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Associate Director for Be Well (#987)

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Provide administrative oversight and strategic direction for the College’s Be Well Program that focuses on promoting a campus culture of sustained overall health and well-being.

Core Duties:

  • Develop, implement, oversee a strategic plan that is evidence-based, data driven, and fosters a holistic, multi-disciplinary, and multidimensional approach to student well-being.

  • Supervise, train, and support the MoHealth Peer Health Education Program.

  • Build a collaborative interdepartmental team that ensures the integration of wellness programs within the Division of Student Life, faculty, and other campus partners. 

  • Create, coordinate, and evaluate wellness programming, services, and initiatives.

  • Provide individual educational sessions for students utilizing Medical Amnesty. 

  • Oversee the administration of the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey in collaboration with College Health Services.

  • Develop an ongoing/robust assessment plan to measure program effectiveness.

  • Oversee the administration of the online pre-matriculation alcohol and other drug education and sexual assault education courses for new students. 

  • Develop, oversee and maintain the Be Well budget.

  • Hire, train, and supervise 15-20 hours per week of student workers.

  • Supervise and collaborate with the Area Coordinator (Be Well)

  • Participate in appropriate interdepartmental committees and tasks forces (ADAC-Alcohol & Drug Awareness Committee, Smoke Free Campus Council 2020, Be Well Eat Well, etc.)

  • Participate and/or lead local, regional and statewide health education/promotion related committees/groups (5 College Eating Disorder Committee, 5 College Alcohol & Other Drug Committee, 5 College SAPIC-Sexual Assault Prevention & Intervention Committee, NEHEN-New England College Health Educators Newtwork, NECHA-New England College Health Association)



  • Master’s Degree required in public health, health promotion, community health, social work, education, or other related fields.

  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in health education/health promotion, and/or community based programs.

  • Knowledge of assessment, evaluation tools and strategies to design and implement effective programs.

  • Significant experience in development and implementation of college-based wellness/health promotion programs 

  • Demonstrated commitment to strong collaborative style and ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a diverse population of students, staff, and faculty.

  • Proficient at formulating policies and protocols to guide and support the work.

  • Deep understanding of the principles of diversity and social justice, with the ability to work with communities of students and staff of various social, cultural, and educational backgrounds.

  • Strong communications, writing skills, and proficiency in computer skills.

  • Knowledge of strategic planning, project development, and organizational change management.

  • Solid financial knowledge and budget experience.


Physical Demands

  • Regularly operates computer and other office productivity machinery. Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time. Will need to regularly move about inside the office.

  • Will require regular cross campus travel to access resources and personnel in buildings and attend educational activities and events. 

  • May require limited and infrequent lifting of approximately 20lbs boxes of educational materials, props, etc. for specific programs.

  • Will require periods of standing (or other postures) to deliver educational programming and/or facilitate groups.

  • May require limited and infrequent in-state and out-of-state trips for trainings, professional meetings and professional development.

Effective January 1, 2020 all new hires will be required to complete the background check process prior to commencing their Service Activity (employment) with the College. All offers of employment and continued employment at Mount Holyoke College are contingent upon satisfactory results of thorough background checks. For additional information about the Mount Holyoke College Background Check Policy, please visit Background Checks.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.