health Education Specialist preferred
  • Experience with health content areas relevant to college students, including but not limited to alcohol and other drug use and abuse, sexual health, sexual/relationship violence, mental health and emotional well-being, and practices recommended by the American College Health Association, the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, and similar organizations
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and multicultural competency in working with diverse student populations, including students of color, and first generation, international and LGBTQ students
  • Experience with and working knowledge of Title IX compliance and investigations preferred
  • Understanding of and experience with bystander intervention theory and skills
  • Experience working in a confidential environment and handling sensitive data
  • Proficient in a variety of computer software applications, including case management software
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Demonstrates initiative and independent judgement
  • Experience with large and small group facilitation and instruction
  • Experience coordinating, implementing and assessing educational programs
  • Proven ability to establish campus and community partnerships to provide programs, resources and services to students

General Information

Bridgewater offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with multiple areas of emphasis and concentrations, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher certification. The college is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 23 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, one of the state's lowest crime rates, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.

Additional Information: Email [email protected]

Apply: Please complete the online application .

Include (upload) a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information (email and mobile phone) for three references.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.


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