Director of Wellbeing and Health Equity Services (499567)

  • California Polytechnic State University
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • May 11, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Public Health

Job Description


Job Summary

Under general direction from the Assistant Vice President of Campus Health & Wellbeing, the Director of Wellbeing serves to enhance the health of Cal Poly students in support of their academic and personal success. The Director of Wellbeing provides leadership and strategic planning in the development, implementation, and on-going management of the administrative and programmatic operations for the Wellbeing program for the entire campus population at Cal Poly; establishing and monitoring priorities and progress toward the Wellbeing program goals; determining methods, techniques, systems and materials to support the program, including creation of policies and procedures related to the delivery of services; assessing and developing recommendations for program changes; and representing the program to the public. The Director of Wellbeing is responsible for identifying and developing effective relationships with key constituents and leading team efforts to support initiatives for campus collaboration and education on comprehensive wellbeing issues.

The Director of Wellbeing is responsible advancing programming and conversations to advance health equity across campus. This position is also responsible for supervising the Health Education, Basic Needs, and Safer departments to help students manage all aspects of their wellness journey, including their physical, emotional, social, intellectual, environmental, spiritual, vocational, and financial health. Health Education concentrates on the education and outreach specific to the student population. The Basic Needs initiative seeks to ensure that all students have access to the resources needed to focus on education and success at Cal Poly, (i.e. food pantry, financial assistance, housing, healthcare, etc.). Safer provides prevention education and crisis advocacy services related to gender- and power- based violence, which includes sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation and sexual harassment.

Department Summary

The purpose of Campus Health & Wellbeing is to help students achieve and maintain academic success and lifelong health and well-being by providing timely and appropriate primary and acute health care, disease and injury prevention education, professional mental health, outreach, educational services and campus consultations.

Key Qualifications
  • Thorough knowledge of, and demonstrated skill applying, standard theories, principles, practices, and techniques related to health promotion and education programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of current and emerging college age student health problems and existing methods of intervention and control.
  • Expertise in conducting individual, community and/or environmental needs assessments and using results to guide programmatic decisions.
  • Expertise in conducting process and outcome-based program evaluations, interpreting findings and developing plans to programmatically respond to evaluation data.
  • Demonstrated skill in fostering a holistic approach to wellbeing incorporating physical, social, community, career, and financial wellbeing.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain high quality and standards of work, leadership, ethics, commitment, and professional responsibility and judgment.

Education and Experience

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Luis Obispo, California 93405 United States View Map