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Program Director - Student Mental Health & Wellness

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Wellness Center
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grade/range
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General Summary of Position:

The Program Director for Student Mental Health and Wellness will be responsible for successfully developing, organizing, and providing leadership to a UMass Lowell community-wide prevention based public health initiative to improve the mental health and well being of students at the University. The Program Director will demonstrate a high-level vision for assessing, guiding, and capitalizing on opportunities and devising new strategies and provide a high visibility for this initiative with a goal of creating an environment for student success.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master or Bachelors Degree in a health, social science, or communications field
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of creating community wide public health or awareness campaigns
  • Masters Degree prepared candidates must have 4-5 years relevant work experience, Bachelors Degree prepared candidates must have 6-8 years relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated experience planning and implementing community programming
  • Ability and desire to work effectively with diverse groups and under represented populations

Additional Considerations:

  • 2-3 years of experience working within a college or university setting or with college aged students in an alternative setting
  • Demonstrated experience with grantee report writing and grant application processes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in public health, communications or related field desirable

Working Conditions: Hours: 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Will require some availability to work one or two evenings a week during the academic year. Occasional weekend work for initiative and University events. Travel within campus for meetings / occasionally off campus for meetings or professional conferences.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.  

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.  


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