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Be Well Director

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: South Hadley, MA
Categories: Administrative/ Executive/ Office Support, Student Life/ Involvement

Position Type: Staff Full-time

Hours per week: 37.5   

Weeks per year: 52

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm with some nights and weekends

Department Summary & Job Purpose:

Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, non-denominational, residential, research liberal arts gender diverse women’s college with 2,200 undergraduate students in South Hadley, Massachusetts. 

As part of the Division of Student Life, the area of Student Engagement includes Residential Life, Student Involvement, Be Well, Community Standards, and Orientation.  These areas work in partnership with Mount Holyoke College students in creating and engaging in inclusive, compassionate and authentic communities and organizations by challenging and supporting students as they navigate their co-curricular experience at a residential college. 

Be Well is the College’s holistic wellness program that provides students’ strategies and opportunities to create their own path to wellness.  It integrates four components essential to building a life that sustains and empowers a healthy mind, a healthy body, a healthy community and a healthy life.

Be Well believes the ability to thrive is founded on an active commitment and holistic approach to wellness.  Be Well cultivates a tradition of wellness today, tomorrow, and always.

The Director of Be Well is a 12-month position with a salary of $62,000-$65,000 and includes good benefits.  Please direct questions to Rachel Alldis (she/her), Assistant Vice President of Student Engagement and Executive Director of Residential Life at  We cannot wait to read your application!  (Why work at a gender diverse women’s college?  Read more here!)

Core Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide administrative oversight and strategic direction for the College’s Be Well Program that focuses on promoting a campus culture of sustained overall health and well-being. The ideal candidate will work to create a strong campus network, building connections that help fortify and maintain a Be Well culture that is focused on enhancing and empowering student well-being through strong messaging and actions. 
  • Develop, implement, oversee a strategic plan that is evidence-based, data driven, and fosters a holistic, multi-disciplinary, and multidimensional approach to student well-being.
  • Supervise, train, and support the MoHealth Peer Health Education Program. 
  • Build a collaborative interdepartmental team that ensures the integration of wellness programs within the Division of Student Life, faculty, and other campus partners. 
  • Create, coordinate, and evaluate wellness programming, services, and initiatives.
  • Provide individual educational sessions for students utilizing Medical Amnesty. 
  • Oversee the administration of the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey in collaboration with College Health Services.
  • Develop an ongoing/robust assessment plan to measure program effectiveness. 
  • Oversee the administration of the online pre-matriculation alcohol and other drug education and sexual assault education courses for new students. 
  • Develop, oversee and maintain the Be Well budget. 
  • Hire, train, and supervise 15-20 hours per week of student workers. 
  • Supervise and collaborate with the Area Coordinator (Be Well) 
  • Participate in appropriate interdepartmental committees and tasks forces.
  • Participate and/or lead local, regional and statewide health education/promotion related committees/groups (5 College Eating Disorder Committee, 5 College Alcohol & Other Drug Committee, 5 College SAPIC-Sexual Assault Prevention & Intervention Committee, NEHEN-New England College Health Educators Network, NECHA-New England College Health Association)
  • Work with the Communications Coordinator for the Division of Student Life and ensure clear messaging about Be Well to the campus community.
  • Develop an education plan for students, staff and faculty to understand the Be Well philosophy and are provided the tools that will encourage a Be Well mindset.


  • Master’s Degree required in public health, health promotion, community health, social work, education, or other related fields.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in health education/health promotion, and/or community based programs.
  • Knowledge of assessment, evaluation tools and strategies to design and implement effective programs.
  • Significant experience in development and implementation of college-based wellness/health promotion programs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to strong collaborative style and ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a diverse population of students, staff, and faculty.
  • Proficient at formulating policies and protocols to guide and support the work.
  • Deep understanding of the principles of diversity and social justice, with the ability to work with communities of students and staff of various social, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
  • Strong communications, writing skills, and proficiency in computer skills.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning, project development, and organizational change management.
  • Solid financial knowledge and budget experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

License/Certifications: None

Compliance Requirements: None

Physical Demands: 

  • Regularly operates computer and other office productivity machinery. Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.  Will need to regularly move about inside the office.
  • Will require regular cross campus travel to access resources and personnel in buildings and attend educational activities and events.
  • May require limited and infrequent lifting of approximately 20lbs boxes of educational materials, props, etc. for specific programs.
  • Will require periods of standing (or other postures) to deliver educational programming and/or facilitate groups.
  • May require limited and infrequent in-state and out-of-state trips for trainings, professional meetings and professional development.

Working Conditions: Some nights and weekends required

Background Checks:

Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.

Special Instructions for Applicants: 

Apply online; application materials must include:

  1. A cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications
  2. A complete resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Contact information for 3 professional references

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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