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George Mason University invites applications for an Associate Director of Well-Being Programs position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Department:
The mission of the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being (CWB) is to catalyze human well-being by promoting the science and practices that lead to a life of vitality, purpose, resilience, and engagement. As an interdisciplinary center at George Mason University, we are dedicated to helping individuals and organizations thrive in a world of complexity and uncertainty. CWB offerings include programs and resources for students, faculty, and staff along with executive education programs for organizations, agencies, and individuals. George Mason University is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
About the Position:
The Associate Director of Well-Being Programs in the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being is responsible for overseeing well-being programs and resources specifically targeted to student populations and assisting with initiatives for faculty and staff. Reporting to the Director of Well-Being Programs, the Associate Director will create and sustain collaborations and partnerships with a wide range of departments and units across the university. As part of the university's commitment to evolving as a model well-being university, the Associate Director will provide consultation to departments and units seeking to develop well-being initiatives for their respective university audiences. The Associate Director must be adept at cultivating relationships with diverse faculty, staff, and students and build trust as a university leader in areas related to well-being.
Design, manage, and deliver well-being programs, resources, and learning experiences for graduate and undergraduate students, including a focus on inclusive well-being programs that are designed for BIPOC, contemporary, first-generation, and international student audiences;
Coordinate well-being student outreach in collaboration with communications and marketing team members;
Work with university partners (e.g., Housing and Residence Life, Center for Culture, Equity & Empowerment, Mason Recreation, Student Health Services, Counseling & Psychological Services, Student Support and Advocacy, Assessment Offices, Contemporary Student Services, Student Involvement) in the design and delivery of well-being programs and resources for students, faculty, and staff;
Design and deliver professional/faculty development programs for faculty and staff;
Manage well-being needs assessment activities;
Coordinate well-being related educational technologies;
Work with the Executive Director, Director of Well-Being Programs, and Associate Director of Resilience Programs to design, implement, and lead university-wide well-being initiatives; and
An earned Master's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience;
Demonstrated full-time professional experience in higher education (typically 3+ years);
Demonstrated knowledge of the science of well-being from theoretical and practical perspectives;
Demonstrated experience and success in working with diverse student populations in culturally diverse settings and tailoring programs for diverse populations;
Demonstrated knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion approaches and their connections to well-being;
Experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Experience in developing collaborative relationships in a higher education setting with demonstrated strong interpersonal skills;
Minimum of three years of experience in supervising professional staff;
Able to function independently and collaboratively as a team member;
Demonstrated ability to lead teams and committees;
Exceptional program planning and organizational skills;
Competent in software such as Canva, Adobe, and Microsoft Office Suite; and
Competent in social media platforms.
We seek candidates who are creative, flexible, and resourceful and who can contribute positively in a team setting and in working with diverse others;
Knowledgeable about assessment strategies and experience developing and evaluating program outcomes;
Demonstrated success in coordinating university-wide initiatives and programs;
Five or more years of full-time, professional experience in higher education;
Three or more years of experience in well-being programming and education; and
An earned Master's degree with preference in fields related to well-being, higher education, health sciences, psychology, or equivalent experience.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
Mason Ad Statement:
Great Careers Begin at Mason!
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report
George Mason University is a public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia located in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. Mason was initially founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1949, and became an independent institution in 1972. George Mason University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.
George Mason University has 37,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries and a residential population of more than 6,000 students. Mason is a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars. 80% of our students are employed within six months of graduation. Nearly two-thirds of the 140,000 Mason alumni live and work in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Mason is a young university that, in just a short time, has made impressive strides in size, stature and influence. Today, as Virginia’s largest public research university, we are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities. To that end, we have 10 schools and colleges devoted to a variety of study.
We prepa...re Mason students for the demands of work, social responsibility, and life in an ever-changing global society. University Life's mission statement is core to our work. We support every student at Mason, from orientation through graduation.
George Mason: Patriotism Personified.
George Mason, for whom our university is named, was one of the greatest of the founding fathers of the United States. Mason drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which became a model for the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights.
We Are in Virginia. But We Serve the World.
Mason is committed to creating a more just, free and prosperous world. Located in one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world, we accept our responsibility to serve others: to help our students succeed, enrich the life of our community, and contribute to solving some of the most complex global problems of our time.
Washington, D.C.: Land of Opportunity.
Mason’s main campus is in Fairfax, Virginia, just 15 miles outside of Washington, D.C. The nation’s capital is easily accessible by car or public transportation.
At Mason, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a beautiful wooded residential campus and outstanding college experience, as well as numerous internship and recreational opportunities that only a world-class urban setting like D.C. can offer.
You can intern with National Geographic or the Justice Department, visit the numerous museums with your Art History classmates, take a selfie in front of Lincoln Memorial, catch a Nationals baseball game, kayak along the Potomac, or check out the many neighborhoods where you’ll discover lots of great shopping, places to eat, art galleries, music venues, and much more. You can attend events and hear nationally recognized speakers. You’ll run out of time before you run out of things to do.
There’s more to explore. Students participate in a field trip to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., organized by the Office of International Programs and Services.
In just a short drive, you can be hiking in the Shenandoah Mountains or walking the boardwalk in either Ocean City, Maryland, or Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Our closest airports are Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport, and Mason is easily accessible by public transportation. Free shuttle buses help you get to the nearest Metro station in Vienna, Virginia, just a short distance from our Fairfax Campus. The Arlington Campus is within walking distance of the Virginia Square-GMU stop on the Orange Line.
Enriching Work Environment.
We will invest in recruiting, retaining, and developing talented and diverse faculty and academic and professional staff. We will create a vibrant campus life in which all members can grow and thrive.
Diversity is one of our core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.
We bring together a multitude of people and ideas in everything that we do. Our culture of inclusion, our multidisciplinary approach, and our global perspective makes us more effective educators and scholars.
While at Mason, you’ll be making your own decisions and forming your own view of the world. Engaging with diverse groups of individuals, including students, faculty, and staff, will enrich this experience. You will learn from them, and they will learn from you.
We have a variety of communities here, and you're sure to find a group of people who are like you. The great thing is you'll also be embraced by communities of people who are not like you. At Mason, you'll be in a place where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds will:
• Widen your outlook of the world,
• Show you how to work and collaborate with people of differing views,
• Expose you to new perspectives from people with disparate life experiences, and
• Give you the social skills to interact with all kinds of people.
Diversity also enhances learning and creative thinking by prompting the study of new material and the awareness of fresh viewpoints. The power of many perspectives will boost your capacity to explore original ideas and solutions. Seeing issues in a new way heightens your creativity and problem-solving abilities.
Another benefit: As our nation becomes more diverse, students who learn in a diverse environment will be more competitive in an increasingly global economy. You’ll enhance your critical thinking skills and improve your ability to develop nuanced solutions to real-world problems.
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We are an open and welcoming community. We partner with public and private organizations in our region and around the world. We proactively engage with our community. We define our success by how many talented students with potential we serve, not how many we leave out.
Social and Cultural Venues.
Our venues bring world-class performances to the community through vibrant concerts and events. Community members are invited to take part in many artistic and cultural offerings at Mason. Spaces are also available to rent for your next event.
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