Gannon University, a vibrant Catholic institution committed to excellence through inclusiveness, invites applications for the Well-being Director. This position reports to the Dean for Student Development and Engagement and serves as a member of the Dean’s staff. The Director supports the vision and implementation of an employee and student health promotion and well-being strategic plan in collaboration with members of the President’s Staff, the Human Resources Department, Student Development and Engagement partners, and the Gannon University well-being task force.
Essential Responsibilities include:
Identifying, implementing, and utilizing standardized metrics to formally assess health promotion, wellness, and well-being policies, procedures, campaigns, and programs.
Regularly benchmarking and reporting key performance indicators associated with health promotion, wellness, and well-being strategic plan, based on data and input from various offices across both Gannon University campuses (Erie, PA, and Ruskin, FL), that directly impact the eight dimensions of well-being adopted by the University: physical, psychological, social, intellectual, environmental, spiritual, occupational, and financial.
Assessing and revising health promotion, wellness, and well-being policies, procedures, campaigns, and programs based on data and alignment with the university and well-being strategic plans, by engaging the Gannon community as well as working collaboratively with regional partners.
Applying and integrating best practices from the field of public health in alignment with the University’s Mission and Service Standards.
Facilitating the creation of project management systems and coordinating, implementing, and monitoring campus and community-based, faculty/student research and service learning/internships related to health promotion, wellness, and community and individual well-being.
Working collaboratively with the Dean for Student Development and Engagement, the Budget Office, and stakeholders to prioritize spending related to health, wellness, and well-being initiatives.
Master’s degree required
Five years of health, wellness, or health administration/programming experience
Licensed professional (such as RN, PT, OT, MPH) are encouraged to apply.
Minimum of two years in a higher education environment is preferred.
Founded in 1925, Gannon University is a four-year Catholic university committed to student-centered learning, with an emphasis on professional education integrated with faith-based, liberal-learning student outcomes. Gannon has strategic university-wide initiatives that focus on and bring its purpose to life: Transform lives by creating environments for extraordinary moments and everyday connections that inspire others to become their best selves. These initiatives have fostered an inclusive, welcoming community that many refer to as the Gannon family.
Gannon University earned its first-ever Honor Roll status as a 2021 Great College to Work For, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For® program. It is one of 42 institutions across the country to earn Honor Roll distinction and was recognized in categories including Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging; Faculty Experience; Mission & Pride; and Professional Development. Gannon University was also ranked a top school in the nation by Wall Street Journal’s 2022 College Rankings and ranked among the nation’s top universities by U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges 2022.” Gannon University’s home campu...s is located in Erie, Pennsylvania, the state’s fourth largest city and one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes.
Gannon University’s unique location in downtown Erie and exceptional learning environments on campus create a special atmosphere conducive to education, scholarship, research, service, and personal growth. Located right next door to Gannon's downtown campus are government agencies, hospitals, and local organizations and businesses that are active partners in helping Gannon students receive a hands-on education.
The University's partnerships with downtown Erie neighborhoods, Erie County, and the Diocese of Erie strive to support the local community through numerous initiatives driven by students and employees. Just steps away from Gannon’s campus in the heart of the city, you will also find restaurants, tax-free shopping, minor league sports, as well as a vibrant entertainment and cultural scene, and seven miles of Lake Erie beaches close by. Only a two-hour drive from Cleveland, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Niagara Falls, Canada, Erie has small-town friendliness and big-city attractions. For more information, please visit gannon.edu to learn more about Gannon’s campuses and the many attractions and accommodations within the surrounding regions.