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Associate Director of Well-Being Programs
Company: George Mason University
Location: Fairfax, VA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 01/14/2022
Expire Date: 02/14/2022
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Other
Job Description
Associate Director of Well-Being Programs
George Mason University invites applications for an Associate Director of Well-Being Programs position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Department:
The mission of the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being (CWB) is to catalyze human well-being by promoting the science and practices that lead to a life of vitality, purpose, resilience, and engagement. As an interdisciplinary center at George Mason University, we are dedicated to helping individuals and organizations thrive in a world of complexity and uncertainty. CWB offerings include programs and resources for students, faculty, and staff along with executive education programs for organizations, agencies, and individuals. George Mason University is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

About the Position:
The Associate Director of Well-Being Programs in the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being is responsible for overseeing well-being programs and resources specifically targeted to student populations and assisting with initiatives for faculty and staff. Reporting to the Director of Well-Being Programs, the Associate Director will create and sustain collaborations and partnerships with a wide range of departments and units across the university. As part of the university’s commitment to evolving as a model well-being university, the Associate Director will provide consultation to departments and units seeking to develop well-being initiatives for their respective university audiences. The Associate Director must be adept at cultivating relationships with diverse faculty, staff, and students and build trust as a university leader in areas related to well-being.

• Design, manage, and deliver well-being programs, resources, and learning experiences for graduate and undergraduate students, including a focus on inclusive well-being programs that are designed for BIPOC, contemporary, first-generation, and international student audiences;
• Coordinate well-being student outreach in collaboration with communications and marketing team members;
• Work with university partners (e.g., Housing and Residence Life, Center for Culture, Equity & Empowerment, Mason Recreation, Student Health Services, Counseling & Psychological Services, Student Support and Advocacy, Assessment Offices, Contemporary Student Services, Student Involvement) in the design and delivery of well-being programs and resources for students, faculty, and staff;
• Design and deliver professional/faculty development programs for faculty and staff;
• Manage well-being needs assessment activities;
• Coordinate well-being related educational technologies;
• Work with the Executive Director, Director of Well-Being Programs, and Associate Director of Resilience Programs to design, implement, and lead university-wide well-being initiatives; and
• Supervise staff.

Required Qualifications:
• An earned Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience;
• Demonstrated full-time professional experience in higher education (typically 3+ years);
• Demonstrated knowledge of the science of well-being from theoretical and practical perspectives;
• Demonstrated experience and success in working with diverse student populations in culturally diverse settings and tailoring programs for diverse populations;
• Demonstrated knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion approaches and their connections to well-being;
• Experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Experience in developing collaborative relationships in a higher education setting with demonstrated strong interpersonal skills;
• Minimum of three years of experience in supervising professional staff;
• Able to function independently and collaboratively as a team member;
• Demonstrated ability to lead teams and committees;
• Exceptional program planning and organizational skills;
• Competent in software such as Canva, Adobe, and Microsoft Office Suite; and
• Competent in social media platforms.

Preferred Qualifications:
• We seek candidates who are creative, flexible, and resourceful and who can contribute positively in a team setting and in working with diverse others;
• Knowledgeable about assessment strategies and experience developing and evaluating program outcomes;
• Demonstrated success in coordinating university-wide initiatives and programs;
• Five or more years of full-time, professional experience in higher education;
• Three or more years of experience in well-being programming and education; and
• An earned Master’s degree with preference in fields related to well-being, higher education, health sciences, psychology, or equivalent experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA10JZ at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
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