DIRECTOR, THE WELLBEING PROJECT, Student Wellbeing Tracking Code5087Job Description
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.
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.
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