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Boston University
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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As part of Boston University’s strategic plan, we are seeking a Director of The Wellbeing Project to join the senior leadership team for the Wellness Initiative. The ideal candidate will have a track record of demonstrating passion and commitment to supporting wellbeing of a diverse student body in a university setting. The Director of The Wellbeing Project will be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of programming to address campus wellness among our diverse student body. The Director will provide programmatic and budgetary oversight for the grant program supported by the Project, while partnering and collaborating with campus stakeholders and providing leadership to execute strategic projects that support the mission and vision of the Project. The Director will independently manage several population-based wellness programs and implement strategies to support student wellness in the BU community, including supporting Headspace. The Director will also provide supervision and leadership to a campus wide team of Wellbeing Project Champions, that consists of students, faculty and staff.

Essential Functions:

50 % Responsible for development, strategy and implementation of programming for The Wellbeing Project events, ensuring alignment with Project mission and goals. Work with a variety of offices and departments to engage in strategic partnerships for collaboration including, but not limited to, Dean of Students, Student Health Services, Sustainability, FitRec, graduate and undergraduate affairs and various student groups. Will ensure efficacy of programming by regular review of data and metrics. Work, in collaboration with Director of Strategy, Marketing and Communications, to communicate opportunities for engagement.

30% Provide programmatic and budgetary oversight of grant program for the Wellbeing Project. Provide support and consultation to grant submissions ensuring programming is alighted with mission of the Project. Work, in collaboration with Director of Strategy, Marketing and Communications, to communicate opportunities for engagement.

20% Hire, supervise, train and manage graduate assistant and student staff. Oversee Wellbeing Project Champions Program, including recruitment, retention and engagement.

Required Skills

A cover letter is required for consideration.

  • Master's Degree required
  • 8+ years of direct experience in higher education, event planning for student populations, campus engagement
  • 5+ years of experience with running a team, preferably in a higher-education environment
  • Experience collaborating, developing partnerships, or building capacity with communities
  • A track record of creative and successful problem-solving
  • Excellent communications skills, including oral presentations, writing and editing
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, with an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job LocationBOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


The Difference Is Our DNA

What compelled the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to award Boston University a grant to fight newborn mortality in Zambia? Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. adopt BU as a place where he could hone his message of justice and equality? And what is the catalyst that prompts 32,557 students from 135 countries to call BU their home every semester? It’s in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it.

A Community Unlike Any Other

As you can see below, it takes people, ideas, and a little luck (Boston, you’re our town) to make BU what it is today: one of the most dynamic universities in the world.

Celebrated thinkers: On any given day, students will find themselves mesmerized by Nobel Prize winners, a poet laureate, and the first biomedical engineer ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award,” among others.

Extraordinary teaching: When a classroom starts to percolate with new ideas, it’s because our faculty of scholars and accomplished practitioners know how to ignite students’ imaginations. That’s why we reward our best teachers with BU’s most prestigious honor: The Metcalf Cup and Prize.

Groundbreaking research: With faculty dedicated to a creative, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, BU has become a leading global research institution—propelled forward by over $350 million a year in sponsored program revenue.

World-class students: Elite students from all 50 states and 135 countries pursue higher education on BU campuses in Boston and at programs in L.A., D.C., and more than 30 other cities on six continents.

A city within a city: Today, 80% of our undergrads live on campus, which could explain the 525 student activity groups alone.

The greatest college town in the world: Boston. ’Nuff said.

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