Coordinator for the Wellness Lodge

Buffalo, NY

D’Youville offers competitive benefit packages for employees including a four-day work week.

JOB SUMMARY 

The highly visible incumbent is responsible for implementing the mission and vision of D’Youville and the Division of Student Affairs while coordinating student wellness programming and acting as the primary liaison between students and access to mental healthcare. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who thrives amidst an ever-changing and unpredictable work environment and will have demonstrated skills in the areas of mental health, student support, holistic wellness, outreach, and programming. This position will work very closely with a licensed mental health counselor to ensure that programming and outreach within The Lodge Wellness Center is in line with best practices. Evening and weekend hours may be regularly required when the college is in session to manage workload and attend meetings and College functions. The primary focus of the Coordinator will be the implementation of intentional programming that promotes mental health and wellness and connects all students with the care services provided to them within the Lodge Wellness Center and through TimelyMD. Additionally, this 12-month position will provide organizational support to the Lodge Wellness Center. This position reports directly to the Director for The Lodge and is expected to work closely with all units within Student Affairs to ensure that the College is “student-ready” and that every student has the opportunity to be engaged outside of the classroom.

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES

  • Manage day-to-day operations, budgets, and cost centers of The Lodge Wellness Center;
  • Establish vision and goals for mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention outreach programming;
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate theory-based and evidence informed mental health and substance use promotion, and suicide prevention strategies, policies, programs and services that address known mental health issues in higher education and within the healthcare industry;
  • Manage Wellness Scholars, graduate assistant, and work studies within The Lodge Wellness Center with long term goal establishing a peer Wellness Support program;
  • Develop and utilize assessment of mental health needs on campus (e.g. sleep, suicide prevention, sexual assault prevention, etc.) to guide strategic planning related to mental health outreach;
  • Works closely with the Cultural Enrichment Center to incorporate multicultural diversity and social justice concepts and principles into outreach services;
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate campus-wide programming that supports holistic (mind, body, spirit) wellness;
  • In collaboration with a licensed mental health counselor, work with individual students to provide appropriate connections to campus services;
  • Represent The Lodge Wellness Center on committees and in organizations and activities as appropriate;
  • Create and maintain a QR library to include informational files, referral information, and other resources;
  • Maintain web and social media presence for The Lodge Wellness Center.

OTHER JOB DUTIES 

  • Ensure a student-centered departmental environment with a focus on customer service;
  • Conduct assessment of all programs and services to evaluate effectiveness related to office, department, division, and campus-wide goals and initiatives;
  • Serve as a trained Title IX advisor;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Mental Health Counselor and Executive Director for Student Affairs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated experience working in or supervision of cultural enrichment initiatives;
  • Thorough knowledge and proven track record in Student Affairs or Community Organizing, including policy development, programming, and student development;
  • Strong cross-cultural, interpersonal, and writing skills necessary, including the ability to represent the College in a positive way to diverse populations;
  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive community;
  • Possesses a demonstrated ability to develop linkages with other college community partners through significant outreach efforts to support student success in and out of the classroom;
  • Ability to be innovative and create programs that supports student learning, leading to increased persistence and graduation rates across diverse student populations;
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of individuals on campus and in all areas of the community to accomplish student life objectives;
  • A proven ability to identify and address problems, exhibit competence in identifying and interpreting needed areas of assessment, display sensitivity regarding personnel matters and the ability to participate effectively in short and long-range planning;
  • A strong commitment to the college’s mission to honor the catholic heritage and the spirit of St. Marguerite d’Youville working with students from across diverse cultures, backgrounds and faith traditions that promotes leadership and service.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education

  • Master’s degree preferred in psychology, counseling, social work, higher education, or related field; or
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of relevant experience.

Experience

  • Appropriate and applicable professional experience within Student Affairs or relevant fields showing progressive responsibilities.
  • Preferred experience with programming and managing a budget.

PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Possess the ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations;
  • Handle multiple tasks and priorities at once while solving problems and thinking innovatively;
  • Administrative, organizational, supervisory, and budget-management skills;
  • Extended periods of sitting, standing, stair climbing, maneuvering objects of substantial weight;
  • Evening and weekend hours may be required when the college is in session;
  • Must possess a student-centered personal philosophy and an amazing sense of humor.       

About the Institution:

D’Youville is a highly regarded private college and research institution with a rich history located on the vibrant West Side of Buffalo adjacent to a growing downtown with year-round cultural events and outdoor recreation. While preparing students for the 21st-century, D’Youville excels at helping students reach their career goals as change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good. Under the leadership of President Lorrie Clemo, the university is moving boldly forward through a dynamic and integrated planning process to strengthen the institution and positively impact the student experience and surrounding community.

Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patron Saint Marguerite D’Youville and committed to making it a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations. That commitment and tradition continue today. D’Youville was the first college in Western New York to offer baccalaureate degree programs for women. With a long Catholic history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background, and faith and is a place where different faith traditions can be openly shared and respected. Coeducational since 1971, D’Youville strives to expand opportunities for diverse learners, including adults, first-generation, low-income, and other students historically underrepresented in higher education.

Today, D’Youville features an urban, growing campus community of 3,000 students and offers more than 50 majors in undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business, and the liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance their learning with activities that integrate community service with coursework. D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic strengths necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world. To learn more about D’Youville, please visit http://www.dyc.edu/.