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Assistant Director of Well-Being Curriculum

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 1, 2023

Position Title
Assistant Director of Well-Being Curriculum
The Opportunity
The Assistant Director of Well-Being Curriculum lead s the integration of Student Life and Wellness Promotion with Academic Affairs through the development, coordination, and delivery of wellness programming and curriculum within students’ academic experiences. T he Assistant Director is responsible for management of a required well-being course, oversight of Physical Activities classes, and the formation of key partnerships to embed wellness programming within Mines’ core curriculum. A crucial part of the role is the ability to create and assess curriculum that is relevant and accessible to a diverse student body. As part of the Department of Student Wellness Promotion and Education, the Assistant Director will support the well-being of Mines ’ student s through the provision of high-quality and evidence-based programming and education that address issues of community health and wellness.
  • CSM202 Course Management: Create the curriculum for a well-being course that is required of all undergraduate students. Manage course enrollment and course budget
    • Coordinate the training and staffing of instructors and student TAs or Peer Educators . Teach at least one section of the course each semester. Work with campus partners to assess the course. Supervise 30-40 student teaching assistants, peer m entors, or similar positions .

  • Oversight of Physical Activity Courses: Recruit instructors and s chedul e PA classes . Answer enrollment questions and resolve issues that arise . Approve alternatives for credit as needed. Possibility to teach a class.

  • Faculty Well-Being Liaison: Partner with faculty members and departments in order to embed well-being into core curriculum. This could include attending and presenting at Faculty Senate meetings; creating and distributing information and resources via department heads, program managers, or Wellness Ambassadors; suggesting ways for faculty to incorporate well-being messaging into their coursework; partnering with professional and scholar communities that have a focus on well-being, and more.

  • Campus-Wide Programming:  Develop, manage, implement, and assess other evidence-based educational curriculum to a diverse student body as needed . Programs may include workshops on mental health and wellness topics, alcohol and substance abuse prevention, the promotion of healthy relationships, and suicide prevention . Develop means for data collection to evaluate program effectiveness and outcomes for reporting requirements and process improvements. 

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field, including higher education, public health, social work, or related. E quivalent experience may be substituted for degree on a year to year basis.

  • At least 4 years of work experience in curriculum and instruction, program development and implementation, effective messaging, and evaluation. Additional education in a related field, such as curriculum and instruction, public health, or similar, can substitute on a year-by-year basis.

  • Experience creating curriculum and/or programming that is relevant and accessible to a diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Background in higher education or working with college-aged young adults.

  • Masters degree in higher education, social work, public health, or closely related field.

About Mines & Golden, CO

When the world looks for answers, the world looks to Mines.

Colorado School of Mines is a top-ranked public university solving the grand challenges facing our society, particularly those related to the Earth, energy and the environment. Founded in 1874 with specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines’ scope and mission have continually expanded to meet the needs of industry and society. Today, we are the No. 38 public university in the nation, recognized for our innovation and undergraduate teaching in science, technology engineering and math (U.S. News and World Report, 2023).

Mines graduates are change makers, boundary breakers and problem solvers. Since our earliest days, a Mines education has been and continues to be a transformational opportunity, with one of the strongest returns on investment out there for talented STEM students of all backgrounds.

At the same time, Mines faculty members are pushing their fields in new directions, whether that’s manufacturing, space resources, quantum engineering, carbon capture or more. Mines was recently classified as a R1 “Very High Activity” research institution by Carnegie, a notable feat for any university but particularly one of our size.

That size – roughly 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students – also translates to a close-knit campus community, where employees have opportunities to get involved in multiple ways, continued professional learning is valued and everyone can make an impact.

And don’t get us started on our hometown. We are located in the heart of Golden, Colorado --with its charming historic downtown and nearby hiking trails – and in close proximity to all that Denver and the Rocky Mountains have to offer. That includes the sunny, high-altitude climate and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities that make the Denver area an ideal place to live, work and play.

Are you looking for an inspiring, mission-driven workplace where you can contribute to solving the world’s problems and educating the next generation of change makers? Are you an individual who values a diverse and inclusive community, where our different perspectives, experiences and cultures enrich the educational and work experience?

Look to Mines.

Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range

$57,000 – $63,500

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards

Colorado School of Mines offers a robust portfolio of benefits for all employees. For this role, that includes:
  • Fully paid health and dental premiums
  • Generous sick/vacation time
  • 13 paid holidays per year – including a week-long winter break for entire campus
  • Fully vested retirement plan on first day of employment (certain plans only), with generous employer contribution
  • Tuition benefits (6 credits per year for employees, 50 percent discount for dependents)
All Mines employees also have access to discount programs through the State of Colorado and free tickets for Mines Athletics home games, as well as access to the on-campus Recreation Center (fitness classes and training, swimming pool and more), equipment rentals through the Outdoor Rec Center, the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (CSEAP), programming at Arthur Lakes Library, and backup child and elder care. Coming soon is an on-campus daycare center. For more information about benefits at Mines, go to .

How to Apply

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veteran status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

Please email Kathy White at with questions about this position.

Background Investigation Required

Advertised: Feb 1, 2023 Mountain Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 22, 2023 11:55 PM Mountain Standard Time

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