Founded in 1873, MassArt is the first free-standing public college of art and design in the UnitedStates. The College excels in the education of professional artists, designers, and art educators and is an integral contributor to the cultural and intellectual life and creative economy of theGreater Boston region, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond. Located in Boston’s hub of arts and culture along the Avenue of the Arts, MassArt enrolls over 2,000 students and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 disciplines, as well as continuing education and youth programs.
Reporting to the Vice President (or AVP) Student Development, the Director will have responsibility for MassArt’s Health and Wellness programming for faculty, staff and students. This position will have a significant role in developing the College’s approach to address public health issues, including developing and distributing timely information to the campus community. This position is a member of the Student Development Leadership team.
Salary:$65k - $75k, commensurate with skills and experience
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Will lead in the development of a community health and wellness plan consistent with the strategic goals of the college; this includes evaluating need, opportunity, and impact of programs and initiatives; and for planning and ensuring implementation of a broad ranging campus program
Establish and Chair the campus wide health and wellness task force
Utilize research and data, demonstrated best practices, and models of health, change, and student and community development to drive development of goals and programs
Ensure that health promotion employs an effective combination of environmental, group, and individual-level interventions
Identify and develop opportunities for engagement with colleagues across campus specifically to enhance student and community wellness
Develop and deliver health promotion programming
Ensures that assessment, policies, decisions, and programming are conducted through an equity and justice lens
Design, implement and deliver programming regarding consent, healthy relationships, alcohol and other drug use and abuse in conjunction with the Title IX Coordinator and other offices
Manages response to public health crises, not served by Student Health Service, like COVID through deployment of resources protocols and communication
Identifies and/or manages technology platforms for compliance, training, and education related to health and wellness
Serve as the single point of contact (SPOC) for the college
Make data-informed decision after seeking, collecting, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data to identify trends, needs, opportunities, and evidence of impact
Serve as advisor to related student groups
Coordinates with Human Resources for employee health and wellness programming
Identify grant opportunities and funding sources for health and wellness initiatives
Serves as the campus liaison with relevant Colleges of the Fenway, ProArts and state committees
Masters of Public Health or related area
3-5 years of related experience, including assessing public health needs and developing and implementing programs for addressing needs. Demonstrated outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated ability working in a collaborative team environment
Understanding of how language, culture and socioeconomic circumstances affect health.Preferred Qualifications
Prior related experience in a higher education setting
Prior grant writing experience
Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public, independent institution that prepares artists, designers, and educators from diverse backgrounds to shape communities, economies, and cultures for the common good, and demonstrate our values by:
Pursuing a just, compassionate, and equitable learning environment.
Cultivating rigorous creative practices by observing, questioning, making and remaking.
Honoring courage, honesty, mutual respect, and self-expression.
Believing in the power of art and design to transform our world.
Director of Community Health and Wellness Supplemental Questionnaire (* Required Question)
* 1. Do you have a Master's Degree in Public Health or a related field? [Yes/No]
* 2. Do you have 3 - 5 years of related experience, including public health needs and developing and implementing programs for addressing needs? [Yes/No]
*3. Are you a member of the Association of Professional Administrators (APA) union? [Yes/No]
Please note that MassArt does not provide employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship for administrators, managers, technical staff, library staff or support staff. All offers of employment are based on appropriate U.S. work authorization.
MassArt currently does not provide reimbursement for travel.
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.
MassArt strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion; the campus community reflects the layers of cultural and self identity that proudly make up our region, nation, and world. We respect, value, and celebrate the strengths, characteristics, and perspectives of all and promote an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of each individual, group, and organization into all aspects of our work.
Social inclusion at MassArt honors our commitment to diversity & inclusion by recognizing the integrity, contributions, strengths, and value of different cultural, language, and social groups. Social inclusion includes, but is not limited to, race/ethnicity, physical abilities/qualities, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, religious beliefs, class, educational background, and employment category.
The five educational institutions that make up Colleges of the Fenway view diversity as a key component in the growth of our students' educational experience as well as our ongoing journey as professionals charged with maintaining the world class status of our institutions. By drawing from a wide cultural palette, we ensure that we have access to the full range of talent available. Through our respect for the vast array of backgrounds we create an environment that will help that talent grow. It is within an environment of respect that we are able to build and work toward our goals. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that values mutual respect. All Colleges of the Fenway members have policies and practices designed to safeguard our healthy environment as well as provide the support and access needed to do so. The Colleges of the Fenway are located in the heart of Bostons academic, scientific and cultural communities and is within walking distance from landmarks such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall and world renowned medical institutions. Jobs at Emmanuel College: http://emmanuel.edu/About_Emmanuel/Employment.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design...: http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Careers.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: http://www.mcphs.edu/about-mcphs/careers-at-mcphsJobs at Simmons College: http://simmons.edu/overview/about/jobs/Jobs at Wentworth Institute of Technology: https://jobs.wit.edu/