Wellbeing and Training
The University of Delaware
Under the direction of the Assistant
Vice President, Student Life (AVP) in the Division of Student Life,
the Director, Strategic Wellbeing and Training (“Director”) is
responsible for the development, implementation and assessment of
strategic wellbeing planning and support, and oversees a
campus-wide training program which prepares campus stakeholders to
become improved advocates of student wellbeing. The Director
partners with leaders, stakeholders, and subject matter experts to
accomplish their work. As part of elevating and amplifying student
wellbeing, the Director is responsible for overseeing the campaign
to introduce the University’s new Wellbeing Center at Warner Hall
to all campus constituents, including working with divisional and
institutional partners to envelope the Wellbeing Center at Warner
Hall as an engagement center for student activity and directing the
design of operational functions of the building that will support a
high level of staff and student activity.
To ensure coordination with and between existing campus training
programs for students and other campus stakeholders, and in effort
to centralize broad-based campus strategic wellbeing and training,
the Director interacts with existing educational programs such as
First Year Seminar (FYS) and student leader training programs, and
partners actively with HR Employee Development to help influence
the development of wellbeing-related curriculum. This includes
responsibility for the ongoing administration of existing online
training programs and actively providing support for the
advancement of the work of two wellbeing-based coalitions on
The Director supports the University’s mission and vision of
comprehensive wellbeing services for students, as well as the
strategic initiatives of the Division of Student Life to ensure
student success and works closely with members of the AVP’s team to
engage with all aspects of the University community to engender a
campus environment that supports health and wellness and creates a
foundation for life-long wellbeing by providing Blue Hens with the
services, care, and skills to make healthy choices.
- Foster a vision that supports a strong culture of equity and
inclusion-based wellbeing on UD campuses; convey the value of
enhancing the campus ethos of wellbeing to the University
- Oversee and manage the development, implementation and
assessment of training programs that embed holistic wellbeing into
the culture of UD and bring the vision of the Wellbeing Center as a
destination space for student wellbeing to fruition.
- Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Equity, Diversity
and Inclusion, Student Diversity and Inclusion and other relevant
campus partners to ensure equity approaches are integrated into all
programs, training, and services.
- Develop and manage an “introduction campaign” for Warner to
showcase the grand opening in fall 2021; collaborate with other
University offices and departments as needed to include scheduled
visits and tours as applicable.
- In partnership with the Division of Student Life Communications
Team, oversee the development and launch of a comprehensive
marketing campaign for the Wellbeing Center and Laurel Hall to
create awareness of wellbeing programs and services available to
all campus constituents and to promote the utilization of wellbeing
programs, services, and facilities by all UD students.
- Develop and oversee outreach programs for students and student
groups to promote use of wellbeing center programs, services, and
facilities; collaborate with departments such as University Student
Centers; assess effectiveness of outreach programs and modify as
needed to ensure optimal effectiveness.
- Develop outreach plans for faculty and staff to sustain
relationships with and raise awareness regarding referral and
support options for students which exist within Student Life
- Partner with Student Wellness and Health Promotion for the
development and provision of sexual violence response and
trauma-informed care trainings for various campus entities,
including faculty and students.
- Develop and oversee outreach programs with Student Life areas
and other high-flow student experience units to connect and
integrate their work with the aims of the Wellbeing Center.
- Partner with the Center for Counseling and Student Development
for the development and provision of trainings related to suicide
prevention, mental health stigma reduction, and how to make a
mental health concern referral for students, faculty, and
- Lend expertise to the development of wellbeing content and
pedagogy to enhance training processes and materials for students,
staff, and faculty within, but not limited to, the following
Residence Life and Housing annual and mid-year
o Office of Student Conduct volunteer
o First Year Seminar Wellness/Bystander
Intervention Curriculum and Peer Mentor trainings
o New Student Orientation, 1743 Welcome Days, and
other student orientation and transition events
o Student leadership workshops for athletes,
student organizations, and clubs
- Serve as chief of staff for the Assistant Vice President
overseeing the wellbeing units, the Campus Coalition for Mental
Health and Wellbeing, and the Campus and Community Coalition for
Alcohol and Other Substance Misuse Prevention; serve on various
University wellbeing committees and provide leadership and
coordination for the development of training initiatives.
- Participate in local and regional efforts to improve community
wellbeing and represent UD on a wide range of wellbeing coalitions
and projects and liaise with relevant organizations to connect
campus actions regarding health and wellbeing for greater community
- Support University and Divisional fundraising efforts through
participation in the development of relevant materials, attendance
at Development and Alumni Relations events, engagement in donor
meetings and stewardship and other initiatives.
- Identify and collaborate with key stakeholders and cultivate
key partnerships internally as well as externally to attain campus
wellbeing goals and objectives.
- Advocate for environmental and policy change strategies to
improve campus climate to better support professional development
and performance-based learning goals as they align with healthy
- Investigate frameworks and foundational learning models
(restorative practices, trauma informed approaches, positive
psychologies) that support community and individual wellbeing for
potential wide-spread adoption within the University system.
- Oversee completion of any remaining construction and facilities
projects and needs for Warner in preparation for the fall 2021
grand opening. Manage orientation for Warner and other
wellbeing buildings as needed throughout the entire academic
- Design and oversee implementation of an efficient room/space
reservation system for Warner.
- Hire, train and supervise a campus wellbeing trainer to support
instructional design, administration of the campus-wide training
program and facilitation of on- and off-campus partnerships.
- Hire, train and supervise a team of student and/or part-time
employees to support activities and operations in the Warner
reception and programming spaces.
- Oversee the programming calendar for Warner and the effective
utilization of programming spaces.
- Administer a programmatic budget.
- Contribute to compliance efforts for respective University
protocols and federal reporting responsibilities.
- In conjunction with communication specialists, coordinate
efforts to communicate training initiatives and departmental
priorities to students and other campus entities via various social
media and communication platforms.
- Engage in competency-based professional development and growth
experiences to maintain current knowledge and trainer
- Oversee the design, development, and implementation of
creative, learner-centered, performance-based training materials in
multiple modalities including classroom, interactive eLearning
modules, videos, job aids, facilitator guides, and participant
guides; ensure learning reflects and attends to a diversity of
learners with different identities, positions, and competency
- Conduct assessment and evaluation procedures relevant to scope
of work; engage in analysis, report writing, and presentation of
findings from evaluation and assessment efforts within scope of
responsibility; utilize assessment findings for continuous
improvement of curriculum design and training implementation
- Identify and evaluate existing practices to identify the most
appropriate content and training method to meet the learning
objectives of intended audience.
- Ensure the development of scalable solutions to ensure all
training programs are consistent and implementable by others.
- Oversee coordination and use of copyright information for any
training developed to ensure compliance with intellectual property
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree required in instructional design, educational
technology, health promotion, prevention, another health-related
discipline, higher education/student affairs, or other related
field and six years of instructional design experience, or
equivalent combination of education and experience in higher
education and/or student affairs.
- Familiarity with wellbeing-based educational curricula and
- Knowledge of current and emerging trends within collegiate
wellbeing and health promotion and/or prevention strategies.
- Advanced diversity and cultural competency and experience with
minoritized populations based on social identities.
- Experience leading large scale, collaborative initiatives to
meet organizational goals.
- Proven experience with designing, developing, and delivering
online and face-to-face learning strategies.
- Demonstrated experience evaluating learning using sound
- Experience designing and developing online job aids and
references and writing instructional content that supports
classroom training events and content for e-Learning
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the
ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills to work with
internal and external stakeholders along with a comfort level
working in an entrepreneurial environment in which self-direction
- Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies
in a diverse community to analyze and solve problems.
- Experience with Microsoft Office applications, especially
Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
- Experience with using Learning Management Systems to drive the
delivery of training solutions and track user compliance a
- Familiarity with college student learning and developmental
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with peers, students, parents, health professionals,
faculty, and staff.
- Ability and desire to contribute to a cooperative work
- Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the
differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying
identities, cultures and backgrounds.
- Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where
diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.
Intermittent evening, as well as limited weekend day and/or evening
TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin
immediately and will continue until position is filled. Applicants
should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and
contact information for three references at http://www.udel.edu/careers
reference Job ID: 496883 .
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer that
encourages applications from minority group members and women. The
University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html.
Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of
a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily
exclude you from employment. Candidates must be legally authorized
to work in the United States by the start of their employment at
the University of Delaware.