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Senior Assistant Director, Wellness Programs

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University of Maryland Baltimore
Location
Baltimore, MD

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Job Description
The Office of the Provost, Division of Student Affairs has an opportunity for a Senior Assistant Director within the department of URecFit and Wellness.  This position is responsible for the development and administration of comprehensive wellness and health promotion programming for a diverse campus community.  The Senior Assistant Director will report to and support the Associate Director of Business and Programming in the strategic development, administration, implementation and evaluation of an inclusive recreation and wellness program including but not limited to prevention education strategies, policies, programs, and services using theory and an evidence-based approach.  They will collaborate with key partners (e.g., Counseling Center, Office of Accountability and Compliance, Student Health, Human Resources) to advocate for and integrate university-wide strategic wellness initiatives that support the health, holistic development and success of students.*This position is “professional on call,” and may supervise campus recreation facilities and staff on designated evenings weekends and holidays.   Benefits InformationUMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.   UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.  Essential Functions
  • Develop comprehensive and integrated wellbeing program content, which includes establishing goals, engaging in outreach and marketing efforts, identifying desired learning outcomes and selecting instructional or intervention methods.
  • Provide educational programming focused on prevention and cessation efforts relative to substance use and communicable disease prevention, among other public health and public mental health concerns.
  • Ensure education and prevention experiences are evidence-based and/or theory-based and designed to reach UMB students and the larger university community.
  • Conduct culturally appropriate needs assessments relative to prevention in the areas of substance use and communicable disease.
  • Act as a liaison with School, community and governmental health agencies.  Act as an expert resource and identify opportunities to combine or enhance existing programs.
  • Implement an assessment plan and evaluate program effectiveness, which includes adopting data collection strategies, analyzing data, and using data to inform program development and practices.
  • Develop and facilitate presentations and engage in grant writing.
  • Conduct needs assessments, program evaluations, and other studies (e.g., ACHA/NCHA/Healthy Minds) to monitor risk rates in the community.
  • Maintain an effective website of campus community resources in the area of wellness.
  • Work collaboratively within the Division of Student Affairs and across the seven schools to conduct educational awareness campaigns and market programs on various health and wellness topics.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate wellness interns and student staff. This includes recruiting and hiring, determining responsibilities and duties, providing professional and personal development opportunities, and working collaboratively with academic departments to ensure internship opportunities fulfill academic requirements.
  • Assist in developing, implementing, monitoring, and the evaluation of UMB’s lactation centers as well as other services and facilities.
  • Lead and participate in Division of Student Affairs and university committees and task forces as requested.
  • Assist with day to day operations of the recreation and wellness facility as well as with Division of Student Affairs initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications
Education:  Bachelor's degree in related field.Preferred: Master’s degree in public health, health promotion, wellness, psychology, counseling, social work, or related mental health or discipline.Experience:  Two (2) years of experience in human resources with a focus on work life initiatives. Progressive experience working in higher education, wellness programs, public health, health promotion, or student affairs is preferred. Certifications: CPR, AED, First Aid (or obtained within 60 days of employment)  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Thorough knowledge of education and outreach methods.
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision.
  • Skill in exercising initiative, resourcefulness, and sound judgment with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects necessary to implement a specific organizational program.
  • Ability to use culturally and developmentally appropriate tools and programs.
  • Skill in communicating efficiently and effectively both orally and in writing with a diverse individuals internal and external to the organization.
  • Skill in continuously seeking to improve the quality of services, programming and processes.
  • Skill in relevant PC applications.
 Hiring Range: Low to mid $60,000’s, commensurate with education and experience   UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected]   If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact [email protected] Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.  

Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff
Shift: Variable
Organization: Academic Affairs - University Recreation & Fitness
Job Posting: Sep 1, 2021
Unposting Date: Oct 2, 2021, 10:59:00 PM

Organization

Welcome to the Baltimore campus of the University of Maryland, founded in 1807 along a ridge in what was then called Baltimore Town. Today, this 61-acre research and technology complex encompasses 65 buildings in West Baltimore near the Inner Harbor.

The University is Maryland's only public academic health, human services, and law center. Seven professional and graduate schools train the majority of the state's physicians, nurses, dentists, lawyers, social workers, and pharmacists.

Under the leadership of President Jay A. Perman, MD, the University is a leading partner in the redevelopment of the west side of Baltimore. The University of Maryland BioPark, which opened in October 2005, promotes collaborative research opportunities and bioscience innovation.

Sponsored research totaled $567.1 million in Fiscal Year 2010. With 6,349 students and 6,717 faculty members and staff, the University is an economic engine that returns more than $15 in economic activity for every $1 of state general funds appropriation. The University community gives more than 2 million hours a year in service to the public.

Mission


The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State¹s public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.

 

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Equal Opportunity


The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran's status to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote employees and applicants for employment in all job levels with regard to their qualifications and without consideration to the aforementioned categories. Exceptions to this policy will be made only as allowed by law for example, due to bona fide occupational qualifications or lack of reasonable accommodations for disabilities.

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