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Associate Director, Student Wellness

Miami University
Oxford, Ohio

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Job Title: Associate Director, Student Wellness Salary/Grade:


Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:


The Office of Student Wellness (OSW) is a department within Miami’s Division of Student Life. Reporting to the Director of OSW, the Associate Director for Student Wellness is responsible for the creation, development, implementation, and assessment of innovative, evidence-based, and proactive wellness programs and initiatives that address a wide range of concerns across multiple topical areas. These topical areas include but are not limited to mental and emotional health, sexual and interpersonal violence, alcohol and other drug use, and bystander intervention.
The Associate Director provides supervision to a multidisciplinary team of full-time professionals and students to advance the holistic health and wellness of Miami students. The Associate Director actualizes the office’s strategic vision to empower and inspire all members of the Miami community to prioritize their role in helping students be well and thrive.


Duties/Physical Demands:

Essential Functions:
*Identify the intersection of the multiple dimensions of wellness to build synergy and a holistic approach to prevention, education, and student engagement.
*Provides leadership in the innovative design and delivery of services and programs, encouraging the development of initiatives and activities that are theory-driven, evidence-informed, and address the changing needs and diversity of Miami students.
*Provides supervision to a multidisciplinary team of talented professionals, peer health educators, and undergraduate and graduate level interns.
*Responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations of OSW.
*Advises Director regarding sensitive departmental needs and issues including, but not limited to, individual and team-related personnel issues and needs.
*Facilitates an open, student-centered, collaborative, and mutually supportive work environment for all OSW staff.
*Creates student spaces that are accessible, welcoming, affirming, and inclusive, with a focus on mattering and belonging while giving particular attention to the needs and experiences of traditionally underserved and/or marginalized campus populations.
*Oversees the operations and success of OSW spaces within the Clinical Health Science and Wellness building including the Wellness Studio, the SIVEO suite, and digital wallboard.
*Demonstrate foundational knowledge regarding collegiate health, evidence-based programming, and best practices related to Title IX, sexual and interpersonal violence prevention, harm reduction strategies related to substance use, and mental health promotion.
*Stays abreast of national and higher education trends related to collegiate wellbeing and proactively develops strategies for anticipated areas in need of attention.
*Liaises with local, regional, and national networks to foster and maintain communications and relationships with peers at other institutions of higher education through various opportunities, including participation in professional associations and conferences.
*Lead and/or serve on campus-wide committees and task forces that promote the safety and wellbeing of the Miami community.
*Be involved with and make meaningful contributions to divisional and institutional initiatives and priorities.
*Actively participate in student activities on campus by serving as a volunteer, mentor, committee member and/or participant.
*Assist the Director in the acquisition and analysis of relevant data in order to prepare reports for key stakeholders, including: annual reports to the Board of Trustees, the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Biennial Review, annual reports to AVP of Student Life for *Assessment and Transition, media requests, internal and external presentations, and other needs as requested.
*Accept new opportunities and initiatives that support the mission and vision of the office, division, and university.
*Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.
*Other duties as assigned.
*Assistant Director for Student Wellness, Harm Reduction
*Assistant Director for Student Wellness, Mental Health Promotion
*Assistant Director for Student Wellness, Sexual & Interpersonal Violence
*Approximately 50 Student Peer Health Coordinators (30 HAWKS, 10 QPR Suicide Prevention, 10 SIV)



Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
*Master's degree in public health, health promotion, health policy, social work/psychology/counseling, student affairs in higher education, or closely related field.
*Two to five years of full-time professional health promotion work experience, preferably in a higher education setting.


Desired Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:
*Professional experience that is specific to college health and wellbeing.
*Experience supervising professional and/or student staff.
*Ability to thrive in an educational environment that values high expectations, integrity, and leadership, while possessing a positive attitude and enthusiasm.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

*Experience with developing, managing, and assessing programs and initiatives based on current and emerging college-age wellbeing issues, including environmental/prevention strategies and evidence-based practices.
*Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and run large-scale programming both independently and through collaboration across departments.
*High attention to detail and strong written communication skills.
*Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with various constituents.
*Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.


Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.


As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Labor Law Posters for Applicants:

Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

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Nationally recognized as one of the country's most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio (35 miles north of Cincinnati), with regional locations in Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester, Ohio, and the John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg. Miami combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. A liberal education core complements the more specialized studies of the majors.

Along with an impressive number of opportunities to gain practical, hands-on and immersive experiences, Miami is distinguished by a faculty who enjoy teaching and mentoring students. Recognized as a "Public Ivy" by Richard Moll in his 1985 book about America's flagship universities, Miami is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best schools for “unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.” This commitment to teaching is demonstrated in the University's record of exceptional retention and graduation rates-which are among highest for NCAA Division I schools. Miami also regularly ranks among the top public doctoral university in the country for study abroad participation by undergraduate students.

Chartered in 1809, Miami is the 10th oldest public university in the nation. Enrollment includes almost 15,000 undergraduates and more than 2,200 graduate students on the Oxford campus, which is lauded for its exceptional beauty. The charming, historic uptown area of Oxford is adjacent to the campus.

Miami offers bachelor degrees in over 100 areas of study and master's degrees in more than 50 areas; the University also offers a number of doctoral degrees.

More information on Miami may be obtained via

Miami University is deeply committed to the success of every member of the community. At Miami, our mission is to empower each student, staff, and faculty member to promote and become engaged citizens who use their acquired knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the future of the community and the world.

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) exists to provide an inclusive, equitable, working, living, and learning environment to members of the Miami University community. OEEO provides members of the university community a place to obtain guidance for providing equal opportunity in personnel matters, and to resolve issues of harassment and discrimination

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) ensures that Miami University provides an equitable environment for students, faculty, and staff. This will be achieved with compassion, understanding, and fairness to all parties involved and act as a resource for all members of the university community.

Office of Diversity Affairs is located at 336 Shriver Center 3rd Floor. The Main Office line is (513) 529-6504.

Janine Todd, Program Associate
Mr. Gerald Yearwood, Senior Administrative Director
Dr. Juanita S. Tate, Director of Divisional Initiatives
Demere Woolway, Assistant Director of ODA & Coordinator of GLBTQ Services
Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, M.S., Assistant Director & Coordinator of Diverse Student Development

Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity is located at 219 E. Spring Street Oxford, OH 45056. The Main line is (513) 529-7157.

Kenya Ash, Director, Title IX Coordinator & Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Kristie Marcum, Associate Director
Tandy Hamm, Assistant Director
Janet Fink, Administrative Assistant

For a list of contacts involved in diversity-related efforts, see Diversity Contacts (PDF 229KB).

As part of institutional diversity and inclusion goals, our efforts diligently center on four core areas: recruitment, retention, curriculum and climate. These core areas are addressed through key initiatives that are tailored to faculty, staff, and students and are executed either through programs and support from our office or in collaboration with other university offices, departments, and programs. In addition, we also value relationships with our community partners who also work with us to promote diversity and inclusion at Miami.

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