The Assistant Dean for Health and Wellness is responsible for the development, promotion, implementation, and evaluation of student health and wellness programs for the many dimensions of wellness (e.g., emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, multicultural, occupational, and environmental) designed to enhance the well-being of and enrich the overall lives of HMC students. The position may have the opportunity to live on campus and participating in the Student Affairs on-call rotation. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Health and Wellness and collaborates with other staff in the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) in supporting overall goals and strategies of Harvey Mudd College.
ABOUT HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE
Located in the heart of Claremont, California, 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college offering degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. HMC enrolls about 800 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges, which comprises five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. According to students, professors, and alumni, what makes Harvey Mudd distinctive is its collaborative, cross-disciplinary nature. The working environment is built on collaborative relationships between and among all members of the campus community and a deep commitment to the College’s mission to educate students “so that they may assume leadership in their fields with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society.”
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Use evidence-based practices to plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate Health and Wellness programming that covers a wide range of topics and is offered to students and, periodically, to faculty and staff. Program format may include tabling events for raising awareness, lunchtime lectures or workshops, leading presentations for trainings, residence hall events, applied workshops, and other tasks. Collaborate with other DSA staff and offices in planning, delivering, and assessing programs.
- In collaboration with the Associate Dean for Health and Wellness, provide individual or group guidance and support to students with personal issues related to emotional health and wellness. Provide individual or group sessions with students on additional wellness-related topics such as time management, study habits, environmental & physical wellness, etc.
- Manage documentation for weekly Care Team meetings designed for supporting students in distress by collaborating with Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Dean for Student Health and Wellness, Vice President of Students Affairs and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. Record updates as appropriate in data management system (e.g., Maxient).
- Advise Wellness Peers, assist with programming, and provide feedback on performance.
- Evaluate and assess Health and Wellness programming efforts by collecting and analyzing participant feedback. Develop and present reports as appropriate.
- Act as a liaison between DSA/HMC Wellness and the student population (including student leaders and groups), other campus departments and personnel, and other Claremont University Consortium’s constituencies for collaborative programming efforts.
- Promote and advocate for HMC wellness on campus via in-person interaction, informational handouts, and electronic communication including email, social networking platforms, and the DSA website.
- Perform administrative tasks for HMC Wellness such as updating calendars, reserving event rooms, purchasing supplies, working with vendors, and managing student payroll.
- Participate in the development and administration of DSA policies and procedures in particular to those involving health and wellness.
- Ensure information and records containing confidential/sensitive information are secured and maintained in accordance with internal and external standards.
- Maintain knowledge and skills and remain current in issues related to areas of collegiate health and wellness promotion.
- Assist with coordination and work with interns, student employees and graduate assistants.
- Conduct BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) assessment for students.
- The Assistant Dean serves as a Responsible Employee for Title IX and Campus Security Authority (CSA) for the Clery Act.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of psychology, wellness, higher education, and social science research to enhance programming and educational efforts by HMC Wellness.
- Good interpersonal skills to work cooperatively and sensitively with individuals from diverse cultures and ethnic groups, financial backgrounds, and identities.
- Good management and organizational skills, ability to exercise independent discretion in decision-making, and self-motivation to coordinate multiple projects and balance various tasks simultaneously.
- Ability and willingness to speak publicly during programming events.
- General knowledge of privacy issues and regulations (FERPA).
- Ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and off-campus personnel.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to safeguard and maintain confidentiality and confidential and sensitive information that exists in any format.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree and work toward public health, health education, or psychology, or counseling and relevant experience.
- Master’s degree in public health, health education, or psychology, or counseling.
- Previous experience with college wellness programming and moderating group discussions, as well as conducting literature reviews, knowledge of and experience with survey research methods, survey software (Formstack, Survey Monkey, etc.), and statistical analyses (e.g., Excel, SPSS) are preferred.
- Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Trainer certification and Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable to the College’s automobile insurance carrier.
Hours: The regular hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Hours may vary due to the needs of the department or College. The essential function of this job requires work to be performed on campus.
Classification: This is an exempt, full-time, benefits eligible position
Reporting: Reports to the Associate Dean for Health and Wellness
Please visit www.hmc.edu/employment to view a complete job description for this position and obtain information on how to submit an application. Information about HMC’s competitive benefits package is available at www.hmc.edu/hrbenefits.
Deadline to apply:
Position will remain open until filled.
All faculty and staff (including contract workers) who are employed at HMC and for whom the COVID-19 vaccine is approved/authorized by the FDA, must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccinations and booster, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as an accommodation or otherwise.
This job description defines the essential job duties of the position. Harvey Mudd College expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of the job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time. Employment is at-will and employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.