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Assistant Director of Center for Well-Being
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Apr. 21, 2022
Title Assistant Director of Center for Well-Being
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Health Services
    Counseling Services

Assistant Director of Center for Well-Being


Student Development & Counseling

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

The Assistant Director of the Center for Well-being is a member of the WPI Division of Student Affairs and reports directly to the Director of the Center. The Assistant Director provides day to day support for all aspects of the Center's strategic plan. Assist in the recruitment, training and support of MPH interns. Act as a consultant for faculty, staff and parents who have concerns about students and to help to educate the campus community about support for student well-being on campus. Recruit, train and support volunteer and paid student peer advocates. Provide leadership for the development and evolution of evidence-based well-being initiatives. Support Center functioning by running various meetings as assigned.

WPI is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.


Strategic visioning to establish and develop WPI's Center for Well-being (CWB)
  • As part of the CWB core team, participate in developing the CWB overall strategic plan
  • Work with WPI mental health task force/advisory board to envision key elements of the University's strategic approach to enhancing overall community well-being
  • Participate in the development and implementation of plans to operationalize core elements of the well-being initiative
  • Participate in the development, deployment and interpretation of measures of success associated with the overall plan

Recruitment and staffing for the Center for Well-being
  • Participate in Identifying, recruiting, training and supporting core staff for the Center to include professional and administrative support positions
  • Assist in managing internship training program in coordination with regional Masters in Public Health programs
  • Day to day management of the recruitment, training and support of student peer Well-being advocates
  • Participate in grant exploration and writing with other core CWB staff

Enhance collaborative partnerships across campus to improve student/campus well-being
  • Collaborate with key campus partners in the implementation of well-being initiatives to include Counseling, Health Services, Physical Education/Athletics, Nutrition
  • Collaborate with academic support and residential services to design and implement population level initiatives aimed at improving student adjustment, resilience and psychological flexibility

Collaborate with key campus partners to establish and develop the physical space for the Center for Well-being
  • Assist in providing vision and input to the location and design of the Center
  • Assist in providing vision and input as to decoration, furnishing and equipping of the Center

Other duties as assigned

  • An advanced degree in public health, health promotion, health education, or other related discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Two or more years of experience of experience working in health education in higher education strongly preferred
  • Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) or Certified in Public Health (CPH) preferred.
  • The ability and willingness to work with a diverse population in individual, group and programmatic settings.
  • Willing and able to work evenings and weekends in a limited capacity as necessary.

WPI requires employees to be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19. For additional information on WPI's response to COVID-19, refer to

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI

WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI

WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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