Director for Campus Wellness (514440)

  • CSU, Sacramento
  • Sacramento, California
  • May 19, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management

Job Description


Working Title: Director of Campus Wellness

Classification Title: Administrator II

Posting Details

Priority Application Date (Open Until Filled): Wednesday, June 1st @ 11:55pm PST

Hiring Preference

Not Applicable

Position Summary

The Health & Wellness Promotion department offers a full-service cooking demonstration kitchen and program offices for nutrition, sexual health, alcohol and drug education, Active Minds, violence and sexual assault support services, and peer health education programs.

This position reports to the Director of Health Services and is an active member of the Student Health & Counseling Services leadership team. The Director of Wellness will identify and develop effective relationships with campus and off-campus stakeholders to achieve a comprehensive campus wide response toward campus Wellness integration. The incumbent is responsible for leading the Health & Wellness Promotion team and ongoing program development and execution. The HWP team will formulate student learning outcomes primarily through proactive prevention programs as well as effective peer health educator training and outreach programs. Using evidence-based initiatives the Director of Wellness will identify and achieve synergistic results with SHCS, students, faculty, staff and the community at large.

FLSA: Exempt

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,583 - 13,750 per month

Hiring Range: Anticipated hiring range is $10,350 - $10,850 per month, commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training

Salary Grade/Range: Grade 1

Recruitment Type: Regular (At-Will)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months

Work Hours: TBD at time of hire

Department Information

Student Health & Counseling Services (SHCS) embraces a holistic and collaborative approach to healthcare. The mission of SHCS is to enhance students' educational experience by addressing health-related barriers to learning, enabling students to make informed health decisions, and promoting the seven dimensions of Wellness - Intellectual, Emotional Environmental, Physical, Career/Financial, Spiritual, and Socio-Cultural. SHCS offers quality healthcare provided by a multidisciplinary team of medical and mental health professionals dedicated to making healthcare accessible and affordable for students through ethically sound practice, confidentiality and integrity. SHCS is committed to quality care and service delivery and is accredited through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

The Health & Wellness Promotion department offers a full-service cooking demonstration kitchen and program offices for nutrition, sexual health, alcohol and drug education, Active Minds, violence and sexual assault support services, and peer health education programs.

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Required Qualifications

  1. Position requires possession of a Master's degree or higher, in health education, health promotion, public health, Social work, or a related field from an Accredited University. Requires at least 5 years work experience in health education, promotion, programming, or public health related field including at least 2 years supervising professional staff.
  2. The ability to demonstrate the organizational and administrative skills necessary to develop and coordinate an integrated Wellness program; establish program priorities; provide work direction and training to staff; promote teamwork to optimize effectiveness; develop and implement policies and procedures; develop and monitor program budget.
  3. Demonstrated competence and commitment to diversity and inclusion, and an ability to be an effective partner with diverse students, faculty and staff.
  4. The ability to multi-task in a matrix structured environment interfacing with students, administrators, faculty, and outside stakeholders, partners and vendors.
  5. Superior organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to work under pressure, make decisions and meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to coordinate a Wellness program.
  6. The ability to function independently and in solution-oriented ways. Establish program priorities, providing work direction to others.
  7. Excellent verbal and written skills.
  8. Evidence of a strong commitment to student and campus Wellness.
  9. Proven ability to effectively collaborate with others and promote teamwork to optimize effectiveness.
  10. Ability to collaborate with a team of colleagues including physicians, nutritionists, counselors, faculty and staff to maximize student wellness.
  11. Demonstrated success in assisting student learning, health behavior change, conducting best practices research and outcomes measurement.
  12. Demonstrated success in written communication and presentations.
  13. Experience conducting individual, community, and/ or environmental needs assessments and using results to guide programmatic decisions.
  14. Experience conducting process and outcome-based program evaluations, interpreting findings and developing plans to programmatically respond to evaluation data.
  15. Knowledge of budget and fiscal management.
  16. Demonstrated skills in social marketing and health communication strategies. Provide leadership for the development of culturally appropriate programming and services that meet the needs of our diverse student population.
  17. Proficient in variety of computer software applications

Condition of Employment:
  • Ability to pass background check
  • Possess and maintain CPR/AED and First Aid Certification
  • Occasional evening/weekend work required

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Working knowledge of campus human resources practices and payroll procedures; campus budget and related administrative processes and procedures. Knowledge of effective leadership techniques and practices.
  2. Minimum 2 years post graduate employment in a collegiate setting.
  3. Knowledge and expertise in applicable laws, rules, guidelines, and best practices relevant to a university health and counseling center.
  4. Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification.
  5. Other certifications such as Certified Alcohol and Drug Preventionist, Certified Tobacco Cessation Specialist, Red Cross HIV / AIDS, etc.
  6. Successful grant writing and implementation experience.

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • Possess and maintain CPR/AED and First Aid Certification

Documents Needed to Apply
  • CV/Resume
  • Minimum of 3 Professional References
  • Copies of Diplomas/Educational Certifications

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: " As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement. " As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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