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Job ID: 215407

Student Wellness Advisor
Tufts University

Date Posted Jun. 19, 2023
Title Student Wellness Advisor
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Boston Health Sciences Campus
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Health Services
    Counseling Services


The Office of Student Wellness (OSW) provides integrated wellness programs, services, and resources to the Boston Health Sciences students at Tufts University. The Student Wellness team works with all students to offer practical approaches to manage everyday stressors and life challenges, with a specific focus on student mental health to support students' needs. 

The office is located in the heart of the Tufts Health Sciences Campus in the Chinatown neighborhood of downtown Boston. The Office provides in-person, virtual, and on-call assistance for students (as needed), to ensure they maintain general well-being during their tenure as professional and graduate students. This is an onsite in-office role, expected to be on campus at least 3-4 days each week

What You'll Do

The Student Wellness Advisor designs and implements evidence-based cost-effective health promotion and wellness opportunities, to improve the overall well-being of the students on the Boston Health Sciences campus. The Advisor meets individually with students to provide non-academic support related to a student's transition to school, mental health and wellness, social and emotional support, and other barriers to student success.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides advice to students regarding strategies to maintain general well-being 
  • Promotes, maintains, and improves individual and community members’ health by assisting students and groups to adopt healthy behavior
  • Collects and analyzes data to identify needs prior to planning, implementing, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles
  • Develops and presents health education and wellness programs, such as training workshops, and community presentations
  • Designs and conducts evaluations and diagnostic studies to assess the quality and effectiveness of wellness activities
  • Oversees social media including Instagram
  • Assists with the planning and participates in new student orientation programs
  • Serves on Student Affairs wellness support committees for the individual schools on the Boston Health Sciences campus, as necessary
  • Supervises, trains and evaluates the work of others
  • Assists with the management of all large-scale wellness events hosted by OSW such as Wellness Week, Stress Less Week and Winter Recharge

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience typically acquired through a completion of a Master’s degree (required) in counseling, social work, higher education, or related field
  • Minimum of three years of full-time professional experience in student well-being advising, health promotions environment or related college student affairs experience or a combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated experience with and sensitivity to, individuals of diverse cultural background and commitment to a diverse community
  • Knowledge with advanced Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, data management and digital systems 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience performing detailed work in a university environment would be helpful
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and the ability to foster cultural, racial, gender equality on a personal and programmatic level
  • Ability to multitask with attention to detail and ability to maintain accuracy of data and maintain focus
  • Ability to always maintain professionalism and to use sensitivity in dealing with personal and confidential information

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

  • This is an onsite in-office role, expected to be on campus at least 3-4 days each week
  • Evening and weekend hours may be required, for specific events and programming
  • This is a busy office with year-round programming (including Summer)

Pay Range

Minimum $56,600.00, Midpoint $70,800.00, Maximum $85,000.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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