Director, Center for Student Wellbeing

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 25, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Director is responsible for directing and coordinating programs and services which include but are not limited to: Mental Health Education, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Suicide Prevention Awareness, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Prevention, Motivational Interviewing Program, Student Health and Wellness Initiatives, Smoking Cessation, Cold and Flu Prevention, Nutrition, Sexual Health, Sleep Promotion, and Stress Reduction. The Center for Student Wellbeing works with all university departments, students, and community organizations to increase awareness and decrease risk to overall health and wellness. Duties include:

Assessment and Planning

Create a culture of assessment; complete the Biennial Review for federal compliance to Edgar 86 and submit; oversee appropriate campus surveys (i.e. Healthy Minds Survey and ACHA-National College Health Assessment (NCHA)) using data to advance wellness initiatives; manage the four-year strategic planning process with JED Campus; develop, manage, and monitor strategic plan and direction of the Center; and participate as an active member of the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (EMSA).


Oversee all campus prevention, programming, training and wellness promotion and outreach for the areas of Mental Health Education, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Suicide Prevention Awareness, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Prevention, Motivational Interviewing Program, Student Health and Wellness Initiatives such as smoking cessation, communicable disease prevention, nutrition, sexual health, sleep promotion, and stress reduction and the staff who manage these; coordinate Residence Life trainings (AOD, Step UP! & MH, and Columbia Scale; and coordinate campus-wide trainings such as but not limited to: UTC Step UP Bystander Intervention program, Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Training, Opioid Overdose Reversal Training and Suicide Prevention (QPR & Assist/Columbia Scale).


Provide direction for the Center for Student Wellbeing's Administrative Assistant, Assistant Directors, Interns, and Graduate Assistants; work closely with the Chief Health Affairs Officer and the Director of Business Affairs for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs; manage and, if needed, revise all budgets, accounts, and grant funding for the center; and perform other duties as assigned .


Collaborate with relevant university coalitions and committees and serve as liaison within the campus for holistic wellness; establish and maintain strategic partnerships between key campus and community stakeholders to advance wellness initiatives; represent the Center for Student Wellbeing on various campus committees and through volunteering at campus events; collaborate with closely aligned departments on co-sponsored initiatives and programs; and oversee UTC Wellness Advisory Council (Be Well initiative).


Disseminate information on the work and progress of the Center to the University, and at local, regional, and national meetings and conferences.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Knowledge/experience in health promotion, prevention, social change models/principles, mental health crisis response, and suicide prevention
  • Outstanding communication (written and oral), interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and implement campus/community process or program
  • Sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues
  • Demonstrated ability to positively and effectively lead and facilitate campus and community partnerships

Review of applications will begin on April 5, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.

Qualifications :

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Education, Social Work, Counseling, Behavioral Sciences or related field; and minimum of two years of experience in education or closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications: Supervisory experience with relationship to mental health/counseling or similar services; ability to develop strategic plan and implement assessment strategies and reports; and experience with governmental grants, monitoring and reporting.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.