Associate Director, Wellness and Recreation

Stetson University
DeLand, Florida, United States

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Four-Year Institution

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Associate Director, Wellness and Recreation

Tracking Code846-280Job Description

The Associate Director of Wellness & Recreation is charged with providing health and wellness education opportunities for students in order to address long and short-term student health needs through training and coordinating student Wellness Peer Educators, planning and developing health education trainings, programs and workshops, and developing and maintaining written materials for outreach. The Associate Director organizes and conducts health education and behavioral health-risk prevention programs with the goal to improve health knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. They will also collaborate with campus stakeholders to implement a comprehensive approach to health for students. This position will provide oversight and coordination of preventative programming, as well as hire, train, and supervise student Wellness Peer Educators. The Associate Director will serve as member of the senior leadership within the Department of Wellness and Recreation with expectation to uphold the departmental and University goals and mission as well as the overall goals of CLaSS (Campus Life and Student Success).

  • Assist Director with, operational budgets, departmental goals, retreats, marketing and other tasks as requested
  • Coordinate the recruitment, training and supervision of the student Wellness Peer Educators and Graduate Assistant. Assists this group in creating and delivering innovative primary prevention programs.
  • Manage annual budget planning for approximately $40,000 in general health promotion funds, $5,000 tobacco initiative grant funds, and $100,000 Title IX prevention grant funds, including supervision of a full-time Project Director
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate a variety of health promotion programs, events, and initiatives as part of a comprehensive health promotion mission, vision, and prevention strategy, with a particular focus on mental health, sleep, stress, exercise and nutrition, alcohol and other drugs, and sexual health and violence
  • Present health education workshops and trainings. Work collaboratively with all campus partners to help implement online applications and tools for the university community
  • Use campus and community resources to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate programs and activities that meet the health education and promotion goals for the student community, in a manner that is consistent with professional health education standards, such as the American College Health Association's (ACHA) Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education
  • Advise Wellness Living Learning Community through coordination with Residential Living and Learning
  • Assist Project Director for Domestic Violence Sexual Assault, and Stalking in the management of a comprehensive sexual violence prevention program that focuses on incident response, bystander interventions, and multiple layers of intervention
  • Incorporate multicultural diversity, inclusivity, and social justice concepts and principles into health promotion services
  • Serves on Divisional and University committees and initiatives as needed
  • Perform other duties as requested

YOUR TEAM: Campus Life and Student Success is a dynamic, evolving division driven by transformational leadership and continuous improvement. We seek team members who are highly motivated, strategic thinkers and relationship builders who thrive on shared governance. Our high expectations are matched by a robust professional development curriculum which promotes achievement and significance through self-assessment, reflection, and holistic goal setting. We actualize a philosophy of challenge and support grounded in liberal learning and development as it relates to student persistence and success. We are committed to facilitating student discovery and exploration consistent with the aims of a broad liberal arts education; offering impactful learning opportunities based on current research and empirical data; cultivating the unique strengths and perspectives of individual students; fostering global awareness, social justice values, and civic engagement; and providing a healthy and vibrant educational environment conducive to holistic well-being.

BACKGROUND: Founded in 1883, Stetson University ( is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with 3,500 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 2,100 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1945, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves over 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the main campus and at Stetson University Center in Celebration include Business, Educational Leadership, Reading Education, and Counseling. Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Minimum Education: Master's degree

Required Skills
  • Establish, maintain, collaborate and work with students, faculty, and staff and to work independently.
  • Computer knowledge using graphics and electronic communications are preferred
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends
Required Experience
  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Education/Promotion, Wellness, Counseling or related field
  • Experience with health and wellness program planning for the college population
  • Prefer 2 years of experience in a higher education health promotion/education department
  • Public speaking experience

Salary Grade: 6

Completed COVID-19 Vaccine status required

Job LocationDeLand, Florida, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


Stetson University is located in DeLand, Fla., with a second campus in Gulfport, Fla. and two satellite centers. Founded in 1883 by Henry A. DeLand as the DeLand Academy and later renamed Stetson University to honor its benefactor, John B. Stetson, the university has a storied history of leadership, values and significance. The university is home to many Florida firsts, including the first collegiate newspaper, the oldest schools of business administration and music, the first college of law and was the state's first private university to integrate.

But our story is about more than the buildings at our campuses and those who helped build them; it's really about our students.

The university is led by President Wendy B. Libby, supported by administrative offices which provide services and resources to students and faculty. Stetson University is home to 73 academic programs in four divisional areas and with undergraduate and graduate studies offered in many areas. The university is accreditedby numerous accrediting agencies, including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and curriculum is closely aligned with the marketplace to prepare students for life after Stetson. Undergraduate leadership, research, volunteer service and participatory activities flourish at all four of the university's locations.

At Stetson University, graduation isn't the end goal. It's just one stop along the way as students pursue something greater for themselves and the world around them.

At Stetson University, we dare students to be significant.

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